Category Archives: P4


It has been a fun week in primary 4, making our learning as festive as possible!

We have made beautiful 2021 calendars to hang in our bedrooms and in the process of creating clay snowmen. These will look AMAZING when completed!

Eddie has been up to more mischief in our class AND we have been enjoying our daily advent calendar.

In maths we have been learning to write the date in both short and long form. To do this we looked at the different months of the year and also learnt how many days are in each month.

After this, we looked at calendars and completed a fun partner task!

2 more school days to go, can you believe it!!!

P4 Christmas party

We had lots of fun playing many different covid friendly games at our party!! We managed to play pass the parcel using a number generator instead of passing round the object. This was just as much fun for everyone

A lot of sweeties were consumed!!!


Another busy week in Primary 4!

We have been learning to tell the time using analogue clocks and 12 hour digital. We have learnt o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter too. Nearer the end of the week we played some consolidation team games. Take a look at some of our learning activities…

As part of our topic we have been learning all about Christianity and Islam. We looked at places of worship, beliefs, religious stories and discussed the similarities and differences. We took part in a little quiz and even tried out some Islamic geometric patterns..

This is an example of our morning starter to help us with number and writing sentences..

Our classroom is beginning to look very festive. We created our own baubles to give our tree a personal touch. We also welcomed a special visitor.. our class elf Eddie, who arrived with a special letter for us

As well as all of this we are continuing to work on spelling the p4 common words correctly and implementing emotion works into our weekly lessons.

Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂


This week we have started to plan our own warning tales. Some of our ideas are super exciting!

We used a boxing up template to plan out each paragraph.

This week’s resilient kids session focused on feeling left out and included. We discussed how each makes us feel and shared some of our own ideas and experiences. We really enjoyed acting out scenarios of individuals feeling left out and showing ways we could help make them feel included.

In our class novel, Joe Spud’s dad used to make his birthday and Christmas presents out of toilet roll tubes. We got creative this week and came up with our own ideas for presents using toilet rolls. Take a look..

P4 learning journey

It has been a very busy week for P4.

We have been working hard on our story maps to help us retell a story. They are looking great!

We are focusing on division in numeracy and spent some time looking at fact families to help us understand the link between multiplication and division

In PE we had lots of fun and laughter with the parachute!!

On Wednesday we had 2 minutes of silence to remember all the people who fought for our Country. We designed our own poppies using pointillism. They turned out great..

As part of our topic we have been learning about different religious beliefs. This week we have been learning about Christianity. We looked at a famous story from the bible called ‘The Good Samaritan’ Take a look at our comic strips that sequence the story in order.

We have been learning about the different types of bullying and looked at how this can affect our emotions. P4 came up with some great emotion words for our display. We know the importance of being kind to each other and including everyone

Finally… We had a fantastic day today for children in need 2020. We watched Joe Wicks this morning as he completed his 24 hour fitness challenge. What an inspiration he is! P5 also worked super hard at creating lots of activities for us to take part in. We LOVED the live quiz!


P4 have been working hard learning about all of our rights. We created posters to show what these mean and look like for us..


We had fun today practising the Red Nose Day song.

P4 open morning

Thank you to all the parents that attended our open morning today. We were building bridges out of straw that had to hold 1kg of weight. I am so pleased with how well everyone did 🙂

We had a discussion afterwards to see why our bridges worked so well/ not so well and had a competition to see who’s the last bridge standing was. This was very exciting!

Collaborating with Chromebooks Information Evening for Parents – 27.03.19

The Digital Dynamos pupil group would like to invite all parents/carers to their ‘Collaborating with Chromebooks’ Information Evening on Wednesday 27th March from 6-7pm in our school gym hall.  

The Digital Dynamos will be presenting throughout the evening and everyone will get a chance to use, learn and play with our new Chromebooks and Chromebook tablets, as well as other mobile devices we have available at school.  More details are intended to follow regarding this exciting family learning event!

Attention All Parents!!

Important E-safety Information for Parents

It has become apparent in a number of classes across the school, that there has been a significant amount of discussion regarding the ‘Momo Challenge’.  As a school, we are keen to promote digital safety and encourage our pupils to stay safe whilst online, at both school and home, by making responsible choices.  This also encompasses our core values as a school and we therefore try to promote and encourage our pupils to share concerns and be responsible in their online usage.

