P4 2017-2018

Tuesday 23rd April

Yesterday we took part in a Robo-Constructor workshop with Generation Science. We were given lots of cubelets to build our own robots and we had a great time.

Tuesday 20th March

We enjoyed our chair exercises today as our Sport Relief activity!

Friday 16th March

We were all really proud of our assembly this week. Lots of us really enjoyed singing the Food Chain song. Some of us liked the food chain game.

We all had good fun at the badminton festival. It was good to meet new friends, we enjoyed hitting the shuttlecock to the adults and throwing the beanbags over the net.

This week we started writing about ‘Chicken Run’ the pupils have made a really good start.

Friday 9th March

Yesterday the pupils had a great time making their chick houses. The finished articles are great and you will get to see some of these at the assembly next week.

 

Tuesday 6th March

The pupils were really excited yesterday to meet the chicks.  We have all enjoyed watching them eating and sleeping and playing. The pupils got the chance to hold the chicks.

 

 

Friday 2nd March

Due to the worsening road conditions yesterday Mr Gray didn’t think he would manage to open the school today so last night Mrs Melrose took the chicks home to her house to look after them over the weekend. All 9 chicks have hatched and are healthy. I have videos of them hatching to show you when we return to school. Here is one short video to keep you going over the weekend!

Thursday 1st March

*Update*

Mrs Melrose has moved the chicks to the brooder now and they are happily exploring their new surroundings. We are still waiting for the last two eggs to hatch.

I spoke to Mrs Melrose this morning who said we now have 7 healthy chicks. She will be in school today and is going to move them to the brooder for us. I will keep you updated on how they are getting on! Here are some pictures for you just now so you know they are ok.

Hatching:

Here are the chicks this morning:

Wednesday 28th February 

Hope you all manage to get out and have some fun in the snow today! I hope we don’t miss all the chick hatching fun but by the time we are back to school we should definitely have some fluffy chicks to meet!

*Update- Mr Gray and Mrs Melrose have been looking after the chicks today. They have told me that 3 chicks have hatched and they are healthy. There are others starting to hatch- Mr Gray has tried to take a video for us. The chicks will be fine in the incubator until tomorrow and if I am not in school Mrs Melrose will move them to the brooder. It is a pity we are missing so much excitement but we will still have good time with the chicks once we are back. Take care at home P4 and enjoy the snow 🙂

Friday 23rd February

This week we were learning about connectives and we used these in some sentences. Here are two of our favourites:

“Mysteriously, the first boy was flying in a box whereas the second boy was flying without a box.” Sarah

“Swiftly, the massive fan was switched on therefore everything started to fly.” Aurla

Here are some pictures of us working with a partner on our connectives.

The pupils have started the chick topic with great enthusiasm.  So far they have been learning what makes something ‘living’ and have started to research different animal types in their cooperative learning groups.

Friday 16th February

I enjoyed swimming this week. Erin Louise and Aurla were Star Swimmers this week.

We had some student teachers from the Netherlands. They taught us some Dutch (Innes T really like this) Olivia remembered that in the Netherlands they don’t wear school uniform. Kenzie remembered that you have to stay in school til Primary 8. Erin remembered that they mostly use bikes to go around.

We did our talks this week- the pupils did really well, some fantastic talks which were well prepared. We all really enjoyed Kenzie’s talk as he took in his bearded dragon to show us!

Friday 2nd February

I enjoyed drawing and colouring the lilac-breasted rollers as part of our IDEA. Ellie

I am proud of how well I am doing in money in class. I can add 4 digits by 4 digits and work out change. Innes T

This week Miss Lamont came in and did French and Drama with us and I really enjoyed it. Olivia

I enjoyed Big Maths Beat That this week and moved on to a harder level. Ava

 

Monday 15th January 2018

The pupils really enjoyed our science lesson today. They had to try and make a paper clip float on water! Once they had successfully made one paper clip float they experimented to see how many they could get to float and what would happen if the shape of the paper clip changed. Some people were getting a bit frustrated when it wasn’t working!

 

Christmas Party

Tuesday 19th December

Primary 4 did an amazing job today teaching some of the younger class some science. Mrs McMath planned some ‘Christmas’ themed experiments which P4 carried out last week and then today they did them again with P2/3. P4 were really supportive and encouraging and very well organised. Well done P4!

 

Wednesday 13th December

Tucking in to our delicious Christmas dinner.

 

Tuesday 12th December

We had great fun today dissecting owl pellets. We were able to find lots of bones from the animals they owl had eaten and we tried to identify which animal bones they were using a chart.

Thursday 7th December

We had a really exciting visit today from Davie from ‘Owl Magic’. He brought in 7 owls to meet the children and he told us some really interesting information about the owls. Some pupils were lucky enough to get a chance to hold the owls.

    

Tuesday 5th December

This week P4 have been learning to dance!

We have been making up dances of our own in small groups and also the pupils have learned the Boston Two Step. They are picking it up quickly and seem to be enjoying it. Here are some photos of the class making up their own moves.

 


Wednesday 28th November

We had our little visitor in to see us again. Laia came to visit us and we had a discussion about baby development while they are growing inside their mum. We had some great questions from the pupils like:

Does the mum have to be really healthy when the baby is inside her? Is it painful when carrying the baby? Can you still work while you are pregnant?
We got to see Laia on her play mat too.

Monday 13th November

The pupils are hard at work on their Big Maths Beat That. Will today be the day the beat their best ever score?

Friday 10th November

I liked writing about the clip ‘Adventures are the Pits’ and I tried to use a lot of good words. Sarah

This week I got my highest score on Big Maths Beat That. Katrine

I am proud of my first creative homework ‘All About Me’. Holly

I liked doing RME this week and talking about values in our classroom. Matthew

 

Thursday 2nd November

The blue reading group were hard at work today writing sentences about their book.

Friday 27th October

Primary 4 all enjoyed the Halloween disco last night. We really liked the dancing and some of the games. 

We were proud this week that we got a positive referral for our writing. Libby and Innes.

We are looking forward to our new BOSS clubs.

We were writing about the video clip ‘Treasure’. Ava was proud of her writing.

We have been using Nessy lots this week to improve our reading.

Erin enjoyed finding fractions of amounts this week.

 


 

Friday 8th September

I enjoyed my new BOSS club ‘sports’- Dylan

Lots of us enjoyed Kitz Fit this week where Carl taught us how to be fit and healthy!

Sarah and Lucas were proud to get ‘Star Swimmer’ this week.

I was proud of my story writing this week- Ava

I enjoyed typing up my story- James.

 

Friday 1st September

We all really enjoyed making a computer game this week using scratch.

Another fun week of swimming ‘Max’

I was proud of myself at swimming because I was able to keep swimming round the pool ‘Sarah’

We made some posters about growth mindset ‘Matthew’

Some pupils were awarded a homework star certificate for excellent homework. Kenzie was proud of his.

I was proud of my writing this week. ‘James’

 

Friday 25th August

We have had a very busy week and a half back at school! We have started our mini topic of Robots and the pupils are enjoying it.

Here are some things we enjoyed:

Making the robots- Buddy and Erin

Using the Literacy Shed again- Aurla

Making a mnemonic for ‘again’- Ellie (ask me at home what it is)

Swimming- Kenzie

Here are some things we are proud of:

Libby, Grace, Sarah, Erin, Innes T, Innes W and Aurla have made it to the golden table since we came back 🙂

I was proud to get 22 dojo points- Innes W

I am proud I did joined writing- Jacob

I am proud I used bewildered and perplexed in my writing- Ava

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