What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 18/05/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 18/05/2018


Individual Competition

Year 6 - William (141)

Year 5 - Ciaran (146)

Year 4 - No Winner – Robinwood residential trip

Year 3 - Rayaan (56)

Team Competition

Howlett - 46.03

Derby - 46.00

Hulme - 42

Kay - 35


Boys of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Uzair, for some exceptional maths work.

Year 4 - All of Year 4 for their amazing grit, determination and teamwork skills demonstrated at Robinwood

Year 5 Emerald - Oliver, for beautifully neat handwriting and good presentation of his work.

Year 5 Jade - Adam, for improved accuracy when plotting coordinates.

Year 6 Burgundy – William B, for perseverance in Maths and English this week.

Year 6 Scarlet - Joe, for making a concerted effort to improve his handwriting.



The Year 3 and 4 footballers had a fixture against St. Joseph and St. Bede’s on Friday as they looked to build on the impressive tournament performances from earlier in the season.

The boys were in fine form as they triumphed 7-2, with several fine individual displays which resulted in some excellent free-flowing football. There is much promise within these two year groups and we look forward to seeing what they can achieve in the coming years. Well done boys.

North West Athletics Championship

On Thursday Mr Andrews took a team of Year 5 and 6 athletes to the North West Regional Athletic Championships, held at the Longford Stadium in Chorlton.

The boys performed magnificently well with Rocco coming first in the Year 5 Long Jump whilst Oliver, Gabriel and Charlie finished second in the Year 5 100m, 200m and shot put event respectively. 

In the Year 6 competition George finished third in the 800m as did Andrew in the Javelin event. 

With Ethan, Carter and Sam also finishing fourth in their individual events, the future of athletics at BGS appears to be very bright indeed. 


Other Events

Fire Engine Visit

There was drama this week as the Year 6 Safe4Summer Fire Safety talk was interrupted after just twenty minutes as the crew were called out to an incident mid-talk. Despite the understandable shortening of the visit, the boys were still able to learn some vital facts about staying safe in the hot summer months.


The Boys’ and Girls’ Junior Schools held a joint Assembly on Monday morning as they were once again visited by Angie from the NSPCC. Following her initial visit earlier in the year, both schools had been busy raising money for this worthy cause. The boys held their #ILoveArt week, creating their own unique pieces of work whilst the girls created and sold bracelets. All in all, seven hundred pounds was raised for the NSPCC with the cheque being presented this week as, once again, the two schools showed their caring and charitable nature.

Block Printing

In Year 5 we have continued to make books based on 14th Century illuminated manuscripts as part of our plague topic. We have made jewelled covers, aged paper and now printed letters to be illuminated. If you are looking for a trip out during half term, John Rylands Library has a fantastic collection of jewelled and illuminated manuscripts on display that will give your boys a real appreciation of the craft that went into making these fabulous documents.

Year 6 Rhythmic Poetry

Over the last few weeks, the Year 6 boys have been writing their own rhythmic poems inspired by their Humanities topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. They wrote their own lyrics and were helped to use a music-writing program called Sibelius to write them up and add rhythms. Burgundy and Scarlet performed their poems to each other on Wednesday afternoon and were surprised about how different the poems were.