Primary 4 Blog (2018-19)


Celebrating Success!

Our CKPS Superheroes are pleased to be able to CONGRATULATE two of our P4 pupils this month…. take a look at the slides to see who has been noticed for their hard work and determination to succeed…. 

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STEM Morning in P4A (by Deja)

For stem morning we went to the allotment.To look at mini beasts.we had five minutes to find mini beasts after the five minutes we had to write what mini beasts and how many we found.we found slugs ,snails,spiders,ants,millipedes,centipedes and catipillers.Ms Mathieson gave us a putter we had to suck up the mini beasts so we could get a closer look.we done this because we are going to make a bug hotel !!!!

STEM Morning in P4B (by Alice)

In P4B we’ve been trying to see where mini beasts and their habitats are. It was hard work finding the mini beasts.

We’ve been designing bug hotels to help the environment too.

Stormy Seas!

P4A enjoyed creating their Viking Longship collages.

WARNING: this video may make you feel seasick too!

P4 and P6 Pupils Impress Teamwork Tina…

Our CKPS Superhero Teamwork Tina really enjoyed seeing us all work well as a team when we met up and enjoyed time reading and playing a literacy game with our ASL Literacy Buddies. WELL DONE everyone!

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Dr Seuss said: You can find magic wherever you look! Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!

Judo Taster

P4 loved trying out judo moves! Flyers advertising the club went home this week!

What does your garden grow!?

Our class started to work in the allotments by digging up all the weeds. We then put down the wood chips. We made paper pots out of old newspaper and planted leeks, cabbage, beetroot and sunflowers seeds. We kept them in our classroom for three weeks until they had grown. We then planted them at least fifteen cm apart in the allotment.

Some of  the groups did litter picking to make the allotment neat and tidy.  We also have strawberries and rhubarbs. Everyday we check on the plants to make sure they  are ok and water them.

by Dyllan and Aakash.

‘Reuse’ Cooperative Learning

P4 were delighted to assist P1 in reusing junk to invent musical instruments. All manner of shakers, drums, bells and pinging instruments were made in this workshop. We played along to the Cup Song to try out our instruments! We had lots of fun!

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

“It’s all about education!”

What a great job Primary 4 did of teaching us all about the 3Rs.

Mr Harper and Ms Mathieson are so proud of everyone and want to thank all the people who helped to make our class assembly such a success!

All the lines and songs were performed with such gusto! WELL DONE!

Our Assembly Invitation

B09A1166-3E6A-4933-A88F-ABCDF77D9B1CThese gorgeous invites went home this week inviting parents to our Reduce Reuse Recycle Assembly next Friday at 9.15am.  Everyone in P4 is busy learning their lines and songs words and looking forward to the big day!


10 Minute ‘X Table’ Challenge

These students relish a challenge and are now focusing on completing their grids in under 5 minutes and getting 100/100! Practising Polly certificates for each of these superstars! Keep up the hard work! A1E42003-4508-4949-8F57-287965D3F61F

World Book Day Live Lesson

1DD7602C-B28B-4EBE-BDF2-08D8C66FC3DDEveryone in P4 enjoyed tuning into a BBC Live Lesson today to hear from famous authors: Malorie Blackman, Rob Biddulph and Cressida Cowell. We heard about how they got into writing and where they get their ideas from. We all completed mini tasks set by these authors and were inspired by the dress up book characters!

Looking forward to our Carrick Knowe Primary character parade!

Swimming in P4!

P4A have loved their swimming lessons. Their confidence and skills have greatly excelled over the 6 weeks! And a big thanks to those Mums who helped us over the 6 weeks walking to and from Forrester High School!

Swimming certificates to follow…!

Swimmmmmmming in P4!

Everyone is really enjoying their lessons and making good progress! Swimming Stars this week received certificates for wonderful floating shapes, good listening, helpful demonstrations, persevering with deep dives and for being brave and determined! C2DC21DF-32A5-42F3-8F79-5818658FD56C.jpeg

Lego Club Bridge Challenge


These boys excelled at the Build a Bridge challenge at Lego Club today! Great team work and fantastic design. What a strong structure. Great engineering.


Happy New Year!

P4 have had a great first day back! Everyone is really happy to be back and ready to learn. We have spent the day creating 2019 calendars and hope you enjoy them!

Book Week Assembly

Last week we celebrated Scottish Book Week. We’ve enjoyed reading some fantastic stories and have been exploring this year’s theme of diversity. At assembly on Friday a few members from each P4 class presented wonderfully to the rest of school about what they’ve been doing during book week.

We’ve recreated stories we’ve enjoyed, created some brilliant art work based on stories and even sorted out nouns and adjectives after a witches spell got them all mixed up!

Carrick Knowe Church Trip


Everyone in P4 had a lovely time visiting our local church. We had a really warm welcome from Mrs Mathieson (the minister) and a really good look around! We all now know all about the different parts of a church from the font to the pulpit!


SumDog Superheroes!

Well done to those students who achieved their Sumdog challenge! Keep up the hard work! 75BCA058-EA41-4215-9D7D-555B86F17C86.jpeg

Superheroes Are Back!

