Burton Green Academy Newsletter 19th May 2021
It has been another busy week in school with lots of exciting learning happening. I have had a chance to see some of the learning that has been taking place in Maple class about different wild animals. I can’t believe how much they can write already!
In Damson class, I have seen them stretching their brains with some complex problem solving and doing some very impressive artwork.
It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching the end of this half term. We are still reviewing the activities we will be able to enjoy as the roadmap for coming out of lockdown is not as clear as we once thought. As a school we are continuing with our bubbles to minimise risk and cross contamination and are keeping our routines of hand washing.
Have a wonderful weekend when it arrives and I look forward to celebrating in our virtual assembly on Friday.
This week we are busy creating our own African Animal Alphabet book! We have included lots of amazing facts. We are learning to halve shapes and amounts in maths and have created our own junk model flowers in Science to learn about the different parts of a plant.
This week we have been making our shoebox puppet theatres. We have planned our backdrop, ensuring we have a script to suit Darwin’s Journey and time in the Galapagos islands. We aim to record videos of the theatre show for the reception children to teach them all about the wonderful animals on the Galapagos islands.
This week in Damson Class the children have been working on addition and subtraction of 4 and 5 digit numbers in Maths and writing stories from a different character's perspective in Literacy. They have also been learning all about The Rosetta Stone and hieroglyphics in their topic of the Egyptians.
This week we have written newspaper reports and diary entries based on our class text ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’. We have been working on finding missing values and algebra in numeracy and in RE we have been considering which 5 things we would change in the world if we were in charge for a day!