Primary 4

Welcome to the Primary 4 Home Learning webpage.

It’s nearly time for Primary 5! Here is a message from your Primary 5 teacher, Mrs Smith.

Dear Primary Four, 

I hope you are all OK and have been keeping busy during your time at home. 

I am having a bit of a change this year and will be your Primary five Teacher in August when we return to school.  I can’t wait to see you all again and start our learning journey together. 

All of the teachers at Wallace Hall have been busy at home and have also been back at school recently getting the Primary ready for school after the holidays.  We are thinking very carefully about the best ways to keep you safe and happy at school and how we can have fun learning in your new class. 

I have made up a little online quiz called “All about you” which you can complete and return to the school to help us all get to know each other. I am also looking forward to hearing from you in the Teams Chat during the last week of term if you can join us.

This has been an unusual time in your school life so it’s really important you rest and relax over the summer break and return refreshed and ready to work hard in Primary Five in August.

Have a lovely summer, looking forward to seeing you all in person soon, 

Mrs Smith

Primary 5 Teacher

All about you

29th June 2020

Hello Everyone,

I am feeling rather emotional writing this as I can’t quite believe this is the last week of term. Over the last few days I have been thinking about your time in Primary 4, some of the memorable moments that come to mind are your fantastic efforts at the Christmas carol concert, the fun you had at your Christmas party, your determination when swimming at DG1 and your enthusiasm in learning to play the Tin Whistle. However, disappointingly, the end of the year has not been the way we had all hoped it would be. On that note, I would like to thank you all for working so hard during home learning and for sharing so many of your experiences with Mrs Nelson and I, we have enjoyed being part of your home learning journey.

It has been a really busy week, but I have managed to spend some time in our garden. Our sunflowers are continuing to grow well (see photo below) but not as well as some of yours, thank you to those of you who have given me some tips to help them grow. 

Sunflower

Why not have a look at the world record for the tallest sunflower on the following link:

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/tallest-sunflower

We have also been busy making some changes to our Fairy garden.  Imogen made a plan on paper and then we went from there. We still have some things to add to it, but we are pleased with our progress so far, what do you think of it?

Fairy Garden

I hope you have a great last week of term and manage to find some time to ‘have a go’ at some of the learning activities I have planned for you. As usual, please remember to share your learning and achievements with me on Class Dojo.

Have a great summer holiday when it comes, remember to look after yourselves and enjoy making memories with those around you. I wish you all the best in Primary 5 and I am looking forward to hearing how you get on. Oh, and remember when you see me in school or out and about, please give me a wave or say hi!

Take care

Mrs Renwick

22 June 2020

Hello Everyone,

How are you all today? I can’t believe this is your second last week in Primary 4, it seems no time at all since your first day last August. 

Well, are you all ready for our virtual school trip? Did you manage to guess where we are going? You got it we are off to explore the International Space Station (ISS)!!! We are so lucky to have the opportunity to explore such an amazing place. Make sure you are sitting comfortably and have a pencil and paper ready before you click on the following link. It might be an idea to organise a snack too as there is lots to explore! I think I am all prepared and ready to go. Remember this is a trip where all parents and carers can join in too so remember to explore together. Have fun!

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/suni_iss_tour.html

Google Earth also has some more information about the International Space Station if you would like to find out more.

I have planned some more learning activities for you to have a go at, some of them are space themed this week. As always, do what you can, try your best and remember to share your learning with me on Class Dojo.

Thank you to those of you who have sent me some words for my secret project. If you are still to send me your words can you please do so as soon as possible, you can do this through Class Dojo or the school email address. You will find out what I am up to soon!

I hope you all have a good week, remember to look after yourselves by making sure you stay active, drink lots of water and get plenty of rest. I look forward to chatting with you on our Microsoft Teams meetings during the week.

Take care

Mrs Renwick

P.S My sunflowers have definitely grown over the last week, have yours? I will send you a photograph next week.

Virtual School Trip

15th June 2020

Hello Boys and Girls,

I hope you have all had a good weekend and had time to do some of the things you enjoy.  We have had a busy time doing some jobs in the garden. Imogen and Ariana decided they wanted to turn their outside playhouse into a shop so we have been busy re-painting the outside and setting up a shop for them in the inside. This is a good opportunity for them to take their learning outdoors – have you taken any of your learning outdoors?

The Shop

We have also been looking after our sunflowers as we planted them out into our garden, we didn’t quite realise how many we had until we started planting. We have been measuring one particular one each week and we were surprised to find it has grown 3cm in one week! I think the rain we had last week may have helped a little.  Do you have any sunflowers in your garden?  Maybe you could choose one to measure each week and we could compare them at the end of term?

