What's been happening in the Junior School - Week Ending 17/11/2017

What's been happening in the Junior School - Week Ending 17/11/2017


Individual winners:

Year 3: Joseph Oakes (88)

Year 4: Matthew Robinson (49)

Year 5: Eddie Song (57)

Year 6: Ewan Greenhalgh (52)

House Competition:

Derby - 36
Kay - 34
Hulme - 32
Howlett - 30

Boys of the Week:

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

Year 3 Gold – Zain Aftab, for having a wonderful attitude to all of his work.

Year 4 Royal – Abtin Nejati, for improving his attitude to homework.

Year 4 Navy – Alfie Weston, for thoughtful contribution to English discussions.

Year 5 Emerald – Alsander Hargreaves, for always being helpful and enthusiastic in lessons, and kind to all his class mates.

Year 5 Jade – Awais Akhtar, for much better focus in all lessons but especially in Maths.

Year 6 Burgundy – William Foster, for excellent enthusiasm in English and SPaG.

Year 6 Scarlet – George Lee, for some mature and insightful English discussion on poetry and bullying.


AJIS Football vs Newcastle Under Lyme

The Under Eleven football team made the long journey to Newcastle Under Lyme this week for the first round of the AJIS Plate competition. Despite being well in the game at half time, two-nil down but having had the better chances, the boys unfortunately conceded straight after the restart to give themselves a mountain to climb.

A goal from Hakim Legall gave the boys hope but three late goals as the teams tired meant that a somewhat unfair score line of 1-6 was the final result.

Other Events

Timetables Heroes

In Year 5 Jade we have been raising the profile of timetables with our new maths badges. Boys must have instant recall of all the multiplication and division facts to achieve their bronze, silver and gold Maths badges. A large number of boys breezed through bronze and are already pushing hard to achieve their silver badges. You can help your sons by quizzing them (especially on division facts) and encouraging them to use TT Rocks Stars as often as possible. Instant recall of timetables is vital to much of the work we do in Year 5 and beyond.

Best Work Wall

Fantastic to see so much independent work up on the best work wall in Jade this week. Longer pieces of independent research homework (which are set on a Thursday in Year 5) really allow the boys to use their creativity and excellent research skills to present a topic or subject area in their own unique way. Pop-ups, quizzes and great pieces of art are often used to illustrate the boys’ interest in our current topic areas.

Es hat so gut geschmeckt! (It tasted so good!)

Exciting times in Languages Club this week as we were tasting an assortment of German foods. From Frankfurters to Bratwurst, from cheese to chocolate and a final helping of traditional Lebkuchen, Stollen and some real German treats brought in by Languages Assistant Nadine – we tried them all and we even let Mr Turner join in!

Margaret Godfrey Volcanoes

In Year 5 Emerald we studied the volcanic artwork of Margaret Godfrey before having a go ourselves. After sketching our volcano outline, we had to glue and stick layers of coloured tissue paper all over to create a piece of textured volcano artwork. Lots of sticky fingers but some amazing effects.

Romans & Celts

Year 4 worked very hard on their Roman and Celts projects over half-term, and they have enjoyed sharing their projects with each other. All Year 4 know a lot more facts now due to this independent research. We also have some fantastic models of Celtic roundhouses, Roman shields and helmets, a Roman villa and even a replica of the Roman Colosseum!