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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

As Wednesday was ‘No Pens Day’, we have spent a lot of this week looking at how we can still learn without needing pens or pencils to help us. We have focussed on drama and storytelling in English (linking into our Ancient Greek Myth work) and in maths we have further explored the wide range of resources that are available to solve both word and number problems.

Miss Gregory was completed ‘wowed’ by the acting ability that there is in the class. In groups of 4 or 5 we were asked to create a storyboard of Daedalus and Icarus and then decide how we were going to use this to remember and recite the story. We then went on later in the week to explore what type of language and grammatical tools we could use to extend our writing. We also had lots of fun using dice to decide how we were going to finish a sentence! If we rolled an odd number, we had to use a ‘why’ conjunction and if we rolled an even we had to use a ‘when’ conjunction. It was lots of fun coming up with creative sentences.

For ICT we will also be working in groups. The task is to create a powerpoint on our area of interest in Ancient Greece. Hopefully we can make them available on this website when we have completed the task.

Next week is going to be a messy one! We will be starting our Ancient Greek pot making and we are hoping that it will give us the opportunity to fire up the Bushey Manor kiln! Along with this, we will begin creating our own Greek Myths and crack on with our science topic ‘Animals, including Humans’. The digestion lesson is on the way!

“At the end of the day, your shoes should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling.” - Shanti

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