Primary 4 Blog (2018-19)


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!