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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 8 - 31st October

What a great start to our second half term at Bushey Manor we have had! We returned full of enthusiasm and ready to get straight back in the swing of things. We started the week by thinking of all the things we had to be grateful for, in preparation for our Harvest was great to see that learning and school were high on our list. Look in this week’s gallery section to see the word art we created of some other things we are grateful for. Thank you to families who donated a Harvest box. In our assembly, we learnt about the impact they have on people in our local community and how much they will be appreciated.


In English, we have been continuing our work on non-chronological reports. We began by researching and collecting facts about gorillas and once we had become mini gorilla experts, we sorted our notes into relevant subheadings, before writing up our information in a report. We are going to collate our reports into an M3 non-fiction text. We were impressed with our efforts and hope it will end up in our new Learning Resource Centre!


In Maths, we focused on subtraction, both written and mental over the course of the week. We really enjoyed sharing our methods with each other and trying to find as many different ways to solve the same problem as we could. Next week, while we will still be practising our mental calculations in daily starters, we will also be learning about 2D and 3D shapes, angles, lines and symmetry.


In Science, we have been investigating force, looking at pushes and pulls, friction and magnets. We have carried out two investigations, the first to test which materials created the most friction, and then we began a search to find magnetic materials and their strength. Some of our results varied and we were great at making possible suggestions and solutions for this. Next week we will continue to investigate force.