What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 12/10/2018

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 12/10/2018

Year 3

I am so proud of the Year 3 girls this week as they have been developing their creative writing using powerful verbs, researching places to visit in Bury and Berlin, reciting Macbeth in drama and learning to tell the time in maths. Our curriculum is so exciting. Year 3 girls would like to invite family and friends to their ‘How to be a Hero’ assembly at 8.45am on Tuesday 16th October.

 

Year 4

This week in Year 4 the girls have started to look at some of the poems written by the Guyanese poet, Grace Nichols. They began by thinking about the sounds that they wake up to each morning and then they incorporated their ideas into their own poems. The girls used some wonderful vocabulary and really captured their experiences of waking up each day. They then shared their poems with the class, to much applause.

 

Year 5

Year 5 have been thoroughly enjoying their topic of ‘Peasants, Princes and Pestilence’ this term and have relished finding out the gory details about the Black Death, as well as studying some of the work of Chaucer. We were particularly impressed with their efforts in translating a description of a knight in ‘The Canterbury Tales’ from the original Medieval English: no easy feat! The girls loved extending their study of Medieval England by studying 14th Century book covers in Art. They used the computer to collect and scrapbook examples of ornate Medieval book covers and were particularly taken with the use of gold and jewels! Inspired by this, they designed their own book cover in their sketch books and brought their ideas to life using papier mache and collaging techniques, with stunning results!

 

Year 6

This week the Year 6 girls have been busy preparing their lino blocks to make prints linked to the topic of Frozen Kingdoms. Four Year 6 girls were chosen to be Digital Leaders – they were awarded badges and certificates in assembly. These girls show great promise with their ICT skills and they will be supporting and promoting ICT in lessons through KS2.

 

Sport

On Wednesday, six BGS Year 5 and 6 girls travelled to Rossall School to compete in the annual AJIS Cross Country event. 

It was a chilly and windy day on the Blackpool seafront where all the girls ran with great enthusiasm over the tough terrain. 

Congratulations to Ellabelle P, Hattie B, Frankie D, Blossom H, Lexie I and Leia U.