What’s been happening in the Junior School 21.04.17

Boys of the Week:

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

Year 3 Gold – Henry Leaver, for coming back to school with a learning focus.

Year 3 Orange – Matthew Burrows, for working hard and focusing in maths.

Year 4 Royal – Ben Foster, for a very positive start to the new term.

Year 4 Navy – Hakim Legall, for very good independent story writing over half term.

Year 5 Emerald – Oliver Huddleston, for settling brilliantly into BGSB school life.

Year 5 Jade – William Foster, for an excellent piece of creative writing during half term.

Year 6 Burgundy – Kameron Lochery, for an excellent attitude to his reading.

Year 6 Scarlet – Zak Khan, for an excellent analysis of Ted Hughes poetry.


The upcoming term promises to be one of our busiest yet in terms of sport for the Junior School Boys. Not only do the Under Eleven footballers have two semi-finals to look forward to (the Bury Junior Schools League and Cup competitions) but there is also the Bury Schools’ five-a-side trophy to defend. The competition will take place in June and the boys have a lot to live up to with the BGS name being on the trophy three times since 2013.

The boys will also play their first round of the AJIS Cricket tournament shortly, as they have a home fixture against Kirkham Grammar School lined up in the next fortnight. There will also be friendly fixtures against Manchester Grammar as well as the Bury Schools’ paired cricket competition to look forward to. In addition all the boys will be primed and ready for the annual House Cricket competition, which will no doubt be as competitive as ever.

In athletics the boys have two big meetings scheduled, alongside the Girls’ School, as they travel to Robin Park for the AJIS Athletics festival and the Market Street Track in Bury, for the Bury Schools’ Athletics Meeting. Once again there will be the ultra-competitive House Athletics, taking place in June which, as ever, should be one of the highlights of the school year.

Additionally, the boys will again be joining forces with the girls as they enter the Bury Schools’ mixed rounders competition. This is an important tournament which, should we win, leads to the school representing Bury at the Greater Manchester Youth Games in July.

All in all, the next few months should give the boys a vast array of sporting opportunities to get involved with and enjoy. Good luck boys.

Music Exam Success

Many congratulations to Frank Lowery (saxophone), Eddie Song (violin) and Samuel El-Jouzi (violin) for some well-deserved ABRSM grade one music exam results. Between them they gained two merits and a pass. Well done chaps!

Chamber Choir Performances

On Friday, the Chamber Choir was invited to perform at the Senior Boys Assembly. They had the opportunity to talk about their recent festival success and perform their favourite song, ‘One and a Million’.

This was followed by a performance at the EYFS Bitesize Breakfast at the Infant’s School. The boys always enjoy performing at the Infant’s and especially enjoyed singing ‘Learn to Swim’ which hopefully inspired them to sing and swim more. Though hopefully not at the same time! A few of our talented instrumentalists played some lovely solos as well to round off a lovely performance.

The boys really enjoyed performing, singing and showing off their two massive trophies!

Spring Concerts

The boys have been very busy this week doing dress rehearsals for their Spring Concerts next week. They are really looking forward to them. There are going to be some lovely performances.

A reminder of the times:

Monday 24th April:

Y5 Emerald                                        2.30 pm

Tuesday 25th April:

Y6 Burgundy                                      9.15 am

Y6 Scarlet                                            2.30 pm

Wednesday 26th April:

Y4 Navy                                9.15 am

Y5 Jade                                 2.30 pm

Thursday 27th April:

Y4 Royal                                               9.15 am

Y3 Orange and Gold                        2.30 pm

Parking will be available shortly before each concert on the Senior School playground. The new gates will be left open. Parents attending the morning concert are invited to wait in the Junior School library. Parents attending the afternoon performance are invited to meet at the Senior School reception as close to 2.30 as possible when they will escorted to the Junior School for the concert.

We do hope we shall have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Spring Concerts. The boys have worked very hard learning their percussion pieces, songs introductions and solos.

Transitus I Navy – Viking Long Boats

Year 4 Navy pupils have been working hard to design and make a Viking Long Boat as part of last term’s Vikings project in the humanities and design technology lessons. The finished fleet of ships look set for invasion!

Marvellous Maya Masks

The boys in Year 5 completed their Maya project by crafting and painting some excellent Maya masks. Using a range of materials and developing their artistic skills, these masks were a great conclusion to a fascinating topic.

Rock Detectives.

Year 3 have started a new science topic and will be looking at rocks and fossils this half term.
This week we studied different types of rocks and learnt how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed. Year 3 are now certified rock stars!


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