Year Four

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Year Four is an educational year group in schools in many countries including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is usually the fourth year of compulsory education and incorporates students aged between eight and ten.

Australia[edit]

In Australia, Year Four is usually the fourth year of compulsory education. Although there are slight variations between the states, most children in Year Four are aged between nine and ten.[1]

New Zealand[edit]

In New Zealand, Year Four is the fourth year of compulsory education. Children are aged eight or nine in this year group. [2] Year Four pupils are usually educated in Primary schools or in Area schools.[3]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

In schools in England Year Four is the fourth year after Reception. It is the fourth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 8 by 1 September in any given academic year. It is also the second year of Key Stage 2 in which the National Curriculum is taught.[4]

Year Four is usually the fifth year of primary school or the second year group in a Junior School. In some areas of England, Year Four is the final year group in First school, it is aged eight to nine.

Wales[edit]

In schools in Wales Year Four is the fourth year after Reception. It is currently the fourth full year of compulsory education, with children being admitted who are aged 8 on 1 September in any given academic year. It is the second year group in Key Stage 2.[5]

Northern Ireland and Scotland[edit]

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the fourth year of compulsory education is called Primary Four, and pupils generally start at the age of 7.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cost/Benefit Analysis Relating to the Implementation of a Common School Starting Age and Associated Nomenclature by 1 January 2010" (PDF). Atelier Learning Solutions Pty Ltd. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  2. ^ "School years and levels". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Types of schools". Team-up website. Ministry of Education. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  4. ^ "About the primary curriculum". National Curriculum Website. Qualifications & Curriculum Authority. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  5. ^ "What will your child learn?". Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
Preceded by
Year Three
Year Four
7–8
or
8–9
Succeeded by
Year Five