The Iron Man visits IVJS
Year 3 were investigating a 'Crime Scene' at school today ... It looks like the 'Iron Man' had visited the playground in the night! The children will be using this theme to inspire their Newspaper writing in class.
Flu Vaccinations 2018
Please see the letter from the Buckinghamshire School Nurse Team regarding the Year 3, 4 and 5 Flu Vaccinations (nasal spray), due on 26th November. This year, they are accepting consent via their online portal (link in the letter). If you have any issues signing up, please do not hesitate to contact the school reception.
Weekly Bulletin - 19th October 2018
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been finishing their Tin Forest poems and working hard to include expanded noun phrases, similes, metaphors and rhetorical questions. In Maths, they have been solving addition and subtraction word problems using the expanded method for addition and the formal method of subtraction.
Year 4 – have written their adventure stories in English, taking their plastic bag from the sweltering heat of Gambia on a world tour before being recycled. In Maths, they have been concentrating on subtraction and inverse operations. In Science, they have concluded their scientific enquiry into tooth decay and written up their experiment.
Year 5 – have been working on word problems in Maths this week and applying their knowledge of addition and subtraction to real life. In English, they have completed their news report on the crisis of the Syrian Refugee camps. Kipling class have had great fun creating our Lyre's, they can't wait to learn more about the Ancient Greek traditions next half term!
Year 6 – have either been away on their PGL trip or here, having a great time. Those who have remained in school have been taking part in various activities including: a technology challenge where they had to create a fashion outfit out of black sacks; designing their own t-shirts; sporting activities; graffiti and pop art; and learning about the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's decades and then producing a mood board linked to one of the decades. They also had a great morning out at the local Wingrove Farm where they were able to learn about the vegetables produced on the farm and even picked some vegetables to bring home.
Meet Our New House Captains!
We are now taking bookings for this term's Parents' Evenings which will be on Wednesday 7th November and Thursday 8th November. We are using our online booking system through the Parents Booking website, You will be able to log in with your name and child's details. If you do however have any issues logging in, please do not hesitate to contact reception.
Head to parents-booking.co.uk/ivervillage to book!
Operation Christmas Child!
Christmas Charity – Samaritans Purse
This year, we will be supporting "Operation Christmas Child" organised by the charity Samaritans Purse where ourselves and St Peters Church we will be collecting shoeboxes of toys to make sure as many children as possible, who might not otherwise get a Christmas present, receive something at this special time of year.
If you would like to donate, we are collecting the boxes between 1st and 9th November. We are aiming for shoeboxes of toys and hygiene products, for more details of what to donate and how to send it, please click here:
All contributions have to be with us by Friday 9th November, so that they can be sorted and dispatched in time for Christmas.
Thank you in advance, your donations will make a huge difference to children all around the world and make even one day a year just that little bit special.
Miss J Digweed
After School Clubs Autumn Term 2
We have now released the club list for next half term. You can find a list of the clubs below, we will be using our normal online booking system and clubs will be starting Tuesday 30th October and cost £14 for the half term (7 weeks).
Weekly Bulletin - 12th October 2018
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have explored the features of poetry and begun to plan a descriptive poem about the changes of the Tin Forest. In Maths, they have continued to practice their written methods for calculations and begun to apply them to different situation including finding change.
Year 4 – have continued looking at addition this week in solving problems using both the formal method and the expanded method. In English, they have been exploring narrative description using fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases. In Science, they began their scientific experiment, questioning the effect of different drinks and liquids on teeth. They’ve even begun discussing the Christmas production (shhhh… we know it’s early).
Year 5 – have started to research the Syrian Refugee crisis and how it has affected many children and families. They used that research to begin writing newspaper articles related to their class book - The Journey! They're also continuing to work on materials in Science, subtracting in Maths and mountains in Humanities! This week, we also did a project on kindness in our classroom, where we learned how far a little kindness can go.
Year 6 – have been working hard with their assessments in Reading, SPaG and Maths. They have also been completing their own escape stories, which so far have been very pleasing to read. They enjoyed taking part in the Inter-house dodgeball and some of the children have put themselves forward for House Captain roles; well done to all of those who gave their speeches in front of the rest of their house.
Introducing the IVJS Prefects
We are thrilled to announce our new School Prefects!
We have selected children from Year 6 to take on extra responsibilities around the school.
Rights respecting Schools - Article 1
This month the article from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is Article 1. This article explains that every single child across the United Nations are entitled to the 54 articles. At the Iver Village Junior School we believe these rights must be put in place by all governments around the world. Children under the age of 18 should have a protected and safe beginning and as they grow they should be provided with opportunities to thrive educationally and socially. We want all children around the world to grow up to be honest, responsible, respectful, caring and confident global citizens.
At The Iver Village Junior School we are learning more about the struggles and injustice of other children under 18 around the world. These issues make us sad and we realise just how lucky we are to live in a peaceful country.
This month’s Article is… Article 1 Everyone under the age of 18 has all the rights in the convention. Talk Time….
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