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Curriculum Overview Summer 2017

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Our Zoo Trip

 

 

 

Our Evacuee Letters AND WW2 Display

 

Our Christingle Service Year 5 and 6

 

 

Stibbington visit

Inspired by Picasso

 

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Year 6 Isle of Wight 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Our Sports Day

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Macbeth Preparations 

 

 The children in groups have started drawing images for their Macbeth production. They have then painted them onto fabric for large hanging pieces to be displayed for Macbeth.

Our Perspective work

 

 

 

Report of our School Swimming Gala

 

On Thursday 23rd April 2016, the following children in Year 5 and 6, took part in a Swimming Gala at the Waendle Leisure Centre.

Daisy W, Maisy G-F, Lily H, Isabel S, Olivia D, Isabel H, Daniel R, Robert B, Lewis E, Noah W, Jacob M-W, Harry F and Ralph S.

 

Event 1: Boys 25 metres Freestyle. Harry swam and came 1st!!!

Event 2: Girls 25 metres Freestyle. Lily swam and came 3rd!!!

Event 3: Boys 25 metres Breaststroke.

Event 4: Girls 25 metres Breaststroke. Maisy swam and came 1st!!!

Event 5: Boys 25 metres Backstroke. Ralph swam and came 2nd!!!

Event 6: Girls 25 metres Backstroke.

Event 7: Boys 25 metres Butterfly.

Event 8: Girls 25 metres Butterfly. Isabel H swam and came 2nd!!!

Event 9: 4 x 25 metres Mixed Medley Relay. Relay Team came 2nd!!!

Event 10: Freestyle Relay

Event 11: Canon Relay. Relay Team came 2nd!!!

We gained a total 78 points, which gave us 2nd place overall and a place in the semi-finals to be held in Corby in June.

A great time was had by all.

Written by,

Harry F, Jacob M-W and Isabel H.

 

 

 

 

 

Some of Year 6 classes lovely make and do Mothers' day wreaths.

 

 

 

 

 

Odysseus and the Cyclops Display

Some children from 6SU AND 6JC painted large sections from a smaller picture to create a display for their Classroom, based on the story they are reading about Odysseus and Cyclops.

 

 

 

 

Chris Plowman Visit

Chris Plowman is an explorer who has been on a variety of adventures from climbing British peaks, he has moved to greater challenges.

In April he travelled to Nepal- the home of Everest base camp. He conquered

freezing temperatures, the danger of avalanches -but most importantly altitude sickness.

For his next challenge he will be visiting the Arctic for a 300km run!

 

 

 

 

Our Christingle

 

Our Visit to Stibbington

 

6AJM

6JC

 

6JC

6SC

6SC

 Our World War 2 work and Guernica Inspired work

Our Picasso inspired work by 6JC

 

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Rock'n' Roll Leavers ball


Winner of Bin Design Competition

 

Year 6 Masque Theatre Show

Once again our Year 6 Children put on a spectacular performance at The Masque Theatre on Thursday 25th June; 113 children were involved in the celebration of dance, song and drama.

 

Our Sports Day


 

Winner of Flag Project 2015

Mr Andy Sawford MP attended The Flag Project assembly and presented Baylie Tai with a token for her winning design.

 

Winning Trophy!

Very well done to a pupil in 6SU, who has won 1st and 3rd place in the 150cm Watford Open Nationals in Kickboxing. Attending classes 3 times a week since she was 8 and now at 11 she has earned her level in Red Belt. There are many colour belts to achieve, they start with Yellow then progress through Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown and Black.

Sewing and running with it!

6SC have been working on designs for a make and sew project as an Easter Gift for their family. The children have been practicing many different stitches such as:

Stem, running, cross, chain etc...

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Maths Mocktails

Children had fun making their own style of drink while learning about capacity and measurements, they also thought of good names for them here is a list of their ideas below.

Big Bad Blue, Sensational Seaweed....

 

Year 6 studying Shakespeare's Macbeth

Loving the drama of it!

"Is this a dagger I see before me?"

