What's been happening in the Junior School - 09/02/2018

What's been happening in the Junior School - 09/02/2018

Housepoints

Individual winners:

Year 6 - Evan Potter (63)

Year 5 - Rocco Goosen (121)

Year 4 - Ben Heath (58)

Year 3 - Ali Zeeshan & Adam Ahmed (18)

House competition:

Derby- 44

Kay - 34

Hulme - 29

Howlett - 27

 

Boys of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Max Gibson, for always being ready, willing to learn and trying his hardest.

Year 4 Royal – Hassan Gauhar, for being very supportive of others and consistently working hard.

Year 4 Navy – Alex Edlinger, for good independent PowerPoint work on his group’s toy design.

Year 5 Emerald – Alsander Hargreaves, for working really hard in Maths and improving his reading.

Year 5 Jade – Gabriel Simpson, for excellent presentation in all subjects.

Year 6 Burgundy – XuanMing Guo, for unstoppable enthusiasm towards learning.

Year 6 Scarlet – Oliver Huddleston, for a well punctuated and gruesomely detailed account of life in a WWI trench.

 

Sport

Swimming

The Year 4, 5 and 6 boys took on Westholme on Wednesday in a swimming fixture at home. A very competitive gala took place with several boys performing well and winning their individual races across each of the three year groups. Unfortunately the boys fell to a narrow 97-91 defeat. This was a thoroughly enjoyable performance with the boys gaining praise from the Westholme staff for their efforts and behaviour.

 

Other Events

Languages Club

Mis animales… tengo una serpiente!

In Spanish this week we were learning how to say what pets we did and didn’t have and it was surprising to see that a number of the boys said they had unusual pets such as snakes and tortoises…they apparently didn’t have cats or dogs though. Great languages skills shown this week boys, well done!

Double Dutch!

Over the next few weeks in the year 5 & 6 Languages Club we will be learning a number of different languages taught by our very own junior linguists. This week Stefan Jacobs and Rocco Goosen taught us Dutch in readiness for some of our boys going to the Netherlands before Easter. We learned how to greet each other, how to count to ten and also how to draw and describe a house - echt geweldige jongens!

Aztec Art

Year 5 have had a lot of fun this week in art making Aztec feather headdresses. They had to create and design their own feathers before assembling their headdresses – what a fine bunch of Aztecs they look like!

Excellent Editing

Year 3 have been working hard in English this week, planning, writing and editing their own fantasy stories. Not only have the boys edited their own work, they also checked other pieces, offered advice and gave constructive criticism in the form of ‘Two stars and a wish’. The final pieces are looking very exciting, with adjectives, prepositions and expanded noun phrases galore. Well done Year 3!

There’s been a murder

Throughout the term, Year 6 have been getting to grips with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. This week however, the plot began to thicken as we had our first murder -spoiler alert- King Duncan! This was then followed by the assassination of Banquo! In year 6, we have been making predictions, writing from different perspectives and designing our own stories based upon this most famous of unnamed plays. Unfortunately, we have been caught red handed ourselves along the way, so now just one question remains: Who will be next?