What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 22/03/2019

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 22/03/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3

Year 3 have loved all the exciting extra opportunities school has provided this week.

From cake sales, special swimming activities - including raft making with plastic bottles, and researching the uses of iron. The girls were surprised to discover that iron can both be a vital ingredient in food as well as a strong material that can be used to make a huge bridge. We are excited to expand our knowledge even further when we go on our Science trip next Tuesday to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.

Year 4

In our joint assembly, Year 4 celebrated their achievements and all the many activities that they had enjoyed in their ‘Playlist’ topic.

They showcased artwork, the instruments that they had made and played a Samb-inspired piece of music written especially for them.

The girls also continue to be very interested in their new topic, ‘Traders and Raiders’ and worked hard collaboratively to produce information boards about the everyday lives of the Anglo-Saxons, having researched them first using a variety of historical sources. We look forward to hearing their theories and seeing the evidence from their home learning task this week in which they considered the question, ‘Was King Arthur man or myth?’.

Year 5


‘Brilliant’, ‘awesome’, ‘amazing’. These were just three words which we kept hearing from Year 5 whilst on our two-night residential trip based in Llandudno.

Conway Castle - brilliant, Lleddwech Slate mines – awesome, the Great Orme goats - ‘amazing’, buying lunch at ASDA - ‘the best thing ever’! The children had a wonderful time staying at the lovely Dunoon Hotel. They were all absolutely fabulous company and we received many compliments about their behaviour, in fact the teachers could only describe them as: ‘brilliant’, ‘awesome’ and ‘amazing’. They were a pleasure to take away.

Year 6

Year 6 Engineering Club team members attended the Greater Manchester Engineering Competition at Manchester University this week.

They competed with over 15 other schools in the North West. The theme this year was ‘recycling, air pollution and loneliness’. The team was challenged to come up with new ideas to reduce air pollution around our school, loneliness and recycling.

The team made a recycled BGS Snail Racing Game along with a bird table. We were thrilled when our models were chosen to be exhibited at the Museum of Science and Industry this weekend. Please go along and have a look!

Sport

Congratulations to the BGS Under 11s netball team who won the Bury Junior School Netball Finals on Thursday, beating hazelhurst 23-2 in the final at St Gabriel’s School.

Well done to the Under 10 AJIS U10 Netball squad who finished 2nd in their first round and won the second round of games.