P4 blog 15/10/15

Hello and welcome to our class blog.
In PE we have been learning about moving with a ball. We were doing movements of four steps with four moves, it was fun because we worked with partners and we had to use all our skills.
In maths we have been using partitioning to double and half numbers. We found out that odd numbers are slightly harder than even numbers. We have also been rounding to the nearest 10s or 100s and some of us 1000s. It was tricky at first but now we are feeling more confident.
We have practised our handwriting and our joining of O to K and L. We have also done an end of term test in our spelling. We thought it was useful to go over the rules sheets and get better at some of the spelling. In topic we have been using Power Point to create Scottish poems; we use colour and different fonts to make it look good. We will hopefully finish them this week.
We finished our salt dough maps; we think they look like miniature Scotland in 3D. We are amazed at how they all turned out and feel very proud of our work. We have now also written instructions on how to make salt dough. Some of us have even tried it at home. We have really enjoyed our topics this term and are looking forward to next terms topic which is “Ancient Greece”.
We hope you have a good holiday and see you next term.
Bye from Lewis, Gregor, Ronin, Orla, Suzie
Next Week’s Highlights


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Hello and welcome to our class blog.
Only one week left of this term. We have all really enjoyed this term some of our fun activities have been making the salt dough maps, our museum trip, some of us really liked doing rounding in maths. Others really enjoyed High Five French because they were listening to other children learn to speak French.
We learned how to do rounding first a long way then a short way. We also liked doing more halving and doubling.
We completed our Week Of Work jotters (WOW) it took a bit of time but we liked doing them. We think it will be nice to go back and remember work we have done.
We have done a lot of mapping parts of Scotland and used atlases to help us. We discovered the three main hill and mountain ranges in Scotland. We found out that there were 7 cities in Scotland and the longest river was the river Tay.
We marked Edinburgh because it is the capital of Scotland.
In PE we have been doing Tough rugby and have been playing games called Sharks and Fishes and Tag Thief. We are really having to work as a team and include everyone when playing.
Have a good week from
Nuala, Callum, Kit, Isla and Holly
Next Week’s Highlights
Tuesday & Wednesday- Parents’ Evenings
Wednesday – last handball session
Wednesday – NYCOS
Friday – Assembly P6 and VLG


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Hello and welcome to our class blog.
We have now almost finished our 3D map of Linlithgow High Street. We think it is looking amazing. We have now added information about the history of some of the buildings. Some of us think it looks better than they thought it would look like. Some of us are feeling very proud of our line drawings.
On Friday we started our Vertical Learning Groups. We like vertical learning groups because they help us learn about lots of different things not just Maths or French. We like being with different people and different ages.
This week we had a visit from Archive Scotland. We were digging in boxes of sand to find buried items. We were like archaeologists. We even found an old teacher’s belt and a miner’s piece box
In PE we started touch rugby. We learned lots of exciting games. We were all very hot and tired but it was fun.
Wow jotters were started. We put in all the work we have been doing for this week. We cannot believe how much we had done in a week.
Next Week’s Highlights
Monday- Parent Night Slips Home
Tuesday- Touch Rugby
Friday – Ministers Assembly

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Hello and welcome to our class blog.
This has been a short week because we had Monday and Tuesday off.
On Wednesday Last week we went to Annet house and walked along the High Street. We learned that some of Linlithgow is extremely old. We took pictures of some of the old buildings.
We learned that over 600 years ago Linlithgow there were hardly any houses in Linlithgow. Also we saw pictures of washing on a line near Katie Wearie’s tree. We also found out that Linlithgow used to have a wall all around it. In class we have been doing detailed line drawings of some of the buildings in our High street. We are very pleased with how they look and it has been great fun. We hope to finish our 3D map soon.
In maths have been working on how to partition big numbers and have been learning how to use this to help with halving numbers.
In spelling we used fun secret codes to help with learning spelling rules for –le endings. Although you do not hear the “e” you have to remember it is there. Ascenders (tall letters) and descenders (hanging down letters) were also clues to spelling.
In French we watch High Five French we all thought it was a good way to learn French. That’s all for this week.
Imogen, Carolyn, Nathan, Michael and Ryan Su
Next Week’s Highlights
Mon-Student Ms Collins
Tues-Touch Rugby with Mr Thomson-Outside on Pitch
Wed-Museum Handling Session & NYCOS singing
Frid- P5 assembly


