What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 29/03/2019

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 29/03/2019

Stars of the Week

Congratulations to this week's Stars of the Week!

Year 3

Year 3 girls have all been amazing scientists over the past few weeks, discovering lots of exciting facts about magnets and forces.

They have even designed their own exciting magnetic games. The girls looked at ideas for designs and then in pairs planned their own creations. The making of the games, alongside problem solving to make things work as they wanted, was super-fun. The day culminated with their very own science fair, where they took turns to be stall holders and visitors to each game.

Our trip to the Museum of Science and Industry on Tuesday, allowed us to see how forces and magnets are used in real life contexts, and experiment further in two super workshops. The girls answered questions enthusiastically and with confidence, making Mrs Daley very proud indeed.

Year 4

This week the girls in Year 4 have been learning about perimeter.

Using tape to create the letters T, E and L they had great fun exploring perimeter in a practical way. Combining accurate measuring skills with the ability to complete some tricky calculations enabled them to find the overall distance around the letter without too much trouble.

Having researched and considered what would be a challenging question for the most learned of academics, the girls in Year 4 reported back on their findings and conclusions on the issue, ‘King Arthur - man or myth?’ I was very impressed by the contributions that the girls made to this debate and the evidence that they were able to refer to in support of their decisions. There were some fabulous information boards presented in really creative ways.

Well done, Year 4!

Year 5

This week in science, Year 5 have been investigating reversible and irreversible change by heating a range of materials. They predicted easily that wax and butter would melt and then solidify to their original state, and that the egg would irreversibly cook.

They were challenged, however, by what would happen to plasticine on heating: it melted but once it had cooled was essentially back to its original state. The girls have really enjoyed this term’s science and investigating materials; they are now looking forward to our next topic: forces.

Year 6

Year 6 enjoyed a super trip to Bolton for the Crucial Crew experience.

They had fun but also took part in some sessions with very hard-hitting messages. The sessions covered aspects of safety which included: alcohol awareness, understanding the implications of anti-social behaviour, use of the internet for social media and even how to put someone into the recovery position. We hope that the girls remember the lessons they have been taught as they grow older and gain more independence.