What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 28/06/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 28/06/2019

Stars of the Week

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

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

Year 3 Gold - Austin W, for enthusiastically participating in all activities on our residential.

Year 4 Royal – John, for his resilience in stretching his comfort zone in public speaking.

Year 5 Emerald – Haris, for excellent preparation for verse speaking.

Year 5 Jade – Daniel J, for an expressive performance for verse speaking

Year 6 Burgundy – Zack, for excellent contributions throughout this week.

Year 6 Scarlet – Rocco, for an excellent verse speaking performance.

House Points
Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

George S - 117

Jayden - 105

Ben - 98


James - 169

John - 120

Uzair - 87

Haroon - 176

Matthew B - 122

Ethan A - 117

Aditya - 69

Ayaanali - 43

Alex - 38

Overall Competition

Howlett - 60

Kay - 59

Hulme - 53

Derby - 47

Other News

Waddow Hall trip

Year 3 have enjoyed their first ever residential trip. First we visited Clitheroe Castle, where we learned about dragons and how to salute with swords.

After lunch we arrived at Waddow Hall and the fun began. We orienteered our way around the site before climbing and grass sledging. In the evening we had a talent show around the campfire and roasted marshmallows then it was off to bed after a cup of hot chocolate. The next day, after eating a big breakfast we continued our activities. We tried to balance on a low ropes obstacle course and learned how to build and light fires on a bushcraft activity. Being away from home for the first time was a big challenge but we all had a great time.


They’re here!

Year 3 are proud to announce that we have a chick!

Just hatched, the little chick is resting and waiting for it’s brothers and sisters, two of which are also half hatched. Our room is filled with the sound of chirping and lots of oohs and aahs.


Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads...

Year 5 began their Innovate project on Tuesday with an incredibly exciting task; to design a time machine!

The boys drew and labelled diagrams before explaining how their time machine would work and where they would take it to. There were some fantastic designs and I think one or two of them might even work...


Who commited the crime?

Leading on studying Macbeth, the plot has began to unfold.

This week the pupils uncovered the murder of Banquo and set about creating an investigation. Collating evidence, interviewing witnesses and letting the suspects stand trial, the Year 6 took on the different roles whole-heartedly.


A Smugglers' Cove

Children have spied some strange goings-on. They sneaked down to the beach and found some smugglers! They set off to warn the police. but did they do so in time to stop the smugglers in their tracks?

This is the problem 4 Royal have been working on this week. With a set of six questions and thirteen clues. they put on their problem solving caps, turned their Maths brains on and collaborated in teams to work out the answer. Adding their reading comprehension skills to the mix, they had to work out the times of different events to work out if the smugglers got away, or were stopped? (Hint: crime doesn't pay.)

Meeting some roadblocks in the way, the 5 competing teams kept on at it. It wasn't an easy task and took some very thorough investigative work. Resilience and tenacity were truly demonstrated.



The boys' football teams were back in action this week at the annual Bury Schools' Five a Side tournament on Monday and Wednesday.

Monday evening saw the first set of players cruise through to the knockout rounds next week, as they recorded a perfect performance of five wins from five games.

An opening 2-0 victory over St. Joseph's was followed up with a less than comfortable 3-1 victory over St. Thomas's, which needed two late goals to secure the result. From there, consecutive 2-0 wins over Walshaw and Ainsworth put the boys in pole position to secure top place in the group as they faced St. Andrew's in the final game.

In a feisty last game, the boys once again came out on top, as another 2-0 victory sealed top spot in the group.

On Wednesday, the second group night saw Bury's second team miss out on finals night in agonising fashion. Despite not losing a game, and not even conceding a goal, three 0-0 draws meant that the boys finished third in their group behind Greenhill and Unsworth.

Finals night is on Monday and will see the boys attempt to win the last piece of silverware on offer this season.