What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 21/09/2018

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior School - 21/09/2018

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

Year 3

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed dramatising the poem ‘Fight of the Year’ by Roger McGough, where spring gets ready to take on winter in a boxing match.

In addition, the girls expressively performed their own ‘Sound Collector’ poems using their own choices of descriptive phrases and onomatopoeias.

Year 4

Year 4 Navy had an exciting start to their new topic ‘I am Warrior’.

They joined with the boys and heard soliloquies from a Celtic warrior (Mrs Scourfield) and a Roman soldier (Ms Pepper).

Together the boys and girls then researched how battles were fought between each army and they had their own battle of tag to see whether the Romans or Celts would be victorious.

In PHSEE this week the girls have been considering the concept of ‘keeping something confidential or secret’.

They acted out scenarios to debate the issue.

Year 5

Year 5 have been busy recreating THE ENTIRE Solar System on the Girls’ School field.

Not only was it designed to scale, using numbers in billions but also it was edible.

Who knew that Mars was really a tomato and Saturn was an onion? Year 5 did!

Working out the relative spacing proved quite a challenge but eventually the girls could begin to appreciate the enormity of the scale required, and how insignificant the planets are as part of the whole solar system.

Year 6

For our project on the ‘Frozen Kingdoms’ in Year 6 we have researched which animals and plants could live in the Arctic and Antarctic.

We had an A3 piece of card to do our research on and a whole week to complete it.

Mrs Hankinson and Mrs Woodhead put our pieces on the wall for a display.

The best pieces of research were selected to go to see Mrs Howard for a Head Mistress’ Award.

In other news, Blossom Herman independently researched her relative who was on the ill-fated Titanic.

She gained a Head Mistress’s Award too.