P4T blog 7/10/16

Hello!
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
Friday-Assembly

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

P4 blog 26/5/16

Hello and welcome to our class blog.
We have done a competition in the class on colouring in the Paralympics mascot called Tom.
We used this to design our own Badminton mascot and had to write a story about their personality. We have been using persuasive language to write a letter. We had a class debate on the subject so we had ideas on what we could write about. It was interesting because everyone had different ideas and we had to think about what it would be like to have a disability. We have been singing food songs in music and had to fit musical instruments into the rhythm. We have been revising VCOP language and how we can add adverbs and adjectives. We know an adverb describes a verb and often ends in –ly.
In maths we have been exploring decimals and fractions and made designs that had different lines of symmetry. We used computer games and shapes and rulers to do this.
In PE we have moved to outdoor games like softball and Rounders. Some of us are looking forward to improving our batting and bowling skills and improving our speed of running.
We hope you have enjoyed our blog. See you next week
From
Callum, Isla, Holly, Nuala and Kit
Next Week’s Highlights
WOW jotters (Week of Work)
P2/1 Assembly

P4 blog 13/5/16

Hello and welcome to P4’s class blog. This week we had our sports day and we all thought it was very successful. Lots of us had a lot of fun some of us liked the obstacle course and others liked the quiz. There were 12 activities and it all went well and we practised lots of different skills !!! We also learnt about working in teams to win. In hand writing we have been learning the FU join. It was a wee bit tricky but most of us found it easy. This week we have learned about the Paralympics and made fact posters and Power Points. We researched on the internet, some of us used Junior Encyclopaedia Britannica, we wrote down facts and made a plan and then used the plan to make our poster or Power Point. Some people gave their group members separate jobs to do depending on what they liked doing or a special skill they had. In maths we have been learning more about division. Some of us used a short technique to find out the answers. It was tricky at first but we all helped each other and we are getting better now. Literature circles has been interesting because we get to interact with lots of different people and share our ideas and thought about the book. We think we are doing really well at it. We all really enjoyed sharing our baby pictures and toys during Birth care and Growth. It was fun seeing what everyone looked like when they were a baby.
We hope you enjoyed seeing our sports day. At least the sun was shining.
From
Millie, Alice, Tara, Kyran and Matthew
Next Week Highlights
Tuesday & Thursday Better Movers and Thinkers
Tuesday After School handball
Friday P3 Assembly

P4 blog 29/4/16

Hello and welcome to our P4 class blog.
We have been looking at different division strategies mainly chunking. This means breaking a number down into smaller chunks and dividing these chunks. Most of us found it quite difficult at the start but after a little bit more explanation, experience and thinking we are feeling a little bit more confident. Some of us have also looked at fractions and division.
In our science work we had to use all of our knowledge and learning about electricity to solve the puzzle of making a quiz board. What was interesting was that we used tin foil as a wire because it conducted electricity and we used masking tape as an insulator because it did not let electricity flow through it.
We have started literature circles, we all like discussing our reading books and our homework tasks. We are thinking about how we can respond positively to other people’s ideas
In PE we have being playing football, we learned new skills and did long and short passing of the ball.
We had great fun doing punctuation dramas; it was a fun way to learn about speech marks. It was good sharing our ideas and knowledge.
Have a good holiday weekend see you Wednesday.
Next Week’s Highlights
No homework because of the holiday weekend.
In-service on Tuesday the 3rd May
VLG Friday the 6th May.
Remember Sports day the 12th of May