🌟Welcome to Primary Four📚
The more that you READ,
the more things you will KNOW.
The more that you LEARN,
the more places you'll GO. 🎈
I would love to see your wonderful homework or if there is anything you don't understand send me an email 🙂
Week beginning 13th September
Lots of hard work on our 'ow' sound for this week
We love Bingo 😍 Our Mental Maths focus this week is adding and subtracting 0-9 from a number. We also started 'Money' and worked very hard at counting coins 🪙 👏
On Monday we visit the school library to choose a book to take home for the week. 📖
Week beginning 6th September
Congratulations to our Star Pupil, Darragh McAree-Shields 🌟
Today we completed work on calendars. We learnt a little rhyme to help us remember how many days each month has. 😀
Having fun at PE ⚽️
Today we looked at the work of the RSPCA and drew up a Minibeast Code that we encourage everyone to follow 🕷🐛🐌
Today we worked very hard at improving our throwing and catching skills ⚽️
Having lots of fun playing the Number Bond game 🎉
Our sound of the week 'oa' ⭐
Week beginning 1st September
Fr McCloskey visited us today in preparation for our start of school mass. There was beautiful singing coming from P.4 today 🎵
What's the time Mr Wolf?? 🕐
Keeping fit during today's PE session!
We wrote some fabulous sentences about our Summer holidays today! 🌞
Practical fun with Hundreds Tens and Units 😊
Today we talked about our school rules and we created a Class Charter for Primary Four ⭐
Welcome to Primary Four
Keep up to date with all that goes on in Primary Four. We were so happy to be back at school today. 😊
To my shining stars 🌟
I can't believe our time in Primary Four has come to an end. Another hard year with home schooling but you all handled it like little champs. We had many laughs and made great memories.
Have a FANTASTIC summer holiday.
Today we placed our painted pebbles around the trees at the front of the school. 🌞😊
Week beginning 21st June
When your teacher's friend makes delicious cupcakes we just had to try them. 😋
End of year party with lots of treats and dancing 🎉
What a fun morning we had baking yummy chocolate chip cookies 🍪
Busy completing pictograms ⭐
Fun times playing Countdown 🕙 we have some boys and girls who have the potential to make it on to the show when they're older!!!
Our last Come Follow Me session. Today the Come Follow Me catechists visited us in school and Fr McCloskey conducted a beautiful session where we were gifted with rosary beads. Thank you for all your work this year 🙏
Measuring fun 📏
What a fantastic day for a walk to the beach to collect pebbles to paint. Aoife McIlhone's granda bought us all an ice lolly 🌞
Today we wrote a Summer Acrostic poem. I think we have done a brilliant job 👏
Week beginning 14th June
Congratulations Finn Carling. This week's Star of the Week ⭐
Tomato Time in P.4🍅
Week beginning 7th June
Congratulations to our Pupil of the Week Kaiden Shields. Kaiden completed FANTASTIC work on measure this week 👏
We are definitely hooked on Healthy Eating in Primary Four 🌽🥝🍉🍇🥑
Look at our fantastic work on measuring 👀😊
Perfecting our Coding skills 👩💻👨💻
The final practice before the big day on Friday 🏅
Fraction frenzy 🥳
It was all about sweetcorn today 🌽
Look at our fabulous work on Phonics 👀
Week beginning 24th May
School will be closed Monday 31st May-Friday 4th June. All pupils will return on Monday 7th June. Have a great break and stay safe 🌞
Congratulations to Theo Curran our Pupil of the Week. Theo wrote a FABULOUS story this week ⭐
First we had to sort if it was food or drink and part of our 5 a day or not. To do this we used a Carroll Diagram. We then created a tally chart to collect results from a class survey and displayed our results in a bar chart... I think P.4 need to eat more 5 a day 🍏🥕
The boys looking after the Eco Garden 👨🌾
Well done Ethan. This week's Player of the Week 🥳
Getting ready for Sports Day 🌞
Didn't we do a great job!!
Having lots of fun sewing felt fish 🐟
You're going down PEAS 🍴
Learning about our 5 oceans of the world 🌎
👀 at our fabulous sentences ✍
Having fun with Spike Milligan's poem 'On the Ning Nang Nong'
What's the time Mr Wolf 🐺🕙
Starting off the week by looking after our plants in the Eco Garden 👩🌾👨🌾
Week beginning 17th May
Congratulations to our Star of the Week Finn George. P.4 has a fantatsic poet 📖
"Everybody likes a compliment"
This week we spent some time chatting about compliments. We are very good at giving compliments in P.4 and we were reminded that it is good to compliment ourselves too 🥰
Today we had great fun on Scratch Jr Coding something of our own choice 👩💻👨💻
Oh the fun we had solving riddles and attempting some tongue twisters 👅
Paired work on homonyms ✍
We are all very healthy in Primary Four. Today we tried carrots, cucumber, coleslaw wraps and tomatoes 🍅 🥕
This week we wrote our own Nonsense Poem. We had great fun with rhyming words today before we wrote our own poem!! You will see our fabulous poems on display on Monday which we typed up on the chromebooks 😃
We enjoyed a great party today after a lovely weekend celebrating our First Holy Communion. We had some delicious cake 🎂 and nice treats which were provided by the Come Follow Me team...thank you 🤗
Week beginning 10th May
Congratulations to our Primary Four pupils who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday 15th May. You have worked very hard for this special day and you did St Nicholas' PS proud💕
Congratulations to this weeks Pupil of the Week Lola Holland. A role model for St Nicholas' PS.
