What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 15/06/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 15/06/2018


House Competition:

Howlett - 30.6

Derby - 30.5

Kay - 29

Hulme - 26

Individual Competition:

Year 6 - Ibrahim (80)

Year 5 - Ibrahim (57)

Year 4 - Junior (26)

Year 3 - Max & Theo (33)


Boys of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold - Hisham, for trying hard to write more in English.

Year 4 Royal - Haris, for settling in well into his new class.

Year 4 Navy - Alfie - for a great performance in the house music competition.

Year 5 Emerald - Oliver, for a very good Medusa article.

Year 5 Jade - Raees, for a huge effort to redraft and edit his written work.

Year 6 Burgundy - Ahzam, for excellent contributions during SPaG work.

Year 6 Scarlet – Frank, for some excellent SPaG work during the week.



House Music took precedence this week as Sport took a back seat for a while, although all of the usual sporting clubs (Kwik Cricket, Squad Cricket, Rounders, Multisports and Swimming) went ahead as usual.

However, things will be very different in the coming fortnight, with the AJIS Pairs Cricket Final, AJIS and Bury Schools’ athletics meetings, two five-a-side football tournaments, House Athletics, House Swimming and House Cricket all coming up in the next fourteen days! Keep an eye out for the Teamer messages and teamsheets as we enter a very busy period!


Other Events

House Music Preparation

As part of the preparation for House Music, Joe (Hulme House Captain) led the house in a rousing rendition of their chosen song. Using maracas and djembes the boys really worked hard together to sing as a group and make their performance unique. Always a pleasure to see a House pull together and work hard for a shared goal.

House Music Afternoon

On Wednesday afternoon we truly had a feast for our ears. The best singers and musicians played in the House Music Competition and the standard was very high. We were very lucky to have Miss Downing, Director of Music to adjudicate the competition and she had a tough time choosing winners for each section.


Drum Kit: Sam

Guitar: Freddie

Piano: Alfie

Strings: William

Voice: Rocco

Wind and Brass: Henry

House Choir: Kay

Overall winner: HOWLETT!

Congratulations Howlett! Congratulations to all the boys who have performed so well!

Making Reading Magical

We were delighted to see so many parents and family members visit their sons’ classrooms on Tuesday for our joint reading event. The adults observed as each teacher led a guided reading session with their class, using the Junior School reading records to ask questions and get the boys to think about inference and make predictions based on the text. Then the adults took over! It was wonderful to watch the boys sit with their family members and share favourite stories together, ranging from Winnie the Pooh to The Wishing Chair. Thank you to all who attended for helping to make this event a success.

Year 3 are Urban Pioneers!

The boys unveiled their very own art gallery on Friday afternoon last week, bringing their very successful ‘Urban Pioneers’ topic to a close. They discussed their modern art works and the inspirations behind them, displaying talent in abstract art and sculpture. Not only did they enjoy showing their parents and grandparents around, but also every boy and staff member had a look too! Well done Year 3, what a wonderful way to end your topic.

Hot off the press!

The year 5 press office has been working overtime this week as almost 30 journalists battled it out to claim the scoop of the Greek Age. News just in was that the gruesome gorgon Medusa is dead! Our reporters have been gathering quotes from Danae (Perseus’s mother), the three Grey Sisters as well as interviewing the victorious Prince Perseus. Final touches are being made to articles before the press starts rolling.

Year 6 Lifesavers!

Year 6 girls and boys learnt some valuable life saving skills this week after taking part in a CPR training session led by Mrs McKittrick our School Nurse, Form Teachers and members of BGS teaching staff trained in First Aid.

The session covered checking for danger, assessing if the casualty is breathing, administering CPR and how to put a casualty into the recovery position.

All the pupils performed brilliantly and highlighted that we may possibly have some future nurses and doctors in BGS Year 6!

Well done everyone.