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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 1st February 2023

Dear Parents,
We have had a busy start to the week with some fantastic learning within Cedar class within their story writing.  It certainly looks like we have a few budding authors in the class!


As I looked in Damson class this week, I saw them wrestling with place value (and winning!) and enhancing their writing with some great work on adjectives and adverbs.  Well done Damson!


Apologies for the disruption caused by the strike this week and for my constant flow of emails, trying to update you on the everchanging situation.  


There is additional industrial action planned by the NEU on the 1st March and the 15th and 16th March. We will endeavour to keep you updated on the situation, so you can plan accordingly. 


I won’t unfortunately be in assembly on Friday, but I know the children will enjoy once again celebrating their amazing achievements and ‘Reaching for the Stars’.


Have a great weekend when it finally comes.

Maple Class: 
This week in Maple Class, we have been fantastic story tellers and have retold Goldilocks and the Three Bears in groups. We have been counting 
in 10s in maths and have been learning to classify animals in science (such as mammals, fish, birds, etc).


Cedar Class
This week Cedar have been finishing off our music learning whereby we have been looking at accompanying music with body percussion and xylophones. In addition, our maths learning has been centred around fractions. Whilst this is a difficult topic, the children have been excellent with their learning.


Damson Class:
In Maths this week, we have been using place value to strengthen our ability to mentally calculate. Whilst in Literacy, we have been planning our imaginative recounts and improving our sentences. We have also enjoyed drawing mountainous landscapes as part of our topic work.

Oak Class:
This week we have been using old SAT papers to allow us greater practice of variety in reasoning questions, as well as covering parallel and perpendicular lines. In English we are currently writing our own detective stories – rounding off our unit of work.