What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 22/06/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 22/06/2018


House Competition

Derby - 41

Kay - 40

Howlett - 38.7

Hulme - 38.4

Individual Competition

Year 6 - Cameron (67)

Year 5 - Stefan (70)

Year 4 - William (83)

Year 3 - John (119)


Boys of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold - Eisa, for a huge improvement in his writing.

Year 4 Royal – Jaxon, for always being kind and helpful to others.

Year 4 Navy - Ethan, for being caring and considerate to others.

Year 5 Emerald - Alsander, for good effort in his assessments.

Year 5 Jade - Awais, for excellent focus throughout all of his assessments.

Year 6 Burgundy - Dean, for showing perseverance during assessment week.

Year 6 Scarlet - Zayyan, for an excellent job application for Shackleton’s expedition.



AJIS Athletics

On Thursday the Boys and Girls Junior School travelled to the AJIS Athletics Event at Witton Park. This is one of the major Elite events in the sporting calendar and the boys performed admirably.

George won his heat of the Year 6 80m sprint, before finishing fifth overall in the final, whilst in Year 5 Rocco came third in a closely fought Long Jump competition. Considering the level of athletes present at the event both boys can be proud of their achievements.


Well done to Sammy and Matthew (Year 4) who recently competed in the league cup final competition for their tea, Bury Sports Academy under-10s black, and finished as runners-up after unfortunately losing 5-4 on penalties. Sammy is also the captain of the team.


Other Events

The Great Science Share

This week two of our Year 6 boys, Frank and Oscar, were lucky enough to go to Manchester University to take part in a fantastic Science event. As part of this event, the boys saw a wide range of different experiments being carried out live. While they were there, they also carried out and demonstrated a series of experiments, met Scientists from a number of different fields and even learnt a song! Frank said, “I loved it and I learnt a number of new things about Science.” Oscar said, “It was amazing and if you get the chance to go on something like this, you should definitely do it!” Giving the boys opportunities to meet academics and those working in a subject area they are interested can really spark the fire within and set them on a future career path. Both boys made an excellent impression and represented the school admirably.

Team Building Challenge Club

This week the year 4 & 5 boys were in a perplexed pickle over pencils when Mrs Melia set them a variety of puzzles that increased in difficulty. Each time the goal was to re-arrange the puzzle by moving only one or two pencils into a new formation. Year 4 challenged year 5 to see which year group was the most logical at this puzzle solving and year 4 did indeed emerge as the victors. In fact, they beat year 5 by an impressive margin. Great work boys!

Oh my, haven’t we grown!

Year 3 showed off their acting skills in assembly on Friday morning, when their parents came in to see just how confident they have grown over the last year. Looking back at old photographs and sharing memories of Year 3 brought a tear to the eye… until the boys tried to teach Mrs Murphy how to do the floss, which meant the tears became ones of hilarity. Well done Year 3, you really did yourselves proud!

School Council - Plastics

The school council met last week to discuss how the Junior School pupils could help the environment by reducing our use of disposable plastic in our School. There were some fantastic suggestions, such as not using single use plastic bottles and using re-fillable water bottles. Our ideas have been passed on to Mr Turner and Mrs Mills, the catering manager. Hopefully next term will see some of the School Council initiatives being taken on board to help save our planet from plastic!


In Year 5 (our Year 6 in waiting) we have been busy writing letters to our - soon to be - Year 3 buddies. The new boys are paired with someone from their house in Year 6 to help introduce them to the school, help them feel at home and understand the caring and supportive ethos we promote. These hand-written letters will be sent out over summer and will be a nice surprise for those eager new starters.

Maths play

Four Royal consolidated their Mathematics learning this week, playing a range of different games. They enjoyed the challenge of applying their knowledge in different contexts. Some even created their own games using whiteboards, dominoes, and other available resources. Whatever they used, they showed a real aptitude to combine creativity with challenge and problem solving. Deep learning disguised as pure fun!