What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 14/06/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 14/06/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Safwan, for the use of beautiful vocabulary in his writing.

Year 4 Royal – Gabriel, for settling in brilliantly and working hard.

Year 5 Emerald – Harry G, for writing a wonderful opening paragraph to start his adventure story.

Year 5 Jade – Alfie B, for an excellent effort to make his writing interesting and engaging.

Year 6 Burgundy – Carter, for superb enthusiasm in Science to learn about the circulatory system.

Year 6 Scarlet – Luke, for good all round grammar knowledge.

House Points

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

George S - 140

Hari - 138

Austin T - 131

Uzair - 127

Max and Adam A - 119

Ben - 116

George A - 139

Murtaza - 135

Ronnie - 127

Ciaran - 61

Toby - 51

Oliver, Rocco, and Ibrahim - 44

Overall Competition

Hulme - 70

Kay - 68

Howlett - 63

Derby - 60

Other News

Macbeth Workshop

The Year 6 boys took part in a Macbeth workshop with Marcus and Jade from the Arty Fact Theatre company this week, as they brought their Shakespearian studies to life.

There were witches, kings, ghosts, armies, sword fights and banquets as the boys acted out key scenes from Shakespeare's most famous play. The presentation allowed the boys to access the thoughts and feelings of all the characters whilst using modern language, giving them an incredible insight into the motivation of each of the characters.


Year 3 Revolutionary Railway debate

We have been learning about the first passenger railway designed by George Stephenson and we all took on the roles of different people who may be affected positively or negatively.

We had representatives for politicians, farm workers, land owners, upper-class people, factory owners and railway workers and we discussed how the railway would change their lives. Everyone came up with super ideas and really participated well in the task.


Pop Art Fever!

As part of our ‘Time Traveller’ topic, this week Year 5 brought in photographs of the various stages of their lives to create a timeline.

They also studied the infamous ‘Marilyn Diptych’ by Andy Warhol. Using a recent portrait of themselves, the boys explored the features of Microsoft publisher to create their own versions...can you spot any familiar faces?


Best Work Wall

In Year 5 Jade we like to celebrate success with our Best Work Wall.

Excellent pieces of work in class or at home are all included and celebrated on the wall. Here we have a selection of boys who have recently had work on the wall and each been rewarded with 5hp.


Year 3 Puppet making

As part of our topic of Heroes & Villains, we have been studying Peter Pan and are building our own pop-up theatres.

This week we concentrated our efforts on making puppets of the main characters, some of which were very tricky to cut out. We are excited to build or stage next before using our puppets to re-enact the story in our own unique way.


Burning Bright

This week, Year 4 have explored how electrical circuits work. The boys predicted whether or not they thought a circuit would work and then tested their hypotheses. Through careful observation, they learned the difference of complete and incomplete circuits. They then applied this knowledge to creating more complicated circuits with buzzers, additional lightbulbs and switches. Next week, they will be exploring which materials conduct electricity.


Edale Writing

As part of our residential, we have also produced some fabulous writing to explain our amazing adventures!



There was more swimming success for Year 5 boys Ethan and Sammy at the weekend.

Both boys took part in the PSC Summer Spectacular Gala and came away with a handful of gold medals.

Ethan won 7 gold medals out of his 8 races. An unfortunate DQ lost him the final gold!

He now has 8 Lancashire county qualifying times for 2020.

Sammy achieved 10 gold medals and 1 silver. He is now ranked as number 1 in the UK, in his age category, over 18 different events.