Category Archives: P4M-News

P4H Wk beg: 17/4/18

Here is what we have been up to in P4H this week!

Numeracy and Maths

We have been doing the three and six times tables. To help us learn them we were playing games including counting up and down in the 6 and 3 times tables 3,6,9,12 or 6,12,18,24. The 6 times table is double the three times table. We also realsed that the six times table skips a 3 times table number.

We have been learning about grid references outside. We made a square and quartered it and drew lines to make the grid and wrote numbers on it. We played games with the grids and beanbags.


We wrote stories about Martin and Hannah called her Uh!Oh!. We wrote the start of our story as a class and then had to finish it off ourselves, some people found this hard!

We did a reading comprehension on the Commonwealth Games. It helped us learn more about the Commonwealth.

We had to predict what was going to happen in our new reading books.


Topic and other areas

We have started a 5 week block of ukulele. Here are some pictures of us. We learnt to play the C chord.

We started a piece of clover artwork to enter into a competition.

We have been working on our assembly. We are learning 9 to 5, here is a link to work on at home.


What have we enjoyed?

Zara – playing the ukulele.

Darcey – practising our assembly.

Ella – Doing art.

Tosia – learning outside.

What have we found challenging?

Ukulele – playing with our fingers and remembering the finger numbers.

Drawing the clovers.

Continuing the story from a start.

What would we like to learn next week?

Ukulele, the Vikings, art.

P4H and P4g Wk beg: 26/3/18

In P4 this week we have chosen our new topic for next term. We have chosen the Vikings! The classes got together, did some research on different topic we could do and voted.

What have we enjoyed?

Alexandra – Finishing off the Titanic.

Hannah – Making insta bunnies Easter cards.

Jessica – Doing the birthday song to the rest of the school and hearing their songs.

Darcey – Writing our Titanic diary entry.

What have we found challenging?

Choosing to do either the Celts or the Vikings.

Making the insta bunnies.

Writing the diary entry and remembering all the S.C.


What would we like to learn next week?VIKINGS!!

P4H Wk beg: 26/3/18

We have had lots of fun in P4H this week. Here are some pictures of us enjoying our learning.

We have been acting out what it would be like on the Titanic when it hit the iceburg.

We have been learning our times tables by taking part in a times table teasure hunt.

We have been making insta bunnies for our easter cards.

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday and comes back ready for our final term in P4!

Mrs Haynes


P4H Wk beg: 19/3/18

In between all of our show preformances and rehersals we have still managed to fir in some work! Here is what we have been learning in P4H this week;

Maths and Numeracy

We have been working on our times tables. We looked at links between the 2, 4 and 8 times tables. The 4 times table is double the 2 times table and the 8 times table is double the 4 times table. We have been looking at the patterns the tables make. To help us learn our tables we got times table booklets. We listened to a song to help us learn our 4 times table.

We have also been learning about grids and symbols and directions that we can use to guide ourselves around maps. We can use compass points, N, E, S, W – Never Eat Shredded Wheat or we can use the words Left, Right, Forwards and Backwards. We have been using BeeBots to help us.


We have been self assessing, peer assessing or editing from teacher assessed our biography writing work. We are getting much more confident with this now.

We have been looking at summarising our stories. Summarising is when you retell the story using only the key parts.

Here are our spelling words this week;

Week 18 aw words

Other Curriculum Areas

 We preformed our Buckstone Birthday Celebration song to parents and the VIPs on Friday. It was really, really, really exciting and we had lots of fun as well. Quite a few of our parents went to Buckstone when they were children.

We made empire biscuits for the VIPs on the friday. Here are some pictures of us having fun making them.

We learnt lots of new facts about the Titanic before it set sail across to New York. The crew on the Titanic forgot their binoculars so they couldn’t use them to look out for iceburgs, and the Titanic made three stops before going across the Atlantic ocean, including one in France. 8 people got on in one port, 7 of them were first class.

When the Titanic hit the iceburg lots of people didnt want to get onto the lifeboats because they thought the Titanic was unsinkable. There was 6 first class children on the Titanic and one of them died. There was a fire on the Titanic that weakened the metal that made it more vunderable when it hit the iceburg, it was started by a stoaker who dropped coal on the floor.

What have we enjoyed? 

Gregor – baking empire biscuits.

Jaiwant – doing the show.

Theo – ICT

Connie – trying to find facts about the Titanic.

What have we found challenging?


