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: 7th May 2018

This week in Hedgehog Class, our topic has been ‘Under the Sea’. We looked at the story of The Rainbow Fish. We talked about kindness in the story, and how we can show kindness and share with other children.


We noticed that there were many colourful fish and sea creature in the illustrations, so we decided to paint our own underwater scenes. We used the skills we had already learned for shading, and applied this to our underwater scenes. We then painted the sea creatures that we thought might be found there.


In literacy we have been focusing on writing sentences. The children picked out their favourite parts of the story and wrote a sentence about it. Some children even included speech marks in their writing.


In maths we have been revising 3D shapes. We have been learning various words to describe these shapes, including faces, edges and vertices. We have been looking for cubes, cuboids, spheres, cylinders, pyramids, cones and triangular prisms around our environment.


In phonics we are continuing to revise Set 2 sounds and working on our tricky words. Please ensure that when you have read your child’s reading book with them each week that you put a comment into their reading record. This will help us to ensure we give your child the most appropriate books for their current reading level.  Also, please try to ensure that your child reads his or her book at least twice, to help develop their fluency and comprehension of the story.


We had a very exciting end to this week. On Friday we had a Garden Party to celebrate Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding. Everybody came to school wearing red, white and blue. At lunch time, Cook Jo prepared a fantastic picnic for us all to enjoy on the grass outside. We prepared for the party by making crowns, bunting and flags. We had a lovely time on the grass enjoying our picnic.


We ended the afternoon by watching ‘The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe’. The children really enjoyed the live performance. It was a great end to an exciting week in Hedgehog Class.