This Week In School…
Year 3 – have persevered with learning the expanded column method of addition in Maths and in English, they have been writing to local MP to persuade them to help the local environment of Iver.
Year 4 – have been looking at writing a persuasive letter and what they need to include to write one. They have also travelled back to ancient Rome to learn about Roman numerals in Maths and have started looking at teeth in Science.
Year 5 – have been learning all about Roman numerals, they even learned how to write the date and their birthdays! In English, they have started their narrative writing on The Journey, especially focusing on expanding their descriptive vocabulary. Kipling have had great fun designing their own Ancient Greek Lyre in DT (which they begin constructing next week!), whilst Morpurgo have been working equally as hard in Art creating designs for their Ancient Greek pots.
Year 6 – have had a busy week this week! In English, the children have worked hard to publish their story openings from a variety of genres and in Maths, they have been developing their skills using addition and subtraction. On Wednesday, Year 6 represented the rest of the school when they accompanied the Infant School to Iver Village Church for Harvest Festival, delivering all of the donations from our school. They have also learnt more about online safety after watching a short production from a Theatre company. As well as this, a few of the children have been taking part in Bikeability where they have improved their cycling skills. Phew!
We had a theatre group visit our Year 6 pupils on Thursday to perform an original production based around the lessons of how to stay safe online, including great bits of information about privacy settings, gaming and how to safely use social networking sites.
Thank you to Alter Ego Production Company, we know we all learned some fantastic lessons from the performance.
Congratulations to everyone here, especially our Science Lead, Mrs Bowden for all the fantastic effort she has put in to gain our school the PSQM Gilt Award!
This Primary Science Quality Mark has been awarded to us by local experts to celebrate our commitment to excellence in Science teaching and learning.
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of Science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science, both in and outside of the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards Science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleges, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud.”
As well as Harvest, we made Wednesday even busier by holding our Mad Science assembly!
The brilliant Scientist who visited us held a rather marvellous assembly based on states of matter. Focusing on gases, in this case air, she led investigations to prove the power of air pressure. She crushed a bottle by removing the air from it, stuck two plungers and even created flying rockets using only air pressure!
We will be welcoming the Mad Scientists back next term when they take over Science Club for a term, more information soon… How exciting!
It was Harvest Festival this week here at The Iver Village Schools and so many of you helped by donating food for The SHOC (Slough Homeless Our Concern) and The Slough Food Bank.
Our Year 6s spent Wednesday morning at St Peters Church in Iver High Street having carried all the donations down, ready to be distributed to the charities and the local community.
They were joined by children from the Infant School, making a very impressive procession through the high street, even stopping traffic to have the whole group cross the road!
Once at the church, everyone had a brilliant morning singing Harvest Festival songs and hearing about where the donations would be going to and how every item of food would be helping someone in need.
Dear Parents and Carers,
You will have recently received a communication from School Nursing regarding the upcoming Healthy Child Assessment screening programme for children in Yr R and Yr 6. We wanted to make sure that you have the correct email address so you can opt your children out if necessary. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckinghamshire School Nursing Service
School Nurse website: www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/school-nursing
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working on number bonds, sequences and rounding up and down in Maths. In English, they have enjoyed writing a diary entry using the Tin Forest story using the Year 3 writing criteria.
Year 4 – have been writing and editing their leaflets about recycling and the impact of waste on our environment in English. In Maths, they have continued looking at place values and been learning how to add and subtract thousands. In Science, they’ve had a class competition to see who can identify all eleven parts of the digestive system the quickest!
Year 5 – have been working on how to solve calculations using negative numbers as well as rounding 4 and 5 digit numbers, both up and down. In English, they have been writing their own poems based on The Journey, while in Science, they have been learning about different materials and their states of matter; they carried out a fun experiment by dissolving various substances in water to see what type of solution they created (many of us loved the smell of coffee!).
Year 6 – have made a great start to the year and have been working hard in English to produce some exciting story openers focusing on different genres. Their Science topic of ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ was given a great start when Zoolab visited last Friday, giving the children a chance to handle some interesting creatures! They have also enjoyed tasting and evaluating different bread from various parts of the world as part of their new DT topic.
We popped along to thank the Mars Volunteer team for all their hard work in the heat to create the fantastic nature garden at the back of the playground. We also look forward to seeing the birds nesting in the boxes they supplied which are fitted with cameras.
Thank you too to our volunteers from Heathrow who once again turned up en-mass to paint indoors and out and tidy our Courtyard area. We are really grateful to their team for visiting us each year and helping us to look after our site.
During this term, we are looking for children who are interested in joining our school choir. We will be running the choir club Tuesday lunchtimes from 12.45pm for Lower School and 1pm for Upper School.
Our Choir will get the chance to perform at a variety of events around the local area, details of trips off the school grounds (including places such as Iver Rotary Club, local nursing homes and Iver Flowerland) will be sent out closer to the events and require a separate permission. Please note, children will be required to attend all of the lunchtime rehearsals to be considered for these performances.
Click here to fill in our online booking form for Choir Club
Harvest is traditionally a time to be thankful for the food we have, and to share food with others. We will be celebrating Harvest Festival next week, on Wednesday 26th September when we will be taking our Year 6 children down to the local church to join with our infant school children.
We will welcome any donations of tins or packets of food (not fresh or perishable foods please). The food will then be given to the charities, SHOC (Slough Homeless Our Concern) and Slough Food Bank where it will be distributed to local people. If you feel able to make a donation, please could your child bring it in before Wednesday.
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