COVID-19 Due to a change in guidance from The Government, The Erme, Cornwood and Shaugh Prior Primary Schools will be closed from Monday 23rd March 2020.
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Hello lovely children and families of Riverside class! I just wanted to say how much I will miss working with Zoe when this is all over and to thank her for being so brilliant! We will all miss her very much! Her new adventure  is going to be so exciting and I am sure we will be able to keep in touch with her via email or even skype if I can work out how to use the technology!! A very big ask!!


I hope you are all keeping busy and enjoying helping out mum and dad. I've been doing lots of DIY in the garden, painting fences, reading books and mostly playing with my guinea pigs Oatibix and Peppy. My eldest daughter is back from Bath uni and has been making lots of home cooked vegan meals for me and to no surprise, I think I am slowly starting to look like a vegetable! My youngest daughter Jess is now over the shock of not having to take GCSE's this summer and has tidied everything that remotely looks like revision notes away!


Anyway have a lovely Easter break and enjoy eating lots of easter eggs!

Love to all!

Amanda White



Oatibix the guinea pig!

Oatibix the guinea pig! 1

Home Learning For Riverside

Friday 27th March

Good Morning Riverside! I really hope that you are enjoying your time at home. This week, I have been mostly playing in the garden with Lilly, Bobby and Leo and trying to entertain the pets - Rodney the tortoise, Smokey the hamster and Denzil the naughty dog! I have also taken up baking - you may have seen my attempt at a pasty on facebook! I have been really impressed with The Moorsway bake off! Today we should have been breaking up for the Easter holidays so, I thought I would upload some ideas for Easter activities that you could enjoy. Remember the most important thing is to remember all of this will pass and life will get back to normal. In the meantime, be good for your parents and carers and being helpful around the home is a great way to curb boredom! 

Today would have my last day teaching you all before I left to prepare for the arrival of my baby. I would just like to thank you for all of the wonderful memories you have given me. Hopefully the school will reopen soon and I can come and say farewell in person. I will be keeping up-to-date with the Moorsway Federation Page so please send me a message or a picture to show me what you have been up to.  Lots of love to you all, Miss Hayhurst :-)


Links for Easter activities:



Week Commencing 23/3/20

Please find below some websites to visit that will enable you to support your children next week during the school closures. Make sure you follow our new Moorsway Federation facebook page and keep an eye on here for regular updates and contact from us teachers! I hope that you find these links useful and engaging for your children to enable them to continue to learn! 



20-30 minutes 

Reading real books is better but if you run out there are a wide range of ebooks available here. 


30-40 minutes 

Use the story starter pictures as a stimulus for writing a story. Children should be encouraged to read back through their work and correct errors they spot. There are also comprehension and sentence challenges to engage with. 


20-30 minutes 


Your child already has their own login for this website. 


Print off (or play online) a quiz (and the answers) related to a science topic you have covered. See how many of the questions you can get; test yourself again a few days later to see if you have remembered anything new! 

Select one of the options (games, activities etc.) from the top (you may have to click twice as a message will appear). Most of the activities are free and there are different levels of challenge. There is a small icon to show if it is free, time taken and whether it is an app, game, quiz etc. Choose a topic relevant to your year group. 


10-15 minutes 

Daily physical activities for children. Either do your favourite each day or try different activities. 

Fun curriculum linked active learning resources to get your child moving while they learn. Resources are split into KS1 and KS2 and then further into the different subjects. 


20-30 minutes 


Learn to Touch Type. Once you have selected get started make sure you set the language to English (United Kingdom) in the top right hand corner of the screen. We recommend all pupils start from the beginning of the course. 


10-15 minutes 

Play World Games and Europe Games. Recap World Continents and Oceans. Focus on European countries, flags and capitals as a challenge.  


10 – 15 minutes 

Play games that cover a range of historical periods. This does need Flash Player for many of the games which can be downloaded 

An education site with a range of questions on a given history subject. Questions are based on a linked page you can read. 

A wide selection of multiple choice quizzes which could be used to direct online research. 



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.