Upper Prep

Year 4

In Year 4 at Manor House School our girls have a busy time working hard and thinking for themselves. We love to be creative and collaborative!

English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Art and PSHRSE are studied in their base class with their form teacher, Mrs Darlington. DT, French, Computing, PE, Music, Drama and RS are taught by specialist subject teachers.

In English, we enjoy all aspects of the written word.  Writing and sharing poetry, creating stories and writing letters are just some of our activities. Reading is, of course, essential to all our work, so we read as much as we can to hone our skills.

Our Mathematics work takes place every morning, and we work in groups so that we can ensure that our work is tailored to suit the pace of our learning.

Our topics in Science include habitats and adaptation, so we can use our beautiful grounds at Manor House School to enhance aspects of this area of study.  We also find out about teeth and eating and electricity.  Plenty of hands-on work to inspire future scientists!

In Humanities, we study both historical and geographical topics.  The study of natural disasters and their impact on our world forms part of the geographical work we do. We also study the reasons why people live where they do in both Guildford and Portsmouth.

The Tudors is a firm favourite with Year 4, as we incorporate two great trips to further our knowledge.  One is to the National Portrait Gallery Tudor Room and the other to Hooke Court in Dorset. This is our two-night residential trip. While we are there, we do activities, some in full Tudor costume, which support our Tudor work, as well as encourage independence and self-confidence.

Y4 or Team 4D as we like to be called, love what we do every day!