What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 14/06/2019

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 14/06/2019

Year 3

I’m so proud of Year 3’s effort with the summer production.

They’ve learnt their song words, rehearsed when to go on and off and thoroughly enjoyed watching the Year 6 deliver their lines. It’s through these small beginnings that our children develop their confidence to try bigger parts in later years.

We continued our magical flight to ‘Neverland’ in Humanities this week. Through careful consideration of the positives and negatives, the girls had to decide if they’d join the pirates or the Lost Boys! They then had to use their powers of persuasion to try to convert others to their choice, and resist being persuaded to defect themselves. The debates were fun, animated and passionate.

Year 4

Year 4 girls have launched their new topic ‘USA Road Trip’ with a hunt for tickets.

The girls thoroughly enjoyed hunting around the corridors and in the art room. Each ticket had initials of each state, the state’s name and the name of its Native American tribe that settled there. We ordered these tickets then went onto the computers and labelled the states on digital maps of America. Also as part of our memorable experience, Mrs Scourfield told us all about her American road trip that she took with her family. She showed us all the exciting things she had collected and told us lots of interesting stories. We especially liked her experiences with bears in Yosemite National park!

Year 5

Strictly Come Dancing came to Year 5. As they have practised for ‘Wind in the Willows’ this week, ‘passion and vitality’ have been the main requirements for the ‘The Stoats Tango’ performed by 5A.

Meanwhile, in 5T, the ’Flapper Girls’ have been learning moves with technical names such as: ‘wardrobe’, ‘Jack in the Box’, ‘Autumn Leaves and ’windscreen wipers’!

The girls are looking forward to performing our fabulous dances for you next week; they’ve had lots of fun learning them and I’m sure the will score a ‘10’.

Year 6

Year 6 have been working hard rehearsing for ‘Wind in the Willows’.

The girls have helped to create the scenery, gathered props, learned their lines and applied their acting skills to try to bring it to life for you! We hope you will be entertained by our fabulous cast next week!

We have also begun reading Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream which was a summer concert that some of you may remember from a few years ago. This will be the basis of our English lessons for the next few weeks as we look at play scripts.