This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been looking at money and how to find correct change in Maths. In English, they have been writing narrative poems.
Year 4 – have been writing a letter to their new teachers in English. In Maths, they have been recalling facts about division and multiplication as well as looking at different strategies. They have even had a teaching take over day where the children became the teachers!
Year 5 – have had an exciting week filming and editing their very own news report which included: news readers, reporters and witnesses, as well as creating their own props for the 'show'. In Maths, they have been revising through adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.
Year 6 – have been working hard on their Leavers' Assembly this week, as well as putting on their final performance of their production, Cinderella Rockerfella. They did a great job and everyone really enjoyed the show - well done Year 6! They have also done a bit more work on transition ready for their move to secondary school and we wish them all the best for this new stage in their education.
What a production! Congratulations to our Year 6s who performed their take on the Cinderella story this week, wowing the audience with not only their singing voices, their wit and their acting talents too! The show received rave reviews from everyone who attended and all agree it’s a shame that Wednesday's performance was the last one!
Thank you to all the Year 5s who came to support our Year 6s with their fantastic singing voices.
There has been a lot in the news recently about the game Fortnite, many parents across the country have expressed their concerns over the game and how it is open for anyone to contact people over the platform.
The educational support company; The Key have released a document aimed at parents and schools to advise people about what the game is and how to make sure your child is safe.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been writing Gregory Cool's biography from researching the book Gregory Cool. In Maths, they have been revising all the concepts taught in Maths throughout the year, concentrating mainly on time and roman numerals.
Year 4 – have been working on their creature poems in English. In Maths, they have been applying their understanding of money to reasoning problems. They have also continued to build their bug hotels in DT/Science.
Year 5 – have been growing their brains this week in Maths when investigating percentages and fractions of amounts. In English, they having been finishing off their news script which we will perform in class next week.
Year 6 – have finally performed their production of Cinderella Rockerfella for the rest of the school (and Year 2 children from the Infant School) as well as the first performance for parents on Tuesday afternoon - which was great! Well done Year 6. Everyone is looking forward to the final performance next Wednesday evening. The children have also been undertaking some transition work in preparation for their move to secondary school and have started working on their Leavers' assembly, still lots going on in Year 6!
We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded yet another Gold Award, this time in recognition of our efforts to focus on the rights and values of children. We have been officially been granted the Gold Standard as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We underwent a full day's assessment where our assessor toured the school, spoke to children, teachers, governors and parents, resulting in a 3000 word essay being sent to an awarding panel to verify!
Thank you to Mrs Chapman-Allen and Mrs Orr for all their efforts, time and energy spent making this incredible achievement, we are incredibly proud to announce that we are the first primary school in the whole of Buckinghamshire to achieve this!
This week, pupils from IVJS attended an Active Schools festival, involving almost 200 schools from around Bucks and Milton Keynes. The children competed in many different sports, gaining points for their own partnerships. We teamed up with all the schools that we had been competing against all year, working together to become the top scoring partnership! IVJS had twelve athletes from Year 3 and 4 who competed with such heart and determination through testing heat! With almost 1300 children, it is fair to say it was tough competition but it didn't stop IVJS coming home with a Fair Play Award! Well done to all athletes what an amazing day! A huge well done to Connor who read an oath brilliantly at the opening ceremony and in front of such a huge crowd!
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been revising time in Maths and in English, they have been completing instructing manuals on how to build a den for Gregory and Lennox, based on the book Gregory Cool.
Year 4 – have been looking at ordering money in ascending and descending order, rounding to the nearest pound and pence and placing money values on a number line.
In English, they have been looking at poems and creating their own creature/monster poems.
Year 5 – have been multiplying and dividing large numbers in Maths this week. In English, Year 5 have been planning and starting to write up a newspaper report on 'The Princess' Blankets'. We've been practicing very hard on the production songs that we will be singing.
Year 6 – have spent much of the week in final rehearsals for their production which takes place next week. They are all working really hard to fine tune and polish their performance. They also had a day at their secondary schools this week in preparation for Year 7 in September and all came back with lots of exciting things to look forward to.
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