P.4 were extremely lucky today as they spent the morning with Robbie in the Eco Garden planting carrots, onions, sunflowers and lettuce. We can't wait to watch them grow 🏡👨🌾👩🌾
Having great fun with our right angle testers. Look at all the right angles we found 🥳
Week beginning 3rd May
Congratulations to our Star of the Week Mia 🥳
Friday fun in the Eco Garden 🌞
Today we went to morning mass and couldn't pass the shop on the way back to school without getting an ice lolly 🌞🍭
3x tables game ⭐
P.4 were very lucky to be gifted with a guitar this week. We had great fun trying out some chords 🎶
We have been enjoying the novel 'Awful Auntie'. This week we wrote a descriptive piece on our imaginary friend 👐
This week we enjoyed creating a sea scene in our Coding lesson ⛵
👀 Look at all our work on Pictograms ⭐
Great fun at PE 🌞
Lots of teamwork learning our times tables 😁
Week beginning 26th April ula
Congratulations to Ethan McLaughlin our Star Pupil this week ⭐iiooC
Stained glass crosses for our First Holy Communion ⛪
Today we visited St Nicholas' Church in preparation for our First Holy Communion
Another enjoyable Coding lesson in P.4. Today we were challenged to creating a classroom with a teacher and pupils. The teacher walked across the classroom and spoke to the pupils. We aced the challenge ⭐👐
Well done to Ethan Hamill who wrote an excellent Menu in Literacy. This fantastic piece of work made it onto our school's WOW WORK board ⭐
Congratulations to Finn on being awarded Player of the Day 🌞
Having lots of fun at PE this week!!
We have been working hard on our Mental Maths and Numeracy this week 😁
Week beginning 19th April
Congratulations to our Super Student Ethan Hamill⭐
➗ by 4
P.4 have worked hard this week dividing by 4 👐
PE with Jenny⚽️😁
We are enjoying the sunshine this week and singing outdoors 🎵
On your marks...get set...GO 🚦
Another very enjoyable Coding lesson with Mr Sweeney 🖥
This week we are having great fun learning the 4 times tables with our fortune tellers that we made 🥳
Week beginning 12th April
Congratulations to our Pupil of the Week Darcey Watson ⭐
An enjoyable Art lesson today learning about The Children of Lir and making swans 🦢🎨
What a glorious day to start practising some Sports Day activities. It was great to get out on our football pitch 🌞
As part of our Irish Myths and Legends topic we completed some activities on the Giant's Causeway
We had great fun today listening to 'Carnival of the Animals' and learning some new musical elements 🎵
We have mastered dividing by 2, 5 and 10😃
Enjoying practising our football skills ⚽️
Primary Four had a brilliant Coding lesson using Scratch Jr with Mr Sweeney 👐
Looking after our vegetable pots 👩🌾👨🌾
Starting the week with some division ➗
Week beginning 29th March
The Easter bunny made its way to Ardglass!! A big thank you to Eurospar for our yummy easter eggs.
Happy Easter from everyone in Primary Four 🐣
A fabulous afternoon with Martina. 👀 at our fab Easter bunnies 🐰
Working hard on bar charts this week 😃
What a start to the week 😃 We really enjoyed a live Question and Answer session with author Smriti Halls. We then had a drawing competition and after a tough decision we had gour P.4 winners. Well done to James, Aoife, Finn and Faye 🎉
Week beginning 22nd March
Congratulations to our Super Student Jessie Clare ⭐
Friday fun in the Eco Garden 😊
We mastered decomposition➖
P.4 have worked very hard this week on subtracting with exchange practically. We were THAT good we then completed the sums in our books and aced it 😊😊
Air hockey 🏒
We are really enjoying learning about Playscripts in Literacy this week📖
There was great excitement today in P.4 when Mr Burns showed us how to plant leeks, peas, carrots and lettuce! Primary Four have their own greenhouse and are super excited to look after the plants and watch them grow over the next few months 🥕🥬
Our first PE session of 2021 🤸♀️
Welcome back Primary Four. We all had great fun today and we were so excited to see our friends 😊
Back to the books 📖
Well done to Aoife McIlhone our Super Student and Kaiden Shields who won the Playground Award⭐
We enjoyed a yummy Christmas Dinner in P4 🍗🎅
What a great day we had in Primary Four for St Nicholas' Day. Mass celebrated by Fr McCloskey and a surprise visit from St Nicholas and his donkey. We really enjoyed singing Christmas carols too 🌲❄🎵
Today we began planning our narrative piece of writing. We promise we will have lots of brilliant Christmas stories at the end of the week ✍
Working really hard on our Mental Maths and Phonics today 👀
Congratulations to Odhran O'Shea... our Star of the Week ⭐
😄 Friday Fun in the Eco Garden 😄
Thursday's with Liam are always good fun ⚽️
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎄
On Wednesday we were very lucky to have a tour of the local castles in Ardglass. Michael Howland taught us lots of interesting facts and told us many great stories. We finished of the trip with a hot chocolate to warm us up ☕
Fantastic Poets in Primary Four.
