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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 7 - 17th October

Week 7... Where did the time go!


In our English lessons, the children completed and reviewed their very own newspaper articles. Many wrote with great style and all used the journalistic techniques that were shared on Tuesday of this week. Paul Sherwood, a Sun newspaper reporter, came to impart his knowledge and expertise with the children. He helped them to understand how a newspaper report relays facts succinctly, but also how, at all times, it needs to have enough detail and interest to keep the reader engaged. We all learnt from Paul and thank him sincerely for coming in for the afternoon.


Maths this week has been work on the four operations, following the order of BIDMAS. Ask your children if they can explain this to you, maybe they can show you an example too. Encouraging your child to share their learning really does help for it to take root. Also this week, all of the children have been using their times table knowledge. Multiplication has been tackled as both short and long multiplication, proving quite a tricky task but enjoyable. We will continue with this to hone skills and to develop resilience to keep trying.


Lewis and Christina attended a maths workshop this week and it was reported back that, not only did they excel, but they were a credit to our school too. Well done to both of you. Thank you for making us proud.


M6 took part in a Shakespeare workshop on Wednesday afternoon. The focus this year was The Tempest. The children acted out parts, discussed the story line and most importantly developed a thirst for this engaging and mystical story.


The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skilful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.


Home learning this half term has been a pleasure to see and read. Our Viking longships are sailing around the class proudly! An excellent effort made by so many children, give yourselves a pat on the back, you deserve it!

Thank you too for the obvious parental support enabling your children to achieve so well and for the evident enjoyment you have had sharing in their learning.


Lots of achievement points have been given out for outstanding and interesting work.


A final word...


Thank you children for a great start of our journey together, I have loved it and I hope you have too. See you on 31st October. Have a great week off.