Burton Green Academy Newsletter 30th September 2020
Another week enjoying the sound of learning within the classrooms.
I am so impressed with how all of the children have returned to school and continue to be so motivated and take each challenge in their stride. All of the new routines are now fully established and the children continue to value their time with friends even more than they used to.
The teachers have continued to make learning fun and engaging despite the extra duties that they continue to do each and every day.
I would like to ask that parents leave the school when they have collected their children at the end of the day, as it is becoming evident that a number of children from differing bubbles are all playing together. As a school we have many plans in place to avoid bubbles mixing in school, which is necessary to allow a school to maintain open if isolated cases occur.
Cases are on the rise and we need to remain vigilant in order to ensure our vulnerable staff, pupils and parents feel safe to attend school.
This week in Maple Class we are reading the story ‘Knock, Knock, Who’s There?’ and are creating our own characters to add into the story. We are also exploring stories from different religions in RE and were great at acting out ‘Jesus Calms the Storm’ using our outdoor area!
This week Cedar class have really enjoyed starting our new book 'Think of an Eel' to learn about non-fiction texts. We have enjoyed finding out about the life cycle of the European eel as well as other interesting facts. In addition, we have begun our new monarch topic by learning about the role of the king or queen.
We have been writing information texts about Stone Age hunter gatherers in literacy and in music we have been creating our own pieces of music using tuned percussion instruments to represent the planets in our solar system.
We have begun reading our class text Goodnight Mr Tom which we are all enjoy. In literacy we have been analysing advertisements and we have created some of our own using persuasive language and rhetorical devices. In history we have written letters in the style of evacuees.