Our Bluebells After School Club has now become a very popular place to be!
Due to this we have had to make some changes to our policy to make sure that all the children are safe and we have sufficient staff. Below show some of the key changes we have made with a link to our policy.
For full details of our Early Birds and Bluebells Policy please see the link below.
Thank you for all your continued support
Mrs Sarah Chapman-Allen
From September 2019, we would like to introduce the role of Parent/Guardian Class Rep at IVJS. It will be an important, rewarding role which will have significant benefits for pupils, parents and teachers alike.
The Role of a Parent/Guardian Class Rep will include: informing parents of upcoming events, sharing parents’ views with school staff, suggestions and organising help for the Christmas Fair, Summer Fair and other school events. As class rep, you will provide useful feedback to class parents and communicate feedback from parents to the class teacher. You will be the main point of contact between the parents and the teacher. As the year progresses, we hope that this role can grow and we welcome any suggestions or feedback on how best to develop it.
We hope that Parent/Guardian Class Reps will help build a sense of community among the class parents and develop a strong, respectful link between the parents and the school. We are very excited for the opportunity to develop this role and improve communication across the school. We hope that this will continue to develop increasingly positive relationships between parents and the school so that we can work in the best interest of all pupils.
If you feel you are up for the job, please complete and return the form below explaining why you feel you would best fit this role. All applications will be carefully considered and discussed with Miss Short and the school leadership team. Should you have any questions or further thoughts regarding the role please feel free to come and speak to Miss Short.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been looking at perimeter in Maths and using their measurements to plan out a suitable cage for a dinosaur! In English, they have been completing their instruction manuals about how to build a den. They have also been looking at ancient Stone Age cave paintings in Art, creating their own using pastels.
Year 4 – have worked really hard to complete their final narrative of the year. Their fantasy stories tell the tale of three children's journey to a new land and the events that take place on their battle to return home. Not only have they published their story but they have also designed a front cover and a blurb to accompany their writing. In Maths, they have continued to work with coordinates and have been looking at translation of a shape on a grid and plotting coordinates to form different polygons.
Year 5 – have finished up their news report videos in English and watched them as a year group (they are absolutely brilliant). In Maths, they mastered decimals and finished off their last learning objectives of Year 5, woooo! In DT, they tried and evaluated delicious breads and came up with ideas of how they could change it next time! Overall they've had a fantastic week wrapping up all of their subjects (and having a little fun in-between).
Year 6 – have had a huge week and should be very proud of themselves after their fantastic performances for their end of KS2 production. We are certainly very proud of them all for all the effort they have put in and it has been great to see them singing, dancing, acting and even performing circus tricks as they showed us their Greatest Show! In Humanities the children have been finishing off their information leaflets about the Mayan Civilisation; and in Science they have completed an investigation measuring their heart rate before and after exercise.
Stay safe, it's summer
It's almost summer, although some children would like to stay outside and have fun there are many that may want to be browsing the internet. So this would be a good time to talk to your children or your child about staying safe online. There are many dangers online when playing games and using social media platforms so it would be advisable to make sure your children are staying safe. Even something as simple as taking a selfie and posting it online can be dangerous therefore make sure you are aware of your surroundings before taking a photo nearby where you live. Any clues to your location, such as landmarks or signs, can inform someone of your whereabouts.
This is the time of year where many children can get upset about what people may say or do online e.g. posting a negative comment about you or sharing an image or video without consent. E-saftey is becoming more and more important each day. Some children are unhappy online and yet don’t tell anybody or even report them because they are afraid - but we must educate children that they need to tell somebody or report it otherwise it will never stop. Many schools will have an e-saftey ambassador so if your child encounters a a problem online then they can go to them and they will know what to do and who they have to speak with to help them. Take this opportunity to talk with your children and see who they are playing with and what they are doing online. So stay safe online this summer.
