Burton Green Academy Newsletter 14th October 2020
It has again been a very busy week and I can’t believe we are only one week away from half term. This week the air has been filled with children busily rehearsing for our virtual harvest festival. It certainly doesn’t feel the same without the buzz and excitement of singing or seeing the other classes rehearse/perform, but we are still making the most of it. I think the upside is that the children like the idea of being ‘film stars’.
I would like to take this opportunity to again please ask all parents to try and be prompt for dropping off and collecting their children. We are aware that the staggered start/finish times and the roadworks cause many issues for everybody, but we are trying to ensure cross contamination between groups is kept to a minimum. Your support on this staggered approach is really appreciated.
I hope you have a lovely weekend when it arrives and we look forward to seeing you (virtually) at the parent consultations next week.
This week we are enjoying reading Percy the Park Keeper books by Nick Butterworth. We are writing character descriptions and are designing our own exciting parks! In maths we are learning to estimate how many objects are in a set and are then counting them accurately to check the amount.
This week we have been learning how to partition in maths and apply this into our expanded column method in year 3. Alongside this we have been continuing to learn about the story of Thanksgiving.
This week we have been planning and writing our own class fable, using lots of good fiction writing skills. In our topic work, we have been learning about the physical, geographical and spiritual features of Stonehenge and creating some beautiful sunset paintings of the site. Also, we have been busy creating our contribution to the harvest celebration.
We have had a busy week calculating time intervals in numeracy, starting non chronological reports in literacy and writing descriptions of animals. We have also practiced our Harvest contribution and had it filmed ahead of next weeks harvest celebrations.