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 14.11.16

We began the week with PE with Mr L, followed by Music with Ms Keough, where we have begun learning some Christmas songs ready for the festive season.


In Literacy this week, we have been continuing to learn about poetry.  We enjoyed learning within groups to perform different poems; adding actions, expression and using a range of props.  We then worked together to improve the poems, adding rhyming couplets and adjectives, to make the poems more interesting and exciting.  Willow the Witch then set a range of challenges across the week; we began by reading rhyming couplet poems to gather ideas and then we wrote our own versions.  On Friday, we used all of our skills to write our own rhyming poems about Pudsey the Children in Need bear.   Here are a few lines from the poem we wrote as a class to inspire us:

Pudsey the Bear

Brushed his yellow hair

Whilst eating a pear

On a chair!


During Maths, we have been learning about direction and position of objects, using grids and maps to help us.  We started the week by using the Bee Bots robots combined with a programme on the I-Pad, to practise giving and receiving directions using forward, backward, left, right, up and down.  Then, we used maps to write our directions to help travel along different routes.  By the end of the week, Traction Man set us a challenge to help describe the position of different objects within the story settings from his book.  We used position words including under, above, behind, in front of, next to, to name a few to describe the position of a range of objects.


In Topic, we have been learning about Children in Need, with the help of Pudsey the Bear.  We used our Maths and Science skills to help measure, make and bake our cakes ready for the cake sale on Friday.  We used scales to measure out all the ingredients teamed with using position language when mixing the ingredients.  Our cake sale was very successful on Friday, we raised a grand total of £47.22, well done B1 and O1, what a fantastic effort, we are very proud of you!


In Phonics, we have continued to learn about the vowel split digraphs; o_e e.g. home, u_e e.g. rude and the ore trigraph.  We became detectives to identify the original graphemes we have learnt to make the same sound e.g. oa (boat) compared to o_e (bone), oo (food) compared to u_e (rule) and or (fork) compared to ore (more).


Another super week of learning B1, well done B1 and a special thanks to Pudsey for helping us with our learning.