Sunflower

I have planned some more learning activities for you to do. This week there is a very important task on the literacy grid which is called

Mrs Renwick’s Little Project

Please do try your hardest to find a little time do this activity and send me your responses.  I really need your help so that my little project can be a success. All will be revealed at the end of term!

I am continuing to miss you all very much so please keep your photographs and videos coming, I like to see what you are up to. It’s also nice for you to look back and reflect on your home learning journey and see how far you have come.

Now before I go I have some exciting news to share with you…next week we are going on a virtual school trip! All parents and carers are invited to join in and everyone can explore from the comfort of their very own homes! I am not going to tell you where we are going, you will have to wait until next week to find out but here are some clues to get you thinking:

  • This place is out of this world!
  • It is tricky to stand on the ground!
  • Foods float off of plates here!

Have you guessed where we are going? Make sure you are prepared with a notepad and pencil to record this amazing experience!

I hope you all have a good week, remember to look after yourselves by making sure you stay active, drink lots of water and get plenty of rest.

Take care

Mrs Renwick

8th June 2020

Hello Boys and Girls,

How can it be Monday again, the weeks seem to be getting quicker. How did you enjoy Health and Sports week?  Thank you for sharing your videos/photos/work with me, I really enjoyed seeing and hearing what you were up to. You did yourselves proud!  There were so many activities on the grids we couldn’t decide what to do first.  We chose some activities and then planned them out over the week.  Imogen enjoyed making a bed for her teddy using a cardboard box and Ariana had fun making shapes out of the clouds. We lay on the trampoline to do this we made unicorns and snail shapes, it was fascinating. We also enjoyed the ‘cross the garden’ challenge this was much trickier than we thought. It took us a few attempts but we got there, the main thing was we had great fun. What were your favourite activities? 

With the weather being so nice we have had lots of fun in our garden, our paddling pool was up for almost a week.  Imogen and Ariana had great fun making shapes with their wet hand and footprints and playing with their water toys. When spending time outdoors we must remember to keep ourselves save from the sun, here is a short video clip to remind you about sun safety

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/sun-safety-for-kids

Fun in the sun

We also enjoyed spending some time in the garden with some of our family who we hadn’t seen in a while but don’t worry we remembered to stay two metres apart. Did you get a chance to meet up with anyone you hadn’t seen in a while?

Morag, the instructor for Roots of Empathy has sent me an activity which is all about safety in and around your home, I have attached this for you to have a go at. I have also asked if we would be able to get an update of what baby Harley is up to now as I am sure we will see a big change in her.

This week we are back to the usual learning grids, do what you can and give it your best shot! And remember to share your achievements and learning with me – I like to see what you are up to!

Anyway, have a good week, take care and look after yourselves and others.

From

Mrs Renwick

01 June 2020

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and are ready for our Sports and Health week. As you know we would usually be having our school sports day around this time but unfortunately this is not possible this year and so we have decided to host this virtually instead. Home Learning is going to be a little bit different this week as we are focussing on Health and Sports. Instead of sending you our usual Learning Grids, our grids are sports and health themed. You can choose which activities you would like to do and complete them with members of your family.

Although the weather wasn’t great last weekend we didn’t let this stop us from going out on a walk.  We put on our waterproofs and went on a wet adventure through the woods. Imogen and Ariana had great fun squelching in mud and jumping in muddy puddles. Remember we should all try to be as active as possible and not be put off by the weather conditions as they say ‘there is no such thing as bad weather it is inappropriate clothing!’

Walking in the rain

Last week we also made our own pizzas and pretended we were in a restaurant. Firstly, we made a list of some of our favourite pizza toppings -what are your favourite pizza toppings? We then gave a pizza order to another family member who made the pizza, we had great fun and they tasted delicious. Maybe this is something you could try with your family as a healthy meal option? Don’t forget to share your pizza photos with me on Class Dojo! We used the following recipe for our pizzas and then added our own toppings!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/quick_cheats_pizza_88026

Our home-made pizzas

I hope you all have a great week and enjoy taking part in some of the Sports and Health activities from our whole school grids. Remember to share your learning and achievements with me on Class Dojo!

Have fun and take care

From Mrs Renwick

25th May 2020

Hello Primary 4,

Well I can’t quite believe we are at the start of another week, if I am counting correctly I think we are on to week 10 at home.  Last week was a bit different with the weather not being so nice but we still managed to spend some time outside, did you? We had fun making our own bubble snakes using a sock. Here is the link if you wish to have a go, you will need an adult to help you.

Bubble Snakes 

We made our bubbles using:

  • 250ml cold water
  • 4 tablespoons washing up liquid
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Maybe you could send me your videos/photographs on Class Dojo?