This week we focused on writing a sound poem. We first went outside to record all the sounds we could hear around us then got to work in writing our own sound poem!!🖋📚
💷 Money Money Money 💷
We had lots of shopkeepers in Primary 4 today calculating change from 50p and £1. 👛
This week started with a sound hunt to find words that have the 'u' sound. 👀 at all the words we found!!
Well done Mia. Our Star Pupil of the Week ⭐
Congratulations to this weeks Class Dojo winners 🙌
Working hard on our ball skills and having fun with coach Liam 😁
Today we created our own snail masterpieces inspired by the work of Henri Matisse 🖼
This week in Literacy we have been doing some shape poetry. Have a look at our wonderful snake, rainbow and tree shape poems 📖📝🌈🐍🌲
Anti-Bullying Week 2020
Enjoying the fresh air doing the Daily Mile 🚶♀️🚶♂️
Our Numeracy focus today was fractions. We played a game on the interactive whiteboard and worked in pairs sharing cubes in halves and quarters 📚
Bingo Day. We love Bingo on Mondays. It was all about the 5 times tables today 😄
The start of the week always brings a new sound in Primary Four. This week we will be working on 'aw'.
Today we worked very hard ✍
Well done to this weeks Star Pupil....Blake Nugent ⭐
Children in Need 😁
We have completed a number of activities this week growing our awareness of Children in Need. On Friday morning we joined Joe Wicks live for the last 20 minutes of his 24hour workout. We all had a great time and are chuffed to donate money to the children who are less fortunate than us 🥰
We like to take a break from all our hard work. We have started to work on a number of songs for the 'Peace Proms Virtual Tour 2021'. Super singers and dancers in Primary Four 🎵🎧
It was all about 3D shapes today. We went on a shape hunt around the classroom and discussed what properties each shape has... don't know what a vertice is?? Just ask P4... we can tell you ◻💠
Busy bees when it comes to Literacy 🐝
We learnt what a 'contraction' was and by the end of the lesson we were able to write sentences changing the word into a contraction 👀
Today we worked in groups for Grow in Love. We have been learning about rules and why we have them and why it is important to follow them ⭐
PE started with a team building activity. We had to pass the hoop around the circle without letting go of each other's hands. We had great fun!! 😃
It was all go on Monday in our WAU lesson. We learnt all about the lifecycle of a butterfly and created it with pasta 🦋
Congratulations to our Super Student Amelia O'Connor ⭐
Friday treats... we had so much fun today!! After our spelling and mental maths test we watched Mr Archer's Halloween Show and a magic show.
After we did some Grow in Love, we went for a walk and even enjoyed an ice lolly. A great end to a fantastic week in Primary Four
This week we heard the story of Jairus' Daughter. Today we talked about trust and faith. We played a game of Telephone Whispers and we managed to pass the same message around the whole class!!
We had a great time taking part in the 'Outdoor Learning Day'. We kept active walking our daily mile as well as collecting suitable material for 'The Crawl Inn'.
Our iPad time this week involved learning how to tell the time. We mastered quarter to the hour 😄🕗
Today we welcomed Liz Farnan who delivered 'Bird Murder Mystery'. Thank you Liz. We all had a fabulous day🦜🐦
Today we had a special delivery.... Our new Bug Hotel. We would like to welcome all creepie crawlies to 'The Crawl Inn' 🐞🐛
Today we learnt about suffixes!! We worked very hard when deciding what suffix matches the word
Well done to Kaiden Shields... our super student this week ⭐
All dressed up for Halloween 🎃
Look at our Halloween Art🎃👻
We absolutely LOVE getting outside to play in our Eco Garden 🍂🍁
We had great fun today playing Kaboom. A fun way of learning our times tables!
More dojo success!! Well done boys and girls on reaching 10 points. Keep up the great work 🎉
Happy 8th Birthday Aoife!! We hope you had a great day 🎂🎈🎉
It was all about the Life Cycle of a Frog today in WAU🐸
Take a look at the super phonics work we did today 👀
To begin Maths week today, we completed some practical activities on our 2 times tables ✖
Jessie continuing to do amazing work at home!! Super photos of your Autumn Hunt 🍂🍁
Well done to our Star Pupil of the week... Miss Ellie Wills 🎉
Dojo points have been a big hit this week. We have all been working so hard on earning some points. Well done to Maci and Ellie on being awarded their 10 Point Certificate. Keep up the great work!!
