Weekly Bulletin - 17th September 2021
This Week In School…
Year 3 – have continued their exploration of place value in Maths. They used their knowledge and understanding to answer place value word problems and developed their addition and subtraction skills. In English, they finished their diary entry about the Tin forest and have produced some very neatly presented pieces of work. To end their English lessons this week, Year 3 used their excitement about Pirate day to create their own pirate adventure story. With storms, shipwrecks and stolen treasure, their characters have been put through their paces. For Humanities, Year 3 gradually widen their understanding of the area around them. From IVJS to Iver to Buckinghamshire to England to the UK, Year 3 developed their map skills and explored both physical and human features of the world around them. In RE, they have been looking at the celebration of Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita in line with their learning about religious festivals. This week, the children have continued to demonstrate how well they are fitting into IVJS and their teachers cannot wait to see what they produce next week!
Year 4 – have been busy writing their leaflets about plastic pollution. They have discussed the positives and negatives of using plastic, learnt about what happens to the rubbish that ends up in the ocean and have come up with ideas to reduce the amount of plastic we use. In Science, they started their first scientific investigation of the year - 'What type of fizzy drink contains the most CO2?'. This is part of their exploration into the topic on States of Matter. The highlight of their week has been Pirate day. The morning saw each Year 4 given their own pirate's name before they went outside to take part in a treasure hunt around the playground. They found clues that gave them an insight into the rest of the day's adventures. Adventures that saw them creating their own puppet show in groups, learning a sea shanty, making wanted posters and making their own feathered friend. The best moment agreed by many was making naughty Captain Clifford walk the plank at the end of the day after he had stolen their treasure in the morning.
Year 5 – have had a super busy week this week. In Maths, they have been rounding larger 4,5 and 6 digit numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. In English, they edited their poems based on the class book and published them.
Year 5 had an excellent Pirate Day on Thursday where the children made their own pirate hats, created a treasure map and created a play script about a pirate adventure. Everyone had a great time adding pirate vocabulary into their work.
Year 6 – have had another busy week. In English the children have continued writing their non-chronological reports about the environment and will be ready to publish these at the beginning of next week. In Maths. they have started looking at negative numbers and began by using atlases to investigate the average temperatures around the world and making comparisons. In Humanities, the children have concluded their topic on South America by researching and writing a report about a chosen country in the continent. The week's highlight was Pirate Day when they made their own pirate hats, drew treasure maps and guessed where each other's treasure was using grid referencing and worked in groups to create a play script using 'pirate' vocabulary, which they then performed.
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