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Bushey Manor Junior School

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Proud to be part of the Bushey Primary Education Federation - Head of School: Miss Kate Fiddler

Week 2

As week 2 of the Autumn term comes to a close, we are feeling rather proud of ourselves… and so we should be! We have had a week full of rabbits, foxes, space hoppers and even a game of “Who Wants to Be a Hundredaire” to name just some of the activities! It has been a really exciting, fun filled start to the year.

Our theme for the week has been linked to Roald Dahl, and M4 were delighted to see all the teachers replaced on Wednesday by some of the best known characters from his books. In class, we have done lots of learning around the descriptive language used within Fantastic Mr Fox, and explored how we can use word banks to create our very own descriptions for some of the key characters. We even used a Venn Diagram to look at which descriptive words and phrases could be used for one, or all of the Farmers within the story.

In maths, we have continued our work on number and place value. This week focussed on how to prove we understand the place value of up to 5 digit numbers; one of the key tasks being ordering and comparing numbers, followed by ‘proving’ our understanding either pictorially or written.

The rest of our week has consisted of completing our 3D Edward Tulane models and having introductory Music, Guided Reading and Spelling lessons. We also had some team activities in PE including Space Hopper relay races and hula-hooping challenges.

Next week will see the start of our topic for the Autumn Term – Ancient Greeks – and we will begin this by looking at myths and legends, Greek pots (Art) and key events during this period of History. By now you should be aware that we are lucky enough to be visiting the British Museum to see an Ancient Greece exhibition (please ask the office for a copy of letter if you need one).

Lastly, the Home Learning Grid for this half term is now available on the website and the class have also been given a paper copy to bring home. If you have any questions about the home learning, or indeed any other concerns, come and catch Miss Gregory on the playground before or after school. Alternatively, if you would like a longer discussion, you can pop into the office and ask for a meeting to be arranged.

 

We will leave you with one of our favourite quotations:

“We are all different, but there’s something kind of fantastic about that, isn’t there?” – Fantastic Mr Fox

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