Weekly Bulletin - 30th November 2018
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been working hard to find the perimeter of shapes in Maths and in English, they have completed their diary entries using the Iron Man story.
Year 4 – have been looking at the character of Holly from Varjak Paw and have begun planning a narrative told from her perspective. In Maths, they have been looking at the measurements of length, converting millimetres, centimetres and metres into each other, they have also begun looking at perimeter. This week has also seen Year 4 putting the final touches to the Lower School Christmas production. It's looking really good even if we do say so ourselves!
Year 5 – have been learning how to multiply by two digit numbers in Maths and writing diary entries in English. They have also been making Greek pots and Morpurgo Class performed their class assembly about their class author, Michael Morpurgo.
Year 6 – have been beavering away creating Christmas themed merchandise to sell at the FISA Christmas fayre tomorrow, please come over to upper school to see what we have created! In lessons, they have continued learning about fractions in Maths and have started a new Power of Reading text called Varmints, which they are enjoying immensely.
Dahl Class Swimming
Dahl Class will be participating in swimming lessons next term. Swimming lessons are held at The Chalfont Leisure Centre on Fridays and transport is provided to and from the pool. Swimming will start on Friday 11th January 2019. Mr Hawkes and Miss O’Connell will be supporting the children whilst they are swimming.
All dates are below:
Your child will need to bring a swimming costume and a towel to school each Friday. Boys must wear swimming trunks (not shorts) and girls must wear a one piece costume. All pupils are required to wear a swim hat. Children are allowed to wear swimming goggles as along as we receive your consent (please see separate letter). Parents should be aware that the pool authorities forbid the wearing of earrings. If your child has a verruca, they will still be expected to attend swimming but they must wear a verruca sock.
Our swimming programme is designed to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and is carefully structured to ensure that children are confident and safe in and around the water.
Please see the letters below for permission slips.
School Choir Events
Both the Lower School Choir and the Upper School Choir have events coming up in December. Please see the letters below for the full details and permission slips.
Netball Team Update
On Monday, IVJS competed in a netball tournament held at Stoke Poges Primary School. There were five other schools competing in this tournament from all over Bucks. IVJS played against Stoke Poges drawing 2-2 and then lost to St Peters 4-2 in their second group game. After those games IVJS competed in a third place play off against Butlers Court, who were tough opponents. IVJS battled away but ended up losing 3-0 so finished fourth out of six schools. Not bad for our first go at it! Well done to all nine children who played in the freezing cold and thank you to Mrs Fowler for her help with transport and support!
Morpurgo Class Assembly
A huge well done to Morpurgo Class who performed a fantastic assembly based of their class author, Michael Morpurgo!
They shared and even acted out fun facts about his life including that he loved Mozart but has to write in silence! They also performed a fresh price style rap to summarise his life.
Junior and Infant School Update
Following on from the very positive parent information meeting held at the Infant School last night, Wednesday 28th November, where clarity was provided on recent events involving the Infant School, we would like to provide you with a brief overview of the discussions that took place and agreed actions.
Both the Infant and Junior schools have enjoyed working together this term and we have both benefited from closer partnership working which is something we are keen to build on moving forward.
Please click the document for the full letter.
Year 5 Greek Day!
We are all really looking forward to Greek Day in Year 5 on Thursday 6th December. Children are welcome to come to school for the day dressed in Greek inspired outfits or as their favourite god or goddess!
Throughout the day, we will be learning all about Greek life, including: hobbies, arts/crafts and food!
The following dishes will be available for the children to try:
Transport Consultation - from Bucks Council
Home to school transport consultation
The County Council has launched a consultation on options to make home to school transport arrangements more sustainable and fit for purpose. For some time we have provided transport in a way that is over and above what is necessary and exceeds legal requirements. The current level of spending is unsustainable and we need to modernise, ensuring that there is clear and consistent services across the whole county.
The closing date for members of the public to complete the survey is 4 January 2019.
The proposed transport arrangements would include:
Changes would also be phased into operation over a minimum of two years, to allow parents to include potential travel costs in their decisions over school preferences. As with all proposed changes, the council is very keen to hear from you to ensure that any changes manage and minimise disruption to children, young people and their families.
For more details about the proposals, public events and to fill in the survey www.buckscc.gov.uk/schooltransportsurvey
Buckinghmashire County Council
Iver Lights Switch On
Please note: This letter has been sent out to parents of choir members however all children are welcome to join us.
This year, both the Iver Christmas Lights Switch On event and our Christmas Fayre are on the same day, Saturday 1st December. At our fayre, the choir performance will be towards the end of the event, just before the raffle is drawn. We anticipate the children will sing at around 2.30pm and would need to be here at the fayre at 2.15pm.
For the Christmas Light Switch on the children will need to be at the Village Hall, in uniform, at 4.30pm. They will be singing two songs prior to the lights switch on. Please could you pick up your child from the village hall after we have sung, at around 4.45pm. Should your child be walking from the Junior School to the Infants School and again then home on their own, please let us know so we can release them after the event.
Yr6 Fayre Helpers
Saturday 1st December is our Christmas Fayre and we are inviting the Year 6 children to help run some games, as well as sell the products they make during our ‘Mini Enterprise Week’ (Monday 26th- Friday 30th November).
During the Mini Enterprise Week, Year 6 will be making crackers, Christmas cards, Christmas tree decorations and more!
The fayre is from 12pm until 3pm and will take place at our school. At 2.20pm we will begin tidying up so that at 2.30pm we may end the Fayre with a performance of the Christmas songs we’ve learnt. It’ll be a magical end to a wonderful event.
Please see the letter for the full details.
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