This Week In School…
Year 3 – have finished writing their adventure stories this week and Miss Short and Miss Couves have really enjoyed reading them! In Maths, they have started to look at fractions - comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting them.
Year 4 – have finished writing their biographies in English. In Maths, they have continued looking at simplifying and converting fractions and have continued to work hard on their times tables.
In Humanities, they have been learning about the many kings and queens that have ruled over England, from William the Conqueror to Henry the VIII and up to our current monarch,
Year 5 – have been writing a newspaper report on AJ's experience at the Olympic games. In Maths, they have really challenged themselves learning how to convert fractions into improper fractions and mixed numbers. They have also learnt how to find a fraction of an amount. Year 5 are especially looking forward to starting their rehearsals for the exciting Echoes project where 30 Year 5s will be performing at the Royal Albert Hall!
Year 6 – have been working hard to complete and publish their narratives about a sinking ship. They have also enjoyed painting their Picasso portraits which look very effective. The children enjoyed a great workshop on circus skills at the end of the week to link with their new book, Rooftoppers.
Today, our very lucky Year 6s met with the very talented entertainer, James. He taught us some incredible new skills to get everyone excited for the new Year 6 class book, Rooftoppers.
Year 6 have been balancing feathers, throwing flower sticks, juggling scarves and balls and spinning plates, diablos and Chinese ribbons, even riding peddle-go’s and fun wheels.
What a Friday!
Year 5 have been selected to take part in an Echoes Eight Music event at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 18th March 2019. They will be singing in the Echoes Concert alongside other children from schools throughout Buckinghamshire. The concert will start at 7pm with parents welcome to attend; we will send details of how to buy tickets closer to the time.
Children will take part in both the concert on the night and rehearsals beforehand:
Following on from last term the Joint Governor Working Party (JGWP) from Iver Village Infant and Junior Schools met on Monday 7th January. At this meeting we discussed and agreed the ‘Terms of Reference’ to ensure that the group has a clear agenda (see attached document). The group will be looking at all options on how the two schools might work more collaboratively in the interests of all our pupils moving forward.
We would like to begin this process by gathering the initial views of parents/carers about how if appropriate, the schools could work together more closely and will be holding an information evening on Wednesday 23rd January at 7pm. This meeting will be held in the hall at Iver Village Junior School.
If you are unable to attend the information evening but would like your views heard, Buckinghamshire County Council have set up an email address for you to use. The address is: IVSfeedback@buckscc.gov.uk. BCC will pass these emails onto the working group so that they can be considered when discussing the way forward for the schools. Alternatively, you can write to either school with questions or comments.
All parents/carers will receive an update following every Joint Governor Working Party meeting and there will be a second parent information evening towards the end of the Spring Term to hear your views.
We are very grateful for your continued support and your assistance to shape the future of our village schools. It is important that we work with you and continue to provide the best education for your children. We look forward to seeing you at the information evening on 23rd January.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been beginning to write their own adventure stories based on the main character from their new book, Oliver and the Seawigs. In Maths, they have been practising the written method of division and started to apply their understanding to different types of problems.
Year 4 – have been looking at fractions in Maths. They have been finding equivalent fractions using both a fraction wall and their times tables knowledge. In English, they have started their new book, Werewolf Club Rules. It's a collection of poems by poet Joseph Coelho. They have started this term by learning about the differences between an autobiography and a biography. Dahl class have been writing them about each other while Donaldson class have been writing biographies about Miss Rowe
Year 5 – have started their new book, Running on Empty. They have had some challenging topics to overcome in this book however Year 5 have shown how truly understanding they can be towards others. In Maths, they have been focusing on fractions looking at equivalents and how to simplify them.
Year 6 – have been writing a story based on a sinking ship which is linked to their new book, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. In Maths, the children have been learning about percentages and have been finding percentages of amounts. They really enjoyed their Art lesson this week, which was creating their own portrait drawn in the style of Pablo Picasso.
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