P4 Homework Expectation

Spelling Homework

Now your child is in P4, they will be encouraged to have greater independence and responsibility for their own learning. Therefore, spelling homework will be taken home on a Wednesday afternoon and returned the following Tuesday morning. This must be checked and initialed by an adult.

Pupils will write their spelling words on a new page of their jotter on Wednesday each week. At home they should use:


Write out their new spelling words three times in neat columns. They should also complete a green activity card which will earn pupils 2 credit card points. An optional red activity may be completed for extra practice (and 1 credit card point) but is not mandatory.

Reading Homework

Reading will consist of a variety of activities including Literacy Circles, Novel Studies and individual reading tasks. A library novel will also be chosen by your child.

Maths & Numeracy Homework

Maths/Numeracy homework will be given out on a regular basis to tie in with what has been taught in class. This will be handed out on Wednesday to be returned the following Tuesday morning.

Topic Homework

There will be occasional homework for topic which may include individual research and class talks.

General Expectation

Please ensure homework book is covered. In P4 we expect children to date work, present their work neatly, and use rulers to draw lines.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Watts & Mrs Roy

P4 week beginning 17/06/19

Spelling: This week is the last week of homework. Spelling words are in their homework jotter.

Reading: Please see reading record.

Monday 17th: Visit from a Roman soldier…ask your child about it…they loved it!

PE as usual Wednesday and Thursday.

Many thanks,


Lisa Cumming.

P4 Homework 20/5/19

Reading: please see the green reading diary and ensure that your child has their reading book and record every day.

Spelling: see the homework jotter. Sentences to be written using the spelling words.

Individual talk: As next week is health week I have asked the children to prepare a 2 minute (minimum) talk about being healthy. This can include: teeth, exercise, hygiene, diet, sleep etc. They can reflect on what they think about their own health and include any sport or activity that contributes to their health. If they want to bring in items to use in their presentation they can. Each child will be given a large sheet of paper to make a poster to support their talk.

I will confirm times for the talks next week.

Other News:

Health Week – next week beginning May 27th. Children should wear sports clothes and footwear to school as they have several taster activities during the week.

Sports Day is on Monday 27th in the afternoon.

Summer Fair : Friday 31st May.


Lisa Cumming

P4 Homework 29/04/19

This week P4 have the following homework.

Spelling: as per their homework jotter. Please make sure your child writes sentences that include their spelling words. The sentences must not start with ‘I’.

Numeracy: We are having a times tables focus at the moment, knowing their times tables will help with a lot of activities in numeracy and maths. e.g. fractions, division, measure, addition, money.  We learn them in the following order:  10x, 2x, 5x, 3x, 4x. This is the minimum we aim for children to know by the end of P4.

Reading: Please refer to the reading diary.

PE will continue to be on Wednesday and Thursdays.

Next Monday –  6th May is a holiday for staff and children.

Our main topic this term is ‘The Romans’.

Thank you,

Lisa Cumming

P4 01/04/19

I can’t believe it’s the Easter holidays already!

No spelling homework this week, just reading.

On Tuesday 2nd April we are walking to the church for an Easter workshop.

Friday 5th April the whole school will walk to church for the Easter service.

School will finish at 12.25pm on Friday

All resume Tuesday 23rd April.

Have a lovely Spring break.


Lisa Cumming

P4 Homework 25/03/19

Spelling homework is written in their jotters, this is to be handed in on Friday. It should be completed in cursive writing and children should write sentences that include their spelling words.

Reading is in their reading diary, we are reading every day so reading book and diary should be in school every day.

The fractions sheet they had sent home last week is due in on Wednesday.

As you may have heard Mrs Cooney has had a baby girl, both are well and she has been named Elspeth. We wish them all well. The children have all been very excited to hear news of Mrs Cooney and her baby.

Library books should be returned by next week please. Sadly Janice and Christine are retiring from being our librarians. They have done an amazing job of increasing and maintaining the library and providing the borrowing service for the children. Huge thanks go to Janice and Christine.

Lisa Cumming


P4 Homework 18/03/19

Reading is as per usual, please see the green reading diary.

Spelling is in their green homework jotters. Children are to write sentences that include their spelling words, they are to start their sentences without using ‘I’. Spelling homework is to be handed in on Friday.

Numeracy: Their are two Sumdog challenges on which will be there until Thursday. I will also be sending out a Fractions sheet to be handed in on Monday.

Swimming has now finished.


Lisa Cumming