What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 21/06/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 21/06/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold. – Nadal, for improved effort in class and assessments.

Year 4 Royal – James, for mature organisational skills in PE.

Year 5 Emerald – Abtin, for an excellent Dali-esque dreamscape in Art.

Year 5 Jade – Daniel J, for excellent effort throughout assessment week.

Year 6 Burgundy – Joe, for an amazing attitude throughout the week, creating class cheer.

Year 6 Scarlet – Oliver, for a mature and reliable approach to school life.

House Points

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

All boys - 25

Uzair & Theo - 98

Ben - 89

Thomas - 94

Haroon - 82

Ethan A - 77

Junior 75

James - 105

Ben - 87

Gabriel - 84

Overall Competition

Derby - 45

Howlett - 40

Kay - 37

Hulme - 32

Other News

It's electrifying!

This week, the boys expanded their knowledge about electrical circuits by testing different materials to see if they conducted or insulated the electrical current. They used previous knowledge from States of Matter to make their predictions and found they were mostly accurate.


A small group of Year 6 and Year 4 girls and boys attended the Great Science Share 2019 at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

They had to think of a scientific question to teach to over 30 other primary schools who were visiting from around the North West.

They decided to ask “Can you tug on my heart strings?” – they had two cow hearts and showed the pupils from other school the anatomy. They explained the flow of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood very well and demonstrated how to can pick a heart up by the heart strings with just one finger.

The pupils were amazing ambassadors for the school and also sang the Great Science Share Grove to all of the attending schools at the end.


In Year 5 Jade the boys took control as they taught Mr Minta all about foetal growth in humans. They boys had to present some information in a way that was clear, engaging and factually accurate. The boys chose some creative ways to present their information so that it was memorable. From tiny peppercorns great things grow- ask the boys, they will explain.

From organs to the digestive system. From the circulatory system to learning about how we breathe. The list is always growing and the pupils in our Year 6 have continued on the their journey to learn about the human body.


''A Poppy seed?!''

That was one of the phrases heard in Year 5 Science this week, when learning about how a foetus develops into a baby. The boys created posters of the process, matching up the different stages of a pregnancy with ultrasound pictures and comparing their sizes to fruit and vegetables for reference. Did you know that a 4 week old baby is the size of a Poppy seed? Or that a 16 week old baby is the size of an avocado? Year 5 do!


Year 3 Chick Check

This week we reached day 17 and were able to use a special device called an Egg Candling Lamp to look inside our incubating eggs and discover whether anything was developing inside. Each boy had the chance to look and guess what they could see and the result was that out of 6 eggs we are expecting 6 chicks. We are all super excited and feeling broody for next week when we see how many chicks successfully hatch.



Well done to Junior Boys Charlie, Sammy, Ethan and Oliver who competed at the ESSA National Primary Schools Swimming Finals last weekend.

Going into the event as North West Champions they performed brilliantly in the pool to secure places in both Open Schools A finals - Freestyle and Mixed strokes with PB's in both events alongside the top teams in the country.

After an extremely close final, they finished 5th and 7th in the Country for the freestyle and Medley respectively.

A huge thank you to the parents for their help and support getting the boys to early morning training as well as travelling to Sheffield- a lively, enthusiastic and committed support!



The boys and girls athletics teams travelled to Longford Park on Tuesday to participate in the annual AJIS Athletics event.

The field is always strong at this elite event and both teams did well to reach both individual and relay sprint finals, as well as performing admirably in some of the field events. The stand out performer for the boys was Rocco, who claimed a bronze in the Year 6 150m sprint with a time of 21.56 seconds.

Well done to all those who took part, as ever the standard was very high and we shall look forward to the weekend when the teams regroup and take part in the Bury Schools Athletics Championships at the Market Street track.



The boys faced a tough semi-final last week in the Bury Cup, narrowly losing out to Greenmount with a 1-2 defeat. A free-kick strike from Oliver was not quite enough to drag the boys back level following their dominance of the game, after conceding two early goals.

Having reached the semi-final stages of both league and cup competitions in Bury this year, the boys can be proud of their efforts - especially as they were beaten by the eventual winners of both competitions!

We now turn towards the five-a-side event, which will take place on Monday and Wednesday of next week at Buckley Wells.