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Riverside Class

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Week Ending 22nd January 2021

This week we have completed super work at home and at school. In English, we have been looking at haiku poems incorporating personification and expanded noun phrases. Our maths lessons have involved looking at fractions and we have been focusing on equivalent fractions and fractions above one. Year 5 continued exploring the properties of materials in science and year 4 looked at food chains. In design and technology, we have been making prototypes for viaducts out of various materials. Well done to you all and I hope you all have a relaxing weekend.

Week Ending 15th January 2021

This week Riverside have worked extremely hard at home and school with lots of different lessons.  Some of our favourite lessons in school were learning our body parts in French, carrying out scientific investigations in science and having an art afternoon to create scenes from Noah and the Ark.

Week Ending 8th January 2021

It has been a busy week back in school for Riverside. There has been some fantastic home learning and work completed in school! Well done to you all for your efforts. This week, we enjoyed learning about materials and their properties for science in year 5 and teeth in year 4. We also learned about viaducts and some of the geographical features of Ivybridge. We have started our new fractions unit in maths and our text 'Earth Verse' in English. The class designed fantastic shields when learning about their communities in PSHE. Well done Riverside!

Week Ending 18th December 2020

This week in Riverside, we have been busy making Christmas decorations, gingerbread men and enjoying our books from Father Christmas. In maths, we looked at Christmas statistics including collating the data of our favourite Christmas films. PE included a Santa run with Santa hats and games. A fantastic week! Merry Christmas to you all! 

Week Ending 11th December 2020

This week we have been busy completing our final story writes and our unit on multiplication and division. Year 4 completed word problems using their problem solving skills and Year 5 focused on long division and remainders. For Science, Year 4 made posters about everything they have learned in this unit about animals including humans.  Year 5 continued learning about light.  We have also been busy learning our Christmas songs. A super week Riverside! I am looking forward to the activities planned for next week!

Week Ending 4th December 2020

This week, Riverside Class have been working on a mirroring dance routine in gymnastics. In English, they have been hot seating characters from their text. We have started writing dialogue between characters in preparation for writing our own stories. In maths, we have been working systematically to complete problems using our multiplication skills. In music the class demonstrated fantastic posture when learning how to project their voices for singing. A great week!

Week Ending 27th November 2020

This week, in Riverside we have been creating a story map in English. We did freeze-framing to predict what would happen in the story next and memorised a part of a story each to perform as a group. In maths, we have been looking at multiplication and factors and we created factor bugs. We did mirroring routines in gymnastics and started practising our Christmas song. A busy and exciting week!

Week Ending 20th November 2020

This week the Year 4’s have been working hard creating a healthy meal. They then researched what ingredients they needed, then searched an online supermarket to work out how much the ingredients to their meal would cost. While the Year 4's did this, the Year 5's created a shadow puppet then used a torch to test out the theory that the closer the light source the larger a shadow will be. 

Week Ending 13th November 2020

This week in Riverside, we looked at musical notations and the order of musical notes. We then created our own note order and tested the sounds out on a keyboard. 


Riverside Class have also continued working on their biographies unit. They learned about J.K. Rowling’s life and used this information to start their own biographies about her. For maths, they have concluded their unit on addition and subtraction using various methods and problem solving skills. At the end of a busy week, the children were able to meet Fudge and Truffles!

Week Ending 6th November 2020

In Riverside this week the year 4’s have been drawing a human skeleton and going over the names of our bones while the year 5’s started their new light topic. The year 5’s used impressive scientific vocabulary and carried out an investigation to see how the distance of a light source, away from an object, can affect the size of its shadow.

Week Ending 16th October

This week Riverside have been trying out different skills to use in basketball and football. They enjoyed their weekly Premier Sport lesson and worked really well in teams. In science they learned about nutrition. In literacy they wrote a biography about the exciting life of Usain Bolt. 

We have also started to conclude our Creation unit in RE. The class particularly enjoyed writing letters to Adam and Eve to express why they made poor choices when they ate the forbidden fruit. Within science the whole class have been learning about our bodies and have learnt a lot about food groups and choices. In music we have started to compose our own class piece, which includes singing, Djembe drums and tambourines, which we will video next week.