Can't study the Bard without acting it out, kids thoroughly enjoying 400 year old literature!

 

 

Christmas Crafts by Year 6 children

Some outstanding cards will have been well received over Christmas, lovely work!

 

 

Christmas Displays worked on by year 6

Children taken from each of the year 6 and 5 classes worked their magic to get this wonderful display ready for Christmas, it was based on old Victorian streets and toy shops.

I was very proud of their end result, well done all!

 

Flag project winner

Children across the year groups worked to create a design for a flag for our local area, these were then voted on and a winner was chosen,
Baylie Tai of 6SC.
Her design was sent to parliament to represent our school and area and hopefully may be one of the final designs chosen, perhaps to be a printed flag!

 

 

Poetry By 6SU

 

 

 

Stibbington Visits

6SC

Class 6SU Visit

 

Class 6MM Visit

 

New Autumn Term 2014

Across year 6 they have been looking at World War 2 History, Evacuees, with our planned visit to Stibbington and art in wartime.

Working from Picasso's version of war in 'Guernica' they have produced some very explosive images of war and peace based on his painting.

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Isle of Wight Group 1 Activities Non Residential

 

Year 6 Production 'Show Stoppers'

At the Masque Theatre-Thursday 26th June

We are really proud of Year 6 an outstanding performance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Day

 

 

 

Our Sports Day

Winner of Flag Project 2015

Mr Andy Sawford MP attended The Flag Project assembly and presented Baylie Tai with a token for her winning design.

Winning Trophy!

Very well done to a pupil in 6SU, who has won 1st and 3rd place in the 150cm Watford Open Nationals in Kickboxing. Attending classes 3 times a week since she was 8 and now at 11 she has earned her level in Red Belt. There are many colour belts to achieve, they start with Yellow then progress through Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Red, Brown and Black.

Sewing and running with it!

6SC have been working on designs for a make and sew project as an Easter Gift for their family. The children have been practicing many different stitches such as:

Stem, running, cross, chain etc...

Mental Maths Mocktails

Children had fun making their own style of drink while learning about capacity and measurements, they also thought of good names for them here is a list of their ideas below.

Big Bad Blue, Sensational Seaweed....

Year 6 studying Shakespeare's Macbeth

Loving the drama of it!

"Is this a dagger I see before me?"

Can't study the Bard without acting it out, kids thoroughly enjoying 400 year old literature!

Christmas Crafts by Year 6 children

Some outstanding cards will have been well received over Christmas, lovely work!

Christmas Displays worked on by year 6

Children taken from each of the year 6 and 5 classes worked their magic to get this wonderful display ready for Christmas, it was based on old Victorian streets and toy shops.

I was very proud of their end result, well done all!

Flag project winner

Children across the year groups worked to create a design for a flag for our local area, these were then voted on and a winner was chosen,
Baylie Tai of 6SC.
Her design was sent to parliament to represent our school and area and hopefully may be one of the final designs chosen, perhaps to be a printed flag!

 

Poetry By 6SU

Stibbington Visits

6SC

 

 

Our London Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Day trip to London

 

 

Lovely London artwork by 6SC

 

 

The Great Fire of London by 6JC

 

 

   Sewing in Mrs Cunningham's Class

The children are now further into their work and enjoying some creative time on a Thursday afternoon

Solve It!

Year 6 performed in an assembly to educate year 5 on how to be aware of the dangers about VSA ( Volitile Solvent Abuse). Other local organisations came in to offer advice and support and suggest clubs that the children could join in our area such as Cub Scouts or Brownie Guides.

All in a day's work

The children learn some new stitching tecniques for embroidery.

Running stitch, blanket stitch, cross stitch and back stitch.

 

       

 

 

     Christingle with year 6 and 5 at St Peter's Church

 

WW2 Exhibition

The Projects made by Year 6 pupils were Outstanding, showing soo much appreciation and thought of how the War affected everyone.

They have using different art mediums which range from fabric, card, cake and food making to intricate modelling and very infomative folders.

