We had such a fantastic night on Friday with our very own Harry Potter Evening! Each person attending got to find out which house they belonged to with the incredible Sorting Hat whispering to cupcakes of all things, to reveal the houses. A special thank you to Hogwarts for the loan of the hat by the way.
We got to make a whole host of potions, made letters that love a good chew on book pages (they make great bookmarks!), drank butterbeer, played a good ol' game of Quidditch and even made our very own wands!
Now, I think I need a little more practice to make mine work...
Dear Parents/Guardians of Year 6,
With the end of the year fast approaching, we will soon be sending your child’s details onto their secondary schools. The data we currently hold for the children includes:
Every parent is entitled to see a copy of the form that has been filled in for their child and these will be available on request from the secondary school.
Parents can opt out of the transfer of data between schools however we would like to remind parents that most data items (attendance, exclusions, end of key stage results, pupil and parent details and details of any child protection issues) are sent via their electronic records as part of our legal responsibility to provide details to the new school and cannot be opted out of.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to the school. Please complete and return the slip below by Wednesday 20th June.
Please note, this letter has already been sent to pupils as a paper copy.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been writing reports about Tobago as they have read the book Gregory Cool which is about a boy who moved to Tobago. In Maths, they have been recapping the column method for addition and subtraction while both classes have been practising for their upcoming class assemblies!
Year 4 – have been writing their balanced argument in English and in Maths, they have revised dividing by ten and hundred.
Year 5 – have been revising factors, multiples and prime numbers in Maths this week. They have also completed their poems based on 'The Princess' Blankets'. In Humanities, they have been locating mountains in the UK, as well as learning about contour lines on a map.
Year 6 – have been continuing to rehearse their end of year production, Cinderella Rockerfella. They have also been finalising their Community Cards and have started writing non-chronological reports about the environment. Some of the children have also received visits from the Year 7 teachers they will be having in September.
This week, our friends at the Dog's Trust visited us to hold some workshops in school about how to behave safely around dogs, both in school and out in the community. Children were taught how to read and interpret a dog's body language so we can work out what our fluffy little friends are trying to tell us! @dogstrust
Dear Parents/Guardians of Year 6,
All Buckinghamshire secondary schools hold their Induction Days on Tuesday 3rd July and this will involve most of our Year 6 pupils.
Those pupils going to Chalfont Community College have transport provided by Chalfont Community College and this will leave from here, IVJS, promptly at 8.00 am. Children should arrive in time and their parents should see them onto the coach. Please be aware that this transport is not arranged by IVJS and there will not be a member of staff on the coach. The children will leave Chalfont Community College at 2.30pm and should be collected from the front of the school around 3pm. Chalfont students, please take money for lunch or a packed lunch along with a pencil case.
For all other secondary schools parents will need to make their own transport arrangements. If you are not sure of arrival times etc. please contact the secondary school concerned.
Children should only attend the induction days if they have a confirmed place at the school. Any Year 6 pupils who have their Induction on a different day are expected to attend school as usual.
On Wednesday 13th June, we have The Bucks Free Press coming into school to take pictures of the Year 6’s. These pictures will be part of the supplement called My Last Day (similar to My First Day – which happens in Reception).
They are aiming to publish these in July. The photos will then go up on their website and then you (parents) will be provided with a username and password so that you can log on and view the photos, you will also be able to purchase them if you would like.
Please can you complete the form to let us know if you are happy for your child to take part in ‘My Last Day’.
Miss Bjorck and Mrs Bowden
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have worked hard learning about angles and turns. In English, they have been busy writing a non-chronological report about Tobago using their new book for this term - Gregory Cool.
Year 4 – have begun reading their new text 'Mouse Bird Snake Wolf' by David Almond and have started writing a balanced argument in English. In Maths, they have revised their understanding of 'Time' including calendar facts and converting from analogue to digital.
Year 5 – have been working hard learning about measurements and converting them too! In English, they have started planning their poem based on their new half term book called 'The Princess' Blankets'. We have also been learning about mountains and mountain ranges in Humanities.
Year 6 – have been writing some fantastic fantasy stories about a dragon slayer - their writing has really improved over the year and we are looking forward to reading the final stories. The children have also started rehearsing their end of year production and provided a great afternoon tea for local senior citizens as part of their Community Card scheme. So many of the guests commented on how polite and friendly the children were and we are very proud of them all!
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