Our first full week back in Primary 4 has been a great one so far! The children have continued to adjust very well to our new class and school routines and Mr Woodward and I have been very impressed with their work ethic and their super manners – keep it up Primary 4! 🙂
This week we have began to revise areas of Numeracy such as addition, subtraction and times table facts. The children have impressed us with their numeracy skills! We will continue to revise known facts for the next few weeks to ease the children back into learning at school.
In Reading, both classes have began reading a new class novel. P4C are reading “Ottoline and the Yellow Cat” while Mr Woodward’s class are reading “The Legend of Spud Murphy”. The children will complete activities related to their reading book in class and will receive no reading book home this term. We will continue to hear the children read in class regularly. Please also encourage your child to read at home for enjoyment.
Our PE days will be Monday and Friday. Children should come to school on these days dressed for PE in appropriate clothing for the outdoors. If the weather is very bad we may not be able to do PE on our scheduled PE days but we will endeavor to ensure we get outside on another drier day of the week instead (as happened this week).
Tomorrow your child will come home from school with a P4 newsletter with much more details about your child’s learning this term. Please look out for this in your child’s bag.
Thank you for your support. Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Clark & Mr Woodward
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year! We can’t believe that we’re half way through the school year already!
We are looking forward to welcoming back the boys and girls tomorrow and we are sure they will have lots of news to share with us 🙂
Here is some information for the term ahead:
– PE days: Both classes have PE with Mrs Ferguson on a Wednesday. P4M will have their other session of PE on a Tuesday while P4C will have their second session on a Thursday.
– Homework: This week the children will be given out a non-fiction reading book to read at home. We will also be completing work on non-fiction texts in school. Your child will have this book home for 2 weeks. A Scottish poem will also be in your child’s homework jotter. We will be working on learning and reciting Burn’s poetry in school but would also appreciate if your child could work on this at home too. They will recite their poems to others on the w/b 20th January.
– A visitor from NYCoS (The National Youth Choir of Scotland) will be working with both classes for 8 weeks beginning on Wednesday this week. The children will learn fun new songs and learn different music concepts. Starting next week sessions will take place on a Monday.
– Look out for our class newsletter in your child’s bag this week. Inside is a more detailed outline for the term ahead.
Thank you for your support. Have a good week.
Miss Clark & Mrs Muir
Welcome to the P4 blog. We hope you had a lovely summer. We have really enjoyed meeting the children and beginning to get to know them over the past few days.
We have had a busy first week hearing all about everyone’s summer holidays. The children wrote about 3 things that they enjoyed the most about their holidays. They also worked on creating our classroom charters which tell the children about their rights and about how to respect the rights of others. We are creating classroom displays based on our charters.
We have also been learning about the importance of positive, happy thoughts even when things are difficult or tricky. The children were able to identify their strengths and we have started making a display for the hall about concentrating on the positives instead of the negatives. We are sure this will look fantastic!
Our annual Meet the Teacher event takes place next Wednesday (29th August) from 4:30-5:30. This is a drop in event where you can meet your child’s new teacher, look around the classroom, see work your child has completed in the first 2 weeks and explore resources that they may be using in Primary 4. Miss Donaldson & I are looking forward to meeting many of you then.
Next week we will send out a newsletter containing all of the important information needed for this term including what the children will be learning in each subject area and important dates (including PE days). Please look out for this in your child’s school bag.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
Miss Clark & Miss Donaldson