This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working really hard this week on their assessments in both Maths and English. They have also completed their final art piece based on the works of William Morris by using printing blocks.
Year 4 – have worked very hard this week on their assessments in both Maths and English. They have also been very busy publishing their best pieces of English work for display. In RE, they have used the knowledge they have learnt this term about different places of worship to create their own religious building. They feature iconic features or Christianity, Sikhism, Islam and Buddhism. In PSHE, they have assessing the best ways to prevent the spread of infection, especially the spread of flu.
Year 5 – have been learning how to read timetables and how create their own graphs in Maths. In English, they have been writing their own narratives based on the mythical creature the Kraken while in Science, they have focused on different methods of separating materials.
Year 6 – have been busy completing lots of work for the half term. In English, they have learnt about features of a play script and have been turning part of the Last Wild story into a script. In Humanities, the children have been finding out about the culture of Brazil and in Science they have been looking at how humans have evolved. The children have looked at the different types of creation stories in RE and have specifically looked at the Finnish and Maori creation stories.
Ok, we mean the chocolate factory but that’s still pretty exciting! This week, 20 children from year six were invited to the Mars head office to share their dreams for the future with the staff. Mars hosted a day in which their team were encouraged to think about the future and how their company can plan for it with the next generation in mind. A workshop started with the children voicing their concerns for the future. Themes suggested included global warming, pollution and our impact on the environment. They then participated in a product planning meeting where they shared their ideas and began designing a healthy snack with solutions to their concerns in mind. The children were incredibly mature and represented our school fantastically – three children even presented their homework project to the staff members. Well done to everyone for their hard work and maturity both on the day and when completing their homework.
Our Autumn Term Parent Consultation Evenings will be held on Monday 11th November from 3.30pm to 6pm and Wednesday 13th November from 5pm to 7.30pm.
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This Week In School…
Year 3 – have started to write instructions on how to care for a Tiger using their English based text - The Tin Forest. In Maths, the children have started to learn multiplication methods and have been busy multiplying by 10 and 100.
Year 4 – have been creating their own scripts based on the book Varjak Paw, ready to perform next week during their English lessons. In Maths, they have continued to look at subtraction and have extended their learning through solving word problems. In Science, they have been investigating food chains and comparing food chains from different ecosystems. In Humanities, they are consolidating their learning about Ghana by creating information leaflets.
Year 5 – have been finishing their newspaper reports on the refugee crisis affecting Syria while in Maths, they have been focusing on reading and interpreting line graphs. In Science, they have been looking at reversible and irreversible changes.
Year 6 – have been either enjoying this lovely weather in Sussex on their PGL residential trip (see next week’s bulletin for more) or been taking part in a load of fun activities here at school. The Year 6s who stayed with Mrs Bowden have been spending the week finding out about life during World War 2 including a trip to the local church to find out all about our local history.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been practising using formal method for addition and subtraction for a variety of problems in Maths, including money problems. They have also been working hard to finish their letters to Dominic Greeve, MP regarding climate change and the need to prevent further destruction of our environment.
Year 4 – have been using their knowledge of newspaper features to write our own based on their book 'Varjak Paw'. In Maths, they have been using addition and subtraction operations to help use solve problems which include money. In Art, they have been creating Benin clay art using the African Savannah as inspiration. In Science, they have been comparing the types of teeth of different animals and coming up with scientific reasons why animals have different teeth. In Humanities, they have continued to look at Ghana and this time, have focused on Ghana as a tourist destination. For the Big Soup Share, year 4 created a delicious mushroom soup!
Year 5 – have been focusing on multi step word problems which involve both subtraction and addition in Maths, In English, they have used their knowledge of the refugee crisis to write a newspaper article. In Science, Year 5 have been investigating how materials dissolve to form a solution while for the Big Soup Share, they made a festive pumpkin soup and even roasted their own pumpkin seeds!
Year 6 – have been focusing on Art and have looked at the work of artists Leonora Carrington and Diego Rivera. As part of these lessons, the children have all made their own dream catchers (which were very good!) and have started work on drawing a person they are amazed by. In English, they have been publishing their first person escape stories while in Maths this week, they have been looking at methods for solving division calculations.
Next week is PGL week! Please note, the children attending the trip need to be in school by 11am. They should arrive in their own clothes with their suitcase (on wheels) clearly labelled with their name. Any medication is to be given to Mrs Orr or Miss Bjorck along with any instructions for administering e.g. dosage.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch or order school dinners (by Friday 11th October) to have at school before they depart.
The coach will leave between 1pm and 1.30pm. Parents are welcome to come back to wave children off around this time.
On the day of return, they will be departing from Windmill Hill at around 1.30pm on Friday 18th with the aim of being back at school by 3.30pm. This is dependent on a number of factors (including the M25!) and timings are not exact. Parents will be kept informed using the text system.
Another year, another brilliant Soup Share evening here at IVJS!
The children were fantastic and made some truly delicious soups for us to try, Year 3 made tomato soup, Year 4 made mushroom soup, Year 5 made pumpkin soup and Year 6 made some particularly good leek and potato soup (but I'm biased!).
The evening itself had a fantastic turnout, our school hall was chocka-block with hungry but very happy people! All the soups went down a treat and the children had some brilliant recipes to take home, even converting some of the fussiest eaters with them!
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us with our Harvest Festival collection, all donations will be sent to the Slough Homeless Charity for distribution to those who need it most.
We would also like to thank our very own Mrs Witheridge who spent all day making sure the soups were perfect!
On Monday, IVJS played their first league game of the year against St Mary’s. IVJS played extremely well and conducted themselves impeccably in tough conditions and in a hostile situation. IVJS won the game 7-1 with goals from Ronnie (3), Connor (2) Myles and Paul. A very well done for the brilliant performances from Miles Clifford and Myles Taylor-James who played incredibly well and to man of the match Connor! Great start to the season! Year 5’s turn next week!
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