Rise to Reading with our Accelerated Reader Scheme
At Burton Road, we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our children leave primary school with a love of reading. We know and recognise that reading is the key to everything is life and we aim to instil this in the pupils at our school.
In order to promote a love of reading for pleasure but also to support learning, we have introduced Recommended Reads to each year group. This list of books gives the children opportunity to move outside of their comfort zone and perhaps choose a book that they may not have picked up before. We aim for each child to read within their ability range, whilst still ensuring a level of challenge.
Children in foundation stage, read and share their books with their families and answer questions about what they have read. As the children move through school into Key Stage 1 and 2, and become more confident with their reading, they are able to read some books independently and complete a quiz which will test their understanding.
We reward the children for their efforts with certificates and wrist bands.
5 books - Certificate
10 books - Bronze
15 books - Silver
20 books - Gold
A special trophy is awarded to children who push themselves beyond these targets.
Our Spring Term 1 Awards can be seen below.
Burton Kidz FM Radio Show
Primary School Enterprise Challenge Winners
BBC Radio LEEDS
On Thursday 21st March 2019, the winning team from the Enterprise Challenge visited BBC Radio Leeds and had the opportunity to record their very own radio show with Stephanie Hirst.
They had been writing and rehearsing their adverts, interview questions and features in the weeks building up to the visit. All their hard work definitely paid off as they delivered superb after superb recording with Stephanie Hirst. She was keen to make sure the children got the best recording they could - promoting the hard work ethic that we do in school as well.
The children (and the teachers) had an unforgettable experience at the BBC Yorkshire studios and we owe a massive thank you to Paul Robson for his excellent organisation of the events, right from day one.
The Primary School Enterprise Challenge is an excellent experience and we would thoroughly recommend it to everyone!
We hope you enjoy looking at all of our photos from the day below.
The Oaks Memorial
Classes 10, 11 and 12 attended a moving event to commemorate the 152 anniversary of this tragic event. The visit gave children the opportunity to visit the historic miners hall- a real hidden gem in Barnsley. The children shared their learning, reading out their moving poems inspired by the events. Each class also created their own wreath to remember the 361 miners-young and old- that lost their lives.
Commemorating the Oaks Disaster of 1866
'BURTON KIDS' NAMED 2018 WINNERS
PRIMARY ENTERPRISE CHALLENGE FINALS DAY
Our fabulous Year 6 team 'Burton Kids' did an amazing presentation on Monday to win the final of the Primary School Enterprise Challenge! The finals, which was held at Tankersley Manor, saw 24 schools from across Yorkshire compete for the top award. Each team had to pitch their own radio show to a panel of judges. There was lots of tough competition and the children used their skills of presenting, enterprising and problem solving to be voted for - by the judges - as the winners. The team will now have the opportunity to go into a real radio studio and record their show with Stephanie Hirst from BBC Radio Leeds! This is a fantastic prize and we are very proud of team BR! Take a look at some of the pictures from the day.
Who do you think is the Greatest Sportsperson? Look through our choices. Can you think of someone who should have been on our list?
3 trophies won on the day!
Most Enterprising Team in group 3 !
Most Enterprising School!
Most Enterprising Teacher!
Well done! Great team effort!
Bruce Dyer's Love Life Soccer School
"OUR OBJECTIVES are to provide competitive sports skills coaching and quality personal character development simultaneously. Focus on each student-athlete’s growth both as an individual and as an effective team member. Emphasize the use of moral and ethical principles as the primary educational tool for accomplishing success. Demonstrate that young people can progress and excel in athletic, social, and intellectual domains at the same time. Provide players with experience through which they can learn lifelong lessons applicable in a wide variety of settings and relationships, regardless of whether or not a player becomes a professional."
Enterprise 'Louder Than Life' Project
Children in Classes 9 and 10 took part in the enterprise project.