This Week In School…
Year 3 – have had a very busy week this week with their practise assessments! They have started writing their own ‘Just So’ stories in English. In Science, they have started looking at muscles in the body and what makes up a muscle as well as making their own moving toys in DT!
Year 4 – have been writing the next chapter of Noah Barleywater Runs Away, imagining what life was like for the old man as a child. In Maths, they have been looking at perimeter while in Science, they have been investigating switches and testing how quick a switch can be connected and reconnected in a circuit. In Humanities, they have been looking at hieroglyphics, decoding them and using them to write their own words.
Year 5 – have started to learn about percentages and even how to find the percent of a number! They have also explored phases of the moon, created oil pastel drawings inspired by Peter Thorpe and had a class debate about which character in their book, Cosmic, should go to space! Kipling class also worked hard and had their class assembly which was a smashing success.
Year 6 – have had a spelling, punctuation and grammar focus this week as they prepare for assessment week next week. The children have also been finishing writing the conclusions to their book, Rooftoppers - they can't wait to read their ideas for the ending. They have also been investigating different suspension bridges in DT and have looked at the various uses of rivers in Humanities.
Yesterday, we were treated to a fabulous class assembly by Kipling all about their famous author. Every child learned their lines to perfection and they recited poems, re-enacted a passage from a book and treated us all to their own rendition of 'Bare Necessities'. Thank you to Miss Ghedia for all her hard work.
Iver Village Junior School will be having an Easter Bonnet parade for all children who would like to join in, on Friday 5th April 2019.
All children are invited to create bonnets, or Easter headwear. It can be a traditional bonnet or maybe a baseball cap or, indeed, decorating your child’s favourite dressing up hat, the choice is endless!
Prizes will be awarded to bonnets that are creative and imaginative. There will also be prizes for bonnets that use bio-degradable and recyclable materials.
For further help and ideas we have included a couple of websites for you to look at.
This year we have been learning about plants and how they grow.
In order to support your child’s learning we have organised a trip to Kew Gardens. The day will include a visit around Kew Gardens and a workshop that focuses around plants, how they grow and the maths involved with gardening. This is a really exciting opportunity for pupils to see how their learning at school is relevant to life in the real world.
The trip will be on Tuesday 21st May 2019. In order for this visit to go ahead, a voluntary contribution of £13.00 per child is needed. This will cover the cost of the teachers and guides at Kew Gardens as well as coaches to and from the venue. Please return the attached permission slip and voluntary contribution via the School Money system or cash by Monday 29th April 2019.
If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher.
This year we have been learning about healthy eating and where food comes from.
In order to support your child’s learning we have organised a trip to Colling Hanger Farm, Prestwood. The day will include a visit around the farm, visiting the animals and understanding how the crops grow. In addition, the children will have the opportunity to make their own pizza using fresh ingredients grown on the farm. We are really excited for the children to have the opportunity to understand more about where the food they eat comes from.
The trip will be on Thursday 6th June, 2019. In order for this visit to go ahead, a voluntary contribution of £12.00 per child is needed. This will cover the cost of the teachers and guides at the farm as well as coaches to and from the venue. Please return the attached permission slip and voluntary contribution via the School Money system or cash by Monday 29th April, 2019.
In order to maximise its impact, we carried out a survey to review Homework at Iver Village Junior School. As a result, we have decided to stop the current after-school Homework Club after Easter and replace it with a new lunchtime Homework Club which will take place every Monday starting on Monday 29th April. The club will take place in both lower school from 12:30-1:15 and upper school from 12.45pm – 1.30pm.
The club is open to all pupils in the school but is not designed to replace the homework children do at home. It is for pupils who may have struggled to do part of their homework once they have attempted it over the weekend at home and need a little extra help.
Pupils must have homework to complete when they attend the club but do not need to attend the Homework Club every week, just as and when they may need it. We hope this supports all pupils in taking responsibility for their learning at home in preparation for secondary school.
If you have a concern about your child’s homework then please speak to their class teacher.
Deputy Head Teacher
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been writing an informal letter using The Ringing, Singing Tree story. The children have been writing in role as the prince from the story. In Maths, they have been revising fractions and looking at unit and non-unit fractions.
Year 4 – have been investigating area in Maths and have used different measuring instruments to measure regular shapes on the playground. In English, they have been writing the next chapter for their story Noah Barleywater Runs Away. In Humanities, they have been investigating the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter.
Year 5 – have started the week with an amazing trip to Royal Albert Hall with 21 students for the Echoes Project - the students did an amazing job singing and learning about refugees and how we can all support others around the world. Throughout the rest of the week, they have worked on e-mails, convincing their Cosmic character Liam to go to space (or not), mastering decimals and understanding how the world has day and night.
Year 6 – have been finalising writing non-chronological reports about how we see things in Science - they have certainly shown everyone how much they have learnt so far about the topic of light. In English, the children have caught up with their book Rooftoppers and we have now nearly finished reading it - but not before they have written their own ending to the story! They have continued to look at Rivers in their Humanities topic and this week focused on erosion and deposition.
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