Welcome to Swallows Class!
Swallows is the Year 4 Class at the school and is taught by Mr Stanton.
The Teaching Assistants are Mrs Poole, Mrs Hayden and Mrs Powell.
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 'How to wash a Woolly Mammoth', both of which 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. The Stone Age will also be studied through the foundation subjects, most obviously history, where will will find out about stone age life - the clothing worn, farming and 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. Art is another area which will see a big focus on the period with children honing their artistic skills to complete a range of artwork that reflects various aspects of it. Swallows are incredibly fortunate to also be doing their Forest School sessions this term, as the activities and craft ideas fit in really appropriately with this topic, so we look forward to linking their outdoor learning to the Stone Age too.