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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 we began the book, Esio Trot by Roald Dahl.  The children enjoyed the challenge of working together to write dialogue for characters. The children then acted out the parts, which was great fun for us all. They then wrote using direct, indirect and interrupted speech. We continue with this book next week, using it as a focus to extend and develop grammar skills.


Maths saw us 'chunking'. This method is used for dividing larger numbers that cannot be divided mentally. It helps the children see the relationship between multiplication and division. It involves using rough estimates of how many times a number will go into another number and adjusting until the correct answer is found. Many of the children enjoyed this method and could see its benefits when using division.


In PE we began a new sport, curling, which proved very popular. The first lesson began with the children building up skills.


Game 1 – Sending the stone, to get as close to the cone without touching it. Developing accuracy and precision.

Game 2 – Sending the stone to smash the cone, to move it away from an opponent’s stone.

Game 3 – Blocking the cone, so the opponent has a hampered view or difficult path to get near the cone.


In Geography we have begun to travel...well in our minds, around the world. As the children gather information about locations, they will begin to use this in a dynamic and unique way. Watch this space!


Today the whole school came to a halt as we remembered those who gave up their lives so we can live in freedom and peace. Our children observed a two minute silence with dignity, pride and compassion.