What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 21/09/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 21/09/2018

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Leo for consistently hard work and great effort.

Year 4 Royal – Max for always striving to do his best in every lesson. A super attitude!

Year 5 Emerald – Jaxon for a very entertaining free verse poem.

Year 5 Jade – Ben for real focus in maths lessons all week.

Year 6 Burgundy – Charlie M for his amazing effort and attitude towards maths.

Year 6 Scarlet – Sam G for superb use of expanded noun phrases.

Housepoints

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Oliver L - 59
Leo T - 56
Ben S - 53
Theo J - 57
Max G - 51
Ben N - 49
Zubair A - 90
Ethan W - 87
Sammy S - 83
Aditya R - 86
Ayaanali K - 81
Afan A - 74

House competition (Average scores)

Kay - 52
Hulme 46
Derby - 43
Howlett - 38

Other News

Year 3 Gold - Shaping city shadowscapes

Why were Year 3 ransacking Mrs Melia’s classroom? Books, boxes, baskets and toys were all in use. The answer: building an urban landscape of course!

The boys had great fun designing and building a city skyline from classroom objects, which although nothing special in the daylight, became something quite special in the dark and torchlight. Once built, the boys experimented by shining torches at different angles to create a city skyline from the shadows they could create. They also discovered that depending on how close the torch got or how high or low it was, they could change the shape and size of each building.

Roald's revolting rhymes

Year 3 have had great fun reading and performing Roald's revolting rhymes, which has complimented their study of performance poetry.

Science in the Junior School

Our Year 6 have just begun their new topic: light.

This lesson shows how the boys were able to use string whilst learning outside to demonstrate how light travels, allowing us to see using rays and reflection.

Engineering

This week was the start of Engineering club, where the boys and girls were brought together to further their passions for learning and outside the box thinking.

Supplied with just 50cm of sellotape, 20 straws and a cup, the children had to work side by side, creating a tall structure that could hold water - without collapsing of course!

A Roman invasion of Celtic Britain

Year 4 boys and girls got to experience life as Celts and Romans.

Sitting by a fire, led by a Warrior Tribal Leader, the girls experienced what it must have been like for the Celts when their 'turf' was invaded by the Warrior Romans from the boys' school. Battles were had and research was completed to discover the differences between Celtic and Roman warriors.

Maths application

Whilst half of the Year 4 boys were using the geometry skills and spatial awareness to come second in a football tournament, the other half had a fun challenge of using clues to work out a logic puzzle using their place value knowledge.

Great team work and learning was needed to work out which were the important clues.

Keyaan takes over teaching

In Year 5, Keyaan took over the task of teaching the class column addition.

Although some boys thought he was too strict, he modelled the example well and clearly explained his reasoning.