Booker Avenue

Junior School

Best Always

Health Week 2015

Year 5 finished the week with a walk on Heron Eccles field while raising money for cancer research. Some people even walked it backwards! Well done to all who took part

Sun Safety

The children in Booker Juniors enjoyed glorious weather this week and learning about Sun Safety couldn't have been more appropriate. 

Both Years 3 and 5 were  educated about the importance of protecting the skin when exposed to the sun. Using a high factor sun cream, covering up and staying hydrated are all essential ways of staying safe during the hot weather. 

Year 3 making their sun hats

On Thursday Year 5 completed first aid training with St John's Ambulance. We learnt how to put someone in the recovery position, how to apply a bandage and how to cope when someone is choking.

Year 4 visit ESLA


During Healthy Schools Week the children in Year 4 visited ESLA's Food Technology Department to continue their work on a Healthy Balanced Diet. They prepared and assembled their own tuna pasta salads. 

It was great to see the children in a working kitchen environment, chopping, cutting, slicing and grating a whole host of vegetables in order to create their dishes. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a great experience. Thank you ESLA for having us.

Year Six have been learning about road safety. The Fire Service demonstrated how they deal with road traffic accidents.

Year 4 trip to Tesco


This week year 4 have visited our local Tesco. The children took a tour of 'behind the scenes', and explored the various farm produce that was on offer. 


They visited the cheese counter, and got to try a number of different cheeses, and discussed how it's made. The children also got to try a number of different fruits, and some children even had the opportunity to hold some fresh fish at the fish counter. Here they also discussed the differences between wild and farmed fish.


This visit consolidated the learning they had done earlier on in the week in relation to a healthy balanced diet.

Year 5 became road safety officers today! Ask us what the fastest speed we recorded was?????

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Year 3 had a visit from the local Fire Engine. The children had fun dressing up as a Fireman and using the hose. They have learnt about fire safety with Mrs Summers and what to do in the event of a fire. The children also created their own escape plans and learnt and performed a Fire Safety Rap. Why don't you ask us to sing it? 

Can you spot Mrs Summers dressed as a Fireman?


On Wednesday Year 5 had a fabulous time at a Zumba session. We had great fun, exercised our bodies and displayed some very funky dance moves!


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We have been looking after one another on the yard for health week. At Booker we are all good friends.

Year 5 have created an anti-bullying song for health week. It is set to the tune of Taylor Swift "Shake It Off" and it is very moving. Here we are recording our fantastic rendition. Have you ordered your copy of the CD?
Year 5 have been keeping healthy this week. They completed a circuit of different activities which tested their fitness, ball skills, balance and speed.
Year 5 have been busy learning about E-Safety. They watched some thought provoking videos and discussed safe and unsafe use of the Internet. They then made some board games with their own instructions based on E-Safety.

Below are links to some of the Internet safety videos Year 5 watched today. There is a lot of additional information about E-Safety on our school website- click on the “Parents” section and then on the link entitled “E-Safety and Technology”

Check out some of our diversity displays.

What does diversity mean?

Diversity means that there are lots of different kinds of things.

Just as there are lots of different makes of cars, bikes, washing machines, balls or just about anything you can think of, so there is diversity among people.


We all have the same general structure - two legs, two arms, two eyes, etc.but we all look different to each other.

  • Skin, hair and eyes can be many different colours and shades of colour.
  • The size and shape of our faces and our bodies are different.
  • Most amazing of all is that our DNA and our fingerprints are different to every other person's.
  • In all the billions of people in the world, each one of us is unique.

What does diversity look like?

diversityDiversity is not just about our bodies. Where we are born in the world can make for a great deal of diversity too. There are differences in:

  • languages
  • religions
  • beliefs
  • cultural traditions
  • types of houses where we live
  • schools
  • jobs
  • things to do in our spare time

I'm sure that you can think of lots more differences that all add to the diversity of human beings in our world.

On Tuesday Year 3 were joined by Mrs Sprung who taught them about how plants are used to make medicines. It was very interesting and the children loved learning about all the different types of plants.

They followed up this introduction by using chalk paste, peppermint oil, liquorice and glycerine to make a natural form of toothpaste. A lovely lesson full of fun and interest. 

Year 5 have had a great start to health week. We have discussed sun safety and how to protect our bodies. We learnt a new song about applying sun screen. Why not ask us to sing it for you?

We looked at ways of being a good friend to others and how to promote anti-bullying. Have a look at these images which tell you why we think people see us as a good friend.....

Year 3 enjoyed lots of Physical Education on their first day of Healthy Schools Week. Miss Griffiths set up a circuit training session in the morning and then some of the children took part in a mini netball, football and rounders competition. The sun was shining and the pupils were enjoying being active on the field. A lovely start to our week.