Welcome to Riverside Class!
We hope everybody has had an enjoyable and restful break, full of festive fun. We would like to wish everybody a Happy New Year and we are looking forward to the Spring term!
What are learning this Spring Term?
This term is going to set off by looking at the statistics we need for science. The children will be exploring how data is gathered and the different ways it can be presented. This will link into our next science project and give a basis on how we use statistics in science for finding, gathering and comparing information about our world and universe!
Out of this World
Our science-based project this term is all about 'Earth and Space!' We are going to be exploring how the solar system works. This project is full of opportunities for the children to work scientifically and will be sure to spark their curiosity about the movement of the planets in our solar system and the occurence of day and night. Look out for posters that showcase our learning from this project!
We are going to be looking at people who inspire us during this project! We will be using the text 'Women in Science' to look at inspirational women who have contributed to the world of science. This text is full of mini-biographies and will inspire us as writers to create our own biography about the people in our life who have inspired us. At the end of this project, there will be a wonderful opportunity for the children to visit other classes to talk and share our biography writing.
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 Thursdays. This terms focus is oreienteering and tag rugby. It is possible that on occasions we may do extra PE sessions, therefore it is advisable to leave PE kits in school every day.