Category Archives: Primary 4

P4 Aboriginal Art and Music

P4 have been developing their learning about Australia by learning about the Aboriginal people.  We looked at their beautiful artworks and created our own in the same  style.  We also listened to some Aboriginal music and looked at their handmade instruments.  We had a go at making our own clap sticks using our woodworking skills.  We cut our wood to size carefully using a saw, smoothed the wood using sandpaper and then decorated them in a traditional style.  Next we have to learn how to play them!  Great work P4.

How deep is the ocean? Find out in P4

P4 have been learning about the depth of the ocean as part of our Great Barrier Reef project.  We have been learning about the different layers of the ocean and some of the amazing creatures that live there.  We created the ocean layers in a jar – see Google classroom if you want to try this at home – it can be a bit messy!

We have also been learning about how fish defend themselves against their predators.  Fish have a variety of ways to fool their enemies, such as black eye, camouflage, moving in schools and poisonous stingers!  We created our own beautiful fish to add to our growing barrier reef.

Sentence Stacking in P4

P4 have been busy over the last few weeks working on their writing skills.  We have used the short film Blue Umbrella as inspiration for our writing.  We have created our own version of the story and each day we add sentences from our work to our sentence stacking wall so we will have a class version too.  We have been learning to write action sentences, feeling sentences and sound sentences and we have developed our writing techniques by using similes, onomatopoeia and alliteration.  One more writing session to go to finish our fabulous story – we are so proud of our work!

School Improvement Plan 2020-2021

ELPS SIP 2021 Sep

Initially our top priority is happy and settled children – and the children have done themselves proud returning to school with really positive attitudes and ready to learn after being away for so long.

This year our school improvement plan has a strong focus on Literacy as a key area we wish to review and improve. There are also other areas of school development that we have carried on from last year.

If you believe you can help support any area of development in any way , please so get in touch !

P4 home learning

Morning all P4 parents and pupils

I have attached a timetable for our week , I have tried to keep it as much like our normal week as possible but obviously some resources are not able to be put online so there will have to be a degree of flexibility.   The resources for the lessons will be available in our google classroom.  You do not have to follow the timetable directly but doing the tasks will help  give your day some structure.

I will upload other activities which you may enjoy doing and will allow you time away from a screen, these will be design/art based, check google classroom for these.

Our learning heroes will still be running and this week it is independence so I will be looking out for that during the week.  That said, I am here for you if you need any help or need questions answered.

Please be patient as I am currently on a huge learning curve myself getting used to google classroom and new ways of teaching and learning.

Mrs Pentony

23 March 20

Emergency Provision for Keyworkers Update

STATEMENT REGARDING ESSENTIAL CHILDCARE
CORONAVIRUS 19 – LATEST UPDATE FROM THE FIRST MINISTER
The First Minister has just reiterated that following the closure of schools, childcare being established in each local authority is emergency provision for frontline keyworkers where there is no-one else in the house to look after your child and no other alternative. East Lothian will be opening a small number of Children’s Hubs but we need to ensure that those parents who really need a place get it. Please help us and don’t apply for a place unless it is absolutely essential. We are required to keep numbers in the hubs to an absolute minimum and will be prioritising Category 1 keyworkers in the first instance.
Lesley R. Brown  | Chief Operating Officer (Education) – Education & Children’s Services

World Book Day in P4

What a fantastic effort P4 made for World Book Day this year.  Well done everyone on your fabulous A-Z activities.  We had decorated eggs and cakes, puppets of characters, hand made board games, drawings of front covers and favourite characters and lots of sharing of books and stories which are precious to us.   In class we had a character description quiz which really tested the memories of books we read when we were much younger and we had a comprehension scavenger hunt to find our information about the history of World Book Day.  This raised the question of who was the greatest writer Shakespeare or David Williams?   It was such a lovely afternoon we even managed to get outdoors for a read.  More days like this please!