Well done P4, we spotted so many super powers this week! Lots of Co-operative Skills, Creativity and Practice!

STEM: Hand Washing (By Alice, P4B)

Yesterday in P4B we made hand washing devices for people in Kenya

We made them with recyclable materials and we had to bring in the materials ourselves. Everyone really enjoyed it and can’t wait to do something like this again!

STEM: Hand Washing (By Deja, P4A)

Yesterday we made hand washing devices for the people in Kenya.we got vasilen on our hand with glitter then we had to wash with elier soap and water or just water and nothing . Then we got cards and we where walking around the class and we shook hands with a clear or infected. We tested are devices out side with water to see if it would work.

Halloween Jokefest in P4

Primary 4 got into the Halloween ‘spirit’ this week by creating a spooky joke video!

Watch if you dare!

Mindset Madness in P4B

Today, everyone in P4B put everything that they had learned during this term’s Growth Mindset lessons into practise.The challenge was to work as a team to create the tallest tower using limited resources of newspapers and masking tape. This was tricky and at the beginning of the lesson, Mrs Clark heard a few comments of “I can’t do this” and “I don’t understand how to do this…”

But through perseverance, teamwork and a little YET magic – all teams experienced success…and there are certainly a few budding engineers in P4B! It was great to see everyone encouraging each other and working together to achieve a goal – fabulous effort everyone.

Star Of The Day!

Ollie The Dog

What a great start to the week! Keep up ‘doubles’ practice!

More Job Interviews…

Tammy, Kate and David also came to tell us about their jobs…

Tammy works at Johnston’s financial services and she has worked for 16 years. She is a office manager. She makes sure that everyone in the office has enough stationary.Her favourite type of math is percentages. Tammy has loved maths for all her life. When Tammy was in high school she won silver for a math competition. The company made £10,850,000 profit.

Kate is a project manager and she works for Lloyds bank. She has worked for Lloyds bank for 12 years and she works 3 days a week.She works 8 hours a day. The company has spent £152,000,000 for cyber safety. Lloyds bank has over 30,000,000 customers. They have 75,000 employees.

David works for a fish factory and sometimes he gets fish bones in his fingers. The company has a 104 men and 12 women working for them. David’s target is 248 stone of fish a week. He gets no bad complaints about his job. The man who owns the company is worth £11,000,000. He thinks that math is very important in his job. Every week he gets sent 1,243 tuna. His favourite part of his job is coming home and the worst part of his day is waking up in the morning.

Ollie Walkers!

Ollie loves going for a walk! These boys have been wonderfully cooperative, kind and generous students in P4B – what amazing Carrick Knowe Primary School role models. You rock!

P4 Superhero Superstars

03CE853D-0BD1-4BE7-9BA7-1E9DF1E87002Well done to all those P4 students who earned a Superhero certificate this week! You are on track, focussed, motivated and so, so awesome!

Parent Job Interviews

P4A have loved interviewing parents about the maths in their jobs! Take a look at some things we found out below…

Leah’s dad came to visit P4A for Scottish maths week to talk about how he uses maths in his job as a Sky TV salesman. Did you know Sky sells more packages in November because it is getting close to Christmas . They have 11,000,000 customers per year. The math skills he uses are dividing and multiplying. His favourite part of his job is helping people . He uses lots of money for example kids box sets are five pound per month and Sky cinema is thirty pound per month. He has worked with math all his life.
By Leah and Lauren

Alice’s mum is a statistician and works for the NHS. 1,643,564 people visited the A and E department in Scotland last year. The group of people that visit the most are over the age of 70. She finds it difficult to explain numbers to people. She has worked with math for 20 years. She likes her job.
By Alice and Megan

I Feel Good!

07D342E8-41DE-4253-B114-1E3D0BB322E8.jpegP4 have a new buddy called Ollie! He’s an all-singing and all-dancing pup!

Whenever someone gets to take him on a walk, it’s to celebrate the amazing work, growth mindset or behaviour going on in class!

Some wonderful girls from P4B took Ollie on a walk next door to visit P4A to tell us all about their fabulous writing! Great work girls! Keep it up!

Van Gogh Inspired Sunflowers

We are looking forward to turning our classrooms and corridors into an art gallery! Here’s a sneaky peak at P4As sunflower paintings!

So much concentration!
Such colour!
So many tones!
Different styles!

Primary 4 Have Started Well!

Well done girls! You are the first two students in Primary 4 to earn a ‘Focused Felicity’ certificate for super focus and hard work! What a great start to the year!

Primary 4 and 5 have also been outside and they’ve been digging up lots of vegetables including carrots, onions, peas and beetroot. Mrs Iley was also very impressed with that HUGE courgette above. And even more impressed when it was turned into soup at home!


We hope everyone had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to an exciting year. This year the Primary 4 teachers will be Ms Mathieson in P4A and Mr Harper in P4B. Mrs Clark will also be working with P4B on a Wednesday.

Keep checking back here as the year progresses for more updates and photos!