Category Archives: Sport

P4a Road Safety Week

We all enjoyed Road Safety Week in P4a.

We took part in lots of activities. We wrote acrostic poems to tell people the benefits of walking to school. We played a board game and used it as inspiration to invent our own road safety board games. We made word searches with words related to keeping safe and transport. We also played some games on the laptops. See:

In Language we read a Ziggy story all about road safety. The Ziggy stories are for young children and they help them to understand the road safety message in a fun way. We have planned our own Ziggy  stories which we will write next week. We will be trying to included interesting vocabulary and different connectives. We look forward to sharing our stories with road safety messages with the P1 children soon.

In Maths, we recorded all our addition strategies in our Maths Diaries and some of us made posters for our Maths Wall. We started working with Mrs Millar, the Numeracy Teacher, and she is now helping us with our subtraction strategies and linking addition and subtraction processes.  We have been practising doubles (e.g. 25+25) and using these to work out near doubles (e.g. 25+26, 25+24). Some of us took part in the Numeracy Curriculum Evening and enjoyed sharing our addition strategies with our parents as we completed Chilli Challenges and Number Talks. We made symmetrical Christmas trees for our art display. We have started a new topic on 3D and 2D shapes – we will be revising the ones we know and their properties, and then learning some new ones too!

In French, we had a visit from Mrs Kasparek to help us learn about Christmas and winter in France. We now know some French vocabulary for this time of year and also we learned about some French Christmas customs and food. We sang a French Christmas song and played some games. Thank you Mrs Kasparek.

In P.E., we have now finished our Handball block with Mr Muldoon. There will be a P4 Handball Festival in February  – we look forward to that! We now start a block of Futsal with a specialist Futsal coach. We were also lucky to have a Fencing taster workshop this week – we learned the names for the different bits of equipment, how to stand and move and how to be safe. The Fencing after-School Club will be running again from January – hopefully some of us will sing up for this.


Basketball success!

A huge congratulations to our basketball team who came second place in the school basketball tournament. (Only beaten by 1 point!)

We also had Joshua Harvey getting most improved player and Jenni Torrance was voted, by all the coaches, as Player of the Year.

We are very proud of you all!

Netball Tournament

Today the school netball team competed in the Livingston Netball League alongside Livingston Village PS, Harrysmuir PS, Knightsridge PS and Parkhead PS.

We were all very focused on improving our skills rather than on winning as most of our team are new to netball. We came 5th overall which we are very proud of. The team were very supportive towards each other and feel much more confident now they have experienced some league games. This opportunity helped us to focus in on the court positions that we prefer or would like to experience more. We are also looking to recruit some new members!

We are excited to play in the league again in May/June 2016.

Congratulations to the team! Williamston is very proud of you!

P4 Sky Sports Day

The whole of P4 had a great time at the Sky Sports Day event. There were loads of other children there and we took part in a variety of sports, Futsal, Basketball, Judo and Tennis. We also had the chance to learn about some fruit and veg and healthy eating. Congratulations to our team ‘The Puppy Wuppies’ for being awarded the cup for best team spirit.