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
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been exploring their understanding of fractions by conducting an investigation with chocolate! In Science, they have created their own fossils to replicate the fossil formation process.
Year 4 – have been writing a diary entry as either Edward or Abilene from the novel 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane'. For Maths, they have been delving into the world of decimals, exploring fraction and decimal equivalents. In Science, they have been investigating how habitats can be destroyed through both human and natural events while in Humanities, Year 4 have been exploring the life of a poor roman living in the heart of Rome. In PSHE, they have created fact files on the importance of water as a resource.
Year 5 – have explored angles on a line and polygons (what fun)! They also used drama to learn more about the metamorphoses process. In English, they finished up their creative narratives (there are a lot of gifted storytellers in Year 5)! Lastly, in Art, they have been practising painting sunflowers like Vincent Van Gogh.
Year 6 – have worked really hard as they do their final revision and preparations for their SATs next week. The children have looked at specific focus areas in grammar, reading and maths where they needed to consolidate their understanding and we are confident that they are now ready to undertake the tests next week. Good luck Year 6!
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been writing about the journey of a pebble in English as it links to the work they are doing about rocks and soil in Science. In Maths, they have been ordering and comparing fractions and also looking at equivalent fractions.
Year 4 – have been learning just how important it is to write precise instructions as they instructed Miss Rowe and Miss Booth how to make a jam sandwich. They then went on to write instructions about how to make their own Edward Tulane! In Maths, they have been collecting discrete and continuous data and turning the results into pictograms, bar charts and line graphs. In Science, they went on a woodlice hunt in order to observe their natural habitat before writing a fact file all about their habitats.
Year 5 – have started writing their own creative narratives and the ideas coming out are fantastic! They have also been learning about Jane Goodall and coming up with ways that we can help animals and the environment.
Year 6 – have been working hard as they continue to prepare for their SATs. The children have also enjoyed starting their new Art topic which is based on Pop Art - they have produced some effective onomatopoeia artwork having looked at the work of Pop Artist, Roy Lichtenstein. A special well done to Rowling class who took part in the testing trial and completed three maths tests.
On Wednesday 30th April, IVJS competed in a Year 4 football tournament. The competition was held at Cressex Astro Turf in High Wycombe. IVJS were drawn against Cookham Dean, Kingswood and Hamilton schools in the group stage. IVJS won all their group games scoring twelve without conceding any! This put IVJS in the top group for the second half of the tournament. IVJS drew their first game 1-1 and won their last two games 3-0 and 3-1. This meant that IVJS collected the most points and ended up champions! Congratulations to all children involved in the tournament and thank you to the parents who came to support IVJS! What an incredible achievement!
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