Category Archives: Primary 4

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas to everyone at St. Martin’s. Have a lovely holiday and I hope you all get the present you ask for. Be kind to your families and friends and try to be helpful at this very busy time of the year. On Christmas Day try to say a prayer to the Baby Jesus to help those people who may be feeling sad or lonely.
See you all in January. Happy New Year 2012!!!! From Mrs Sharp X

Jackie Crookston – local heroine

This morning we went to visit the Jackie Crookston Memorial Statue.  It reminds us of the Tranent Massacre in 1797.  This is when Jackie Crookston led a small army against the government.  They wanted to stop people being forced to fight in the army.  Unfortunatley Jackie Crookston died when fighting.

Our Trip to Linlithgow Palace

Do you like our outfits?
Primary 4 had a great trip to Linlithgow Palace on 1st June 2011. 
Rhys: We learned that Mary Queen of Scots travelled with a Court. These were her guards, servants and Lords and Ladies.
Katey: We found out that Mary Queen of Scots stayed in Linlithgow Palace for 5 months.  She left because her palace was under attack.
Christopher: Mary Queen of Scots went to France when she was 2 years old for her saftey.
Molly: Mary married Francis in France and became the French Queen.

P4 News

Primary 4 have been working really well this term. We have been learning about ‘Our Community’ and our rights and responsibilities within it, we even had the local Policeman come in to chat to us. We also studied different inventors and inventions to present at our class assembly. In class we have designed and created our own inventions for the future, we made these using recycled junk that we collected.

Our new science topic is ‘Identifying Living Things.’ We have been learning about the different invertebrate groups and many of the children have brought little creatures into the classroom for us to examine. We will also learn about the vertebrate groups when we visit Gorgie City Farm on Tuesday 15th June.

We have been focusing a lot on writing recently and Primary 4 have shown a great improvement in the different genres and styles of writing.

The P4 Book Party members went to Sanderson’s Wynd Primary school on Wednesday to discuss the books they had read and to watch an interview with Julia Donaldson. They even attended a Mad Hatters Tea Party and said they had a great time!

We don’t have long until the summer holidays but I’m sure Primary 4 will keep up the good work!

Miss Sutherland

Our Maths and Language topics this week.

Our Maths topic this week is Time. So far we have learned:

– Reading an analogue clock

– Reading a digital clock

-Changing time in words to digital time

We would still like to learn:

– Why time is different in different countries

In writing this week we have been writing reports on our Sponsored Read for Haiti.

Our Reading skills focus this term is True, False and Can’t Tell.

Written by CF and TM