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This Week In School…
Year 3 – have used their knowledge of place value to complete calculations using the method of expanded addition. They thought about the best way to format their calculations and used their developed skills to solve real-life problems via word problems. In English, they have used their Power of Reading text (The Tin Forest) as inspiration to write to their local MP (Joy Morrisey) about problems that affect the environment in Iver. They planned their arguments and have started to write the introduction and the first paragraph so that they are ready to finish it off next week. Year 3 continued with their map work in humanities, this time they delved into the UK. They looked at all the capital cities and some of the major cities across the UK. In Science, Year 3 started their topic on plants by looking at all the different parts of a plant. They then continued their exploration by creating an investigation to see what conditions a plant needs to grow.
Year 4 – have been working on designing, planning and writing instructions to make a recycled robot as part of their recycling theme in English. In Maths, they have been busy finding 1, 10, 100 and 1000 more and less of a number. In Humanities, they have been exploring more of Africa, they’ve written an explanation text about settlements in Africa and learnt all about trade via the Trans Saharan Trade Route. In Science, they carried out another investigation, this time round they were measuring the length of time it takes for a solid to become a liquid. The experiment involved yummy chocolate but sadly they didn’t get to eat any!
Year 5 – have been writing a descriptive narrative about their Class book 'The Journey'. They have tried hard to integrate speech and to use their Vocabulary Ninja words. They are enjoying the challenge of up-levelling their work. In their Maths lessons, they have learnt about negative numbers and how to find the difference between positive and negative numbers. They have also enjoyed learning about Roman numerals and the rules that are needed. They have completed their topic on China this week and have produced some travel leaflets.
Year 6 – have finished publishing their non-chronological reports on the environment, climate change and global warming and have now started looking at persuasive writing. They will be writing a letter in character based on the class book we are reading - Floodland. The children have already pretended to be one of the characters from our book during Guided Reading when they wrote some emotive speeches and read some of them out to the rest of the class. In Maths, the children have started revising the four operations and will be continuing with this next week. They started their new Science topic this week - Evolution and Inheritance - where the children have been looking at how they have inherited some characteristics from their parents and how different organisms are adapted to suit their environment. Everyone enjoyed the extra PE activities during National Fitness Day on Wednesday.
This term's parent/teacher appointments will take place on Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th October and we will be using the SchoolCloud system again. You will need to login using your email and child's details. Should you have any problems logging in, or think that we might not have the correct email address for you, please email the school office for help.
You can find the guide about how to book here:
Once you have booked your appointment, you will use the same website to access the video call with the teachers, you will not need to log in to any other website/account. You can access the website directly here:
If you are unable to attend any of the times that are available, please email your class teacher directly to arrange another time. Teachers emails all follow the format firstname.lastname@example.org eg email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Your appointment will appear on the website home screen when you are logged in and you will be able to click the button to join the video call during your appointment time. All appointments are 10 minutes long and will display a timer at the top of the screen. Should you need longer to speak with a teacher, you are welcome to arrange a time with the teacher at the meeting.
Should you have any problems or queries, please email the class teacher or the school office.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have continued their exploration of place value in Maths. They used their knowledge and understanding to answer place value word problems and developed their addition and subtraction skills. In English, they finished their diary entry about the Tin forest and have produced some very neatly presented pieces of work. To end their English lessons this week, Year 3 used their excitement about Pirate day to create their own pirate adventure story. With storms, shipwrecks and stolen treasure, their characters have been put through their paces. For Humanities, Year 3 gradually widen their understanding of the area around them. From IVJS to Iver to Buckinghamshire to England to the UK, Year 3 developed their map skills and explored both physical and human features of the world around them. In RE, they have been looking at the celebration of Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita in line with their learning about religious festivals. This week, the children have continued to demonstrate how well they are fitting into IVJS and their teachers cannot wait to see what they produce next week!
Year 4 – have been busy writing their leaflets about plastic pollution. They have discussed the positives and negatives of using plastic, learnt about what happens to the rubbish that ends up in the ocean and have come up with ideas to reduce the amount of plastic we use. In Science, they started their first scientific investigation of the year - 'What type of fizzy drink contains the most CO2?'. This is part of their exploration into the topic on States of Matter. The highlight of their week has been Pirate day. The morning saw each Year 4 given their own pirate's name before they went outside to take part in a treasure hunt around the playground. They found clues that gave them an insight into the rest of the day's adventures. Adventures that saw them creating their own puppet show in groups, learning a sea shanty, making wanted posters and making their own feathered friend. The best moment agreed by many was making naughty Captain Clifford walk the plank at the end of the day after he had stolen their treasure in the morning.
Year 5 – have had a super busy week this week. In Maths, they have been rounding larger 4,5 and 6 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. In English, they edited their poems based on the class book and published them.
Year 5 had an excellent Pirate Day on Thursday where the children made their own pirate hats, created a treasure map and created a play script about a pirate adventure. Everyone had a great time adding pirate vocabulary into their work.
Year 6 – have had another busy week. In English the children have continued writing their non-chronological reports about the environment and will be ready to publish these at the beginning of next week. In Maths. they have started looking at negative numbers and began by using atlases to investigate the average temperatures around the world and making comparisons. In Humanities, the children have concluded their topic on South America by researching and writing a report about a chosen country in the continent. The week's highlight was Pirate Day when they made their own pirate hats, drew treasure maps and guessed where each other's treasure was using grid referencing and worked in groups to create a play script using 'pirate' vocabulary, which they then performed.
From week commencing October 4th 2021, we are going to start running a weekly “Multi-Sports After School Club” for upper and lower school. This club will run from 3:30pm – 4:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.
This will be a ‘multi-sports’ club meaning the children will participate in a different sporting activity each week. Sessions will vary but will include favourites such as: football, dodgeball, bench ball and cricket. There will be no alternative activity available so please only book if you’re ready to be active after school!
Spaces are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. There are only 16 spaces available per session so make sure you book promptly so you don’t miss out! This will cost £21.00 for 3 weeks of clubs (£7 per session).
Bookings will be available on the Shop tab of your SchoolMoney account from 2pm on Monday 20th September. If you have any issues accessing you SchoolMoney account, please email email@example.com.
Your child will need to wear black trainers and bring a coat as they will be outside for the duration of the club. In addition, they will need a water bottle to stay hydrated.
If your child usually attends after school club, you will need to make sure that you book the remaining time directly with Energy Kidz. The rest of the children should be collected from the grass at the front of school at 4:30pm.
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