Burton Green Academy Newsletter 4th March 2020
It has been another lovely week with us thinking about on Monday what joy means and how we can create joy in our lives and in the lives of others.
I must comment on the fantastic runners from Burton Green who took part in the cross country run last weekend. It was a fantastic event with all children showing amazing commitment and determination to run and complete the race. A special well done needs to go to Ellie who achieved an impressive second in a field of year 5 and 6 runners (over 100 runners) and Declan who achieved an impressive 24th position in a field of over 140 runners (mixed year 5 and 6). As Ellie was in the top 20 she will be running in the Warwickshire final which determines the children who will run in the national competition.
We are currently following the DFE advice on Coronavirus and will keep you updated if there is any information that you need to be aware of. We are reminding the children of the importance of washing hands well and talking to them about good hygiene. If you are concerned about anything we would recommend you call the advice helpline on 0800 046 8687.
Just a reminder that it is World Book Day tomorrow and we look forward to seeing you dressed as your favourite character. See you on Friday when we will once again celebrate our truly brilliant children. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Class Highlights of the Week:
This week we are exploring ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and have been acting out the story. We have some super actors and story tellers! We are also doubling numbers in maths and are investigating different materials in Science.
The children have enjoyed finding out about the founding of the Roman Empire. We retold the story of Romulus and Remus and discovered some really interesting facts.
This week we have been busy completing our spring term assessments. Also, we have begun looking at journalistic writing in literacy and identifying the features. In ICT, we have been learning to use a range of tools in Publisher ready to make our own photo stories.
We have been learning features of and writing balanced arguments in literacy. In numeracy we have been working on division and word questions involving addition and subtraction with decimal numbers. We have also begun to create a graffiti art piece.