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 first term is 'Stone Age to Iron Age' and allows us to explore an exciting time in early and ancient history. Our writing focus will centre around the books 'Stone Age Boy' and 'Stig of the Dump', both lending themselves beautifully for a range of genres that children will explore in their writing. These allow for some deep and interesting thinking on the subject of our most distant ancestors and the way of life they experienced many thousands of years ago. These first, significant ages will also be studied through the foundation subjects, most obviously history, where will will find out about daily life - the clothing worn, customs and beliefs, the food eaten and tools and weapons which were used. We will compile a brief timeline of the age and discover how attitudes and behaviours changed during it as well as looking at how settlements developed around different parts of the world, notably Europe. Art is another area which will see a big focus on the period with children honing their skills to complete a variety of pieces that reflect various aspects of it. They will design and make their own Stonehenge, as well as putting their learning to practical learning in their Forest School sessions - just a couple of examples of the exciting learning that will take place this term!