Over the last couple of weeks in PE, all our pupils have been creating their own warm ups. Some of the warm ups have been used in PE lessons this week. The Year 6 children have taught the Year 3 children their warm ups. The children have been inspiring coaches and have shown tremendous maturity, courage and imagination.
Thank you to all of the parents who attended a lively coffee morning where we discussed whether homework was a good thing or not. Parents even tested their wits on the IVJS Times Table Mastery League.
If you would like to complete the parent survey then please click the link below - it will also be sent out via a text message today.
Parents Homework Survey Link
This month the article from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is Article 29.
At the Iver Village Junior School, we want every child to achieve their potential academically but also to grow up to be well rounded individuals and upstanding citizens. One way we try to do this is by providing lots of clubs after school to encourage our children to find their own interests and talents. We want them to be confident, self assured, motivated and eager to learn new things.
Article 29: Your right to become the best you can be Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.
Talk time: What are your strengths at school? What do you enjoy doing at school? What clubs do you go to? Is there anything at school you would like to get better at? How can we help you do this? Talk to your teacher!
What a fantastic day! Yesterday, the whole school spent the day learning about each year group's chosen country.
Year 3s learnt about Italy, finding out about the ancient Romans, making lovely mosaic flowers and birds, writing about the mosaics and ending the day making pizzas!
Our Year 4s decided on Australia as their country to learn about and found out where in the world Australia is, learnt about the animals and culture, learnt some Australian school songs and made kangaroo burgers!
As Miss Naulls is Canadian, the obvious choice for Year 5s country was Canada. They learnt 101 facts about Canada and made Poutine, you can't go far wrong with chips, gravy and cheese!
Year 6 learnt about India, they researched the traditions and customs, designed their own Mehndi patterns, made samosas and recapped everything they learnt in a leaflet.
During the evening, all of the food that was made during the day was ready for all the parents to try. We had a great turnout so thank you to everyone who came and tried all of the great food!
During assembly yesterday, we spoke about Safer Internet Day, focusing on this year's tag line - Our internet, our choice - Understanding consent in a digital world. We spoke about what the words 'consent' and 'permission' mean when you are online. The children understood that permission was always needed and that it was okay to say no.
All children will be having an internet safety lesson during their PSHE sessions this week and the e-safety ambassadors will go to each class asking every child to complete their own 'Permission Mission'.
On Monday night, some of our Upper School Choir took part in an incredible event in London, performing to a SOLD OUT O2 Arena!
Our pupils, along with hundreds of other schools filled the huge venue and performed the most incredible show of pop songs and musical numbers set to a breathtaking light show making Monday a night that very few people will ever forget!
Today, our very lucky Year 6s met with the very talented entertainer, James. He taught us some incredible new skills to get everyone excited for the new Year 6 class book, Rooftoppers.
Year 6 have been balancing feathers, throwing flower sticks, juggling scarves and balls and spinning plates, diablos and Chinese ribbons, even riding peddle-go’s and fun wheels.
What a Friday!
Today we gave out our Believe, Achieve, Succeed awards to 3 children from each class. These awards are prestigious and given out to those children who have made the most progress during the Autumn term. Well done to everyone!
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