Burton Green Academy Newsletter 18th May 2022
It has been another busy week as the children have started preparing and planting our vegetable garden. It is so lovely seeing the children busily weed, dig and plant and then their anticipation as they wait for it to grow.
Damson class enjoyed the return of Mrs B last week. It was like she had never left as she once again slotted back into our fabulous team.
Within Oak class there has been a buzz after the SATS as they busily prepare for their enterprise project. As I walked by I was trying to decide whether it was more like Dragon’s Den or the Apprentice!
As the half term hurtles by I look forward to celebrating with you all on Friday as we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’. This will be the last celebration assembly before half term as next Friday is an INSET day.
I hope you all have a good weekend, when it finally arrives.
This week in Maple Class we have been continuing using non-fiction texts to find out about different vehicles. We have split into teams to make our own non-fiction books and will be sharing them on Friday with each other. In maths, we have been measuring weight and capacity.
This week children are exploring coastlines in our topic and particularly how they are formed and created. In maths, Year 3 are learning how to add and subtract fractions whilst Year 2 are working on efficient strategies to solve 2-digit addition. In literacy we are aiming to write out our voyage from the Sinbad stories which the children have enjoyed over the past 3 weeks.
In Damson Class this week we have been looking at fantasy fiction text in Literacy. The children are very excited by this genre and we look forward to some great writing! In Maths we are looking at mental strategies for adding/subtraction and fractions. In topic we are developing our designs on Ancient Greek pottery in readiness to make some of our own.
This week we have started our new text – Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, it has sparked the classes imagination. It is interesting to see how many of the class would like to travel the world.
In our maths work we are focussed on finances - learning about bank accounts, credit, debit and debt, overdrafts and the way banks make their money through loans and mortgages.
We also watched a Road Safety Assembly and will be involved in a workshop with Warwickshire Road Safety on Thursday.