What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 16/03/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 16/03/2018


House Competition

Hulme - 35.4

Derby - 35.2

Kay - 30

Howlett - 27

Individual Winners

Year 6 - George Lee (70)

Year 5 - Ibrahim Ali (104)

Year 4 - Ethan Whalley (65)

Year 3 - Thomas Lee (38)


Boys of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Theo Jones, for an excellent result in his reading assessment.

Year 4 Royal – Hassan Gauhar, for 100% in his mathematics assessment.

Year 4 Navy – Ibrahim Saleem, for making good effort with his writing.

Year 5 Emerald – Ciaran O’Reilly, for an excellent and exciting review of 'The Museum of Fun'.

Year 5 Jade – Afan Arshad, for excellent vocabulary in his review of 'The Museum of Fun'.

Year 6 Burgundy – Ethan Hartley, for outstanding effort throughout every element of learning.

Year 6 Scarlet - Yusuf Saleem, for playing an active role in the Bury Fusiliers trip


Cross Country

The boys finally managed to take part in the Bury Schools’ Cross Country event this week, as they raced at Derby High School on Tuesday. There were some strong performances from our boys as three finished in the top twenty places and all five runners finished in the top fifty.

Pick of the bunch was Ciaran O’Reilly who finished eleventh, whilst Oliver Marshall and Sam El-Jouzi came seventeenth and twentieth respectively. George Lee and Gabriel Simpson finished off the excellent team performance coming home in forty-first and fiftieth positions. This should set the boys up nicely for the next meeting on Tuesday 27th March.


The Under Eleven Boys took on Christ Church Ainsworth on Wednesday in the second round of the Bury Schools’ Cup. Unfortunately, the boys were on the wrong end of a two-nil score line as they lost out in what was ultimately a closely fought encounter.


Other Events

Ramsbottom Music Festival

The Junior Boys have been out in force this year at Ramsbottom Music Festival! On Friday morning, the Chamber Choir sang two songs in the Primary Two Part class and came second! They sang beautifully and received many lovely compliments from Mr. Powell, the adjudicator.

Over the weekend, we had several boys take part in the solo sections:

Aditya Roy – Grade three strings (viola) – 2nd place

Alfie Weston – Grade three piano – 3rd place

Samuel El-Jouzi – Grade two strings – 2nd place

Ethan Ng – Preparatory piano – gold medal

Well done to all who took part!

Senior Spring Concert

On Tuesday evening, the Chamber Choir took part in the Senior Spring Concert. What an evening! The BGS Beatz, Junior Girls Choir, Year 2 Choir and the Big Band from Bury Music Centre also took part. It was a truly inspiring evening, with performers as young as six to 18 sharing a stage.

A scientific solution

In Year 5 we have been looking at solubility. Along with learning a raft of new vocabulary (ask your son to explain the difference between a solvent and a solute) we experimented with a range of materials to see if they dissolved. The aim of the unit is to research and create new activities for a Kitchen Science booklet created by the Museum of Science. The booklet is available online if you want to turn your kitchen into an experimental lab.

Languages Club

Year 3 did some lovely Spanish singing about colours and jobs. They worked hard together and successfully identified some very tricky words – great pronunciation boys!

In the German club we were learning about family members. The boys expertly identified family members and solved family picture puzzles before drawing and labelling their own family tree. We finished off with translating a well-known Darth Vader film quote into German, which greatly entertained the boys. The boys were looking forward to sharing their new knowledge with their families at home.

Dad’s Army


On Wednesday, Year 6 journeyed out of school and up to our local war museum, The Fusiliers’ Museum in Bury, to further our learning of World War I and II. Our day out included a range of duties, from adhering to the correct battalion uniform, handling replica artillery and most of all, having fun exploring the different artefacts. Salute!