P4 Christmas Party

P4 had a great Christmas party full of games and dancing.

On behalf of all the pupils and staff in P4, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.









Newspaper Stars

Regular readers of the Evening News may have spotted some familiar faces in Monday’s edition.  Well done to Neve and Megan Balfour who were cheering on their dad in the Edinburgh 10k.  He was running in support of Sands Lothians.

Welcome to P4A

We have had a really busy start to the year.

In Maths we have been adding ten and multiples of 10. We have also been rounding to the nearest 10 and 100. We have played lots of games to help us learn.

We have been writing diary entries and creating eye catching posters to advertise castles and houses in East Lothian for tourists.

In Social Subjects we have been learning about East Lothian. We have been finding out what jobs people did in the coal mines. If we were alive in the 1800s we would not be at school but would probably be trappers in a mine. We are all looking forward to our trip to the Mining Museum next week.

Thank you for reading and keep checking back for regular updates.



Storytelling Takes Flight

Storytelling takes flight

The National Museum of Flight is offering parents and carers the chance to become storytellers. Storytelling is not just about reading fairy stories, storytelling skills are a huge advantage in all our communications; at home, in the workplace and in our social interactions.
Over 20 weekly sessions participants will hear stories and learn how to tell traditional tales, stories from real life, brand new stories and their own personal stories. Sessions will include regular craft activities and games for the children attending.
The comprehensive training will give participants skills they can apply in everyday life and work.
The fun and educational course, led by professional storytellers John and Noreen Hamilton, will give unique access to a wide range of video and audio material through the projects own private Facebook page.
The sessions will be held at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune near Haddington, and will provide a chance to see the museum’s collections and access unique stories from some of those who have been part of Scotland’s flying traditions.
The project will end with an event where the new storytellers can share their skills with friends and family.
If you would like more details please contact:
Adam Love-Rodgers
0131 247 4185


P4A has had a busy couple of weeks since the February break. We have been practicing working as a good team in our co-operative learning groups, and thinking about how we can show respect to each other. We have been writing leaflets about healthy eating and we made our own challenges for keeping healthy.  We put these on our Respect posters, because it is also important for us to show self-respect by looking after ourselves.  In RME we have been looking at Bible stories (Jonah and the Whale, The Good Samaritan) and thinking about how love was shown in the stories.

An important skill we have been practicing this term is to tell the time in digital and analogue and usage our skills to plan our day. We have filled in our own timelines and we even discovered that we could change our shoes in less than one minute!

In spelling, we have been practicing using pronouns (words that replace nouns), which will improve our writing. In Art we have been illustrators like Quentin Blake this week, drawing pictures of faces to show different expressions.

On the 2nd of March it was World Book Day and we dressed up as book characters and discussed our favourite books.  Don’t forget to spend your World Book Day token!

We’ve also been learning about East Lothian and it was very interesting to look at old maps of Tranent to see how it has changed over the years. We will be learning even more about our local landscape over the next few weeks.

By Iona, Sammy, Jessica, Ruth, Mia, Ethan and Jay

Message from Mrs Atkinson: this was my last week in P4A.  Thank you very much for having me in your class – I have enjoyed seeing all the learning that has been going on!  I hope you enjoy the rest of primary 4!