P4 blog 26/2/16

Hello and welcome to our P4 class blog.
In maths we have been learning how to do problem solving we used
RUCCSAC and this means read, underline, cross out, choose, solve, answer and check and we all found it useful.
In P.E. we have moved from hockey to gymnastics and some of the boys found it difficult. Holly found it difficult too because she does not think she is very flexible but she will keep practising.
We have started thinking about the Rotary competition. We have looked at videos about the new bridge and watched the opening ceremony of the Forth Road Bridge. We were very surprised to find out that the Queen came to open it and that her car was the first car to cross it. This told us that the bridge was very important. We were very surprised to see how young the queen looked.
We are planning our assembly we have been discussing our lines and who will hold all the props. It was hard to work out what order everyone would go in and how to make the caterpillar. Mrs Nicolls and Mrs Wood have been helping us make the props. We also had to think very hard about how we got on and off the stage. We are a little bit nervous but also excited to present our assembly. We hope you enjoy it.
Have a good week from
Callum, Kit, Isla, Holly and Nuala.
Next Week’s Highlights
3rd March – World book day –Dress up as a Character
4th March- Our assembly

P4 blog 11/2/16

  • Hello and welcome to our P4 class blog.
  • This was our last week of bird watching, we have made bar chart graphs from our data. We have been surprised by how many different species of birds we have spotted. We have seen blue tits, robins, carrion crows, wrens, black headed gulls, song thrushes and Dunnocks.
  • We had a problem solving activity of building and putting up the bird feeder some days were harder than others because of the weather, especially when the wind was blowing, so we just brought it back in.
  • We had a focus this week on internet safety. We learned about people who bully online and how to help keep ourselves safe. Some of us knew about blocking people but did not know you could report them. We learned not to make friends with people you have not met face to face. We watched a video about Becky’s world that told us about this.
  • In maths we have moved onto multiplication we practised multiplying by 10s and 100s using a smartboard game and dice, we have also used dominoes to help us make up numbers to multiply. We learned that you can split up numbers and use addition to help you multiply. It was good to use different strategies to help us learn.
  • In French we have been learning about fruits. The French we were surprised to find out that they say “an apple green” not a “green apple”. We also learned songs about numbers up to 100.
  • In literacy we have been finding out about the meanings of verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns.
  • A busy week!
  • Hope you all have a good holiday weekend.
  • From Ryan, Michael, Imogen, Nathan and Carolyn
  • Next Week’s Highlights
  • Holiday Monday and Tuesday.


P4 blog 4/2/16

Hello and welcome to our P4 class blog.
This week we have been learning about the homophones their, there and they’re. We learned that they had different meanings.
Their : possessive, There: location, They’re: contraction (made shorter)
We learned using a song, we all felt that it was fun and helpful. If you want to watch it here is the link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G45RQ5b4W78.
In story writing we have been using a new planner called Story Mountain. Matthew thinks it is useful because story writing is like a hill. A story gets more exciting in the middle and then it calms down to the end. Some of us shared the skeletons of our stories before we wrote them. In French we did numbers to 70. It was very hard because the French numbers use others maths such as addition to say the numbers. Soixante-dix means 60 +10 =70
We learned a lot in our library visit because we found out that fiction books have letters and non-fiction books have numbers. We explored the Dewey Cataloguing system which is a way of putting books into subjects and giving each subject a number between 001 and 999.
In maths we have still been practising our subtraction mentally and using chimney sums to check.
PE was fun with our new teacher Mrs Cameron. We did more hockey skills practise, using balls instead of pucks.
We have been looking at different parts of birds. We discovered that birds have different beaks because they eat different things. We also discovered some of the simple things fishermen have been doing to help save the albatross.
We hope you enjoyed our blog.
From Matthew, Alice, Tara, Kyran and Millie

