Burton Green Academy Newsletter 19th January 2022
This week I have had the pleasure of showing our governors around the school and sharing all of the good work that takes place every day within the school.
The children were wonderful (as always) as they demonstrated the independent way in which they went about their learning and their enthusiasm for all of the different topics that they have covered. It was so reassuring to hear from governors on how they felt the school had continued to develop and flourish despite all of the difficulties that Covid has brought.
Within our collective worship this week I have focused on perseverance with the children and the different ways in which friends and trying to solve problems from a different angle can help us. I also encouraged the children to think about all of their own passions and asked them to think what was inspirational about these and what they can achieve in their life journey.
As always we will be celebrating the children’s many achievements on Friday when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.
This week we have been continuing our non-fiction unit on dinosaurs and are busy creating some super posters to help others learn about them too! In maths we have been revisiting how to add by counting on. We have also been learning about animals in science and have been comparing similarities and differences.
This week we have been focusing on how mountains are formed. The children are really enjoying using books and the iPads to learn more about the geography of the world and its continents. Equally, we have weighted our PSHE teaching towards gender stereotypes. We have talked about how boys and girls don’t have to fit into certain boxes and can enjoy and like what they like without discrimination.
This week in Damson Class we have been looking at the properties of shapes and angles in Maths and writing a short biography on Sir David Attenborough in Literacy. We have also begun our new computing topic and enjoyed using Logo to programme a turtle to move.
We have been creating poetry following both the rap and rhyme styles. In numeracy we have been multiplying with decimal numbers and working on word reasoning questions.
In our PHSE have been exploring various family set ups and how families help us to feel supported and secure.