Riley Class Learning Story

Parent Maths Workshop in Riley Class

A big thank you to all the parents who came to our Maths workshop this morning.  We looked at ways to support our children at home using everyday items such as paper and paper clips.  We explored how these can be used as a mini counting stick and practise our...

World Book Day in Year 4 Riley Class

Riley Class celebrated their love of reading today, dressing as memorable characters from books in honour of World Book Day. From Captain America to Willy Wonka an enormous variety of books were represented. It was great to see the effort the children had put into...

Anti-bullying week in Riley Class

This week is anti-bullying week and Riley Class have fully embraced the theme.  We've created posters, a poem and even a song with the help of Lucy from Wigmore Hall.  Click on the links to view our singing! I am sure you'll agree the message of anti-bullying is very...

Year 4 Maths Leaders

Today, 8 children from Riley Class delivered a 20 minute maths lesson to 24 teachers from various schools in Tower Hamlets.  All children planned, prepared resources, rehearsed their lesson plan and delivered with confidence, clarity...

Maths Leaders in Year 4

In Year 4, we are creating maths leaders to support each other during learning time and also providing additional support during lunch.   This week our focus has been on using precise language, sentence stems and using cuisenaires to help support addition and...

Science in Riley Class

In Year 4 we have been learning about Habitats and exploring what Vertebrates and Invertebrates are, through analysing physical and non-physical features.  When collecting our data, we recorded these in our project books using mixed media to create individual and...

Riley Class Reading for Pleasure

There's nothing better than to unwind in a quiet place and a good book.  Our school library provides the perfect sanctuary and Riley Class made the most of our time there, simply reading for pleasure.  The library is one of our favourite places, relaxed, comfortable...

Peer support in Riley Class

In Riley Class we believe in supporting one another in all of our work and we regularly discuss our challenges.  If we feel really confident with our challenges, we are able to become 'mini-experts' and support our friends. Today we were helping with the bar model.  ...

We are an Artsmark Gold school

We are very happy to announce that we are now an Artsmark Gold school. Creative learning is at the heart of our school, and we are very proud of our commitment to developing the whole child. There is lots of evidence that shows learning through the arts supports...

House of Parliament – Vote class Riley!

Wow - what an amazing trip!  The Palace of Westminster is an incredible building full of history, royalty and law! Today we visited the Houses of Parliament as a class to see where our MPs and peers meet to represent us and debate new laws. During the morning, we...

Everyday Counting

We all know how important a secure understanding of number is - we rely on our number sense daily; shopping, collecting equipment, attendance register and money to name a few. Here in Riley Class we have be practising our number skills daily by supporting one another...

Parliament in Year 4

Our topic this half term is Parliament.  We believe it is very important to know and be aware of how parliament works and to discuss and actively explore the fundamental principles of democracy and British Values. We worked in groups and created our own political...

Bar Model Year 4

This week we have been exploring part-part whole by using cuisenaires.  We have attempted to solve problems by identifying the 'known' and the 'unkown' and applying this to the bar model.  We have found this quite challenging, but have persevered and never gave up. ...

Year 4 Place Value Immersion

This week Riley Class began our new unit of work on Place Value.  We explored reading, writing and recording numbers in numerals, words and roman numerals.  Some children explored 'match attack' cards to include information in a creative way, whilst others looked at...

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