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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 6

This week in English, we completed our instructional texts about 'How to trap a beast'. After identifying the common features and purpose of this text type the previous week, we knew to make our instructions clear but detailed and personal to the reader. We enjoyed drawing labelled diagrams to accompany the step-by-step guide and thought carefully about warnings and tips to include on the instructional text. (Trapping a beast is not a simple task!!) Next week, we are going to finish reading 'The Minpins' story and find out whether Little Billy used a similar method to trap the Gruncher.


In Maths this week, we considered the importance of numbers in our everyday lives. We thought about all of the different ways that we represent numbers and used a variety of manipulatives to show our understanding. Towards the end of the week, we focused our attention on money and completed a series of challenges involving coins and bank notes. On Friday, we enjoyed reading a book called 'Nigel's Numberless World' and discussed what life would be like without the use of numbers. 


In Science, we continued to investigate 'What plants need to grow well' Having planned our investigation the previous week, we worked in small groups to set up the experiment and monitored the germination of the seeds throughout the week. We will leave the plants to grow over the next few weeks and then collate and discuss our results.