What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 14/12/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 14/12/2018

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Oliver, for always trying his best and tackling challenges with a smile.

Year 4 Royal – Adam A, for good teamwork.

Year 5 Emerald – Sammy, for inventive instruction on how to look after your pet penguin.

Year 5 Jade – Ismail IA, for excellent editing in his summative writing.

Year 6 Burgundy – Ben, for excellent motivation and enthusiasm in English this week.

Year 6 Scarlet – Harrison, for some clear and concise instructional writing in Humanities.

 

Housepoints

Year 3

Max M - 133
George N - 106
James L - 104

Year 4

Shahryar A - 93
Harry G - 89
Adam A - 87

Year 5

Zubair A - 152
Ethan M - 131
Haroon J - 117

Year 6

Aditya R - 109
Ibrahim A (Hulme) - 68
Alex W - 64

Weekly Competition:

Hulme - 71
Kay - 70
Howlett - 65
Derby - 61

 

Continuing our work on the WW1 battlefields as part of our humanities topic, the boys were set the tasking of recreating battle maps on their table tops.

Using all available materials, boys created and labelled rivers, fortified towns and key battlefields.

Practical mapping is a great way to understand not only how maps work but also how important it is to understand scale and detail.

 

Chanukah Show and Tell

Year 3 were treated to a fascinating RS lesson about Chanukah by Max this week. He shared how he celebrates the Jewish festival and showed the boys his homemade Chanukah book and menorah. We then learned how to play Dreidels and how to read the symbols on them before playing the game together.

 

Amazing artefacts

This week, Year 6 have investigated a number of artefacts, writing about what they have found in their Humanities book whilst making scientific observations.

Code-Breakers

Year 5 have been studying the art of cryptography this half term. They have used various ciphers and this week had a go at creating their own. There was a lot of head-scratching initially, but they can now call themselves master code-breakers!