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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 9 - 7th November

This week in English, while sticking to our theme of gorillas, we moved from looking at non-fiction to fiction, reading Gorilla by Anthony Browne. Before we started reading, we looked at pictures of the characters and tried to work out as much as we could about the story, whether they were things we could tell for certain or things we could infer. This encouraged us to think of plenty of questions we wanted the story to answer for us, in order to give our reading a focus. We will continue to use the story as inspiration for our writing next week. 

In Maths, we have been investigating 2D shapes and their properties. We have identified acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles both in shapes and in real life around the school. We then worked in groups to prove statements about shape to be true or false. We had to use all our knowledge of shape to be very convincing.

This week, we had a special visitor to talk to us about Islam and what his religion means to him. We asked plenty of questions and ended our session full of information about Islam. We look forward to using this in RE sessions and sharing our knowledge with B3, who had another visitor; we will make time next week to swap information.

We also finished our Science unit, Forces and Motions, by investigating magnets. We made compasses and games involving magnets. Look in this week’s gallery to see this in action!

Next week, we will be able to really show off our creative side, exploring British artists.