Black History Month: Hidden figures

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, October 13, 2017 in British Values, Community, Computing, History, Maths, Science, STEM. No Comments


When we think about history, some of the most inspiring stories come from recent times. ‘Hidden Figures’ is a film based on the true story of three brilliant African-American mathematicians – Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson. They worked at NASA in the 1950s and ’60s making the important calculations that helped launch the […]

Year 4 Maths: Tagtiv8

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, October 13, 2017 in Maths, PE, Year 4. 2 Comments


It was maths on the move today when we had a lesson using our fantastic Tagtiv8 kit. We played a variety of maths games that helped us to practise our mental maths skills. Afterwards, we all agreed that we loved the physical and mental challenges of Tagtiv8 and shared our own ideas of how we […]

Year 5 Maths: Columnar Addition

By Miss Edwards on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in Maths, Year 5. 1 Comment


Today the children made a great start to using columnar addition. They have used place value counters to add two sets of numbers together.  This has deepened their understanding of why digits are carried over and how different place value columns can be affected by these calculations.  Great work!  

Year 3 Maths: addition and subtraction

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, October 6, 2017 in Maths, Year 3. 3 Comments


  Today, we all got together in the hall to learn how drawing can help us with maths. We drew bar models to help us understand the relationship between addition and subtraction. We started by telling number stories about how many fingers Mr. Adkins was holding up. By the end of the lesson, we could […]

Sumdog success – and we’re only 9 days in!

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Maths, Year 3. 1 Comment


As well as practising their maths skills independently over the summer, the children have already completed lots of practice on Sumdog. Some children in year 3 have already achieved  badges. Well done BJS mathematicians! Remember to keep practising those  skills.

Year 6 Computing: HTML index sites

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, February 3, 2017 in Art and Design, Computing, English, eSafety, Maths, PSHE. 1 Comment


Over the past few weeks, we have been creating our own websites using only a scripting language called HTML (HyperText Markup Language). Great resilience, patience and attention to detail was required as the slightest error in our code would create a bug and our webpages wouldn’t display. Where we were stuck, we could go online […]