What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 11/01/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 11/01/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Austin W for a fascinating smoothie project.

Year 4 Royal – John - for a super reading homework.

Year 5 Emerald – Zayn – for an excellent start to Junior School life.

Year 5 Jade – Farhad - for an excellent start to Junior School life.

Year 6 Burgundy – Tom – for excellent enthusiasm and effort in lessons

Year 6 Scarlet – Rocco – for excellent use of evidence to answer comprehension questions.

 

House Points

Year 3

Max M - 50
Austin W - 31
Austin T - 27
Ben S - 27

Year 4

Adam A - 112
Ben N - 110
Harry G - 102

Year 5

Ethan W - 102
Sammy S - 71
Haris N - 64

Year 6

Aditya R - 91
Charlie M - 81
James A - 76

House Competition

Derby - 45
Kay - 44
Hulme - 39
Howlett - 36

 

Other News

Welcome to... Beast Creator!

Year 5 really stretched their problem solving and artistic skills on Wednesday, as they had to solve riddles, complete a puzzle and produce a Charles Darwin-esque sketch of a preserved insect - all in the space of one hour. They managed to complete the tasks with only millipedes...sorry, milliseconds, to spare. Well done on all of your hard work, Year 5!

 

Recreating Stonehenge

This week, Year 3 boys and girls joined together to recreate their very own clay models of Stonehenge.

As part of the new Humanities topic ‘Tribal Tales’, the pupils have already retold the story of Stone Age Boy, explored historical timelines, discovered how archaeologists work and followed the six steps to make their own version of the famous monument.

New year means new beginnings and Year 3 boys have come back with excitement to see their friends again but also with lots of energy to develop their skills and knowledge. Many have already started work on their targets set at the end of last term, delightedly being able to demonstrate improvements in handwriting and the recall of times tables, to name but two.

Keep it up, boys!

 

Rolling the dice

In Maths, the pupils have been using dice to create their own numbers, but with a twist.

They have to choose where they place each digit to create the biggest number, no changes allowed - a game of chance and strategy. Challenge one of our Year 6 and put your Place Value skills to the test!

 

Year 5 Nature Trek

On Tuesday afternoon, Year 5 took a walk around the ground, searching for bugs, birds and their habitats.

Despite the chill in the air, there was still plenty to be found and the boys noted it all down in their own visual diary.

 

Humanities topic 'A Child's War' launches

The Year 6 pupils were packed and ready for their big journey this week as they received their evacuation orders in the launch of our World War II Humanities topic - A Child's War.

In the coming weeks the boys will learn about all things war related, starting with the evacuation process as they experience the thoughts and feelings of children from the 1940s.

As you can see from the photos some were excited to start their journey whilst others seemed less than thrilled at the prospect of leaving home for a strange new place with just a name tag and one bag!

There was also lots of superb holiday homework on show as the boys presented their WWII research posters this week. Well done to all boys for their hard work over the holidays.

 

The Glorious Sound of Music

Not the movie, but the wonderful treat the excellent music team provided year 4 this week as an introduction to the new humanities topic 'Playlist'.

The pupils heard a range of classical, jazz, ragtime and folk songs, and were shown how the varied instruments work and create their magic.

 

Well done to Nadal in Year 3 who received an excellent behaviour award for his holiday club.