Many parents/carers may already be fully aware from national media coverage that this is a challenge presented on certain social media outlets that many of our children use frequently.

We are always working hard to ensure online safety, and in light of current topics in the media we have attached some parent information as support below for you to peruse:

What Is the Dangerous Momo Challenge on Social Media? (Parent Video)

We hope you find all of this information useful in supporting your children and all our pupils and ultimately keeping them safe online.

The Lochardil Team.

Book Fair March 6th – 11th

Celebrate World Book Day on March 7th with a new book from the Scholastic Book fair. 

March 6th – 11th. Books are in the open area outside Room 10. 

Pupils can buy books through the day or after school until 3.15.

COMPETITION TIME! Win  a £5 book token to use at the Book Fair. Bring in a photo of yourself reading  a book. Prizes go the most unusual location/place/idea!

Entries to the office by Tuesday 5th March. Have fun reading out and about or even upside down!



An insight into Primary 4s learning..

We have been using VCOP to up level our writing. The focus for our imaginative stories  was sentence openers. We worked really hard to make sure that we use a variety of sentence openers to make our stories more interesting.

One of the highlights of our Mary Queen of Scots topic has been holding a mock court case over the murder of Lord Darnley.

In maths we have been learning about money. We set up a role play shop to help us with our understanding of calculating change.

TESCO Tokens – Lochardil comes first!

We are delighted to share that Lochardil has received the most number of tokens in the recent round of  the TESCO Community Awards Bags for Life Scheme. Our Wise About Waste application should now be more achievable and we look forward to using the money (£4,000) effectively.

A big thank you to everyone who supported us.



Our first week back at school was a very busy and exciting one. P4 have been extremely hard working and enthusiastic about their learning this term.

We are continuing to use class dojo which P4 are extremely motivated by. We have now made table groups and will be rewarded in groups for team work.

Our topic this term is Mary Queen of Scots. The children have shown a very high level of engagement with our lessons this week. We enjoyed discussing Mary’s early life and learning about other significant individuals from the past related to Mary.

In literacy, we have been looking at the layout of a letter. We wrote thank you letters to Santa for our gifts.

We also completed a movie comparison on Billionaire Boy. We identified lots of differences between the book and movie, including an important character missing from the movie!


In maths we revised the properties of 3D shapes and have been working hard at reading and writing the time on both analogue and digital clocks.

We are going to be doing problem solving weekly this term. Here is a peek at today’s task

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to another busy week again next week.


Miss Graham

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumpers!!

Just a quick reminder, the children will be receiving their Christmas dinners in the dining hall for lunch tomorrow if they have ordered them and all children and staff are encouraged to wear their finest Christmas jumpers if they so wish!  Please do not go out to buy a jumper especially for the occasion, it is the company and the wonderful atmosphere that we are all looking forward to tomorrow!

Many thanks, The Lochardil Team


I can’t believe that’s another week over already! We have had a very busy week. In maths we are continuing with long division. We found this quite tricky to begin with but with lots of practice we are getting there!


We went to the cinema this week to see The Giant Pear which everyone really enjoyed. There were a lot of sore legs after the walk back and some very tired children in the afternoon!


In PE we have been learning the skills required to perform a chest and bounce pass. We enjoyed practising different drills and will be using our new skills in a game next week.



Dress down Friday was a success and we even had the real life Pudsey in our class 🙂


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Miss Graham 🙂



Fancy Dress Disco 30.10.18

Come along to our Fancy Dress Disco


ELC – Pr 1               5.00 – 5.45 pm

Pr 2, Pr 3                 6.15 – 7.15 pm

Pr 4,Pr 5, Pr 6         7.45 – 9.00 pm

£3 entry

Please collect  your child from the hall. 

Welcome to our Primary 4 blog. 

What a fantastic week it has been getting to know all the children! We have taken part in a variety of team building activities to get to know our peers. We have also worked hard on creating our class charter so that we can ensure our class is a happy and safe place. 

Our PE days will be a Tuesday and Thursday. 

I will post an update next week with an overview of what we will be learning this term as well as information about class rewards and opportunities.

Most of the parents/carers are linked up to our class Dojo now which is great! If you have any questions please feel free to message me during school times. I will also be around in the playground at the end of each day so feel free to catch me then. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing the children back on Monday 🙂


Miss Graham