This Week In School…
Year 3 – have had a very exciting week making sandwiches in DT to learn about how to make a healthy lunch. They even got to take their sandwiches outside for a picnic! In English, they finished their non-chronological leaflet based on the book Pebble in my Pocket while in Maths, they have expanding their learning by starting to investigate the properties of shapes.
Year 4 – have travelled to Kew Gardens to take part in an exciting outdoors Maths lesson that had Y4 collecting leaves then measuring the lengths and perimeters, comparing the data on a line graph. Back at school, they have been busy completing their money topic in Maths and finishing off their narratives of Edward Tulane in English. In Science, they were inspired by their trip to redesign the courtyard to make it not only more environmentally friendly but to make it the ideal place for lots of plant and animal habitats.
Year 5 – have become co-ordinate whizzes this week - they have learned how to reflect and translate shapes to certain points on a grid. They even had the opportunity to play battleships - it was a very competitive game for some! In English, they have been writing a poem in the style of Philip Gross; they learned all about each other’s favourite animals through their poems. In Science, Kipling spent a lot of time working hard on their documentaries, they had a great time (and a giggle) watching these as a class! Finally, Year 5 have created their Van Gogh inspired painting, which have made the classrooms feel that extra bit summery! A great half term.
Year 6 – have been renewing their focus on their writing and have produced some lovely poems about Spring at IVJS. They have now started writing a fantasy story about a dragon slayer and everyone is looking forward to reading the finished stories. The children also took part in auditions for the end of year production this week and we were exceptionally impressed with the quality of the singing and acting we saw.
On Wednesday all children took part in the Interhouse Mile! This was a sponsored event in which pupils had to complete a mile whether that was walking , jogging or running. The whole day was a hugely successful event and one that both the children and adults enjoyed!
The fact it was an Interhouse event meant that children competed in their houses.
By the end of the day all houses were within four points of each other with Ealing winning the event on a last minute run off after being tied with Shepperton at the end!
Well done Ealing and thank you all for your generous donations.
On Tuesday, Year 4 visited the beautiful Kew Gardens. Each class got to take part in an outdoors Maths lesson that had everyone using a variety of skills from navigating a compass, to measuring the girth of a tree and finding the perimeter of jagged edged leaves. They also learnt that the trees that lose their leaves in the winter are called deciduous and the trees that keep them are called evergreens.
When they weren’t exploring Maths in nature, they were testing out Kew Gardens’ new children’s adventure playground! It might have only been open four days but it definitely got the IVJS stamp of approval. Everyone loved it, including Miss Goodman who, at one point, could be found at the top of the climbing frame...
We have been sent the BMT order form for the Echoes 8 performance from February. Order forms have been sent home with the children who attended the performance as a paper copy. Should you need another form, please speak to reception of download the form.
Please note, all payments must be made when ordering and unfortunately, the school cannot accept any orders past the deadline of Friday 7th June as we have to submit these to BMT.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have written a descriptive poem about a pebble in English and in Maths, they have been looking at measures including capacity, length and weight. In Science, they have been learning about the famous palaeontologist Mary Anning while in Humanities, they are continuing to learn about prehistoric Britain.
Year 4 – have been writing a narrative in English for the next chapter in their book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. In Maths, they have been investigating decimals in relation to money and have been creating their perfect playground based on a budget.
In Science, they have been writing a persuasive letter to try and minimise the negative effects on habitats from HS2.
Year 5 – have been busy reflecting shapes in Maths and have become whizzes at using co-ordinates! In English, they have been learning all about the Tardigrade and created a fantastic character description. Alongside this, their knowledge on China is expanding and they have learned all about the various festivals that are celebrated in the Chinese culture.
Year 6 – have worked really hard this week as they have finally completed their SATs - we are very proud of all the effort they have put in. Well done Year 6! As well as completing their tests, the children have continued with their Art topic and have produced their own versions of an Andy Warhol picture.
Join us for our school TLC Day on Saturday 8th June to help us with gardening and sprucing up our school grounds.
Bring your own gardening tools but we promise we will bring the cups of tea and the bacon butties!
Pop along any time between 10am to 1pm.
Click here to let us know you are coming (we can make sure we have enough teas brewing...)
Eco School and Change for Life Club invite you to run, walk or jog a mile during Walk to School Week.
On Wednesday 22nd May we would like everyone to “Train your Trainers” and take part in a sponsored mile around the school. To celebrate this event, you may wear your trainers to school that day too!
Please ask your family members and close friends to sponsor you. This will also be an inter house sporting event so first ones across the finish in each class get points!
The funds that you raise will be used to buy more sports equipment for our school. If we raise enough money we may be able to purchase another eco-friendly table tennis table as well as basketballs, footballs, hoops and skipping ropes.
So please, please complete the sponsor form. Let’s have fun, get fit and raise funds!
Year 6 will be celebrating this Friday with a fun filled day to celebrate the end of SATs week!
Among other activities, we will be looking to watch a film with Year 6. We have made a shortlist of films, 2 of which are PG. These do not contain any inappropriate language however they are classified by the BBFC as containing brief mild threat and violence.
Please note, the class teachers have watched these films and feel they are appropriate for the year group to view however we will need permission from parents. Please complete the permission slip in the letter and return it as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact either of the class teachers or Mrs Orr.
Miss Bjorck and Mrs Bowden
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