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Welcome to Class River! We are a hardworking mix of Year 2 and 3 children and we love a challenge!

In the mornings we have English and Maths lessons where we enjoy using lots of different apparatus and techniques to improve our understanding and explore our topics. We also look forward to our Guided Reading lessons where we share different types of interesting books with our friends and teachers – aiming to meet our targets.

In the afternoons we enjoy a huge variety of learning opportunities. We are very sporty and like to keep fit and healthy, we also enjoy Art and DT projects where we plan and make our designs – not forgetting to evaluate them to help us next time! We are very eager to learn about the world around us and our RE lessons plus SMSC time help us to look at others and think about ourselves.

We go on interesting trips and invite visitors into class to help us experience our learning in a different way. When we have whole school theme days we enjoy doing big creative projects – especially when we are in our house groups!

In Class River we are great listeners and enjoy learning very much. As a class we are motivated to do our very best and create lots of great memories of school and learning with our friends.

Autumn 1 2020 Curriculum Overview: Roaring Rivers and Craggy CoastsAutumn 2 2020 Curriculum Overview: British Clothing 

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Class River’s Kite Festival!

This term Class River have been working on a very important task in DT… We have been making kites for our very own kite festival!

The children have been working incredibly hard all term to design and create their kites. I have been so impressed by all of their super efforts! We were lucky enough to test out our kites at the kite festival today and as you can see from the pictures, it was a lot of fun!

Well done Class River for putting on a brilliant kite festival and for working so hard this term!  

Visit to We the Curious

Class Stream and River went to ‘We the Curious’ in Bristol to find out about different materials. We participated in a workshop to explore which material was best for building a house.

  What happened to the paper when it got wet?

What happened to the brick and wood when the flame was lit?

We built a wall and overlapped the bricks to make it stronger.

We had fun exploring and experimenting with all the activities in the museum. Which was your favourite activity?

 

 

Rainforest experience at Leaf Creative!

On Thursday, Class River were lucky enough to go to Leaf Creative to learn about the different plants and trees that grow in the rainforest. Jonathan and his team had very kindly built a model rainforest out of the trees at the garden centre to show us the different layers (emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor).  They also told us lots of interesting facts and showed us lots of amazing plants, including plants that eat flies! We even got to experience what walking through a rainforest would be like with lots of trees towering above us.

Well done Class River for your super behaviour and interesting questions about the rainforest. Thank you again to all at Leaf Creative for putting on such a super session for us and for giving the children some goodie bags to take away!

Shared Writing Week

Shared Writing Week

This week we have enjoyed Shared Writing Week across school. In every class we have explored the book by Kobi Yamada called ‘WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?’. The writing that we completed this week was shared across the whole school!

The book follows a young boy who suddenly gets an idea! It shows us his journey of feelings as he hides, grows and shares his idea.

Class Stream wrote Acrostic poems about ideas.

Class River wrote instructions about looking after a precious idea.

Class Estuary wrote newspaper reports about a world changing idea.

Class Ocean wrote 2 contrasting diary entries from the perspective of the little boy.

On Friday we gathered in house groups and shared our excellent writing. Teachers and children were wowed by neat handwriting, original ideas, descriptions, genre features, emotions and clear, loud reading. It was a very inspiring sharing time!

It was fantastic to see so many confident and proud writers.

We are already looking forward to the next Shared Writing Week!

Please come and see some samples of our work displayed in the school hall.

 

Visit to The Wild Place Project

We had a lovely sunny and dry day out at The Wild Place Project in Bristol. We saw bears, geladas, giraffes, cheetahs, okapi,,meerkats and lemurs. We learnt about how we can classify animals into different groups and went on a trail through the woods. It was a great day out and we listened really carefully.

Dean Forest Railway!

Class River had a super time riding on the Dean Forest Steam Railway. We saw the steam engine being filled up with water and being changed, we looked around the museum and we even had a go at changing the signals in the signal box! Luckily we didn’t confuse any trains! Well done Class River… Continue Reading

Anglo Saxon Day!

Class River had a great time experiencing life as Anglo Saxons. We tried Anglo Saxon food, which had mixed reviews! We also created Anglo Saxon shields and villages. We even had a fearsome Anglo Saxon battle! Continue Reading

We the Curious

We had a great time at We the Curious science museum! We watched the amazing Light Fantastic show where we saw many different light experiments. Eddie the scientist made different coloured flames, a lightsaber out of electricity and some strip lighting and turned some glass tubes invisible! We had loads of fun looking around the… Continue Reading

Visit to Weston’s Farm

We had a great time at Weston’s Farm with Class River. First saw where they turn the apples into cider. The vats were huge! This is Reg the shire horse. He liked eating carrots! We enjoyed the bumpy tractor ride up to the farm to see the animals.          At the farm we saw… Continue Reading

Bristol Aquarium

On Monday 25th June, River class went on a trip to Bristol Aquarium. We had a great time even though it was very hot. We learnt lots of interesting facts about the fish. We were able to feed the sharks and fish. Continue Reading