Year 3 – have enjoyed making their own sandwiches during our DT day on Wednesday. Blake and Browne class then enjoyed having a picnic outside and eating their own specially made sandwiches. In English, Year 3 have finished writing their information texts all about the different types of rocks and fossils while in Maths, Year 3 have continued telling the time and looking at the duration of time. They were able to find the duration using a timeline and clocks.
Year 4 – have written a biography about the life of fictional character Edward Tulane. They have written about the different events in his life that changed him from an emotionless rabbit to a rabbit who had learned to love. In humanities, they have explored more of their Roman topic. They have met some of the many Roman Gods and Goddesses, explored the highs and lows of joining the Roman army and reported on the events of Pompeii. In PE, now that the weather is a bit better they have enjoyed a round robin style tennis tournament.
Year 5 – have been writing a setting description about one of the scenes in the class book, 'Cosmic'. They have really concentrated on adding descriptive language including, prepositions, similes, metaphors, synonyms and fronted adverbials to draw the reader in. They have enjoyed reading the end of the book to find out what happened to the characters. They have researched the desert landscape, planned, written and published a fact file this week. In Maths, they have been learning about angles, they have been able to name, order and measure angles!
Year 6 – have welcomed back those children in the year group who had been away on their residential trip to PGL; it was great to hear about all their adventures. Following on from this, in English, the children have been writing a recount of last week. They have continued learning about the Maya civilisation in Humanities; and have finished reading the class book - Wolf Brother - in Guided Reading. Auditions for the Y6 End of Year Production, Pirates of the Curry Bean, were held this week and we were very impressed by the quality of the acting we saw - it made it a particularly difficult task to cast the show! Everyone is now looking forward to rehearsals which will start after half term.
A message from Bucks Swimming Team regarding swimming lessons with Neil Bailey Swimming
Dear Parents and Carers,
This May half term we are returning to High March School, Beaconsfield for another week of 30 minute 1-2-1 lessons. Following on from the success of our relaunching Easter week in April which sold out within 24 hours we are back for more!
These lessons suitable for over 5s are perfect to get ready for summer swimming opportunities, whether that be at school galas or on holiday!
Our tried and tested drop off and collection protocol has been running smoothly and we now have the process down to a fine art.
Please be aware that the no adults on site at High March rule is still in place so we are asking all swimmers to be comfortable attending without parental support and able to change themselves after swimming.
To book on to these just go to https://challenge-swimming.co.uk/book-on/
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been writing non-fiction texts in English this week while in Maths, they have been looking at time and how to read analogue clocks. If you have any analogue clocks at home, please help our Year 3s keep practising!
Year 4 – have begun to plan their biography of Edward Tulane (the most extraordinary rabbit) and were lucky enough to interview him in person! They asked him lots of questions ready for when they start writing our biography next week. In maths, we have continued to investigate time. This week we have moved onto converting between days, weeks, months and years. We have also used our knowledge of time to answer a variety of word problems. In humanities, we have travelled back into the past in our time machine and landed in 30 BCE! We meet Mavis from the Catuvellauni tribe and Maximus from the Roman Empire. We found out all sort of interesting things like the fact that Celtics invented soap and that Romans had one of the best armies in the ancient world. We then compared the life of a rich Roman and a poor Roman.
Year 5 – have been busy again this week! For English, they have completed writing, edited and publishing an email from one of the characters from the 'Cosmic' story. They have really focused their attention on the year 5 success criteria. They were all able to identify the features they needed to add in when editing their work. In Maths, they have looked at multiplying and dividing decimal numbers and will move on to looking at angles next week. They have continued with their Anglo Saxons topic lessons and have looked at Viking life this week.
Year 6 – have either been here at IVJS or at PGL. The PGL group have been enjoying their residential week with PGL and have been experiencing lots of exciting, new activities outdoors. However, those children who did not go on the residential trip have also had a very enjoyable week and have taken part in a range of activities in school, including a Technology Challenge (where they had to work in teams to create - and model - a fashion outfit using just three black sacks, a pencil, a ruler, a pair of scissors and 1.5m sticky tape); decorating a pillow case using fabric paints; creating a mood board (collage) linked to a decade of their choice (from 1950s through to 1990s); building a range of models out of Lego during some construction afternoons; making a Nature Art Bug; playing rounders; making cards; origami and painting stones. It has been a very busy, but pleasurable, week.
They are on the way home after another brilliant day!
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