Wishing you all a very warm welcome to Year 4!
This is the year when we truly see the children begin to grow, develop, and flourish into the great minds of tomorrow!
King Richard III College is one of the best British International Schools in Mallorca (Majorca), Spain. The atmosphere in our school is one that reflects the happiness of our pupils and staff and their respect for themselves and each other, and is at the heart of everything we do. Our Primary School pupils are nurtured and encouraged to achieve their potential in their learning journey with us.
Our classroom is a vibrant and enjoyable place to learn with a strong emphasis on good manners, discipline, hard work and creativity. Our children are given the confidence and opportunity to become independent learners and free thinkers. From here they are guided to explore and select ways of learning that suit their own personality and ability to help them in studying all areas of the curriculum.
Each child is also encouraged to take on roles of responsibility inside the classroom from preparing equipment and resources, leading group tasks and even being the teacher by sharing their ideas, methods, and solutions with their peers.
Organisation is essential to enjoying a successful experience in Year 4. Therefore, the children are encouraged to play a central part in this process by actively preparing for their daily school life. This involves being responsible for school bags and equipment, completion of class tasks and fulfillment and submission of homework.
Each day, we work hard to build, strengthen, and discover new skills through problem-solving, critical thinking, teamwork, innovation and communication. Throughout the year, the children learn to identify, evaluate, and reflect on their own learning through the process of self-assessment. This enables the children to take an active and critical role in monitoring their own progress and, importantly, they begin to understand and set their own targets for achievement across the curriculum. By doing this, the children recognise the need to try and improve standards on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.
Core subjects are taught by the class teacher with specialist teachers for Music, Computing, Physical Education, German, French, Spanish and Catalan. The curriculum is wide-ranging, engaging and challenging and offers each child the opportunity to build and broaden their academic, social, and emotional skills in a culturally and linguistically international environment.
Communication is also a vital part to ensure that school life is productive and positive for the children. To that end, we encourage an open and constant flow of information between teachers, parents and pupils and that each side works together to help ensure a smooth transition through the various educational phases and challenges during the year.