BJS Maths: UKMT Primary Challenge winners!

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Community, Maths, Year 5. No Comments


On Wednesday 11th July, members of our year 5 mathematics team returned victorious from a United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Primary Challenge held at Kings Norton Girls School. The organisers reported how impressed they were with the children’s willingness to listen and respond to each other’s ideas, and how they were prepared to persevere with the […]

Year 5 visit to Kings Norton Boys’ School

By Abigail Tomlins on Sunday, July 8, 2018 in Art and Design, History, PE, Year 5. No Comments


Last week, year 5 attended 3 fantastic workshops at Kings Norton Boys’ School. Our first session was crash course in archery where the children had the chance to use professional archery equipment. They particularly enjoyed using the skills they’d learned to pop as many balloons as they could in a mini competition. In art, using […]

Bean Planting in 5E

By Phil Emmott on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Science, Year 5. No Comments


Our bean plants grew so well in the classroom that we decided to take them outside. We’ll need volunteers to keep them watered as spring becomes summer.

Year 5 Rainforest Roadshow

By Miss Edwards on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Learning Adventure, Year 5. No Comments


As a fantastic start to our South America topic, Year 5 had a visit from ‘Dave Shaw’s Roadshow.’ First we learnt about Dave’s adventures in the Amazon Rainforest. He started by showing some living giant spiny stick insects and a milk snake called ‘Carlos’. In addition, he discussed the wildlife and native people he has encountered. […]

BJS Maths: Year 5 maths team win bronze

By Mr. Setchell on Friday, February 2, 2018 in Maths, Year 5. 1 Comment


Today, our year 5 mathematics team took part in a Maths Challenge event at King Edward’s School. The team battled hard against phenomenal competition to come away with bronze medals. Like all our maths teams, they were complimented by their invigilating  teacher from another school on their exemplary manners and cooperative spirit. Well done, children! […]

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