Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

December 1, 2021
by Ms Erskine

Newton Farm Nursery School Staff Team

December 1, 2021
by Mrs Meechan

Catchment Consultation

Good afternoon

As part of the consultation process on the proposed changes to catchment areas for Newton Farm Primary and Hallside Primary, Education Scotland will be gathering feedback from pupils, staff, parents and carers on their views on the proposed changes.   Please email the school office if you would like to speak to the Education Scotland Team and share your views and your contact information will be passed on to them.

Kind regards

Mrs Meechan

🦺 Be Bright Day 26th November 🔦

November 30, 2021 by Miss Napier | 0 comments

On Friday 26th November, our Junior Road Safety Officers held a fabulous ‘Be Bright’ Day in the school and nursery. Our pupils learned about staying safe by the roads in winter by dressing brightly so that they can be seen. We encouraged all pupils to dress in bright/reflective clothing and accessories to raise awareness of this and each class, across the nursery and school, completed different activities too. The brightest dressed pupil from each class was awarded with one of our ‘Brightest Dressed’ goody bags and a certificate, while our nursery pupils each received a Ziggy reflective sticker for their efforts. Our staff got on board too, with some winning prizes too!

Take a look through our photos to see a selection of our brightest pupils and their hard work. Well done everyone! 😁

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November 30, 2021
by Ms Tighe

Room 19 W/B 22/11/21


Here’s what we have been up to this week.

In Literacy, the Roald Dahl group focused on phoneme ‘se’ and continued using their reading strategies for their book ‘Alien Stole My Dog’. The David Walliams group focused on Common Words this week and looked a lot at inferencing the deeper meaning of a text using the novel Emily’s Surprising Voyage.

Our new class novel is The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher. We loved his style of writing in The Creakers and wanted to explore more of his work. Also perfect for the run up to Christmas.

We also did some Active Literacy stations focusing on punctuation.

For Numeracy we have been consolidating our multiplication and division strategies and focusing on the link between them.

For our topic we designed our own Scottish Castles whilst also looking at the work of artist Paul Klee. We were inspired by his paintings and we created castles using elements of line, shape, colour and tone.

It was great to see all the children in their ‘Be Bright’ clothes today. A happy end to another great week.

Miss Tighe

November 29, 2021
by Mrs Webber

Parent Council AGM

Our Parent Council AGM will be held on Thursday, 2nd December at 6.30pm via Zoom call.

If you would like to attend this meeting and are not a current member of the Parent Council, please email the school office to let us know that you will be attending. This will mean we can ensure that you are accepted onto the call.

November 29, 2021
by Mrs Webber

Room 14

Last week we worked hard to complete our subtraction topic in Numeracy and are now moving on to look at Multiplication this week, which we all seemed excited about! In Literacy, we have continued to work on our spelling and started new reading books which we have been using our Active Literacy reading strategies on. We have also started looking at living and non-living things in Science and had a super discussion about the different features both living and non-living things have. To complete the week, we had some fantastic ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ outfits today to support and encourage safety on the roads.

November 28, 2021
by Miss Reid

Room 16

This week we have been working on a range of mental maths strategies to help us work out different calculations. During Literacy we have started to look at narrative writing again, with the children writing their own story maps to begin planning their creative stories.

During topic the children were working collaboratively in their groups to discuss their inventions and worked through a checklist and made notes on this, including advertising and marketing their product.

Today we had our ‘Be Bright’ day in school today and we had lots of brightly coloured pupils in class today, and our winner was Kreena!

Hope you have a lovely weekend,

Miss Reid


November 28, 2021
by Miss Gajree

P3 R10 – Be Bright Be Seen Day :)

This week, The Junior Road Safety Team organised a Be Bright Be Seen Day across Newton Farm Primary School. It was a fantastic day with lots of bright coloured costumes worn! 🙂

P3 R10 had a discussion about the importance of wearing reflective clothing on dark nights. The pupils also had the opportunity to design A Be Bright Be Seen logo. The pupils worked in pairs and practised typing words from their Road Safety Week word search using The Notes programme and the keypad facility on the Ipads.

Keep up the great work P3 R10! 😊

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November 26, 2021
by Miss Mulreany

Wear it Bright 🌟💡

Room 5 dressed up today in fantastic bright and fluorescent clothing to highlight the importance of dressing brightly in the Winter months. We had everything from glow sticks to light up trainers. We discussed the importance of Road Safety in Winter and also completed some fun tasks. We designed our own hi-vis vests and also enjoyed creating bright outfits for a young cyclist. It was very difficult to choose but well done to Cal who won best dressed in Room 5! 🏅

This week we have also been trying really hard to spell our common words accurately. We enjoy playing ‘speed writing’ to see how many times we can write one of our common words in one minute. We also visited the library again this week to swap our books and we are enjoying silent reading in class each day. Our instant recognition of common words is improving when we read. Well done everyone! 😊


We celebrated another fantastic achievement today in Room 5. A huge congratulations to Ella who won the bookmark competition for the Primary 1-2 category. Ella’s bookmark encapsulated a love of reading and is now in the process of being copied and made into lots of bookmarks for our school library. Well done superstar! 📚🎉

Be Bright, Be Seen!

November 26, 2021 by Miss Campbell | 0 comments

Hello Everyone!

Today we considered the importance of being visible when out during the darker nights. The children had great fun participating in the activities of the day and looked fantastic!

In Numeracy this week, we explored written methods for addition up to 1000 along with learning new multiplication facts. We even started work on measure due to the interest from the measuring tapes in our Read,Write and Count bags given out last week!

Next week, we will be covering lot’s of work for our topic.  We look forward to sharing some of our learning with you soon.

Have a lovely weekend with your families. Remember to ‘Be Bright and Be Seen.’

Best Wishes,

Miss Campbell and Room 12


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