What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 18/01/2019

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 18/01/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Hari, for good contributions to lessons and School Council.

Year 4 Royal – Rayaan, for an improved positive attitude to all his learning. Keep it up!

Year 5 Emerald – Haris, for having a positive approach to his work and school life.

Year 5 Jade – Keyaan, for designing a wonderful Eco poster that will be placed around school.

Year 6 Burgundy – Awais, for an excellent attitude towards learning.

Year 6 Scarlet – Evan, for excellent, in-depth World War II knowledge

 

House Points

Year 3

George S - 109
Hunayn - 99
Jayden & George N - 97

Year 4

Theo 87
Adam & Ben - 82
Thomas & Uzair - 77

Year 5

Ethan - 113
Zubair - 109
Haroon - 98

Year 6

Adtiya - 140
Gabriel - 100
Carter & James - 97

House Competition

Hulme - 45
Kay - 41
Derby - 39
Howlett - 38

 

The Year 6 Boys started their new science topic this week, looking at electricity. The boys were able to connect basic circuits including those which might be used around their own homes. There were lots of lights, buzzers and bells as the boys created circuits that could be used to turn on lights, ring doorbells or power remote controlled cars.

 

How does sound travel?

Year 4 had fun learning about how sound travels. Here they are investigating vibrations and how and why the amplitude changes with the volume.

 

May the force be with you...

Year 5 researched air resistance this week and what better way to test the theories than to make parachutes! Variations for the test included string length, material and surface area. Stay tuned for the results next week after the great 'Bury Grammar Parachute Drop'!

 

Keeping healthy

In PSHEE this week, Year 5 discussed how to stay healthy in terms of personal hygiene. They were then split into groups to rehearse and perform an 'advert' for a product that would help someone stay clean and healthy. Highlights included slow-motion races and one boy, representing bacteria, who attached himself to all the others in the group!

 

The U11 football team played Greenhill on Friday in the second round of the Bury Junior Schools' Association (BJSSA) Knockout Cup.

After a tricky opening ten minutes, where Greenhill hit the bar amidst claims for VAR, the Bury boys gradually fought their way into the game.

Matthew opened the scoring after 12 minutes when he capitalised on a defensive mistake to round the keeper, before Oliver made it 2-0 on the stroke of half time with a powerful shot, cutting in from the left wing.

The second half saw Bury take a real grip on the game with a Hakim long distance effort finding its way past the keeper to effectively end the game as a contest.

Two more goals from Oliver, completing his hat-trick, rounded off a comfortable 5-0 victory as the boys progressed to the quarter-finals of the competition.

 

Zahirah Khan (an ex-pupil of Bury Grammar School) came into school on Tuesday to congratulate four pupils for their team effort in the National Young Mathematicians Award.

They made it through to the second round but sadly did not get through to the final held at the University of Cambridge. It was noted, however, that they were one of the strongest teams in the Bury area.

 

Riveting Rocks!

Year 3 boys have been discovering rocks. They have been singing a rock rap about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks as well as conducting a scientific enquiry to identify the properties of different rocks. They have identified which rocks float and sink, which can be eroded, which are permeable and which are the most durable. We even tried to recreate the process of forming a metamorphic rock with plasticine. Who knew rocks could be so riveting!

 

Despite the cold weather, the pupils have got stuck into their extra-curricular activities this week. Whether it has been running round outside during Cross Country, improving their skills at Hockey or creating the next big product in Engineering, to name a few, each pupil has got involved and taken part.

 

Well done to Sammy S who competed in the City of Manchester Winter Waterpolo festival recently at the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Sammy and Ethan McGuinness played in both the Radcliffe under 12s and the Bury MBC under 10s squad and both teams were the age category champions!

Sammy was also awarded his half marathon wristband at the junior park run. He has now completed 12 junior (2k) park runs and 13 (5k) park runs in total.