What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 15/02/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 15/02/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Oliver - for beautiful handwriting and excellent effort.

Year 4 Royal – Saifuddin - for great effort in lessons

Year 5 Emerald – Harry S - for settling into life at BGSB.

Year 5 Jade – William C - for excellent self-checking during testing.

Year 6 Burgundy – Gabriel - for excellent effort in all areas of learning

Year 6 Scarlet – Oliver - for a conscientious approach to all his work, even when absent.

 

House Points

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Max - 67
Austin W - 43
George S & George N - 40
Eisa - 22
Adam A - 21
Ali - 19
Ethan A - 123
Zubair - 113
Ethan M - 100
Eddie - 281
Ciaran - 117
Evan - 109

Overall competition

Hulme - 57
Derby - 39
Kay - 35
Howlett - 30

 

Fantastic Beasts

Year 5 were contacted recently by Professor Bax, an entomologist who works for the UN. A massive swarm of aphids are swarming across Britain and she needed help to design a new creature that would help curb the invasion. Year 5 studied diligently, researching everything from food chains to selective breeding, before designing a prototype of their own creature to produce to the professor. Some of the critters were quite cute...others were terrifying! A good job all round, Year 5.

 
 

Year 5 solve problems

In Year 5 this week we have been very hands on trying to solve a problem for a research team out in the field. We have designed and tested parachutes to drop in supplies, lifted a crashed meteorite with levers and pulleys and now had to test vehicles on different surfaces to see which had the most friction. There were some fantastic designs and we worked well together as teams.

 

Fusilier Museum

On Tuesday, Year 6 walked to the Bury Fusilier Museum to find out more about the Lancashire Fusiliers. Taking part in a film production, role playing as soldiers and handling different World War artefacts, the pupils helped to finish our topic, A Child's War.

 

Anderson Shelters

As is the half-termly tradition in Year 6, the pupils have been taking part in building their own projects - the challenge this time: to build an Anderson Shelter. Filling the room with their creations, the pupils each took part in presenting their creative ideas. From huge structures filled with furniture to shelters made from recycled materials, our Anderson Shelters are currently being showcased within the Junior School.

 

Sport

Football report

On Wednesday the U11 footballers finally played their Bury Schools' League group stage, taking on temas from Woodbank, St. Andrew's and Fairfield.

A sluggish start saw Fairfield take the lead before goals from Oliver and Matthew (2) gave the boys a 3-1 victory.

The second game, against Woodbank, saw the boys storm into a two-goal lead after 38 seconds with Sammy's acrobatic volley and another Oliver strike setting the boys on their way to what should have been another victory. However, a bout of complacency set in and Woodbank soon had the game back to 2-2, before Oliver edged Bury back in front again. But the scoring wasn't over as a miss-placed pass allowed Woodbank to grab a share of the points with a 3-3 draw.

The final game of the night was much more comfortable with Bury smashing nine goals past St. Andrew's to confirm their place in the knockout stages of the competition. Two early goals for Will and a hat-trick for Oliver were supplemented by further goals from Matthew and Sammy.

There was was fantastic football on show and the boys should be looking forward to the knockout stages after the half term break.

Well done to Sammy in Year 5 who competed in his final two events at the Lancashire County Championships last weekend.

He won a sliver in the 50m freestyle and was placed 5th in the 100m backstroke final.

Achieving two new personal-best times, Sammy finished the competition ranked 1st in the UK across five events in total.