P4T blog 3/3/17

Hello from Primary 4T!
In Miss Tully’s numeracy class, we continued our time topic. We began to write times in digital and analogue clocks as well as being able to read the written version. We also learned this week that there is sixty minutes on the clock and fifteen minutes in every quarter of an hour. In Mrs Henderson’s numeracy class, we started our multiplication topic and looked at the links to division. In PE, we went outside because the weather was lovely. We worked on all the skills that we have learned so far through our football topic. This included good sportsmanship, team work, passing accurately and keeping control of the ball. We played mini matches then at the end we played one class match. In writing, we wrote a recipe for making pancakes as it was Shrove Tuesday! We learned about Shrove Tuesday and we were all were hungry by the end of that lesson. As part of our Fairtrade Fortnight topic, we researched what is meant by ‘Fairtrade’ and created our own posters. We looked specifically at the topic sugar and we watched a short video about where it comes from. On Thursday, it was World Book Day and the class enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters. We got a class photo and looked at why we celebrate World Book Day. The class were given a £1 book token on Monday to spend.
Have a good weekend everyone.

P4T blog 24/2/17

Hello from Primary 4T!
In Miss Tully’s class, Elodie told us that we were learning how to write and read ‘quarter to’ on an analogue and digital clock. We also revised ‘o’clock’, ‘half past’ and ‘quarter past’. We worked in stations to carry out a range of different activities. We played ‘time’ dominoes; ‘time’ snakes and ladders and ‘time’ match up. We also used the laptops to play some time games and completed different worksheets. In Mrs Henderson’s numeracy class, Fearghas told us that he was learning about subtraction. They used chimney sums to help them.
In PE, Sophie told us that Mrs Clapton taught us gymnastics. We had to do lots of activities. For example, we used ropes to swing on and climbed up the bars. We also worked on our balance skills with another 3 or 4 people in the class. Shaymaa told us that we were learning to develop basic movements used in football as well as learn how to dribble more effectively. We played small matches in groups of 4 or 5. We had to make sure we passed the ball three times before shooting at the goals. Afterwards, the whole class came together and played a class match.
In writing, Isla and Finlay told us that we watched a short clip of a film as a story starter. The film was called ‘The Tree’ and we had to imagine what the next part of the film was. With our groups, we had to think of a one sentence blurb for our story ‘The Tree’. We found it very useful to use the film as a stimulus for our stories as it can sometimes be tricky to start a story! At the end after we had finished our stories, we got to watch the end of the short film to find out what happened.
In French, Zoe and Fraser told us that we continued our lesson from last week. This lesson was focused on learning the French words for our clothes. The class had to pick an item of clothing and draw this piece of clothing on an A3 piece of paper. We had to include detail and the French word for the piece of clothing in big writing. Miss Tully is going to hang these up in the classroom on our “washing line”.
In literacy, we have focused on completing a range of VCOP challenges using our VCOP team (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation). Amelie really enjoyed using descriptive words in her opening sentences. We went on to use adjectives to describe different pictures that Miss Tully put on the smart board.
Have a good weekend everyone.

