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 […]

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, […]

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’ […]

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 […]

5T’s Tudor houses

By Abigail Tomlins on Friday, October 20, 2017 in Art and Design, History, Learning Adventure, Year 5. 1 Comment


While the rest of year 5 were at Harvington Hall, children in 5T transformed a pile of cardboard boxes into these incredible Tudor houses. I am so impressed with the hard work that went into these – just look at that attention to detail! I hope you are all very proud of what you have […]

Year 5 visit to Harvington Hall

By Abigail Tomlins on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in History, Learning Adventure, Year 5. 1 Comment


In year 5 we have been busy learning all about Henry VIII, and this week we got the chance to experience what it would have been like to be alive in Tudor times with a fantastic trip to Harvington Hall. Today, 5E and half of 5T went. We spent the first half of the day exploring […]

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!