This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been finding the perimeter of squares, other quadrilaterals and regular polygons. In English, they have continued writing their story about The Heavenly Elephant. They have also continued writing and retelling the story of the Heavenly Elephant from the perspective of the Elephant.
Year 4 – have been looking at time, they have been reading analogue and digital clocks and converting 12-hour time to 24-hour time. In English, they have completed their narratives for the next chapter of Edward Tulane.
Year 5 – have been learning about metric and imperial measurements in Maths. In English, they have finished their newspaper article about the missing spaceship. In Humanities, they have been looking at how land use changes over time.
Year 6 – have had a fun science day to mark the end of SATs week last Friday, now Year 6 are back to working hard on their writing this week. They have been writing their own poems about Spring at IVJS and have impressed us with some of the great imagery they have been using. We also held auditions for parts in this year's end of term production and we were amazed by some of the singing and acting ability of the children.
This week our fantastic Eco Council visited the Grundon Lakeside Energy from Waste Recycling Centre at Colnbrook. They were given a guided tour of the facility and the process of turn your general household waste into electricity and how the waste products were also recycled was clearly explained. The facility is capable of recovering energy from over 410,000 tonnes of residual (non-recyclable) waste per year from local authorities and businesses, and diverting 100% of waste from landfill. The Lakeside Energy from Waste facility generates 37 MW of electricity, a small amount of which is used to power the plant itself, with the vast majority being exported to the National Grid. Lakeside produces enough electricity to power a town the size of Slough! Even the Incinerator Bottom Ash (IBA) can be recovered and recycled for used as a substitute for natural aggregate which is used as a sub-base for roads.
In addition to this, they learnt the importance of recycling correctly and took part in some sorting games, made a pledge and had the chance to operate some of the tasks involved in producing the electricity on a computer model. Following their work on Clean Air, our Eco Warriors were extremely interested in finding out how clean the water vapour output was and how the emissions were strictly monitored.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes in Maths. They have also started to explore perimeter, finding the perimeters of rectangles. In English, they have started to retell the story of the Heavenly Elephant from a different perspective.
Year 4 – have learnt about statistics and handling data in Maths. They have also learnt to draw and interpret both line graphs and bar charts. In English, they have begun to write a continuation of the adventures of Edward Tulane.
Year 5 – have been learning about translation and rotation of shapes in Maths. In English, they have begun to write a newspaper article about a missing spaceship based on their class reader. They have also been planning routes using co-ordinates in Humanities.
Year 6 – have been sitting their SATs. They have started each day with breakfast in the Diner, enjoying their teachers serving them! We are so proud of them all and of the effort they have put in working towards the tests - well done Year 6!
The Summer Fayre is coming and we would really love your help.
In order for the Summer Fayre to be a success we really need helpers to set up on Thursday 21st June and Friday 22nd June or to man a stall at the fayre. We also need help to clear away after the fayre at 5pm.
We will be setting up from 9am until 5pm on the Thursday and from 9am until the fayre starts on the Friday. Even if you can only give an hour of your time this will be a great help but ideally longer if you can.
The more helpers we can get the less time it takes to set up and clear away. Jobs include putting up the gazebos, taking items from the Junior School down to the Infant school on the Thursday, getting the tombolas ready, putting tables out on the school field, getting the stalls ready, etc. There are plenty of jobs to be done.
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This Week In School…
Year 3 – have finished writing their letters to the princess about the singing ringing tree. In Maths, they have worked on applying formal methods for calculations to a range of problems.
Year 4 – have been finishing off writing biographies in English. In Maths, they have learnt about translation, coordinates and the properties of 2D shapes.
Year 5 – have completed their persuasive argument based on their reading book in English. In Maths, they have done some exciting things with shapes and polygons including creating their own 3D models. In Science, they have been observing their sunflower seeds developing and have done research on the potato plant. Humanities has proven to be interesting as they are learning about co-ordinates and using maps.
Year 6 – have spent a busy week doing their final preparations for their SATs next week. They are working really hard in reading, grammar and maths - nearly there now Year 6! They also had a visit from a community police officer on Wednesday, as part of their community cards project in PSHE.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have read the story of “The Singing Ringing Rain tree” and explored the thoughts and feelings of the different characters. We have started to write a letter from the perspective of the Prince explaining the sacrifices he made throughout the story. In maths, we have worked on developing our understanding of written methods of calculations and applying them in different ways.
Year 4 – have been writing a biography in the role of Edward Tulane. In maths, we have been looking at the properties of 2D shapes including lines of symmetry and different types of angles.
Year 5 – have been creating a persuasive argument based on our book, 'Cosmic' in English. In Maths, they have looked at properties of a rectangles as well as 3D shapes. In Science, they have taken a cut-off from a spider plant and will be observing it’s grown during the next couple of weeks.
Year 6 – have been practising our mathematical reasoning skills in preparation for the SATs. In English we have published persuasive letters using emotive language.
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