What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 23/03/2018

What's been happening in the Boys' Junior School - 23/03/2018

Housepoints

House Competition

Howlett - 42

Hulme - 40

Kay - 35

Derby - 34

 

Individual Winners

Year 6 - Will Foster (86)

Year 5 - No results – York Trip

Year 4 - Sammy Sutcliffe (114)

Year 3 - Uzair Butt (58)

 

Boys of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Francis Rodgers, for wonderful use of onomatopoeia when writing poetry.

Year 4 Royal – Harry Greenwood, for excellent participation in class discussions, and for improving his handwriting.

Year 4 Navy – Alex Edlinger, for working hard on time problems in Maths.

Year 5 Emerald – Hakim Legall, for showing excellent questioning skills and a wonderful sense of curiosity in York.

Year 5 Jade – Zack Aftab, for showing excellent understanding of history on our York trip.

Year 6 Burgundy – Henry Stafford, for increased enthusiasm and effort in maths

Year 6 Scarlet – Jai Kohli, an excellent persuasive text based on Shakespeare

Sport

U9 Football Tournament at Manchester City Academy

The Year 4 boys took part in a 7-a-side tournament against other independent schools on Friday. The team played very well and got through to the plate final. The game finished 1-1, however the boys were unfortunate to lose on a penalty shoot-out.

Football

The Under Eleven boys were at the ISFA regional tournament this week and despite their best efforts were unable to reach the semi-finals having faced some strong opponents. However, the boys did acquit themselves well and can be proud of their efforts.

Other Events

Spring Concerts

At the end of term, your son will be taking part in his Spring Concert and you are warmly invited to attend. The Spring Concerts are very informal and organised by the boys themselves.
The dates and times for the concerts are as follows:

Monday 26th March 9.05 am – Year 4

Wednesday 28th March 9.05am – Year 6

Wednesday 28th March 2.15pm – Year 5

Thursday 29th March 2.15pm – Year 3

We do hope we shall have the pleasure of welcoming you. The boys have been working very hard preparing for the concerts.

York Residential

After all the planning, preparation and packing, and in spite of the weather trying to derail our plans, the Year 5 residential to York was a huge success and gave the boys a fantastic experience of Britain’s most popular city. Although most of the boys had been on a residential before (to Robinwood) this trip was a chance for them to have a little more independence and to see and do the sort of things you would expect on a city break: visit key historic sites, enjoy the museums and explore the city itself. To support our understanding of British history in context we visited York Minister, York castle museum and The National Railway Museum. We also stood on the spot where it is believed Constantine the Great was declared Roman emperor. Along with visiting the sights, we also made Roman siege engines and Viking longboats, tried our hands at baking and made some excellent stained-glass windows. Beyond the historical aspects of the trip, the boys also developed teamwork, reliance and a stronger sense of group cohesion. The way boys supported each other and helped each other out was pleasing to see and makes the value of these trips in regards to life skills incalculable. Thank you to all the parents who supported this trip and put their trust in us to ensure the boys had a fantastic experience, which I am sure, will last with them forever.