Burton Green Academy Newsletter 2nd February 2022
It has been another busy week with lots going on.
I had the privilege this week of joining Damson for their swimming session. I was so proud of not only their fantastic swimming and the progress they have made, but their fantastic behaviour. They were so sensible and got changed so quickly. I was impressed with their sensible approach and how they were a credit to our school.
It has also been nice to hear year 6 begin their recorder playing. I can’t wait until we can hear a performance in public!!
It is so wonderful to see the wonderful achievements of all of the pupils and I am looking forward to celebrating with you on Friday when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.
This week we have been learning all about the celebration of Chinese New Year! We tasted some Chinese foods and created some super Chinese lanterns. We have also been continuing our fiction topic in literacy and have been creating our own version of: The Way to the Zoo. In maths, we have been exploring counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
This week we have been learning about a famous artist Margret Godfrey and her work on Volcanic art, similar to your homework. We have been learning a variety of techniques to collage in her style. The children have really enjoyed moving onto her work.
This week in Damson Class we have been learning about the difference between fact and opinion in our literacy topic on Arguments and Debate. We will be linking this work to our Rainforest Topic and looking at the issues around deforestation. Whilst in Maths we are using our timetable knowledge to work out division problems.
This week in Oak Class we have been comparing short stories from the book Short! In numeracy we have been learning about the properties of circles, drawing shapes to scale with measured angles. We have also begun to play recorders – hopefully in a few weeks we will play in an assembly.