Last Week at the Junior School

Fairy TrailNursery enjoyed a magical visit to Northwood Fairy trail last week. They walked through a wardrobe into fairy land, trip trapped across a troll bridge and found evidence of fairies high and low. A Play in a Day!Year 3 did an amazing job of...
Last week at the Junior School

Last week at the Junior School

Hot, Hot, Hot! Year 3 have been tasting hot chocolate as the Ancient Maya would have drunk it - raw cacao and chili powder! Most of them weren't big fans! All creatures great and smallYear 1 at Askham Bryan College last week learning about all...
Outdoor Classroom Day

Last week at the Junior School

Take cover... Nursery found shade under the parachute this morning. Last week at the Junior School saw our students enjoy National Outdoor Classroom Day, the Oxfam Dollshouse Project and letters from pen friends in Vietnam. Oxfam Dollshouse These are some...
Bootham Junior School Road Safety

Last week at the Junior School

Safely does it!Junior School Year 3's learnt how to cross roads safely in their Pedestrian Training sessions last week. Slimy Science A few shots from the Science ICE workshop! Hot, Hot, Hot! Nursery...
Bootham School Bikeability Training

Last week at the Junior School

Bikeability Training 22 Year 6 children completed level 1 and 2 bikeability training. Friday was at least dry - the rest of the week has been cold and wet! For more information about bikeability training please go...
Girl Diving Bootham School Sports News

Sports News

Bootham School Sports News Equestrian Zac and Steady Neddy made the long trip down to Arena UK in Derbyshire on Sunday, braving the 5.45am start! Zac competed in the National Schools Showjumping Qualifier at Arena UK in Grantham. The pair brought home the...
Mayan Cookery Bootham Junior School

Mayan Cookery – Bootham Junior School

Year 3 launched their Ancient Maya topic by doing some Mayan cookery! They made their own corn tortillas in our cob oven, and some guacamole to go with them. Delicious! To see more of what goes on at the Junior School please click...

NSEA Arena Eventing

Junior School student Zac Edwards and his horse Steady Neddy competed in the NSEA Arena Eventing for the school in the 70cm and 80cm class. Zac came 5th out of 30 competitors in the 70cm class, narrowly missing out on a national qualification spot by one...

Last week at the Junior School

What is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to be happy, of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. In...

Last week at the Junior School

Science Week The children started their Science Week with an inspirational talk from Dr. Andrew McGonigle, a Reader in Volcano Remote Sensing, from Sheffield University.  They learned about the different types of volcanoes and about the technology used to...

Last week at the Junior School

World Book Day The kids (and teachers) made an amazing effort with all their different costumes. Books, blankets and biscuits - Year 3 found the perfect way to finish off World Book Day! Hola BJS Spanish students started Lent with a...

Last week at the Junior School

The ICE Workshop for Reception to Year 2 took place last week. We created some Mini Masterchefs, Future Scientists, Budding Musicians, Awesome Artists, Inspired Engineers and Phenomenal Programmers. Over 40 children from schools across York joined BJS...

Last week at the Junior School

Flight of fancy? Year 4 have been learning about British garden birds. They opened a "Bird Café" in an effort to attract more feathered friends into the school playground. ECO Bricks Update Thank you very much for all the ECO Bricks...

NSPCC Visit

NSPCC visited our school and delivered their Speak out. Stay safe. KS1 and KS2 assemblies and workshops for Y5 and Y6, to share information with the children about how they can keep themselves safe from harm and get help if they have any worries. It was a...

Last week at the Junior School

Ooh la la!  Year 4 shared their ‘edible’ French homework with the class. They all enjoyed delicious profiteroles and a beautiful tarte Tatin. Mummies the word... Year 3 have been mummifying oranges by scooping out their internal organs, filling the cavity...

Last week at the Junior School

A winter's tale Year One had a lovely wintry walk on the field last Wednesday. They had a great time making some fabulous frost angels! George's Marvellous Medicine Year 3 have been learning about how shadows grow and shrink when you move an object closer...

Last week at the Junior School

Imperial War Museum Y6 were lucky enough to meet D-Day veteran , David Teacher last week, who landed on Juno beach aged 19. David spoke about how keeping optimistic during the war saved his life. The children told him about our 6 dispositions. When asked...

Last week at the Junior School

Epiphany Celebrations Year 2 Spanish students had a happy surprise when they came back to school last Tuesday... the Three Kings had visited them and left some sweets in their made up shoes. This is the tradition in Hispanic countries on the 6th of...

Last week at the Junior School

Spanish Club BJS students from the Spanish Club got ready for the visit of the Three Kings (3 Wise Kings) who in Spain are the ones who bring presents on the 6th of January to celebrate that Jesus was born. Yr 1 & 2 Performance Naughty Elf Y6 were at...

Takeaway Homework

Project Day Year 6 Some absolutely amazing project work from Year 6 last week on a very wide range of subjects as part of their ‘takeaway’ homework.

Last Week at the Junior School

A Journey back in time.. Year 4 invited their parents to the opening of their “Journey Back to Prehistoric Past” exhibition. The children turned their classroom into a museum and treated their guests with an erudite guided tour. They particularly enjoyed designing a...

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...