Burton Green Academy Newsletter 12th May 2021
It has been a really busy week with the weather feeling rather turbulent! Despite this I have enjoyed seeing the children outside with their learning and play in between the showers.
As we move through this half term, I would like to remind you of the importance of regularly reading with your child and also taking the time to discuss their reading books. Skills such as prediction, contextual understanding and inferring plot development are so important and a fun conversation to have with your child.
I’m sure you will all be looking forward to the further relaxation of restrictions from next Monday. At school we will be continuing our bubbles until we receive additional guidance from the DFE.
I look forward to celebrating with you at the end of the week when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.
Have a wonderful weekend, when it finally arrives.
This week we have started our Non-fiction unit in Literacy and have been enjoying reading ‘African Animal Alphabet’. This week we will be researching facts about different animals. We are also exploring measuring weight and capacity in Maths.
This week the children have really enjoyed planning to create their Galapagos island puppet theatre, ready to record a video for the smaller children about the recent history of the island. We will also detail the importance of these islands in relation to Darwin and his discoveries.
This week in Maths we have been brushing up on our column method additions as well as practising the 8 and 9 times tables ready for our TT Rockstars on Friday. Our topic of Ancient Egypt has taken us back in time to the deciphering of the hieroglyphs on the Rosetta Stone and we have also tried writing our names in hieroglyphs.
This week we have been revising fractions and how to calculate with mixed number and improper fractions. In literacy we have started our new text ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ which has captured everyone’s imagination. We have explored vocabulary used, considered which talisman would support us. In Art work we have sketched people in action.