This Week In School…
Year 3 – have continued mastering their understanding of fractions and have practised solving problems involving these. They have compared, ordered and added fractions. In English, the children have begun writing a short narrative about the journey of a pebble. They are being very creative and using their imagination to describe the pebble as a character. In Science, they are continuing to enjoy our topic on Rocks and Fossils. They particularly enjoyed learning all about how fossils are formed and then making their own fossils.
Year 4 – have been learning to tell the time in one minute and five minute intervals as well looking at how time is represented on both analogue and digital clocks. In English, as they have listened to Edward Tulane discover friendship, they have started to write their own recipe for friendship! In Science, they have continued to explore different ways in which organisations protect habitats through conservation and Zoos, they have even made fact files and custom designed shelters for different animals.
Year 5 – have had another very busy week! Year 5 have been looking at emails this week in English, they have looked at the features of an email and planned their own email. In Maths, they are continuing to look at adding and subtracting decimal numbers, they are really starting to become more confident now. They are also continuing with their science unit about space, learning about Geocentric verses Heiliocentric theories of the universe and night and day. In RE they have been looking at leaders.
Year 6 – have been writing play scripts based on part of our book, 'Wolf Brother'. The children have continued to revise aspects of geometry in maths and have started a new topic in Humanities - The Maya Civilisation. So far, they have looked at the discovery of Chichen Itza, archaeological discoveries and how Maya society was organised.
Please see the letter below for the details regarding this year's School Nurse Team visit to measure the Year 6's heights and weights. Please be aware, all Year 6s will take part unless you opt out. To do this, you must email the School Nurse Team directly (email address in the letter), unfortunately, the school cannot accept opt out responses.
Anyone can now obtain kits and carry out home tests. Kits can be obtained from any one of the four rapid test sites in Buckinghamshire, or you can go and collect test kits to do yourself at home. For further details, go to:
Thank you so much for playing your part in the fight against COVID-19. For more local information about COVID-19 and to find the locations of the Buckinghamshire rapid test sites, you can go to the Buckinghamshire Council website at: www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have impressed us with their creative writing! They have completed their ‘Pebble in my Pocket’ poems and have included metaphors, similes, alliteration, personification and onomatopoeia for description. In Maths, the children have worked on solving problems involving fractions of amounts and equivalent fractions.
Year 4 – have continued to work on their understanding of money in Maths. They have been busy adding amounts, working out the difference and estimating amounts. In English, they have been writing their own versions of the opening chapters of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. In Science, they have explored natural and human disasters that have affected habitats.
Year 5 – have continued with their leaflets in English this week. They finished writing their drafts, edited their work looking carefully at the Year 5 success criteria and published their work. Year 5 have continued to read the class book 'Cosmic' and everyone is enjoying it so far. For Maths, they have all be looking at adding and subtracting decimal numbers using the part whole model and column written method. Morpurgo have completed music lessons during their topic time, trying to create some body percussion after watching a video that inspired them. Kipling have completed the computing topic this week which they have all enjoyed.
Year 6 – have been finishing their non-chronological reports about wolves in English. They have written some effective and informative reports with lots of interesting facts. In Maths, the children have continued to revise their knowledge of geometry and have been focusing on the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. The children have continued to learn about light, the eye and how we see things in Science and have worked on a couple of investigations involving reflection and shadows. They are continuing to enjoy reading 'Wolf Brother' by Michelle Paver.
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This Week In School…
Year 3 – have returned happy and refreshed after a lovely break. In English, this week they have begun reading The Pebble in my Pocket and the children are starting to write a descriptive poem about the journey of a pebble through time. In Maths, they have explored different representations of tenths and decimals.
Year 4 – have begun reading their new class text, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. They have begun planning their own retelling of the first few chapters. In Maths, they have been adding and subtracting decimals and have started their topic on money. In Science, they have begun their new topic of Living Things and Their Habitats by learning what a habitat is and then going exploring in the playground to try and find some woodlice and their habitats. In PE, Year 4 have been practising their tennis skills and have enjoyed being outside in the sunshine.
Year 5 – have hit the ground running this week. They have covered Area in Maths looking at rectangles and compound shapes. They have also started a new topic this term about Space. Their English book is called Cosmic which is also related to Space. They have looked at the features of a leaflet, planned one of their own and started writing. They will continue with this next week. In Science, starting their topic about Space, they have created a poster showing the planets in our solar system.
Year 6 – have started reading their new Power of Reading book, Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver. They are already enjoying the story and have produced some lovely charcoal monochrome images of wolves. Keeping to the wolf theme, in English, the children have been researching wolves in order to start writing a non-chronological report on the subject. In Maths, they have been revising their knowledge of angles and 2d shape while in Science, the children have started learning about light and how we see things.
We’re taking part in Sustrans Big Pedal 2021, the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge. The challenge runs from 19 April to 30 April. It’s free and we would love everyone to be involved.
Please help us encourage the children to take active journeys to school on as many days as possible during the event, and join them on their way!
Why we are taking part - Sustrans Big Pedal is a great way to get children active, which is important for physical health and mental wellbeing. Active school runs also help to reduce congestion and air pollution outside the school gate. Covid-19 has made active travel to school even more important. The Department for Education have said encouraging active travel to school helps “to enable pupils to be physically active while encouraging physical distancing.”
We are delighted to announce that Mrs Chapman-Allen will be working across both the Iver Village Infant and Junior schools from this week as Inclusion manager for both schools.
We hope that this will increase our ability to ensure all the children meet their full potential even more as well as making transition between schools, even smoother for our children.
As we are unsure about what government restrictions will be in place towards the end of the school year, for our end of year production we have decided to be a bit creative! We are planning to put together a filmed virtual production.
The children will be performing dances, singing songs and acting in scenes which will then be edited to create one exciting show - the children will become film stars!
Before we can start to hand out roles and begin filming, we will need consent from you that your child can be filmed and appear in this virtual production. The video will be uploaded to the private IVJS YouTube channel and then hosted on a password protected page on our website for you to watch. Members of the public will not be able to view the production.
If you have any concerns please speak with your child’s class teacher.
Please complete the form below by Friday 30th April to ensure your child won't miss out!
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