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P4 BLOG 21.9.18


We had great fun learning a new story writing strategy. We picked out the important words for the story, we practised putting them into sentences and then told/ re-told the sentences in order and then we added in little actions to represent the important words in the sentences and then we drew the actions onto the story plan and again told/re-told the story before going off to write.

The actions and little cartoon drawings really helped those who sometimes struggle to have ideas and/or those who struggle to get started or need help to keep things in the right order.


We played fast and furious games of indoor hockey using a rubber puck. We had to work out the correct position of our hands on the hockey stick and be mindful not to use it like a golf club!

The ‘Parking Lot’

Each week, the children ‘park’ ideas on post-it notes onto our emotional literacy wall. We then have a circle time where we share ideas about how to improve our learning experiences. This week the minutes included items about: fundraising for a trip to the beach, being able to change tables on a Friday and sit beside someone new, voting in table captains by putting names in a hat to stop arguments, having a story writing half day where all the activities are about writing, bringing in bikes/scooters and challenging ourselves to see how far we can ride around the playground over a certain amount of time and putting some fruit into our Dojo’s prize box. All of these were voted in as things we can organise.

Thank you to… and celebrations:

1. Happy Birthday to James

2. Well done to Charley, Aidan P., Jan, Layla, Felix, Aryan and Mason who did very well in their times tables’ test and will move on to the next times table. The children know that they have to score 9 or 10 out of 10 for two weeks running before they move on to learning the next times table.

3. Well done to Imaad, Aryan, James, Kaii, Mason, Chloe, Malak, Kaya, Layla, Kayla, Alex, Tom, Aidan P., Felix and Steven who got a good score in their spelling test or managed to beat last week’s score

4. Star Writer awards went to Jan, Steven, Felix, Imaad, Kayla, Chloe and Layla. Your child should be able to tell you what they did in order to win their writing award.

5. Well done to Mason and Tyler S. for winning this week’s T-party certificate. They won for showing a huge improvement in story writing; starting at the right time and working independently throughout.

6. Well done to Layla who was our class Dojo points’ winner by one point. It was a close contest!

Reminders and up and coming news

Can all children please have a set of indoor shoes and a full P.E. kit.

No homework has been issued this week. New homework will be issued on Tuesday the 25th. Part of this homework will ask the children to design/re-design a swimming pool or Inverness Leisure Pool. If you are able, it would be good if you could take your child swimming at some point between now and the beginning of October, with a view to thinking about what they would like to change or improve about the swimming pool and its facilities.

Kirking of the Council

We were delighted to take part in the traditional ceremony Kirking of the Council on Sunday 9th September.  We took part in the parade through the city to The Old High Church and enjoyed refreshments at the Town House after the church service.

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What a busy and productive week we have had.

Initial assessments for reading, spelling, handwriting, writing, number and times tables are all complete and so we can now establish working ability groups.

We have had time in the garden to help tidy it up for the start of this session and also time to spend with Drew who is leaving us this week. We would all like to wish him good luck for his new school and to say thank you for being such a friendly and hard-working boy.

We have been thinking about friendship this week and the qualities that make a good friend. We have also come up with a set of rules for table captains that will help to keep everyone working on task. We have signed a charter to agree the school rules and how to apply these to keep the class feeling happy.

We all really took up the challenge when doing jumping jacks to practise counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. Miss Keen wanted to stop at 100 but the class decided to keep going to 500 and then to 1000!!! Thanks to Layla and Aiden.

We have been trying to do simple adding sums in French by listening to the sum and working out its answer and then showing this on a number fan-quite tricky.

For writing this week we have been doing some factual research and listing interesting facts in concise sentences. Did you know?…

-five of the planets in our solar system can be easily seen without using special equipment (Felix)

-there are only 8,000 Hawksbill turtles left in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (Tom)

-sunlight is a mixture of all the colours of the rainbow but when it dives into the sea only blue light is reflected back to us (Kaya)

The termly welcome letter was issued today, please have a read and let us know if you have any queries. Homework will start on Tuesday 3rd September.


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Welcome back to a new session.

P4 have been settling in well and working hard.

We have been writing a story about an imaginary pink elephant; where it lives, what it likes to eat and the things it likes to do.

Felix’ elephant owns a lambo and knows how to drive it.

Layla’s makes lots of noise jumping on the roof at night.

Steven’s gets a drink of water and squirts it on his dad!

Kaii’s loves eating bananas and it can peel them itself. It eats 100 every day.

Alex’ sneaks out at dinner time to go swimming.

Tom’s likes eating cheese.

Kayla’s escapes outside every night.

Malak’s wears her hats and everything.

Martyna’s wears her clothes and changes colour like a rainbow.

Kaya’s jumped on the bushes and broke them.

We have also learned how to do our emotional check-in in French. We have completed a spelling test of last year’s common words and we did our first cursive handwriting lesson.

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We had great fun, working in teams of 4, to design and start making a junk model cardboard building.

Next week we will be working out the reading and numeracy groups and completing some number assessments. Homework will start on Week 3, Tuesday 4th September.