Year 4

At the Falcons School for Girls, Year Four is when 11+ preparation steps up a gear. Our girls soon benefit from a more structured timetable, and increase in maturity and independence.

At the Falcons School for Girls, our two Year Four classes are based in our upper school building at number 22. Girls will move around school, when taught by specialist subject teachers, and have the opportunity to take full advantage of our specialist science lab, art rooms, drama studio, music room and language room.

In Year Four, girls continue to take on greater responsibilities in terms of organising themselves and their belongings as they enter school, becoming more independent when moving around school and taking more responsibility for the recording and completion of their own homework, enabling them to independently manage their own learning.

The English skills that our girls have developed over their time in at the Falcons School for Girls continue to be embedded during Year Four. Reading fluency and comprehension remain integral to every working day. Paragraphing, sentence structure and punctuation, along with composition and imagination are developed in order to ensure girls have the ability to write creatively and confidently for a range of genres.

At the Falcons School for Girls we recognise that it is important that all pupils have a strong understanding of the basic skills of number, shape, space and measure.  In Year Four time is spent in ensuring pupils feel confident in applying their skills to problem solving situations. Mathematics is taught through practical-based activities, computer-based learning resources and using formal written methods.

Out of school activities play a prominent role in the Falcons School for Girls’ calendar. Year Four enjoy a trip to the Wyatt Gallery where they learn how to work with clay; a visit to Hogsmill Water Treatment Works to support geography learning, and a much loved residential trip to end the year.