What's been happening in the Junior School - 26/01/2018

What's been happening in the Junior School - 26/01/2018

Housepoints

Individual Competition:

Year 6 - William Foster (60)

Year 5 - Rocco Goosen (148)

Year 4 - Abtin Nejati (98)

Year 3 - Thomas Lee (69)

 

House Competition

Derby - 59

Howlett - 47

Hulme - 43

Kay - 40

 

Boys of the Week

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

Year 3 Gold – Shahryar Ansari, for beautiful handwriting.

Year 4 Royal – Sammy Sutcliffe, for always taking care to present his work neatly.

Year 4 Navy – Matthew Burrows, for making an excellent effort with his handwriting.

Year 5 Emerald – Sam Greenhalgh, for sharing his expertise of Clicker with pupils and staff in Boys’ and Girls’ schools.

Year 5 Jade – Aditya Roy, for consistently high standard of work across all subjects and homework.

Year 6 Burgundy – Ahzam Anwaar, for improved presentation through his handwriting

Year 6 Scarlet – Ian Jarmoszczuk, for being a TT Rockstars Rock legend with an average speed of 1.43 seconds.

 

Sport

The U11 football team took part in their Bury Junior Schools Football League knock out round last Thursday night facing Holly Mount, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Thomas’.

Despite a good start, with a four nil win over St. Thomas’ the boys were then narrowly edged out by Our Lady of Lourdes (0-1) and Holly Mount (1-2).

This leaves the boys with a Bury Cup match against Christ Church Ainsworth left, as they look to win some silverware this season.

 

Other Events

Noordwijk Sports Tour

The Easter Sports Tour is edging ever closer, with a Parents Meeting scheduled for February 1, in the Infant School Hall.

The trip, departing on April 1, will see both boys and girls take part on hockey and football fixtures, as well as taking part in some cultural trips including visiting the Anne Frank Museum, a canal cruise of Amsterdam and a tour of FC Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena.

 

Flags Ahoy!

As part of our Computing topic 'We are Cryptographers' we have started to look at communications before the arrival of telephones and the internet. Before we get to work on building and cracking codes, Jade had great fun making and trying out semaphore flags. Perhaps it was a case of seasickness but messages were very hard to decipher as the boys got used to the unusual form of early communication.

 

‘Ring! Ring!’ on a string

Year 4 boys have been investigating how sound works. To explore how sound travels, they made their own telephones using just 2 cups and a long piece of string. They explored what happens if the string gets knotted, if the string gets shortened, and if the sound can still travel when the string is loose or if it travels around corners. The boys learned new scientific vocabulary such as: vibrate, amplify and sound wave. Technology has made telephones and communication much more sophisticated nowadays with smart phones, but the boys enjoyed learning how it all began and how telephones actually work.

 

Languages Club

Spanish club have been learning how to say what animals they have and demonstrated excellent pronunciation and memory skills. Excellent work boys!

In German club we have been learning the verbs ‘spielen’ (to play) and ‘gehen’ (to go) to add to our sporting vocabulary from last week. Great enthusiasm shown as always, you really kept Nadine on her toes this week.

 

Stonehenge Art

Year 3 have been busy in Art, learning about tints and shades in colour mixing. They used this knowledge to independently create some visually striking pieces of Stonehenge.

Year 5 Assembly: New Year’s resolutions

As the first year group Assembly of the year, Jade took the opportunity to ring in the changes with an Assembly all about New Year’s traditions and resolutions. From watching the ball drop in Times Square to linking arms and singing “Auld Lang Syne”, the boys shared how people celebrate the new year as well as their own late night partying! They looked back at a busy year full of big news stories and also took the opportunity to look forward to the upcoming year. Boys shared their resolutions and made a commitment to change some behaviours which they hope will improve their lives and the lives of those around them.