Class Dojos appear to be down at the moment. Miss MacDonald can not access the system. Hopefully everything will be up and running soon. 



We have an action packed week ahead:

MON- Inservice day

TUES- tennis tournament –  bring PE kit

WED – trip to Falkirk- leave school at 8am

THURS – PE bring kit

FRI – soccer aid £1 dress down – sports stations for whole school and reports to be issued.


Please remember to take your PE kit tomorrow as we will be going to the tennis tournament at Belfield Park.


We have had our bags and jackets in the classroom the last few days due to our cloakroom being left in a mess on a regular basis. Since having our bags in the class it seems that a lot of the mess is caused with stuff falling out of our school bags when we are trying to “stuff” everything in. Can you please remind all pupils to empty their school bag regularly and make sure that any notes that are handed out get passed on to parents or carers at home. Thank you for your support and cooperation. I have also reminded pupils to put empty packets and rubbish into the bins at school and not back into their bag. 


YOU ARE INVITED : we are having an open morning on Friday from 0915-10:00. Please join us if you are able to.

We had a great morning, out in the sun, practicing our plays that we are learning for reading . We are learning about characterisation, stage direction and expression.



Unfortunatly we appear to have a number of cases of conjunctivitis in the P4 class. The Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Setting (2016) policy by Health Protection Scotland does not state that children have to have any exclusion from school due to conjunctivitus but we would appreciate your support in encouraging the children to adhere to the following guidelines: 

– Wash their hands regulary, including before eating, after the toilet and if they touch their eyes. 

– Children who have conjunctivitus come to school with a packet of tissues. 

– Try not to touch their eyes/infected area. 

– Keep infected eyes bathed and treated. 

Thank you for your support.

Please click on the link below to access our overview for term 4:

P4 term 4 blog overview

We had great fun learning about the French words for the body and we learned a new song in French. Watch it here:


we have two trips planed so far for term 4. Here are the dates. If any of you are available to come along then please let me know.

16th May – Walk along the canal (more information to follow soon)

6th June – Visit to Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies (more information to follow)


The first week of term 4 has been a busy  and successful one.

This week we have been using the ipads to research Canals. We worked in pairs gather  information and present a poster to the class. We had to go to room 12 to do it, because our room has weak/no connectivity. Everyone did very well. In maths this week we have been learning about different units of measurement.


Here is our display all about our book study”Paddington”. We learned all about how people are different and unique. We also learned all about refugees and evacuees by making text to world links.




A Few Pictures of our French town . If you couldn’t make it on the open day please arrange a time to come in a and see it.










Our World Book Day Fun

Here are some fantastic photographs that Mrs Barclay took at PE. We loved gymnastics with P7!

P4 term 3 blog overview – Please click here to access our overview for term 3. 

Do you have any spare boxes?

As part of our IDL Topic this term, we are teaming up with Mrs Prentice’s class and creating our own French town. We have already designed our characters and given then French names. We are now thinking about building our town. If anyone has any spare cadboard boxes at home (shoe boxes or larger) and any kitchen roll tubes, we would be delighted if you would be willing to donate them to the builders of our town. We have already learned the French names of some of the rooms in our house

Happy New Year and welcome back to P4.

Thank you to everyone who has been engaging with our class dojo app. We have had a great response with over 80% of the parents in our class using the app to keep up to date with our day to day work, communicate with Miss MacDonald and keep track of our school day. This has seemed to be a very link between home and school and it will continue this term. If you haven’t already signed up and would like to, please let me know. I will post our overview for this term, next week on both our school blog and class dojo story page. Parents evenings will be at the end of the month so I can catch up with everyone then. I hope you all had a fantastic holiday and are settled back into routine.

Homework for Thursday 21st December

In class we have been learning about Christianity and Christmas. Christmas is a special time of year where everyone is encouraged to be:

  • Kind
  • Loving
  • Giving
  • Caring

These are some values (like our school values) that we have been learning about.


 Think about a way that people show these values at Christmas time. Research using the internet or by speaking to people and type a post about what you find out on our class blog, on the school website. You may use videos, writing, pictures etc.


You can choose what you want to do this task about but if you are stuck, here are some ideas:

  • Food banks that help people at Christmas
  • Local Charites that help people at Christmas
  • MFR Christmas Appeal
  • The Giving Tree in Eastgate Centre
  • The Salvation Army
  • Social Bite
  • Edinburgh Sleep Out
  • A local Church
  • Community Support
  • Volunteers
  • Personal Experiences.


