Burton Green Academy Newsletter 5th February 2020
We have had another lovely week in school with the children working hard in readiness for the parent consultations next week. As staff we got an opportunity this week to review writing across the school. It was such a valuable experience as we all got to see how the children’s vocabulary, their ideas and the ways in which they write their ideas develop through the school. It is quite clear to see how much progress the children make and that we certainly have some budding future writers!
After half term the school will be once again sending out parent questionnaires to gain your opinions on school matters. This year we are planning to make the move to an electronic format in a bid to be more environmentally friendly.
Many thanks to all of you who were able to attend the E-safety and Vision sessions that were held last week. This week you will notice a booklet coming home with your child on ‘digital parenting’ which will hopefully support you in the area of E-Safety.
I look forward to seeing you on Friday for our Celebration Assembly where we will once again celebrate the fantastic children that attend
Class Highlights of the Week:
We have been reading a new story this week called 'The way to the Zoo' and are planning our own versions of the story with some very mischievous animal characters! In maths we are exploring 3D shapes and are learning to use the correct vocabulary to describe them. Can you help us spot any on our way to school?
This week we have been focusing on music this week and particularly composing our own tune using instruments. In addition, we have been diving deeper into volcanoes like Vesuvius to uncover their history.
This week we have been looking at plants which grow in the different layers of the rainforest. Also, in literacy we have been debating some key arguments and learning how to disagree well!
We have been revising properties of 3D shapes and learning to use a compass by drawing and measuring circles in numeracy. In literacy we have been researching graffiti artists and considering our opinions – Is it art or vandalism?