What's been happening in the Junior School - Week Ending 24/11/2017

What's been happening in the Junior School - Week Ending 24/11/2017


Individual Scores

Year 3: Thomas Lee (69)

Year 4: Ibrahim Saleem (33)

Year 5: Alsander Hargreaves (56)

Year 6: Ethan Hartley (75)

House Competition

Derby - 28

Howlett - 24

Kay - 20

Hulme - 15

Boys of the Week:

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

Year 3 Gold – Shahryar Ansari, for writing an excellent diary entry as Howard Carter.

Year 4 Royal – Henry Leaver, for good contributions to class and group discussions.

Year 4 Navy – Matthew Burrows, for interesting work on the Roman army.

Year 5 Emerald – Stefan Jacobs, for having great ideas in lessons and for having the confidence to put his point of view forward.

Year 5 Jade – Adam Al-Khafaji, for using clear stage direction in his Kensuke’s Kingdom play script.

Year 6 Burgundy – Archie Naismith, amazing perseverance in learning, especially English and mathematics.

Year 6 Scarlet – Jai Kohli, for fantastic use of a wide-ranging and awe-inspiring vocabulary.



The Under Eleven football team progressed to the next round of the Bury Cup on Friday as they took on Elton and eased to a three nil victory. Two goals from George Lee and a third from Cameron Hitchen were enough to see the boys to a comfortable win.


Wednesday also saw our first swimming fixture of the year as the boys took on Oldham Hulme. It was a close tie overall, with some impressive swims from many of our boys, despite coming out on the losing side. Individually Xuan Ming Guo, Will Foster and Charlie Slade put in strong performances, backed up by with some promising swims from the rest of the squad. Next week sees the boys travel to the AJIS competition in Darwen.

Well done to Sammy Sutcliffe who swam in the Ramsbottom Rascals club swimming gala on Saturday and achieved four gold medals across four races with an outstanding time of 16 seconds in the 25metres front crawl.

He also won the club champs trophy for 'best overall' in his age group which is measured across two galas through the year.

Other Events

Year 5 Defy Gravity!

As part of our forces topic we have been tasked to research ways to get a study team to a meteorite in a remote location. The research team will need to parachute in, so this week we set about designing and carrying out a fair test to find the best parachute. Looking at type of material and size we will collate our findings and share them with the research team in the field.

Shape builders

Year 6 have been working as engineers this week throughout all subjects: they’ve been building bridges in Art using only art straws and two sheets of paper (with a lot of glue) to support up to 5 KILOGRAMS! Additionally in Maths, they have also been engineers by building a range of nets, whilst thinking critically to decipher how sides will align.

Eagle-eyed Emerald

Having spent a Humanities lesson learning about geographical phenomenon, some of the more eagle-eyed members of Yr5 Emerald spotted a beautiful rainbow outside the window, whilst on their way to afternoon break.

Languages Club

After a week where we have seen rain, wind, clouds, cold temperatures and an occasional bit of sunshine, it was most apt that we should be learning about the weather in German.