Researching the facts about the Titanic was hard, lots of websites had difficult words and you had to choose one ourselves.

Compass points.

What would we like to learn next week?

How big the iceburg was and more about the Titianic.

Programming the BeeBots and compass points.

Line drawings.

P4H Wk beg: 12/3/18

Here is P4H dressed up for Sports Relief, we have got lots of sports reperesented in our class ranging from rugby to judo to triathalon and dancing;

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning about grid references. You always have to go along the bottom of your grid before you go up to read a grid referene – you can have letters or numbers to show where things are on a grid. We started to make our own images for people to draw on grids – look out for pictures of these next week!

We did a times table test to see what times tables we know and what we need to learn. We are going to be doing lots of work on times tables up to easter and beyond. Some people have also been starting to look at division.


 We have been using bullet points. We learnt that bullet points don’t always have to be a circle, they can be different shapes. We can use them for listing names, facts or a list for shopping.

We researched passengers who were on the Titanic and drew a picture of them and then wrote biographies for the passengers. We are going to add them to our class Titanic and cabins.

We completed a comprehension sheet on winter snowsports, it was good fun.

Some reading groups wrote diary entries from the point of view of a character in their book.

Our spelling sound was ‘au’ this week, here are our words;

fault                                                 haunted

August                                             sausage

author                                             paused

sauce                                               autograph


Challenge words: Autumn, caution, exhausted

Tricky words: because, move

Other Curriculum Areas

 We have been creating Titanic characters.

In ICT we started to make a Titanic doucment using Word and bullet points.

In PE we have been learning how to hold a racquet correctly and we have been taking part in run a mile for Sports Relief.

We have been continuing to learn the Buckstone Song and our class song for the birthday celebration event. Here is the link if you want to practise;

What have we enjoyed? 

Hannah – Running a mile!

Lottie – I enjoyed researching the Titanic character.

Ryan – Parents evening.

Ella – Doing the grid references.

What have we found challenging?

Run a mile.


The times table tests.

What would we like to learn next week?

How to use maps and grid references.

More about the passengers and crew on the TItanic.


P4H Wk beg: 5/3/18

Here is P4H dressed up for World Book Day (sorry it is sideways but it won’t seem to turn around).

Learning stories – Due to the snow days we had last week, learning stories will be handed out at parents evening.

Maths and Numeracy

We have been learning about tiling. We were trying to make tiling patterns with square paper and dotty paper. Doing it on dotted paper was much harder than square paper. We were using 2D shapes. We had to try and fit two shapes together to see if they would tile. For something to tile it must not have any spaces.

We have started making times table books. The book has got different strategies to help us learn our tables and division.


 We have been doing self, peer and teacher assesing for our Titanic diary. This is beginning to get easier.

We went down to P2 and read our picture books, it was great fun.

We learnt the ‘oi/oy’ sound in spelling. Here are our words;

Other Curriculum Areas

 In ICT we have been learning about being SMART. This means






We have almost finished our Titanic cabins!

We have been doing resilience work about being ourselves. We made a rainbow with positive things about ourselves written on.

We also learnt the Buckstone Song and our class song for the birthday celebration event. Here is the link if you want to practise;

What have we enjoyed?

Finlay – Singing we are the champions.

Lottie – Making and designing the cabins.

Hannah – Tiling.

Zara – The SMART poster.

What have we found challenging?

Designing the cabins.

Fitting two shapes together in tiling.

Tiling with dotty paper.

What would we like to learn next week?

More about the Titanic.

Tiling 3D shapes.

Tiling on dotty paper.

School lunches

Message from the Catering Department:
Dear Parent/Carer

Due to the severe weather we have been experiencing, the catering department have been unable to receive any deliveries from suppliers. Normal deliveries are not likely to return until Tuesday 6th of March.

School kitchens will be providing a meal service however due to the issues with suppliers this will vary to the advertised menu on ParentPay. Due to the change in menus, allergen information will vary to the website and we will do our upmost to ensure all usual special diets are catered for.

We are working hard to ensure kitchens are back to advertised menus as soon as possible and your support is much appreciated.

Kind regards

Catering Dept.

World Book Day

As you will be aware all Edinburgh schools are closed tomorrow. This means we will miss World Book Day. Not to worry, here are some ideas you might want to do at home together so you can still celebrate World Book Day.


We will rearrange a suitable date to celebrate World Book Day so the children can still dress up – we were looking forward to seeing the different characters coming to school. We will let you know as soon as a date is decided.
Thank you.