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Bushey Manor Junior School

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Proud to be part of the Bushey Primary Education Federation - Executive Head Mrs C Holliman

Week 10

This week in English, we have been reading a story called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. He is a china rabbit who has a very big ego! We have been learning all about him, putting what we know about him into a spidergram, hot seating him and even writing diary entries and poems about him to explore his thoughts and feelings. We are eager each day to hear another chapter of the story and to find out what sort of adventures Edward will have and what things he will learn along the way.


In Maths, we have been putting our knowledge of statistics and data into practise by answering questions about graphs, charts and scales in atlases. We also looked at braille, linked to our Science work from Science in Sports week, and answered questions involving data.


In Science, we have been learning all about food chains and food webs, creating a class food web to see how intricate they can be and labelling each organism with titles such as producer, consumer, predator, prey, herbivore, omnivore and carnivore. We learnt about the different types of human teeth and their purposes and related this to animals. We will continue with this topic next week.


In RE, we have been exploring the Guru Granth Sahib (the Sikh holy book), discussing why it is written in a book instead of having a guru as a person, how it is respected and how it is used to learn about life. We explored some quotes from the book, discussing how they might help someone in the Sikh community and related them to our own lives and what they might mean to us. We will continue looking at sacred texts next week.

Here are some of the quotes we discussed:

  1. Speak only that which will bring you honour.
  2. Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
  3. Those who beat you with fists, do not treat in the same manner, but go to their house and kiss their feet.