P4T blog 9/2/17

Hello from Primary 4T!
Henry told us that in numeracy, his class were learning about capacity. They were measuring litres and millilitres. Callum went on to tell us that the class measured capacity with jugs and water. The class watched videos about capacity as well. In Miss Tully’s class, Elodie and Zoe told us that we were learning about the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction. Zoe went on to explain that we finished our subtraction topic this week and revised everything we had learned. We are looking forward to starting our time topic.
Jozh explained that in RME this week, we researched how Eid-al-Fitr is celebrated. We learned that people celebrate by giving cards and presents, eating special food, wearing new clothes and visiting the Mosque. Women and children have their feet and hands painted using Mehndi paste. Jozh enjoyed creating his own Mehndi design.
Lexi told us that in problem solving this week, the class had a number of different problems to solve. Lexi solved a problem with Flora which involved trying to work out how much each symbol in a diagram was worth. Once the girls had done this, they were able to fill in the boxes around the diagram by adding up all the symbols in each row and column.
Alastair told us that the class were exploring the story of Matilda through role play. The class worked in groups of three to recreate the scene when Miss Honey goes to the Wormwood’s house. The meeting had to include detail about Matilda at school and how amazing Miss Honey thinks she is. In reading, we also looked at Matilda. Flora explained that we made wanted posters for a character in the book. The class spend some time discussing the characters and what their crime could possibly be! This was a lot of fun! We had to make these posters look old!
In PE, Alex told us that the class were playing fun ball games with Mrs Cameron. This was our last lesson with Mrs Cameron and we are very sad about this. We would like to thank her for all the fun games she has taught us. In our other PE lesson, Amelie told us that we were learning to keep control of our football. We went into groups and practiced dribbling with the football and cones.

P4T blog 3/2/17

Hello from Primary 4T!
It has been WOW week so we have been very busy filling in our jotters with exciting work! We have included some photographs in these jotters for the lessons where we have been engaging in active learning! This included our listening and talking lesson. We had to act out a scene of great listening skills being displayed and a scene where poor listening skills were being displayed!
Ryley and Isla went along to a Remembrance Ceremony for Ronnie to mark his plaque at the Rose Garden. They said that the Primary 7s had some special speeches to say for Ronnie. His family and local councillors came along as well. They had their photo taken and they were very happy that the weather was dry!
Ruben and Flora told Miss Tully what the class were doing with Mrs Cameron in PE. Ruben told us that the class played a lot of mini games of football. The children had to pass three times before they could score! Flora told us about a fun game that the class played with a soft football. The children had to throw the football up in the air then shout a name for the child to catch it!
Fraser and Elodie explained what we had done in drama this week. They really enjoyed using the drama technique ‘freeze frame’ to create a still photograph of a scene from the book Matilda. Elodie enjoyed doing the freeze frame because she found it tricky to stay still!
Finlay and Zoe enjoyed looking at the work of artist Georgia O’Keefe. We went into pairs to recreate the giant flowers from some of her work. We plan to finish these off next week using water colours and pastels. Jozhie said he found this very interesting.
Sophie and Evie discussed what we have been learning in numeracy this week with Miss Tully. We focused on introducing the written method of subtracting a 2 digit or 3 digit numbers. The class enjoyed playing ICT games on the laptops to revise what we have been learning.
Alastair enjoyed learning about more about Ramadan and the festival of Eid al-Fitr. Shaymaa very kindly brought in her prayer mats to show to the class. We decorated our own prayer mats and glued them into our WOW jotters.
Well done to all the children in Primary 4T for their assembly performance last Friday. Miss Tully was very proud of the class and their singing skills! We are in the middle of doing our Chinese New Year Wall display.

P4T blog 27/1/17

This week we have been very busy working hard on our assembly which we will present to the school tomorrow! We are excited to announce it will be on Chinese New Year! We have developed a lot of skills this week through researching Chinese New Year and our assembly practice. Firstly, we have become aware of others’ needs by taking turns in the assembly. We have listened to others and encouraged our peers when they needed support. Our assembly covers literacy skills as the children have contributed to discussions and explained their thinking. We have also practiced our reading and writing. There has been IDL links in this topic which have encouraged the children to contribute their ideas after researching Chinese New Year using ICT. Our assembly practice has covered health and wellbeing as the children have challenged themselves and developed motivation to do their best. In art, we made our own Chinese dragons and had a go at writing our name using Chinese symbols. In PE, we welcomed Mr Stewart who carried out a fun gymnastics lesson using all the equipment in the gym hall. In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class were subtracting a teens number from a 2 digit number. We moved on to subtract a 2 digit number by bridging the multiples of 10.
Enjoy your weekend
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P4T blog 20/1/17

