Year 4 is an exciting year which looks to develop the children’s independence and challenge the children to reach their full potential. The children are now role models for younger children in the school and are therefore expected to demonstrate a positive attitude, strong work ethic and exemplary behaviour. The development of independence is supported with the lower school prefect roles and the thought-provoking activities that are set throughout each subject area.
The children’s knowledge and skills are developed through our fascinating and inspiring IPC topics. ‘Do you live around here?’ opens the children’s eyes to how people live in both Britain and around the world. Our ‘Tudors’ topic provides them with an insight into British history in an engaging and interactive way. Finally, our ‘Pictures, Paintings and Photographs’ topic in the summer term taps into the children’s creative minds, encouraging the children to use their imagination and artistic talents.
One of the highlights of Year 4 is our residential trip to PGL. Activities usually include a range of initiative and team challenges to develop children’s personal and social development. Some activities may include abseiling, archery and an accompanied hike. PGL is an unforgettable experience which gives the children the perfect opportunity to challenge themselves.
We believe that the knowledge, skills and experiences that the children gain throughout Year 4 provide them with the perfect foundations for life in the upper school and a great opportunity for children to go on to fulfil their full potential.