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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 3 - 19th September

Enterprise week has been inspiring, challenging, hectic, and exciting!


Our children, as always, have been incredible. They have embraced the charity work of 'Jeans for genes' wholeheartedly. After seeing a range of videos of children with genetic disorders, and having time to discuss this, has really made our children think about their lives and the lives of others. They have recorded their thoughts during English lessons and have explored this topic widely across the curriculum.


Their learning this week has ranged from making a pitch for money to invest in our Year 6  ‘Business’ proposition, to exploring the work of scientists who first discovered DNA.


One such scientist is Rosalind Elsie Franklin. Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA , which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. The children, in science, explored the DNA of a strawberry, and some of the children in the class. Definitely worth a discussion about this topic at home!



Maths had the children busily working out the ‘costings’ for their products to sell on Friday. After much debate and discussion flapjacks and muffins were chosen for our sale items. The children then compared supermarket products to find the best value for the optimum profit. The children were excellent at this and quickly proved that Tesco were the best value. Good to know!


Wednesday saw the whole year group competing in Tag rugby. They worked hard as a team, working well together and using the skills they had been taught, such as, attacking players attempt to dodge, evade and pass a rugby ball while defenders attempt to prevent them scoring by "tagging" – pulling a velcro attached tag from the ball carrier. Lots of the children showed great sportsmanship and determination. All are developing their stamina and resolve to win.