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P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 3rd December 2018

What we have we learnt in Primary Four this week.


  • In Spelling, our pattern was soft g, please see the link below for words:
  • Week 11 Spelling soft g rule
  • We wrote about the frosty day outside using descriptive vocabulary.
  • In Reading we made summaries of our reading books by drawing a comic strip.
  • Thank you for all your support with reading at home- almost everyone had their reading records signed this week .

Maths and Numeracy:

  • We have continued to work on our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3

  • We learnt about time using 5 minute intervals- please practise at home as much as possible!
  • To continued our learning on addition by choosing our favourite strategy from partitioning, number lines and 100 sqaures to solve some addition problems.

Other Areas:

  • We designed our table name signs.
  • We made a being kind and helpful Advent calendar that we are choosing something from each day in December.
  • In PE we continued to improve our badminton skills.
  • We designed folders for our work on Vikings.  We also used the laptops to research gods and godesses.
  • We have worked on our learning stories which are coming home today.  Please have a look through them and make a comment and sign.  They should be returned to school by 14th December.

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 26th November 2018

Our learning this week in P4G:


  • Our spelling pattern is soft c; we looked for as many soft c words as possible in a newspaper.  See words below:  week 10 soft c
  • We continued working on news and the media- looking at headlines and making our own news reports.
  • We wrote about the pantomime- a summary and our favourite part.
  • Please remember to be prepared for your reading group and get your reading signed by an adult.


Maths and Numeracy:

  • Continuing to work on telling the time using o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past.
  • Addition using partitioning and addition of lots of numbers.  See this example worksheet below:


Can you explain how you would add these numbers by partitioning?

35+23, 74+24, 46+23, 105+224

What would you do if the units added up to more than ten?

Can you add all of these numbers together by thinking about pairs of useful numbers?


  • We’ve continued to practise our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3


Other Areas:

  • To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day we all took part in a ceilidh dance- it was great fun!
  • We looked at Viking long boats and created our own Viking boat.
  • We learnt about Viking runes and wrote our own names and secret messages using these.
  • We visited the Brunton Theatre to enjoy Jack and the Beanstalk.
  • The first round of auditions for Buckstone’s Got Talent have taken place.


What another busy week!



P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 19.11.18

What have we been learning in P4G this week?


  • We read with P7F as part of Scottish Book Week.
  • A storyteller came in and told us some really funny stories.
  • In our news project we took on news jobs.  The jobs were: photographer, editor, journalist and reporter.
  • We chose our own reading activities.

Maths and Numeracy:

  • We learnt about quarter to and quarter past when telling the time.  Please practise as much as possible at home.
  • We used empty number lines to add and take away. 
  • We also looked at partitioning a number to help us to add.
  • We worked on our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3

Other Areas:

  • We went to a Viking workshop, which was really good fun.  We learnt lots of new things.
  • We have continued to learn massage and we found out about some new strokes.
  • A high school art teacher came to teach us about making a landscape picture using mixed media.
  • We learnt about where Vikings came from and where they attacked and settled.
  • We all made our own Viking shields in preparation for the workshop and were learning about Viking weapons and armour.
  • We have renamed our tables names based on the Vikings.




P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 12th November 2018

What have we been learning in P4G this week?


  • We began looking at news reports and thinking about the five w’s: what, where, why, when and who.
  • Our spelling words this week were using the igh sound.  See link below.  We made up our own games and activities to practise the rule.

week 9 igh words

  • We continued to work on our VCOP in writing by describing a sunset setting.
  • In reading we worked on characterisation and questioning.  Please can all parents make sure that they sign their children’s reading records and that reading is available in school every day- thanks in advance!
  • We continued to work on our cursive joins.


Maths and Numeracy:

  • We began to work on time this week and revised o’clock and half past times.  Please practise this at home as much as possible.
  • We are looking at strategies to help us add and take away and have been looking at using a hundred square.  Can you add these numbers using a 100 square to help?

23+55, 36+23, 54+28, 67+28


  • We have continued to work on getting faster and more accurate at our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Beat that 3

Other Areas

  • We chose our new history topic- The Vikings- and worked in teams to think about what we already know, what we’d like to find out and how we will share what we learn.
  • We made our own Viking timeline of some of the big events that happened during the Viking era.
  • In PE we worked on invasion games and discussed all of the skills that we need to succeed in these games.  We also worked on improving our fitness skills.
  • We made sunset silhouette pictures using paints, these are the pictures we based our descriptive writing on.
  • The Primary Sevens did an amazing job in organising Children in Need Day and we had a great time getting our faces painted, guessing Pudsey’s age and all sorts of other great activities!  Thank you P7!


Next Week

  • Scottish Book Week: please have a book that you enjoy reading available every day in school for when we “drop everything and read.”
  • On Thursday we have our visiting Viking.  It would be great to see the children dress up for this day.  Please see links below for some ideas.

P7 Children In Need Day Friday 16th November 2018

Well done to all the awesome Primary 7 children who organised and delivered a fun and inclusive Activity Day raising vital funds for Children In Need.  There were Free Activities where children could win a prize: Pin the Bandana on the Pudsey; Best Dressed Children per Stage.  There was also a Free Quiz: winners will be announced next week once the Primary 7s have had a chance to mark the answer sheets.

