Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

April 3, 2020
by Mrs Webber
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From us to you – happy holidays!

Our big surprise – our happy holiday message is now ready. Thank you to our amazing Newton Farm staff team for putting this together. A special huge thank you to Mrs Webber for coordinating it all and editing all our clips. Remember – the show is only postponed! Comment below and let us know what you think. Hakuna Matata!

April 2, 2020
by Mrs Norton
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Can you find?

Here are some great scavenger hunts that you could do with your children whilst at home. If you have older siblings why not get them involved too?

We’re all missing the boys and girls in the Nursery and would love to see any photos of the boys and girls on their scavenger hunts or anything else they are getting up to at home. Send your photos to Gw17nortonvictoria@glow.sch.uk.

 

Keep safe, and we hope to see you all back very soon.

 

April 1, 2020
by Mr Allen
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Launch Google Classroom Help Site

Launch Google Classroom Help Site

 

During the last couple of weeks the pupils and staff have been getting to grips with using Google Classroom at home. It has been great to see so many people being engaged with this new way of working. When you start using something for the first time it can seem tricky but the more we use it the better all of our skills will become. In order to support pupils, parents and staff, we have created a help site on Google Sites. This will contain short training videos that will help everyone to become more familiar with the basics of Google Classroom. Use the link below to access the training site.

 

https://sites.google.com/sl.glow.scot/newton-farm-pupil-help/home

 

March 30, 2020
by Mrs Webber
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Home Learning Information

We have tried to make it easier to navigate our home learning overviews, useful websites and other information regarding home learning. We will continue to update these with appropriate information, but please remember that these are ideas and suggestions.

To access this information from a laptop/chromebook/tablet, click on the HOME LEARNING IDEAS tab at the very top of the blog page. You will then also have a drop down option for Literacy, Numeracy and Maths, Health and Wellbeing, Topic and Interdisciplinary and Live Lessons. From here you can choose the subject area/s you were looking for.

From a mobile phone, scroll to the very bottom of the blog page to USEFUL DOCUMENTS. Here you will find the same headings and will be able to access the suggested sites.

If you have any problems finding these – please leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

March 24, 2020
by Mrs McMillan
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Find the Rainbows!

The pupils in our school today have painted rainbows and displayed them in our windows so that they are visible from the street. If you are on your daily walk and happen to be passing the school, see if you can spot any! Let us know how many you can find!

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2020
by Mrs Webber
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Useful websites

We’ve found some more useful websites that are offering activities and resources for pupils who are at home.

BBC Scotland Learning has Bitesize resources for Literacy, Maths and Numeracy and Science. There are also links to Authors Live, quizzes, audio stories and Literacy films.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04yy4wy

The Book Trust have lots of quizzes on LOADS of different subject areas – you’ll definitely find one you’ll like!

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/quizzes/

Audible, the popular audio book provider, is providing free streaming of 100s of children’s stories.

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Wind In the Willows, the classic children’s story, was performed by an all star cast in the West End a few years ago. You can watch a film of the production by clicking the link below.

https://www.willowsmusical.com/

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been updating its page of educational resources for parents and families.

https://www.npfs.org.uk/2020/03/19/school-closures-educational-resources-for-parents-and-families/

March 23, 2020
by Mrs Webber
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Home Learning Overviews

Please find the Home Learning Overviews created for each class below.

Rooms 1, 2, 3 and 4  – Mrs Kerr, Miss Gajree, Miss Macfarlane, Miss Campbell and Miss Mulreany

Home Learning Overview P1

 

Room 5 – Miss Higgins

Home Learning Overview Room 5

Room 6 – Mrs Morrison

Home Learning Overview Room 6

Room 7 – Miss Duffy

Room 7 Learning Overview

Room 8 – Mr Mackay

Home Learning Overview Room 8

 

Room 9 – Mrs Young

Home Learning Overview Room 9

Room 10 – Miss Duke

Learning Overview Room 10

Room 11 – Miss Riley

Home Learning Overview Room 11

Room 12 – Mrs Stewart

Home Learning Overview Room 12

Room 13 – Miss Stark

Home Learning Overview Room 13

Room 14 – Mrs McMillan

Home Learning Overview Room 14

Room 15 – Miss Hainie

Room 15 Learning Overview

Room 16 – Miss McIver

Home Learning Overview Room 16

Room 17 – Miss Kelly

Home Learning Overview Room 17

Room 18 – Mrs Kane

Home Learning Overview Room 18

 

 

March 22, 2020
by Miss Mulreany
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Zumba!

On Tuesday, Room 3 joined us for PE. However, we had another special teacher join us too .. Mrs Stewart! We had a quick warm up and then Mrs Stewart taught us two new Zumba dances. The first dance was called ‘Chocolatte’ and the other was a rock and roll routine. We tried our best to follow her instructions and copy the dance moves as best as we could. We were exhausted by the end of it but it was amazing. Thank you Mrs Stewart!

In light of the recent school closures, I just wanted to personally thank you for your help and support since August. The boys and girls in Room 4 have achieved so much and that is down to your commitment and hard work at home too.

Over the coming weeks, we will be using Google Classroom and the school blog as a communication tool so please keep an eye out for any updates. Over the next few days and weeks, please take some time to settle into this new routine and have a read at the documents sent home last week. These have some great learning tasks and ideas that you might wish to begin next week. We will work together to make sure that the boys and girls continue their learning journeys and I hope that you all keep safe and healthy over the coming weeks.

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