Dear Parents and Carers,
In past newsletters, we have shared information relating to online safety. The online world poses its own risks to children and it is important that schools, parents and carers work together to teach children about online dangers. Teaching children how to use the internet safely is a vital part of safeguarding our children.
For those that haven’t already signed up, we would like to remind parents that Iver Village Junior School is working with National Online Safety- providing resources for all parents and carers that are available for you.
The resources include Parents & Carers courses (presented by Myleene Klass), online video resources and weekly guides covering a huge range of topics, including:
You can access National Online Safety online via any device and answers to frequently asked questions can be accessed at https://helpdesk.thenationalcollege.co.uk/helpcentre.
If you have any questions, please see either myself, Mrs Chapman-Allen or Mrs Punny.
Mrs Chapman Allen and Mrs Punny
Activity clubs for next half term are now available to book!
Clubs will be starting next week, from Monday 11th September.
PLEASE NOTE, IF YOU PAY BY CHILDCARE VOUCHERS, PLEASE EMAIL THE SCHOOL TO RESERVE THE CLUB PLACE YOU REQUIRE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND WE CAN ALLOCATE THE SPACE, IF THERE ARE SPACES AVAILABLE.
As before, clubs will show as a payment on your child's School Money account (www.eduspot.co.uk). Please do not pay this unless you want to book your child a space. Club payments that are not paid/needed for will be removed from your account after Monday 18th September.
Clubs start Monday 11th September and run for 6 weeks, the last club being Friday 20th October. All clubs are 3.15pm to 4.30pm with pick up at the front of the school. Clubs cost £7 per club and can be booked for the full half term, £42. We are still offering a discounted rate to any children entitled to Pupil Premium (the discounted cost will show automatically to anyone entitled).
Should you have any issues logging into your School Money account, please email email@example.com.
Thank you to every one who completed this year's Parent Survey, here are the results (please click the image below to view the full document). Please remember that if there is anything you would like to add, discuss or let us know, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again and have a lovely summer holiday.
Dear Parent/Guardian of child in Year 4, (Starting Y5 in September 23)
We have provisionally booked a 4-night residential visit to the Windmill Hill near Hailsham, Sussex from
Monday 14th October – Friday 18th October 2024. The visit includes a full programme of activities and is similar to those we have run in the past. The group will be accompanied by teaching staff from the school and fully qualified instructors at the centre supervise each activity. Whilst the trip is not essential for curriculum purposes, it provides an excellent opportunity for children to extend their learning and to refine their personal and social skills. The residential trip is at beginning of the academic year which will allow the children to gain confidence going into their last year at primary school. It is also an opportunity for teachers to identify different strengths in children that we can build on throughout the year. A meeting for parents giving detailed arrangements will be held nearer the time.
In order to help organise and plan this trip in advance, we would need to get an idea of the numbers of pupils who would like to attend. Therefore, for the visit to take place a payment of £483.00 per child is required. A non-refundable deposit of £65.00 must be paid via School Money with the form below returned in order to secure a place by Friday 8th September 2023.
The full cost must be paid by monthly instalments via School Money by 10th July 2024, although we would appreciate it if payments could be made as early as possible. Cash and cheques will be accepted. Cheques should be made payable to Buckinghamshire Council Receipts Account. If you receive Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance or Child Tax Credit (not entitled to Working Tax Credit and with an income below £16040pa) please feel free to contact us if there are any difficulties involving the cost.
Only a limited number of places are available and we ask that deposits are returned to school no later than 8th September 2023 to avoid disappointment.
Payments: £483 total
Non-refundable Deposit of £65 by 08/09/2023
11 regular monthly payments of £38 starting on 10/9/22 until 10/7/23 via School Money to secure my child’s place on the trip
Mr P Clifford
It is always important for the Governing Board to hear first-hand from parents and carers what the School is doing well and how things might be improved. Please do take a moment to complete our Parent Survey. We would be grateful for all your comments and feedback.
Your child is invited to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Sign up at your local library!
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children to keep reading during the school summer holidays – and to enjoy anything they like to read! Children aged 4-11 are invited to set a reading goal, and collect rewards for their reading.
It’s FREE to take part, and last year 75% of children taking part improved their reading skills over the holidays.
Why should my child sign up?
How can my child take part? (Library OR online):
In the library. Visit your local library and sign up. Your child will:
Online. Take part online at summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
Throughout the summer holidays. Check with your local library to find out start & finish dates near you. Unsure where your closest library is? Use the Library Finder to check.
Want to know more?
Tickets are now available to buy!
Showtimes are as follows:
Tuesday 11th July - 1.30pm
Wednesday 12th July - 6pm
Please note, we are only able to offer 3 tickets per family per performance due to the capacity of our hall. Tickets cost £3 each. (This will help towards the school's cost of the production licence and rental of lighting and sound stage equipment.)
Please do not bring young children with you to the performances; our pupils will be getting an advanced preview on Monday 10th July and so will have the chance to see siblings perform then.
Please complete the online form to reserve your tickets, the payment will then be added to your School Money account and the tickets will be issued once paid for.
This is where we'll post all school news and updates. If you require paper copies of any information on our website then please contact Miss Lainsbury in our school reception.