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 3 16.01.17

We began the week with an assembly with Mrs Cooper; learning about respect and why it is important to respect our family, friends, teachers and environment.  Then in our class assembly (on Wednesday)we had a circle time to say what respect means to us.  We made a class Respect Promise to share different ways on how we will show and give respect at home and school.


In Literacy this week, we have continued to use our focus text Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram.  We began the week by helping Bob with a challenge; to make posters to advertise the experience of 'A day on the Moon'.  Poor Bob was told he might loose his job if he didn't attract more tourists to the moon.  So, we made sure our posters included titles, drawings, tag lines and sentences, combined with bright colouring in to sell the day trip to the moon!  Bob was very impressed with our efforts smiley  Our next challenge was to create an alien that may be found on the moon, we thought about body parts, colours and size to help us create imaginative aliens.  Then, we used our question writing skills to compose questions that we would like to ask our aliens e.g. . . .What is your name?  Where do you live?  Who are your friends? We can't wait until next week, to use our imagination to become the aliens and answer our questions!  Then during art, we began to draw and create our own aliens on the moon using paint.


During Maths this week, we have been learning about money.  We began the week, by sharing our knowledge of money; our first challenge was to sort money.  We thought of many different ways, including size, colour, value, number of digits and we used sorting trays, tables and Venn diagrams to sort and group the coins.  Our next challenge was to make amounts of money to go into piggy banks!  We had to add the coins together to make the total, we used our best problem solving skills.  Our last challenge, we bought fruit at the market.  We had to use the key to work out the fruits value and then calculate the totals.  It was tricky but we enjoyed the challenge!


In Topic this week, we learnt about Edmund Hillary and his team, who were the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest and reach the top.  We used role play to act out his incredible expedition and we were amazed by his courage and determination.  We made our own zig zag books to recount his adventure using time openers e.g. then, next to help order our writing.


Please don't forget it is B1's class assembly next Friday (27th January).  We do hope you can come as we can't wait to share our learning with you!


Well done B1, what a fantastic week of learning, Mrs Harris, Mrs Harper and I were so proud of your efforts with our assembly so far, speaking loudly and proudly!  Please keep it up! smiley