This week we worked on tally charts. We discovered Primary Four's favourite colours and represented the data on a tally chart.
"We rise by lifting up others"
Primary Four know the importance of looking out for each other and helping those who need it. We had great fun making our hot air balloon pictures for a new display.
Bonjour!! We have been working so hard this week on learning French numbers and colours!! We even managed to learn The Rainbow Song in French. We have great fun learning a new language 🇫🇷🌉🗼
As part of our narrative writing focus this term we worked very hard today on creating a character for our own story!! 📖
Take a look at what we got up to in the Eco Garden today!! We had great fun on our Minibeast Autumn Hunt 🍁🍂🐞🕷
Today we said goodbye to Curtis who is moving to England tomorrow. We are very sad to see you go Curtis but we wish you good luck in your new school! I hope you visit Ardglass again soon. 📚🎈
Congratulations to Faye, Holly, Blake and Bailey who were awarded their '10 Point' Dojo Certificate. Well done boys and girls! 🎉
We finally made it out into the Eco Garden and what great fun we had 😁😁
Congratulations to James Simpson...our Star Pupil ⭐
Primary Four have worked SO hard this week at home. From baking to writing book reviews, adding numbers in English AND French!! Learning about the rosary for the month of October to doing lots of work about our new Eco Garden. Take a look at some of the fabulous work that was being completed at home. You are all superstars ⭐ Enjoy your weekend and Mrs Taggart and myself can't wait to see you all on Monday!!
Thursday 1st October
October is finally here and what a fabulous job you have done in September!! All work for today has been uploaded to Google Classroom. Here are some links which you will find on your Google Classroom Page. Tomorrow I would like you to have some fun in the kitchen and bake something of your choice!! Make sure you tell your mummy and daddy today in case you need some ingrediants from the shop!! I can't wait to see pictures of Primary Four Star Bakers!!
Grow in Love- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg3XpfrM6hM
Wednesday 30th September
Brilliant work on Google Classroom boys and girls. Keep it up! All work has been added for today as well as any links and videos to help you!
Tuesday 29th September
Hello boys and girls. Delighted to hear some of your voices yesterday! It won't be long until we are back together again. I have uploaded all your work on Google Classroom. Can you believe today is the last day of James and the Giant Peach. I have another surprise video for you... I hope you enjoy it!! Keep working hard. I have included a link to a game to help with syllables and some more mental maths games. If you would like to read James and the Giant Peach along with the video i have included the link to the chapters.
Monday 28th September
Good morning boys and girls. I hope you had a nice weekend and enjoyed playing in your garden in the sun!! I have uploaded today's work and homework on to Google Classroom. As always, if you have any questions send myself an email! I will also be in touch today to direct you to some online reading books!
Literacy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONEyC-S1x-U (phonics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q3Be3S0j-U (James and the Giant Peach)
Grow in Love- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHaZkHxn3fU (St Vincent de Paul)
Friday 25th September
Nearly the weekend boys and girls I am DELIGHTED with all the work you have been sending me from Wednesday. I can see you are all making a big effort at home. We have a well deserved break this weekend before we start again on Monday! Just remember it is so important to keep safe at home- we don't have long left until we are back at school!
Today I would like you to complete your spelling and Mental Maths test- your mental maths test is on Google Classroom! Here are some links to help with today's work. I have uploaded you activities for Literacy, Numeracy, WAU and French on Google Classroom!
Check your Google Classroom for our James and the Giant Peach Friday surprise treat!!!
Thursday 24th September
Well done boys and girls on your excellent work yesterday!! You all worked super hard on Google Classroom and I was delighted to see your fabulous work. Keep it up superstars🌟 Have a look at the links below that will help you with today's work which is on Google Classroom!
Numeracy- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrb43cfo6wc (Video)
https://nir.mathgames.com/play/math-slither.html (Mental Maths Game- Choose Grade F then Addition)
https://www.hogwartsishere.com/library/book/10105/chapter/24/ (click next chapter to read chapters 25 and 26)
Wednesday 23rd September
All work has been uploaded onto Google Classroom. I have attached some links below which are very useful and will help you to complete the activities.
Numeracy- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button ( Number bonds then play make 100 (tens) )
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples (Multiples to 10 then x10)
Mental Maths- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/daily10 (Select Level 1, Addition and up to 20- Adding Ones)
Grow in Love- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5u_sBWaGr0
It was quite hard to choose the Star of the Week this week as so many of you are working so hard at home but Mr Theo Curran was the lucky boy this week as I have been so impressed with his reading and for being a great role model on the School Council. Well done Theo ⭐
Primary Four are so lucky to have the WONDERFUL Mrs Taggart in their classroom! Mrs Taggart has done an AMAZING job in working behind the scenes with Mr Burns and our Eco Council in securing us a FABULOUS new Eco Garden. We are so grateful to have this right on our doorstep in Primary Four. Can you spot our Primary Four Eco Councillors in the video link below? We cannot wait to use the new Eco Garden when we return to school!!
