About Primary 4

Teacher: Mrs Stevenson

Number of Children: 23

Contexts for Learning:

Term 2


Term 1


Fairy Tales (Literacy)


P.E. Days: Tuesday & Friday

RCCT: Miss Gray, Tuesday AM


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

Term 2


In numeracy this term we will briefly continue with addition and subtraction before moving onto multiplication and division and fractions. We will also continue to work on mastering our basic facts through weekly CLIC and Learn It Challenges and Basic Facts Quizzes. 


In literacy this term, we will be starting individual reading books as well as continuing daily independent reading. We will be focusing on developing reading skills such as making predictions, summarizing, asking and answering questions, identifying the main idea and recognizing sequence. We will also be reading Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH as a class novel. 


Much of our writing this term will be connected with our Viking topic including a newspaper report about the attack on Lindisfarne and a diary entry about a day in the life of a Viking child. We will continue to develop the different aspects of VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers, punctuation).



P.E./ H&WB

In P.E. we will be taking part in various fitness activities and learning some ceilidh dances before the holidays.


In French, we will be learning the days of the week, months of the year, classroom language (ie. stand up, sit down, listen) and weather words. 


In Science will be looking at biodiversity with Mrs Gray.  

Social Studies

Our topic this term is Vikings. We will be investigating who the Vikings were, where they came from and why, what their life was like and more! 

Welcome to Primary 4!

Welcome back everyone!

We are all so happy to be back at school and everyone has settled in really well. We are working on familiarizing ourselves with our new routines, getting to know each other and thinking and talking about all of the things we would like to learn this year. We have been busy setting goals and targets for ourselves and are already working hard to achieve them. 

We have been We have been spending plenty of time outside and recently wrote some fantastic Mesostic poems using our senses.

We have also been thinking about all of the things we would like to learn related to our Technology context for learning and have already started looking at the ways technology has changed and started to learn how to code to prepare us for operating the various robots we have here in the school.

Friday Fives 18.12.2020

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

1. Ask me to tell you what some of the features of a non-fiction book are.

2. Ask me what my Christmas wishes are for myself, my family and the world.

3. Ask me about the habitat posters we have been working on with Ms Gray.

4. Ask me to tell you about the bike I designed for the JRSO Design a Bike Competition.

5. Ask me about some of the differences between the Mrs Frisby and the Rats of N.I.M.H book and the movie. 

Viking Longships

Check out our finished Viking longships (and lots of pictures of the process)!

Viking Mania

Primary 4 have been learning all about the Vikings! We have looked at when the Vikings began to raid Britain, where they came from and why they invaded, where they settled and about their beliefs, names, and weapons.


Primary 4 had an absolute blast celebrtating Halloween!

Guy Fawkes

Primary 4 had a great time creating transient art in their houses and firework art in class using oil pastels, chalk and glitter!


Secondary Colour Trees

We used our knowledge of primary colours to create secondary colours and used both within our tree compositions. We created our tree images in crayon demonstrating control of line and shape.

Our Helpful Robots

Primary 4 worked in pairs to create a helpful robot that could be used in the household or industry to do a task. The robots needed to be able to do a task and be possible. Here are our creations!

Primary 4 is Electrifying!

For the past few weeks, Primary 4 have been learning about electricity as part of our technology context for learning. We have been learning how to construct a series circuit and identify symbols for various electrical components. We have looked at what the terms conductor and insulator mean and experimented with different materials in order to draw conclusions about which the type they are.

We have also been learning about computing science and how to code the computers we have in class to carry out a task. We have been coding online and outside without using any technology at all!

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