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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 31st March 2021

This week has been a really busy week in school with our science week in school and us looking forward to the Easter Bonnets at the end of the week and of course trying to fit in making Easter cards in between this excitement.


Could I please remind everybody to take greater care in and around school. When cars are manoeuvring it is often impossible to see the children and there is a real risk of a tragic accident occurring as parents quickly turn their cars in the first available space.  Safety of the children is our key priority and it is clear that quick manoeuvring is happening much more regularly, which increases the probability of an accident occurring. 


As we come to the end of term we are once again reminded of the trials and tribulations that all of us have encountered and continue to encounter during these times.  I apologise that the end of term is different to what we normally organise for Easter, but the restrictions make it hard to enjoy our normal celebrations.  I know in the same way many of you will be aware of the missed opportunities for sleep overs, parties and play dates that have occurred due to Covid.  It is so important to keep everybody safe and follow the rules set out by the government.  Following these rules keeps schools open and the school community safe.  We have been so lucky to have been able to keep bubbles open and I don’t want to be contacting parents to isolate over the Easter period.


The PTFA have kindly sponsored the purchase of a little gift for each of the children to enjoy and this will be coming out tomorrow (if it manages to get home!)
I hope you all have a well deserved break and I look forward to welcoming you back on the 19th April.

Maple Class: 
This week we are enjoying ‘Science Week’ and have been very busy scientists! We have been learning all about the Mars Rover – Perseverance and have also been carrying out some interesting colour mixing and slime experiments. Today we have been outside, finding out about plants and minibeasts. We look forward to decorating our Easter bonnets tomorrow!

Cedar Class: 
We have all enjoyed science week this week. The weather has been brilliant, and the children have been excited to spend as much time as we can experimenting and bug hunting outdoors.

Damson Class: 
This week we have been Space explorers!  Exploring what life on Mars like be like, planning our own missions and completing experiments.  We have completed a crustal survey and used classification to sort materials, and we have taken core samples.  As well as this, we have investigated how craters are made and what affects the size of them.  All of this, on top of performing our parts for the Easter production and making bonnets.  What a busy week!

Oak Class: 
We have had a very busy week creating narrative poems and raps! We were able to revise angles, multiplication and division in numeracy. We have produced comic strips of the Easter story as well as making cards and engaging in a science topic - all about Mars.


We have researched facts and created fact files about Mars as well as revisiting the solar system. We designed our own Mars rovers and analysed samples as well as creating classification keys, impact craters and investigating helicopters on Mars. A busy but fun week 😊