Burton Green Academy Newsletter 2nd March 2022
I hope you all had a lovely half term and managed to have some special time together as a family.
It is good to see the children back in school and enthusiastic for their new topics and their learning.
I started our assemblies this week by thinking about others and how we all look after one another. I touched on the incredibly sad situation within the Ukraine and linked this to thinking about others and helping them. I did this very sensitively and talked about how we can pray for people around the world. This was then linked to a story about Jesus as the good shepherd looking after everybody in his flock.
I believe I covered this in a manner that if children were not aware of the situation they wouldn’t have been upset, but if they were aware they could understand the meaning within our thoughts and prayers.
If you are available Mr Nailor and myself will be running a virtual online safety session at 4:30pm tomorrow. Click the link to join
I look forward to celebrating with you on Friday when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars!’.
This week in Maple class we have started our ‘Traditional Tales’ topic in Literacy and have enjoyed reading and retelling Jack and the Beanstalk. We have had some fantastic (and scary!) giant voices! In maths we have been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
The children really enjoyed their volcano topic last term and we have now begun linking this to our Roman topic. The children will research all about volcanic eruptions especially the famous Vesuvius eruption. In maths, all of the children have been looking at time which is a vital life skill.
The children in Damson Class thoroughly enjoyed making their rainforest dioramas last term and demonstrated great creativity! We will be using their rainforest knowledge, to learn more about how the animals living there have adapted to this special habitat.
In maths, we are looking at column subtraction and in Literacy we are improving our sentences, choosing vocabulary to make them more impactful.
Oak class settled straight back to work and have had a busy week. In maths we have been interpreting line graphs and pie charts; in doing so we have revised our work on fractions, decimals and percentages!
In Literacy we have been planning our detective stories. We created our own detective character, then decided on our own detective story including all the suspects and clues. In topic, we started work on the Mayans by looking at their unique numbering system. In R.E. we have studied the Easter story and depicted it as cartoon style stories in our R.E. books.