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 11: 19th March 2018

This week the children have been focusing on the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’. They have listened to the story and had a go at making their own Gingerbread Man puppets to help them retell the story. The children have been showing a lot of thought in their puppet making and are talking about what they need and what they are doing with their peers.


The children have been really inspired to write this week. The children wrote the part of the Gingerbread Man story they liked the most. The part where the fox ate the Gingerbread Man was a favourite. They have also been making zig zag books to retell the story. Lots of children are now using the new digraphs and tricky words in their writing which is fantastic. Finally all the children made up their own sentence using a set of CVC pictures. The sentence could be as imaginative as they liked and was to support them in constructing and holding a sentence before writing. The children came up with sentences such as ‘The dog is driving the bus’ ‘The cat is looking at the sun when wearing a hat’. We talked a lot about making our sentences even better with adjectives or describing words. The children thought of lots of interesting words such as ‘fluffy cat’, ‘shiny sun’ and ‘sticky web’.


In Maths the children have been completing a challenge where they have had to think about different ways of making 10. Lots of children found this tricky at first but it was lovely to see the perseverance and peers supporting peers in order for this challenge to be completed.


We have been really busy this week practising our Spring Assembly song. The children also helped think of the actions to help us remember the words and for a short instrumental break in the song. We hope you enjoy our song at the assembly next week.


On Thursday St James Church invited us to attend their Church as they had put on a small production about the importance of Easter to Christians. We had to walk up to the Church which the children did very sensibly. The children then went round the Church which had been decorated to represent different key events in Jesus’ life and listened to the story from one of the members of the Church.


We hope you have a restful weekend


Miss Leach & Mrs Forty