Easter maths challenge: 90 days of Sumdog

By Mr. Setchell on Sunday, March 27, 2016 in Maths. 8 Comments


Over the 90 days since Christmas, how often on average do you think BJS mathematicians answered a question on Sumdog? Was it . . . a) Every 60 seconds? b) Every 6 seconds? c) Every 6 minutes? Based on your answer, can you use your time facts to calculate  and  explain  how many questions were […]

Nick Sharratt

By Miss Edwards on Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Art and Design, English, Year 3, Year 4. 5 Comments


Year 3 and 4 have had a fantastic week, as have the rest of the school. On Thursday we had the privilege of having the book ‘Two brothers and a Chocolate Factory,’ written by local author Juliet Clare Bell, read to us by members of Bournville Village Trust. The children were also presented with a […]

Year 5 and 6 Art and Design: Nick Sharratt was our teacher!

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, March 18, 2016 in Art and Design, English, Year 5, Year 6. 1 Comment


You don’t often get a world-famous author and illustrator taking your lessons, but that’s exactly what happened today. Nick Sharratt talked through some of his most popular  work and showed us how to draw characters such as Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracey Beaker and Timothy Pope’s dad from Nick’s own book ‘Shark in the Park’ . . […]

Year 4’s Angry Birds project. Where is the maths in that?

By Michael Grant on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Uncategorized. 1 Comment


This week, year 4 have started an Angry Birds project. After briefly playing the game, they listed all the potential maths involved. Below are their thoughts…     Using concrete resources, my class looked at 2D shapes. They sorted the different types of triangles and quadrilaterals out and discussed how this linked to Angry Birds. […]

Year 3 Pottery

By Miss Edwards on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 in Learning Adventure, Year 3. 1 Comment


Year 3 have had a fantastic morning, as we have been busy using clay to make our Greek pots. We are now looking forward to sketching designs in our sketch books and then painting the pots next week.

Year 3 meet Bournbrook Fire Crew

By Gary Evans on Monday, March 14, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments


Year 3 had an exciting morning meeting members of Bournbrook Fire Station Redwatch. They shared their favourite children’s story with the children and invited them to explore the fire engine, it looked like great fun!

Year 4 Gurdwara visit.

By Linda Samuels on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments


  Year 4 had a wonderful learning experience at the Gurdwara. We have learnt lots about Sikhism, including the history, 5K’s, the religion and culture. What did you enjoy most?  

Strategy Games

By Gary Evans on Friday, March 11, 2016 in Maths. No Comments


Year 5 using strategy games to develop systematic approaches. Developing geometry skills through reasoning and visualising angles and shapes.