Health week

As part of Health week we have been taking part in lots of activities in and out of the classroom to help us learn about how to have and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We went to Leith links to learn how to play tennis, we wrote acrostic poems about being healthy kids, we designed healthy packed lunches and we also drew still life pictures of fruit. Here are some photos of our work from health week.

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P4a Learning Log 25th August 2017


Welcome to Primary 4a!

We are looking forward to a very busy term. We have many exciting activities coming up:

  • We will be reading ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and completing many challenging but also fun activities related to the book.  We will be learning about the characters, settings and the adventures that take place.
  • We will be creating lots of art as well as inventing our own sweets and the          machines to make them.
  • We will be learning how to be good storytellers, using story maps  and  story      sticks to help us.
  • We will be attending swimming lessons, doing our daily mile challenge and     being coached in rugby.
  • We will also be doing outdoor learning for some of our activities.

 Enjoy looking at our photographs and reading our blogs.

We enjoy choosing a selection of books to read.



We love learning how to play rugby with Ross the rugby coach. Even in the rain!

We have been outside learning about 2D and 3D shapes in the environment.

In maths this week I learnt about 2D and 3D shapes. I was able to find 2D and 3D shapes outside. I need to get better at counting vertices and edges. In writing I learnt about joining my letters and I need to get better at doing this. *Swimming   *Shape booklets 

Hollie F.

I was able to draw a cuboid for Willy Wonka’s factory. I need to get better at drawing straight lines. This week in writing we made up our own Roald Dahl story characters. *Rugby *Gym.




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 – 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

P4a Learning Log – 24th March 2017

Maths – my group did very well with division this week. We saw the link between multiplying and dividing. If it was 5×4=20, it would be 20÷4=5.     (Danny)
Scotland Posters – Marc, Alfie and me made a good poster for the Glenfinnan Viaduct. We had words and pictures. We drew a train going over the Viaduct.      (Harry)
Everybody got their posters finished and were able to show them to the class.      (Ava)
Handwriting – I was good at the joined up writing this week as I was a lot faster this week.      (Marc)
Art – I enjoyed making a sporran out of paper and paper clips. It goes with my kilt.        (Cayley)
ICT – on Education City I was learning about science and how people are different.        (Danny)

Our Star Moments this week –

Netball – we have been learning different passes and how to catch.    (Danny)

Big Writing – we all wrote letters pretending to be a different character.      (Harry)

Our wish – more time on the computers!

Website banner winners

The Pupil Council had such a hard job choosing the winners of the website banner competition! We chose a winner from each class and overall winners. Each winning entry will be displayed for a month. Well done to all the winners!

P2a Florence               P4a Ruben                 P4b Aidan                     P5a Ellie

P6a Kiera                      P6b Alba                    P7b Logan

Overall winners:

1st Logan,  2nd Aidan,  3rd  Alba