Molly & Lacey
Become an expert online
Does your child love their computer and yet you have no idea what app they are using? Well, the summer holidays are close and you could take this opportunity to ask them what application they are using: they might respond with YouTube, TikTok, Instagram or Musical.ly. They may be connected to their friends online but you still need to make sure that your child and you remain safe online. Please click this link as these tips could help by updating you on how life online has changed for your children. Become an expert so that your children stay safe online.
Connor and Joules
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been finishing their instructions on how to create a cool den for the main characters in their class story, Gregory and Lennox. In Maths, they have been practising finding the perimeter of different shapes, they also really enjoyed their first ever Sports Day at IVJS! Thank you Mr Hawkes!
Year 4 – have been busy writing their very own fantasy story based on the book Bird Mouse Snake Wolf. They have taken the three main characters and taken them on a brand new adventure across different lands. In Maths, they have been practising their skills plotting and reading coordinates on a grid. They've even been outside and drawn large scale grids on the playground and written their own set of coordinates for each other to plot! In PSHE, they have discussed the importance of money and why we should keep track of spending then refreshed their knowledge about road safety as a result of the road resurfacing outside of school.
Year 5 – have completed their DT unit by baking some delicious bread (with all sorts of different add-ins!) They have also worked very hard on their news reports for their book The Princess' Blanket, which they are going to start recording next week! In Science, they have been continuing their final projects by adding some more amazing facts about the life cycle to their information pages! Year 5 have had a very exciting week of projects, and they still managed to do an amazing job at Sports Day!
Year 6 – have been working hard putting the finishing touches to their production, 'Our Greatest Show'. We are really impressed with how hard they have worked and how they have come on in rehearsals; we look forward to seeing the final production next week. The children have also finished learning about the Mayans this week and are in the process of doing their last piece of work linked to this, a leaflet detailing all they have learnt about this ancient civilization.
On Tuesday, IVJS had their Sports Day which meant that all children competed within their houses throughout the day. The morning consisted of ten different stations where children had to do their best to gain as many points as possible for their house! The overall winners of the morning were Ealing with 40 points, which meant that they took a small points advantage into the races. The afternoon consisted of five different races, in which children competed with one another for more points for their respective team. At the end of a very competitive but fun sports day, the points were counted and verified leaving Pinewood and Shepperton joint second with Ealing crowned the overall winners with 93 points! Well done everybody!
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been practicing and performing their class assembly this week and what an assembly it was! In Science, they have been looking at the 7 different ways of dispersing seeds and have been looking at time in Maths.
Year 4 – have begun investigating the genre of fantasy writing in the lead up to writing their own fantasy narrative. In Maths, they have been exploring symmetry and trying really hard to replicate patterns across the mirror line. In Science, they have explored what will happen if a predator is removed from a food chain and what happens to the chain next.
Year 5 – have begun exploring decimals in Maths; they are learning to add and subtract different numbers below 1. In Science, they have been continuing to work on their yearend projects about the life cycle of humans (and so far they are looking beautiful). In English, they started a fun class project where we will be making live action news reports based on the story, "The Princess' Blanket". They are starting to wind down and prepare for Year 6 (which everyone is really excited about)!
Year 6 – have spent a day at their new secondary schools as part of their transition from Primary to Secondary education; they came back with stories of lessons they had taken part in and new friends they had made. The children have also continued with rehearsals in preparation for their production and they enjoyed two Design Technology mornings where they looked at Chinese and German cookery as part of our Global Food topic. These mornings culminated in the children making spring rolls and pretzels!
Tickets are now available online to book!
Doors will open to each performance 15mins before the show time however we will send information out next week about what time each child will need to be back for rehearsal.
Families can order 3 tickets per performance, any tickets we have left will go on sale from Monday 15th July. A message will be sent with availability for both performances that morning.
Tickets cost £2 per each and will be available on School Money to pay for once they are requested, they will be sent out with the children when they are paid for.
All buggies will need to be left in the playground for the Tuesday performance in order to keep the aisles clear for our actors and we cannot allow any under 5s at the Wednesday performance.
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