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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 18th March 2020

It has been a rather hectic week, as you can imagine, but I have been so proud of the children within our school.  They are clearly nervous due to everything they have been hearing in the media and they will be undoubtedly noticing an absence of some of their friends and some of our staff. Despite all of this the children are smiling and enjoying their learning and time within school.   We are endeavouring to keep everything as normal as possible within our school to ensure the children feel safe and are continuing to learn.
Thank you for your patience and support at this time and for following the government guidance that is being published.  At the moment we have been advised to stop assemblies where parents are invited, so at the moment we will not be having our celebration assemblies.   
We have very little news on the future and how long we will remain open.  This is due partially to government policy and partially on when we as a school can no longer get staff to adequately supervise and look after your children.  As staff we have to follow the same guidance on self-isolation as yourselves and where normally staff will be in school regardless of illness this situation is not allowed at this present time.

Class Highlights of the Week:

Maple Class: 
This week we have been re-telling the story of the Three Little Pigs and have been using fantastic expression! We have also been learning 
to tell the time in maths and have been focusing on o'clock times. Please help us to tell o'clock times at home too.
Cedar Class: 
The children have thoroughly enjoyed creating recipes and Mother’s Day cards this week. They're definitely aiming to melt hearts. In addition, time has been a real focus as of late in maths and this is always useful to practice at home.
Damson Class: 
This week we have been journalists: researching, interviewing and writing about strange events happening in our school!   Also, we have continued to learn new photo editing skills to create our own photo stories in ICT.  As well as this, we have been busy preparing for Mothers' day.
Oak Class: 
In Oak Class we have continued with business as usual - this week we have calculated averages, interpreted line graphs and begun to read pie charts. In Literacy we have been reading, comparing and writing short stories. I have been impressed with the class discussions and attitude of the children regarding Corona virus.