On Monday, a mixture of Year 5 and 6 girls competed in a girls only football tournament held at Burnham Grammar school. IVJS where drawn into a tough group against Gerrard's Cross, Burnham Grammar (Year 7 team), Lent Rise and Holtspur. IVJS beat Burnham Grammar and Lent Rise 1-0 and 3-0 respectively. This put IVJS into a 5th place play off against Farnham Common. IVJS unfortunately lost 2-1 in the play off, putting us 6th overall out of twelve schools. Well done to all who played but especially to Mysha who played like Messi all afternoon and to Millie who showed tremendous amounts of respect and sportsmanship to other schools and made us all very proud. Well done girls!
21 children from Year 5 attended Echoes 8 – Dare to Dream at the Royal Albert Hall which was a celebration of singing and musicianship featuring 1800 primary children from Buckinghamshire coming together with BMT musicians and partners.
Dare to Dream is a newly commissioned semi-staged opera composed by Hannah Conway, libretto written by Lucinda Jarrett and Chris Rawlence and directed by Karen Gillingham. This project is a partnership between Buckinghamshire Music Trust, Garsington Opera and Rosetta Life.
Echoes 8 was an exhilarating experience and a celebration of the joy of singing. Thank you to Miss Ghedia and Miss Naulls for all their hard work in making this happen!
Year 6 enjoyed a great - if rather wet - day out at Denham Country Park on Thursday. Although the weather wasn't particularly kind at the start of the day, it did improve as the day went on and they even saw a glimpse of the sun! During the day the children took part in three activities: River Dipping, River Dynamics and a Wild Walk. During River Dipping, they were able to find a variety of river life and look at them closely with magnifying glasses in order to identify them; during River Dynamics the children took part in scientific investigations to measure the width of the river, the depth of the river and the rate of flow of the river; and on the Wild Walk, they explored the park and visited the canal lock (this even included a game of Pooh Sticks!) A great day was had by all and we were very impressed with the children's behaviour and with how much they have learned so far from the Year 6 river topic!
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!
On Tuesday, pupils from all year groups competed in their houses for a chance to crown their house as the first Volleyball champions! The competition was close throughout and relied on Year 3 to settle it in the final game! In the end Ealing beat Pinewood by one point to clinch the title with Shepperton and Elstree third and fourth but only two points behind Pinewood in second! Well done to all pupils who showed terrific sportsmanship! What a fun day!
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 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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