Year 6 Trebuchets

By Karen Spinks on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in History, Learning Adventure, Year 6. 3 Comments


What a fun and informative day! Year 6 have found out about how the Vikings used Trebuchets at the Siege of Paris. They then designed their own Trebuchets, built them out of K’Nex, tested them, improved them and finally, evaluated them. Here’s a sneak preview of some of our tests, launching marshmallow projectiles to break […]

5T’s balloon cars

By Abigail Tomlins on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Science, Year 5. 3 Comments


We had a super afternoon of science in 5T building and testing model cars. The children started to identify different ways their cars could be improved in order to help them travel further! We looked at the size and shape of the wheels, weight of the chassis, the amount of air blown into the balloon, […]

Year 4 Roman Day

By Stuart Ash on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Learning Adventure, Year 4. 2 Comments


Year 4 had a fantastic day yesterday for our Roman Day. Who would have thought we would be meeting a Roman soldier? The soldier taught us all about what it is like to be a Roman, from what equipment they used in battle to what they used to eat. Did you know that Romans used […]

BJS Maths: Sumdog competition success!

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 24, 2017 in Maths, Year 3, Year 4. 1 Comment


The latest Sumdog  competition for Birmingham schools finished  last night with 3A finishing a brilliant 3rd overall! Their terrific effort earned the school 3 months of free subscriptions. Also, in terms of individual placings from the hundreds of pupils participating, Isabel in year 3 finished an amazing 3rd overall. Sarah in year 4 finished a […]

Scholastic Book Fair

By Miss Edwards on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


The Scholastic Book Fair has arrived at Bournville Junior School.  There is  a great variety of fiction and non-fiction books, posters and stationary. As you buy books from the fair, you will also be earning our school free books.   Our opening times are: Monday: 3:30pm—4pm Tuesday: 3:30pm—4pm Wednesday: 5:45pm—8:00pm (During Parents’ Evening) Thursday: 3:30pm—6:15pm (During Parents’ […]

Children In Need 2017

By Gary Evans on Friday, November 17, 2017 in Uncategorized. 2 Comments


An amazing £430 raised by children and staff this year! Thank you to everyone who contributed. Thanks especially to the kitchen team who made over 200 biscuits before work this morning, awesome!  

Year 4 Mathematics: KES Competition success

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Community, Maths, Year 4. 2 Comments


This afternoon, a group of four Year 4 mathematicians represented the school brilliantly at Heat 6 of a mathematics competition held at King Edward’s School. 12 schools were assembled to pick their  way through a series of mathematical challenges. In the first round, the children had to work as a team to answer a tricky […]

Year 5 Poetry

By Miss Edwards on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in English, Year 5. 3 Comments


Today Year 5 have each written an individual stanza using descriptive language.  Their stanza has been based on the poem, ‘Winter Trees’ by Sue Nichols.   Winter Trees Gnarled hands in upward prayer for green. We have given them the opportunity to blog this poetry for you to see.    

Class 5JE’s Poem

By Miss Edwards on Monday, November 6, 2017 in English, Year 5. 32 Comments


In English, we are currently doing an author study of the poet, Grace Nichols. From her book, ‘Cosmic Disco’ we read the poem, ‘When the Colours Spoke.’ Each of the children were assigned a colour on their table and they thought of objects, which use that colour and they thought about what makes the object […]