Year 4 / Year 5
In Years 4 and 5, our students are becoming more and more independent, but they still have a love of learning that we will continue to foster and hope that they will carry with them throughout their lives. They have progressed from learning the basics to being able to build upon this knowledge, apply it in new situations, identify problems and provide creative solutions. Our inquiry based, trans-disciplinary curriculum means students are beginning to make connections between new and previously learnt ideas.
Albert Einstein famously said: “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”
Here at St John’s our students are being challenged to not just know, but to understand. They are learning how to separate fact from fiction – fake news from real news. Whether what they see on the media as real or just one person’s perspective.
What they learn in these years will set them up for success in the final years of Primary school.