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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

P4

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

P4 blog

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.
From
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!

P4 Blog

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))

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Hello Everyone,
This week we did gymnastics in PE. We did jumping and 180 degree turns. We used the spring board and the trampoline to jump off.
In language we were looking for descriptive language. We were looking at nouns and adjectives, verbs and adverbs, and pronouns. We are planning to write an imaginative story. We watched video clips of ships in storms and sinking to help us think of words.
In topic we shared our facts about Picts. We learned that they painted their faces blue like tattoos. We watched a video about the evidence they left behind. They left shoes, leather belts and ragged clothes. They farmed in mainly the North of Scotland.
In maths we did some times table and looked at bar graphs and used them to find information.
We have a new girl in our class and we are all happy to welcome her into our primary four class. We hope she enjoys it.
From Mrs Henderson and Primary 4
Next Week
Mon- Dr  Freeman in talking about Robert Burns
Wed- Mr Kynoch in talking about Electricity
Thur- NYCOS singing
Frid- P7 assembly –Wear something Tartan

 

P4

Hello everyone and welcome back,
We hope you all had a great break over the holidays.
We have learned that our topic this term is all about the Celts and the Picts. We have discussed what we already know about them, what we would like to find out, how we can do this and how we can share our learning. Now we have to go and do it! We have also learned that we will be doing a class talk on birds.
We have been talking about adjectives and adverbs in our VCOP lessons and are going to try and use more of them in our writing. We did silent letters in spelling and confused words in our grammar. We have been looking at addition and subtraction in maths and looking at doubling. Reading books have been chosen and were issued out yesterday.
In PE we have started gymnastics and will be using lots of equipment. We have focussed on linking movement and balancing. We have also looked at improving our forward rolls on mats.
We have been having fun with Mrs Curle doing beat and rhythm with NYCOS.
We hope you have had a good week too.
Primary 4 and Mrs Henderson
Things to remember for next week
21st January – choir singing at the Caring Café
22nd January we hope to have a visit from Mr Jamieson to talk about our topic.
23rd January our first vertical learning group of this term
23rd January Primary 1 assembly

 

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone. We hope you had an enjoyable break and are looking forward to 2015. We have a busy term ahead at Low Port Primary and we will continue to keep our website updated and also inform you by Parentmail of all the events between now and Easter.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Livingston and staff.