We visited the local Library on Thursday morning to learn more information after the librarian came to our class in December. We learned lots of information from the librarian. For example, fiction books go in alphabetic order of the first letter of the author’s surname. We also learned who Melvile Dewey was. He created the Dewey Decimal Classification System for ordering books. In PE, we continued to practise throwing and catching with different sizes of balls. We played piggy in the middle in order to add in height to our chest pass and bounce pass. In literacy, we used our imagination to decide what the circle was and included this circle into our stories. In numeracy, we revised our subtraction facts to 20 and introduced subtracting a single digit. We have also been subtracting a multiple of ten from two digit numbers. Lastly, we have been practising subtracting 11 and 9 mentally from a two digit number. We have been working really hard on our Assembly topic which we are keeping a secret until next Friday!
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P4T blog 13/01/2017

We hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year! We are very excited to be back at school. Last week, we filled in our term 3 targets for literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. This week in literacy, we completed an imaginative story about superheroes. In reading, we used our books to pick a character to create a wanted poster. It was fun to think of the crime and reward! In numeracy, we have been finishing off our addition topic. We have been practising adding a 2 digit number to another 2 digit number. The class used chimney sums and bridging as strategies to work out the answer. We also began to add several small numbers together. In French, the class revised colours. We played a game to find items in the class when Miss Tully said the colour in French. In drama, we worked in pairs to convince the audience why Matilda was such a wonderful child. In PE, we began to look at basic movements of throwing and catching (chest pass, bounce pass and chest bounce pass)
We are really looking forward to our library visit next Thursday.
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P4T blog 16/12/16

In numeracy, we introduced adding a 2 digit number and a single digit number with bridging. We also used ICT to recap our previous topic, money. We had a visit from the local librarian, Mrs McHarg on Tuesday to show us how to use Britannica Library. This is a great resource that the children can use at home to research class topics. The children need to have a library card in order to access this. In writing, we completed some imaginative writing on what it would like to live as an elf! This was inspired by our little elf Alfie. In PE, the class played Christmas games and also performed their dance to the rest of the school. On Wednesday, we went along to the church to watch the Primary 1s perform their nativity. We really enjoyed singing the nativity songs!
Next week, the class are visiting Low Port Centre to sing some lovely Christmas songs to the Caring Café. If possible, can the children please wear a Christmas jumper, t-shirt, hat or hairband/bobble.
From P4T and Alfie the elf

P4T blog 9/12/16

In writing, we received a letter from Santa asking us to write him a reply. We had very special visitors in writing this week, the VCOP team! Sergeant sabotage has been trying to destroy our writing! He has been trying to take out all the exciting words and all punctuation. Luckily, Violet Vocabulary and Doctor Punctuation were on hand to help P4T. In IDL, we looked at the timeline of the Ancient Greece and began to look at Greek pots. We sadly said goodbye to Mrs Curle who has been coming in every Thursday to do singing with us. We continued using chalk and charcoal in Art this week. We created lovely artwork of snowmen with the caption ‘Let it Snow’. In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class continued learning about money. In particular, we focused on counting change from our ice cream shop. Our little elf Alfie has been very naughty this week in our classroom! He made a huge glitter mess all over the floor. He also brought a Christmas tree in with baubles so we could write our names on them.
From P4T and Alfie the elf.

P4T blog 2/12/2016


In writing, we used our imagination to continue a story that started with jingling bells. Some of the class thought it was Santa’s sleigh bells! In PE, we continued listening to a retelling of the traditional Russian story ‘The Firebird’ with dances to music. We have been practicing our spelling in class this week by using a menu of different activities. In numeracy, we continued looking at money and in particular counting coins. In art, we used chalk and charcoal to create lovely snowmen for our winter display.

We were very excited on Thursday afternoon as we received a letter from the North Pole! Santa told us that he has sent us a little elf to stay in our classroom until Christmas. On Friday morning, we will have a visit from Fearghas’ grandpa who came along to talk about waves and the power of the sea. Thank you very much for coming along.

Have a lovely weekend!

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