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Fair trade fortnight

Primary 4 went to the Lanthorn Centre yesterday to share their learning at a fair trade cluster assembly. The children presented the story of how chocolate is made and explained why it is important that we all buy fair trade products when possible. The presentation was so good that Ms. McMaster has asked us to share it with the rest of the school next week.

P4’s robot designing afternoon

This afternoon in Primary 4 we have been designing our own robots. We started off by learning about how creative and interesting robots can be and about some of the different things that they can do. We worked in groups to complete different challenges. We made robots that could move, for example they could spin and move forwards. We also made robots that could light up and could make different noises. Then we found out that robots can be artists and can make their own interesting patterns. We thought that the robots workshop was great and incredible!


P4’s brilliant week

It’s been another busy week in Primary 4. As part of our maths work we have been doing division. We have been looking at the link between multiplying and dividing to help us.

As part of our Wallace and Bruce topic we have been finding out more about castles and their defences. We have started to draw labelled diagrams of old Scottish castles to show what we have learned.

In our free writing Friday time this week we are going to be writing stories that we will be able to share with our reading buddies next week. We are looking forward to writing our stories and having the chance to read these to our buddies.

Our Scottish theme in Primary 4

This week we have been learning more about William Wallace. We found out that he lived over 700 years ago and was an outlaw at the time. We have been designing our own ‘wanted’ posters for William Wallace.

We have also been using our literacy skills to help us write our own versions of a Scottish tale about a ‘wee bannock’. Some of our bannocks were a little bit naughty and got up to all sorts of mischief!


Happy New Year from Primary 4

It has been a busy first week back in 2019! We have started our Wallace and Bruce topic and have been making notes and finding out more about Robert Bruce. We have also been using our creative skills to draw illustrations of Bruce.

In maths we have been developing our multiplication skills. We have been practising our times tables and even using them to help us to multiply two digit numbers!

Around the World in Primary 4

This week in Primary 4 we have been preparing for our journey around the World! We have designed our own suitcases with illustrated stickers for the different countries that we are going to be finding out more about. We also finished reading Around the World in 80 Days. We wrote our own summaries to describe the main characters and events. Next week we are going to use atlases to draw in the route that Fogg took on his journey around the World.

This week in Primary 4

This week in Primary 4 we have been thinking about how and why people can save water. We used our literacy skills to create our own persuasive water posters. We were trying to encourage people to save water rather than waste it.

In maths we have started to use chimney sums to help us to add bigger numbers. We learned that it was really important to lay out the sums correctly.

As it is Remembrance Day on Sunday and 100 years since the end of the First World War, we have been thinking about both of the World Wars. We learned that poppies are used to help us to remember the men and women that gave their lives during the wars. We found out that poppies grew on the battlefield. We also heard about some of the celebrations that people had at the end of the war.

Primary 4

Yesterday afternoon we were busy developing our creativity and art skills. We were practising using oil pastels and watercolour paints to make our own water lilies pictures. We mixed colours to make backgrounds for our paintings and are looking forward to adding our detailed water lilies next week.