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P4S’s Learning Leaflet


Primary 4S Learning Leaflet

Information for Parents

Term 4


This term, Primary 4S will be working on telling the time on analogue and digital clocks (minutes past and minutes to) and will begin to make links between 12 and 24 hour clocks. We will also be calculating durations and measuring the time taken to complete a range of activities. The children will develop their abilities to estimate and measure weight and volume/capacity using appropriate instruments and units. The pupils will also be applying their division skills learnt in term 3 through fractions. We will exploring how to gain a fraction of a whole, a fraction of a quantity and a fraction of a position along a number line. We will be focusing on halves, quarters, fifths and tens especially.


This term, through comprehension we are looking closely at sentence structure, inference and up-leveling VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation. We will also be expanding our dictionary and thesaurus work. We are continuing to practise our joined writing in words and sentences, ensuring correct formation and height of letters.

As a class, we are taking part in the national young writing competition, looking to develop use of paragraphs and detailed description. We will also be using our imagination through a functional piece of writing, constructing letters to and from Vikings. As our topic this term is Vikings, both functional and imaginative pieces will take this focus.

Health and Wellbeing

The pupils will be exploring food chains, and exploring exactly where their own and Viking food would have come from. P4S will exploring seasonality and the importance of agriculture. Additionally, we will be looking into our metal wellbeing, expanding our resilience through learning different techniques for handling our emotions and putting ourselves into scenarios.

In PE, are lucky to be having some hockey lessons with students from the Robert Gordon University this term.  We will also be practising athletic skills in preparation for Sport’s Day. This term pupils will also have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons at Northfield Swimming pool, developing safety in the water alongside other swimming skills.


As mentioned, our topic this term will be the Vikings. Through discussion with the pupils, we have developed a plan together of key information that the class would like to explore. We will be looking into the lives of Vikings and comparing them to our own, taking on our own imaginary occupations and looking at Viking home construction. Through different texts, we will be learning about the different values and religious beliefs of the Vikings, exploring their many Gods and comparing similarities to our own. Additional through RME, we are continuing to explore the key features of the values of Christianity which are expressed in stories from the New Testament.

Through technology, the children will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in creating, capturing and manipulating sounds, text and images to communicate ideas and information creatively. Additionally through expressive arts, we are going to explore rhythm and create our own Viking chants, songs and images.

Other News 


The children are continuing to earn house points as well as marbles. Our Viking clans this term are; The Viking Gods, Thor in War, The Crazy Viking Teens, The Tribe of Horns and The Loki Tribe.

Primary 4S Learning Leaflet

Glashieburn School

Primary 4S Learning Leaflet


Information for Parents

Term 3



During Term 3, Primary 4S will be investigating how different combinations of coins and notes can be used to pay for goods or be given in change. The pupils will also be furthering their skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Pupils will be extending these skills through duplication and halving, pattern making and when completing sums and problems with 3 or more digit numbers. Pupils will also be applying these four processes when working with money. Nearing the end of term, pupils will develop their understanding and practice of recognizing and making fractions.



P4S will finish the revision of the third join and begin to revise the fourth join, ensuring correct formation and height of letters. We are pushing to expand the joins and skills we learn in handwriting into all areas of writing. During writing, and tied into our topic, pupils will be constructing dinosaur fact files based around a specific period: Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. Alongside, these non-fiction works, pupils will be creating their own imaginative stories around archeological digs and early man livelihoods. Additionally, during the cultural China weeks’ pupils will be practicing their skills of writing speech and directing movements for group play scripts. During reading, all reading groups will be expanding their expression and fluency as well as comprehension skills of identifying events, character details and inferring details within their reading books.


Health and Wellbeing

Through physical education, pupils will continue to develop their skills in hockey, including passing, receiving and stopping the ball. They will use these skills to participate in a small sided team game. Pupils will also be building their leadership and responsibility skills by participating in and managing team-building exercises. Team work within large and small groups will be built on, looking at the best ways to work in a team, support one another and reflect on activities.

P4S will also be considering where the food we eat comes from and how it gets to our plates as well as the different nutritional needs of different people and ages.




Prrimary 4’s topic this term is covering Dinosaurs and Early Man. Through creating our own dinosaur fact files we have been learning how to research facts, which facts are relevant and which texts contain facts and not fiction. We will be creating our own dinosaur food chains and investigating different types of fossils and how they are formed. Pupils will be finding out about the job of a palaeontologist and the importance of fossils and what they can tell us. During technology pupils will develop confidence and skills when using apps and software to present and share learning. They will learn about safe and responsible use of technologies, including the internet.

Pupils will learn about the symptoms of some common infections caused by germs. They will develop an understanding of how germs spread and discuss how some methods of preventing and treating disease have changed over the years. We will also looking into the details of how early man ate, expressed themselves, wrote and lived.