Last week Imogen spotted two grey squirrels in the trees in the woods behind our house, we didn’t manage to photograph them as they were moving around so quickly but we were fascinated with them moving from branch to branch. Have you spotted any wildlife when you have been outdoors, maybe you could share these with me on Class Dojo?

I have also been busy planning some more activities for you to have a go at on our Learning Grids.  It was lovely to see some of you tried the planned activities last week and shared them with me on Class Dojo through videos/photographs/work. I look forward to hearing from more of you again this week.

Have a good week and remember to continue the kindness theme from mental health week and take a moment to consider the following…

“In a world where you can be anything, BE KIND

Take Care

Mrs Renwick

18th May 2020

Hello Primary 4,

I hope you all had a good weekend and enjoyed some time being active. It has been lovely hearing from some of you on Class Dojo, I have enjoyed seeing your photographs, watching your videos and seeing your written work too which definitely helps as I am missing you all. I can see that lots of you are achieving success in all different ways which is great!

We have been busy painting in our garden, we started off with Imogen and Ariana’s sandpit which is now a bright pink colour, next we are going to paint their playhouse. We have also been planning some changes for our Fairy Garden as we don’t think it is inviting enough for the fairies, I’ll keep you posted on that one! 

This week we have noticed big changes on the trees which are in the wood behind our house, it is lovely to see some greenery on them. Here is a video clip of an oak tree life cycle:

https://www.tigtagworld.co.uk/film/life-cycle-of-an-oak-tree-PRM00013/

When we have been on our walk in the woods we have noticed lots and lots of bluebells, the girls have loved singing the song ‘In and out the dusty bluebells.’ Our next plan is to have a go at drawing some of them. Have you drawn any seasonal flowers? Remember not to pick them though.

I hope you have enjoyed working on the tasks from our Learning Grids, I have planned some more for this week. These grids are planned using what we were doing in class and next steps in your learning. Remember to do what you can, try your best and don’t forget to share you work and achievements with me on Class Dojo!  

Also, have a look at the slideshow that all staff at Wallace Hall Primary and ELC have made to share with everyone, can you spot me in it?

Remember to stay safe, keep active and help those around you.

Take care

Mrs Renwick

11th May 2020

Hello Primary 4,

Did you have a good weekend?  Over the past few days we have been busy baking in our house.  We started off making cupcakes using a family recipe. Imogen and Ariana enjoyed following the recipe but enjoyed tasting the cupcakes even more!  We also made donuts as a treat, needless to say they didn’t last very long.

We have also been busy planting in our garden.  We finished planting our potatoes, pumpkins and sunflowers, now we need to remember to water them to help them grow. Have you planted anything in your garden? You could take a photograph or a video and share it with me on Class Dojo.

Here is a video about what seeds need to grow…

https://www.tigtagworld.co.uk/film/germination-PRM00100/

As you know Mrs Nelson has started her maternity leave now. Thank you to those of you who sent me your predictions and names for baby Nelson, I have put all of these together and made a memory book for Mrs Nelson which she will hopefully receive any day now. I am sure she will enjoy reading all of your contributions.  I thought I would share some of your predictions from the book…

We have planned some more learning activities to keep you busy and remember you can use the PARTY high 5 to help you focus. Have a good week and remember to use Class Dojo to keep me up to date with what you are doing as I am missing you all very much.

Remember to stay safe, keep active and help those around you.

Take care

Mrs Renwick

4th May 2020

Hello Primary Four!

How are you all? We hope you had fun completing some of the tasks we set last week. It’s really great to see your pictures on your Dojo Profiles. Mrs Renwick and I have been very impressed so far. Keep them coming in please!

I’m sure you have all been doing lots of other fun things at home too…especially in the lovely sunshine we were lucky enough to have last weekend. Mrs Renwick and I have both planted some sunflower seeds with our families. Look how busy our children are in these pictures.

We have been watching the live web cams at Edinburgh Zoo. Have any of you been watching them? It has generated lots of discussion about different animals and their natural habitat, what they eat etc. We thought you might enjoy them too. Find the link below.

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/tiger-cam/#tigercam

Have a fun week!

Mrs Nelson and Mrs Renwick

Roots of Empathy – Update on Harley!

Harley is continuing to grow every day.  She can stand up by herself when she is supported with her walker.  She is developing a very curious personality!  Harley is making lots and lots of sounds.  Harley is enjoying walks with Mum and loves the fresh air.   No teeth yet for Harley but loads and loads of dribbles!

27th April 2020

Hi Primary 4 and welcome to another week of home learning.

