Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

May 23, 2024
by Miss Mulreany
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Health Week in Room 5!

Room 5 have enjoyed completing lots of activities to mark Health Week. On Tuesday, we had a great time at our Sports Day event. We took part in three races and all tried our best when competing. We had a super time and we were really proud of our medals and stickers. It was lovely to see so many of you there to cheer us on, thank you!

 

On Wednesday, we had an energetic dance lesson from Shhh Dance. We were taught some really cool moves and enjoyed putting them together to create a short dance routine. We also had a little dance battle at the end where we showed off our best moves to our friends. It was great fun.

Today we dressed down/up as a superhero for Kilbryde Hospice Superhero Day. We had a special visit from Hope the hospice mascot. We had a little dance together and even got some high fives. Thank you for coming in to see us.

Just a reminder that on Wednesday 29th May, we will be having our class photograph. Please don’t worry about PE kits, come to school in your school uniform. We hope everyone has a great long weekend and we will see you all on Tuesday.

May 23, 2024
by Mrs Norton
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Maths in Room 4

This week we have been learning all about numbers that are the same as each other.

As part of our “dinosaur maths” we have been learning about how to measure “dinosaur eggs” with balance scales – and work out how many cubes they weigh. We even estimated how heavy they would be and could compare our estimate to how heavy they really were.

We have also been learning all about doubles and what happens when you add the same number to each other. We even spotted that the pattern was the same in counting in 2s! We have been learning songs to help us practise our doubles and counting in twos – ask me if I can sing them at home!

 

A wee reminder that class photos will be on Wednesday next week. Have a lovely long weekend everyone – I look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday.

Mrs Norton

May 23, 2024
by Mrs Meechan
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SLC Transport Consultation Update

Statutory consultation outcome report

 The council has produced their outcome report following the statutory consultation on the proposal to:

alter the qualifying distance for free secondary school mainstream transport to those living over 3 miles from their catchment secondary school. (current entitlement is more than 2 miles).

The report will be available to view by the close of business on Friday 24 May 2024.  Secondary school transport – consultation – South Lanarkshire Council.

The next step is that the consultation outcome report will be submitted to the council’s Executive Committee for decision on 26 June 2024.

May 23, 2024
by Miss Lockhart
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Happy Health Week from Room 2!

“It was health week. Today we dressed as superheroes and we could also dress in our own clothes.” E

“We met Hope the Squirrel.” E They came to visit us from Kilbryde Hospice.

“We wrote about what makes a hero and heroes in our lives.” E

“It was sports day on Tuesday and we did different races.” A

“Yesterday we were dancing and learning some dance moves and tricks.” S

“We went outside lots in the sun.” E

“We learned about our bodies.” J

We have all had a super health week and have enjoyed participating in lots of fun learning.

Room 2 Health Week

May 23, 2024
by Miss Higgins
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Newton Farm Summer Jam

This week Rooms 17, 18, 26 and 27 have been working together on organising Newton Farm Summer Jam as part of their class topic!  They have been making posters and bunting to decorate the venue, practising their performances and making crafts to sell on the day.

We are looking forward to seeing our guests on Friday 31st May.  

If any of our parents and carers have anything they can donate for our tombola stall please hand it into Room 27 by Wednesday 29th May.

Have a great time over the holiday weekend.

May 23, 2024
by Mr McCourt
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Our week in Room 16

We have had a short but fun filled week in Newton Farm!

The highlight of our week has absolutely been our school sports day, well done to everyone for taking part and for all the personal achievements shown in the different races and games.

For literacy this week we the Commas and Capital Letters have finished their book and have shown their views on these books through writing extended review pieces showing their thoughts on the characters and the plot.

For numeracy we have continued with our exploration of data handling through creating Venn diagrams in the class and showing these in out jotters using a range of categories like animals, movies, and even Taylor Swift songs!

For our Topic this week, we have focused on the character of Medusa and used her story to create collage portrait art.

