Girls' Junior School update - 20/09/2019

Girls' Junior School update - 20/09/2019

Stars of the Week

Well done to this week's Stars of the Week!

Year 3

For our Humanities topic, ‘Urban Pioneers,’ 3 Orange have been looking at graffiti and masterpiece art.

They have then ordered them into what they think they are worth; many thought a piece of urban art by Basquiat was the worth the least amount, when it actually sold at auction for £85 million!

Year 4

The girls in 4 Navy have worked hard this week and they are settling in to a new set of routines very well.

They were a little surprised one afternoon, when a Celtic warrior took their register and even more so when the 4 Royal boys arrived in the playground led by a Roman centurion. Having listened to pre-battle soliloquies from each soldier the children were ready for their new Humanities topic, ‘I am Warrior’. Together the children researched each army’s weapons and battle tactics. They learned that, although the Celts were incredibly fierce with their wild hair and tattoos, it was the disciplined and organised Roman army that succeeded in invading and taking over Britain.

The girls have also enjoyed learning more about the ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World’. It has been wonderful to hear their reasons for nominating women in their own families as amazing women too.

Year 5

Year 5 girls completed their mini-beast hunt and map work this week and were thrilled to visit our new forest woodland space which has been especially developed as a teaching area.

They loved looking between logs and under the leaves and bushes; in no time at all they had found beetles, spiders, woodlice and slugs.

Needless to say, wellies and old trainers were definitely NOT allowed into the Girls’ Junior School afterwards!

Year 6

Year 6 Girls have been taking part in ’Tortoise Masterclasses’ to learn about bathing, feeding and exercising their class pets, Ben and Jerry.

They know that they are Horsefield tortoises who need daily bathing and who love a walk in the sunshine and a little piece of clover to nibble on!