What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 15/03/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 15/03/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Ahmed, for great improvement in Maths and English.

Year 4 Royal – Rayaan, for being very helpful and very studious.

Year 5 Emerald – Ronnie, for stealing the show in our mock-Tudor courtroom.

Year 5 Jade – Ben O, for a great dramatic performance in our Tudor scenes.

Year 6 Burgundy – Ayaanali, for amazing effort in Science this week.

Year 6 Scarlet – Alex, for being helpful and mature around the classroom.


House Points

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Austin T & Jayden L - 29
Austin W - 25
George S - 23
Adam A - 207
John - 193
Harry G - 178
Ethan A - 116
Ismail H - 86
Keyaan - 56
Ciaran - 50
James - 45
Charlie M - 44

House competition

Derby - 54
Howlett - 51
Hulme - 48
Kay - 35


Congratulations to Junior School pupils Zack A, Ayaanali K and Alice F who have been awarded the Bronze Award in this years annual Primary Maths Challenge.

One-thousand six-hundred schools took place this year with 67,000 entries.

From the initial round of 67,000 pupils, only 2375 pupils were invited to join in the bonus round. From these 2,375 pupils a total of 1,496 medals have been awarded this year.

To have three pupils from one school getting a Bronze Award each is something BGS is very proud of.

Alice was also just one point off getting a Silver Award.


Mesmorising Magnets

In year 3, we have been discovering magnetic attraction and repulsion. We used magnetic shapes and balls to build models, shapes and a team structure. We also moved a a spring up and down a larger spring using a magnet and timed ourselves. We discovered that it was faster coming down the spring—we think gravity helped make it faster. Finally we used 2 large magnets to make iron filings move. When we put a magnet under and over them, the filings stood up in towers. Amazing!


Mixing Mediums

Art Club have been using a variety of techniques to create Chinese-style scrolls over the last few weeks. They have used paint washes and gradients of colour, taken part in some ink blowing and even managed to add some finger painting! The finished results are beautiful and the boys should be very proud of them.



This afternoon in Burgundy, the pupils had to navigate one another along the x and y axis. Providing their trusting classmate with directions using coordinates, they had to collect an object from the other side of the room, avoiding hazardous tables. All the while, other pupils noted down the coordinates to work out the overall translation of movement.


Read all about it!

Or is that read all about anything? Thanks to World Book Day, lots (or is it all?) of the year 4 boys have been avidly reading new books. Several have boasted about finishing books in just a few days, they enjoyed them so much! Someone’s yet to finish this large trilogy, but as several bought it, we’re waiting to hear their reviews!



Cross Country

The U11 boys competed in their second race in the Bury Schools' Championship on a blustery day at Derby High School.

Once again throws performed admirably in challenging conditions, with Ciaran claiming 6th place, Sam finishing 16th, Rocco 24th, Oliver 28th and James 32nd. This was backed up with more determined performances from Ben, Alex, Gabriel and Stefan once again showing the strength in depth of our Year 6 athletes.


Football vs Westholme

The U11 footballers took on their counterparts from Westholme on Friday and produced three emphatic results, as every Year 6 boy took part. 10-0, 5-0 and 4-0 victories saw the boys record a clean sweep of wins as well as three clean sheets. There were hat-tricks from Oliver, Sammy and Zack with Charlie also getting on the score sheet with a long range screamer!

The U11 boys entered their first competitive rugby tournament on Wednesday as they travelled to Rossall. Three draws and two losses represents a good start for the rugby squad as they took on some well established rugby playing schools. Monday the 18th will see the boys travel to Merchant Taylor's School in Liverpool to see if they can make further progress as a team.