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P4

Emma won our poster competition to encourage people to keep their dogs on leads when walking through fields. She received a lovely letter and certificate from PC Elder for her hard work and creativity.        

 

Mrs Rutherford having an arresting time during our talk from PC Elder and his two assistants.

 
Primary 4 have been learning about the different types of jobs that their parents and carers do. We recently had a visit from one of our Dad's who is our local Police Officer.

We wrote some questions on the computer for PC Elder and PC Band. We asked them what they liked and disliked about their job. The best thing they said was helping people and the worst thing was the unsocial hours.

They told us about the equipment they use to help people during accidents such as window breakers and brightly coloured jackets so that people can see them and not knock them down. They showed us a pair of goggles and a waterproof Police hat because up here in the Highlands  they have to work in the rain and snow blizzards.

They let us try on some of their Police hats, the snow goggles and they let us try on the handcuffs. After the talk, Owen and Isla put on the Police hats and handcuffed Mrs Rutherford and took her away!

We all enjoyed Pc Elder and PC Band's talk and they have convinced some children in our class to join the Police Force when they grow up.

Isla and Owen
Primary 4.

Primary 4 held a second hand book sale  as part of their committee work on recycling, reusing and reducing.  It was very well attended by all primary children and a very pleasing £106.60 was raised. This money will be set to the SSPCA, who have visited the school annually to educate the children about caring for animals.  The experience gave the children an opportunity to experience working in the retail industry and the importance of interacting positively with customers to give them a super shopping experience.

The photos show the children getting the tables with books for the customers so that their displays looked attractive. 

Drew Scott, from Pitlochry Festival Theatre, came into P4 to tell us about the part his family played in WW2.  The children were fascinated to hear his stories and hear the sad, funny and remarkable stories.  This is Drew telling the children about the construction and workings of the aeroplanes used by the RAF

 Emma dressed up as Miss Barrett and pretended to do her job for the morning

 

Primary 4 have started work on their first topic entitled ‘Me, my family and my school’. We have discussed what makes us the same and different but also unique, we have drawn beautiful pictures of our families and had a think about the changes we would make in our classroom and school if we pupils were in charge. We’re also looking at what we need to keep us healthy and are trying to bring in a healthy play piece each day such as fruit or raw vegetables.

Our second topic is going to be all about Pitlochry. Why is Pitlochry so popular with tourists? Why do people choose to move here to work and retire? What can people do in Pitlochry? We will be learning about the past as well as the present and hopefully be hearing some local stories from those that grew up here.

In the New Year, our third topic will be ‘Children in World War Two’ so parents start researching about the part your great grandparents played during that time and how the war changed their lives.

Our final topic is ‘Bridging the Gap’. We will be learning about famous bridges around the world and how they have brought communities together and eased the lives of those living in such areas.

Winter Term

Primary 4 have been working with Mr Mackenzie, our French teacher. He has been teaching us how to write the weather in French. Please look at the photos to see our efforts.


As part of the First Minister’s Reading Challenge P4 the children in Primary 4 get half an hour every Tuesday morning to share books with each other. Here are some photos of the children with their books.

On Thursday 26th October, Primary 4 went to the local library in Pitlochry. We went with Mrs Radford, Mrs Wallace and Mrs Sherriffs.  I liked when we got to look in a fact book because I got to look in a book about dolphins. One of the facts that I found out was that they can swallow a fish in a few seconds! Next I liked to look around the Atholl Centre because I thought that it was interesting how they had made it so people in a wheel chair could move around easily around the building. Over all really enjoyed the trip to the library.

 By Grace Conisbee Primary 4.

 Please look at our Gallery pictures below.

Autumn Term

Primary 4 have been participating in Heartstart lessons and have been learning how to place a casualty into the recovery position.  Some of the photos in our Gallery show the various stages that they had to perform, such as shouting for help and checking for a response, before placing them in the recovery position correctly. Mr Sherriffs, our janitor, was able to put his first aid skills to good during all our lessons.

Primary 4 worked with the S3s and Academy9 in the hall to complete various challenges. All the challenges enabled the primary pupils to use their cooperative skills as they involved team work. The pupils had a very active morning and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Academy9 team.        

Please look in the Gallery for some photographs

Primary 4 timetable

 Monday  - Art in the secondary with Mrs McDonald.

Pupils can, if they wish, bring in an old tee shirt to protect clothes.

Wednesday -  Music in the secondary with Mrs Dailly.

Thursday - PE in the secondary with Mrs Leck

Black shorts, leggings, trackies, white tee shirt.

Friday  - Committee time.

Primary 4 have responsibility for collecting paper for recycling and litter picking in the playground.

Drew Scott, from Pitlochry Festival Theatre, came into P4 to tell us about the part his family played in WW2.  The children were fascinated to hear his stories and hear the sad, funny and remarkable stories.  This is Drew telling the children about the construction and workings of the aeroplanes used by the RAF