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Our Last Week!

We have made it to the last week of Primary 4 everyone!  When we started last August we had no idea this would be how we ended the 2019/2020 session. 

We would like to say a big well done to all of the children in our year for being incredible during a unique and challenging time.

Even though we are not physically in school to enjoy our last week the P4 teachers have created special virtual classrooms.

In our 2 virtual rooms there are lots of objects.  When you click on the objects they will take you to fun activities, websites and video clips that we hope you enjoy.

Here is the link to our virtual rooms:

Once you click on the link it will take you to this screen.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN IN! Simply click on the Present button (circled in red on the picture) to see the rooms.

All previous work will still be available on the blog too so if these virtual rooms don’t take your fancy you can always look on the blog pages for activities you may have missed.



We have a special competition for you to complete during the last week of term! We would like our young people to design a banner or poster which welcomes all our visitors to the school. Your poster should include our school values – Confidence, Happiness, Achievement, Respect and Responsibility, as well as the school logo. The poster should also include drawings of pupils in their school uniform. Remember to make it bright and welcoming!

The winner will receive a special prize as well as their poster professionally produced and displayed around the school building on our return in August. All entries should be sent to Mr McIlwraith no later than Friday 26th June 2020. Please email your entry to



Have a lovely week P4!

JK Rowling competition for keen illustrators

JK Rowling is writing a new story called The Ickabog and she is putting up the chapters on the book’s website for people to read. Check out the Reading and Writing page for more information.

There is also the opportunity to contribute illustrations to go with the story. Click on this link to find out more:

Let us know if you draw any illustrations for the competition or just for fun after reading the chapters.

Welcome back!

We hope you had a lovely long weekend P4 and are ready to get going again.  Today the p4 teachers had a meeting through video chat:

Even though we chat almost everyday through messages sometimes it is nice for us to see each other’s faces. 😊

Now try to check each tab to see what new or revision tasks we have suggested for this week. Remember not to stress, try to enjoy your home learning and take time to do something that makes you happy. 😀

Also, Onthank’s second virtual assembly is here! If you click on the link it will take you to the post telling you more about it. 😀

Virtual Assembly 27th May 2020 – Watch Now!

Have a good week everyone.
Team P4


Happy Long Weekend!

We made it to Friday and the exciting news is Monday and Tuesday are holidays for pupils. 😀 Therefore we will not post any new learning until Wednesday.

We would like to say well done to all of P4.  You are all working incredibly hard during this trying time and we know you are missing your friends (and maybe even the school staff 🤭).  We miss you too and we love seeing your smiling faces in photos, videos and your chat on Teams.  Looking through our Home Learning Gallery the P4 teachers often say how proud we are of what you are doing at home and think you are all superstars.

Ideas for your days off

Now usually when you have days off some people would maybe go out for a day visit somewhere but we are still not allowed to do this so instead you could go on a virtual tour at a museum.  Many museums across the world have online virtual tours, video clips and activity ideas for people during this lockdown. Here is a list of museums that look pretty cool:

If you click on the picture the website link should be underneath.  If any of you choose to explore one of these online museums please let us know.

Stay safe everyone and enjoy your long weekend!

Team P4

Monday 4th May 2020

  1. Welcome to a new week p4!

We hope you had a nice weekend.

Just a wee reminder about our blog being pick’n’mix and that the pages will be updated with some new activities during the week.


*Teams – each class now has a Teams group (see Mrs Wright’s post below).  Click on your class’s tile and use your Glow login details.  We would still like you to upload your work on to your blog but Teams can be used for the following:

*Asking your teacher questions about your home learning.

*Requesting a password reset.

*For chatting with classmates or your teacher – remember it is good to stay connected.

Teams alerts teachers when someone posts a message so this is a quick way to get a response.

*Bug Club account – Pearson, the company that runs Bug Club and Active Maths, has made several additional resources free for schools to use during the lockdown.  So sometimes you may find some new activities in your ‘My Stuff’ section.  These include spelling games, Rapid Reader books and maths videos.  Here is what it may look like:

*STEM activities are now also available.

*P4 Picture Gallery is where we are celebrating home learning.

*Did you know that you can email your teacher from your own email account through Glow?  Just click on this tile:


As always, we are only providing you with ideas for home learning.  You also have your paper pack and we are more than happy to hear about your own ideas too.

Friday 8th May is a holiday this week. It is a bank holiday celebrating the 75th Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) which helped bring an end to World War 2 in 1945.

So enjoy your 4 day week and hopefully we will continue to get nice weather.

Team P4

Happy Monday !

Happy Monday everyone!  We hope you had a lovely weekend.

Just a wee reminder of how our blog works – think of it as a pick’n’mix!  We are putting up ideas for activities and it is up to you which ones you want to complete.  You also have your pack we sent home if you would rather do that.  Or if you have an idea or project that interests you then that would be great too.  You can always email your teacher if you have questions or work you’d like to share.


*As always each page is regularly updated with new suggestions.

*2 new pages added to the blog.  STEM ideas for budding scientists, technology fans, engineers and mathematicians.   A picture gallery where p4 teachers are posting pictures to celebrate learners’ achievements in home learning.

*Thank you for all your shadow picture messages. They were lovely to see.

Have a great week everyone and try to get outdoors to enjoy the dry, warm weather.

Team P4 😀

Easter holidays

Tomorrow is the start of your Easter holidays! You are off school until Monday 20th April.

That means you have 2 weeks to forget school work and just have fun. That is what the P4 teachers will be doing 😁.

So play games, exercise, get outside, watch TV and films and whatever else you consider fun – everyone deserves to relax and recharge.

Since it is the holidays the P4 blog will not be updated during this time.  Please check back in on Monday 20th April when new ideas will be added to our pages.


So from all the P4 teachers please have a happy and safe holiday.

Week 2 of Home Learning

Some updates for P4.

Remember we will sometimes be adding new ideas to the pages at the top.

New spelling words have been added to our spelling page.

A new page has been added that gives some help using Glow blogs.

Check out Mrs Williams’ post on Bug Club comments – remember the teachers can see any answers you type in when answering a question.


It would be nice to see some more pupils logging on to their blogs so please take the time to try it if you have a way of getting online. Blogs will be used in stages p5-7 to record learning so it would be a valuable experience.


Hoping everyone is well.

Team P4