Head of BGS Boys' Junior School update - 25/05/2018

Head of BGS Boys' Junior School update - 25/05/2018

Dear Parents

It has been a welcome ‘normal’ week at school for myself, although the boys have continued to throw themselves into a variety of endeavours both within and beyond the classroom! The Year 6 boys should now have returned from an action packed Edale excursion and I know at the time of writing, they have been enjoying the weather alongside the adventurous activities. This is the final residential of another hugely successful year of overnight visits. From abseiling in Edale to the YHA in York, zip-wiring at Robinwood to playing hockey in Holland, the boys have enjoyed a wonderful year’s worth of excitement, opportunity and challenge that ‘go that extra mile’ in providing an educational experience that offers that little bit more. As always, my sincere thanks to the staff who meticulously plan to take away your most precious loved ones and look after them so superbly well in loco parentis, whilst also being away from their own families.

As a new venture, we have arranged for the photographs taken at Robinwood to be placed on a Google Drive so that you may view the ‘whole experience’. I am sure you will enjoy perusing the array of photographs taken across the plethora of activities throughout the three days, I know the boys have enjoyed looking back. Their assembly this morning was fabulous and a real insight into what, for many, their first experiences of life away from home comforts! Thank you to all the parents who were able to make the assembly; I am sure you enjoyed it as much as the boys!

Robin Wood photographs

There has been some fabulous Humanities topic learning going on in throughout the week, with Year 6 leading the way in their Frozen Kingdom topic, with some fabulous models of Shackleton’s ship, The Endurance. Year 4 have been conducting their Hour of Coding in Computing, producing some fabulous programming. Year 5 have been creating magnificent manuscripts as part of their Plague topic, whilst Year 3 have been delighting staff with their hard-work and efforts in the classroom across the core subjects of English and Maths; I know Mr McKee has been incredibly impressed.

And finally… another half term has passed us by in the blink of an eye. For our Year 6 boys, they will return with only half a term before they make the step into the life of Senior School. The second half of the Summer Term is akin the Autumn; incredibly busy! I would advise all parents to keep a close eye on the website for the calendar dates, alongside the Junior Twitter account, to ensure that no event is missed. A quick reminder that we return to school on Tuesday 5th June.

Have a fabulous, relaxing and enjoyable half term break.

Mr Turner

Head of Junior School