Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

🤩 Victoria Williamson Author Visit in Room 20 🤩

June 22, 2022 by Miss Napier | 0 comments

On Monday 20th June, P5/6 had the fantastic opportunity to meet the author of the novels they’ve been reading this term – in real life!

We’ve been reading two novels by Victoria Williamson side-by-side this term; The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle (whole class novel study) and The Boy with the Butterfly Mind (reading for pleasure novel).

Victoria came to talk to us about ‘Fox Girl’ as it links with our current War and Conflict topic. The novel follows the story of 2 girls; one from Glasgow and the other, a refugee from Syria. It’s a brilliantly written, uplifting story about the power of friendship and belonging.

The class took part in various activities from selecting which items they would pack in a hurry if they were fleeing violence, to learning about bias and scrutinising newspaper headlines. Victoria brought along some items that feature in the story too such as a My Little Pony cuddly toy and a green head scarf, that was modelled extremely well by one of our pupils!

The visit concluded with Victoria reading a section from the next chapter in the book (that left us on a total cliffhanger!) and signing copies of her books and postcards for the class.

What a fantastic start to our final week of term 🤩

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June 21, 2022
by L Henderson
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Room 13

I cannot believe we have reached our final week in Primary 4!   This week the children have been learning about coordinates and compass points in numeracy, and we have been finishing our novels in literacy.   In Health and … Continue reading

Our Week in Room 20

June 17, 2022 by Miss Napier | 0 comments

We cannot quite believe that we only have one more week left of term but boy are we managing to still pack in lots of learning and experiences! 😁

This week we’ve been reading more of our novel, The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, and we’ve even been able to take our reading outside to enjoy the weather. On Monday 20th June we will have an extremely exciting visitor coming to our pod… Victoria Williamson, the author of our novel! We cannot wait to meet her and to ask her lots of questions and take part in her creative writing workshop. We’ll let you know how it went next week!

Throughout the year we’ve also been completing our ‘School Year in Pixels’ which links with our Emotion Works learning. As a class we chose the colours to represent each emotion and have been tracking how we feel each day of the school year. It is important that our pupils check in with how they are feeling and to acknowledge that it is okay to have mad and frustrating days, sad and gloomy days, nervous and anxious days. As a teacher, I am delighted that my pupils have been able to track an entire school year without any covid-related interruptions! Have a look at our photos below to see how our charts are looking with one week left to go 😁

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June 17, 2022
by Ms Royle
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Room 8

This week we have been focussing on revision in both maths and literacy. Mrs Royle has been very impressed with how many of the sounds we learned at the start of the year the boys and girls can remember! There … Continue reading

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