Welcome to Ash Class!
Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4, we love to ‘Fly High and Soar like Eagles’ and we strive to be brave change-makers to make a difference to the world we live in. We enjoy making connections with one another, within our Federation with St Mary’s (Yate), with our past as we learn from those that have gone before us, with our local community and across different subjects to fully immerse ourselves in our learning. Our values are at the core of what we do every day and we enjoy talking and learning about these during collective worship.
Mr. Adams: Class teacher and Deputy Headteacher (Monday – Thursday)
Mr. Chappell: (Friday)
Mrs. Morgans (Monday – Friday)
Mrs. Novak (Monday – Wednesday)
Mrs. Tweehuysen (Thursday – Friday)
On Wednesday and Friday, children will need their school PE kit including trainers to change into. They need to be prepared for indoor and outdoor lessons.
Other information provided to parents via Dojo:
- Weekly Timetable
- Termly Home Learning Schedule
- Termly connected curriculum and subject overview
During the Autumn Term, the children will be exploring the Big Question: ‘How can we help others to belong?’ whilst our Global Theme is Identity and Diversity. The children will focus on how to communicate effectively be able to describe feelings about changes in own life and locality.
In Term 1 and 2 we will be exploring our Big Question: How can we help others to belong?
Firstly we will look at rivers in Geography. We will discover the journey of a river and find out how they are used by people. We will investigate how rivers are and were used for trading and how start to explore international trade. In History, we will look at the Transatlantic Slave Trade and explore how Bristol was involved in that. Our early English text will focus on the concept of ‘Journey’: not the physical geography of a river, but related to the journey of ‘people’. The story is called Quest by Aaron Becker.
Later in our topic, we will investigate how the enslaved people were treated in America and how they found ways to build community and escape slavery. We will read the text Henry’s Freedom Box and investigate Harriet Tubman in History. We will then focus on how slavery was abolished and look at the Windrush generation reading extracts from Floella Benjamin’s book ‘Coming to England’. Finally, we will then learn about how ‘Carnival’ developed in the Caribbean and in the UK and will finish our topic by holding our own carnival celebration.