Some of you have asked about resources you can use at home to support revision of maths. Here are a few ideas. I hope they are helpful :
Oxford Owl includes a range of activities, top tips and eBooks to help your child with their maths at home.

Maths 4 Mums and Dads explains some of the milestones children make between the ages of 3-and-11-years-old.



Nrich. A range of maths games, problems and articles on all areas of maths. Parents of children in first level (P2-4) should select ‘stage 1’ and parents of children in (p5-7) or those requiring a challenge2should select ‘stage 2’.

Here is a list of maths websites that your children may enjoy:



Please click on the link below to access our learning overview for term two:

P4 term 2 blog overview





Don’t forget our open morning is tomorrow (03/10/17) at 11:00 – 11:45. You are welcome to come along and look and discuss your child’s writing! Hope to see you there! 


Pupil Representatives! 

Our P4 pupil representatives are as follows: 

Eco Committee – Savannah – Louise Johnson 
Junior Road Safety Officer – Finn Munro 
Health Promoter – Cian McAllister 
Uni Kid – Lilly Fergusson 
Pupil Council – Lyla Bain and Kian Calder 

Our Pupil Council Reps have made a great start, they have attended 3 meetings and and represented P4’s thoughts and opinions on  what is good about Lochardil Primary and what could be improved, what makes a good teacher and what makes a good pupil. Keep up the great work you two!


P4 have been learning about the skeleton. Today, we went outside to build skeletons using items we had found in the playground!

I think you will agree that they did a great job!

Miss Ross

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Pointillism in Primary 4!

Over the past couple of weeks primary 4 have been learning about Pointillism and George Seurat, the famous artist responsible for the artistic technique. We have been learning about his method of using small dots of pure colour to create an image. First of all, the class drew a simple landscape and added dots of colour using felt pens.

Today, some of the class finished their landscapes and were able to move on to using paints to re-create Seurat’s famous painting “The Eiffel Tower.” The class were only allowed red, blue and yellow paint as Seurat only used pure colours. This meant primary 4 had to mix their own colours if they wanted, green, purple, orange or brown! Challenging at first but we got the hang of it!




Happy Thursday everyone! Please find below a link to our learning overview for term 1.

P4Learning Overview Term 1 2017-18

Welcome to P4! I hope you all had a wonderful Summer break and are excited about being back at school in your new class. We are going to work hard, learn new things and of course have lots of fun along the way!

This week we created “encouragement bunting” to display in our classroom. The class came up with encouraging statements that they thought would make someone feel better if they were feeling down or finding something difficult. We are pleased with the results, they really brighten up the room! Here are some examples…




We have also written letters to our future selves. The class thought about what they would like to improve on this year and what they would like to learn. They wrote letters to themselves that they will open at the end of P4! Everyone wrote a lovely letter with ambitious yet achievable goals! Well done everyone!



9 thoughts on “P4

  1. Mrs Rodgers

    Wow! That is lots that they do to help! Well done finding out all this information and for helping your mum donate all the gifts . Miss M

  2. Cian McAllister

    MFR Cash For Kids Christmas Appeal

    1 in 4 children are living in poverty. This means no money for Christmas presents. MFR ask people to buy an extra present that can be given to a local kid who may not get any presents on Christmas Day. These kids range from babies to 18 years old. In 2016 MFR helped make Christmas special for 5,100 local kids. This year they hope to help even more! My mum went with her work to MFR to help pick and pack presents. If it wasn’t for this charity then some children would not get any presents on Christmas Day.

  3. Kian

    In Morrisons they do lots to help people. They have a toy appeal box for people to donate toys to MFR for poor on Christmas. They also give vouchers to Ness Bank Church for the Minister to buy things for the Christmas lunch they have for lonley and homeless people. Also they let the rotary club come into store and collect food items for homeless people. They also have a pets donation bank for munlochy animal home for animals with no homes.

  4. Owen McGonigal

    In 2016 MFR raised over £407,000 in gifts and cash and made Christmas different over 5,100 local children. They particularly struggle to find presents for teenage boys, as the most common donations are toys and girly stuff. If you cant buy a gift, you can donate money instead through a text. MFR has a 100 drop off points.
    I have emailed MFR for more info.

  5. Mrs Rodgers

    This is a great thing! You’re right, it does show kindness. Can you find out some more about it? See if you can do some research and tell us some interesting things about the MFR Christmas appeal. For example when did it first start ? How many people did they help last year? Where do you donate the gifts to? How do the gifts get delivered to the people?

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