We hope you have had a good week and made the most of the lovely sunshine.  Imogen, Ariana and I have enjoyed designing and building a bug hotel in our garden. Fingers crossed some bugs will find their way into it soon. Maybe you could have a go at making your own bug hotel? Mrs Nelson and Angus drew out a hopscotch grid on the ground, Angus had great fun jumping up and down the numbers.

We thoroughly enjoyed hearing from some of you last week and we hope more of you get in touch this week. We are missing all of you stories!

We have planned some more learning activities for you to have a go at this week but please remember only do what you can! We are hoping the pleasant weather will continue so that you can take your learning outdoors.

When we were in class lots of you talked about how much you enjoy baking so here is your chance to bake a virtual cake using coding… don’t type your name just click next and then you can start – have fun!

(Please remember that if you are baking at home always ask an adult to help you.)

https://www.bt.com/codeacake

Please make sure that you continue to be active by enjoying daily exercise and remember to be helpful and caring to those around you.  Can you come up with a new chore that you could do to be helpful around your house?

We look forward to hearing from you on Class Dojo and remember no matter how small the task is please share it with us! 

Take care

Mrs Renwick and Mrs Nelson

20th April 2020

Hello Primary Four!

We hope you had lots of fun over the Easter holidays and managed to enjoy some of the activities we suggested. Did you get lots of tasty chocolate eggs too? Mrs Renwick and I certainly did! Yum!

We have been enjoying the lovely weather in our gardens too and had lots of fun doing Easter activities with our families at home.


Mrs Renwick’s girls took part in an Easter Egg hunt. It looks like lots of fun! Good teamwork!

Mrs Nelson’s family took part in an egg decorating competition! Can you guess which one Angus made?

We have been busy planning lots more fun learning activities for you to choose from for this week.


Mrs Nelson and Mrs Renwick

6th April 2020

Hi Primary 4!

We hope you are well and are making the most of the time with your families. Mrs Nelson and I are missing you all! We hope you enjoyed the learning tasks we set you last week and that they have kept you busy? What did you think of the Belted Galloway cows video clip? Have any of you seen Belted Galloway cows before?

We have had a busy week too planning some Easter activities for you. We have also enjoyed spending some time in the sunshine with our families. Mrs Nelson and Angus have been watching the daffodils grow and open up more and more. While Imogen, Ariana and I have been enjoying spending time with our bunny Bella in our garden.

We hope you and your families have fun taking part in the Easter activities we have planned. Have a good Easter and we look forward to hearing all of your stories soon.

Remember to help those around you, keep active and don’t eat too much chocolate!!

Happy Easter when it comes!!

Mrs Renwick and Mrs Nelson

Roots Of Empathy Update

Roots of Empathy is an experiential program, delivered in the classroom, around a green blanket. Your child’s instructor’s job is to provide students with an opportunity to observe a tiny baby, comment on the baby’s feelings and take the perspective of their baby. We then share our own thoughts and feelings and listen to the thoughts and feelings of others.

Baby Harley is now 6 months and has been very busy at home with her Mum. She is enjoying exercising with her Gran Heather and driving the car with her Dad. Harley is trying to crawl and is enjoying new foods! Coral, her Mum, says she loves avocado. She is very active and enjoying riding on her favourite toy! So far Harley has no teeth yet …..watch this space!

As Harley cannot come to visit you in the classroom, we thought you would like to see how she is growing and developing. We will continue to share updates as the weeks go on so you can enjoy her progress too.

Baby Harley is a very active baby and loves music!
Baby Harley likes to try different foods!

30th March 2020

Hello Primary Four!

We hope you had fun completing some of the tasks we set last week. Haven’t we been lucky with the weather! We’re sure a lot of outdoor learning has happened too which is fantastic! It’s important to stay active and healthy.

Although we aren’t at school either, we have been busy planning your next set of activities and we are sure you will have lots of fun completing some of them. We have had to video call each other a lot to make sure we are planning lots of fun, exciting activities for you.

Continuing our focus on farming, below is a link to a video about Belted Galloways. Enjoy watching and maybe you could share what you learn from the video with your family. Perhaps it might inspire you to create some amazing artwork using collage or paint…?! Enjoy!

Kilnford Belties


Mrs Nelson and Mrs Renwick

23rd March 2020

Hi Primary 4 and welcome to our page.

We have planned a range of different activities that we know you will enjoy.  We would like you to complete as many activities as you can but if you can’t manage to do them it’s completely fine. 

Remember to stay active, continue to drink lots of water and be helpful to those around you.

Have a good week.

Mrs Renwick and Mrs Nelson

Find out how milk gets from the farm to the shop!

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