Primary School Curriculum

Years 3 and 4

The Primary School programme challenges and nurtures our Year 3 and 4 students so that they can attempt new challenges, progress at their own pace as learners, and form the kinds of friendships that can last a lifetime.

Year 3 and 4 Learners…

  • Develop their core skills in English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities through a well-balanced programme of teacher-directed, peer-oriented and independent activities and investigations.
  • Are immersed in reading, writing and information technology experiences that arouse their curiosity, develop their thinking skills, and contribute to a life-long appreciation of non-fiction, literature and poetry.
  • Learn skills that will help them become fluent and expressive speakers, and attentive, retentive listeners.
  • Engage in real-life mathematical investigations and challenges by competing against themselves and others through problem-solving and interactive programs such as Mathletics.
  • Have their first experience of NAPLAN examinations, and learn how to manage their time and emotions when preparing for tests and external assessments.
  • Receive specialist teaching in Music, Languages Other Than English (French and Chinese), and Health and Physical Education, which build well-roundedness.
  • Are introduced to the violin as part of the school’s strings programme.
  • Have access to one-on-one IT devices and a variety of educational applications.
  • Attend a 3-day camp at the eco reort Sea Gypsy in Malaysia (Year 3) where they participate in beach and camp-based activities that develop their confidence, independence and teamwork.
  • Experience a 4-day camp at LooLa Adventure Resort on Bintan Island in Indonesia (Year 4) where they are encouraged to challenge themselves further through outdoor adventure-based activities.
  • Continue to learn beyond the classroom through a range of excursions and incursions.
  • Enjoy opportunities to give presentations and performances in class meetings and house meetings, and in large-group forums such as assemblies, showcases and musicals.
  • Elect and advise their own class representative on the Student Representative Council.
  • Are able to participate in age-appropriate extracurricular activities (ECAs) and sports events (with coaching and support from a dedicated sportsmaster).
  • Celebrate their achievements through a variety of classroom-based incentives and school-wide awards.
  • Have time just to play – to clear their heads and be children – because we believe that’s very important, too.