EYFS Playground Opening

On Friday 23 November, Bootham Junior School welcomed parents, EYFS children, Governors, staff and members of the press to the opening of the brand new EYFS playground.  With sensory water feature, bridge, raised planters, seating and playhouse it was a...

Last week at the Junior School

Big Wide World Club Last week the children 'visited' Japan and tried slurping ramen noodles with chopsticks - a lot of skill and some wonderful slurping noises!  They then learnt ‘rock, paper, scissors’ in Japanese before singing karaoke together. Lots of...

Last week at the Junior School

Stop, thief... Year 3 caught a Victorian thief on Kirkgate at the Castle Museum, and put him on trial! Outdoor Education Year 4 practised their prehistoric skills in Outdoor education last week. They made paint brushes from twigs and leaves, and used them...

Last week at the Junior School

Year 3 Year 3 have been learning the scientific names for the bones of the human skeleton, with the help of some sticky labels! Activities The second Big Wide World Club group show off their piñatas and their Mexican wave! Year 3 Y3...

Last week at the Junior School

Year 2 After learning about Picasso, Y2 Spanish students coloured in the Picasso version of Winnie the Pooh. Year 3 Year 3 have been gathering up lots of colourful leaves, and used them to create their own autumn mandala patterns. ...

Last week at the Junior School

Year 3 Last week in Food Technology, Year 3 made Pretzels! Year 6 As you can see from the photo, Year 6 had a great time on their residential trip to St John in the Vale. EYFS Reception class Family Food Sharing...
Last week at the Junior School

Last week at the Junior School

Big Wide World Club Last week, Big Wide World Club ‘visited’ Japan. They learnt some basic greetings, the etiquette behind kow-towing and made origami bookmarks. This week, karaoke and noodle-slurping! Year 3 Last week Year 3 made...

Last week at the Junior School

Years 3-6 Last week, The York Stars presented the NHS-funded “See Life in Colour” assembly to Years 3 – 6 and a follow-up workshop with Year 6. The project has been specifically designed to help KS2 pupils to understand age-appropriate mental health issues...

Save a Baby’s Life

A FREE to attend (donations welcome, but no obligation) workshop to give those attending the confidence to cope in the unlikely event of a baby/young child emergency, such as choking, stopping breathing or drowning. Booking is essential, with Catherine...

Big Wide World Club

Big Wide World Club began last week with some very eager Y3s and 4s. The first country we learned about was Mexico. We learnt about Mexican food and language, listened to traditional music (with some very impressive, impromptu dancing) and began making our...

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone for attending the Bootham Junior School Macmillan coffee morning last Friday and for the delicious cakes and generous contributions. The first ever Macmillan Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple...

History Revisited

Year 3 travelled back in time and experienced what it would be like to go to school during Victorian times. The teacher was very strict but they had fun at playtime!

International Art Project

You may remember our news from last year about our art project with China and Vietnam.  The artwork from China has now arrived and is on display in the Junior School Hall, along with stories and photos from the schools. We are also extremely proud to...
Circus Sensible

Circus Sensible

Children at BJS had a wonderful start to the new school year with two performances from Circus Sensible in the Big Top, plus skills workshops. Despite first day nerves, they settled quickly and soon got to know the new children in their class. Children...

The Scottish Play

Yr 6 were lucky enough to get tickets to go and see Macbeth at a pop up theatre in York.  It was an amazing experience, they even got to meet some of the actors during the interval. Yr 6 student David Vicary very kindly wrote a review of the play as part...

Art Projects at Bootham Junior School

Art Awards Congratulations to all children in Years 4, 5 and 6. They have been successful in completing Trinity College's Art Award at the Explore Level. This is an Entry Level Qualification.  More information about the award and the next levels, Bronze,...
This week at Bootham Junior School

This week at Bootham Junior School

Earlier this year, children from Year 1 to Year 6 entered the National Schools' Handwriting Competition. The quality of the work submitted was of an extremely high standard with neat handwriting and careful presentation from everyone. We were delighted to...

Your votes count!

We are delighted to announce that one of our pupils, Lilia Dean, has been selected as a finalist designer in the Aresson Design a Bat Competition 2018. The design has been uploaded onto their Design a Bat voting page where you can vote on your favourite design in the...

This week at Bootham Junior School

OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY – 13th JUNE Last Wednesday was Outdoor Classroom Day. The majority of our lessons including a whole school singing assembly and a Quaker Meeting took place outdoors. Lunch was also held outdoors and was prepared with the minimum of...
Amnesty International Fashion Show

Amnesty International Fashion Show – Gallery

Brilliantly organised by Hannah Long and Marianna Cox and supported by the sensational technical crew, led by Luke Gilliver, the Amnesty International Fashion Show was a huge success.  The theme of 'Fashion through the decades' saw students from Year 6 at...
This week at Bootham Junior School

This week at Bootham Junior School

Mayan Temple Plant Pots Year 3 have been learning some woodworking skills this week by creating their own Mayan temple plant pots in DT. Adventures at Countryside Day The Romans had a fantastic, adventurous time at the...
Workshops at Bootham Junior School

ICE at BJS

Workshops at Bootham Junior School On Monday we offered free workshops at Bootham Junior School to all year 5 & 6 students.  The turnout was fantastic with 60 students in total from all across York... Science Engineering ...
Greek workshop

Junior School news

Greek Gods and Goddesses! Year 4 enjoyed being ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses for a day. During their workshop at York Museum, they had the opportunity to handle genuine ancient Greek artefacts and engaged in many activities from long jump to drama....
Homestead Park

This week at Bootham Junior School

Year 3 had a fantastic day at Homestead Park in the sunshine. They learnt all about the different layers of the rainforest and what lives in them, and then brushed up on their rainforest explorer skills with some tree climbing, fire lighting and...
Year 6 testing boats and weights

Bootham Junior news

Year 6 have been learning about how forces work. Here they are seen with their constructed boats to see what weight they will carry. #STEMlearning Meanwhile, during DT Year 4 have been making labyrinths to tie in with the topic of...
Times table treasure hunt

Treasure hunt and more at BJS

Maths Year 2 enjoyed a times table treasure hunt this week. Outdoor Education Meanwhile, Bootham EYFS had fun and learning at Foxglove Covert.   Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve covers 100 acres of moorland edge adjacent to Cambrai Lines at...

This week at Bootham Junior School

Sunny Shakespeare! Year 6 enjoyed reading Shakespeare outside in the sunshine - a super start to our Macbeth topic. They then drew around two classmates before considering the true v perceived characters of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth in the story so far....
Spanish Easter Traditions

This week at Bootham Junior School

BJS Spanish Students getting ready for Easter After learning about Spanish Easter traditions, Year 2 students showed again their creativity designing their own “Mona de Pascua”, the traditional Spanish cake for Easter. Year 6...
Bootham Junior School

This week at Bootham Junior School

We may have had a little snow last week but that didn't stop Year 6's music lesson! Harrogate Synagogue This week children in Year 4 had a fabulous time in the Synagogue in Harrogate where many religious artefacts were presented to...
time for slime

Time for Slime…

TIME FOR SLIME Over at Bootham Nursery this week it was time for slime. And the nursery children have been making their own!  As you can see it was incredibly successful and very very stretchy!  So fancy trying to make your own at home, well here is the...

WAG visit BJS

On Friday 20th October WAG (Worldshaper Action Group) visited the Junior school to give an assembly about Oxfam’s Stand as One campaign which is aimed at reuniting refugee families.  The 10 strong team performed a play written by Iris Valles in Middle Schoolroom which...