Congratulations to Junior School pupils Zack A, Ayaanali K and Alice F who have been awarded the Bronze Award in this years annual Primary Maths Challenge.
One-thousand six-hundred schools took place this year with 67,000 entries.
From the initial round of 67,000 pupils, only 2375 pupils were invited to join in the bonus round. From these 2,375 pupils a total of 1,496 medals have been awarded this year.
To have three pupils from one school getting a Bronze Award each is something BGS is very proud of.
Alice was also just one point off getting a Silver Award.
Highlights in Year 3 this week have included investigating magnet strength and finding out whether a magnet is strongest in air or water. They have used Roman Numerals to tell the time and written their own mystery sequels. The girls began their stories by focusing on elements from the original text to write an appealing opening, including details about characters and settings, using ‘borrowed’ words and phrases and introducing the mystery in an intriguing way. We finished the week listening to each other’s stories and discussing how the same starting point can lead to so many outcomes.
The girls have had a very busy week with all the activities arranged for World Book week. We especially enjoyed making our own comics based on both the Iron Man story and a short animation called ‘The Dream Giver’ .They produced some super ideas and really enjoyed sharing them with all the other girls in the junior school. The highlight of this was the gingerbread men and hot chocolate we were given as we shared our comics.
Year 5 have continued their Science investigations into materials this week. They have sieved, filtered and evaporated a range of mixtures, returning them to their original state. The second half of the week has been spent in a wind-swept North Wales. We look forward to hearing about the girls’ adventures on their residential trip when they return to school on Monday.
Year 6 had a fabulous time on World Book Day! They acted out stories using props given to them, decorated their classroom doors, shared cartoons with their House and, of course, dressed as their favourite book character!
Engineering Club had an exciting visitor last week.
Jennifer Barriball an Account Manager from Siemens came to talk to the group about Thermal Engineering and to also support them with our entry to the Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge. She spoke to all of our “budding engineers” and gave them invaluable tips and strategies as to how to solve problems with the topic of loneliness.