What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 16/11/2018

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 16/11/2018

Year 3

Year 3 became detectives this week and had to investigate whether or not Tutankhamen was killed. Their aim was to solve the mystery and write a clear explanation for the ‘Ancient Crime Squad’ as to what happened. The girls worked in pairs to gather information and we added it to the class incident board under headings such as ‘Suspects’, ‘Motives’, ‘Important Events’ and ‘Scientific Evidence’.

 

Year 4

 

Last Friday morning, Year 4 were introduced to their new humanities topic ‘Misty Mountain Sierra’. By break time they had located the continents and mountain ranges of the world, unpacked a mountaineer’s rucksack, learned about its contents and summited the Matterhorn!


Another highlight of the week has been sharing and celebrating the girls’ amazing home learning posters based on the life and achievements of Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the ‘Fantastically Great Women of the World’ that we learned about last half term. I was very impressed by the standard of the girls’ work and their enthusiasm to talk about and share their posters.

 

Year 5

As part of Year 5’s new science topic, ‘Life-Cycles’, the girls learned how flowers can reproduce. They busied themselves dissecting flowers to find the male and female parts and then displayed them very effectively, naming each carefully.

5T delivered a very moving Remembrance Assembly this week which included an outline of the First World War and traditional songs and poetry from one hundred years ago. The service concluded with the lighting of a candle in memory of all fallen soldiers and the lines: ‘When you go Home, tell them of us and say, For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today.’


Year 5 girls Emma and April (pictured 2nd and 4th from the left) participated in the Christmas lights switch on at The Rock in Bury recently. They are both part of the cheerleading squad at The Zone in Bury.

 

Year 6

We have been hosting the Book Fair in school and for the first time, the Year 6 girls have been involved in running the shop.

The girls have also been writing poems in pairs in the style of Ted Hughes. We are looking forward to seeing these on the wall as they will make a super display!