What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 08/03/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 08/03/2019

House Points

Year 3

Sammy - 165
Austin W - 83
George S - 79

Year 4

Adam A & John - 193
Harry - 180
Hisham - 176

Year 5

Ethan M - 101
Zubair - 93
Harry G - 73

Year 6

Aditya - 104
Gabriel & Awais - 76
Raees - 71

Overall competition

Derby - 75
Hulme - 73.9
Kay - 73.5
Howlett - 73


Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Hari, for a fabulous piece of writing on Ottoline and the Yellow Cat.

Year 4 Royal – Francis, for improved concentration and effort in lessons.

Year 5 Emerald – Haroon, for some beautifully detailed Tudor portraits.

Year 5 Jade – Ismail IA, for excellent drawing skills in Humanities.

Year 6 Burgundy – Raees, for improved enthusiasm in learning, talking part in discussions.

Year 6 Scarlet – Charlie, for excellent improvement in long division work.


Year 2 Transition Morning

We really enjoyed welcoming the Year 2 boys to the Junior School this week. We explored what it would be like to lose a sense. Some willing volunteers tried to guess what objects from a basket were by touch alone. We then learned how Braille was invented before creating our own name in braille using sequins. The boys’ favourite activity of the morning, after being introduced to some amazing artwork by disabled artists, was trying to draw by using our mouth or foot.


Year 3 – Fantastic Forces

Our new topics of Forces for science and Mighty Metals for humanities allowed Year 3 to have fun learning outside. Presented with an assortment of usual items, we explored ways in which we could use them to discover and learn about different forces. From gravity to friction, push to pull and inertia to momentum, we discovered them all over the course of the afternoon and had great fun in the process. We can’t wait to learn more about these topics.


Traders and Raiders!

Watch our shores! The isle of Britannia was invaded by fierce Saxons this week. They turned up in large ships with swords, axes and shields ready to invade our land. Quick! More defences needed to protect our shores!


Tomorrow's World

This week, the pupils have been focusing on describing settings. We have opened our new topic of Tomorrow's World by looking at post apocalyptic versions of Manchester, then using this as our stimulus for writing. Here is just a small selection of our first drafts from Year 6 for you to have a read.


In Year 5, we have been writing persuasive brochures for the Museum of Fun. The boys researched advertising as part of their homework and have been using the techniques and language to make a colourful and exciting brochure. Understanding different text types and writing for a purpose is a key feature of engaging writers. Ask your boys to tell you all about the magnificent museum of fun.




Year 6 took part in a fabulous tournament at Manchester City’s training complex on Friday. After winning three games and drawing two (without conceding a single goal), our boys topped their group and progressed to the quarter final verses The Ryleys. In an epic tousle, the game finished 1-1 and it went to penalties. After 18, yes 18 (!) penalties each, BGS progressed triumphantly through to the semi-final to play Kings’ Chester. A 1-0 win saw us in the final where we were to play MGS. The game finished in a 0-0 and our luck ran out on the penalty shoot-out.

Runner-up medals were presented by England U17 World Cup winning captain and Manchester City player, Joel Latibeaudiere and although the boys were disappointed, they were reassured by the fact we conceded only one goal and left after playing 8 games, undefeated! Well done team BGS!


Cross Country

The Year 6 Cross Country team were in action this week as they brave the wind and mud completing the course at St. Gabriel's High School this week. This is always a strong event for the school and this year proved no different, with the squad of nine entering some fine performances. Pick of the bunch was Alex Weddell who finished fifth overall in a field that contained more than 120 competitors.