P4T blog

This week in P4T we worked really hard to write an imaginative story about ghosts! Everyone managed to write a very spooky story. On Monday, we went along to the rugby club for the first lesson of our block. We had great fun playing different games. We have been learning about Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes in class. Using the information we have learned so far we decided to use this theme in our Art lesson. The class created great pictures with fireworks and bonfires using chalk, paint and collage materials. Mrs Curle visited us on Thursday afternoon and we had a great time singing with her! In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class were revising addition facts to 20.
We are all looking forward to the next VLG lesson on Friday morning! Enjoy your weekend.

P4T blog 28/10/16

Hi from P4T!
We have been very busy in class this week after a lovely week off.
In reading, we completed different challenges including using post-it notes to find interesting vocabulary and having a go at predicting what will happen in the book. We continued information handling in numeracy this week looking specifically at pictograms. There are a lot of fun online games that the children can play at home to create their own graphs. In PE, we started our dance topic based on Alice in Wonderland. We played French bingo with Mrs Ramsay on Wednesday. We also started our science topic by learning about electricity.
We are coming to the end of our Scotland topic and this week the class looked at different tourist attractions. We used ICT to find out information about the attractions then made posters in class. Mrs Curle was back in class as part of our NYCOS visits and we had so much fun playing different singing games.
Please remember to bring in a book of your choice for reading at various times in the week.
Enjoy your weekend.

P4T blog 14/10/16

Hi from P4T!
This week we have been learning about similes with Mrs Ramsay and used some in our poem writing. In numeracy, Miss Tully and her class had fun using smarties to make bar graphs. Mrs Henderson and her class went outdoors to make bar graphs using nature. We enjoyed having a visit from the minister who spoke to us about marriage and weddings. In drama, we finished our Inside Out topic by using the technique ‘hot seating’ with the main characters. We also had a go at yoga during PE. P4T are excited about getting together with their VLG groups for the first lesson tomorrow.
P4T are taking part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge which aims to help children develop a love of reading. The challenge we are taking part in is ‘the school that can read the most books in a year’. More information has been sent home with children in their school bags.
A few reminders for next term:
* Spelling, numeracy and reading homework will resume after the holidays.
* Homework on our Scotland topic has been issued today – due in 10th November.
* PE kits will be sent home with children to be washed. Please return on the first day of term.
* Please bring in a book of your choice for reading at various times in the week.
A special thank you to Alex’s mum for handing in daffodil bulbs. We are going to plant these in the school grounds.
We are all looking forward to our week off school.
Enjoy your holidays!

P4T blog 7/10/16

We have been very busy in class this week! In French, we learned to say the months of the year and Mrs Ramsay taught us a song about birthdays. In PE, we continued baton races with Miss Tully and enjoyed making the races more challenging by extending the length of the run! We also really enjoyed going outside with Mrs Cameron for PE. We have been learning about Scotland for our topic and researched some famous landmarks across Scotland. We can’t wait for you all to see the kilts we made for our highland dancing wall display at parents’ evening next week. In writing, the class got to write an imaginative story which we all worked very hard on! Miss Tully and her class enjoyed going outdoors in numeracy to create some graphs using sticks, leaves, stones and feathers.
Thanks for reading from P4T.

P4T blog 30/9/16

Hello from P4T!
This week we have been learning about Scotland as this is our new topic. We used ICT to go on google maps to find Scotland. We also managed to find Linlithgow, Edinburgh and Glasgow! We started a reading challenge in groups on Tuesday and answered different questions about our books. In maths, Mrs Henderson’s group started partitioning. Miss Tully and her class started to look at place value. We enjoyed singing with Mrs Dickson this week. In PE, we enjoyed practicing jumping hurdles with Mrs Cameron. Miss Tully played the bean game in PE and the class enjoyed showing off impressive French and Mexican beans! In writing with Mrs Ramsay, we used our imagination to create a story. Everyone used the same beginning to the story but we all managed to write very different stories!
It has been WOW week in school and P4T have used our WOW jotters to show off some great work!
Have a great weekend.

P4T blog 23/9/16

Hello from P4T, this is our weekly blog to share what we have been learning. It has been a very short week but we have managed to fit in a lot! In PE, we learned how to throw a discus and we did baton races around the school building. In writing, we wrote a thank you letter to the helpers that came along on the school trip last Thursday.
P4T were very excited to visit Annet House museum last Thursday. We enjoyed our walk along the High Street to learn more about the buildings. We have been finishing off our topic and looked through the photos from the trip last week. We had a lot of fun looking at these and pointing out the various buildings along the High Street. P4T and Miss Tully would like to thank Mrs McCorkell, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Wood for coming along to help on our trip.
Homework will be issued on Thursday 22nd September and is due back in on Wednesday 28th September. Please make sure that your child brings their reading book in every day so we can continue to work on it.
We are very excited for this afternoon as Mrs Curle from NYCOS is visiting our class to practise singing. Last week we practised different songs using beanbags. We really liked the song ‘engine, engine number nine’.
Have a lovely weekend .

