P4 is an exciting year as we enjoy having fun and learning together.
Our topics this year include: Dinosaurs, Schools, Hot/Cold Lands, Woodland and In the Garden. We love to finish off our topics in style by having theme days when we dress up, play games and demonstrate our learning to others in the school. We also go on a school trip during our Woodland topic and this year we have an extra trip to visit Dippy the Dinosaur at the Ulster Museum in October. Very exciting!
In P4 we use the Lingusitic Phonics/Jolly Phonics spelling programmes and a range of schemes and 'real' books to help develop the essential skill of reading. We have a large variety of topic related fiction and non-fiction books in our class library and we also enjoy choosing books from the main school library each week.
P4 brings more challenges in terms of numberwork and maths concepts which are taught through fun, practical activities, investigations, games and computer programmes.
ICT forms an important part of our P4 curriculum. We use iPads as well as desktop computers and the interactive whiteboard to complete a topic related task each half term. This ensures that we are covering a wide range of core skills which are built upon year after year.
We always try to do our best in Primary Four so that we can be proud of ourselves and our classmates. Hard work and effort is rewarded with lots of praise, points, stickers, prizes, Golden Time, table-of-the-week trophy and a Friday sweet!
I really hope you enjoy your busy year in Primary Four!
Mrs R Millar
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!
Dr. Beer, Rory's mum, came to talk to the P4s about her job as a Marine Biologist. She told us lots of fascinating facts about things that live under the sea.
We were all encouraged to get to the coast and investigate these treasures for ourselves by exploring in rock pools and along our many amazing beaches.
It is so important for us to look after our environment as many unwanted materials are ending up in our oceans and causing damage to the creatures that live there. Let's all play our part in keeping our world beautiful!
Thank you, Dr Beer!