What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 09/11/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 09/11/2018

The whole of the Boys’ Junior School paid their respects to those who have died in conflicts around the world by holding a remembrance assembly on Friday morning. The Year 3s held poppies and two Year 6 boys read Flanders Field. The last post was played and two minutes silence was observed. We will remember them.

 

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Hayden for great improvement with his reading and excellent effort all week.

Year 4 Royal – Adam L for excellent fraction work in Maths.

Year 5 Emerald – Abtin, for excellent contributions to all lessons.

Year 5 Jade – Ismail H, for confident work with fractions.

Year 6 Burgundy – Sam, for having a smiley face each day and bringing the right attitude into class.

Year 6 Scarlet – Charlie S, for excellent grammar work on relative clauses

 

House Points

Hulme - 59

Kay - 58

Howlett - 54

Derby - 51

 

Other News

Military Service

The boys were thrust into military service as war was declared at the launch of our new Humanities topic, Fallen Fields. Focusing on World War 1, in this centenary year, the boys will learn all about the causes, experiences and outcomes of the great war while learning about old boys who fought and died. Huge thanks to the CCF for helping us launch this topic with a resounding "TenSHUN!"

 

Is sand a liquid as you can pour it?

This week, year 4 boys began their new Science topic on States of Matter. They explored and compared the properties of solids and liquids. Causing the most confusion were shaving foam and jelly!

 

High flyers

This week in Engineering club, the children were conducting an experiment to investigate whether the size of a piece of paper affected how far their paper aeroplane would fly. Working together in groups, the children each had 4 sizes of paper and were given the brief of creating four paper aeroplanes that were exactly the same.

 

Working in the outdoors

To help the start of our new topic, Darwin’s Delights, the boys went onto the Senior School field and collected different leaves and sticks which we will use throughout our Science and Humanities topic this half term. Together they had conversations about which leaf was the most common and how leaves from the same species of tree can look different due to their size, but they stay in the same shape.

 

Sensational Senses

We started our new topic of Scrumdiddlyumptious with a sensational afternoon putting our senses to the test to see if they could recognise the feel, taste and smell of some well known foods including sweet and salty popcorn, tuna, coffee, stinky stilton cheese, strawberries and soggy spaghetti. We actually had to trust that Mrs Melia and Mrs Daley weren’t going to give us anything awful to eat! Year 3 girls joined us and we had a really good afternoon. We can’t wait for the rest of the topic.

 

Sport

Well done to Sammy Sutcliffe who participated in the City of Salford ‘Potential Olympians’ swimming gala. He achieved three silver medals and a gold medal with his 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle earning him his Lancashire qualifying times two years early.

Sammy’s time of 33.39 seconds for 50m freestyle currently ranks him 2nd in the country for his age group.

Sammy and Benji Sutcliffe ran the ‘Abbott Dash Race to the Finish’ over the half term holiday in New York. This was a 5k race starting at the UN Building on 1st Avenue and running through Manhattan, passing many of the famous New York landmarks and finishing at the New York City Marathon Finish line in Central Park. What an experience!