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Week 4 - 8th May

It’s been another busy week! Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the Camp Bushey meeting. It is Bushey Manor tradition and something staff and children look forward to, we really hope it’ll be a fantastic experience. I’ve put a Camp Bushey section on the page class page, and I’ve uploaded the slides from the meeting. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

In English this week we have finished our letters to President Temer and used our computing time to type them up. We also thought about other ways we could influence people and put a stop to deforestation. We wrote our own scripts and recorded videos to share our message.

In Maths this week we have been recapping our knowledge of fractions and learning about turns. We have used programming and coding software to make quarter, half and three quarter clockwise and anticlockwise turns. We have also been practising our number bonds every day by seeing how many questions we can answer in a minute. We are getting very speedy.

In Science this week we have been learning how plants transport water. To find out in which plants would transport the most water we put flowers in coloured water and placed them in three locations. One in the fridge, one on the radiator and one at room temperature in the classroom. We are now watching carefully to see which flower will change colour first.

We have now finished our swimming lessons for the Year 3, the children did incredibly well and our swimming coach was very impressed by their skills and excellent behaviour. Thank you to Polly and Jack A’s mums for walking with us.


Thank you to those who were able to join us for our ‘At Home’ session. This time we focused on English and looked at ways of adding detail to sentences. We discussed using adjectives, adverbs and subordinate clauses. Many of these terms were not used in school in the past, so you might not be familiar with them. This website is designed for parents and has a great glossary section for both Maths and English.


Next week:

English: We will be finish reading the Kapok Tree and will imagine what happens after the story ends, writing our own alternative endings. We will also be looking at dialogue within texts and recapping how to use inverted commas.

Maths: We will be focusing on counting in multiples of 2, 5, 10, 4 and 8. We will look for patterns in numbers and find missing numbers in sequences.

DT: We will begin making our photo frames out of wood.

Geography: Comparing the Amazon rainforest to Sherwood forest.

Science: We will be learning about the pollination process.