This Week In School…
Year 3 – have started reading their new class book, Gregory Cool and are planning a biography about him. In Maths, they have been looking at money and finding change. They have also explored Stonehenge, how it was built, it’s purpose and relevance today.
Year 4 – have been completing their non-chronological reports based on their chosen animal and inspired by their book this term, Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf. In Maths, they have been converting between seconds, minutes, hours, months and years. In Humanities, they have been re-enacting the Roman invasion of Britain using their knowledge of the structure of the Roman Army. For Science, they have been exploring how to use a classification key to sort animals into groups like mammals, reptiles etc.
Year 5 – have been creating alternative endings to their class book, The Princess’ Blanket, working really hard to include all the features from their success criteria. They have also been investigating measurement, comparing the scales we measure by and converting between them.
Year 6 – have worked hard to produce some great leaflets about the environment and the effect of pollution on the planet. They have continued learning about the Maya civilisation in Humanities and have looked at the journey nutrients and water take through our bodies when learning about the digestive system in Science. The children have also started proper rehearsals for their upcoming production: Our Greatest Show. It's early days but they are already looking good and sounding great!
This morning we were very lucky to have Schools Food Showdown join us at IVJS.
With the school split in two (year 4 & 5 and year 3 & 6) we got to take part in an exciting cooking competition and learn about how to make a healthy balanced meal at the same time.
The teams cooked either a sweet and sour chicken dish or a vegan lentil curry in just 15 minutes before they were tasted by the audience and judged. Year 4 & 5 decided that the Green Peas' curry was the winner, while year 3 & 6 picked the Red Chilli's Sweet and Sour Chicken.
The children will be bringing home recipe cards so why not try them yourselves!
Rights Respecting Schools – Article 12
This month the article from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is Article 12.
‘Your right to say what you think in all matters affecting you, and to have
your views taken seriously.’
This right gives all children the opportunity to express how they feel and these views are taken seriously by the adults around them.
At Iver Village Junior School we take everyone’s views really seriously and always try to listen to anything which is important to you. We love hearing about what your views are! If you have any new ideas then please talk to your class council representative.
By listening to each other we can create a place where everyone feels involved and valued.
Your right to say what you think in all matters affecting you and to have your views taken seriously.
· Do you feel your views are listened to at school?
· Do you feel your views are listened to at home?
· At school every class has a school council representative. Who is your class representative?
This half term, we will be running a change for life club and would love for you to join us!
Our club will focus on two things in particular, healthy eating and exercise! Over the term we will be learning all about how to keep our bodies healthy and fun things we can do at home.
The club will run on Wednesdays after school from 3:15 – 4:15pm. The first session will be Wednesday 19th June.
This club must be attended by both children and a parent or carer.
If you have any questions, please speak to Miss Couves or Mr Hawkes.
This year, as part of Clean Air Day 2019, our year 6 pupils have the opportunity to record their lung capacity. Our friends at Heathrow are helping us to raise awareness of the importance of clean air and will be supplying disposable peak flow equipment for each child to use. The activity will require your child to blow into the equipment.
The data recorded will only be used by year 6 as part of their Science topic; they will be able to investigate if there is a correlation between a person’s height and their lung capacity. Heathrow will not be collecting the data.
If you do not want your child to take part in this exercise, please fill in the attached slip and they will be withdrawn from the activity. If you are happy for your child to join in with the activity you do not need to fill in the letter
On Tuesday 16th July, our Year 3s have been invited to the Iver Village Infant School to watch the Year 2 End of Year performance. Our Year 3s will be walking down with the teachers and LSAs during the morning and walking back.
Your child will not need a packed lunch.
Please complete the form below to give permission for your child to attend the performance and to walk to and from the Infant School with our staff.
The end of the School Year is fast approaching and that means it's time for the Summer Fair!
FISA are asking for help from volunteers on the day of the Summer Fair, both to set up and to help throughout the afternoon. If you are available to help, please let the us know.
FISA are also looking for donations for the fair, please see the dates below:
The Summer Fair will be held at The Iver Village Infants School
from 3pm to 5.30pm on Friday 21st June.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been finishing off their information texts about how the Earth was formed using the knowledge they have picked up in their Science lessons. In Maths, they have been revising statistics and data collection and using the data to create tally charts, bar charts and pictograms. They also spent a lovely day on Thursday at Collings Hanger Farm, learning about farming,
Year 4 – have been exploring non chronological reports and planning their own report on their chosen animal. In Maths, they have been investigating how to tell time using both the 12 and 24 hour digital clocks and converting these to analogue. In Science, they have begun to explore how to classify organisms into different groups using Venn and Carroll diagrams. In Humanities, they have been learning about the life of a Roman soldier.
Year 5 – have re-capped their knowledge on multiples and factors and are ready to move on to measurements. In English, they have begun their new book: The Princess’ Blankets and are writing a new ending to their fantasy themed story.
Year 6 – have again been working hard on their writing and have been finishing and publishing their Dragon Slayer stories. The children have continued learning about the Mayan Civilization in Humanities by researching everyday life within the Mayan community. They also had a great day on Thursday when they had a DT Day linked to their new topic, Global Food.
On Thursday, children in Year 6 spent the day focusing on DT as part of this half term's DT topic: Global Food. During the day they took part in activities which allowed them to discuss and find out about ingredients from different parts of the world; learn about what makes a healthy and balanced diet and the nutritional values of food; and learning about rice as a staple food, including how to cook rice. There was even an opportunity for some maths to take place when the children did an activity linked to portion sizes, plus reading and understanding labels giving nutritional values on foods. As well as these activities, the children all had the opportunity to learn and apply a range of cooking skills and techniques as they made three Mexican dishes: Salsa, Guacamole and Quesadillas which they were then able to eat and evaluate at the end of the day. Later on this term we hope to focus on a different country as part of the topic.
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