Also, we have discovered a new ICT resource that is helping us to learn all about computational thinking, teamwork, and our sense of direction in numeracy; check it out! Minecraft | Code.org

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

May 23, 2024
by Miss White
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The Exciting Month of Room 17

Hello, and we’re back after a long wait! Get ready for math, literacy, and a sneak peak in our new, fab, exciting MUSIC FESTIVAL!

Maths 

In the past month we have been doing division. Although it has been very challenging,we have all enjoyed it. As a follow-on task we have learnt fractions, and how to find the fraction of a number. We have just started this follow-on task, but we are all already loving this way of math. We all find this very easy, but Miss White is sure to double the challenge soon!

Literacy

For literacy, we have been learning dialogue. We have all gotten a photo-copied comic book page, and had to turn the speech bubbles into dialogue, with quotation marks and speaker tags. We have all absolutely loved this opportunity and we look forward to more. We have also turned dialogue into speech bubbles, making up what comes next in the comic.

Topic

For our topic, we have been doing enterprise. The fun topic has been extended to creating a Music Festival, with performers, decorations, raffles, stalls, food, refreshments and more! Everyone in the following list of classes is invited their parents/carers too!:

Room 17

Room 18

Room 26

Room 27

They can bring three people with them! Parents/Carers, I hope to see you busting the move on the 31st of May!

Evie, Ella and Ethan

May 23, 2024
by Mrs Kelly
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Room 3’s Blog

This week in Room 3 we have been learning,

 

E, ‘Volcanoes’.

R, ‘We have learned about money and coins.’

S, ‘We have learned about bodies.’

E, ‘I drew a picture of a volcano.’

K, ‘I have been writing a book about dinosaurs.’

E, ‘I drew a volcano.’

I, ‘I drew a volcano.’

C, ‘I gave out sticker for sports day.’

M, ‘I won a race at Sports Day.’

H, ‘We have been learning about money, 2p, 10p, 50p.’

O, ‘We have been learning about joint phonemes.’

M, ‘I have been doing a volcano experiment with Mrs Kelly.’

N, ‘I liked dino yoga.’

A, ‘I learned hip hop dancing.’

A, ‘I have been learning volcanos made dinosaurs into birds.’

L, ‘We have been learning different words for our bodies.’

L, ‘We have been learning about ‘little’ and ‘all’.’

A, ‘We have been learning about ph.’

 

Thank you for reading our blog.

May 21, 2024
by Mrs Rae
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Active Learning 📚

Last week we had lots of opportunities for active learning in Room 6. We used this learning to help us with our spelling, non-number and mindfulness.
On Thursday, we work on practising our common words. To help us remember these, we spelled them using playdoh. Some of us used the playdoh to form separate letters, while others had the idea to carve the words into the playdoh.
On Friday afternoon, we had fun learning about position and movement. We practised using the ‘L’ sign on each hand to identify what was left and what was right before playing a ‘Left and Right’ game. We then discussed the vocabulary ‘backwards’ and ‘forwards’ to recognise what movements these words meant. Following this, we continued to explore this learning by going outside in the sunshine to create our own mazes. We partnered up with Room 5 and used blocks, chalk, coloured dots and cones to build our own mazes then guided our partners through the maze using your directional words. We had so much fun and even made the mazes into different difficulty levels.
Yesterday, to mark the start of Health Week, we spoke about the importance of having a healthy brain as well as a healthy body. We went outside in the sunshine and practised some mindfulness using our senses. We took part in some meditation and thought about what we saw, heard, tasted, smelled, and touched before writing down our ideas on a big sheet of paper. We then went for a mindfulness walk around the playground. We felt nice and refreshed afterwards.
Have a fantastic Health Week!
Room 6 and Mrs Rae 😊

May 20, 2024
by Miss O'Brien
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Room 7 – Health Week Information

Tuesday 21st May – Sports Day     9.15am – 10.45am (PE Kit, filled water bottle, sunscreen).

Wednesday 22nd May  – Dance Session  (PE Kit).

Thursday 23rd May – Superhero Day. Dress down or dress up as a superhero or someone you admire.

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