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Welcome to our class Blog,
This week we have been learning about Linlithgow. We talked about what Linlithgow (Llyn laith cau) means.
Llyn means Loch, Laith means damp or moist and Cau means hollow. Many of us did not know this. We are making a big 3D map of Linlithgow High Street. This means it is not flat and things pop out. We thought it was a good idea and looked fun to make. We learned that a map is a bird’s eye view of a place, like you are looking out of an aeroplane. We will be discovering more about Linlithgow when we go for our walk and visit Annet House.
In maths we have been learning all about place value and partitioning numbers. Some of us are feeling confident about work and some want a little more help.
We are very excited about our vertical learning groups and are looking forward to our activities. We will find out about it this week.
We only have two more sessions of handball. We have been practising our teamwork and have really enjoyed learning about handball. We will be starting our new topic about Scotland very soon.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our Blog.
Millie, Alice, Matthew, Kyran, Tara
Next Week’s Highlights
21st Sept Holiday
22nd Sept In-service
23rd Sept NYCOS start
(National Youth Choir of Scotland)
25th Sept VLG 1


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Hello Everyone,
We started our topic about Linlithgow High Street. We looked at photographs of the High Street and circled things that we thought were old. Gregor was in one of the photographs.
We discovered that you can sometimes tell if a building is old by looking at the windows, the roof, the chimneys and what materials they were made of. Sometimes you can see a shadow or an outline of another building. We all found it interesting.
We have been given a quest, we are to find out what a shop in the High Street was before it became a Beauty Spa shop.
We have been learning how to read and order big numbers up to 100, 000. We talked about chunking the numbers into groups of three and reading the largest place value first. This was helpful when trying to read big numbers. We have also been learning how to read graphs.
In handwriting we have been learning how to do an UT join. Some of us are really working hard at trying to make our writing neater and holding our pencils better. We are all getting there.
In PE we have been doing handball skills. We have been improving our finding of spaces, marking people and throwing and passing.
We will be choosing our vertical learning groups soon and we are all excited about it. Last year was fun but it will be good to be in a different group and to meet different people.
Thanks for reading our blog. We hope you have a nice week.
Emily, Eleanor, Archie, Calvin and Ryan St
Next Week’s Highlights
15/9 – handball taster
16/9- Planned walk in High street and Visit to Annet House
18/9- Assembly
21/9 Holiday


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Hello Everyone,
We hope you have had a nice summer and holiday. This is our first blog of primary 4.
Mrs Henderson has been showing us around the classroom and we have been learning about where everything is. We think we have a big, bright, tidy and colourful classroom.
In the first few days we discussed our class charter and our rights and responsibilities. We have all agreed we have a responsibility to keep our classroom tidy and we have a right to have a safe classroom. We are going to keep everyone safe by pushing our chairs in, closing our bags and keeping the floor tidy. We all have a class jobs, it will change every week. We are also going to listening well to the teacher and do our best by working hard. We can get house points if we listen really well.
We have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We have been playing games linked to benchball and teamwork like cornerball and chain tig.
In literacy we have written a personal account of our holidays. We had to write about things we did on our holidays and talk about our feelings. First we did a plan and then used word cards to help us think of ideas. We have also discussed syllables and breaking down words to help with our “Give It a Go “ spelling.
In RME we wrote stories about Abraham with Mrs Bethall.
We have played times tables games on the computer. We have revised a little bit of work from last year and have been looking at place value and reading big numbers up to hundreds of thousands. We enjoyed this way of learning, it was lots of fun.
Choir and Chess has started again. Choir is on a Monday and chess is on a Tuesday.
Notes For The Next Few Weeks
7/9/15-School Photographs.
9/9/15-Handball Taster Sessions Wednesday.
16/9/15- We hope to be having a walk around Linlithgow High Street


