What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 16/11/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 16/11/2018

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – James, for consistently working hard and being helpful in all lessons.

Year 4 Royal – Thomas, for excellent effort with all his homework.

Year 5 Emerald – Henry, for excellent independent multiplication work.

Year 5 Jade – Alfie B, for a huge effort to improve his handwriting and presentation.

Year 6 Burgundy – Raees, for excellent effort in English this week.

Year 6 Scarlet – Luke, for consistently working hard to improve his fractions knowledge.

 

House Points

Year 3

Ben S - 69
Austin T - 57
James L - 56

Year 4

Adam A - 58
Theo J - 29
Ben N - 29

Year 5

Zubair A - 114
Ethan M - 107
Haroon - 86

Year 6

Gabriel S - 85
Aditya R - 80
Ciaran O - 75

Overall

Hulme - 52
Derby - 44
Kay - 42
Howlett - 41

 

Other News

Mountaineers Reach the Summit!

Year 4 donned their mountaineering equipment and braved the treacherous ice, the rocky cliffs, and the deep chasms to reach the summits of some of the trickiest mountains. Here are some examples of the different mountains they scaled! Super effort, year 4!

 

Solar System

Can the whole solar system fit in a classroom? Year 5 certainly managed it this week! Year 5 made scale models of our universe using fruit and footballs to represent the planets as well as a space hopper as the sun. Distances were calculated using a toilet roll and all boys agreed that this was a good visual model which helped you understand the scale of our solar system.

 

Pets at Home

On Thursday last week, the Year 6 Junior Boys visited Pets at Home in Bury. Here, they were able to learn about the different types of animals, categorising them into invertebrates and vertebrates based upon characteristics, recognising their natural habitats and how you can create a home for them.

 

Clay fossils

Continuing from our Outdoor Learning last week, Year 6 created fossils by imprinting leaves into clay, using slip to attach different parts and adding texture using tools. We will continue to look into how actual fossils are made and discuss types of fossils next week.

 

In Science we are looking at healthy eating and took some time to see how healthy our snacks were. We examined the packaging on some of our popular break time snacks and compared how much sugar and fat was in them. We were really surprised to learn how much sugar was in even the snack size packs but we know that we can eat all these yummy things in small quantities as part of our balanced diet.

 

Sport

The U11 Boys cruised into the second round of the BJSSA Knockout Cup on Friday with a convincing 6-1 victory over Fairfield.

The boys started brightly with two quick goals from Matthew and Oliver demonstrating Bury's early dominance. However a quick Fairfield breakaway reminded the boys that they could not relax, as the visitors finished the half strongly and brought the score back to 2-1.

The second half saw the U11s take complete control with two more goals from Matthew, a long range strike from Joe and a top corner finish from Stefan sealing the result and sending them through to the next round.

The second round of the AJIS Cup is just round the corner - the boys are scheduled to face Stockport Grammar on November 27th as the quest for silverware continues.

 

The U10s were in action this week as the Year 5 rugby team played their first set of fixtures. The boys traveled to Merchant Taylor's in Liverpool to take part in a rugby festival, with Mr Andrews and Mr Griffiths taking the team. By all accounts a record of two wins, two defeats and a draw saw the boys enter some strong performances against the traditional powerhouses of AJIS rugby, which bodes well for the future of rugby in the Junior School. Many thanks to Mr Andrews and Mr Griffiths for taking the team.