Burton Green Academy Newsletter 21st April 2021
It is so lovely to see the children return for the summer term. It is hard to believe that last year we were in the midst of lockdown without an end in sight. At the moment the school is continuing to following the Covid protocols that have been put in place by the DFE (such as staggered start times, break times and bubble groups), but as a school we will be reviewing these when the opportunity arises.
As we embark on the term we are planning for a ‘near normal’ end with some of our traditional events, but this is all reliant on the government reduction of restrictions. I look forward to the time when I can welcome parents back into the building and celebrate the children’s many talents and achievements. The sound of applause as the children sing a song, recite a poem will be quite magical and I know our year 6 children will probably never let their buddies go when they get to be fully part of their lives!
On a more practical note please ensure you allow as much time as you can for school pick ups as road closures seem to becoming more prevalent and unfortunately we are not always informed of these ahead of time.
I look forward to celebrating (still virtually) at the end of the week with our celebration assembly. Have a wonderful weekend when it finally arrives.
This week we have started our new topic ‘How does your garden grow?’ and have created our own Garden Centre! We have also been exploring finding more and less in Maths and have been thinking about what makes a good friend in PSHE.
In Cedar class we have embarked on our new topic, aboard the HMS Beagle, learning all about Charles Darwin and the Galapagos Islands. The children have really enjoyed researching all about the history of these islands as well as the animals that inhabit them.
This week in Damson Class we have started our new history topic - the Ancient Egyptians. We began by travelling back in time and comparing events in British history with what was happening in Egypt at a similar time. Also, we have been finishing out fairy tale topic in literacy, planning, drafting and improving our own version of a fairy tale using lots of great writing features.
Everybody has come back to school ready to work hard for the summer term. We have started our Harry Potter unit of work in literacy – focussing on writing memories. In numeracy, we are revising calculation methods and applying these in reasoning questions. Our topic this term is Coastlines which give us the chance to discuss holidays we have experienced.