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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


P4 blog

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


P4 blog

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


P4 blog

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


P4 blog

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

P4 blog

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.


P4 blog

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)

P4 blog

Hi Everyone,
This week we have been doing science in the zone. Lots of people enjoyed it. We were doing electricity worksheets, circuits on the computers and making circuits with wires, batteries and a buzzer. We talked about electrons flowing through the wires. We made a bulb light up.
We have also listened to LEPRA who are a charity that fundraises for leprosy in India. Some of us found that very interesting because it was easy to cure. People had to take a tablet and they only cost £1 each! With Mrs Bethell we have been doing symmetry. We found out about lines of symmetry in different shapes, it was fun.
In Birth Care and Growth we saw how babies grew and were born. We were surprised about how heavy a baby weighed. It was amazing how small we were when we were babies. We looked at each other’s baby clothes, pictures and toys.
In our internet safety lessons we learned that not everybody is who they say they are on the internet. We also found out about the CEOP reporting button on the ThinkuKnow website..
We had a great sports day we hope you enjoyed it too.
Rory, Ted and Patrick
Mrs Henderson and Primary 4
Next Week
Primary 1 Assembly on Friday

P4 blog

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are enjoying the week .In class we have been learning the French alphabet, it was hard for some people but still enjoyable. In Birth Care and Growth we have been learning how to get ready for a new baby, it was very exciting. In VCOP we have been learning about speech marks ( inverted commas ) .We have been learning the nine times table using some interesting strategies, it was a little bit difficult but fun. We have also been dividing numbers by hundreds and thousands. We have been writing water leaflets about water shortages in countries like Africa. Half the class have been doing think u know internet safety and the others have been doing library skills. We will swap over every week. In PE we have been doing ball skills and fitness circuits. It was hard work, exhausting but exciting.
Please have a safe and happy week.
Alyssa, Alasdair and Zak
Mrs Henderson and Primary 4
Next week
Wednesday –bring in baby clothes, a small toy and your birth weight.
Thursday- Possible Sports day
Friday- P6 assembly

P4 blog

Welcome back from the Easter holidays. We now know our new topic, it is the Romans; it is going to be cool.
In maths we have been doing multiplication and division. Some of it was challenging. We were learning about electrical things and magnets. We were also looking at a timeline. It took us back in time to see all the discoveries made about electricity. It was really interesting because we found out lots of facts.
We have also been looking at new-borns and it was really exciting to watch another thing coming into the world. There was a rabbit called Muffin. We saw dogs, swans and rabbits on the smartboard. The disc was Birth Care and Growth. We are looking forward to finding out about the Romans.
See you next week
Written by
Blair, Oli and Louis