Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

Room 19 News

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A very busy week in Room 19.

In Literacy, the David Walliam’s group phoneme focus is ‘ee’. They have been continuing work on their novel ‘The Best Dog in the World’. The Roald Dahl group have been consolidating all phonemes they have learned so far and have taken part in lots of fun activities to develop their spelling strategies. They also completed a Metalinguistic task for their novel ‘Boy Racer’. They were presented with tricky words from the book and had to use the Metalinguistic codes to figure out the meaning.

In numeracy, we took our learning outside and created different games to practise out times tables.

In Science, we used Oreo cookies to learn about the phases of the moon. The children absolutely loved this activity.

It is Challenge Poverty week this week and the children discussed in their group what differences they think should be made to end Poverty in Scotland.

It was also National Poetry day this week. As a class we took part in children’s poet, Simon Mole’s workshop – writing a poem about our ‘Dream Day’. We then watched a video of Michael Rosen giving us top tips on how to perform a poem. Everyone had the chance to perform their poems to their groups and then a few children were selected to perform in front of the whole class. They did a fantastic job!

We have made some Halloween decorations to get us into the spooky season.

We have finally finished our class novel ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The class have loved this book and have explored most areas of the curriculum with it. It felt only right for the class to take part in a scavenger hunt for their very own Golden Tickets. The excitement was real! I cannot wait to start our new class novel after the October Week and see where it takes us.

I hope you enjoy the October break with your family.

 

  • Miss Tighe

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