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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 5

It has been another great week in Year 3, particularly with our 'Reading Breakfast' and 'No Pens Day' happening mid-week! Thank you to all of the parents who attended the reading event.


This week in English, we explored instructional texts. We started the week discussing the purpose of the text type and identified common features of a variety of instructional texts. We were surprised by the amount of written and spoken instructions that we hear (or don't hear!), say or read every day! In the story 'The Minpins', Little Billy offers to help the tiny tree people escape from the terrorising, fearsome beast called the Gruncher. We decided to write a set of instructions about how to trap a sharp-toothed, smoke snorting, gigantic beast! Towards the end of the week, we began to record our ideas, using time connectives to order our set of instructions. Next week, we will be continuing to create our instructional texts.


On Monday, we thoroughly enjoyed our Music lesson as we began to learn to play the recorder (see Week in Pictures). Mrs Caperon showed us how to hold the instrument correctly and using the note 'B', we performed a simple piece of music. We are really looking forward to learning more about the recorder next week.


On Wednesday, it was 'No Pens Day'. The aim of the day was to show children that not everything in life has to revolve around a writing implement! We enjoyed a very interesting assembly led by Mr Freeman, which involved groups of children communicating using Morse Code and semaphore! Throughout the day, we completed a variety of practical activities, including freeze-frames linked to our instructional texts, Maths games and investigations (see Week in Pictures) and art collages. We had a lot of fun throughout the day and many of the children requested that they never use a pen or pencil ever again in school!