Category Archives: Primary 4

P4’s Outdoor Science Learning

P4 had lots of fun doing some outdoor learning  at SmeatonEstate today!

We discovered all about food chains and sorted lots of local living things into groups. We then scavenged for natural objects learning all about their purpose – especially the fungi that grows on sycamore leaves.

We also used our maths and science skills to measure trees – just using our bodies!

Here are some of the photos from our day out:


What P4 did this week in school by Robyn and Chloe

On Monday we did the empty number line, and also in the afternoon we did badminton and we did spelling in the morning and then we  did some  AR. On Tuesday we did line graph and later on we orbit + rotation. On Wednesday we did sun clocks, then music and French at the end of the day. And on Thursday we did French in the morning and after break we did newspaper reports then on  Friday  we did the tidy up the playground .

Chloe’s favourite thing was doing French, because it was my first time and I learnt how to say new things.

Robyn’s favourite thing was playground tidy up because I thought it was fun!

Note from Miss Lockhart

P4 have had another great week developing to our bank of strategies for addition, finding new ways to display information and thinking about orbit and rotation.

We started to learn French and so far can say Hello in lots of different ways and also ask and say our names. We have loved doing all of this with our Meet and Greet Song too!

Next week we are moving on in our ‘We are Scientists’ topic to look at GERMS! Lots of icky experiments to come!

P4’s science week by Felix and Rylan

on Monday , we did partitioning numbers, spelling , and P.E.

on Tuesday, half of p4 went swimming ,and the other half did RME. When the people who went swimming came back , we did information handling.

on Wednesday, we learnt about Neil Armstrong and we also  made some rocket’s.

on Thursday , we written a newspaper report about our rockets and we had P.E.(again).

on Friday ,we got our new ZPDs and for me its  still happening!

Note From Miss Lockhart

P4 have got stuck into their new ‘We are Scientists’ topic and been using the scientific method to do an experiment. We have been working hard at our mental arithmetic and trying different strategies to help us. For maths, we have been creating bar charts – using Smarties to help us too! We have started to write factual/report writing beginning with fact files and newspapers.

P4 have engaged extremely well with all of their learning this week, bring on the rest of the term!







Health and Wellbeing by P4

Here is our Health and Wellbeing update in P4!

Growth Mind set is when you set yourself challenges and never give up and have stickability.

You have to eat 5 fruit and veg a day of the fruit and veg plate. And the fruit and veg plate is as big as the protein slice.

The other slices are   dairy, protein, fat and sugar, carbohydrate.

We have also been lucky and had people come and teach us all about rugby and table tennis!

Amazing Numbers Learning by P4

Here is a little bit about what we have been doing in numeracy and maths this term! We have been very busy!

Number and maths

We have learnt more than and less than with Charlie the crocodile.

We have been learning to estimate and measure mass length and capacity.

The names of measure are…..millilitres centimetres metres litres millimetres and kilometres.

Place value

Place value is when 1s + 10s + 100s + 1000s + 10 000 + 100 000 and  when you put numbers in order.

Lovely Literacy by P4

Here is another blog post written by P4 about what knowledge and skills they have been developing in Literacy!

  1. We have been writing stories and letters using VCOP.
  2. We have been doing AR for 7 weeks and doing AR tests.
  3. VCOP is vocabulary connectives openers’ punctuation.
  4. We have been planning out our writing.
  5. Use VCOP in your stories.
  6. nonfiction is something that is true like stuff in a dictionary.
  7. fiction is made up stories.
  8. vocabulary is really good wow words.
  9. we read at least once a day.
  10. We all tried to do at least 20 sentences on Thursday the 10th in our writing.
  11. we all try our best in our writing and work hard.

Rainforest Reflection by P4

Primary 4 have all written their own blog posts for this term. Here is what we have learnt about the Rainforest:

We have been learning about the rainforest for are topic. We made muffins with bananas and chocolate which come from the rainforest. They were Rainforest Alliance so they people who grow them look after the forest. We are learning about the kapok tree, it is home to many animals. We are learning about deforestation; in are class novel a man is cutting down the kapok tree, and the animals whisper in his ear reasons not to cut down the kapok tree. People are coming to the rainforest and cutting down trees; trees give oxegan, rain will fall and the rainforest will turn into a dessert. Deforestation is bad for people in the rainforest and the animals. There is endangered animals deforestation. The rainforest is at used to be 14% but now it’s at 6%. Trees in the rainforest can grow to 5 meters in sercomfrance. Soon there might only be 1 tree in the rainforest. People in the rainforest are endangered in the rainforest because of deforestation. Boys hunt at an early age. One day a man came to show scientists about the people in the rainforest and how they were real. The tribes might die one day because of deforestation. The layers of the rainforest are the emergent, canopy, understory and forest floor. There are four layers. Animals are much endangered of deforestation. We have to stop deforestation. Please help! We went to the botanic gardens on the school trip to the glasshouses. We also saw cocoa pods and we eat papaya, a food in a rainforest. We also tasted chocolate. We learned that a poisons plant can be a medicine! We saw huge fish in a pond! In the glasshouses were humid.