What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 21/06/2019

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 21/06/2019

Stars of the Week

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

Year 3

As we were entertained by our Year 3’s splashing about as ducks in the Junior production this week, we were equally delighted to see the improvement the girls have made in their swimming lessons this year.

Not only is swimming a great cardio-vascular exercise, self-confidence and life skills are also developed. With every new stroke a child learns, they will be developing self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. The fun and social benefits of our swimming lessons are the icing on the cake!

Year 4

As part of the topic ‘Road Trip USA’, Year 4 have been researching famous American landmarks. They shared their work with each other before starting to plan their own exciting road trip around America.

In Maths, Year 4 took their learning outside to explore translating shapes using co-ordinates. Using chalk and a metre stick they practised drawing and labelling axes, plotting co-ordinates and following instructions to translate shapes. The girls enjoyed presenting their work on the playground rather than in their books.

Year 5

To round off our topic about allotments and food production, Year 5 ventured to the Senior School ‘Food’ room to make leek and potato soup.

The girls peeled, chopped and stirred and Mrs Davitt and Mrs Willis were very impressed by their culinary skills. It was suggested however, that the skill most in need of improvement (through practice at home) was most definitely the washing up! The children took their soup home for tea and the thumbs-up was given!

Well done to Lexie (Year 5) who won her class on Wednesday at The Royal Cheshire Show.

She Qualified for The Horse Of The Year Show In October.

Year 6

This week Year 6 were visited by the Macbeth Drama Company, linking to our current literacy work on William Shakespeare.

The girls were encouraged to get ‘hands-on’ with the acting of the major scenes in Macbeth. They thoroughly enjoyed the fight scenes and cackling like witches. This work will support their understanding of how William Shakespeare intertwines characters and plot.

Well done to Lydia who won the Crucial Crew Art competition!

 

Swimming

Good luck to Frankie D (Year 6) who is taking part in a national synchronised swimming competition on the weekend of the 6/7th July at London aquatics!