Look what we have done!!!
Check out our fabulous Superbugs we created at home!!
James Simpson's super Crocopop!!
We loved playing '20 questions' this week. This game was part of our Grow in Love lesson where we were learning about living like Jesus.
Friday treats 😃
We worked so hard this week and were rewarded with story time in our new Eco Garden. We absolutely LOVED it 📚
It was a great end to another super week with TWO awards presented to Primary Four. Bailey was awarded with the playground award for his kindness and generosity to other class members. Aaron was our Star Pupil today with excellent manners and great dedication when completing school work. Well done boys!
Friday fun with Drama!!
Today Primary Four had great fun creating freeze frames based on our novel James and the Giant Peach. We put a lot of thought into each scene and discussed characters/facial expressions before performing our freeze frames for the class. Can you spot our centipede???
iPad time is always a huge hit in Primary Four. Today we used Geoboard to create some 2D shapes. We discussed the properties of each shape and even had time at the end to create our own shape!!
We love to help each other in Primary Four. Today Bailey was so kind and helped Kaiden with his Grow in Love work. They worked so well together 😁
Making use of the good weather and painting our clay minibeasts outside 🎨
Today we went on a tour of the Eco Garden. We visited the Music Area, Construction Site and our new Climbing Frame. We can't wait to use the Eco Garden during our lessons ☺
A great effort by everyone in Primary Four today. We have worked hard this week on adding with exchange. Today we managed to do the sums in our books!!! We were fab ⭐
Today we built on our great Numeracy work from yesterday. We managed to practically add with carrying!! We worked together as a whole class and everybody did a super job. Tomorrow we will put this super practice into writing the sums in our books 📚😁
Happy 8th Birthday Leah!! Have a super day 🎁🎈🎂
This morning we put on our thinking caps and made a list of words which have the 'ee' sound. We thought of different ways in which we can make our sound of the week!
A great start to the week!! Working very hard on practical vertical addition on a Monday morning! Look at how we can add using tens and units!! ➕
Congratulations to Holly Craig who was awarded Student of the Week today on her birthday. Well done Holly for always having super manners. She also wrote an excellent story based on our novel James and the Giant Peach ⭐⭐ Hope you have a super birthday weekend 🎁🎈🎂
Friday fun with clay😄
Our topic this term is 'A Bug's Life'. Today we enjoyed making bugs and insects from clay!! We look forward to painting them next week 🎨
🏫Meet our new School Council members🏫
Well done to Theo Curran and Ellie Wills who have taken up a new role on the Student Council. Good luck⭐
Congratulations to Aaron Kearney and Maci McConville who were nominated for the ECO Council this term. Well done👩🌾👨🌾
Today we used the iPads to get connected with Google Classroom. The boys and girls used their username and password to login to P.4 Google Classroom. Details of how to access this at home will be sent home with the children on Monday 📚
⭐Class Dojo 10 point Champions⭐
Well done Darcey, Theo and David!! Keep up the great work. We love to get Dojo points in Primary Four 😄
We were on top form on Monday morning playing our number bonds bus game!! We have been working hard this week revising our number bonds. We even beat our quick fire question time today. Will we set a new record tomorrow? 😃➕
Congratulations to our Star Pupil of the week Curtis Kambarami. Curtis has worked very hard on his phonics. A tremendous effort!! ⭐
We are loving James and the Giant Peach 😍
P.4 worked very hard this week, writing their predictions on what they thought would happen after James dropped the magic beans into the soil!! 🍑
Super homework from Finn George. Keep up the great work
These superstars were wide awake this morning and solved our nine letter conundrum!!!! Well done boys and girls ⭐
Some of our Primary Fours enjoyed using Puppet Pals to recreate a scene from our novel James and the Giant Peach 🎭🍑
Working very hard on our phonics today 📚 Can you think of anymore 'ow' words before Friday?🤔
We had a very busy first week in Primary Four. It was lovely getting to know all the children and hearing about everything they have done since they were last in school.
Our first Star Pupil is James McCartan. Well done James 🌟
Taking some time out of the classroom and enjoying yoga in the sun☀️
Meet our Primary Four class of 2020/2021 👋
Monday 29th June
Good morning Primary Four
I cannot believe this is the last Monday message of this school year...and what a year it has been!! I am so lucky that you have been my first class in St Nicholas' Primary School and although it came to a sudden end in March, you will always hold a special place in my heart. You have all worked so well during these challenging times and I really enjoyed receiving your work and photos from home- feel free to keep sending me some summer photos on Seesaw!
To the parents... You have been so supportive and completed the difficult task of home schooling for the past 14 weeks. A big thank you!!
I think this little poem I wrote sums up our year together in Primary Four.
