Welcome to Riverside Class!
What are learning?
The Spirit of Africa
This term we have been enjoying reading stories from Africa, learning about their culture and different environments. The children will be writing their own story set in Africa and will be making puppets to help retell their story. As part of this project, the children will be extending their knowledge of geometry to create fabric panels inspired by Africa patterns and designs!
We are going to be looking at how plastic pollution is damaging our ocean's animals and their habitats. I wonder what ideas the children come up with to help prevent the effects of pollution!
How fit are you?
During our sport's week, we will be exploring how fit and healthy we are. As part of this project, the children will learn more about how our bodies work and what we need in order to stay healthy!
Reading – Children in Riverside class are expected to read every night to build up reading fluency and record it in their planners. Please could you try to read with your child at least twice a week to support with both their decoding and understanding of the text, and record reading in their planner.
The planner will also be written in during school time by your child when they read independently, and by their class teacher or TA who reads with them individually or in a small group. Once a week the planner will be signed by the child, teacher and parent.
Maths/Project – Each Friday, your child will be given two small pieces of homework linked with our current learning in school. This may be related to any subject being studied, and will be due in the following Friday.
Spelling – Each Friday, your child will be given a short spelling list linked with the upcoming learning in school. They will need to practise spelling these words in preparation for a test the following week.
This term, Riverside have PE lessons on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Although, it is possible that on occasions we may do extra PE sessions, therefore it is advisable to leave PE kits in school every day.