We have finalised the after school clubs for next half term. They will start the Monday 19th February and will run till the last week of the term, on Wednesday 28th March (6 weeks). There will be no clubs on Thursday 29th March as this is the last day of term.
Pupils will be allocated club places on a first come/first served basis, all bookings will be taken via our online forms or by calling the school reception (the school will send a text confirmation of booked places).
Please note, we reserve the right to withdraw unpaid places, only then, their places will be given to children on the waiting list for that club. Children in school after 3.15pm on these evenings without a paid place in the club will be placed in Bluebells until picked up, with parents invoiced accordingly.
Please note, Film Making Club is still running on Mondays from Last half term for those who are signed up.
The club timetable is below, please click on the table to book.
We are pleased to offer children in years 5 and 6 the chance to become part of our enterprise club. This club will run on Mondays after school. Recent research has shown there are immense benefits to children's health and wellbeing by spending more time in the outdoors. With this in mind, we are aiming to fund raise in order to build an outdoor classroom. We are looking into grants and companies that will match funds raised, to help support our new venture.
Due to the nature of this club, there will be no charge. We are looking for children who are creative, imaginative, want to enhance their maths and literacy skills but above all are committed to our vision. If you think this describes you then we are hoping you will sign up to help kick start this venture! You will be able to book your child’s place via the online booking form for After School Clubs.
Launched in 1995, Take One Picture is the National Gallery's countrywide scheme for primary schools which aims to inspire a lifelong love of art and learning by promoting the role of visual arts within education. Here at IVJS, we are just starting our Take One Picture week!
This Year, The National Art Gallery's chosen piece to focus on is An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright of Derby, painted in 1768.
All the pupils will be looking at the painting as inspiration for a variety of lessons including Art, Science, Maths and P4C.
Why don't you ask your child what they have learnt about this picture?
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have finished their adventure stories and have worked really hard with fractions, finding fractions of numbers!
Year 4 – have begun to write letters to major supermarkets to persuade them to recycle plastic and to reduce their amount of waste. They are focussing on persuasive language and rhetorical questions. In Maths, they have begun learning about area of shapes.
Year 5 – have completed their informal letter based on the book 'The Song from Somewhere Else'. They have had a resilient attitude when it came to adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. In Science, they learnt about Galileo and how air resistance can be tested. They conducted their own experiment with air resistance; which material would make the perfect parachute. In History, they are learning about ancient Greek battles that included the Athenians and Spartans.
Year 6 – have been working really hard to conclude their non-chronological report on red foxes. They have been really focused on this and are producing some interesting reports. The children were very lucky to receive a visit from our Chair of Governors, Mark Vinall, who presented an informative and enjoyable afternoon about our legal system. As a practicing solicitor and barrister, he was able to give them a great insight into the legal system and we were impressed with the questions and answers the children gave.
Reading Gladiators; In year 4 and year 6, the children have the opportunity to participate in a fantastic reading club called Reading Gladiators. Both groups of children completed a mini-challenge and entered a competition against other schools in the area. The year 4 group used the book ‘Hurricane’ as inspiration to write a poem which they then performed and recorded...
Join us for our February Holiday Club!
We will be running the club from Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th February.
Click here for more information about Holiday Clubs.
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Dahl class assembly performed a fantastic assembly on Thursday based on their class
author, Roald Dahl.
The children selected a variety of ways to express and represent various Roald Dahl books, they read extracts from their favourites, performed dramatic plays, sang their favourite songs and even created their own rap to take us on a journey through Roald Dahl's life, full of fascinating facts.
Well done Dahl Class!
In order to enhance their learning this term, we have arranged for Rosen and Rowling classes to visit Denham Country Park on Wednesday, 21st February. The visit will include a walk around the park and some supervised science activities in the river. The coach will depart school at 9.20am and will return by 3.15pm.
We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £11.00 to cover the cost of the trip and the coach to and from Denham Country Park. Unfortunately, this trip will not be able to go ahead without enough contributions.
Please return the payment and the completed permission slip to the school office or your child's class teacher by Friday, 9th February 2018.
Please note, this letter has also been sent out as a paper copy.
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