P4a Learning Log – 23rd June 2017

This week we have been busy writing stories, working independently on maths, using the different strategies we have learned this year,  and adding lots of detail to our drawings.

Maths – it was really good doing cheating with tens. If the last digit of a number was 8 or 9 you could add or take-away 10 then add or take-away the difference. Having 30 to do was a lot of work but fun. (Miller)
We were doing near doubles which was good and we learned a new game using dice. (Cammy)

PE – we got to choose what we would like to do, like rounders, basketball, football, tennis, parachutes or hula hoops. We all played a parachute game together at the beginning. It was a cool game. I liked it. (Lainey)

Literacy – it was good writing the sentences and having to add the speech marks to them. (Ella)

Art – drawing the pictures was good. Everyone got to choose their own things to draw and drew lots of people in the park or beach. You could add people on swings or walking dogs. Or the ocean and an ice cream van. We had to add lots of detail. We have so much detail we still need to finish them. (Charlotte)

P4a Learning Log – 9th June 2017

Art – making bumblebees was good because we all worked very hard on it and nearly everybody is finished. (Kritakshi/Mia)

Comprehension was going well as it was really fun. The story was about the Hare and the Tortoise. We answered questions then drew a picture. We joined our pictures up into one race track. (Miller)

PE – the whole class had a dance challenge with Mrs McLaughlin. The P7s came in to help us with our sports. We did throwing with bean bags, fast feet and bounce passes. (Charles)

IDL – we went on a Bug Hunt this week. On the hunt we found a lot of snails and ants. We found one bee and some woodlice. We had to write down what we found, where we found it, write down the features of it and do a little sketch. We kept a tally of how many we saw. (Maisie)

Our friend Kritakshi is leaving us this week. We are sad to see her go but wish her well in her new school. Goodbye Kritakshi!



School Committee Candidates

Our candidates have been busy writing their speeches and making posters for their campaigns.

P4a Learning Log – 2nd June 2017

What is going well?
Data handling – it helped me a lot with my maths. We were making Carroll Diagrams. We had to sort shapes which had 4 sides or not and were red or not. (Dominik)
I like going around the class and using tally marks to record what minibeasts everyone liked. We put the information onto a graph. (Marc)
I enjoyed doing speedy sums with Mrs Inverarity. They were quite hard sums. (Aiden)

Reading comprehension – I like that you get text books with a story in it and after the story it asks you questions about it. I like it because I like reading and when you are doing the questions you have to read it again to get the answer. (Danny)
I like The Grasshopper poem and answering questions and after I liked doing a big picture of a grasshopper with Danny and Ruben. We labelled it with facts. (Joey)

PE – practising for Sports Day. We need to know what the events are. (Maisie)

Music – we did a bit of the Star Wars theme. It was quite funny when Mr Craighead mixed the songs up. (Harry)

P4a Learning Log – Week beginning 29th May 2017


This week we were learning a bit about genetics and inheriting different characteristics from our Mums and Dads. We heard about the wee, wild and fast-moving Reebop creatures and set-out to make some of our own. We had to select chromosomes from the Mum and Dad Reebop to make the baby. Each Reebop is unique – just like us! We were learning new vocabulary as well – genes, chromosomes, DNA. We eventually had to set the baby Reebops free but managed to get some photos before they shot off!

P4a Learning Log – 5th May 2017

What is going well?

Living Things – we have been learning about the different vertebrate groups – amphibians, mammals, reptiles, birds and fish. We were searching on ipads and in books for information and we played matching card games. To learn about vertebrates and invertebrates we had to cut out and sort the different groups. We done really fun activities and learned about animals with and without backbones.
(Ellis, Ruben, Kalyssa, Joey)

Measurement – I understand that you need skills like measuring sugar to bake a cake. I understand measurement because I knew what centimetres and different lengths were. We need to be able to measure lengths because if you were getting a new couch you would need to know what length and width it would be to fit in. (Marc, Danny, Finn)

Spelling – we are able to use sounding out and the spelling patterns in our spelling. In our test most people used these skills well. (Scarlett)

P4a – Learning Log 28th April 2017

What have we been doing this week?

Play scripts – we got to write our own play scripts and they were really fun. We had to add characters, settings and directions. I like how we got to act them out and film them. We had to practice without the words in front of us and we got to go outside to film. We got to use our imaginations. (Danny, Mia & Harry)

(Film clips to follow)

Maps – we got to make our own maps of the local area. We had to try really hard to think about where places and roads went as we were doing them from memory. (Scarlett)

ICT – I enjoyed playing maths slide with Ruben and Charles. Typing up our reviews was good. (Joey)

Maths – we were partitioning numbers and using the ENL for addition and subtraction. We’re using big numbers now! (Ellis)

P4a Learning Log – 21st April 2017

Drama – we enjoyed doing the drama and making our group scenes and characters. It was fun and my group had a meerkat character called The Cat. (Maisie)

In art we made group landscapes. In my group we had to keep changing the mountains lines to make them join. It was fun. (Charlotte)

In maths we were doing addition and it was fun. (Charles)
It was good adding 3 digit numbers and using a different strategy to work it out. (Emma)
I liked it when we played the addition slide game on the ipad because everyone could play together. (Emma)

I enjoyed learning about RME because we learned about how life is not so easy for people in places like South Sudan. Famine is really bad. (Ellis)

We are looking forward to running our Social Enterprise Toast Café – Café Pain.


The Old Man of Hoy, Shetland – Maisie, Ella, Alfie and Ava


The Pentland Hills, nr. Edinburgh – Ruben, Ellis, Scarlett and Harry


The Glenfinnan Monument, Lochaber – Mia, Miller, Cammy and Kritakshi


Loch Lomond, The Trossachs – Joey, Charlotte, Kalyssa and Charles


Tobermory, The Isle of Mull – Aiden, Danny, Finn and Marc


St. Ninian’s Isle, Shetland – Emma, Dominik, Lainey and Cayley