Burton Green Academy Newsletter 25th September 2019
It was lovely to see the children of Burton Green competing at the cross country on Saturday. I was very proud of all of them as they showed great determination and commitment to the run. They all did themselves and the school proud! I had the pleasure of starting our reception tours this week with some new and familiar faces looking around our special school. At the other end of the spectrum our year 6 children visited All Saints’ this week and completed their peer mediation training. As I talk to prospective parents these are some of the things that make me very proud of our school. I must say that when I was looking around the school I was very impressed with the improvement in the handwriting in Cedar Class, keep up the good work!
This week there won’t be a celebration assembly as we are holding a Macmillan Coffee morning in memory of Mrs Watts. It would be lovely to see some of you if you are available to join us.
Class Highlights of the Week:
This week we are enjoying exploring the Percy the Park Keeper books and are looking at those set in the autumn. We are describing what the characters look like and are retelling the stories. In maths, we are learning to find one more and one less than a given number.
We have been learning about fantasy stories for the past few weeks. The children have really exceeded my expectation after re-writing 'The Lion and the Bird' a fantasy story about saying goodbye.
We have been learning about the British Empire and items which were imported and exported during this time. Also, in literacy we have begun studying some of Rudyard Kipling's most famous texts hoping to inspire our story writing.
Year 6 have had a day of Peer Mediation training at All Saints School. It has given them the skills necessary to resolve some friendship issues without involving adults in school. It will also be useful for trained pupils to see how individual viewpoints can differ from the one situation causing tensions. Pupils will be putting their new skills into practise in school with immediate effect. We have also been busy in Oak Class completing a baseline assessment of our SAT skills.