Category Archives: Primary 4

Book Fair Next Week

We are delighted to be holding the Dalry Primary School Book Fair. This is an important reading and fund raising event for the school, last year we raised £583.01 which was used to buy books for the school. The Book Fair will be held from Monday 26th February to Friday 2nd March 2018. The children will be able to browse among a wide variety of books and purchase any books of their choice. * There is no obligation to purchase any books. Last orders for the books will be Friday 2nd March 2018. No orders will be accepted after this date.

The Book Fair will be supplied by a Scottish company – The Travelling Book Company. There will be a wide selection of children’s books, young fiction and junior novels, as well as reference and non-fiction titles. It was a great success last year and allowed us to buy a large number of novels for the school.

Each class will get a chance to visit, to buy or just browse. Parents are very welcome to come and join their child’s class at the Book Fair and help him/her to choose a book. Entry to the school is via the Main Entrance only and all visitors should sign in. If you are unable to come along and your child finds a book which he/she would like, then a parental permission slip will be sent home. Some of the more popular books will need to be ordered from the company therefore, will arrive in school at some point after the Book Fair. All cheques should be made payable to Dalry Primary School.

The timetable of class visits and Fair opening times is as in the attachment below:

Book Fair Letter Home 2018

Joseph Coelho Poetry Event

On Thursday Joseph Coelho visited Dalry Primary school with the support of The Scottish Book Trust .

Joseph is a leading children’s and performance poet and was here to educate, entertain and enthral.

He did all three in good measure, introducing our P4-P7 classes to metaphor, onomatopoeia, rhyme, emotion, rhythm, aliteration, personification and simile.

He did so in a way that left big grins and excitement all round along with the ability to use a wider range of poetic tools.

If your child is interested in learning more about Joseph and seeing more of his performances use the links below.

Thanks for the visit Joseph Coelho and thank you to the Scottish Book Trust for supporting and providing it.

Joseph’s website

Joseph on CBBC

Joseph’s Youtube videos

World Book Day Festival – Thursday 1st March 2018

World Book day is next Thursday.

The children are invited to attend school dressed up as a favourite character from a book they have enjoyed reading. (This is entirely optional and your child can still attend school in their normal school uniform).

If your child has any unwanted books in your house that you feel would be suitable for the school library, please drop them off at the school office, they will be greatly received.

P3 note- P3a, P3b and P4 are off to the zoo on 1st of March so we would invite them to dress up on Friday 2nd instead, as we would hate to accidentally leave anybody dressed as The Enormous Crocodile, The Tiger Who Came to Tea or Slow Loris in a cage at the zoo, at hometime, by accident.

Joseph Coelho Visit

Scottish Book Trust Schools Event with Joseph Coelho

Thursday 22nd February

Joseph Coelho will be in school to see children in from P4-P7.


Joseph is a performance poet and playwright who is “a fresh new voice in children’s poetry”. He works tirelessly to dispel the view that poetry is “boring” with his fun and exciting poetry.

Following the event Joseph will sign copies of his books. If your child already owns copies please get them to bring them along to be signed.

Your child can also buy copies of Joseph Coelho’s books on the day (see attached letter for prices).

Children are under no obligation to buy books but if you would like them to we are able to accept cash and cheques (please make them out to Scottish Book Trust).


Panda Box Workshop

This week P4 pupils explored where Giant Pandas come from; why they became endangered; what work is being done to improve the Giant Panda population; other animals that live in China and what their skin feels like; the differences and similarities between the Giant Panda and the Red Panda and bamboo facts .

P4 Generation science workshop

P4 had fun recently at the Generation Science workshop.

Pupils learnt how to programme and debug Lego robots. They had to consider which directions they would have to give the robot to make it move around the course and avoid objects.

All pupils were able to join in and found this a very motivating way to combine maths, science and technologies. Some pupils shared their previous experience with programming and built on this by giving the robots more complicated instructions.  We will be building on this experience by continuing learning about coding, algorithms and debugging through the programme Scratch in March.