All posts by Miss Mackay

P4F Here we go! Good morning to you……

Hi All,

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend. As you know we are going to be using 4F Teams  on Glow to keep in touch and carry on with  our learning.  Please don’t panic about anything, there will be hitches and it is all new to me as well. I would like you to sign in at some point  every day, (except weekends of course!) to let me know you got onto Teams and accessed the Assignments.  All you need to do is say a quick  “hello, got them!”  Any questions, just type away and I will get back to you with an answer ASAP.

Remember to reply the same way, by continuing the same feed and not starting a new one. Just as you tried, at school last week.             For those of you who  weren’t at school.  Go into your Glow account, tap on the house symbol at the side.  Wait, then click on 4F teams.  A message column will appear on the right hand side, scroll down until you see my name and “Good Morning 4F”, click on it, type your message then the first arrow under it to send.  For those of you who weren’t at school on Friday, I will send out MangaHigh logins later today.

I will be on Teams at  0900 /9am with our greeting for the day!

Hope to hear from you at some point in the day,

Regards, Miss Mackay

Vikingar Trip/Making Soup tomorrow

We had a great day at Vikingar and learned so much today. Some of us got the chance to dress up and we all explored a Viking Longhouse and learned about some of the Viking Gods. This experience should help the children to envisage life as a Viking in the weeks to come as we explore the topic further.

If your child is a member of one of the following groups – The Victorious Vikings/The Deadly Vikings/The Horny Vikings or The Crazy Vikings,  then they will be making soup that they created a recipe for tomorrow (Thursday).   We will be tasting it in class. However, if they want to take some home, they will need to bring in a heatproof flask or container as it will not have time to cool down. The other three groups will be making their soup next week.

Regards,    Miss Mackay


P4F Vikingar trip tomorrow (Wednesday)/World Book Day (Thursday)

Vikingar – Children to wear school uniform, doesn’t need to be shirt and tie.  Bring packed lunch in their usual box. We have somewhere to leave them. However make sure your child’s name is on it as we have a few identical lunch boxes!                                                                                                  The children can bring a maximum of £5 for the shop.

Thursday – World Book Day. Suggested donation £1. Bring in favourite book.  Wear own clothes or dress up.

Homework –                                                                                                                Active spelling tasks.                                                                                                    Maths – Renfrewshire Sumdog competition ends at 8pm on Thursday.                                                                                                                            Sorry,  forgot to hand out reading books, will hand out on Thursday and the children will also get a bit of time to read them in class. They will have it for over a week to read anyway.

Homework – Week Beg 24th February

Spelling – o  os   oes word list.                                                                                  You  should be attempting sentences with connectives and adjectives.

Reading -cont with the  book.

Photos – if the children have photos that illustrate events they have included in their autobiographies, could we please borrow them. You will get them back.

Maths  -Sumdog. Please let me know if you can’t access.


Miss Mackay

Homework 17th February

Spelling this week – o for oa   (active tasks)

Word list : open,  only ,  poem,  pronoun,  mobile,  cocoa

during, better, best, short

Reading – please ensure your reading book is back tomorrow (Tuesday) for comprehension activity.                                                            Read new book over next  two weeks.

Maths – issued tomorrow.  (Complete for next Tuesday) 

I have one helper coming on our trip.  I’m looking for one more person. Please let me know ASAP if you can attend.

Thanks, Miss Mackay


Homework: Week Beginning 27th January

Homework this week:

Reminder:  Autobiography planning sheet – handed out last week, to be completed by Wednesday.                                                                                        Spelling –  sentences. Remember you should be doing joined up writing and including  but/ because/ so. (For Friday)

New Reading book (over two weeks)


Maths : Fraction sheet ( for next Tuesday)  Tables – daily

P.E – has now been permanently changed to Thursdays and Fridays. Girls should bring a bobble to keep hair tied back for gymnastics.

P4F Homework 13.01.20

Happy New Year to you all!

Homework this week

Spelling –  ‘able’ words and sentences (for Friday). We covered the ‘less’ words in class last week.

Scots’ poem  – Choose poem and practise.

Reading book (finish this week)

Maths  (for next Tuesday)   Complete Area worksheet.  Please also discuss with your child any real life experiences  you’ve had when you  needed to calculate a specific area. e.g.  new carpet being fitted.





P4F – WEEK BEG 9TH DEC – Homework/ Concert & props

  • Spelling (active tasks) – Friday 13th December
  • Maths – online multiplication/ division games. Maths Trainer is particularly good to concentrate on specific tables.
  • Practise Christmas songs and line, if you have one
  • Wednesday 11th – Open Afternoon: bring any clothes or props (adults come to Main Office for 1.15pm)
  • Thursday 12th – Visit to Cornerstone (Permission through ParentPay needed, home lunches should be dropped off at the Cornerstone from 12.45pm)
  • Friday 13th – Christmas Jumper Day: please bring £1 for Save the Children

Please bring in something Christmassy (jumper, tinsel etc) to wear for our Christmas Around the World Concert on Wednesday 11th December. We are also looking for the following items but please do not buy anything if you don’t have them at home:

  • sombrero
  • Aussie hat (with corks)
  • sunglasses
  • Santa hat
  • reindeer antlers
  • red nose
  • ‘See you Jimmy’ hat
  • tartan scarf
  • Scotland scarf

If you have more than one of these and would be happy for someone to borrow, that would be great. Thank you!

Homework 3rd December

Spelling  for Friday – (sentences this week).

Practise songs (and speaking parts if given today).

Accelerated Reading book – those who didn’t get one today, will tomorrow.

Maths –      Click on  Maths Links at top to practise table facts.          Play  the following games –                                                                                        Hit the Button,                                                                                                                   Maths Trainer,                                                                                                         Demolition Division,                                                                                            Coconut Multiples,                                                                                                  Marlon’s Magical Maths,                                                                                            Mental Maths Train,                                                                                                   Number Fact Families




Christmas Choir to perform at school Christmas Fair

We have enough children who have returned forms to enable us to go ahead and perform at the School Fair on Saturday.                             We have our final rehearsal tomorrow (Wednesday) at lunch time – 12.15 in Miss Mackay’s classroom.  It would be good if you bring a packed lunch.                                                                                                                      On Saturday, we will be performing at 2 o’clock for about 20 minutes on the stage.  We will meet at 1.55pm in the P7 cloakroom near the stage.

Hope to see you all tomorrow.                                                                                      Miss Mackay and Miss Cuthill