Years 4 – 6

Years 4–6 encompass a critical phase of personal and intellectual development that can vary enormously from girl to girl. Eager to learn, full of energy, curious, ready for adventure, sociable and ready to solve the problems of the world.

We have designed learning experiences and structures that promote the development of positive, healthy girls. The teaching programme is an exciting, engaging and relevant to the fast-changing world in which we live. The focus is on encouraging greater independence, and increased responsibility for the student’s own learning, in preparation for a smooth transition to our Year 7 and 8 programmes.

By supporting and nurturing the girls, we build on their abilities to interact with peers, navigate social cues and maintain friendships. Team building, social and cultural awareness, and a strong sense of personal self-worth are crucial components of our education at Selwyn House School.

“An all girls’ school creates a culture of academic achievement where each individual’s potential is realised and self-exploration and growth is freely and safely nurtured.”

Years 4 – 6 Curriculum

At this level the focus is on fundamental knowledge, skills and understanding. Girls are provided with opportunities to express their ideas, and to follow independent lines of inquiry.

Art*, Beach Education, Health, Literacy, Mathematics, Mechatronics*, Music*, Performing Arts*, Physical Education*, Science, Spanish*, Units of Inquiry.
* Denotes taken by specialist teacher.

E-Learning in Years 4 – 6

Technology is used at all levels of education at Selwyn House. We see it as a vital tool in providing a relevant, globally minded education. It is embedded in everything we do.

We want to ensure that our students have access to the latest technology, and are committed to ensuring that online learning happens in appropriate ways. We are proud that at Selwyn House blended learning is an embedded, well-established and accepted educational strategy.

Exhibition

Exhibition is a Year 6 inquiry celebration of the journey towards developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are active, compassionate lifelong learners.

It is an opportunity for students to exhibit their knowledge and understanding of the five essential elements of the PYP that have been developing throughout their primary years.