Transition to Secondary
structure of Secondary School education is based on subject-specialist teaching
rather than the class teacher system used in Primary schools. The transition
from one to the other may cause difficulties for some children. In order to
make this change a more gradual process, the curriculum and daily life of
Classes 4 and 5 is designed to increase progressively the amount of subject
pupils are taught mainly by their Class Teacher but also by a limited number of
Subject Teachers. The children move to specially equipped rooms for some of
their subjects. When the pupils move on to Class 4 and 5 they have a larger
number of specialist teachers.
5 curriculum is specifically designed to articulate both with that of the Class
4 and with that of Class 6, who have the full range of Secondary specialist
teachers. Class 5 students’ pastoral needs are catered for by Class Tutors, who
also teach their class for one or two subjects.