What's been happening in the Girls' Junior  School - 28/09/2018

What's been happening in the Girls' Junior  School - 28/09/2018

We were delighted to welcome visiting artist ‘Myro’ into assembly on Thursday.

The Prestwich illustrator, more recently known for drawing bees on the windows and doors of Manchester businesses, as a symbol of community spirit, has agreed to decorate our entrance area.

The girls were inspired and could not wait to share their own ideas.

Year 3

Year 3 girls worked with Year 10 enrichment students to create their Class Charter.

They thought about what rights they each have.

The Year 10 girls guided them maturely and helped them understand the concept of a charter and how their behaviour can affect other girls’ rights.

Year 4

Year 4 have been continuing to enjoy their ‘I am Warrior’ topic.

This week the girls heard the story of Boudicca’s rebellion. As a class they split the story into 5 sections.

Each part of the story was taken by a group who put together a ‘freeze frame’ of it. The girls were then able to annotate a photograph of their freeze frame, explaining who was who and what they were doing at that point in time.

In English, the girls continue to be impressed by the ‘Fantastically Great Women’ who have gone before them.

They are currently in the process of researching, writing and editing a biography of one of the women that they have read about.

Year 5

Year 5 have been busy writing free verse this week, inspired by the work of much-loved poet Michael Rosen.

The girls studied his poem ‘Rodge Said’ and created their own amusing poems, enjoying the opportunity to use colloquial language and funny experiences from their own lives.

They performed their poetry for the class and evaluated each other’s work, learning the importance of drafting and re-drafting in creating a poem they were truly proud of!

Year 6

In Year 6 this week, it has been all about experimenting – being scientists and making discovery through independent investigation work.

Our first experiment was to make an iceberg and our second was based on our topic about light: the girls explored its properties and deduced that it travelled in straight lines.

Engineering Club is innovative, thought provoking and fun. This week the challenge was to drop an egg from a 2 metre height and to make it survive the fall.

In Maths, Year 6 have been working on their BODMAS and BIDMAS skills so they know the order of operations.

Year 6 mathematicians were very lucky to be able to start a Masterclass with Mr O’Sullivan from the Boys' Senior School. They were ready to show their very best maths skills!