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.
On Monday, some Year 6 children competed in an Athletics tournament. The children had to compete in a 75m sprint, a vortex throw, a 600m run and a long jump to get the highest score. IVJS where competing against two teams from Butlers Court, Stoke Poges, Gerrards Cross and one team from St Mary’s. IVJS ended up fourth out of the 8 teams which is a huge achievement!
Well done to all students and especially to Isabella and Nicole who picked up the Teamwork and Honesty awards respectively.
On Thursday this week, IVJS celebrated the third national Clean Air Day!
Our wonderful Eco Council presented an assembly to educate and inform us all of the importance of having clean air to breath and how we can all help by walking/cycling/scooting to school or even just by switching off our engines on the school drop off and pick up.
Later that day, 22 eco-friendly pupils took part in a project organised by our friends at Heathrow to create a dramatic and thought provoking artwork of a pair of lungs to make sure we always keep in mind why we are working so hard to clean up our atmosphere.
As part of their Science topic, Year 6 have been recording their lung capacity for a scientific investigation into the possible correlation between height and lung capacity. They also wrote pledges as to how they could play their part!
We are proud to announce that our Year 6 Reading Gladiators have been crowned the 'Overall Winner' in the latest mini-challenge about the book 'The Odyssey'.
Reading Gladiators were very impressed with the thought and creativity expressed in our entry.
The group of children were excited to win a set of books autographed by the authors.
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