P4 blog 29/1/16

Hello and welcome to our P4 class blog.
We all thought the sponsored silence was going to be difficult and perhaps frustrating but we all managed and survived it really well. Mrs Henderson was very silent too. She was very proud of how well all of us managed it. Before the sponsored silence we watched a video clip on how to draw an apple with only a pencil and a rubber. We thought it looked quite difficult but were all willing to give it a go. We found the shading quite hard but we were all pleased with what we drew. Afterwards, we got to eat slices of the apple we had drawn. This is Eleanor’s favourite food.
Our trip to West Port was very adventurous and amusing. When we walked back to school the rain was pouring down, Emily even got ponds of water in her boots. We were all soaking! The trip was very successful because we all enjoyed it and were very proud of our performance. In maths we have learned about a written method to do subtraction sums, some of us call this chimney sums. Some of us still need more practice. We will do more of this next week.
We took notes from a book and the internet and wrote some information facts about a Carrion Crow. We highlighted the key words first and then we scored out the smaller words and repeated information. Next we drew a mind map and put the information into different bubbles called what they looked like, habitats and where they lived. Then we used this to write our own information.
Yesterday we all managed to do some bird watching. We gathered all the information and put it into the RSPB website and made a graph. We have all learned how to identify different birds.
Hope you enjoyed our blog.
From Eleanor, Emily, Calvin, Ryan, and Archie.

P4 blog 21/1/16

Hello and welcome to 2016 and our P4 class blog.
In maths we have been doing subtracting in all groups.
We have been using a good strategy for subtracting called partitioning.
We have also been using it to half numbers. We are feeling a little more confident but think we all need some more practice.
Hockey has been good fun and we have all improved our skills. This week we have been doing dribbling and aiming. We have been doing small games of 1V1 it was great fun.
We had a very successful visit to the Caring Café. Mrs Henderson and our audience thought we did very well. We had to be good at eye contact, no fidgeting and chatting and sing clearly, all good performance skills. We are all very proud of ourselves and are feeling more confident for performing next week.
We have been putting the bird feeder out all by ourselves and are pleased that it has not fallen over, yet, and the birds are coming to feed. We are also getting better at identifying the different birds.
In French we did some fruit names and have explored numbers up to 100. We are getting better at saying the day and date.
Mrs Cherrie was great fun and we enjoyed doing a drama about Robert Burns.
Thanks for reading our blog and we hope you enjoyed it.
That’s all folks!
From Stuart, Katie, Erin, Finlay and Sam.
Next Week’s Highlights
Complete WOW jotters (Week of Work)
Sponsored Silence
Linlithgow Links Visit

P4 blog 17/12/15

Hello and welcome to P4 class blog, our last for 2015.
Some of our highlights this term
We have all enjoyed learning new strategies to add and subtract.
We are now more confident at chimney sums and feel we can add more quickly and accurately.
We all liked making our plays for assembly and learning to make mazes.
In science we have explored how to make different sounds and linked it to vibrations. We also used pitch and sound in our NYCOS singing activities.
We all had fun reciting and writing poetry. We enjoyed playing with words to make them rhyme and sharing ideas with a partner. It was fun finding words to help create a picture in people’s minds. We all felt a sense of achievement when we learned the Robert Louis Stevenson poem off by heart. We felt we learned a little about the past and what it would have been like to be on a train a long time ago.
Many of the class are in choir and they were very proud of their performance. We all thought the nativity was a great success. Primary 1 has worked very hard at learning their lines and songs. Well done.
We are all looking forward to the talent show tomorrow, good luck to everyone who is performing, especially Gregor, Imogen and Millie.

We all wish you a Happy Holiday and a great New Year
From Primary 4 and Mrs Henderson
Next Week’s Highlights

