This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been practising using formal method for addition and subtraction for a variety of problems in Maths, including money problems. They have also been working hard to finish their letters to Dominic Greeve, MP regarding climate change and the need to prevent further destruction of our environment.
Year 4 – have been using their knowledge of newspaper features to write our own based on their book 'Varjak Paw'. In Maths, they have been using addition and subtraction operations to help use solve problems which include money. In Art, they have been creating Benin clay art using the African Savannah as inspiration. In Science, they have been comparing the types of teeth of different animals and coming up with scientific reasons why animals have different teeth. In Humanities, they have continued to look at Ghana and this time, have focused on Ghana as a tourist destination. For the Big Soup Share, year 4 created a delicious mushroom soup!
Year 5 – have been focusing on multi step word problems which involve both subtraction and addition in Maths, In English, they have used their knowledge of the refugee crisis to write a newspaper article. In Science, Year 5 have been investigating how materials dissolve to form a solution while for the Big Soup Share, they made a festive pumpkin soup and even roasted their own pumpkin seeds!
Year 6 – have been focusing on Art and have looked at the work of artists Leonora Carrington and Diego Rivera. As part of these lessons, the children have all made their own dream catchers (which were very good!) and have started work on drawing a person they are amazed by. In English, they have been publishing their first person escape stories while in Maths this week, they have been looking at methods for solving division calculations.
Next week is PGL week! Please note, the children attending the trip need to be in school by 11am. They should arrive in their own clothes with their suitcase (on wheels) clearly labelled with their name. Any medication is to be given to Mrs Orr or Miss Bjorck along with any instructions for administering e.g. dosage.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch or order school dinners (by Friday 11th October) to have at school before they depart.
The coach will leave between 1pm and 1.30pm. Parents are welcome to come back to wave children off around this time.
On the day of return, they will be departing from Windmill Hill at around 1.30pm on Friday 18th with the aim of being back at school by 3.30pm. This is dependent on a number of factors (including the M25!) and timings are not exact. Parents will be kept informed using the text system.
Another year, another brilliant Soup Share evening here at IVJS!
The children were fantastic and made some truly delicious soups for us to try, Year 3 made tomato soup, Year 4 made mushroom soup, Year 5 made pumpkin soup and Year 6 made some particularly good leek and potato soup (but I'm biased!).
The evening itself had a fantastic turnout, our school hall was chocka-block with hungry but very happy people! All the soups went down a treat and the children had some brilliant recipes to take home, even converting some of the fussiest eaters with them!
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped us with our Harvest Festival collection, all donations will be sent to the Slough Homeless Charity for distribution to those who need it most.
We would also like to thank our very own Mrs Witheridge who spent all day making sure the soups were perfect!
On Monday, IVJS played their first league game of the year against St Mary’s. IVJS played extremely well and conducted themselves impeccably in tough conditions and in a hostile situation. IVJS won the game 7-1 with goals from Ronnie (3), Connor (2) Myles and Paul. A very well done for the brilliant performances from Miles Clifford and Myles Taylor-James who played incredibly well and to man of the match Connor! Great start to the season! Year 5’s turn next week!
We have set up a password protected page on our website for the children who will be attending the 2019 PGL trip as there are some children who are unable to have their photos taken and shared publicly.
Please click through to the google form below to give permission for your child to appear in photos on the invite only, password protected site and to request access to the page.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been looking at the formal method of subtraction in Maths. They have also been writing a formal letter to our local MP about starting a campaign to protect our environment from climate change – very important stuff! They have had a fantastic afternoon getting ready for the end of the year by designing Christmas/Winter cards that will be available to buy at the end of the month!
Year 4 – have explored the structure of a newspaper and we have started to employ those features in our own writing. In maths, we have used column addition to work out single and multi-step problems. In science, we have concluded our investigation on tooth decay and have found that blackcurrant squash did the most damage to our eggs. In humanities, we have been looking at the economy of Ghana and how trade and exportation helps to improve a country's economy.
Year 5 – have been finishing their narrative writing and have written some amazing sentences! You will be really impressed when you come and see their work! Lots of children in Year 5 have completed their Bikeability course and are now ready to ride the streets of Iver! Watch out!
Year 6 – have been writing their own escape stories, linked to their book, 'The Last Wild' in English. So far the stories are great and everyone is looking forward to reading them all once they are finished. They have had a focus on RE this week and the children have learnt about creation stories and beliefs for different religions.
As you know, Year 6 take part in an off-site week between 14th and 18th October 2019. As your child will be remaining at school, they will be taking part in school based activities instead. During the week this year, the children will be learning about and taking part in activities linked to World War 2.
This will include a trip to St Peter’s Church, Iver, on the morning of Wednesday, 16th October. Whilst at the church, Revd. Robert Gooding will give the children a brief history of the church and how it was involved in and effected by World War 2; and the children will have an opportunity to look around the churchyard to find any evidence of the local community during World War 2. If any parents/carers are able to assist on this trip, we would be grateful if you could let us know on the slip below. We will contact you to let you know if your help is required and to confirm details nearer the date.
Please complete the slip attached giving permission for your child to walk to and from the church and return it as soon as possible but certainly by Friday, 11th October 2019.
We are excited to announce that this year we will be taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Big Soup Share again! The Big Soup Share is a national event which hopes to involve as many people as possible around the country in sharing delicious, nutritious soup.
Each child will be involved in making soup in class to serve at the soup share. Every year group will be making a different flavour soup, please see the links to each year group's letter for the full letter with ingredients and reply slips for the children to take part.
Please note, we will need confirmation of all dietary requirements to ensure up to date information the school holds.
If you have any concerns, please discuss them with your child’s class teacher.
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