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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 2 - 12th September

M6 have had yet another very busy week...

In English lessons the children have continued to work with the book 'Voices In The Park' by Anthony Browne. The book is based on four main characters who share their own perspectives as they walk in the park. The children planned and wrote stories from a fifth perspective, choosing to view life as one of the dogs in the book. They all created a descriptive, interesting, and at times an amusing, accounts through the eyes of a dog. 

Also in English we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. Year six chose to base their learning on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, a favourite book for many. The Invention Room was the inspiration, which gave the children time to work as a group to become a working 'machine' and then to look at the text in detail. Finally they made a page each for a pop-up book. We hope to be able to share them with children from the infant school in the near future.

Maths learning continued with place value this week focusing on decimals. Some children also took up the challenge to work with palindromic numbers, which tested their calculation skills and their determination to succeed. (Palindromes are numbers that read the same backwards and forwards like 5665).

In PE the children continued to practise skills such as accurate passing and handling of a rugby ball and working as a team, all of which are vital skills for the build up to our eventual Tag rugby matches.

Year six are excited in the build up to Enterprise Week and have begun to formulate and consolidate their ideas for raising money for charity. They began their quest this week through market research across the school and have been taste testing. Just a little clue to what we might be selling next week! Please do make sure you come and support us in our endeavours.