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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 26th January 2022

Dear Parents,
This week has continued to be a busy week.  It has been lovely seeing the children continuing with their topic work and the way this brings excitement into the children’s learning.


I was particularly impressed with the fantastic artwork (and in particular the perspective) that Oak class has demonstrated within their work on the Mayas.  They could certainly give me art lessons!


Every time I enter Maple class I have bombarded (in the nicest sense) with tales of dinosaurs and eggs hatching.  It is lovely to see how this topic has developed and the children are now enjoying the story about Harry and his bucket of dinosaurs.


Thank you for continuing to regularly test your child for Covid using LFD tests.  Doing this ensures the safety of our community and especially those that are vulnerable.


Have a great weekend when it finally arrives and I look forward to celebrating with you on Friday when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.

Maple Class:
This week in Maple Class we have started our fiction unit and are exploring the story: ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’. We have been ordering the story and describing the characters to help Harry find them! In maths we are learning about 3D shapes and have been hunting for objects that are these shapes around the classroom. Can you spot any at home?

Cedar Class: 
This week we have been learning all about the features of mountains including how their climates can be different to the country they’re in. In addition, we are beginning to learn ukuleles in our music lessons, which will be a fun and exciting opportunity for all pupils.

Damson Class
This week Damson Class are using mental and written methods to add decimals and money in Maths. In literacy we are looking at arguments and debates – in fact a discussion over HS2 drew a lot of strong opinions! Finally, in our topic work we have been using oil pastels to draw plants of the rainforest and compared our lives to a tribesman's.

Oak Class: 
This week in Oak Class we have been revising properties of both 2D and 3Dshapes as well as angles and triangles. In our topic work we have learned about and retold the Ancient Maya Creation Story. We have also written our own narrative poems including rhyme, repetition and vivid vocabulary.