What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 08/02/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 08/02/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Samuel, for amazing effort in lessons and homework.

Year 4 Royal – Eisa, for good work on adverbial phrases.

Year 5 Emerald – Alexander D, for perseverance with a difficult method in Art Club.

Year 5 Jade – Alfie B, for an excellent effort to improve presentation across all subjects.

Year 6 Burgundy – Afan, for increased empowerment in learning both in lesson and through his work.

Year 6 Scarlet – Stefan, excellent use of evidence to support his comprehension answers.

 

House Points

Year 3

George S - 193
Max M - 185
Xavier - 169

Year 4

Eisa - 17
Adam A - 14
Hisham - 13

Year 5

Zubair - 139
Harry G - 102
Ethan M - 100

Year 6

Aditya - 152
Ciaran - 147
Afan - 134

House Competition

Howlett - 81.6
Kay - 81.2
Hulme - 76
Derby - 69

 

Eco Warriors

Four Eco Warriors from the Boys’ Junior School, along with their teacher Miss Allen, visited the Bursar’s office to find out more about how the School deals with waste.

Waste is one of the topics the children are looking at for the Eco Schools Award.

The Eco Warriors and the Bursar discussed a few options about how the School could improve waste management (recycling) going forward and the Warriors helped the Bursar select a new waste management supplier to the School!

The Warriors are delighted that 100% of the school’s general waste will be recycled or used in the “waste to electricity” process.

 

Grow Your Mindset

As part of Children's Mental Health Week, we welcomed Gemma and Liz from Grow Your Mindset to talk to our Infant and Junior children about the importance and benefits of having a growth mindset. In fun and interactive sessions, the children enjoyed learning all about how having a fixed mindset can prevent us from achieving our best and how having a growth mindset opens our minds to opportunities, experiences and enables us to learn much more. Gemma and Liz explained to the pupils how the brain works in developing a growth mindset, gave them some great ideas for positive thinking and even showed the children how to work out the size of their brain!

 

Year 3 – Looking at things from a different angle

This week Year 3 have been discovering angles and the boys enjoyed the challenge of seeing how many right-angled items they could identify in our classroom. From doorframes to bookcases, chair backs to windows and even rubbers and measuring containers, the boys were relentless in their sleuthing until they’d found them all.

 

Year 3 – Looking at things from a different angle

Year 5 was a (bee) hive of activist as the boys worked hard on their self directed research and presentation projects. After receiving a request to help with an overactive aphid problem from Dr Bex, the boys have been tasked with creating their own minibeast predator. We are looking forward to being overrun with models of their final designs.

 

Year 3 wormery challenge

Year 3 have been learning all about rocks and the importance of soil. They were given the homework challenge to create a mini compost bin. Samuel and his family have embraced the challenge and here is the result.

 

BJSSA Swimming

The boys and girls of Year 5 made the short walk to Castle Leisure Centre on Wednesday as they took part in the Bury Junior Schools' Swimming Championships.

An impressive performance from all eight pupils involved saw the team clinch first place on the podium, with the relay races proving to be real highlights, demonstrating the strength of swimmers across both boys and girls.

These are exciting times for this group of swimmers as they have now qualified for the Greater Manchester Games, on March 19th, where they will take on the best teams in the region at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.