Firstly, I would like to thank those of you who attended the two events that we held on Tuesday. The parent forum once again provided an excellent opportunity for debate and discussion over all things BGSB Juniors and I was delighted that the overall feeling was one of contented parents. It was clear that many of the points that have been raised previously have been dealt with, meaning I was able to look ahead to further ventures and the next academic year.
Equally, the Making Reading Magical event was a huge success, with parents and family members of all year groups in attendance. The event offered an opportunity for staff to deliver a reading session to help all understand how we teach the art of reading, understanding and inference. I spoke to a number of parents on their way out who were delighted to be involved and had a new understanding of how to read with their sons. Equally, the sharing of favourite texts from yesteryear was a firm favourite with all involved. The overwhelming feeling however, was one of enjoyment of simply sharing a mere 26 letters of the alphabet that make up words, sentences, paragraphs, chapters and books that stir the imagination and give us incredible escapism. Thank you to all involved.
On top of these two events, we also held a fabulous, and hotly contested, House Music competition on Wednesday. Further information can be found in our further news section, alongside reports on the Year 6 boys learning to be lifesavers, our Urban Pioneer Year 3 artists, and our Year 5 Press Officers! Never a dull moment at BGSB Juniors!
Looking ahead, we have Clive Mantle, author and actor visiting us on Monday to talk to the boys and sign ordered books (these may be purchased on the day); the Year 5 Experience day on Wednesday; AJIS Athletics on Thursday; the Year 3 assembly on Friday; and Bury Athletics on Saturday! All that and it is assessment week in Junior School too! Of course, the fun does not stop there, as the Parents’ Association hold their annual Summer Fun Day on Sunday 24th June from 12 – 4pm. Please do come along for a Medieval Afternoon filled with fun, frolics (not forgetting the football on a big screen!) and who would want to miss the sponge a teacher; yes I will be there again for all the boys and parents to launch missiles at!
Have a great weekend!
Head of Junior School