Year 4 - John Archer
Welcome to Year 4's page
I'm your child's teacher, Mrs Lark, and Miss Lee and Miss Lopes are our learning support assistants.
In Year 4, we are committed to ensuring that every child enjoys their learning, succeeds and achieves. We have an exciting year ahead of us with a fun-packed, engaging curriculum. The children will be learning and applying a range of new skills through our English, Maths and Science lessons, embedded in our Inquiry-based creative curriculum – for more subject-specific information please see our Curriculum Page. We are also excited to be participating in weekly percussion lessons with Resonate, where we will be introduced to the glockenspiel to add to our musical repertoire! We are looking forward to showing our families how well we are doing with a virtual performance later in the year.
In these unprecedented times, we are very aware that returning to school after the Covid-19 lockdown may be a challenge for some of our pupils. This will be taken into consideration in our approach to the whole curriculum and in day to day life in Year 4 and we want to assure our families that, as always but particularly at this time, we have the pastoral needs of our pupils at the core of all we do.
This year, our class is named after John Archer, the first Black mayor of London. John Archer was born in 1863, here in Liverpool. After moving to London in his 20's to work as an acclaimed photographer, Archer later became interested in local politics and political activism, campaigning for racial equality and the rights of workers. In 1913 he was elected Mayor of Battersea. John Archer successfully defended his seat on the local council and returned, following a later defeat, to stand and win on a second occasion. John Archer is a positive role model for our pupils, he teaches us the importance of resilience, caring for our community and standing up for what we believe is right and just.