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.
On Monday, seven children went to The Beaconsfield School to compete in a badminton tournament against nine other schools from around Bucks. The tournament was skill based, meaning that the children didn’t directly play other schools but competed in stations to gain the most points. IVJS played with outstanding teamwork throughout the afternoon and showed great respect and manners. With the tournament being skill based, IVJS had no idea how they compared with other schools until the end. IVJS ended up coming third out of 12 teams! What an incredible achievement for a sport that the children had very limited experience in! Well done to all children who played! What a fun afternoon!
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.
Thank you to everyone who joined us today for the first Parent Coffee Morning of the school year! We had a fantastic time with our parents and a really good chat with some fantastic ideas for the school.
We combined our morning with MacMillan Cancer Research’s Biggest Ever Coffee Morning and sold some very delicious cakes to raise money for charity. A huge thank you to Mrs Witheridge and our other parents for spending the week baking some of the most incredible cupcakes to help us support Macmillan Cancer Research.
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