Primary 4 Creating & Designing Games

Primary 4

Creating & Designing Games

Primary 4a & 4b have been working together in small groups to create & design games.

They were all encouraged to use their own ideas, share with each other and make decisions to plan a game.

Each group had to ensure their game contained the following:

  1. Physical activity
  2. Challenging movement
  3. Name
  4. Aim

They then helped the class to learn and play their game, received feedback, reflected and (if required) adapted the game.

Game Names
Cross Tig

Bean Bag Boom Boom

Up & Down & Round & Round

Alien Astronauts

Junior Dodge Ball

Tennis Dodge


King of the Ring

Swirly Wirly Guessy Who

Dodge Run


Here are some thoughts on their learning:

‘It’s hard to get things right the first time’

‘we are learning to be in a group and listen to each other’

‘we have to try things out and sometimes make changes’

‘It’s ok to copy’

‘to make sure the game is not just about winning’

‘we need to incorporate everyone’s ideas’

‘we need to think more about organising the game for the whole class’

‘we are learning different movements’

‘we are learning to work together’

‘ to be creative’





St Johns Porty Premier League

The Porty Premier League Football season has just commenced. Each of the 8 P7 teams all played their first league game this week.

In PE, primary 7 have been learning in a football context to work together and adopt different roles and responsibilities.So far, in pre-season training they have affiliated to a team, created their own team name, designed a team logo, created a team celebration and adopted key roles within their team e.g.

  1. Manager
  2. Coach
  3. Captain
  4. Fitness Coach
  5. Reporter/writer
  6. Photographer

Teams can earn points for the following:

  1. PE kit (being responsible)
  2. Game play (3win, 2 draw & 1 loss)
  3. Fair Play (shaking hands, encouraging and support others).

Pupils have full responsibility for their own warm-ups, fitness, practice, game analysis & strategies, refereeing and decisions about the season.

Each week we will share our experience and report on our learning.










St Johns Morning Running ( Tues/Thurs)

Pupils in primary 5, 6 and 7 are invited to start the day ( Tuesday and Thursday) with a walk / run challenge around the Figgate pond. We have a rewards system in place: 10 visits ( Bronze), 20 visits ( Silver) and 30 or more ( Gold). Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for signing in and keeping track of each time they visit the park.

The register can be found just outside the gym hall.

Younger pupils are also welcome to attend but must have an adult/parent coming along to watch or run alongside! Please note that Mrs McIntyre (PE specialist) will always be in the park to supervise all the runners from 8.20 to 8.45. We look forward to welcoming new walkers/ runners to join our dedicated, enthusiastic and determined group.

Edinburgh Cross Country 14th March

Pupils from primary 6 and 7 will represent St Johns in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Cross country Finals at Inverleith Park on Monday 14th March.The school was very successful at the last event with all the runners finishing in the top 50 positions from over 150 participants. In fact 12 of our pupils finished in the top 22 positions.

The first race is at 11am and the pupils would welcome your support.