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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 16th October 2019

This half term has once again sped quickly by with only one more week before half term.  Next week is parent’s evening at school where it is a great opportunity to hear how your child has settled in to their class and how well they are doing.
This week it was lovely spending time going around school looking at all of the fantastic learning that has been taking place.  I’m sure Cedar class enjoyed their castle adventure at Warwick castle.  A great opportunity to really bring learning to life.  In Damson this week I saw the children utilising their skills within number work and working in a highly concentrated manner.  
Many thanks to all the people who turned out on Sunday to make the Green Leek 10k such a special and successful event.   We had so many volunteers who were praised by all the runners for their cheeriness and support, whilst they ran the race.  Once again this wouldn’t be possible without the support of the organising team, parents, volunteers and staff of both our schools.  Well done to all.

Class Highlights of the Week:

Maple Class: 
This week we are exploring rhyme and are enjoying lots of stories by the author Lynley Dodd. We especially like Hairy Maclary and are creating our own characters for this story. We are solving problems in maths and are focussing on using positional language.
Cedar Class: 
Our Cedar class children represented our school really well on our fantastic trip to Warwick Castle.
Damson Class: 
This week we have been busy completing our assessments in reading, maths, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation.   Also, in art, we have been collecting images from nature to inspire our own printing designs based on the works of William Morris.
Oak Class: 
We have been calculating time intervals in numeracy and revising our subtraction skills. In literacy we have been writing letters both as a headteacher and as an evacuee. In science we are classifying leaves.