Bushey and Oxhey Infant School

Educating Today's Child for Tomorrow!

Proud to be part of Bushey Primary Education Federation Federation Headteacher: Mrs M Cooper MA NPQH

Week 1: 11th Sept 2017

This week Lion Class have been learning:



  • We have focused on the story ‘Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters’ by John Steptoe.
  • After ordering the story, we used adjectives to describe the forest setting.
  • We looked at the use of speech marks in the text and used them to write our own speech.
  • For Roald Dahl Day on Wednesday, we invented our own magical sweet and had ideas ranging from ‘Fizzy Delights’ to ‘Exciting Explosion!'



  • We have continued to look at ordering and comparing numbers using ‘greater than’ and ‘less than’.
  • We have used dienes to partition numbers into tens and ones.
  • We then used this knowledge to solve partitioning problems by splitting numbers in different ways.
  • Finally, we discovered patterns by finding out what happens when we add ten to any number.



  • We thoroughly enjoyed Roald Dahl Day; designing our own inventive sweets and their packaging and sharing our costumes with the rest of the school!
  • We learnt about African clothing and the use of ‘Kente’ patterns.
  • We created an African piece of artwork by using African repeating patterns and weaving.


Well done Lions on an excellent start to the term!