This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working on their poetic skills by devising a poem based on their book 'The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of the Earth.' The have incorporated adverbs, metaphors and similes to help make their poem more effective. In Maths, they have completed their topic of fractions for the time being. This week they used their times table knowledge to help them to work out unit and non-unit fractions of a number. They also used their knowledge of fractions to answer reasoning problems. In Humanities, they have explored Europe. They have investigated different areas in the Alps, used grid references to help locate countries and have researched natural disasters. In P.S.H.E, they have developed their conflict resolution skills, by trying to come to win-win situations. For their art learning, they have started to look at how art can be used to tell a story. This week they compared and contrasted the Bayeux Tapestry with cave painting.
Year 4 – have moved on to looking at textures in Art, using the iPads to take photographs of leaves, benches and other objects in the playground. In Maths, they have continued looking at tenths and hundredths and will be moving on to looking at time and money in the next few weeks. In English, they have finished their wonderful fact files about Italy and are now working on writing their own recipes for how to make pizza!
Year 5 – have continued to work hard on their writing this week, writing excellent paragraphs to describe the 4 busy layers of the rainforest and the animals that live within them. In Maths, they have continued to practise interpreting tables and graphs. The children answered some tricky questions based on different bus and train timetables, which tested their knowledge of time. They have also begun their learning on angles and measurement. In Humanities, Year 5 have explored the different types of weather across Asia, labelling them neatly onto their own maps of the continent. They have also discussed monsoon seasons and their impact on the continent.
Year 6 – have been working hard in the run-up to SATs. The children have been taking part in revision grammar lessons where they have continued to do a range of activities to help them consolidate their understanding of specific grammar terms and rules. In Maths, they have been learning about angles and have been solving problems involving finding missing angles in triangles. The children have continued to learn about the Victorians in Humanities and have specifically been looking at the changes that occurred during Queen Victoria's reign and at the inventions from the era. In PSHE, they have been learning about different aspects of mental health and have had some great discussions around the topic.
IVJS’s Coronation Keepsake Tea Towel
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III in May we are going to be taking part in a collaborative art project.
We will be making a commemorative tea towel that will be available to purchase via School Money. Each tea towel will feature self-portraits of all the children at Iver Village Junior School surrounded by a celebration boarder.
The artwork will be completed at school as part of the coronation celebration in May, with the tea towels being delivered to school in approximately 4 weeks.
Please order and pay for the number of tea towels that you would like to purchase using School Money. They will be listed under shop items. Each tea towel costs £3.
Orders must be placed by Friday 5th May 2023.
If you have any questions, please call the office or speak to Miss Rowe.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been learning how to add and subtract fractions in Maths and have been working on their reading comprehension skills in English. They have made the most amazing moving monsters in DT, exploring the use of pneumatic systems to make moving parts. Everyone worked incredibly hard to create their monsters, which showed great imagination. Year 3 were very lucky to have a Zoom call with farmer Nicola just a few hours after the first lamb had been born on her farm. Nicola explained how she takes care of the ewes and lambs and the children were able to ask her questions. It has been a busy week but all of Year 3 have worked incredibly hard and have settled into the new term really well.
Year 4 – have had a busy week back at school! In English, they have been writing a fact file about Italy, the setting of their new class text this term, Escape from Pompeii. In Maths, they have been working on converting hundredths from fractions into decimals and dividing by 10 and 100. In Art, they began their Environmental Art topic by going outside and taking some photographs of nature. Year 4 were very lucky to end their week by visiting Iver Environment Centre as the opening of their science topic, Living Things and their Habitats.
Year 5 – have settled back into school amazingly, and achieved so much this week. In maths, we have been working hard to interpret different graphs and tables. The children have even challenged themselves to complete tricky tables that had some data missing! In English, we have dived straight into some research about rainforests. Year 5 have gathered loads of excellent information about the different types of rainforests, the layers within them and the animals that live there. In addition, we have been finding all of the countries of Asia on the world map in Humanities. The children have labelled their own maps and explored different facts about the continents.
Year 6 – have started the new term with a focus on grammar; the children have been revising grammar skills and then doing a 5-minute write in each of the grammar lessons to use the skills they have been revising. They have started their new humanities topic - The Victorians - and have experienced some stern teaching from their teachers as they found out what it was like to be a child in a Victorian classroom! In PSHE, the children have started a topic on relationships and have been looking at mental health, the challenges we may face in life and support. We were very lucky to have people in from Heathrow Airport on Thursday to work with the year group.
Key Stage 2 SATs week starts Tuesday 9th May 2023. Detailed below is the timetable of tests for the week:
Tuesday 9th May – English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, Paper 1 - Short answer questions and Paper 2 - Spelling.
Wednesday 10th May –English Reading test.
Thursday 11th May –Maths, Paper 1 – Arithmetic and Paper 2 - Reasoning.
Friday 12th May – Maths Paper 3 - Reasoning.
It is vital that your child attends school every day that week. Tests will begin at 9am and therefore they need to be in school no later than 8:45am. In order to help them perform to the best of their abilities, we are inviting every child to have breakfast at school that week (Tuesday – Friday) from 8:15am. We will be serving a choice of brioches, cereal bars or fruit and a glass of juice. There will be no cost for the breakfast.
This is the perfect opportunity for your child to settle into school each day and if you would like them to attend the breakfasts please fill in the slip below
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