What’s Been Happening in the Junior School – 30.06.17

Lego Club completed their final models this week – what a creative bunch of future product designers and engineers!

Boys of the Week:

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

Year 3 Gold –Abtin Nejati, for being a very determined mathematician all year.

Year 3 Orange – Ismail Hussein, for always working hard while having a smile on his face.

Year 4 Royal – Afan Arshad, for continuous hard work in all curriculum areas.

Year 4 Navy – Stefan Jacobs, for excellent verse speaking performance.

Year 5 Emerald – Sam Al-Khafaji, for a big improvement in teamwork and collaboration this term.

Year 5 Jade – William Foster, for excellent effort in his assessed writing.

Year 6 Burgundy – Charlie Cainer, for much improved handwriting in his assessment.

Year 6 Scarlet – Red Sangha, for working hard using mathematical methods.

Year 2 Transition.

We held our annual transition day on Monday this week where we had some very special guests – Year 2! They met their new teacher, explored their new classroom and took part in exciting activities including a Book World Cup. They boys narrowed down a selection of eight books and chose Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as their class read for September, which Mrs Murphy was delighted with, as it’s her favourite too. We are all looking forward to seeing the boys arrive as Year 3 and, judging by the grins in these photographs, they’re quite excited too!

Year 3 Trip to Tree Tops.

Year 3 spent the day exploring Heaton Park on Wednesday, starting with a new aerial adventure playground!  To tie in with our sports topics we took it to the extreme, trampolining twenty feet in the air and even playing giant dodge ball on the bouncy nets!  Lots of fun was had and we were glad to cool down later with a picnic lunch in the park.  A long walk followed, exploring mysterious tunnels and secret gardens full of squirrels and the boys began to plot an adventure story that they will be writing back at school.

Boys’ Achievements

Congratulations to Ethan who has not only swum an incredible 800m to gain his latest ASA Rainbow swimming qualification, but also reached Trampoline Proficiency Level 8 recently – what a versatile set of skills! ‘Swimpolining’ – a new category in next year’s Sports Day perhaps!?

We are very proud of Mohsin for challenging himself to run a 5k race in Heaton Park in July, while raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The best of luck Mohsin! And well done for setting such a great example to all the boys in the school.

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