What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 17/05/2019

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 17/05/2019

Stars of the Week

Well done to this week's Stars of the Week!

Year 3

Year 3 have studied the features of legends this week, acted them out and retold them using powerful verbs and similes. 

In our ‘Gods and Mortals’ topic we discovered how archaeologists pieced together the history of the Ancient Greeks and the importance the clay pots they found had in doing this. We then created our own Greek vase. Taking part in our first Junior swimming gala, watching the House Music finals and entering the art / craft competitions at the May Gala have given us such an exciting week. 

Year 4

Year 4 have had a very busy week this week. 

In Science we have been studying animals and their habitats and the fact that the removal of these much needed habitats often causes animals to become endangered. The girls each prepared a fantastic presentation on an endangered animal of their choice and thought of ways to help with this. All presentations were very informative and the teachers really felt they had learned something too.

During the week, the have also been studying ‘Kenning’ poetry. They looked at a number of poems and then wrote their own in pairs which they were very proud of. To practise their speaking and listening skills, they visited year 6 to perform their poems which they did very confidently. Both the year 6 girls and staff were very impressed and really enjoyed the visit.

Year 5

The plants are growing! 

There was great excitement as the girls returned from the weekend to discover that some of their seeds, only planted on Friday, had begun to germinate. The propagators are clearly working well; so well, in fact that a super-sized lettuce seedling had appeared. Hmm. Odd. On further inspection, the girls deduced that it looked different from all the others – it was bigger and had more leaves. This could only mean one thing – weeds! The girls have now begun to make line graphs to chart the progress of their beloved plants,  which are watered, cuddled and loved on a daily basis.

Year 5 had a fabulous time at their Swimming Gala this week. They girls pushed themselves hard to achieve good results and had lots of fun. Lots of smiles all round, of course, and a big ‘thank you’ to Mrs Barron and Miss Hanley for organising a brilliant afternoon.

Year 6

Year 6 had their residential trip to Low Bank Ground near Coniston. 

The pupils experienced ghyll climbing, kayaking, canoeing, orienteering and lots more. Everyone became soaked but the team spirit was high with lots of laughter and friendship. Highlights were leaping into the ghyll and off the jetty into Coniston Water itself!

A representative from the Mountain Rescue Dogs, with his beautiful Border Collie, Skye, came to see the pupils and explained how the dogs are trained. The girls were then able to test Skye’s searching skills.

We also had a demonstration of eco-dying by our very own Mrs Jones and had a go at tie dying to produce some amazing designs on silk handkerchiefs.

The girls were lovely company and we were complimented on their manners and the friendship that was evident between them. They have learned new skills that hopefully will stay with them for a long time.