What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 07/06/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 07/06/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Eisaa, for enthusiasm and progress in Maths lessons.

Year 4 Royal – Francis, for settling to his work and being attentive.

Year 5 Emerald – Zubair, for super hard work and a lovely sunny attitude.

Year 5 Jade – Farhad, for excellent verbal responses in class discussions.

Year 6 Burgundy – All of the class, for conquering fears and working as a team in Edale.

Year 6 Scarlet – All of the class, for conquering fears and working as a team in Edale

Other News

In Year 5, to complete our allotment topic, we asked the boys to cook a meal for their families over half term.

Many budding chefs took to the kitchens to prepare soup, toad in the hole and may other delights. Hopefully this will spark a life long love of food and cooking that will set the boys in good stead for the future.

 

How do plants get water?

Year 3 have been learning about water transportation in plants. Starting with learning about the function of each plant part, we moved on to how water moved up from the roots to the leaves and acted this out with some human modelling of the process.

 

Digestion


This week in Science, the pupils in Year 6 got messy in the lab creating their own digestive system.

Re-enacting the process involving the internal organs, the pupils explained how food travels through our bodies.

 

The Year 6 boys have been pushing their limits in Edale this week on their annual residential trip.

From caving to canoeing, abseiling to orienteering the boys have challenged themselves in new areas making some amazing personal achievements and conquering fears through a combination of resilience and team work.

 

Working hard

In a busy first week back after the half-term holiday, Year 4 got cracking straight away.

On just their first day back, they were hard-working mathematicians, eager sports' journalists and electricity experts. They have been learning about unusual sports and the use of word play and language to engage a reader in English. In Science, they have begun to explore the power of electricity. In Humanities, they will be travelling from the country of Britain to the vast country of the USA, learning about its many states, its Native American history and lots, lots more. An exciting last half-term in Year 4 to be sure! This weeks photo shows them working hard at their mental maths strategies; despite some initial perplexity, they used their previous knowledge and skills to work out the answers to some challenges.

 

Year 5 English

This week, the boys in Year 5 returned a whistle stop tour through Shakespeare’s famous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

They listened carefully to the story, took notes and sketched scenes and characters, all to help them unravel the confusing soap-opera style plot! They also watched a stage version of the play.

Next week they will move on to some Indiana Jones-style adventure stories...watch this space!

 

Egg-spectant Year 3

Six little visitors have arrived in our Year 3 classroom and we are all eagerly awaiting the patter of tiny feet. The egg-citement is palpable and we still have 21 days to wait. We are hoping that we will be eggs-pert chick rearers and will be doing our best to follow all the instructions very carefully. Stay tuned for next week's news egg-stra.

Sport

Well done to Sammy (Year 5) who participated in the City of Sheffield No Frills Swimming Gala over half term.

At the two-day event, he swam brilliantly and achieved 11 gold medals and 2 silvers!