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 10: 12th November 2018

A lovely exciting week in Parrot class.


We have been busy focusing on the story Stick Man this week and the children have really enjoyed using this story to inspire lots of learning. Thank you so much for all the stick collecting, this has really helped us with our learning this week and will continue to be part of our natural resources collection.


Alongside Stick Man we used the story ‘That’s Not a Stick’. The children loved this story and it’s been brilliant to see the children’s imagination. They then did some focussed writing inspired by the story. The children had a go at saying their own sentence and having a go at recording. It is wonderful to see the children using their sounds to write words.


We have been using the sticks to look at length in the class. We have been using mathematical vocabulary such as long/short and longer/shorter to compare the sticks. The children have then had a challenge to put a group of sticks in length order.


The children have also been very creative in making their own puppets and recrating their own small world based on the story of Stick Man. They have been using the repetitive language from the story as they retell the story.


On Thursday we had our first Stay and Share morning. It was lovely to see so many of you were able to attend and I hope you found it helpful. I have attached the document for one of the Phonics activities below. Also attached is a video explaining some of the skills taught in Phonics which is also available below.


Friday was a very spotty day and the children were very excited. We talked about what Children in Need was and how the charity helps children. The children decorated biscuits and made fruit skewers to try and raise even more money for this charity.


Over the weekend

  • We have been learning about ‘what is a number’. Over the next couple of weeks please challenge your child to point out numbers that appear in the environment e.g. bus numbers, door numbers, prices. Any photos please bring into school or email to

  • Continue to practise the sounds on their tags and the words which went home over the half term week. A game you may like to play is to write the words on cards and use a plastic fly swatter to find the word you say out loud.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Leach & Mrs Forty

How to say the sounds

Still image for this video