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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 4th December 2019

Another busy week as our preparation for everything Christmas ‘hots up’.  The stage is up, rehearsal timetable is set and the singing is echoing through the school.   Year 6 on Friday will be adding entertainment to the Christmas meal being held at the village.  I know they have been practising to ensure their performance is as festive and polished as possible.
Could I please remind you to park sensibly and allow plenty of time at both drop off and collection times?  We are aware of the difficulties of parking issues and frustrations when there are traffic issues in and around school.  We would stress that the children are our priority and their safety is paramount.  Accidents can and do happen so please always take every precaution.   Thank you for your patience on these matters and your continued support.  
I look forward to seeing you at our Christmas Fayre on Friday evening where we will once again have a fantastic time and also raise some money for the school.    Many thanks to our PTFA and all our helpers who have been busily preparing for this event and will be manning the stalls on Friday.  You are all definitely on Santa’s ‘Good list’.   Talking of which I believe Santa will be making an appearance in the very special Santa Chalet!

Class Highlights of the Week: 
Cedar Class: 
The children are looking forward to our art day where we will be practicing a number of skills focusing on the artist Acrimboldo. The children have also enjoyed creating a dance for the Christmas show which they look forward to showing you. 

Damson Class: 
We have been ‘meeting’ Charles Dickens and learning about the lives of men, women and children through Oliver Twist. Also, in maths we have been rounding numbers and recapping our Roman numerals knowledge!
This week we have been using Pivot animator to create some simple animations using multiple frames. Also, we have been writing a biography about the famous Victorian Thomas Barnardo.

Oak Class: 
This week has been a busy one with rehearsals and singing starting in earnest. On Friday afternoon we will be singing at the Village Hall entertaining the Burton Green residents. We are also preparing and rehearsing for our Christmas production ‘Bethlehem B & B’. We are still working hard in class covering both fractions and percentages in the last week as well as starting a unit of literacy covering performance poetry.