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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

We have had a very busy week, jam-packed with firsts for the school year. We had our first Science lesson with Miss Mackenzie, our first French lesson, our first themed learning day (Roald Dahl Day), our first Challenge P.E. lesson, our first times tables test, our first Enterprise Week activity and our very first House assembly. Phew… so many firsts.


We began the week in English by continuing our work on recounts using Anthony Browne’s ‘Voices in the Park’ as our stimulus. As the week progressed, we planned and wrote a fifth perspective for the book. As a class, we chose to write our recounts from the perspective of the two dogs in the book, Albert and Victoria. The children worked incredible hard to make their recounts as gripping and entertaining as they could and they should all be proud of their work.


Next week, as it is Enterprise Week, we will be turning our attention to forms of persuasion, such as advertising and persuasive speeches.


In Maths, we continued to cement our understanding of place value. We looked at what happens to numbers when we multiply and divide by powers of 10, we tackled negative numbers and continued our work in ordering and comparing decimal numbers.


Next week, we will be finding out how many of the children are going to be the entrepreneurs of the future as we look at costing and profit and loss as part of our Enterprise Week. Lord Sugar, watch out!


Finally, we would like to say a huge well done to all the children who prepared speeches for the House Captain votes. The children wrote some fantastic speeches and had clearly put lots of effort into them (perhaps we have a future Prime Minister in our midst).