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 and 4: 22nd Jan and 29th Jan 2018

Our Topic and English learning over the last two weeks has been based around the story of 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey.



We started off by reading the story and acting it out so that we could try and remember the sequence of events. There are a lot of adventures in this story!

We wrote about our favourite parts of the and used 'because' to explain our reasons.

We sequenced pictures from the story with a partner and then spent time making our own story maps to help us with our big story write.

Next we looked at adjectives, what they are and why we use them. We practised writing descriptions of a setting using 'and' to join our sentences and then we described the character of Traction Man, using commas, 'and' and 'because' to try and extend our descriptive sentences. 

Some of us made our own Superhero and took them on adventures around school. We had lots of fun!

Finally, we finished off this block by writing the story of Traction Man. We broke the story down in to chunks and wrote it over a few days. We tried to add in detail that wasn't in the original story and changed the character too, but keeping Traction Man as the superhero of course.



We worked in groups to plan and make our own setting for a Traction Man adventure. We used inspiration from the story as well as our school, using the classroom and playground as some of the settings. 

We also looked at the history of toys and how they have changed over the years. We looked at old artefacts, trying to decide what they were and then compared them to their new equivalent. We linked in our Science learning, looking at the different materials used in old and new toys and then sorted them in to groups using everything we had already learnt.  



We continued looking at materials this week. We carried out our own investigations to try and find out the most waterproof material. We spoke about making it a fair test, selected the materials to test, recorded our results and made predictions and conclusions. 



We used bar models this week to represent addition. We then linked all of our learning together, looking at bar models, part-whole models and fact families. We worked on missing number bar models and practised using what we know to find the answer and explain our reasons too. 

Next we moved on to subtraction, practising using concrete resources and pictorial representations to find the answer. We looked at word problems and missing number problems to consolidate our learning.