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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 7th October 2020

Many thanks for the effort that everybody has made at the end of the school day when collecting their children.  I am hopeful that the children limiting their time with other bubbles and the improved social distancing will increase the safety of all within our community.


On another matter I would like to ask all parents to ensure they are parking considerately when collecting and dropping their children at school.

I have received an email from one of the residents of Burrow Hill Park who had photographed a car that they believe was from one of our parents parked inconsiderately in front of their house.  In addition to this I would be grateful if parents can avoid parking on the zig zag lines outside of school.  We recognise that parking and the road works are frustrating, but it is paramount that children’s safety is at the forefront of everybody’s minds.


As this half term flies by it continues to be a pleasure to see and hear the children enjoying their learning.  This week I was treated to the sounds of Cedar class beginning their Ukulele lessons, a class full of budding musicians!   I also got to see some very persuasive adverts from Oak class where they were trying to convince me to buy some very stylish trainers, a class of budding entrepreneurs in the making!


Yesterday you should have received our parent consultation forms.  This year these will be virtual meetings which will be held using Microsoft teams.  When organised a link to this meeting will be emailed directly to your email account that is held on record at the school.

I hope you have an enjoyable rest of the week and keep yourselves safe and healthy.

Maple Class: 
This week we have been learning all about Harvest festival and how it is celebrated in Britain. In our Art lesson we created some super harvest baskets and look forward to showcasing them soon in the Harvest virtual assembly. We have also been exploring 2D shape and symmetrical patterns in maths.


Cedar Class: 
This week the children have enjoyed learning a little more about Queen Elizabeth. In turn we created a portrait to celebrate her achievements and what a strong woman she was.


Damson Class: 
This week in Damson class we have been looking at the features of fables and working on our use of direct speech.  Also, we have been getting much better at using column method to add 3, 4 and 5 digit numbers.


Oak Class: 
We have been writing persuasively in literacy and topic work this week. In R.E we have been researching how Harvest is celebrated across the world. Everyone is working hard and producing a lot of written work which is of a good standard. In numeracy we have been calculating using BODMAS and we are now converting weights and measures. A busy week!