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Hello Everyone,
Welcome to our final blog of the year. We hope you have enjoyed them. We have been looking back over all our year together and here are some of our highlights.
In our first topic about Linlithgow, some of us enjoyed finding historical evidence. We particularly liked the pigeons in the attics and the sign for the old Palace Hotel. We really enjoyed making our model farms and making our videos. We also had a visit from Mr Smart a local farmer. We got to see his tractor it was gigantic. We made 3D Christmas trees and Christmas stocking decorations.
The whole class really enjoyed the Picts and Celts topic and assembly, particularly the making of the round houses and the King Caractacus song. We can still remember all the words. We can also remember our world war poem and songs. In science we really enjoyed making our musical instruments and making our electricity circuits. We have enjoyed finding out about the Antonine wall and are looking forward to our trip.
In language we enjoyed writing our Doomed Voyage and Celtic tales stories and writing our Magic Box poems. Almost everybody really enjoyed our introduction to Literature Circles and look forward to doing more of them in primary 5. In maths we really enjoyed area, fractions, decimals and angles and making graphs on the computer.
We have had lots of fun!
From Everyone in Primary 4
Mrs Henderson would like to say thank you to everyone in primary 4 for all their hard work and for sharing their ideas and learning with me. It has been fun getting to know you all and you have been great to teach. I would also like to say thank you to all the parents, parent helpers and pupil support workers for all your support and help over this year. I hope you all have a great summer and are refreshed to start a new year in primary 5.
This is the 2014-15 Primary 4 Class all saying
Good Bye

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Low Port Primary 4 Blog 11/6/14

Hello Everyone,

This week we learned how to play Rounders; we played it outside in the sun. It was fun. We learned how to match equivalent fractions in maths. We used some computer games. In maths we were also learning about different coins and notes. We had to solve problems and count money. Some of us also played money games on the laptop and others played board games about money. We all liked doing this.

We have also been doing research on the Romans we have been using the internet and books. We have been finding out about the life of a Roman. What did they eat? Where did they live? What did they do for sport? What was school like? We have also learned about the Colosseum by using the internet and wrote a summary on what we found out. We used pens to highlight the keywords in a text and this helped us to find out the main information.

In health and wellbeing we discussed all the things we knew about different types of drugs from medicine we take to get better to caffeine in tea and some fizzy drinks. We also discussed all the different things we can do now because we have grown bigger. We are now able to help other people like our parents or our little brothers or sisters.

We only have a few weeks to go until the holidays but we will still be very busy.

Bye from

Wren, Jamie and Sanjana

Mrs Henderson and Primary 4


Monday-visiting Linlithgow Library

Tuesday-Marches Day

Thursday- Meet Your New Teacher day

Saturday-Gala Day, have fun!

Monday- Class Trip to Callendar House Falkirk.


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Hello Everyone,
Welcome to our primary 4 class blog. This week we have been very busy with lots of work. In PE we have been having lots of fun playing football and doing fitness circuits.
In Birth Care and Growth we were looking at how we have changed since we were babies and how much we have grown. It was really funny to see how small and light we were. We finished a story about a monster and some children in story writing. We focused on connectives and speech marks in our story. Some people found it fun and others had a bit of a different idea. In topic (the Romans) we acted out the story of how Rome got its name. We did it in groups of 3-4. It was very funny when people acted out Remus dying, some people were very dramatic!!
In maths this week we have been learning how to do fractions of numbers. We also used interactive games to do this. Maths was quite tricky but fun.
We hope you all have a good week. See you soon.
Freya, Mairi and Abby.
Primary 4 and Mrs Henderson
Next Week
LEPRA dress down day (Donations welcome)
The last VLG groups on Friday
Assembly on Friday (Environment day)