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Abercorn Primary School

Learning and Working Together “The quality of education provided by this school is outstanding” January 2014 ETI


Year 4 - Mrs Nixon/Mrs Davidson

                         Welcome to Year 4ND!  

Our first day in P4 was great! Everyone is very happy to be back at school and we love our new classroom. Don’t we all look smart in our new uniforms? 

Great news!

Our Class Reward Cube Jar is FULL!  We earned the cubes by working hard, being kind to others and keeping the class rules. As our treat, we have chosen to have a long playtime in our school forest area.  Click to hear how excited we are! 

Celebrate! Our class reward jar is full of cubes! Well done everyone!

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                             We love being outside!
In our school grounds there is a forest area, just at the entrance. P4 were out on a sunny autumn morning in October and here are some of the things they got up to. 

🍂🪵🌲🦔Fun in the forest. Click to watch 🦔🌲🪵🍂

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Our WAU topic in Term 1A is Autumn. We will be learning about what happens during this season eg. leaves are changing colour and farmers are busy harvesting crops. We will look at the two types of trees - deciduous and evergreen. We will try to identify trees from the shapes of their leaves and their fruit. 

                                   🍁🍂ABERCORN AUTUMN WATCH🍂🍁

The class will be observing the changes to the trees in our school grounds. We will look at oak, ash, sweet chestnut 🌳  and evergreen trees🌲 There is so much to see and do outside. 

We have been learning about the parts of a tree.

Activity Based Learning: autumn

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This is one of our favourite times of the week. We have been learning about autumn through ICT, literacy, maths, art and science tasks. Everyone enjoys working together and helping each other. Click to watch what we have been up to.

Poets in P4


Everyone brought an apple to school for literacy. We talked about the apples, rubbed them to make them shiny, had a feel, smell and, best of all, a bite into our apples.  After this, we used an apple outline to write our own shape poems. Our brand new poetry word in P4 is ALLITERATION and lots of people were able to include this somewhere in their poem.  What do you think of our finished work? 

WAU/Art: Van Gogh's Sunflowers

Van Gogh painted his famous sunflowers when his friend was coming to stay because he wanted to make his home look more welcoming.  We looked at real sunflowers and drew our own in the style of Van Gogh.  Our finished sunflower pictures are displayed at the entrance to our classrooom to make it feel more welcoming.  Everyone who comes to our room feels welcome. 

School in the Past

Abercorn Primary School was opened on Thursday 18th August 1932 by His Grace The Duke of Abercorn. That means that our school has a big birthday coming up next year. smiley

You will see below pictures of the school being built and of the four previous principals of the school.

The children have been learning all about the history of our school. We have been talking about all of the differences between how the children learned then, compared to how we learn now.

Over the next few weeks the children will be asked to gather information from friends and family about their own experiences in school.

We went outside to observe the building and to draw sketches of the school.

Look at our lovely School in the Past display.

The children have been learning to play older games like 'Donkey'.

Go Gold Day

We enjoyed wearing something yellow to school to support Children's Cancer Month.

        🏆P4ND Mathletics Champions🏆     

In P4 we are developing a positive growth mind set



School Uniform Maths

We had to solve a problem to decide if it was more expensive to buy a school uniform for a boy or a girl. We had a price sheet that gave us the price of each item. We worked together to draw the items of clothing on our pupils and we recorded our calculations in a table.

😀Bored and need something new and fun to do? 😀
Look online at Art Hub for Kids (You Tube)

You will be shown step by step how to draw lots of fun things.
Get your pencils, felt tips and some drawing paper handy.  

Have fun! 

Something to keep you busy

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