This week, Miss Rowe set Donaldson class a challenge. They had to design their own typeface. There were a few rules they had to follow, including using all of the letters in the alphabet and to have fun. The photographs sent in included letters shaped like koala bears, hand-drawn script and letters made from a geometric pattern. Miss Rowe even made one herself.
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Added this week: a daily timetable suggestion; PE Page, Science page and internet safety advice.
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On Tuesday the children started their day doing the daily work out with Joe Wicks #pewithjoe and the super Mr Hawkes. Miss Short even joined in and kept up with the rest of the group! As the weather was so wonderful the children spent the majority of the day outside playing a variety of games such as football, tennis, basketball.
We all had lunch together outside and in the afternoon the children, Miss Digweed, Mrs Goggins, Mr Hawkes and Miss Short did a spot of gardening in the sensory garden (the courtyard).
To complete the day the children and the adults played a quiz led by Mr Hawkes. The children were absolute superstars and we had a thoroughly enjoyable day!
Safer Internet Day is designed to empower young people to take control of their digital lives. For 2020 the focus has been put on "online identity" and asking young people to consider whether they and their peers are truly free to be themselves online.
On the day we had a whole school assembly, taught specially designed computing lessons and our wonderful E-Safety Ambassadors read the story '#Goldilocks' by Tony Ross to all classes.
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have been busy working hard learning about capacity and converting millilitres
to litres, and vice versa. In English they have been very creative and written a poem
about the Iron Man using metaphors and similes.
Year 4 – This week, year 4 performed in Bah Humbug! A retelling of Charles Dickens’ ‘A
Christmas Carol’. In English, they’ve started planning an adventure narrative based on
their current book, ‘One Plastic Bag’. In Maths, they’ve been busy solving division word
problems. In DT, they have started planning their own packaging to a brand new cereal.
Year 5 – This week Year 5 have been creating their own Greek pots ready to decorate
them. In Literacy they have finished writing their diary entry imagining they were on a
boat with Odyessus on their way home. In maths Year 5 have moved onto shape and
working out the perimeter.
Year 6 – This week, year 6 have been publishing their newspaper reports about an
invasion of varmints and have now started their next piece of writing linked to the book
'Varmints', a diary entry. In Humanities they have continued to learn about South
America, this time focusing on the mountains of the region.
IVJS have been very fortunate to have been working with Iver Parish Council, Make Britain Tidy and Positive Arts on a very exciting mural painting down at Iver Rec. The work started two weeks ago, when we were joined by one of the artists and together we created lots of drawings based on the theme of wildlife. After being rained off on Monday, we finally got the right weather to get painting!
Miss Rowe and Mrs Long took two groups of twelve students from across the school down to the Rec to take part in the next exciting step in the process – spray painting!
Every single child (and adult) had great fun taking part and the pictures show just how much of a good job our budding young artists have done. Make sure you take a look at all their hard work the next time you are down at the Rec.
Today we welcomed volunteers from Primary Futures - their aim is to broaden horizons and raise aspirations by connecting schools to volunteers from the world of work to share their fascinating life stories and help make the connections between learning and future jobs. The programme is run in partnership with the National Association of Head Teachers, check out the website to learn more. https://educationandemployersprogrammes.force.com/s/
The day started with 5 volunteers partaking in a whole school assembly where we enjoyed the game 'What's My Line?' Children were invited to ask the volunteers questions about their job role that would only elicit a yes or no answer. The big reveal at the end was very exciting.
After assembly, the visitors went into Year 6 to hold a 'Speed Networking' session where the classes were split into smaller groups and spent 6 minutes with each volunteer - hopefully inspiring them for the future...
The 5 volunteers were fantastic and the children really enjoyed the day and got a great deal out of it.
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