This morning we were very lucky to have Schools Food Showdown join us at IVJS.
With the school split in two (year 4 & 5 and year 3 & 6) we got to take part in an exciting cooking competition and learn about how to make a healthy balanced meal at the same time.
The teams cooked either a sweet and sour chicken dish or a vegan lentil curry in just 15 minutes before they were tasted by the audience and judged. Year 4 & 5 decided that the Green Peas' curry was the winner, while year 3 & 6 picked the Red Chilli's Sweet and Sour Chicken.
The children will be bringing home recipe cards so why not try them yourselves!
Rights Respecting Schools – Article 12
This month the article from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is Article 12.
‘Your right to say what you think in all matters affecting you, and to have
your views taken seriously.’
This right gives all children the opportunity to express how they feel and these views are taken seriously by the adults around them.
At Iver Village Junior School we take everyone’s views really seriously and always try to listen to anything which is important to you. We love hearing about what your views are! If you have any new ideas then please talk to your class council representative.
By listening to each other we can create a place where everyone feels involved and valued.
Your right to say what you think in all matters affecting you and to have your views taken seriously.
· Do you feel your views are listened to at school?
· Do you feel your views are listened to at home?
· At school every class has a school council representative. Who is your class representative?
On Thursday, children in Year 6 spent the day focusing on DT as part of this half term's DT topic: Global Food. During the day they took part in activities which allowed them to discuss and find out about ingredients from different parts of the world; learn about what makes a healthy and balanced diet and the nutritional values of food; and learning about rice as a staple food, including how to cook rice. There was even an opportunity for some maths to take place when the children did an activity linked to portion sizes, plus reading and understanding labels giving nutritional values on foods. As well as these activities, the children all had the opportunity to learn and apply a range of cooking skills and techniques as they made three Mexican dishes: Salsa, Guacamole and Quesadillas which they were then able to eat and evaluate at the end of the day. Later on this term we hope to focus on a different country as part of the topic.
On Thursday, our Year 3 classes set off for the lovely Collings Hanger Farm in Prestwood.
They spent the day learning about farming and why it is important to keep the animals well treated. Year 3 got to meet some very cute pigs, saw some fantastic cows and met the friendliest sheep anyone had ever met, Timmy! We are all convinced Timmy thought he was a puppy instead of a sheep himself!
The children also got to learn out the types of crops the farm grow and took a walking tour through the herb garden via the grape vines!
The children also got to learn about how wheat is milled into flour (and just how hard it is to turn a manual mill!) which led them to a fantastic use for all that flour, Pizza!
Year 3 got to push out their own dough, topping their pizzas of with their own toppings which made a great addition to their lunches, especially after running up all those hills all morning…
The day finished up with the children making bookmarks using the flowers they found in the fields, we had some very beautiful creations!
On Wednesday, seven lower school children competed in a Tennis tournament held at Burnham Tennis Club. IVJS competed against six other schools from around Bucks and did so with tremendous determination and teamwork.
IVJS played against Gerrards Cross, St Mary's of Beaconsfield and Butlers Court to name just a few of the schools. There were some stand out performances with Willow winning three of her four games!
In the end IVJS finished joint fourth, with Elliot picking up the Determination Award!
Well done to all the tennis players, what a fun afternoon!
On Wednesday all children took part in the Interhouse Mile! This was a sponsored event in which pupils had to complete a mile whether that was walking , jogging or running. The whole day was a hugely successful event and one that both the children and adults enjoyed!
The fact it was an Interhouse event meant that children competed in their houses.
By the end of the day all houses were within four points of each other with Ealing winning the event on a last minute run off after being tied with Shepperton at the end!
Well done Ealing and thank you all for your generous donations.
On Tuesday, Year 4 visited the beautiful Kew Gardens. Each class got to take part in an outdoors Maths lesson that had everyone using a variety of skills from navigating a compass, to measuring the girth of a tree and finding the perimeter of jagged edged leaves. They also learnt that the trees that lose their leaves in the winter are called deciduous and the trees that keep them are called evergreens.
When they weren’t exploring Maths in nature, they were testing out Kew Gardens’ new children’s adventure playground! It might have only been open four days but it definitely got the IVJS stamp of approval. Everyone loved it, including Miss Goodman who, at one point, could be found at the top of the climbing frame...
Join us for our school TLC Day on Saturday 8th June to help us with gardening and sprucing up our school grounds.
Bring your own gardening tools but we promise we will bring the cups of tea and the bacon butties!
Pop along any time between 10am to 1pm.
Click here to let us know you are coming (we can make sure we have enough teas brewing...)
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