BJS Maths: Year 4 maths final at King Edward’s School

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Maths, STEM, Year 4. No Comments


Today, our year 4 maths team competed brilliantly in the final of the year 4 maths competition hosted by King Edward’s School in Edgbaston. Although the team just missed out on success this time, they still enjoyed a fantastic day. After the competition, Dr. Katie Steckles showed us her top three favourite shapes and demonstrated […]

BJS Maths: Free practice materials

By Mr. Setchell on Monday, January 22, 2018 in Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Corbett Maths Primary 5-a-day is website full of great questions for you to practice at home. 5-a-day Primary   Of course, you don’t have to do 5-a-day, but little and often practice will accelerate your maths skills. There are bronze, silver, gold and platinum activities depending how  much of a challenge you want. #easyisboring

Christmas homework ideas – mathematics

By Mr. Setchell on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in Maths, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Send a present to your future self – enjoy maths more by spending your brain power in lessons on interesting challenges rather than trying to work out what the product of 7 x 8 is. Learn your times tables and division facts by practising for  5 minutes every day on Sumdog. Already fluent in your […]

Christmas homework- English

By Miss Mattocks on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


Try watching this Christmas advert, before having a go at some of the challenges below: Discussion points- discuss these questions with an adult at home What could be the greatest gift anyone could get at Christmas? It would be interesting to ask before and after watching the film. Discuss why having your loved ones around you […]

Snow day English

By Miss Mattocks on Monday, December 11, 2017 in English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6. No Comments


  Keep yourselves busy in between all of that snowman building you’ve been doing, with  the following challenges.   Writing challenges Are you a budding author? Fancy yourself as the next J.K.Rowling or Michael Morpurgo? Use the following story starter to kick start your writing… I lifted my fists to my eyes and rubbed away […]

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 […]