P4 blog 11/12/15

Hello and welcome to P4 class blog.
In French we are learning the seasons some of the class thought spring was interesting because it was quite long and unusual. Spring in French is le printemps!
In PE we have still been doing dance.
We were doing the Flying Scotsman and we also did the St Bernard’s waltz. It was fun to do the flying Scotsman was very fast and the St Bernard’s waltz was very slow. They were tricky to learn but we all got there eventually.
In maths we started subtraction. We talked about all the words that had the same meaning as subtraction and some different ways of doing it. Some of us found it a little tricky when we started. We feel a little better now but will do more work on it. We have also learned about compasses and directions. We wrote direction to escape our mazes. We found it fun trying to go through other people’s mazes.
Some of us auditioned for the talent show next Friday, it was quite fun to watch people and see how talented they were. Our class have nominated Gregor for his piano playing and Millie and Imogen for a gymnastics dance.
Good luck to both of them.
From Kit, Nuala, Holly, Callum and Isla
Next Week’s Highlights
Monday 14th Nativity rehearsal
Monday 14th Class Party
Wednesday 16th The Nativity service
Thursday 17th PE kit to go home
Friday 18th Talent Show and end of term

P4 blog 3/12/15

2015-16 P4 03.12.15 Blog
Hello and welcome to P4 class blog.
We are enjoying our music lessons with NYCOS. We have been learning a new note called Lah it is higher than Soh. We sang and played a game called “Throw the Ball High Throw the Ball Low.”
We are getting better at saying the date in French and we will be learning the seasons very soon.
We drew a maze on a square piece of paper and we made a secret passage like a Labyrinth. It was really, really fun because it was quite tricky to block the paths, but not all of them.
We had to memorise a poem to tell the class, it was called “From a Railway Carriage” by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was quite tricky because it was quite long but some of it rhymed so that helped us a little bit. We learned a little bit about the past from the poem. We are working on making our own poems about travelling on a train in 2015.
We are all proud of how well our choir performed when they were videoed for West Lothian YouTube. Please watch it if you can, you will enjoy it.
Michael, Nathan, Ryan Su, Imogen and Carolyn
Next Week’s Highlights
Christmas Post Starts
Wed 9th Christmas lunch (If not having lunch please bring a packed lunch)
Wed 9th NYCOS
Wed 9th and Thurs 10th Talent show Auditions
Frid 11th Assembly

P4 blog 19/11/15

Hello and welcome to P4 class blog.
Last week we were working in our VLG groups. We enjoy our VLG because it is fun and we learn how to work together. We help each other learn along the way. We learn lots of interesting things in our groups but we all learn how to take responsibility to help pupils in younger classes. Some groups help to make school better. The Eco group and the school worked hard at getting their green flag they are all doing lots of different things from song writing to making posters. RRS group have been looking at how to treat other people even if they look different. All classes have been given a Low Port Green THINK action card. Our Healthy choices group have been looking at different types of breakfast and deciding on the healthiest one. We found out that a lot of cereal has a lot sugar in it. Our LIDL bus also taught us how to make smoothies and that you should have only 200ml of smoothie a day. It has a lot of natural sugar in it.
We have been busy creating our assembly. We are creating plays for our assembly. The plays are based on Greek mythological stories. We have six different plays. We have also been learning the Greek Alphabet. We found out that the Greek alphabet only has twenty four letters.
Have a good week.
Millie, Alice, Kyran, Tara and Matthew
Next Week’s Highlights
Road safety Focus
23rd November –Our Choir sing for Forth 1
25th November – NYCOS

P4 blog 6/11/15

Hello and welcome to p4’s blog,
In maths we have been learning strategies to double and add 2 and 3 digit numbers. Some of us found it a little tricky at first but we think it is getting easier now. We really enjoyed making our number word problems we think it helped us remember the meaning of the maths words.
In literacy we have been looking at collective nouns, common nouns and proper nouns. We are now more able to recognise them in our reading. We have also been looking at adjectives and have been trying to use them in our story writing.
We have just started our topic about Ancient Greece. We are hoping to learn the Greek alphabet. We are going to do an assembly on Greek Mythology. We are excited and nervous all at the same time. We have been learning to self-assess our talking skills and have set a target to improve our talking skills.
Next week we have our Benchball festival we have been practicing our throwing, catching and pivoting skills. Wish us good luck!
We hope you stay safe and enjoy bonfire night celebrations.
Bye for now
Erin, Katie, Sam, Finlay, Stuart
Next Week’s Highlights
11th Nov Benchball festival
13th Ministers Assembly