She began painting figure subjects in a semi-impressionist manner, then changed to pointillism mainly producing landscapes. She evolved a style in which she explored the dynamic potentialities of optical phenomena.
Early in her career, Riley worked as an art teacher.
In Year 4 children have the opportunity to write in many different formats, have guided reading daily, visit the school library to get a book to take home as well as consolidating and progressing their learning in maths through number, shape, data handling and problem solving.
Reading books and reading diaries go home every afternoon and are brought to school every morning. We encourage the children to read every night, and write in their reading diary each time they do so. To support maths you could help them practice their mental maths and times tables (including for division facts).
PE will take place on Wednesdays. Children need a plain white t-shirt and blue jogging bottoms or shorts to change into, as well as suitable footwear (plimsolls or trainers).
Swimming for Year 4 will take place on a Friday. All children must wear a swimming hat. Jewellery should not be worn, however small studded earrings are acceptable.
Homework is given out once a week on a Friday and will be due in the following Thursday. If children are finding it difficult, discuss homework club with the teacher.
Year 4 will perform an assembly about the things they have been learning on the 12th February 2016. Parents are welcome to attend these.
Year 4 began their new unit of work in Maths today - Geometry. We used many different resources to classify quadrilaterals, identify and order angles, describe the properties of triangles, symmetry and solve puzzles. We use Tangrams, Pentominoes, Geobaords,...
Year 4 were thrilled to experience such blustery, torrid rainfall today as we embarked on a journey back in time. We shivered, huddled together and braced ourselves against the relentless rain and wind that showered in all directions. Suitably soaked, we huddled...