Burton Green Academy Newsletter 18th October 2023
It has been a lovely week and we have enjoyed once again thinking about generosity within our collective worship. This week our focus has been on generosity in nature and the difference we can all make. This links into our work on recycling that Mrs T has been leading and promoting throughout the school.
Parent consultation letters should be coming out tomorrow with your appointment times. We’re looking forward to seeing you and sharing the fantastic progress that your children have made since the start of term.
Our new children in Maple class have settled in so well this term and it is fantastic to see them going about their learning within the classroom.
We have our Harvest Assembly next Friday when we will get to say ‘Thank you’ for all of the gifts we have been given. We also have a collection of food which we will distribute to Kenilworth Food Bank.
I look forward to seeing you at our celebration assembly in on Friday morning when we will once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.
This week in Maple Class we have started our poetry unit and are exploring lots of nursery rhymes as part of it. We have been sharing our favourite ones and have also learnt some new ones. In maths, we have been learning to count on and back and we have been working very hard on our number formation. Please help us practise this at home to help us make sure we are writing our numbers the right way round 😊.
This week Cedar will be lucky enough to go to Warwick castle, where we will learn all about castle life, trebuchets, and some falconry! In maths yr 2’s have been looking at finding 30 more and less, while yr 3’s have been learning about money. We have been continuing our poetry unit, with children comparing poems and getting ready to write our own next week.
Damson have done extremely well this week practicing our harvest performance and writing poems about this. In addition, we have been researching William Morris and creating our final designs and printing using ink rollers. In maths we have been learning about simplifying fractions which has been tricky but again the children have been really resilient in their working.
In Oak Class this week we have been focusing on word questions involving both one and two step processing in maths. In English we are focussing on speaking and writing in standard English – avoiding contractions particularly in speech which we are finding a little tricky. We have also been discussing recycling and learning more about why we should recycle – considering the environmental impact humans are having on our world. Mrs T sparked our discussion with her assembly about recycling ‘Trash or Treasure’.