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Burton Green Academy Newsletter 9th November 2022

Dear Parents,
We have had another busy week at school with children enjoying finding out about the climate talks that are currently taking place and what it means for them and their future.


It is really lovely how the children are so passionate about making a change to protect our planet.  I feel more confident about our future when I listen to the passion I hear when our children talk about the planet.


Last week we were busy working on our ‘quizzes’ across the school.  It is lovely to see the determination the children show and their resilience and growth mindset as they take on all of the challenges.


A reminder that our PTFA AGM is scheduled for the 17th November and we also have a film night happening this Friday! 


Please note that there is no Celebration Assembly this week, as we will be holding a special Remembrance Assembly with the Children in School. I look forward to celebrating the many achievements of the children with you again next week (Friday 18th November), when we once again ‘Reach for the Stars’.


Have a great weekend, when it finally arrives.

Maple Class: 
This week we are enjoying learning lots of facts about nocturnal animals and sharing what we already know about them. In maths, we are exploring our number bonds up to 10. Reception have been superstars at finding different ways to make 5 (e.g. 4+1 / 3+2) and year 1 have been exploring how to make numbers all the way up to 10!

Cedar Class
This week we have been continuing our learning about The Great Fire of London. We have looked at what fire safety was like in 1666 and what it is like now and compared both. In addition to this we have started our computing topic on quizzes. 

Damson Class:
This week in Damson Class we have been learning about the Mesolithic Age in our topic work. When Britain became an island, what people wore and ate are some of the interesting facts we have been researching.  In Literacy we have been writing some descriptive sentences about Horrid Henry and his long-suffering brother Perfect Peter!

Oak Class:
This week in Oak Class we have been calculating negative numbers as well as area and perimeter in maths. In English we have written letters to parents convincing them to evacuate their children – away from the perils of war. We have also read and retold the story War Games by Michael Foreman (World War I) as part of our Remembrance work.