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 21.11.16

What an interesting and productive week O2 have had!


O2 started the week by thinking more about the story of ‘The Lonely Beast’. After writing a variety of advertisements last week, we focused on the beast that might have read the adverts and how they may have made contact. First, we used air dough to create our own friend for the beast and even gave our models some special features, including wings and some very interesting hairstyles! Then we wrote letters from our beast to The Lonely Beast, letting him know that we would like to be his friend and giving our reasons why. We were very excited to get a reply back, although unfortunately we found that The Lonely Beast had made his way back home so hadn’t received our letters. Therefore, we used our wonderful imaginations to write a story telling the journey that our beasts would make in order to find The Lonely Beast and become his friend. Our adventures included finding our way through thunderstorms, getting stuck in quicksand and even getting caught at the top of a huge volcano! Miss Horton was very proud of us for our excellent story writing.


In maths this week, we focused on partitioning and understanding the relationships between numbers. Over the week, we played a number of different mathematical games where we had to think about how many ones would be needed to make different amounts of tens and hundreds. We then used this knowledge to find different ways of making numbers and used dienes and other counting objects to help us. Finally, we solved problems involving partitioning and splitting numbers into their different parts.


In our topic learning this week, we carried on looking at different celebrations. This week, we looked at weddings, and studied a variety of artists that had painted pictures of weddings in their work. We looked at the similarities and differences between their works, and at the end of the week we really enjoyed creating our own versions using watercolour pencils. We also carried on our science topic looking at Growth and Survival, and made our own breakfast plates to show the foods we would choose to eat as part of a balanced diet.


Also this week in PE we really enjoyed finding out more about dance. After a quick warm-up, we created our own pirate dance moves, before joining these together to make our own dance sequence.


Finally, we had a visit from Mr Noble, a police officer with the Metropolitan police force. He showed us all the different equipment and the uniform that he wears and made us think about how we could make sure that we stayed safe.


What an exciting end to a wonderful week!