Year 4 is all about encouraging the children to become more independent and to take greater responsibility. Mum and Dad can now relax, they no longer need to worry about remembering gym kit, book bag, reading record or homework book. Consequently as the children gain in confidence and in independence, there is more trust amongst the class as a whole. This helps develop a sense of fun too.
We work on a variety of things aside form the normal range of subjects. For example, we build models from junk; learn basic carpentry skills to build a model Viking house; paint in the style of famous artists; finally we write, illustrate and publish stories on the computer. This all culminates in the three day residential trip which takes place at the end of the summer term.
Visit us, talk to us and you will begin to understand what a special place The New School is.
13th March 2018
This term, Year 4 are learning all about different types of friendships. Luckily, with connections through Kate, Buckingham Preparatory School (www.buckprep.org) in Middlesex, England, contacted us and asked us to be their pen pals!
Year 4 in this school, are studying Ancient Rome in History, so what a great chance and perfect match!
This is us receiving our first letters.
We were all so excited!
We have now sent our replies and hope the postal service delivers them safely.
What a great way to meet new friends!
Below is a photo of our pen pals posting their letters
Students in Year 4 were treated to an extra-special induction into UK life on January 25th. To celebrate Robert (Rabbie) Burns’s birthday Year 4 learned a Scottish version of Humpty Dumpty. The students had fun practising their Scottish accents and learning ‘auld ‘Scots words. Here are some of Year 4 performing the Scottish version or translating it!
Year 4 went on a Rainbow Mindfulness Walk today. We chose the colours of the Rainbow and prepared our sketchbooks, so that we could draw anything we saw on our walk, in each colour. We couldn’t believe how many things we saw!