A beautiful display of Hard work!

 

A Pupil from 6SC again, has amazed us with their work,

A minature scale model of Auschwitz Concentration Camp has been researched and made in fine detail, there has been a lot of praise by friends and Teachers for this particular piece of work which is very thought provoking, well done!

 

 

 

6SC's 'Textile Wonder'!

A talented pupil in 6SC, has made 2 exceptional patchwork quilts one of which is going to be a present for an elderly lady, soon to be 100 years in age, the other for herself. She has done a brilliant job, well done!

 6MM's Star Writer

A Pupil in 6MM has been busy writing her own short story and has named it Shadows - A tale of a Ghost!

This will be in the school library to look at and she will be working on some illustrations to go with her book. Awarded a Head teachers award for a Good Achievement, Well done!

  Our visit to Stibbington    

Our Miss Jones knitting a Scarf.

        

 

 

WW2 – Our visit to Stibbington

 

We went to Stibbington to experience life as an evacuee during WW2. We learned about evacuation, rationing, propaganda and even experienced a lesson in a war based classroom.

 

We were given a real evacuees identity for the day to make the experience more realistic. We played with toys that children during the war would have played with. We even had a real war time lunch so that we could experience rationing first hand.

The whole experience was fantastic! We have even written letters home to our parents as evacuees and hope to post them soon.

 

Everyone in our class had a great day and learned lots about war time. We will use all the things we have learned to complete our WW2 projects next term.

 

Year 6 (6MM)

 bY 6MM

 

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The Masque Theatre Production

Colours of the Rainbow July 2013

 

 

 

South American Art Week

 

Lovely Amazon Jumgle Animals by 6SC

 

6JS The Aztecs

 

 

Colourfulmixed media collages by 6JC

Change Challenge

 

Our school is taking part in a change challenge. So far it is very close. In 1st, 2nd and 3rd are 4SB, 6JC and 6SC. The winner will go to ten-pin bowling and all the money raised will go to the HSA. So far there has been over pound;350.06 raised. Every class has had to have an empty pot because they have filled their tub with loose change.

 

By Leah B and Kacey 6JC

 

London Visit Pictures by 6JC

and 6JS

 

 

 

 

World Book Day

On the 7th March the whole nation celebrated World Book Day. In Irthlingborough Junior School we dressed up as our favourite book characters and read our favourite stories to children in different year groups.

In the morning we had a massive assembly to show off all of our creative costumes. There was a huge range from Gangster Granny (worn by Liam, 6JC) to a Smurf (worn by Brady, 4MG).

Then in our library session we split into groups to read with different year groups. Many people chose Diary of a Wimpy Kid books as they are popular across the ages and some people brought in non-fiction books such as biographies to share. This shows Irthlingborough loves reading!

Altogether it was a brilliant day.

 

Written by Harry, 6SC.

 


World Maths Day

From Tuesday 5th right the way through to Thursday 7th March the world celebrated World Maths Day. Even though World Maths Day is supposed to be a day long, it is longer due to the different world time zones. Year 6 took advantage of this and went on world education games on Tuesday afternoon for some extra playing time.

 

On Wednesday 6th March, Irthlingborough Junior School took part in our school maths competition. We were divided into our team point colours and split into groups within our colour. All of the yellow activities were situated in the hall. The red team were in the Year 3 corridor. The green team were in the Year 6 corridor and last but not least the blue team were in the Year 5 corridor.

 

During our world maths day we had a series of activities to complete before 11:30 am. There were 5 different countries and continents with 3 activities in it. There were Africa, China, Egypt, Europe and India to complete the activities from. Also, you needed to collect white crystals which teachers would give you for teamwork, travelling around the school quietly and other things like that.

 

Kacey 6JC

 

Sewing for Mum

Across year 6 we made some lovely things for Mother's day from scent filled hearts to cushions and place mats.  Along the way we have learnt new skills in sewing by using different styles of stitching like, running stitch ,  blanket stitch,  back stitch and chain stitch. Take a look at our lovely surprises below by class 6JC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovely work from class 6JC

 

The Children in year 6 have been working on their sewing skills.

