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Welcome to Mr Cunningham's class


Dear Parents,

The children have settled into their new classes brilliantly. They are all making new friends and working hard as they begin their "special year."


A few important dates for your diaries:

The children will make their First Holy Communion on Saturday 14th May 2016 at 11am in St Agnes' church.

There will be a First Holy Communion Talk, for parents, on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at 7:30pm in the school assembly hall.

Parent teacher meetings will take place early November and I look forward to meeting you all to discuss the work the children have, and will, be doing in Primary 4.

Miss P. Rooney, Miss C. O’Brien, Mrs Thompson & Mr. N. Cunningham
(Primary 4 teachers)


  • Homework:
Homework is given Mon – Thurs.
It should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.
It will usually include spellings.
Reading homework is given on a Monday and a Wednesday
Spelling is taught within the class and sent home for consolidation. We follow the ‘Have a Go’ approach. Children are asked to sound out words, break them into chunks and see if they ‘look right’. At home, children are asked to Look, Say, Cover, Write and Check their spellings (LSCWC).

  • Reading
We encourage children to read for at least ten minutes per night. They receive a reading book every Monday, which has already been discussed within class. They visit the school library once a week to choose a book.

  • PE
Our PE day is Friday and our class time is from 10.40-11.25.
As part of our approach to healthy living, P.4 pupils are asked to change for PE.
Our class will wear their uniform to school and change in class before going to PE.

  • Snack
We encourage a healthy approach to mid-morning snack. Pupils bring in their own snack which should consist of a piece of fruit or plain biscuit and water or milk to drink.

  • Mathematics
A practical approach to the teaching of Maths topics is adopted. They include adding and subtracting tens/units and hundreds/tens/units; counting to 1000; early multiplication and division; money to £10;
time (12 hr clock); fractions (1/2, ¼); shape and space; symmetry and data handling.

  • The World Around Us
As part of the new Revised Curriculum, History, Geography and Science merge into a new area called ‘The World Around Us’. Key topics include Time to Move :how we move - our bodies and how to be healthy; movement of time – days/months/seasons, now and then; how things move- forces and energy, migration).
Life during World War II; Countries involved, Rationing, Evacuation, Materials and Recycling; Mapwork.
Birds and Beasts: Animals and Mythical Creatures/Legends.

  • Music
Music is to be taught in the music cubical at the back of the school. The children will become familiar with different instruments, including African Drums.

I hope your children have a fun and enjoyable year in P4C.

Animal Magic Displays By P4C

Our Lenten Promises. Will we stick to them? Who Knows?

Primary 4C "shattered!!" after their sponsored walk. As a class the children raised £200.20! An unbelievable amount! Thank you for your generosity!

Guess Who?

P4C having fun on their Halloween Party Day!

P4C all dressed up! Can you guess what/who they are??

Halloween Musical Chairs! The Scary Witch won!! Well done!!

Our Class Trip to Castle Espie. The children had great fun learning about migration, Brent Geese and features of birds. The children thoroughly enjoyed feeding the ducks and playing in the forest park at the end of the day. A special thanks to Jessica's Dad and Jack's Mum for coming along to help.

Having fun in the park at Castle Espie