Term Ahead: October – December 2018                       Primary 4

Term two already! We have a busy term ahead, including preparing an Assembly to celebrate Diwali and Rugby Taster sessions. In the boxes below, we have provided details of what the children will be learning over this term and some other useful information.

Literacy and English

In reading, we will be concentrating on identifying the main ideas of a text and looking at how authors use language to develop characters

In writing, our focus will be on writing personal and imaginative stories using the building work round school as a stimulus!

We will continue to teach grammar and punctuation alongside writing. We will be using Word Boost to build vocabulary for our extended writing. We will be focusing on some of the tricky joins in handwriting.

Spelling will concentrate on common tricky words, topic words and past tense verbs ending in -ed

Numeracy and Mathematics

Our focus in Maths this term is addition and subtraction and how this is recorded formally

In numeracy, we will be looking at measure in real life situations and the properties of some 2D shapes, also linked to real life situations.

We will continue to use SEAL strategies to help support our understanding of numbers.

We will be using Big Maths Beat That to support our mental agility.

Learning Across the Curriculum

In RME we will be learning about Christianity, in particular, festivals and customs relating to Christmas. We will be supported in this by visits from one of our School Chaplains, Mr Barber.

Our topic focus will be ‘The Senses’, and is a science based theme.

In Health and Wellbeing, we will be continuing our work on resilience. We will also be looking at different foods, and linking this to our Senses topic.

In PE, we will be finishing the gymnastics unit and then moving on to fitness.


P.E: will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure children have their kit with them on those days to ensure they get the full benefit of lessons.

Home Learning: This will be given out on a Friday and should be brought back to school on a Thursday. This work is an opportunity for you to find out what your child has been learning in school. It should be enjoyable and stress free, use your judgement to decide how much your child is capable of doing.


Clothing: Please can you make sure that ALL of your children’s clothes are clearly named.

P4B have been looking at patterns in the environment as a stimulus for art. These are some of the amazing photographs which they took of patterns outside.