Year 6 Carol singing at Arcacia Lodge Nursing Home

 

 

Fantastic World War 2 work by year 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A beautiful World War 2 poster by Chloe Griffiths 6JS

 

 

World War 2 charcoal pictures by 6JS, 6SC and 6JC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 19th July

 

All good things must come to an end -  After packing our cases and waving goodbye to the Hoteliers at The Beaufort House Hotel and The Esplanade Hotel we travelled to Osborne House.  We toured Queen Victoria's Isle of Wight holiday home before boarding our return ferry from Fishbourne to Portsmouth. 

 

 

  

 

Wednesday 18th July

 

Although the weather was not good this did not stop us from having another great day.  After a blustery walk across Tennyson Down we spent the day at Alum Bay.  After lunch we took the chair lift down to the beach to board our boat out to The Needles Light House.  After dinner we enjoyed a surprise trip to the show 'Twisted' before heading back to the Esplanade for our last night disco.

 

 

   

   

     

  

 

   

               

                                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 17th July

The sun has been shining on us all day.  After a fantastic theatre workshop where the IJS children took to the stage (again) we enjoyed a picnic lunch and beach games.  The afternoon saw us taking part in fun and games on the sea with Wightwater Ltd.  We ended the day with a game of crazy golf on Shanklin Esplanade.

 

     

          

   

               

   

        

         

 

 

       

 

 

   

 

         

 

 

Tuesday 17th July

AM:  A beautiful sunrise, a peaceful night and a great forecast for the rest of the day ...........

 

   (The 6.00am view from Mrs Meekings and Mrs Greener's room).

Monday 16th July (Evening)

A windy (but dry!) walk to Sandown Pier - fun and games enjoyed by all.  Children all quiet and asleep ready for a busy day tomorrow including a theatre workshop and bodyboarding (if the sea is rough) or kayaking (if the sea is calm).

 

  

 

  

  

 

Monday 16th July

We had a great journey down and a very windy (early ) ferry.

As today is not really a 'beach' day we decided to visit Dinosaur Isle in Sandown for the afternoon.  Everyone has settled into their hotels and after our evening meal (Sausage and Potato wedges in The Beaufort / Fish and Chips in The Esplanade) we will be heading to Sandown Pier.  The forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday is much better....

 

  

The Year 6 Prom - Saturday 14th July 2012

Many thanks to the parents who organised this fantastic event for the children.

 

      

 

   

       

 

     

 

     

 

 

Masque Theatre Production - 28th June 2012

A Celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

(New ************************FAWLTY TOWERS PICTURES******************************)

 

   

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

      

 

 

 

   

 

London Eye Visit May 2012

War Horse Trip, 29th March 2012

After watching a street entertainer in Covent Garden our group of 108 pupils, parents

and staff from Irthlingborough Junior School and Great Addington Primary School enjoyed 

the production of Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse' at the New London Theatre. 

   

      

Iain's Street Dance Crew attended a Dance Festival at Huxlow Science College.

 

We designed and made fantastic bags either as Mother's Day gifts or for our friends and other family members.

 

 

Olympic Writing Day

 

 

The Year 6 Prom - Saturday 14th July 2012

Many thanks to the parents who organised this fantastic event for the children.

 

      

 

   

       

 

     

 

     

 

 

Masque Theatre Production - 28th June 2012

A Celebration of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

(New ************************FAWLTY TOWERS PICTURES******************************)

 

   

   

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

London Eye Visit May 2012

War Horse Trip, 29th March 2012

After watching a street entertainer in Covent Garden our group of 108 pupils, parents

and staff from Irthlingborough Junior School and Great Addington Primary School enjoyed 

the production of Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse' at the New London Theatre. 

   

      

Iain's Street Dance Crew attended a Dance Festival at Huxlow Science College.

 

We designed and made fantastic bags either as Mother's Day gifts or for our friends and other family members.

 

 

Olympic Writing Day