Scottish Poems

P.4a wrote some Scottish poems on the theme of ‘Ma Hame’ for Burn’s week. Here are a couple of the poems written by Ala and Lewis.

Ma Hame by Lewis

Ma Hame smells like baked bread.

Ma Hame looks like a warm fire.

Ma Hame is a happy place.

Ma Hame tastes like hot toast.

I love ma hame.



Ma Hame by Ala

Ma Hame smells like strawberries.

Ma Hame tastes like buttered toast.

Ma Hame gives love to people.

Ma Hame is where you hear heart beats.

Ma Hame is where you’re happy.

Ma Hame is where we show love.

      There’s nae place like hame.

Do This In Memory Mass update

There was a good turnout at both the P4 St John’s 9.30am and P3 St Mary Magdalene’s 11.15am masses on Sunday 27th January as part of this year’s sacramental preparation programme. Children were involved in saying the readings, sharing prayer intentions and taking down the offertory during both masses and both congregations watched a thank you film from STEKA about the fundraising efforts to build three vocational training centres for the young people.

There is a P3 Reconciliation meeting scheduled for 7pm Monday 25th February in the St John’s Church hall for bothparents and children.

Christmas Tree Technology by Emilia P.4a

We worked in groups to make a Christmas tree out of recycled materials. In my group was Isla, Sophia and me, Emilia.

The materials my group used were tissue paper, cardboard boxes, paper and plastic bottles.

I helped my group by making tissue paper flowers and getting ideas and fixing problems.

We decorated the tree with tissue paper flowers, cardboard chocolates and a yellow star with a blue spot in the middle.

My group worked nicely together but next time we could make it better by listening more to each other.

I enjoyed making the tree because I always had a job.

By Emilia P.4a

Topic Report by Sandy P.4a

P.4 did a topic about Houses and Homes. First we learned about different types of homes like a flat or terraced. My house is a terraced house.

Then we found out about castles. I learned that the first type of castles are motte and bailey castles and they were built by the Normans.

Next we learned about crofts and crannogs. I learned that a croft is not a house but a piece of land and the people who lived on the croft were called crofters.

We went on a trip to Edinburgh Castle and I liked seeing the prisons of war and Mons Meg the biggest canon in Scotland.

What I enjoyed about this topic was probably the trip to Edinburgh Castle.

Written by Sandy P.4a

A busy week for P4B

Primary 4B

This week we continued to learn how to use Book Creator. We began to write about the Nativity story and we wrote about our class talks. We spoke into the i -pads and our words appeared on the screen. It was a bit difficult and funny because the i-pad sometimes mistook what we said and the stories were odd.

We have been listening to the Jesse Tree story each day. It tells us lots of different stories from the bible. We like it because the characters are sometimes funny and the old man in the story was grumpy at the beginning but is now more cheery.

Over the last few weeks, we have been learning lots of Christmas carols and a couple of Christmas songs. We did this because we were going to sing at different churches to elderly people. We sang really well and got better each time we sang to different people. BUT the best of all was when we sang to our families and to the school at assembly. We also explained about different Christmas traditions. People that heard us sing said that we sang clearly, looked happy and that they really enjoyed listening to us. We were tired by the end of the week.

At each place where we sang, people were very kind and gave us something to eat and drink.

Our favourite song was Frosty the Snowman.

By Primary 4B