This is a critical period in education. Life really comes alive with this vivacious, confused, boisterous and intelligent group of students. Mathematics is divided into Arithmetic, Algebra and Geometry. General Science becomes more detailed as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Social Studies branches out into History, Geography and Civics.
During these years, children are taught to write independently and creatively for purpose, pleasure and learning; to organize ideas into coherent structures and paragraphs; to read extensively and discuss personal reading with others; to plan, analyse and develop lines of enquiry to find solutions; to collect, organize and represent information and interpret results.