A new confidence…
A new confidence begins to emerge in the Class Four child. The children have boundless energy and an eagerness to look at the world and learn.
This new confidence is met with a year-long study into the myths of Northern Europe. The stories told by the Vikings and other northern peoples express a robust and resilient confidence in the face of overwhelming challenges. These stories are full of humour, courage and adventure against the forces of darkness and evil, and the children respond willingly to the images embedded within these narratives.
The children further develop their connection to place by studying the history of their local surroundings. They explore the indigenous stories of the Gumbaynggirr people and the history of the early settlers. This theme of place and the child’s connection to it is echoed again when the children study the human being within the context of the animal kingdom.
Year 4 Main Lessons: English; Mathematics; Local History, Local Geography; Animals and Human (Science)
- Stories from the Norse Myths (3 Main Lessons)
- Grammar work: writing, editing, punctuation
- Pen, Paper, Ink: the History of Writing
- Long multiplication and division
- Times tables used in many permutations
- Free hand geometry
The Human Being and Animal Kingdom (Science):
- Phenomenology: first observational science
- Human architecture: the threefold form
- Animals: form and function
- Local environments: orienting the child in space
- History: the local story
- Form Drawing: Celtic knots, both free-hand and guided
- Craft: cross stitch, woodwork
- Music: singing/recorder – rounds/canons
- Drama: Class Play