It's a daunting period in any child's life, even when you're a member of the British royal family with access to the best education facilities available.
In three months' time, Princess Charlotte will begin big school.
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out on Wednesday in a summer-ready white off-the-shoulder dress and a pair of very Cinderella-esque sparkly silver Jimmy Choo pumps ($725, saksfifthavenue.com) with a matching silver clutch, leaving her hair in voluminous waves.
According to People magazine, the little girl and her sister were waiting for Kate to turn up wearing a Princess Elsa costume and had to be reassured by their father: "It's a princess". Prince William and Middleton were seen smiling and waving from the Balcony at Buckingham Palace with their three children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.
"It's a princess. You love princesses!" he said directly to his daughters when they suddenly got shy in front of Kate.
"I know. I'm sorry", she said.
Sam Rawling, a sheep farmer, said he was very surprised to see his industry voting for Brexit.
William also got in on some of the action by helping his wife fix a dry stone wall on the estate.
The Duke of Cambridge asked the farmers about Brexit and how it has affected their trade, and one replied that "the worst-case scenario post-Brexit is absolutely dire".
"It's a bit of a concern, I wouldn't want to be the last generation after 500 years".
Danny Teasdale, who runs a community interest company in Glenridding, said: "The conversation was really good and they were really interested".
"I said, "This is Paddy, obviously that's Max, and this one's Prince Harry, and he (William) laughed, he said, 'Oh yes, I remember you telling us about that".
He told Prince William he felt "quite apprehensive" about the future.
Their day ended with a nature walk at Side Farm, to meet with schoolchildren from Patterdale Primary School and Cumbria Wildlife Trust volunteers.