P4T blog 16/9/16

Hello from P4T and welcome to our weekly blog! This is our very first blog post and we are very excited to let you know what we have been learning so far. Miss Tully would like to say thank you to those who were able to attend ‘Meet the teacher’ last week. It was lovely to meet you all.
This week we celebrated ‘Roald Dahl Day’ by finding out fun facts about his life and discussing his popular books! We have been reading ‘The BFG’ as our class novel and linked this to our drama lesson. The children had a great time using their imagination to create various scenes from the book. What a laugh we had watching every group perform!
Our IDL topic is ‘Linlithgow High Street’ so we have been busy over the last few weeks researching what is on the high street and looking at different buildings. We found it very interesting to look out for the differences between old and new buildings. We are very lucky to be going on a class trip to Annet House which means we will be able to take pictures of the high street along the way.
Homework will be issued out Thursday 15th September and is due back in on Wednesday 21st September. Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the extra two days off school! Hopefully the weather brightens up.
* September holiday Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September
* Pupils resume on Wednesday 21st September

P4 blog 17/6/16

Hello and welcome to our class blog. We only have a week and a half to go. YEH!!!!. It might be close to the end of term but we have still been very busy. We have managed to finish our lighthouses. All our groups made a fantastic working lighthouse. All the lights could go off and on. We named them and then placed them somewhere on the Scottish coast. We found it quite tricky to solve the problems; we had to rethink some of our ideas, discuss them with our groups and try different strategies and see which one worked the best. One group could not get their circuit to work so they had to try lots of different things until they finally worked out that one of the wires was broken.
All of us have made healthy wholemeal bread dough and taken it home to cook and learned about how wheat is grown, cleaned and then made into flour. We have learned that you need to weigh out all of the ingredients and that it can change the dough if you get the amounts wrong. Also that yeast helps to make air inside the bread. It was interesting to learn that one way of checking to see if wheat is ready to be harvested is to bite into one of the grains but you had to make sure you did not break your teeth! If it crunched it was ready to harvest. It was also very interesting to find out all the processes and technology involved in making lots of flour. In maths we have been doing co-ordinates and used Education City to look at the x and y axis and plot different areas on a grid. Finally we met our new teacher Ms Paton, we are all amazingly excited to move into primary 5.
Next Week’s Highlights
Monday-Reports out
Tuesday- Fencing lesson
Thursday- P7 Graduation
Thursday- Tesco Visit/Peel Picnic
Thursday-Parent Helpers Tea

P4 blog 9/6/16

Hello and welcome to our class blog. We have been making working lighthouses in our technology topic; we have been looking at the Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. The lighthouses were made of Pringles tubes. Our challenge was to make the light in the lighthouse work and be able to switch it off and on. The tricky bit was trying to get the wires through the tubes. In maths we have been doing equivalent fractions. Mrs Henderson and Ronin showed us what it meant. We matched lots of fractions to see which ones were equal. We went to a book fair and we listened to a funny person she is called Anna Wilson. We found it funny when she was in a queue and she wanted to talk to Roald Dahl and she wanted to go under and through people’s legs. Also she had a cat that peed in a sugar bowl and all of the sugar dissolved in the warm pee. When her dad came down for breakfast and saw the bowl full of pee he said, “That is fascinating!” We enjoyed writing the letters to our new teacher and we tried to use lots of interesting VCOP. We are all excited about when we will be meeting our new teacher. In PE we did Rounders with Mrs Henderson and skipping and a mini Olympics with Mrs Cameron. Most of us enjoyed it!
Next Week’s Highlights
Tuesday- Marches
Wednesday- Visit from SSPCA
Wednesday- Meet the new teacher
Friday-P1 Assembly
Friday- Last VLG

P4 blog 2/6/16

Hello and welcome to our class blog.
In IDL we have been doing “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch”. We also found out facts about lighthouses in Scotland and some people brought in lighthouses they had made at home. Mrs Henderson thought they were brilliant. This week is a Week of Work week we have been using our WOW jotters for everything. In music we have been doing a banana song. We used different instruments and marched round the school. We were playing to the rhythm of the music. It was really FUN!!! In literacy we have been writing letters to each over about adding amputee football to the Paralympics. We had to use persuasive language. We also have been doing literature circles and we all enjoyed doing our roles. Next week is the last week of literature circles.
In handwriting we have been joining our “ai” and “alp”. In numeracy some of us discovered equivalent fractions by accident. Mrs Henderson says we will be doing this next week. We have been learning about kosher food. We used the Old Testament and a flow chart to work it out. In PE we have been doing Rounders. We have been learning about fair rules. We have now finished Birth Care and Growth, we found it interesting and it is good to know what you had to do to look after a baby. We hope you have a good week.
From Ronin, Gregor, Lewis, Suzie and Orla
Next Week’s Highlights
Monday-Book Festival Visit
Friday- Assembly