What a production! Congratulations to our Year 6s who performed their take on the Cinderella story this week, wowing the audience with not only their singing voices, their wit and their acting talents too! The show received rave reviews from everyone who attended and all agree it’s a shame that Wednesday's performance was the last one!
Thank you to all the Year 5s who came to support our Year 6s with their fantastic singing voices.
We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded yet another Gold Award, this time in recognition of our efforts to focus on the rights and values of children. We have been officially been granted the Gold Standard as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We underwent a full day's assessment where our assessor toured the school, spoke to children, teachers, governors and parents, resulting in a 3000 word essay being sent to an awarding panel to verify!
Thank you to Mrs Chapman-Allen and Mrs Orr for all their efforts, time and energy spent making this incredible achievement, we are incredibly proud to announce that we are the first primary school in the whole of Buckinghamshire to achieve this!
This week, pupils from IVJS attended an Active Schools festival, involving almost 200 schools from around Bucks and Milton Keynes. The children competed in many different sports, gaining points for their own partnerships. We teamed up with all the schools that we had been competing against all year, working together to become the top scoring partnership! IVJS had twelve athletes from Year 3 and 4 who competed with such heart and determination through testing heat! With almost 1300 children, it is fair to say it was tough competition but it didn't stop IVJS coming home with a Fair Play Award! Well done to all athletes what an amazing day! A huge well done to Connor who read an oath brilliantly at the opening ceremony and in front of such a huge crowd!
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been revising time in Maths and in English, they have been completing instructing manuals on how to build a den for Gregory and Lennox, based on the book Gregory Cool.
Year 4 – have been looking at ordering money in ascending and descending order, rounding to the nearest pound and pence and placing money values on a number line.
In English, they have been looking at poems and creating their own creature/monster poems.
Year 5 – have been multiplying and dividing large numbers in Maths this week. In English, Year 5 have been planning and starting to write up a newspaper report on 'The Princess' Blankets'. We've been practicing very hard on the production songs that we will be singing.
Year 6 – have spent much of the week in final rehearsals for their production which takes place next week. They are all working really hard to fine tune and polish their performance. They also had a day at their secondary schools this week in preparation for Year 7 in September and all came back with lots of exciting things to look forward to.
Yesterday, our Year 4 Reading Gladiators competed against other schools in the local area by performing a 10 minute presentation on a book of their choice from the Reading Gladiators programme and took part in a book quiz. All of the schools involved did an amazing job with their performances but there was only one winner...
IT WAS US!
Class photos are now available to order online!
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We will be sending text messages to parents with their child's class code which you will need to access the photo on the website. If you need as copy of the code, please contact reception where will will be able to resend the class code via text.
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The Summer Reading Challenge takes place over the summer holidays in libraries throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Developed by charity The Reading Agency, along with the UK public library network, it is now in its 20th year and is the UK’s biggest annual reading promotion for primary aged children. 761,758 children in the UK took part in Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017.
It starts on 14th July - look out for an assembly on 12th July which will tell you all how to take part.
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