Year 4 - Frida Kahlo
Welcome to Year 4's page
I'm your Year 4 teacher, Mrs Lark, and Miss Lopes is our learning support assistant.
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 at a concert later in the year.
Our class is named after the renowned Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, who was born in 1907. Frida overcame many physical and medical difficulties in her short life to become one of the best known surrealist artists of her time. She had polio that left her disabled when she was six years old. Frida went on to study medicine and was going to become a doctor until she had a traffic accident at the age of eighteen which badly injured her meaning she couldn’t continue with her studies. Undeterred, despite being in almost constant pain, Frida took up painting and used ideas about things that had happened to her to paint many self-portraits, which also included the brightly coloured native animals she loved. Fifty-five of her one hundred and forty three paintings are of herself! She was also influenced by native Mexican culture, shown in the bright colours she used. Frida Kahlo is a perfect example of someone who defied the odds and showed great resilience in the face of adversity to follow her dreams – a fitting role model for our pupils.
If you have any questions about Year 4 or need further support for your child, please don't hesitate to get in touch by email or by speaking to us at the end of the day. We are always available to help and advise.