Burton Green Academy Newsletter 14th September 2022
It was so lovely to welcome the children back last week and to see how well they settled into their new routines and in many cases new classrooms.
Seeing our new children join us in Maple class put a huge smile on my face as they came in and made new friends and developed new skills.
I have been impressed with our new year 6 children and the way in which they have already risen to the challenges of being ‘top of the school’. I’m sure they will continue to impress us all and make Miss V proud.
Next week we look forward to celebrating the achievements of the children with you on Friday morning in the hall at 9:10 for our celebration assembly, which you are all invited to attend. It will be really special to once again ‘Reach for the Stars’ with all of you in person.
I hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable weekend when it finally arrives and make the most of the opportunity to mourn the loss of our Queen with your family on Monday.
Thoughts and prayers with you all.
We are so proud of how well the Reception children have started school, and of our Year 1 children who have been superstars at helping them settle into Maple Class. We have been enjoying the story ‘Mog the Forgetful Cat’ and have been sharing our idea for what could happen to her next.
Cedar have really surprised me coming back. They have been helpful, supportive of one another and really conscientious in their learning. They have settled with very little problem and are looking forward to furthering our learning about the inspirational people in the world.
The children of Damson Class have made a super start to the new academic year. The new Year 4’s settled in without any problems, whilst the Year 5 children seemed to have both grown and matured over summer. It’s been lovely to see, how willing they are to show the younger children the ropes. In Maths, we are looking at place value in relation to 4 & 5 digit numbers and in Literacy, we are looking at ‘Information Text’. We also begun our new topic on ‘The Stone Age and the Iron Age’ and look forward to exploring this further.
The children have settled into Oak Class routines already. They have made a good start in their English work – we have already read one text, written letters and completed guided reading activities around our class text which is Boy at the Back of the Class. In maths we have already refreshed our knowledge of place value, rounding numbers to one and two decimal places and converted between decimals and fractions. We are starting our History topic today – World War II. A great start back from all.