Burton Green Academy Newsletter 28th April 2021
It has been a lovely start of the week with the sun shining on us. It has been great to see all of the children outside enjoying their playtimes and having the opportunity to play in the sun.
The children have been really motivated in their learning and I must admit I am really enjoying the dough disco in Maple class 😊
It was lovely to once again have parent consultations this week. Whilst I haven’t had an opportunity to talk to many of you, I do get feedback from the teachers who enjoy celebrating your children’s achievements during these times. It is important to recognise that lockdown will have had an impact on the children’s education, but with a carefully mapped out plan the children will achieve their full potential. Education is more than filling gaps, it is about ensuring the children have a journey within education and life that helps them discover, develop and flourish.
I look forward to celebrating the children’s achievements with you all at the end of the week. Have a wonderful weekend when it finally arrives.
This week we have been enjoying the story ‘Wolf Won’t Bite’ by Emily Gravett and have been making up our own versions of the tale. We have also been exploring number bonds in maths and have been on a plant hunt during Wellie Wednesday.
Recently we have been really focusing on science in Cedar Class. The children in Year 3 have really enjoyed finishing their light, dark and shadow topic this half term, whilst the Year 2s have enjoyed being young gardeners. We have planted sunflowers and also set up our experiment about germination. Well done for all the hard work this week!
This week in Damson Class we have been learning about the importance of keeping safe online. The children were presented with different scenarios and had to decide what action they should take to keep safe. It was good to note that the children had a good understanding of the issues already. In maths we have been comparing 2 place decimals, linking fractions to percentages and in literacy we are looking at stories from the past.
This week we have been identifying features that authors use to give background information in stories. We have also been identifying features of coastlines and discussing our preferences for holidays. In numeracy we have revised rounding decimal numbers (to two decimal places) and positive and negative numbers.