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 4: 23rd September 2019

This week we have been thinking about our well being and the 5 ways we can support this. They are be active, connect, give, take notice and keep learning. We spent Tuesday off of our usual timetable and thought about how we already do/can do these 5 things in our day to day life in school and at home. We gave each other compliments and made compliment fans (give) and we played the 1, 2, 3 game (take notice and connect) - ask your children to teach you this and play it together. We had lots of giggles with it! We listened to the rain and watched it out of the window (take notice). We sang song (be active), started reading a new class book (take notice) and learnt new things about each other (keep learning). We had a lovely day connecting with each other in all of these activities.


Our History learning moved on to The Plague of 1665 this week and we learnt all the gruesome and gory facts about its victims and all the ridiculous ways that the doctors thought you could cure it. Apparently eating toads, bathing in milk and carrying a lucky charm would help... we decided our modern day doctors are much more knowledgeable. Thank goodness! We used all this learning to write leaflets about the plague, warning people of the signs and symptoms to look out for and what to do it you caught it. The children worked really hard on these and they will look great up on display in our classroom. 


We continued looking at materials in Science this week with a focus on why materials are chosen for particular uses. We looked at their properties in more detail and thought about why one object might be made out of more than one material, like a car.


In Maths we have been learning to remember and recall our number bonds to ten and then using this to learn the patterns of number bonds to 20. We played lots of different games and practised them by using practical resources like tens frames and counters. Keep practising at home!


Another busy week here in Jellyfish class and it doesn't stop there. Our topic moves on to the next event in London's history next week with more facts to be learnt and some letter writing to go along with it. Not forgetting some practise and line learning for our class assembly on 9th October. Your child will receive their line next week. 


And don't forget to keep practising those spellings over the weekend. Spelling books must be in school on Tuesday with their sentences written, ready for our first spelling test. Then new spellings will come home on Wednesday.


Have a lovely weekend everybody. Enjoy the rest and fingers crossed for some dry weather!