Other News 

This term, the whole school is taking part in two cultural China weeks. During these weeks P4 will be visited by a Soo Yang Do instructor, paper cutting instructor and be introduced to classical Chinese music. This term the pupils have been given new table places and created new table names. The names this term are: the dangerous T-rex, the Raptor Claws, Jurassic Park, the Spinosaurous and the Young Paleontologists.

Primary 4S’s Learning Leaflet


Glashieburn School

Primary 4S Reflection Leaflet

Information for Parents

Term 2



This term Primary 4S have been building on our number processing skills. We have been playing number games, working independently as well as helping each other to learn other ways to work out complicated sums.

Glenn: ‘I liked the maths games, especially the number card games’.

Maslin: ‘I liked the worksheets, with all the different sums’.

Hayden: ‘I liked playing on education city’.

We have also been learning about how to read and write simple grid references and exploring position and movement, including compass points and angles.

Dania: ‘I enjoyed the Christmas coordinate sheet, Santa’s Delivery’.



Through the weather topic we created, edited and used specific forecaster language to present our own forecasts to the class. This has helped us build our skills of planning and editing as well as improved our confidence during presentations.

Jamie C: ‘I really enjoyed making and planning our winter weather forecast. I liked when we got to use our imagination so it didn’t have to be real one’.

We have also used our positive and persuasive language to apply to become elves, of which the whole class were successful and now have their own elf names.

Alice: ‘I liked getting our elf names, my name was Perky Superplum’.

Chloe L: ‘My elf name was Bubbles Monkey-buns’.

Additionally, we have been practicing our skill of identifying and correctly using adverbs and comparative and superlative adjectives in sentences.

Miller; ‘An adverb is like when you are describing a verb, like fastly’.

This term in reading we have been furthering our ability to give predictions of what may happen next in our reading books, as well as picking our uncommon words and exploring their meanings.

Alana: ‘ I predicted that Croup would fall in to the water, in the Little Lighthouse Keeper’.

We have also been expanding our language by offering alternative words as replacements for words in our reading books. During reading we will also be developing our dictionary skills as well as our skills of using speech marks and offering alternative language.

Lyall ‘ I’ve replace the word children with kids’.

Matthew: ‘I replaced white with blank’.

During handwriting we have been revising the second join and third joins, ensuring correct formation and height of letters.

Alex: ‘In handwriting, when I’m doing it I’m always practicing the right height, and when I get it wrong I rub it out’.


Health and Wellbeing

The pupils have been looking into how our emotions are effected by the things that we do and things that happen to us. To promote more positive recognition in the class P4S have started an ‘Acts of Kindness’ Jar to show that kindness does not go unnoticed.

Aarav: ‘ I said in my note that when I was going into the gym hall, Alex held the door for me. I think the jar was a good idea’.

During P.E we have begun to develop our skills in passing, receiving and stopping the ball through hockey practice. Pupils have explored pattern, sequence making and coordination through dance and movement. Pupils have both peer and self-assessed the routines developed in class and practiced teamwork with their partners.

Jessie: ‘ I liked Hockey because it was fun, and I liked it when we were going round the hall and we had to follow each other’.

Bethany: ‘ I really liked expressing myself and doing different movements. I like being really big’.



Primary 4S’s topics this term have been Weather and Winter Workshop. Pupils have explored the instruments that are used to measure weather and looked into how the weather and climate of different parts of the world impact people.

Nathan, Chichi and Bailey: ‘The parts of the weather station are: anemometer, thermometer, weather vane and rain gauge.’

Pupils also explored extreme weather. They researched and found out how to prepare for extreme weather events and stay safe.

Hayley – ‘When we were making our leaflets, Emily B and I did thunder and lightning. We made sure that we both wrote down facts and draw pictures on every part’.


The whole class has been spending 5 minutes a day looking into the different traditions countries have when celebrating Christmas. Pupils have also looked into the other festivals that are celebrated this time of year such as; New Years Day, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice and Sikh Celebration of the birthday of the 10th Guru.

Maslin: ‘My first fact was that a boy or girl 8-10 years old they did the speaking for the church at midnight’.


During RME, P4S have explored the beginning of Sikhism and the 5Ks.

Georgia: ‘ They use knives to defend people and themselves, as part of the 5 Ks of Sikhism’


Finally, through expressive arts and technology, pupils have created their own tree decorations, planned and labeled their own kites and learnt weather themed music with Mrs. Hamilton. P4S have also, gathered information on different places to travel and made their own leaflets.

Emily B: ‘I was finding out about India with Aarav. I learnt that there is a temple and I thought that was only in China’.

Glen S: ‘I liked it when we were singing 7 feet of snow song in Music’.

Other News 

Mandarin lessons, with specialist Miss Shu, have explored different ways to introduce themselves, practiced their numbers and begin to start conversations, such as ‘how are you?’.

Jamie M: ‘I liked learning the Chinese songs with Miss Shu’.

All tables have been trying their best to gain marbles this term, showing off good individual skills and group work. Table winners have changed from week to week with the; Sunny Tornados winning once, Stormies twice, Rainbows twice, Hurricane Horrors twice and Snowdrops thrice. Well done P4S.