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 7 and 8: 24th February and 2nd March 2020

Stars of the Day


Owen, Eva J, Joshua, Nancy, Rayyan, Scott, Insiya and Alex


Well done to all of you!


Last week was Science week so we ventured away from our current Science learning and investigated shadows. We had a great time playing with torches and light sources in the classroom, using them to make shadows of objects and seeing how these shadows changed when we changed or moved the light source. We were even lucky enough to find a sunny hour one afternoon, so we wrapped up warm and went on to the grass to play with our own shadows. We tried standing in different places to see where our shadow would be and we had lots of fun trying to turn our shadows in to different buildings and animals. 

This week we have gone back to our Science topic of animals and have been thinking about lifecycles. We have been focusing on the lifecycle of a frog in particular and have been reading a fiction book called 'Tad' by Benji Davies. We will be using this in our writing next week. 


Maths has been all about different ways of collecting and sorting information. We have looked at Venn and Carroll diagrams and how we can sort shapes and numbers using these. Then we moved on to information tables, such as bus timetables and weather charts, and now we have started looking at pictograms. The children were surprised to find that we sometimes need to use a key in Maths and not just when we are looking at maps.


Places of worship in different religions has been our focus in RE and we are lucky enough to have Mrs Ali with us in our class. She is the font of all knowledge when it comes to all things religion and beliefs and the children learn so much from her when she shares this with us.


This half term we have also been having a real push on our handwriting, practising as much as we can, starting to think about how some letters join together correctly. We have been writing our own animal songs in Music with Mrs Caperon. I am very impressed with the talented songwriters we have and their songs are not even finished yet! We have started to learn our song for our Spring Assembly in a few weeks time as well. 


Oh, and we had World Book Day too! The children all looked fantastic in their costumes and we had a great day talking about story characters, playing games and using our imaginations. The day flew past!


Have a lovely weekend everybody.

See you all bright and early on Monday!