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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 26th February 2020

Welcome back to another busy half term with lots planned as we build up to Easter.  A quick reminder that if you are available there will be a parent talk at Burton Green tomorrow morning at 9:00 and one at 4:30 at All Saints’ where you can find out more information about the ‘All About Me’ RSE programme that is run within Warwickshire schools.  I apologise that these sessions aren’t necessarily at the best time for parents, but it is the best times that we could arrange for both the schools.
We have received an email from the Junior Bake Off casting company asking if we would bring to your attention that they are now taking applications from 9-15 year olds who would like to take part.  Applications close on the 5th April and the website to enter is: WWW.APPLYFORJUNIORBAKEOFF.CO.UK.
The weather continues to be very wet, but the forecasts speak of a colder spell and possible snow.  We will obviously endeavour to keep open in these circumstances, but should we have the need to shut, you will be notified on our texting service, the Warwickshire texting service and the local radio.
We are looking forward to some of our year 5 and 6 children on Saturday morning competing at Moreton Morell; where we hope that our children will qualify for the final at the end of March (I’m also keeping my fingers crossed for good weather).
I look forward to seeing you on Friday morning when we will see the children ‘Reach for the Stars’.

Class Highlights of the Week:

Maple Class: 
We have started our topic on Traditional Tales and this week we are focussing on the story of Jack and the Beanstalk! We have been practising our story telling skills and have been ordering the story too. In maths we are exploring odd and even numbers and will be practising our counting in 2s.
Cedar Class: 
This week the children have made the transition from volcanos to our history topic... The Romans. We have started by diving into the ancient history with a timeline.
Damson Class: 
This week we have been using a range of different pastel techniques and some collage to finish our rainforest plants art work.  In literacy, we have been researching why rainforest deforestation takes place and what can be done to reduce this in preparation for writing an argumentative letter.
Oak Class: 
In literacy we are learning to plan and write balanced arguments – looking at features and balancing our own views with contrasting viewpoints. We have been swimming to assess our timings ready for the Swimming gala later in the term. In numeracy we are focusing on division.