We are now taking bookings for this term's Parents' Evenings which will be on Wednesday 7th November and Thursday 8th November. We are using our online booking system through the Parents Booking website, You will be able to log in with your name and child's details. If you do however have any issues logging in, please do not hesitate to contact reception.
Head to parents-booking.co.uk/ivervillage to book!
Christmas Charity – Samaritans Purse
This year, we will be supporting "Operation Christmas Child" organised by the charity Samaritans Purse where ourselves and St Peters Church we will be collecting shoeboxes of toys to make sure as many children as possible, who might not otherwise get a Christmas present, receive something at this special time of year.
If you would like to donate, we are collecting the boxes between 1st and 9th November. We are aiming for shoeboxes of toys and hygiene products, for more details of what to donate and how to send it, please click here:
All contributions have to be with us by Friday 9th November, so that they can be sorted and dispatched in time for Christmas.
Thank you in advance, your donations will make a huge difference to children all around the world and make even one day a year just that little bit special.
Miss J Digweed
We have now released the club list for next half term. You can find a list of the clubs below, we will be using our normal online booking system and clubs will be starting Tuesday 30th October and cost £14 for the half term (7 weeks).
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have explored the features of poetry and begun to plan a descriptive poem about the changes of the Tin Forest. In Maths, they have continued to practice their written methods for calculations and begun to apply them to different situation including finding change.
Year 4 – have continued looking at addition this week in solving problems using both the formal method and the expanded method. In English, they have been exploring narrative description using fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases. In Science, they began their scientific experiment, questioning the effect of different drinks and liquids on teeth. They’ve even begun discussing the Christmas production (shhhh… we know it’s early).
Year 5 – have started to research the Syrian Refugee crisis and how it has affected many children and families. They used that research to begin writing newspaper articles related to their class book - The Journey! They're also continuing to work on materials in Science, subtracting in Maths and mountains in Humanities! This week, we also did a project on kindness in our classroom, where we learned how far a little kindness can go.
Year 6 – have been working hard with their assessments in Reading, SPaG and Maths. They have also been completing their own escape stories, which so far have been very pleasing to read. They enjoyed taking part in the Inter-house dodgeball and some of the children have put themselves forward for House Captain roles; well done to all of those who gave their speeches in front of the rest of their house.
This month the article from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is Article 1. This article explains that every single child across the United Nations are entitled to the 54 articles. At the Iver Village Junior School we believe these rights must be put in place by all governments around the world. Children under the age of 18 should have a protected and safe beginning and as they grow they should be provided with opportunities to thrive educationally and socially. We want all children around the world to grow up to be honest, responsible, respectful, caring and confident global citizens.
At The Iver Village Junior School we are learning more about the struggles and injustice of other children under 18 around the world. These issues make us sad and we realise just how lucky we are to live in a peaceful country.
This month’s Article is… Article 1 Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the convention. Talk Time….
We have set up a page for parents of children who are attending PGL 2018. It will be on this page that the teachers will post updates of the children while they are away. This year, instead of a Facebook page, we have set up a separate, password protected webpage for parents to view. The link to the page along with the password will be sent to parents who request it via separate text messages for security reasons.
Please complete the form (part of the letter) and return to school as soon as possible so that we can begin sending out links to the PGL Updates page.
This is where we'll post all school news and updates. If you require paper copies of any information on our website then please contact Mrs Goggin in our school reception.