Learning Adventure – 5E

By Amanda Richardson on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Art and Design, Learning Adventure, Year 5. 14 Comments


        5E finished their learning adventure projects this week. We have been looking at the history of film and entertainment. For our projects we designed, animated and built either zoetropes or flip books. Some also managed to use motors to turn their zoetropes. Well done for the hard work and perseverance 5E!    

Year 6 Science: Google Expedition to Chernobyl

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, November 28, 2016 in Computing, Science, Year 6. 1 Comment


  Today, we went on a Google Expedition to Chernobyl, Ukraine. A terrible accident at nuclear power plant occurred there thirty years ago, releasing deadly radioactive substances into the atmosphere. As a result, an exclusion zone with a 30km radius was created around Chernobyl which means no people are allowed to live in this area. After taking […]

BJS maths: Year 6 calculation videos

By Mr. Setchell on Saturday, November 26, 2016 in Calculations policy, Maths, SAT's, Video Lessons, Year 6. 2 Comments


Here is a bank of video lessons to support the most efficient calculation methods in Year 6. However, understanding is deepened when new concepts are learned through using a range different representations and not just the ones in these videos.   Also check out these websites which have videos and activities to practise . . […]

Birmingham Maths Contest winners – again!

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 25, 2016 in Community, Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Well done to all the children who participated in Sumdog’s recent Birmingham Maths Contest. 4R  were the overall winning class, earning 32 free subscriptions for the school. And that’s not all – Dylan in 3S claimed 1st position out of 400 students from across Birmingham who entered. This is the school’s second success in this […]

The Creatures of Pandora – 5E

By Amanda Richardson on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in English, Year 5. 4 Comments


      5E have been hard at work on their non-chronological reports this week. Well done to everyone, for the great effort and brilliantly colourful presentation.

Scholastic Book Fair

By Miss Edwards on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. 1 Comment


  Next week, the school fair is coming to Bournville Junior School.  We are all looking forward to you and your child visiting us.  It is a great opportunity for your child to share their favourite type of book with you and an excellent way for them to explore books they wouldn’t usually choose. The […]

Year 5 Space Centre Trip

By Miss Edwards on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Learning Adventure, Science, STEM, Uncategorized, Year 5. 30 Comments


Year 5 have had a fantastic day at the National Space Centre in Leicestershire. The children started their day by visiting the Planetarium. We learnt about: the physics of rockets which linked to Isaac Newton’s ‘Law of Motion;’ and what is required for the combustion of a rocket (oxygen, fuel and ignition). Using the two […]

Space Science

By Georgina Stone on Monday, November 14, 2016 in Science, STEM, Year 5. 3 Comments


What a week for science! Tonight there will be a supermoon- in preparation for our trip, I wonder! This is the closest approach by the moon since 1948. Follow this link to find out more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37860505 Year 5 have their trip to the National Space Centre. Early start children: we will be taking the register […]

Anti-bullying assembly: The Power of One

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 11, 2016 in Community, eSafety, PSHE. 1 Comment


Today, we enjoyed a fabulous assembly about how to deal with bullying. It was called, ‘The Power of One’. There was lots of audience participation and we learned what to do if we experience bullying, whether it has happened to us or if we see it happening to others. Most important of all, it takes […]