Have a brilliant summer, stay safe, keep smiling and I will see you all in August.
Hi Primary Four
I hope you are all keeping safe! Our Seesaw App is up and running and most of you have connected- thank you. It is a great way to keep in touch!! The children can post their work or any fun activities they are doing at home. I have received some great work and beach photos already!! I will update the class page with a weekly focus and will also post it on the app. If you need help with anything don't be afraid to ask- we're all in this together 🙌
Monday 22nd June
Hello Primary Four. I hope you all enjoyed the weekend even if it was a bit wet! This week I have two challenges for you. Firstly I would like you to have a look at our Summer Reading Poster and follow the link to sign up. I would really encourage you all to take part in this as reading during the Summer months is very important!! There are lots of books for you to choose- you will all find something you enjoy!!
The second challenge for this week is something very special. I am sure you are all missing your grandparents during lockdown. Maybe you get to visit them outside to say hello. Unfortunately the residents in Ardview Nursing Home cannot see their family and friends as no one is allowed to visit. I would like you to write a letter to a resident in Ardview. If you know someone in the Nursing Home you can address it to them, if not, just write Dear Friend. I have included some examples of letters below that some boys and girls your age have written. There will be a box in Ardview where you can post your letter. You can also send your letters for me to read on Seesaw and email.
Monday 15th June
Good morning Primary Four! Another Monday morning is here and I have some exciting news for you!!
New School 1/4 Zips!!
You are able to place an order for our school 1/4 zips which can be worn everyday to school! You can place your order by following the link.
I would like you to focus on the following;
Grammar- in your home learning pack you will find lots of activities on verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. I would like you to complete some of these activities, including the word sort!
Verb- a doing word. E.g. The boy ran down the lane.
Noun- a person, place or thing. E.g. I picked a flower.
Adjective- a describing word. E.g. There are lots of super students in Primary Four.
Adverb- describes a verb. E.g. The boy ran quickly down the lane.
Times Tables- Revision of all times tables we have learnt in Primary Four this year. These include our 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables! Challenge yourself to beat your time each day! There are plenty of multiplication links on our class page!
Good luck and remember to keep sending me your wonderful photos.
Monday 8th June
Hello Primary Four. Hope you had another super week and weekend. Great photos of some of you this week- keep up the brilliant work This week I would like you to focus on the following;
Comprehension- In your home learning pack you will find some comprehensions. I would like you to try and complete two of these this week. Things to remember;
*Read the whole passage
*Underline words you are unsure of (check their definition in a dictionary or using an online dictionary)
*Read the question and underline the answer in the passage
*Now write the answer using full sentences. For example, if the question is; 'What did Noah do at the weekend?' 'Noah played football and golf at the weekend' is a much better answer than 'football and golf'.
Numbers to 999- in your home learning pack you will find some activities on numbers to 999. Do you know what comes before, after or in-between a 3 digit number? Do you know how many Hundreds, Tens or Units a number has? Have a go at some of these activities this week!!
Continue your great work on your 'Great Barrier Reef' Project!
As always, keep up the super reading and continue to send your work and photos to SeeSaw or my email!
Monday 1st June
Good morning Primary Four! Here we are...first day of June and super weather to enjoy! This Friday would have been our Sports Day and we would like you to take part in our Virtual Sports Day! There are four races for you to enjoy with everyone at home;
Potato and Spoon
Socks on Head Race
Take lots of photos and videos and send them via SeeSaw or email!
Remember to keep working through your Home Learning pack and keep up the super reading!
Have you read a good book during Lockdown?? This week I would like you to write a Book Review. Things to focus on;
* Title and Author of Book
* Illustration (drawing)
* What the book is about
*Why do you like the book?
*Would you recommend the book to your friends?
In your home learning pack you will find some work on co-ordinates. I would like you to focus on those this week!
Coordinates are always written as the number of steps across first, then the number of steps up or down.
Have a look at the link below to help you!
'Great Barrier Reef' project. Continue to work on the project this week. I have received two fabulous projects already and can't wait to see the rest!!
Have a super week and enjoy St Nicholas' Virtual Sports Day
Monday 25th May
Good morning Primary Four! I hope you are all keeping well! Our final pack is to be collected today, Monday 25th May between 12pm-1pm. This is a revision pack and covers all topics in Literacy and Numeracy! I would like you to focus on the following from your revision pack;
Adverbs- an adverb is a word which describes a verb! In addition to the adverb work in your pack, I would like you to write between 8-10 sentences of your own using adverbs! Have a look at the Powerpoint at the top of the page!
Subtraction with exchange- When we can't take away the units we need to exchange one ten for ten units! Have a look at the link below to help you!
In your pack you will find our P.4 project. Over the next number of weeks I would like you to create a 'Great Barrier Reef Scene'. This could be from junk art, drawing, painting.... you decide!!
Keep up the reading boys and girls!!
As always, please use SeeSaw or email to send me work or if you have any queries!
