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.
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
Dear Parents/Guardians of Years 5 & 6,
Nowadays there is a vast amount of, sometimes confusing, information about relationships and sex on the internet, on TV, in magazines, etc. which young people may have access to, and this can sometimes make an already confusing time seem even more complicated! Therefore, as part of the school’s Personal, Social and Health Education programme your child will soon receive lessons on relationships, sexual health and puberty.
The purpose of Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is to provide knowledge and understanding of how the human body changes during puberty and the processes of human reproduction, within the context of relationships based on love and respect. It should develop understanding and attitudes which will help pupils to form relationships in a responsible and healthy manner and to appreciate the value of stable family life, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage.
If young people can start their transition into adulthood with good information and the confidence and knowledge to understand what is happening to them, they will hopefully grow into confident and healthy adults able to make positive choices. This can start with learning the basics about growing up and the sessions in school may reinforce what you are already doing at home.
The key aims of SRE are to:
1. Provide accurate and relevant information about the physical and emotional changes that children and young people will experience through their formative years and into adulthood.
2. Establish an awareness of the importance of stable family life and relationships, including the responsibilities of parenthood and marriage.
3. Foster self-awareness and self-esteem.
4. Develop a sense of responsibility and respect for themselves and others.
The SRE programme includes watching a video from BBC Active and input from the class teacher. All teaching materials are appropriate to the age and emotional maturity of the pupils concerned and the teachers will aim to present the programme in an objective, balanced and sensitive manner.
The programme will cover:
You are welcome to view the materials and discuss the format of the lessons that will be used in a meeting for parents on Monday 25th June at 6 pm.
Parents can withdraw their children from all or part of sex and relationship education that does not form part of the statutory National Curriculum. If you wish to withdraw your child from all or part of the schools sex and relationship education programme would you please write to your child’s class teacher before the programme starts. Class teachers in Year 6 will begin the programme during the week beginning 25th June however Year 5 will begin to learn about animal reproduction (including humans) as part of their national curriculum science topic starting in Summer Half Term 2.
Please RSVP here to let us know if you will be attending the meeting on Monday 25th June.
Mr Clifford / Mrs Chapman-Allen / Miss Bjorck / Mrs Bowden
Members of our Gardening Club are organising a plant sale for Tuesday 12th June at 3.15pm on the front lawn of the school. Our aim is to raise funds for our school.
We will be selling plants, display baskets and hanging baskets that the children will have planted up the previous week. If you would like to pre-order a hanging basket or display created by your child, please let us know before the sale and we will be able to put the items aside.
We hope that you will agree to allow your child to help with the sale during next week’s Gardening Club and that you will come along and admire their creative planting. After the sale, Gardening Club will run as normal until 4.15pm as normal. If you do not want your child taking part in the sale, please contact the school, or Mrs Orr directly, to let us know.
Thank you for your support,
The Summer Fayre is coming and we would really love your help.
In order for the Summer Fayre to be a success we really need helpers to set up on Thursday 21st June and Friday 22nd June or to man a stall at the fayre. We also need help to clear away after the fayre at 5pm.
We will be setting up from 9am until 5pm on the Thursday and from 9am until the fayre starts on the Friday. Even if you can only give an hour of your time this will be a great help but ideally longer if you can.
The more helpers we can get the less time it takes to set up and clear away. Jobs include putting up the gazebos, taking items from the Junior School down to the Infant school on the Thursday, getting the tombolas ready, putting tables out on the school field, getting the stalls ready, etc. There are plenty of jobs to be done.
Please click the letter to read more and sign up to help.
Dogs Trust will soon be visiting our school to deliver some of their engaging and exciting workshops, and we really look forward to welcoming them; allowing your child to explore and learn how they can become safe and responsible around dogs.
The aim of the programme is to create a new generation of safe and responsible dog owners, and in order for them to be as effective as possible, it is necessary for Dogs Trust evaluate the effectiveness of their workshops.
This will simply involve pupils filling out an anonymous and easy to understand questionnaire either before or after the workshop. All pupils will be fully supported by their class teacher whilst completing this..
Due to the success of the last Reading Rocks event, we are holding another even on Friday 25th May 2018. We would like to invite any parents or guardians to come into school on the day between 8:30-9:30am to share one of our many wonderful books. Please come and make yourselves comfortable in out lovely library with your child, a cup of tea, a biscuit and a good book.
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