Welcome to Primary Four

Mrs Roycroft (Mon/Tues) and Mrs Curragh (Wed-Fri) are our teachers.

 

We are very busy learning new things, exploring, asking questions, solving problems and having fun. 

In Numeracy we are learning how to use big numbers up to 1,000, tell the time and use different graphs and tables!

We are learning how to write for different reasons and audiences in Literacy. We love reading stories, poems, facts and anything else we can find! Talking and listening are important skills in Primary 4.

The World Around Us topics include pirates, the Post Office, World War II, underground and our five senses. We love learning about our local area and wider world, about our past and how things have changed.

Our PE sessions focus on teaching skills and having fun while getting lots of exercise. We enjoy getting outside to run or walk the daily mile.

PDMU lessons are a great chance to talk about our feelings, friendships and how to stay safe at school and at home.

RE activities help us to think about decisions we make and how to treat each other based on important stories and people from the Bible and Christian church.

During ICT time we explore different apps on the iPad and use websites and programmes on the computers in the ICT suite. Our favourites this year are Scratch Jr and Mathletics.

During P4 we have lots of opportunities to be creative during music, drama and art activities. We are encouraged to use our imagination and try new ideas even if the end result doesn’t quite turn out like we planned! Sometimes we learn best on our own but other times we like to have a partner or a group of people to help us learn. 

*****CONGRATULATIONS***** 

(February half term awards)

One of our amazing P4 pupils has earned a Mathletics Gold Certificate! 

This is a massive achievement reflecting months of hard work. Well done C.C.!

www.mathletics.co.uk

Why don't you log on and aim for 1,000 points in one week to earn a bronze certificate?

I wonder who will be the next Gold Award winner?

A huge number of P4 pupils were awarded Accelerated Reader certificates for reaching their points targets and accuracy targets. Well done! 

STAR reading tests and new targets will be set soon and our next award assembly will be before the Easter holidays. We encourage every P4 pupil to spend 10-15 minutes reading every evening with an adult or independently. New books are added to the AR library regularly.

Did you know you can quiz at home?

ukhosted90.renlearn.co.uk/2235142/HomeConnect/

Heather and Peter from the North Down Museum came to visit Primary 4 to show us lots of WW2 items. They had so many really old items from the wartime and knew so much! We loved hearing about the different gas masks, barrage balloons and about what people ate. We enjoyed getting dressed up, holding an old grenade and seeing lots of photographs.

Each Thursday morning we have been enjoying badminton coaching sessions with our coach Jonathan.

Our new topic is World War Two. We have so many questions about evacuees, rationing and what life must have been like for children in the 1940s. We love to hear the stories of how members of our families went to serve across Europe or stayed home to help. Lots of children have brought in special items from WW2 including ration books, identity cards and medals.

During term 2 we learned about the postal system, prepared for our nativity play and had lots of fun with Smarties during Maths! We enjoyed the yummiest Christmas dinner and posted some special letters.

We had a really fun morning at Mount Stewart for our sponsored walk. It was a beautiful Autumn day and we found lots of interesting leaves and seeds. Check out our slideshow:

We loved learning about pirates in Term 1. Check out some of our fun activities in these photographs or pop into our classroom to see our work on display. We've even used a display board in the assembly hall to show off some of our excellent pirate art and writing. At home we worked hard to construct pirate ships using 'junk' - you'll find them outside the P4 classroom during November.