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: 2nd Oct 2017


This week we have continued to talk about our families. We have shared our family photos, and made our family houses. The children have been asking each other questions about their families, whether they have brothers or sisters or pets.


In maths we have been looking at 2D shapes. We became shape detectives, searching for these shapes in the environment. We used iPads to take photos of what we had found.  We found circles, squares, rectangles and triangles around our classroom.


We have also begun to teach formal phonics sessions this week. We have introduced the sounds ‘m’ and ‘a’. We looked at words that begin with these sounds, and learned how to form these letters. The children even had a go at writing these sounds, using the rhymes. Below you will find a sound pronunciation guide, which will help you to support your child with the pronunciation of new sounds each week. 


This week, your child has brought home their first reading book and reading record. Please share this story with your child at least twice. After reading the story, please sign the reading record, and make a comment about your child’s reading if you wish. Please ensure the book is kept in your child’s book bag every day, to allow for extra reads during the week. On Monday and Thursday of each week, we will be changing the reading books, so please place the signed reading record book and the reading book into the box provided. Books will only be changed if reading records are signed, and books are placed in the box. Please encourage your child to place these into the box.


We have also given your child a sound book, which contains the new sounds we have learned each week. On Thursday we will collect these books and add the new sounds. Again, a box will be provided for these books. Please practise saying these sounds with your child daily, and the letter formation rhymes, which can be found on our class page. 

Pure Sounds

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