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What I am Learning in P4 – 2016/17

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What I am Learning in P4 – 2015/16

Term 1

Literacy and Language:

Use features of VCOP correctly and consistently to add detail and interest to my writing.

Read a variety of non-fiction texts, focusing on the meaning of a text as a whole and key vocabulary.

Work cooperatively in a range of settings by listening to others and participating in group discussions.

Numeracy and Mathematics:

Improve my counting skills in a variety of patterns e.g 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.

Develop my understanding of the value of digits in a number: thousands, hundreds, tens and units; compare and order numbers; round numbers up and down; add and subtract using a variety of methods.

Extend my knowledge of graphs and their features and choose the most appropriate graph to display information.

Increase my knowledge of time using both digital and analgoue clocks.

Health and Wellbeing:

Develop strategies for making and keeping friends and understand the importance of body language when communicating with others (Cool in School).


Sort things we find in the world into groups.  I can explain my decision for sorting things into living and non-living, animals and plants and further sorting of animals into vertebrates and non-vertebrates.  SCN 1-01a

Social Studies:

Use evidence to recreate a story of historical interest and use this to learn about the past.


Create an animation using computer/ipad software.

Research, design and construct models to demonstrate my understanding of a topic being studied.

Religious and Moral Education:

Read Bible stories and discuss the importance of the morals behind them.

Contribute to the planning of a class charter and understand our rights and commitments at school and in our community.

Expressive Arts:

Create art work using my knowledge of line, tone and pattern.

Express and communicate my ideas, thoughts and feelings through drama.

Listen to a range of music by Mozart and offer a personal response.

To find out what Primary 4 learners are learning in P4/5H in Term 1 click here.


Term 2

Literacy and Language:

Become more familiar with features of poetry and apply my understanding of these features in my own poem.

Continue to use a variety of opneres, connectives and interesting vocabulary in my writing.

Create amd answer different types of questions linked to fiction and non-fiction texts.

Know when the listen and when to talk, when to ask questions and how to respond with respect, when working with my learning partner or in a group.

Numeracy and Mathematics:

Continue to add and subtract, using a variety of strategies and be able to select and justify the most efficient one.

Become more confident when multiplying and dividing; recognise the link between the two and use my knowledge of tables to work out the division calculations.

Estimate, measure and weigh different quantities, using appropriate instruments.

Health and Wellbeing:

Understand the importance of electrical safety in and around the home.  Identify ways to conserve electricity and the affect it has on our environment.


Investigate how water changes from one form to another and use this information to help me explain the water cycle.  I can record and measure rainfall and other aspects of weather to help me understand how weather affects the way we live.  SCN 1-05a

Social Studies:

Explore places, investigate artefacts and their place in time.  I have developed an awareness of the ways we remember Scotland’s history and understand that evidence may vary.


Explain how to stay safe when using computers and why it is important not to share personal information.

Use practical activities and design challenges to estimate and measure using a range of instruments.

Religious and Moral Education:

Expressive Arts:

To find out what Primary 4 learners are learning in P4/5H in Term 2 click here.


Term 3

Literacy and Language:

Numeracy and Mathematics:

Health and Wellbeing:


Social Studies:


Religious and Moral Education:

Expressive Arts:

To find out what Primary 4 learners are learning in P4/5H in Term 3 click here.


What P4 pupils are Learning in P4/5

Term 1


Literacy and Language: Work in my cooperative learning team by listening to others, taking on roles, participating in group discussions by communicating effectively whilst giving reasons for choice; Listen carefully to instructions with an increasing confidence be able to explain what is required to others. (LIT 1-02a)  Ask and respond to more complex questions linked to our class novel and homework reading and create questions of my own (ENG 1-17a).  Use VCOP strategies to create a piece of writing which is interesting for the reader by including up levelled words and phrases (LIT 1-26a).

Numeracy and Mathematics: Identify, name and describe the features of 2D shapes and 3D objects using appropriate vocabulary (MTH 1-16a); Describe, follow and record routes and journeys using signs, words and angles associated with direction and turning (MTH 1-17a); compare two numbers and using my knowledge of the link between a digit, its place and value be able to explain which is larger and why (MNU 1-02a).

Health and Wellbeing: Understand how my Rights and Commitments help me to be happy, confident and work effectively at school (HWB 1-09a); value the opportunities I am given to make new friends and be part of a group in a range of situations including cooperative group work and also help and support others to learn and feel confident (HWB 1-08a, 1-14a).

Science: Create an electrical circuit and explain why it works and use this knowledge to make a game or model which can show how electricity can be controlled to make the circuit live (SCN 1-09a).

Social Studies: Caring for the Environment – investigate the threat caused to Earth by global warming and understand that the way humans live can have a harmful effect on the environment (SOC 1-12b); I can make suggestions about how my school or community can live in a more sustainable way (SOC 1-08a).

Technologies: Use search facilities of electronic sources to access and retrieve information and be aware of the importance to critically question the validity of the information (TCH 1-03b); Research, design and construct models to help demonstrate my understanding of a subject being studied (TCH 1-14a).

Religious and Moral Education: Read and discuss the importance of a key biblican story and apply our knowledge of the storyline in a real-life context (RME 1-01a); Contribute to our class charter and understand our rights and commitments at school and in our community recognising the importance of values such as caring, sharing, fairness and equality (RME 1-09b).

Expressive Arts: Have the opportunity to use a variety of media to explore different effects achievable in 2D images including portraits (EXA 1-02a); Present and perform to different audiences and be part of an audience for other people’s work (EXA 1-01a, EXA 1-08a).

Term 2


Literacy and Language: Communicate in a clear, expressive way to share information and explain ideas you have discovered from research you have undertaken (LIT 1-09a, LIT 1-10a); Become more confident in finding information in a text to distinguish fact from opinion and recognise when sources are trying to persuade me (LIT 1-08a, LIT 1-18a); Understand the impact the layout and presentation will have in creating text linked to adverts and poems.  Select ideas and organise them with suitable vocabulary, lettering, graphics and other features to engage the reader (LIT 1-24a, 1-26a).

Numeracy and Mathematics: Use knowledge of time to work out simple durations (MTH 1-10a); Select and use the most appropriate strategy for solving real-life subtraction problems and explain working (MNU 1-03a); Compare and order fractions and identify which are equivalent to each other (MTH 1-07c).

Health and Wellbeing: Understand how to make healthy food choices and discuss how advertising can affect what you eat (HWB 1-37a).

Science: By investigating some body systems, including the digestive, blood and circulatory systems, organs and skeleton I can make informed decisions to help me to maintain my health and wellbeing (SCN 1-12a).

Social Studies:

Technologies: Explain how to stay safe when using computers and why it is important not to share personal information (TCH 1-08a); Use problem solving strategies to meet design challenges with a food focus (TCH 1-11a).

Religious and Moral Education:

Expressive Arts: Produce a range of work inspired by Pablo Picasso (EXA 1-05a, 1-07a); Use various sources as an inspiration for role play scenarios in drama to show understanding of the actions and feelings of characters and events (EXA 1-12a).


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Our staff are always looking out for the children both in the school and in the playground. The teachers are another big part of our school. Personally I think all the teachers have the same qualities but all teach differently, which I think is good.


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