Year 4

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.


Click here to read more about the curriculum in Year 4

and see some photos of work in progress.


News: Magnificent Maremma

News: Year 3 and 4 Monumental Trip!

News: The Klimt Experience

News:New Recycling Boxes Approach The New School

13th March 2018

Pen Pal Excitement March 2018

This term, Year 4 are learning all about different types of friendships. Luckily, with connections through Kate, Buckingham Preparatory School ( 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

Click her to go to the Gallery: Pen Pal Excitement


Celebrating Rabbie

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!

 To see all the videos, click here!


Rainbow Mindfulness Walk

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!



 For more photos visit the galleries and news pages below.

News: Impressive Impressionist

News: The Digestive System - Year 4

 Gallery: Viking Longboats

 Yr 4 in 2016-2017

Yr 4 in 2015-2016

Yr 4 in 2014-2015