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P4 Blog 1st April 2015
Hello Everyone,
Our final week has arrived and we are all ready for our holidays. I am sure you are too.
We have been learning how to draw Celtic knots. Some people found it interesting to do because we drew dots to help us. Most of us thought it looked hard but actually found it very easy. So we might try doing a harder one! Mrs Henderson was very impressed with what everyone managed to do.
Everyone thought the readers were very impressive at our church service. They spoke clearly and loudly, gave good eye contact and tried very hard to be expressive. We talked about these when we did our class talks. We watched videos of ourselves and self-assessed them. It was a little funny watching ourselves because our voices sounded funny and occasionally the camera people were a little shaky. Overall it was scary but we feel we all successfully delivered our class talks. We also learned a great deal about different birds.
In maths we made our own Kandinsky shape pictures using all our knowledge of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes. It was really interesting.
We created eclipse poems for the round table competition. Good luck to everyone who entered.
We hope you have enjoyed this terms blogs. We have worked hard and had good fun.
We hope you have a good holiday and we will see you next term
Mrs Henderson and Primary 4

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Primary 4 Class Blog-26/3/15
Hello Everyone,
This week we have been learning Easter songs for our Easter church service on Wednesday next week. We hope you can make it. We will be singing three songs.
We made model Celtic harps from lolly pop sticks and elastic bands.
The harps had to make three different pitches of sound .We discovered that the length and the thickness of the elastic band made a difference to the sound. We decorated them with felt pen.
In maths we looked at naming 2d shapes and discussed whether or not they were regular or irregular shapes.
We learned a lot more about different kinds of birds from all our class talks. We peer assessed each other. We were looking at body language (good eye contact, not fidgeting) and delivery (clarity, pace and volume). We all thought the class talks were interesting, exciting and amazing. Mrs Henderson wants to say thank you for all the work and effort put into these great class talks. She has been very impressed by them.
In tennis we have been working on moving around more to try and hit the ball. We did try to play outside but sadly it started to rain and we all had to go inside quickly.
We have been writing stories about our Celtic people using a story mountain plan. We have been working on writing about character traits and words that told us how a character was feeling.
We had a spelling test and some of us found it a bit tricky but we all feel we tried our best.
Have a good last week
From Zara, Kate and Georgia
Notes for next week
Monday-Parents’ Night
Tuesday- Parents’ Night
Wednesday –Easter Church service
Thursday- Easter Egg decorating and last school day
All Resuming Monday the 20th April


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P4 Blog 19/3/15

We have been looking at sound vibrations and making two pitches of sound. We are going to try and make a Celtic harp with two or three pitches. It was interesting and fun.

Some groups have been doing smile and grid multiplication it was a fun way of doing maths.

Some of us have been doing more work on subtraction, we feel more confident in our maths. We also used card to make 3D shapes: hexagonal prisms, cubes, cuboids, triangular prisms, cones etc.

This was our last week of NYCOS we played lots of games including categories, Fuzzy Wuzzy, Tue Tue. These were good games to learn about beat, rhythm, musical notes and musical staves.

We are doing research in RME. We are looking at different Easter traditions around the world. Maisie and Molly are doing Switzerland. Cara’s is Poland. We are to make a poster and do a short presentation.

In language we have revised apostrophes and contractions and looked at synonyms. We also looked at words used to describe a character’s feelings. We talked about how some words described stronger emotions than others. We did some drama work acting out a story.

In PE we did more work on our tennis skills using benches as nets. Cara really enjoyed this. Molly and Maisie think they are improving.

We hope you have a good week.


Molly, Maisie and Cara

Notes for next week

Term spelling test on Monday

Bird Talks

Parent Night slips out


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Blog Week  12. March  2015
Hello Everyone,
In science we used wood and elastic bands to make
musical instruments. We were learning that sound can change
and that different thicknesses of elastic band can change the sound.
Some of us have been doing multiplication of 2digit numbers
using a grid method. We have also looked at 3D shape and tried to
identify objects by getting clues. The clues described faces,
edges and vertices. We really enjoyed this.
We watched a short video of how Francesca Simon created her characters
and used this to help us ask questions of a character in a book we had
read “ The Captive Celt”. This is a short story about a boy who met, in a cell in Rome, King Caractacus.
Some of us have been bird watching again and have discussed how they
nest and why they build them. This will be continued over the next few weeks.
It has been a fun and busy week.
From Harry, Kirsten and Rosie.
Notes For Next Week
Last week of NYCOS


Hello Everyone,
We enjoyed making up our own little song and learning about the note “lah”. We learned and sang a new song about Oliver Twist.
We have been looking at character traits and have listened to a story called “Captive Celt”. We were pretending to be Deri (The Celt) and were asking him question about how he lived and how he felt about his life. It was interesting to see what other people were thinking about Deri.
We did a science experiment and tried to make a musical instrument with two pitches using straws. It was hard and fun. We made lots of funny noises that made us laugh.
We learned that when a letter was missing an apostrophe went in the space. It can also be used to show that something belongs to someone.
We hope you enjoyed reading our class blog.
Good Bye From
Leah, Ryan and Kayleigh