Monday 18th May
Hello Primary Four! Super work last week on instructional writing! I now have some delicious recipes and know how to take a very professional looking photograph
This week is my favourite activity!! I want you all to enjoy the sunshine and take part in...
I would like you to do the following!
1. Plan your picnic- what food will you eat? What drinks will you have? (template at top of page)
2. Can you make food fractions? Cut your sandwiches/pancakes etc into halves/quarters... Can you think of some more?
3. Play a game with your family.
Remember to take lots of photos and send to Seesaw or my email! Most importantly... have FUN
Monday 11th May
Good morning Primary Four. Hope you had a fab weekend and are ready for another super week!! This week I would like you to focus on the following;
Some fabulous reading on Epic this week- well done! Try to focus on one book from one of our online reading resources; Epic, Oxford Owl or Bug Club. If you have books at home which you enjoy reading why not start one of them!!
Instructional writing- I have seen plenty of baking and gardening photos, so this week I would like you to write a set of instructions on something of your choice. It could be how to plant strawberries, how to bake cookies...you choose! Remember to use bossy verbs and time words! Post on Seesaw or send me an email when you have finished
Division- This week we are going to be focusing on dividing by 2(halves) and 4 (quarters). If you know your 2 and 4 times tables you will whizz through this!! I have attached some activities at the top of the page for you to complete this week. Take a look at the links below to help you too!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM3z_JOeALM (Dividing by 2 Video)
http://www.snappymaths.com/division/halfto20/interactive/halfto20attack.htm (Dividing by 2 game)
http://www.snappymaths.com/division/4xdiv/interactive/4xdivimin/4xtabdivimin.htm (Dividing by 4 game)
Well done on creating your May altars this month P4. They are beautiful!! This week I would like you to learn the song 'Mary our Mother'. I have attached the words at the top of the page and you can use the link below to sing along with! Happy singing
You are all doing great boys and girls!!
If you have any questions drop me a Seesaw message or my email is above! Keep sending those great photos of what you have been getting up to at home!
Monday 4th May
Hello Primary Four. Hope you are all keeping well and enjoyed the super weather over the weekend! I loved all the photos you sent me this week- you have all been very busy!! This week I would like you to focus on the following:
Keep up the great reading at home! Continue to use Oxford Owl and don't forget you can login to Bug Club too! Our new app Epic is proving to be very popular with some of you so keep up the excellent reading and if you would like me to add you into the Epic app just send me your email address and I will get you set up!
This week in Literacy I would like you to write a Kindness Acrostic Poem. I have attached an example for you(top of the page). You can do this activity on the computer or write it out- make sure you send them to me on Seesaw or email!
3D Shapes- Can you name any 3D shapes? Do you know how many faces, corners (vertices) or edges each shape has? I would like you to go on a 3D shape hunt around your house and garden. Name all the 3D shapes you can find. Make a list of these, take some photos and post on Seesaw or email.
Have a little look at the videos below!
In your Home Learning Packs you will find an activity on parts of a plant. Can you label each part of the plant? You will find a PowerPoint at the top of the page to help you learn all about plants!
Have a look at the link below to see why these parts of a plant are important!
If you have any questions drop me a Seesaw message or my email is above! Keep sending those great photos of what you have been getting up to at home!
Monday 27th April
Good morning Primary Four I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I know we should have been celebrating your First Holy Communion on Saturday- but don't worry, you will get to celebrate it again very soon! I hope you all enjoyed the little video I put together of some of the great times you have had together this year in Primary Four. This week I would like you to focus on the following:
Keep up the great reading at home! Continue to use Oxford Owl and don't forget you can login to Bug Club too!
In your home learning pack you will find a template of 'The Ardglass Times'. I would like you to write a newspaper report on what is going on in the world today! You should explain what is happening in your local community, how it is different and who helps to keep you safe. Remember to use fingers spaces, capital letters and a range of punctuation! Upload to Seesaw when completed!
Time- Digital Clocks. We see the digital clock everyday on iPads, phones and computers! There are 4 numbers on a digital clock. The two numbers to the left of the dots tells us the hour and the two numbers to the right of the clock shows us the minutes.
12:00- The time is twelve o'clock.
12:30- We can see it is thirty minutes after 12- so the time is half past 12.
This week I would like you to focus on telling the time using the digital clock. You will find work on this in your home learning pack and take a look at the links below!
https://www.visnos.com/demos/clock (parents can set the time on this clock and the child can guess what time it is)
If you have any questions drop me a Seesaw message or my email is above! Keep sending those great photos of what you have been getting up to at home!
Monday 20th April
Hi P.4- hope you had a lovely Easter break and got plenty of Easter eggs. I loved seeing your photos of all your lovely Easter treats- keep up the great baking!! This week I would like you to focus on the following;
Oxford Owl is a great resource for reading- aim to read one book every week- just like we do in class!
