In grade 4 the teachers aim to meet, through imaginatively presented lessons, the growing interest of the children in more concrete areas of knowledge and to provide them with opportunities for more independence in their work. individually the children need to find a new relationship to their work, to their peers and teachers. The narrative content of the lessons aims to respond by offering stories in which a multiplicity of personalities contributes to the social whole (eg. stories of Norse gods). The children should form a sense of where they are in relation to their environment, in both a social and geographical sense.
The Tasks and Content of the Steiner-Waldorf Curriculum edited by Kevin Avison and Martin Rawson