P7M planned a Guess Pudsey’s Birthday competition at 50p per guess.  We used a Random Date Generator to choose the date which was 30th November.  The winner was a girl in P5HW.  P7M presented her with her cuddly Pudsey backpack.

The Bake Sale organised by P7F was a massive sellout!  Not a crumb was left!  The Primary 7 children engaged with all the children and listened carefully to what their customers wanted and ensured they gave them the correct change.

P7R had queues out of the door for Face Painting.  The Artists did a superb job of turning their customers into tremendous Pudseys, Tigers, Cats, Lizards and Dragons!

Mrs Magill, Miss Fotheringham and Miss Robinson are incredibly proud of you all!

Have a wonderful weekend, have fun, be safe 🙂

P6 Wee Sleepout!

Primary 6 have decided to support the local charity Social Bite!

Social Bite are on a mission to STOP homelessness in Scotland.

The way P6 are going to support them is by doing a Wee Sleepout, sleeping in the gym hall.

The reason we chose to do a sleepout rather than anything else is because every year Social Bite do a sleep in the park to raise money. We wanted to know what it would feel like to be sleeping out of our comfort zone with no mattress, and no technology, but it won’t be as bad as being homeless but it will still be hard.

If you would to sponsor us please visit the Just Giving link below.



P4 Important Viking Information

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are beginning an exciting new topic all about the Vikings.  We would really appreciate it if you could send in some cardboard in order to make Viking shields.  If you could help us out further by pre-cutting it into approximately 30-40cm diameter circles that would be even more helpful! Two pieces per pupil would be ideal.

Also, on Thursday November 22nd the pupils will take part in a Viking workshop all day in school.  A letter will be coming home soon with all of the details.  We would like as many children as possible to dress up as a Viking for the day.  We’ve included links to websites for some ideas of how they could dress.

Many thanks in advance for your help,

P4 Team

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 5th November


  • In reading we continued to work on Bloom’s skills.
  • In spelling our pattern was ir and ur- please see the list below.

Week 8 ir ur words

  • We did some missing word comprehension.
  • We described a beach setting using fantastic vocabulary.
  • In punctuation work we looked at question marks, exclamations and full stops.


Numeracy and Maths

  • We worked on our beat thats.

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

  • We practised our data handling skills by drawing a variety of graphs.
  • We did a place value tic tac toe activity to revise all of our learning.
  • We looked at adding and taking away in our heads using useful numbers such as ten and how that would help us to add and subtract eleven and nine.  We also added and took away lots of tens e.g. 50, 90
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Other Areas

  • In PE we worked on fitness station and attacking skills.
  • We worked together to try to come up with our new History Topic- will it be Vikings or Romans? Find out next week!
  • In Art we worked on shading.

This week we say goodbye to a member of our class.  We will miss you!

P4G Reflective Friday Week Beginning 29th October

What we have been learning this week in P4G.


  • In Reading we were looking at Bloom’s Taxonomy questioning skills.  We have worked on the super powers of: remembering, understanding and applying.  We became the teachers and created worksheets of questions for our partners about the novel Storm.  Thanks to all the parents who came to join us in this learning.
  • We worked on Halloween comprehension.
  • We looked at the correct use of question marks and wrote questions about some very strange pictures.
  • In Spelling we looked at the patterns ar and or.

Here is a list of examples: shark, yard, artist, alarm, orbit, forty, horse, core, inform. 

Challenge words: enlarged, artistic, uniform, fortieth. 

Tricky words: only, little

  • We practised all of our cursive letters.


  • We continued to work on Venn diagrams and started to work on Carroll Diagrams, please see the link below.

  • We worked on our rounding skills: we priced some food and rounded it up or down to the nearest 10.  We each completed a shopping list and talked about why rounding might be helpful in a shop situation.  Can you think about
  • We continued to try to get faster at our beat that sums; see sheets below:

Beat that 1

Beat that 2

Other Areas:

  • In Living Things we worked on invertebrate posters and vertebrate powerpoints.
  • We finished our posters about ways to de-stress for our Resilience ‘Take a Moment’ unit.
  • In Outdoor Learning we made stick skeletons to celebrate Halloween.
  • We enjoyed our visits to the Book Fair.
  • In PE we worked on fitness skills.

What have we enjoyed this week?

We enjoyed the parent drop in and Halloween; we liked finishing our powerpoints.

Any challenges?

Bloom’s Taxonomy was quite challenging.

Pupil Targets

Over the last few weeks we have been setting this term’s targets. The targets, which have been created jointly by the teacher and the pupil, focus on three areas of curriculum – Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and another subject suited to each class.

We have been discussing targets in class so the children know themselves as learners so please ask your child what their targets are (your child may call them Learning Intentions and Star Steps depending on their age) so we can all be partners in the children’s learning. These targets may have already been shared with you at Parents’ Evening and at the Drop-in today.

Evidence for these targets will then be gathered and shared in the pupils’ Learning Stories to see how they are progressing with their individual target. The staff can edit these targets if necessary. The Learning Stories will be sent home in December in order for you to see your child’s learning.

If you have any questions or queries then please ask the class teacher.