This week I would like you to focus on plurals. Remember the different rules we have learnt in class. You will find some activities on this in your Home Learning Pack which you will receive on Wednesday! Have a go at playing this plurals game!
Fractions-This week we will focus on halves and quarters. Try to complete some of the activities in your Home Learning Pack and you can upload these on to Seesaw. I will post some fraction activites for you to try on Seesaw. Take a look at the BBC Bitesize video and have a go at some of the games below.
Monday 6th April
This week I would like you to write a letter to David Walliams. You can include: what you liked about Awful Auntie, favourite characters and are there any questions you would like to know the answers to? For example. What is your favourite book to write? Once you have your letter written, upload it on to Seesaw.
I would like you to try and listen to some of David Walliam's stories which he reads at 11am- you can find them on his website 😊
Monday 30th March
4x tables. This week I would like you to work on counting in 4s and learning your 4 timetables. You can play buzz or bingo with your family and use Hit the Button. I'll be checking on Friday how you have been doing with this task 😀
New App - SEESAW
Follow the instructions below to sign up your child for Seesaw. I will use this app to communicate with the class while they are not in school. It should be a straightforward process 😊 The children use Seesaw Class app and parents can download Seesaw Family app!
Click on this link: https://app.seesaw.me/s/545-927-749
Choose your child from the list
Create your account
Once you have followed the steps above I will send you your child's unique login (you will receive this message on Seesaw Family App) that they will use to login on the Seesaw Class App.
After you sign up, download the free Seesaw Family app and sign in.
You can also access Seesaw from a computer at https://app.seesaw.me.
It would be very beneficial to keep your child reading every night and revise spellings from their spelling folder.
https://www.phonicsbloom.com/ (Phase 4,5 or 6)
Online Numeracy links for all topics
https://mrnussbaum.com/fun-addition-games-from-computermice(select +1 to 10)
Addition and Subtraction
https://mrnussbaum.com/speed-math-online-game (select positive numbers)
https://mrnussbaum.com/golden-path-online-game (choose the sum which has the biggest answer)
Multiplication (1,2,3,4,5,10 times tables)
https://mrnussbaum.com/drag-n-drop-math-online Vertical addition with/without exchange- set the game to 2 or 3 digit numbers
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time Read time to the quarter hour
Ordering and Sequencing
Direction- BeeBot (ask your child to program beebot to travel to different places on the maps)
Taking learning outside the classroom 📚
This week in P.4 we have been learning about Venn diagrams. We discussed how to gather data and show the results in a Venn diagram.
We really enjoyed drawing a Venn diagram in the playground and sorting our data based on hair colour, favourite pets and favourite fruit. 😊
Lots of fun was had this week with Bee Bot😊
We worked well in groups giving each other directions and programming them into Bee Bot. We loved watching Bee Bot travel 🙌🏼
⛪Come Follow Me⛪
Today we went to the church to learn about the events leading up to Easter. We received palms at the start of the session and discussed Palm Sunday.
We finished our session singing the beautiful hymn 'Jesus Remember Me'.
A busy day in P.4 as we worked very hard on adding HTU. We used dienes blocks to practically calculate the sums.
Fraction Frenzy in P4!!
This week we have been working really hard on fractions. Today we had lots of fun playing 'Matching Fractions' in our teams.
Can we beat our time tomorrow?? 📚
Pancake Tuesday 🥞🥞
We loved cooking and eating our delicious pancakes today in P.4!!
It has been all go in P4 recently.
Another fun Come Follow Me session was had by all.
We are really enjoying PE every Tuesday with our coach!!
Can you see how hard we have been working?? Learning about synonyms and using a thesaurus!!!
One VERY proud teacher today!! 😍
Well done Primary Four on a fabulous assembly today. You are all definitely born for the stage!!
You have worked so hard all week learning your lines and song and you did yourselves proud!! ☺️
Halloween Preparations 🎃
Mr Burns gave all the classes a pumpkin this week to carve and he said he had a prize for the winning class!
Well the P4’s awesome design and hard work was worth it, We WON!!! Yippee!!!
Place Value-making 3 and 4 digit numbers 😊
Eco Council/School Council
I was blown away by the effort and enthusiasm in Primary 4 this week! Well done to all the children who gave a presentation on why they thought they should be selected for Eco and School Council. They all were fantastic 🤗
Practical Literacy activities- A great start to the week! P4 completed activities on alphabetical order, high frequency words and even had fun with their spelling words 🤗 such busy 🐝’s today!!!
Literacy- Games using our phonics and our spelling words this week.
Super work Primary 4 🤗
Welcome to P4
Wow! What a super first day in Primary four! We were all busy 🐝 today and it was great fun getting to know all the children. The children did some literacy, numeracy, art and religion today. They also participated in their first ‘Come Follow Me’ session and they were absolutely brilliant.
*I’m looking forward to meeting you all on Friday at the curriculum afternoon.
*Don’t forget to keep checking the website for updates during our busy year ahead.
Numeracy: Numbers to 💯