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Hello Everyone,
We liked making the Celtic people it was fun learning about what they wore. We enjoyed teaching our parents and the school the King Caractacus song. It looked like everyone was having fun. I hope you enjoyed it.
What surprised us this week was how many sugar farmers there were in the world. In 2012 there were 61, 800. Some of us went to the Fairtrade coffee afternoon, thank you for all the baking.
In maths we have been doing multiplication, adding and taking away. In spelling we have been looking at different suffixes, these are things that go after a root word.  “harm-less, harm-ful”. It was linked to a fun story about robbers called the Baker gang.
Thank you for reading our blog, we hope you have a good week.
By Wren, Jamie and Sanjana

Mrs Henderson and Primary 4

Next Week
Book Week
VSE week
Thursday the 6th Dress up as favourite book character.


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Hello Everyone,
We hope you all had a good long weekend. We have been doing lots of work on our assembly. We have been learning the King Caractacus song, it was a bit tricky in the beginning but fun. We hope you like it.
We all went into groups to talk about different parts of our assembly. We made up our lines and some of us made up short plays. We had to work together as a group, discuss our ideas, listen to each other and then agree on what we were doing. Sometimes we rolled a dice to see who would be doing what, we think it is a fair way of doing it. After we practiced it we changed some of our ideas.
We have been having great fun organising and preparing our assembly. We hope you enjoy it.
Primary 4 and Mrs Henderson

Next Week
Fairtrade Fortnight
24th Fairtrade Coffee afternoon
26th NYCOS singing


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Primary 4 Blog     12-02-15
Hello Everybody,
This week we have been learning a lot about birds and Celts. We have been talking about and preparing our assembly. We are feeling nervous and excited at the same time.
We learned about where the Celtic tribes lived in Scotland and their names. We watched an interactive video about how to build a roundhouse. Then in groups we had a timed challenge to work in a team to build a roundhouse for our Celtic families. We used Shredded Wheat, straws, paperclips, cardboard, material, glue and other bits and bobs to build it. We had to measure, put our ideas together and change our plans. We thought it was a lot of fun.
In maths we were doing Area, we had to make shapes of 4cm2 and 6cm2.
During UNICEF day of change we learned about what it all meant and what children would need straight after an emergency.
We had a visit from the SSPCA and learned about how they rescue animal and birds that are in danger in Scotland.
We also had another visitor this time from Linlithgow library she was telling us how to get onto Junior Encyclopaedia Britannica. This was a good site to use because it was child friendly, safe and appropriate for children, correct information and up to date. We also had fun with a Harry Potter name generator.
We hope you have a happy holiday.
Mairi , Freya, Abby
Mrs Henderson and Primary 4

Next Week
Holiday Monday
P4 Parent Assembly Friday



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This week we have completed our writing about the “Doomed Voyage”. Rory loved typing it on the computer and many others enjoyed using their imagination to write a story. Mrs Henderson is looking forward to reading them.
We learned sequencing strategies in comprehension; we did not think it was too bad.
In gymnastics we enjoyed balancing on the horse and doing different types of jumps off.
We enjoyed working together to play different maths games. We learned about different Scottish words when we talked about the “Thistle Poem”. We used some of these words to write a class poem about a thistle. We even drew some.
We enjoyed working together to play different maths games. We were also improving our written maths skills; we think we are getting better at it.
We are excited about seeing the primary one assembly on Friday; Patrick is looking forward to seeing his sister and Rory to see his brother. Ted enjoyed seeing the P7 assembly and thought his sister was great.
Goodbye see you next week.

From Ted, Rory and Patrick
Mrs Henderson and P4

Next Week
Wed-Mr Lamont coming in to talk about birds.
Thurs- NYCOS singing
Frid- A holiday!

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Hello Everyone,
Welcome to our class blog. We have been having a lot of snow around our school and it has been good fun playing in it.
This week in language we have been writing our stories called the “Doomed Voyage”. We have been using VCOP to express our ideas in writing and up level our work. In spelling we were learning about more compound words. These are when two words are joined together to make one word, like football.
In PE we are doing gymnastics. We are doing summersaults, forward rolls and dive rolls as well as headstands.
In maths we were learning about written methods of doing sums. Some of us think subtraction is trickier than adding.
Mr Jamieson gave us a fantastic talk about Celts and Picts. We learned about how they might have lived and when they lived. We thought he was great.
Mr Kynoch also gave us a great talk about electricity and forces. We even played with balloons and hair. It was fun.
We also did some bird watching; we will do this for the next few weeks. We have spotted blue tits, robins, sparrows and seagulls.
Thank you for reading our class blog. We hope you enjoyed it. We hope you have a nice weekend.

Zak, Alasdair and Alyssa.
Primary 4 and Mrs Henderson

Next Week
Thursday-Mrs Mc Harg visiting from Linlithgow Library to talk about Encyclopaedia Britannica
Friday-P1 Assembly and Day of Change (Dress in Blue bring a donation of £1(voluntary))