What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 07/12/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 07/12/2018

Stars of the Week: w/c 3.12.18

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

Year 3 Gold – Jayden, for an excellent attitude to learning and consistent hard work in class.

Year 4 Royal – Zain, for a great improvement in his attitude to learning. Keep it up!

Year 5 Emerald – Murtaza, for excellent effort in writing.

Year 5 Jade – Ethan W, for excellent result in his assessments.

Year 6 Burgundy – Joe, for working fantastically in class this week during all subjects.

Year 6 Scarlet – Alsander, for displaying impressive times table speed.


Stars of the Week: w/c 26.11.18

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

Year 3 Gold – Safwan, for presenting his work beautifully especially in Maths.

Year 4 Royal – Harry, for consistently good effort in his home learning.

Year 5 Emerald – Henry, for producing some wonderful independent writing this week.

Year 5 Jade – Keyaan, for making a huge effort to make his writing more exciting.

Year 6 Burgundy – Zack, for excellent enthusiasm to learning, particularly in Science and Humanities.

Year 6 Scarlet – Sam, for great perseverance with division strategies.



Year 3

George N - 69
George S - 59
Oliver L - 56

Year 4

Rayaan A - 105
Adam A - 99
Harry G - 98

Year 5

Harry G - 138
Ethan M - 126
Sammy S - 116

Year 6

Ciaran O - 63
Evan W - 57
Alex W, Gabriel S & Ben F 4- 8


Derby - 57.0
Hulme - 56.9
Kay - 56.2
Howlett - 43.2


Other News


Year 5 researched, presented on and freeze framed some famous battles from World War One. The boys really enjoyed presenting to each other and thinking deeply about what it may have felt like being in the middle of battle.



Building the timeline

Year 6 have been busy this week, creating their own era desserts using jelly, fruit and custard. They discussed which fruits could represent the different animals that may have existed within each era, try quizzing them by asking them to name the different eras.


Year 5's day and night models

As poor weather meant we could not work outside on Monday, Year 5 had to improvise models which illustrated why we have day and night. Although it may seems obvious, being able to explain how and why we experience day and night is an important part of our scientific understanding. Using torches and creating shadows, we started to explain why the rotation of the Earth causes this daily change.


Emerging Emojis

Year 3 boys have been practising their times tables and division facts this week and finished off with a creative challenge to solve colour coded multiplication sums in order to reveal a hidden emoji. There were three to collect and the boys enjoyed the challenge of trying to be the first to identify each emoji.


Changing State

This week in Science, Year 4 explored the processes of how states can change. Here they are measuring the temperature of the ice as it melts. Which one melts faster: the one with a teaspoon of salt added or the one on its own?


Mountain weave

As part of the Misty Mountain Sierra topic this half-term, Year 4 have been creating their own circular looms to create a weave depicting a mountain. They have developed skills of accuracy and dexterity by: dividing a circle into 16 equal parts, using scissors accurately to make 'hooks' for the wool to form a loom, wrapping the wool around the template to create a base loom. Next step: to weave in different colours to show a 2-D mountain.



AJIS Swimming

The Year 5 and 6 Swimming Team travelled to Darwen on Wednesday as they entered the AJIS Swimming Championships, looking to prove their positions as some of the top swimmers in the North West.

The boys did themselves and the school proud, reaching ten out of twelve finals, as they matched the fierce competition stroke for stroke. The full run down is as follows:

U10 Freestyle team - 4th in the final

U11 Freestyle team - 6th in the final

U10 backstroke - Alfie W 7th in the final

U11 backstroke - Sam E 8th in the final

U11 breaststroke - Ayaanali 6th in the final

U11 Front Crawl - Charlie 4th in the final

U11 Butterfly - Oliver 4th in the final, missing out on a bronze medal by 0.03 of a second.

Even amongst these amazing performances there were still even more impressive displays:

U10 Butterfly - Ethan - Gold

U10 Medley Relay - Bronze

U10 Front Crawl - Sammy - Gold - New AJIS record of 15:30, beating the old record by 0.28 seconds.

This was one of our best displays in recent years and bodes fantastically well for the future of swimming at BGS.