On Monday, please have your child in school for 8.45am as normal. The coach will leave by 9am. Please remember to have your child in school wearing black bottoms (no tight leggings or tracksuit bottoms please) and a tshirt/top that is quick to change out of (with a vest underneath). They will also need 2 large packed lunches and drinks as there will be no food available at the event.
During the day, the children may leave the venue for a short time as we have been invited to join the other schools for a picnic in the adjoining park, weather permitting.
Please find the meeting arrangements below, we have been allocated Green Meeting Zone, this is on the south west steps of the hall, please see the map below. We are hoping to meet parents here from 9.15pm. We have a new school mobile number specifically for trips like these, if you have any issues, please call or text 07880835088.
As you are aware, Rosen and Rowling classes will be visiting Denham Country Park on Thursday, 14th March. Please find below some additional important pieces of information.
We would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation; we are sure that both the children and staff will have a worthwhile and exciting day out.
Mrs S Bowden and Miss R Bjorck
Dear Parents / Guardians,
As part of the Science curriculum, Year 6 have been learning about light, how we see things and the eye. In order to help the children to better understand how the eye works, we have an exciting lesson planned for Thursday 28th March in the afternoon.
They will get the opportunity to watch an eye being dissected, as well as taking part in a dissection of an eye themselves. If they want to just observe the dissection, this is fine, but they will have the chance to take a more ‘hands-on’ role should they wish. Gloves will be provided and there will be adult supervision at all times. No child will be encouraged to participate with the dissection more than they are comfortable with and if they do not wish to participate please let us know.
If your child does not wish to take part in this lesson, please inform the class teacher, in writing, by Friday morning, 22nd March.
his year, IVJS will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March 2019. We would like to invite you to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion. We are giving the children the chance to come into school dressed as their favourite literary character for the day on the day.
World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help encourage them on their reading journey, every child has received a £1 World Book Day Book Token that will be exchanged for one of the ten special £1 World Book Day books. The children will choose their books in school and will receive their books from school on the day.
Nurseries, schools and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities. You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly, joining your local library if you are not yet members and even making the most of our school’s online Bug Club.
For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit www.worldbookday.com. Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are enormous—so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.
This term's Parents' Evenings will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March.
We will be using our Parent Booking system as normal, you will need your basic details to sign in. If you have any issues with signing in, please do not hesitate to contact the school reception or your child's teacher who will be able to book you an appointment.
Please note, the children's classes are Browne, Blake, Donaldson, Dahl, Kipling, Morpurgo, Rosen or Rowling.
Head to parents-booking.co.uk/ivervillage or click the image below to head to the booking website.
This year, we will be taking part in the National Schools Partnership's Big Battery Hunt!
The focus will be on recycling, each child will be given their own box to fill with any empty, used batteries they may have lying around the house instead of putting them in the bin. Each year, over 20,000 tonnes of batteries end up in landfill sites across the UK. That's as heavy as about 4,000 elephants!
Please help support our pupils by helping them collect batteries for their mini boxes (which can be emptied into the big battery container in our library), not only can they help do our bit for the planet but we may win some prizes for our efforts too!
*Please note, this letter has been set to Year 6 pupils in paper form on 4th February 2019*
In order to enhance their learning this term, we have arranged for Rosen and Rowling classes to take part in some activities outside of the classroom. The first of these was at the beginning of this term when the children took part in an enjoyable circus workshop where they were able to learn circus skills. The other activity is a visit to Denham Country Park on Thursday, 14th March. The visit will include a walk around the park and some supervised science activities in the river. The coach will depart school at 9.20am and will return by 3.15pm. Further details will be given nearer the time.
We are asking for a voluntary contribution of £18.00 to cover the cost of these activities and the coach to and from Denham Country Park. This contribution will be on our School Money system for payment. Unfortunately, the trip will not be able to go ahead without enough contributions.
Children will be river dipping so it is really essential that they have wellington boots that come up to the knee for this trip. If you do not have these, they are available to purchase at very reasonable prices, approx. £5 - £10, from a variety of retailers.
Some additional adult support may be required on this trip and we would be grateful if you could also indicate on the return slip if you would be willing to help supervise a small group of children on the day. If your help is required, we will let you know as soon as possible.
*Please note, this letter has gone to pupils as a paper copy on 28.1.19*
On Friday 8th March 2019, our Year 5 classes will be visiting the London Science Museum to see the Science Wonderlabs and to watch ‘A Beautiful Planet 3D’ at the Museum’s IMAX cinema.
The coach will be leaving school at 9.00am and returning to school by 3.15pm. Children will need to be in school uniform and bring a packed lunch with a water bottle.
We are asking for a voluntary contribution for the trip of £14 to cover the cost of the cinema and the coach to and from the museum. Unfortunately, this trip will not be able to go ahead without enough contributions.
Please make payment on the School Money system and the completed permission slip to the school office by Wednesday 6th February. Should you have any issues with the online payment system, please speak to the school reception.
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