What’s Been Happening in the Junior School – 12.05.17


Individual Winners:

Year 6 – Max Collins (86)

Year 5 – Jai Kohli (73)

Year 4 – Afan Arshad, Joe Gauge, Harrison Blakelock, Sam Greenhalgh & Eddie Song (15)

Year 3 – Sebastian Gray (60)

House Totals:

Derby – 22

Kay – 20

Howlett – 16

Hulme – 15

Boys of the Week:

Congratulations to the following boys who received Boy of the Week this week:

Year 3 Gold – Jaxon Holt, for trying super-hard with his writing.

Year 3 Orange – Alex Edlinger, for an excellent start to tennis club.

Year 4 Royal – Raees Nassar, for overcoming his fears and persevering in the various activities at Robin Wood.

Year 4 Navy – Luke Houston, for overcoming his fears and persevering in the various activities at Robin Wood.

Year 5 Emerald – Ash Mason, for a descriptive and exciting diary entry in English.

Year 5 Jade – Joseph Pitts, for excellent written work based on a novel.

Year 6 Burgundy – Charlie Cainer, for excellent problem solving in Mathematics.

Year 6 Scarlet – Joshua Jennings, for a conscientious and mature approach to home learning


The Under Eleven football team missed out on reaching their second final of the season this week, as they narrowly lost out to Tottington in the Bury Schools’ Knockout Cup.

The game was an evenly-balanced match with both sides showing excellent commitment and determination. Unfortunately the Bury Boys could not quite do enough to take the game into extra time, despite a strong second half showing. Joshua Jennings had pulled Bury back into the game after they went two-nil down and he was denied right at the death by a fine save from the visiting ‘keeper.

This brings a temporary halt to the football season, with the AJIS cricket tournament starting on Friday. However the boys will be back in action at the end of June as they look to retain the Bury Schools’ Five-A-Side trophy that was won last year.

Science Dome

Year 3 were fortunate enough to experience the ‘science dome’ over at infant school on Thursday morning.  They were treated to a talk about their current topic on rocks and minerals and then got to enter the dome itself to watch a wraparound video of some volcanic explosions.  They answered questions brilliantly too, identifying sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks when handling them.  Year 3 are certainly budding scientists!

Maths in Emerald

The boys thoroughly enjoyed competing against each other in Maths this week as part of their learning about numbers with three decimal places.

Oliver Walks the Lakes

Congratulations to Oliver in Emerald who completed the annual Coniston to Barrow Challenge walk last week – covering a distance of 21.1 miles in a hugely impressive 5 hours and a minute! It sounds like Oliver ran most of the way – one to watch for the Cross Country Team in future years. In fact, he came in the top fifth of all finishers of all ages, and first under 10. Well done Oliver!

Boys’ Successes

Congratulations are in order for –

Ethan, for completing his ASA Bronze Award Swimming Challenge,

Sonny, for his achievements skiing at the Chill Factore, and

William, for being a Mega Finalist in the Delancey UK Schools national chess championships, and who now qualifies for the Giga Finals, one of 1000 children from an original pool of over 40,000.

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