What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 10/05/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 10/05/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – George N, for always working hard and giving his best.

Year 4 Royal – Uzair, for always working hard and giving his best.

Year 5 Emerald – Zayn, for working diligently in all subjects.

Year 5 Jade – Ismail H, for expert short method multiplication.

Year 6 Burgundy – Sam, for fantastic motivation and excellent work.

Year 6 Scarlet – Alsander, for excellent Macbeth DADWAVERS work.

House Points

This week's top ten boys in the Junior School:

1. Zubair (Emerald) 102
2. Eddie (Scarlet) 92
3. Ibrahim Al. (Scarlet) 84
4. Harry W (Jade) 67
5. Gabriel (Scarlet), Alfie W (Jade), Haroon (Emerald) 62.
6. Alsander (Scarlet) 61
7. Ethan A (Jade) 58
8. Hakim (Scarlet) 57
9. Irfan IA (Jade), Junior Payne (Emerald) 55
10. Geroge A (Jade), Ben O (Jade) 52

Other News

Dig for Victory!

Year 5 spent an afternoon turning over the ground in our allotment area this week (and saving lots of worms in the meantime).

This was in preparation to plant some vegetables that we will hopefully be able to harvest by the end of the year.

After the excitement of the York residential and Founders' Day, Year 5 were back to the hard task of getting our allotment into shape.

Hard stony ground needed breaking up and digging over while some boys began preparing seeds and pots for the greenhouse. The boys enjoyed being outside and getting their hands dirty in this new space that they are making their own.


Year 3 - God and Mortals

In our study of Ancient Greece, we have learned that the pottery archaeologists study can tell us a lot about their everyday life.

The children looked at photographs of artefacts and actual pottery. They all observed the scenes painted on the outside and became aware that the pictures represented everyday life, sports, gods and goddesses.

Year Three also identified that they are largely coloured orange and black, have a variety of patterns on them, and are different shapes depending on their purpose.

The children then chose a shape and designed their own battle between Athens and Sparta.


Where should we build our Norman Castle?

This week, Year 4 explored maps of Bury and the surrounding area from modern times to over 200 years ago, to find land which would be a suitable place to build a strong Norman castle.

The groups scoured the maps looking for important geographical physical features.

Combined with their local knowledge, they were able to chose a suitable location and present their findings.