# Primary 4 Learning Descriptor and Homework Grid April -June 2018

The Link below will take you to a copy of the Primary 4 Learning Descriptor and Homework Grid for the April to June term 2018.

April June Learning Descriptors and Home Learning

Thank you for your continued support,

S Trotter, K MacDonald, K Ford

# P4’s Exciting Week!

What an exciting week we have had in P4! We went on our trip to Holyrood Park and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. At the park, we did a workshop with the Rangers all about the local area around the park and Arthur’s Seat related to kings and queens of the past. We heard stories, designed a banquet and drew pictures of the palace using charcoal. It was very interesting and great fun but very, very cold! We also visited the palace where we took part in a costume workshop to learn about clothes in the time of Mary Queen of Scots. Four of us even got to dress up! We then went on a tour of the palace with our guide and learned more about what it would have been like to live there in the past. The highlight was going into Mary Queen of Scots’ private rooms including her bedroom.

We also met a new teacher this week, Miss Wang who is from Beijing in China. She will be teaching us Mandarin for a few weeks. This week we learned how to say hello, numbers 1 to 10 and thank you.

Our P4 show is going to be Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies, a comical pantomime based on the legend of Robin Hood. We will be auditioning for parts soon. More details to follow soon.

In maths, we have been learning how to tell the time in 5 minute intervals using analogue and digital clocks. We have also been learning how to divide bigger numbers by 10 and 100. We have been revising data-handling using bar graphs and tally marks. Another focus has been answering maths questions and solving little problems. In language, we have been researching Mary Queen of Scots using different texts and using the information to create timelines and quizzes. We are busy writing reports on our school trip.

We have started to present our homework on a famous/important Scottish person from the past. It will take us a while to hear all these wonderful presentations – a few weeks at least – but we will all get a turn eventually!

# Red Nose Day Thank You

Thank you to all who supported Primary 4 and contributed to our Red Nose Day fundraising. We are pleased to announce that we have raised a total of £191.08 so far and the money is still coming in! In addition to donations, Primary 4 also sold 680 red noses and 120 wristbands in 5 days! That’s a total of £800 worth of Red Nose Day goods! Thanks to all for making it a big success!

# Red Nose Day 2017

We are the Publicity Team from P4 and we would like to remind you about Red Nose Day 2017.

Red noses and wristbands are being sold for £1. Going fast!

Joke competition – enter your year group competition to try and get into the final on Friday. it is free to enter but you have to be funny!

Design a Red Nose competition – this is 20p to enter and there will be red nose themed prizes. Get your sheet from P4 now. We will collect entries and money on Wednesday and Thursday.

Red on the Head – on Friday it is a dress-up day and you can wear something red on your head for a donation. A red bow, red hairspray, red nose, red mask, red wig etc etc.

Assembly – this is on Friday. You will learn more about the charity and how it helps others around the world. This is for pupils ad staff only (sorry – no parents!)

Have fun! Thank you!

# Active Schools Holiday Programme

http://www.activewestlothian.com/active-schools/clubs

# Primary 4b – 30/9/16

In numeracy, we have now gone as far as thousands, hundreds, tens and units. We should now be able to write a 2, 3 or even a 4 digit number with the correct place value. In volume and capacity, we are now able to measure using standard units (litres and milllitres).

In literacy, we finished The Twits by writing a descriptive setting for Mr and Mrs Twit. We used ‘green for growth’ to improve our writing this week. We have just started reading another Roald Dahl classic – The BFG.

In Science, we gathered the results of our water experiment from last week. We discovered that the tub of water that had been left uncovered had lost the most water. This is because it wasn’t protected from the sun. We call this process evaporation.

# P4b blog post – 16.9.16

Primary 4B Friday 16th September

In numeracy, we have been learning about place value. We have started revision with tens and units but next week we will move onto hundreds, tens and units.

In literacy, we have just finished reading ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. We wrote a book review and we also made character descriptions of Mr and Mrs Twit.

We also conducted a science experiment this week. We have filled two containers with water and covered one with cling film. We are excited next week to see what happens to the water in each container! This is the start of our water topic, with a science focus.