Welcome to Swallows Class!
Swallows is the Year 4 Class at the school and is taught by Mr Stanton and on a Wednesday morning, Mrs Barnes.
The Teaching Assistant is Mrs Norton.
The topic for this second term is 'Rainforests' and allows us to explore an intriguing and exotic habitat located in only a few distant places around the World. Our writing focus will centre around the books 'The Great Kapok Tree', 'Where the Forest Meets the Sea' and 'The Explorer', all of which lend themselves beautifully to a range of genres that children will explore in their writing. These allow for some deep and interesting thinking on the subject of some of the most diverse places on earth and the way of life that exists within it. These amazing environments will also be studied through the foundation subjects, most obviously geography and science, where will will find out about the huge variety of plants, trees and animals found there, the weather and climate experienced, and other aspects of the rainforest ecosystem. We will also spend some time finding out about the tribes which can still be found living in rainforests around the world, exploring their cultures and ways of life and looking at the similarities between them and their ancestors. Art is another area which will see a big focus on the topic with children honing their skills to complete a variety of pieces that reflect various aspects of it, most notably the fauna found there. They will design and make their own Rainforest-themed project, as well as (hopefully) putting on a class assembly based on the Great Kapok Tree and showing off their learning.