The Watertower

By Gary Evans on Thursday, October 12, 2017 in English, Year 6. No Comments


For the last few weeks, Year 6 have been studying The Watertower By Gary Crew. They have enjoyed it very much. They have also written a Diary written from Bubba’s point of view. They have started writing a letter to the author of the book. Marco and Lacey loved this book because of the suspense and the mystery. They […]

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 […]

The Big Read Trail

By Gary Evans on Friday, July 15, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments


Trail & Activities Map During The Big Read (16 July – 13 September) pick up a free trail and activities map from venues or download an A4 version to print at home. Please check the opening hours of venues before making a special journey to see the BookBenches. Please note this trail and activities map is a […]

Nick Sharratt Interview

By Gary Evans on Monday, April 25, 2016 in Art and Design, English. 2 Comments


Please find below our long awaited Nick Sharrat interview. Nick was interviewed by some of our news team when he visited our school. Read carefully as there is an exclusive “scoop!” What was your favourite subject at school? My favourite subject was art. Did you go to university? No, I went to art college. What […]

Year 6 English: Creepy stories

By Mr. Setchell on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in English. No Comments


Recently, we have been learning to withhold information for effect. This helps to create tension; we call it ‘Show, not tell’.  So, instead of telling you, we’ll show you what we mean . . .   He was petrified. His eyes widened and he covered his mouth with quivering hands. The man’s eyebrows stood to […]

Science Week: Year 6 vlog from space!

By Mr. Setchell on Thursday, November 26, 2015 in English, Science. No Comments


       As part of our Science Week where we’ve been considering life for future humans, Year 6 have been writing and recording vlogs (video diaries) from space to their folks back home in Bournville. Here’s a taste of life in space: ” . . . then there’s the toilet. It’s not what you’d expect. […]

Science Week: Year 6 working with world’s top scientist!

By Mr. Setchell on Thursday, November 19, 2015 in English, Maths, Science, STEM, Video Lessons. 3 Comments


Next week, in all our lessons we will be considering how humans might evolve after colonising another planet. To deepen our thinking, Dr. Cameron Smith – one of the world’s top scientists in this field – has kindly agreed to hold a webcam question and answer session from his base in Portland, Oregon USA! Check out Dr. […]

Book Fair

By Gary Evans on Monday, November 16, 2015 in . No Comments


Scholastic Book Fair in school all week.

Year 6 Maths Kennings on #NationalPoetryDay

By Mr. Setchell on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in English, Maths. 1 Comment


To celebrate #NationalPoetryDay and to declare our love of maths, we’ve been writing maths kennings. This is an Old Norse form of poetry; handy, as our Learning Adventure is all about the Vikings!   Click here to view. Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.

National Poetry Day

By Gary Evans on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 in Uncategorized. 4 Comments


In celebration of National Poetry Day, the staff at Bournville Junior School would like to share their favourite poem with you. Year 3 Miss Edwards- The Tyger by William Blake Mr Dearden- Albert and the Lion by Marriott Edgar Mrs Miles- The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear Year4 Mrs Rudge- T’was the Night […]