On Wednesday 21st March, our Eco Council were invited to join in with an air quality survey being carried out, for South Bucks District Council, along Iver High Street. The monitoring team from Ricardo Energy and Environment explained how the equipment worked and answered questions from our pupils. Once the data has been analysed, Cerys Williams (Senior Environmental Protection Officer) at South Bucks District Council will return to IVJS to explain the results to us. Our pupils were commended by Ricardo E&E on the depth of their questioning – well done everyone!
What a blast today was! We celebrated World Book Day today here at The Iver Village Junior School and you should have seen our assembly! We have spent the day in our own fairy tale as we have spent time with many cats in hats, Alice dropped by on her way back to Wonderland and Willy Wonka entertained everyone with his stories of golden tickets, all under the watchful eye of Superman, ahem, I mean Clark Kent.
Each child received a free book to help really get them excited about reading, what did your child bring home?
We had a blast on Thursday afternoon wandering in our wellies! We could really see the creativity of the children in the school because we had some fantastic designs!
Thank you to everyone who took part, everyone who attended the walk and everyone who has donated. We are still accepting donations, please could all donations be handed in by next Wednesday for our Enterprise club to tally and add to our fundraising pot!
This week saw our British Values day of the term, this time, with a focus on Fairtrade. Our classes had the opportunity to explore what Fairtrade means, understand what the symbol means, where it comes from etc.
Children baked banana bread using only Fairtrade ingredients - it was delicious! Using an atlas, they located countries which produce the Fairtrade products that they used.
Other groups looked at the journey of the cocoa bean from tree to shop and designed a new Fairtrade chocolate bar wrapper for their favourite chocolate bars.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have continued to work on creating an advert to persuade people to visit Iceland. In Maths, Year 3 have continued to work on telling the time, they have been focusing on using 12 and 24 hour time and solving real life problems.
Year 4 – have been writing an informal letter in English, focussing on the use of expanded noun phrases and contractions. In Maths, they have been working on tenths and hundredths and the concept that a tenth and a hundredth is part of a whole number.
Year 5 – have been writing a narrative based on the chapter called 'Cyclops' in their current book in English. The children are keen to retell this exciting chapter. In Maths, they have been using RUSAC to solve decimal word problems- this has been growing their brains!
Year 6 – have been working hard planning and starting to draft newspaper reports about 'Varmints', which is linked to their new book. They have some great ideas and are looking forward to reading their finished reports. Year 6 have also been catching up with their Humanities topic of Rivers and have spent some time learning about the important uses of rivers in everyday life.
Year 6 enjoyed a great day visiting Denham Country Park where they took part in three activities: A wild walk, river dipping and river dynamics. On the wild walk the children had the opportunity to identify various wildlife, listen to the sounds around them, find out about Deep Lock on the canal and they even had a game of Pooh sticks whilst working out which part of the River Colne flowed fastest. During river dipping they learnt the best way to disturb the river bed in order to use nets to see what organisms they could catch. They were then able to use magnifying glasses and identification sheets to work out the names of the creatures they had caught. The river dynamics session had the children using science and maths techniques to measure the width, depth and flow of the river. They were really lucky with the weather and most managed to stay dry! The children can now use this information to enhance their understanding of our rivers topic.
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