As the school year speeds towards the end there is a sense of excitement as we start to plan for September.
The government issued guidelines last week for the full reopening of schools in September and we have been working on a plan. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to IVJS and see all of you again!
I hate to use the phrase, but we need to get use to a ‘new normal’ in school. School will be different and as such we need you to start to prepare your children for their return. We also need you to be aware that arrangements may change and that we need you to be ready to adapt and accept changes quickly.
As we start to make plans for September we will keep you updated. Below I have listed some of the key arrangements for September and more will be sent out next week. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help.
The new Y3 children will start on Wednesday 2nd September.
All other years will start on Thursday 3rd September.
More information will be sent out about September next week. Hopefully, the sun will shine for us this weekend and we will get a chance to enjoy the weekend. Stay safe.
After a very thundery and wet week the sun is finally coming out! After weeks of having just a few children in school, it is now much busier and it is fantastic to be able to hear children back in the building.
We are acutely aware that our children need to be in school and are concerned that we are not able to fit any more children into our ‘bubbles.’ This week we have announced that we are going to start running some online sessions for children who are in years 3 and 4 (who are NOT attending school) and we hope that we may be able to offer this to some year 5 children very soon. Please be patient with us as we get to grips with using Microsoft Teams – we are all learning new skills and some of us are needing more time to get to grips with the technology than others!
In the coming weeks, we are going to hold a virtual sports day and Mr Hawkes will be sending out information on this very soon. We hope that everyone will take part including parents so get those trainers on!
Chalfont Community College
Y6 parents – if your child is going to CCC please make sure you have seen the email they have sent. The deadline for returning the forms to CCC is Friday 26th June.
If there's one thing we miss about the Summer Term, it's got to be the school trips but fear not, we have the answer!
Why not head over to the Space Agency's online event; a talk about rockets and planets by the fantastic Tim Peake! Join him today from 11.30am to get to hear from a real life astronaut!
Everyone loves a good wander around an Art Gallery but now you can virtually explore Met Kids from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, watch their videos or even jump in a time machine!
If it's the animals you are missing but can't go to the zoo, why not bring the zoo to you!
London Zoo have made a virtual tour so you can meet baby sloths, squirrel monkeys, lemurs, penguins, giraffe and so many more!
Phew! Now that is a long day!
Take a look at the great projects and workshops, all about the ocean!
See the live crocodiles tomorrow at midday!
Here are this week's Brainiacs! Thank you to Mrs Orr and our now regular guest host, Jake.
Here is Mr Hawkes with this week's Sportiac Award!
Delve into the Museum from home with a virtual self-guided tour of the galleries, an interactive experience about Hope the blue whale and audio guides narrated by Sir David Attenborough!
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