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The Erme Primary School

Riverside Class

Welcome to Riverside Class!



What are learning?


The Secrets of Stonehenge

During this project, the whole of KS2 have the exciting opportunity to visit Stonehenge where they will be able to experience the enormity of the stones for themselves! Whilst at Stonehenge, they will be seeking the secrets of how it was built and what life may have been like for Neolithic people. This will act as the inspiration to write a 'tell all' information text about 'The Secrets of Stonehenge'. 




Legions of the Eagle

Here come the Romans! Our learning for this project will be driven by the exciting text 'Legions of the Eagle'. The children will first learn about the Romans, studying what life was like in ancient Rome and why the Roman's invaded Britain. The children will become soldiers themselves learning and acting out  famous Roman battle tactics! This learning will lead to some adventurous stories set in Roman Britain.




Forces and Weapons

Our Science and DT based project this term will lead to the pupils designing and creating their own catapult! The focus will be on forces and magnets and there will be plenty of opportunity for our scientists to investigate the effects of forces and magnetism. 



General Information




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. Riverside will be going swimming every Wednesday morning for their PE slot so it is essential that children bring in their swimming kits so that they can participate. It is possible that on occasions we may do extra PE sessions, therefore it is advisable to leave PE kits in school every day.