What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 09/03/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 09/03/2018


Individual Competition:

Year 6 - Ewan Greenhalgh (120)

Year 5 - Evan Williams (80)

Year 4 - Matthew Robinson (38)

Year 3 - Thomas Lee (72)

House Competition:

Derby - 36

Howlett - 34

Kay - 31

Hulme - 30


Boys of the Week

Congratulations to the following boys who received Boy of the Week this week:

Year 3 Gold – Ethan Ng, for an excellent character description of a pirate.

Year 4 Royal – Ethan McGuinness, for excellent effort in Maths.

Year 4 Navy – William Corrie, for helping and supporting others in Maths.

Year 5 Emerald – Ibrahim Ali, for excellent work in Maths and good understanding of improper fractions.

Year 5 Jade – Raees Nassar, for great confidence with improper fractions and mixed numbers.

Year 6 Burgundy - Daniel, for amazing leaps in SPaG and maintaining perseverance.

Year 6 Scarlet – Ibrahim Malik, for improved SPaG knowledge



Unfortunately, the weather has forced the cancellation of both cross-country fixtures so far this half term, however next week promises to be far more productive with three other fixtures to look forward to.

The U11 football team face Christ Church Ainsworth in the second round of the Bury Cup on Wednesday whilst the U9 team have an exciting trip to the Manchester City Academy Campus lined up, as they take part in a tournament on Friday. Following this, the U9 boys will travel to Cheadle Hulme on Saturday morning as Mr Turner looks to make a triumphant return to his old stomping ground.



The Association of Junior Independent Schools (AJIS) Music Festival was again hosted by BGSG this week. Ten school choirs from around the region were competing for the Dennison Trophy and were adjudicated by Mr John Powell, a local singer and conductor. The standard of the singing was truly excellent and Mr Powell admitted that the decision was very difficult. Although both BGSB and BGSG sang their two songs with great confidence and panache, it was Kirkham Grammar who won the trophy; it was the singing itself, however which really won the day. It was a festival celebrating community singing and music making and everyone left with their spirits uplifted. Both the Boys' and Girls' Junior School Choirs will be performing again this coming week at the Bury Grammar/ Bury Music Service Joint Concert.

Other Events

‘Dragon’s Den’ came to Year 4 this week. Creators of new moving LegoTM toys demonstrated their products to the Year 5 Dragons who, true to form, were very harsh! The Year 4 teams held their own though, and stood up to scrutiny. The toys were very creative, all meeting the brief of creating a toy suitable for their target audience, Year 3. One team had even considered how to market and sell their product to children under 8 years old. A superb effort by the all the teams: exciting, well-built products and carefully considered presentations. A thank you from Year 4 to the Year 5 dragons for their involvement.

Year 5 Emerald Frustrated by Fractions

Year 5 have been focusing on fractions this week. Starting with equivalent fraction then im-proper and finally multiplying them by whole numbers. Just when Emerald were feeling fraz-zled with fractions, Mrs Melia gave them an improper fraction domino puzzle to solve around the classroom. Don’t worry though we didn’t let her beat us!