About Primary 4

Teacher: Mrs Stevenson

Number of Children: 20

Topic: Enterprise

Homework: Homework will be given out on a Monday and reading books should be returned on a Friday. Homework will consist of reading, spelling words to learn and mental maths to practise. 

P.E. Days: Monday & Tuesday

RCCT: Mrs Street, Tuesday AM


Please bring a filled water bottle every day to stay hydrated!

Term 3


In numeracy this term we will be looking at multiplication, division, 2D and 3D shape and money. 


In literacy this term, we will be doing Literature Circles. Each week we choose a role (ie. Artist, Connector, Word Worm, Predictor) and complete an activity related to the reading we were assigned to further develop our comprehension skills. We then meet as a group and discuss the book, share our roles and what we did in our role. 

In writing, we are working on story writing. 



P.E./ H&WB

In P.E. we will be doing gymnastics. We will be putting what we have learned together into a routine to do in front of the class. We will also be doing Net Games. In Health & Wellbeing we will be looking at our skills and qualities.


In French, we will be learning the days of the week and months of the year as well as parts of the body.


In Science, we will be learning about the sun, moon and planets in our solar system. 

Friday Fives 06.03.2020

Here are 5 questions you can ask me about my learning:

Ask me to tell you about the advert I created to sell my video game. 

Ask me who Flat Stanley is how he got flat. 

Ask me to tell you what kind of moon is in the sky right now and the other phases of the moon.

Ask me what we are doing in physical education.   

Ask me to tell you what symmetry is and to try and find objects around me that have more than one line of symmetry.  

Video Game Design Workshop

Primary 4 had an amazing time designing our own video games with John McGill from ComputerXplorers Southwest Scotland yesterday! We spent the morning learning how to use the Kodu program to design a basic game. In the afternoon, we had the opportunity to use everything we learned to create our very own video game! This workshop is part of our enterprise topic as we plan to look at how we can market and sell our game in the coming weeks deciding on our target audience and looking at different ways of advertising and selling our product. A huge thank you to John for the workshop and to Craig Melville and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow for helping to organize the day!  




We had a fabulous Viking celebration on 16 December to finish off our topic. Thank you to everyone that donated to our feast. The children had a great time preparing the food and making oatcakes. We had some great costumes too!






















Here are some pictures of our amazing Viking longships! We worked as a team to design our boats and then made models. Afterward, we self-evaluated our ships and our peers evaluated them as well to assess whether our models looked like our designs and whether we used the materials we had planned to use. We also thought about the strengths of our boats and what we could do to improve them.
























We are having so much fun learning about Vikings! We have looked at who the Vikings were, where they came from and the routes they took to get to Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. We are now looking at why they came to the UK and how they traveled. We will be investigating the Viking longship and building models of our own longships. We have done some amazing Viking art with Mrs Street and wrote Viking sagas with a partner. We are working on writing a newspaper report on the Viking raid at Lindisfarne and will be writing diary entries from the perspective of a Viking child later in the term.















Our topic this term is Vikings! We started our topic with a discussion about all of the things we already know about Vikings and what we are hoping to learn about the topic over the coming weeks! 












Oceans and Climate Change

Our topic this term is Oceans and Climate Change. We have been learning about the worlds oceans and climate zones as well as the difference between weather and climate. We are looking at the ways in which weather affects our lives and have built our own rain gauges and anemometers to measure rainfall and wind speed over the next few weeks. We are also investigating the effects of plastic pollution on our oceans and are learning how we can use persuasive writing to promote change. We will also be preparing to take part in a debate about climate change towards the end of the term.


Welcome to Primary 4!


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