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The Erme Primary School

Riverside Class

Welcome to Riverside Class!

Welcome back everybody from the lovely summer break. Everybody has returned ready and eager to learn!



What are learning this Autumn Term?


Maths: In maths children will be learning place value and addition and subtraction. Children will be challenging themselves to dive deeper into their learning through problem solving and reasoning challenges. This year the year 4 children will be undertaking national tests to check progress with times tables. In class we will be challenging the children to improve their tables through 50 club speed tests!


English: In English we are writing information texts about animals. We will be exploring an anthology of animals and learn many intriguing facts - some about unusual animals that some may not have heard of!

Later in the term, we will be writing our own quest stories. WE will learn about the features of narrative through the text 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' and we will be working hard to integrate dialogue within our writing to help to move the story along!


History: This term we will be taking a trip back to the Vikings! We will be producing art work alongside this topic so look out for updates on our facebook page!




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/English – Each Friday, your child will be given two 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. It is important for children to have their PE kits in school everyday so that they are prepared for any sporting events. This term our class is going swimming: children will need swimming kits each week.