Girls' Junior School update - 27/09/2019

Girls' Junior School update - 27/09/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Music

Junior girls and boys were lucky enough to be treated by a short instrumental demonstration by visiting musicians. 

A variety of pieces were performed on the oboe, clarinet and saxophone - showcasing the different sounds and capabilities of the different instruments. 

Many of the junior pupils were inspired to learn to play these woodwind instruments and we're looking forward to seeing some new talent emerging from our budding young musicians.

Year 3

This week Year 3 have been learning about the Berlin wall.

On Friday, both girls and boys came together to take part in some drama activities. Some children were from the East side and some were from the West. They were very upset to see that the wall was built during the night and that soldiers were guarding the wall to stop them seeing their friends, family and even to go to work!

Year 4

This week Year 4 have been consolidating and developing their understanding of place value.

Using games on the interactive board, the girls firstly considered how to label a blank number line in the appropriate multiples of 50 or 100 before placing 4 digit numbers as accurately as they could along the line. They then took their learning outside on to the playground to practise drawing and labelling their own number lines before committing pencil to paper in their maths books. This was excellent preparation for plotting key events on a timeline whilst learning about the Romans in Humanities.

Year 5

This week, Year 5 girls have been making scientific drawings of a range of invertebrates.

Trying to replicate the style of Charles Darwin proved challenging but with a little perseverance, the girls eventually achieved some excellent results. Labels were added to indicate the different segments of insects and the girls were interested and indeed, surprised, to realise how small the head of a wasp really is.

Year 6

The Year 6 girls have been taking their learning outside.

They enjoyed working with number and fractions in the playground. We worked on mental multiplications, number bonds, halving, quartering and making thirds too. The Outdoor Maths Boxes are lovely to use when the weather is kind!