Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

May 16, 2022
by Miss Reid
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Last week in Room 16

Last week in Room 16 we were working hard during literacy and numeracy.

On Wednesday, Room 16 went on our fantastic school trip to Amazonia to reinforce our learning of our class topic ‘The Rainforest’. The children had the opportunity to discover new/interesting facts about all these exotic animals, some of which were endangered. During the handling session, the children were given a chance to hold a tarantula, a gecko and a python, with some of the children brave enough to face their fears which was excellent, so well done everyone! We also participated in an interactive quiz which became very competitive! This was an excellent day and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend,

Miss Reid/Mr McKay

May 16, 2022
by Miss Gajree
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Story Session :)

Last week, P3 R10 enjoyed listening to a story in the school library. The book was called Horrid Henry Tricks the Tooth Fairy. We focussed on and discussed the language used in this story. The pupils also had the opportunity to guess what certain words in the story meant.

It was an enjoyable learning experience and the pupils are looking forward to listening to more stories being read in the school library! 😊

 

May 13, 2022
by Ms McIver
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P7 Summer Fair

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to our wonderful friends in Newton Farm, our P7 Summer Fair was a huge success! We hope you enjoyed your visit over to the pods! We loved having the opportunity to spend time with you all after being kept apart for so long.

Primary 7, all we have heard over the last couple of days is how fantastic you were with all the children throughout the school. You are absolute stars. Miss McIver and Miss Stark are so proud!

We will be in touch next week with the winner of the sweeties in the jar, name the mascot and the octopus’ birthday! 🍬🐙🎟⚽️

May 13, 2022
by Mrs Ventre
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Room 1

Good afternoon everyone!

We have had a very busy week in Room 1.

In Literacy we learned the sound ‘ph’.  Ask your child to tell you words that have the ph sound in them.

Our common words this week were, first little and one. Ask your child to tell you a sentence with these words.

In Numeracy we were working on our number bonds to 10. Ask your child the different ways to make 10.

We started our new money focus this week and the boys and girls really enjoyed the opportunity to explore money through role play. Ask your child why we use money.

This week we finished our focus on Dinosaurs and created our very own dinosaurs using a range of materials. Please see our fabulous work below.

Mrs Ventre and Miss MacIntyre

 

May 13, 2022
by Miss Higgins
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Health Week 2022

Good afternoon,

Week beginning Monday 16th May 2022 is Newton Farm Health Week.  The children will be participating in a variety of sports activities throughout the week.  The details of your child’s sports activities are on their Google Classroom.

Each class will be outside in the sports pitch participating in their activities from 9:30am to approximately 12pm.  There will be a break from 10:30am to 11:00am when no activities will be taking place.  Adults are welcome to come and watch their child on the day of their activities.

On the day of their sports activities the children will have the opportunity to purchase snacks and drinks from our healthy tuck shop organised by the Newton Farm Pupil Council.  They will be selling water, juice and healthy snacks including cereal bars and baked crisps.  Each item will cost 50p and it will be cash only.  Children are welcome to bring in money on the day they have sports activities.   The tuck shop will be open during break time.

Please ensure that your child has waterproof clothing with them in case it rains.  We also suggest bringing an extra bottle of water with them on the day.

Children can also wear PE kit all week as they will be taking part in a variety of active activities throughout the week.

We look forward to a fantastic health week and welcoming back visitors to our school.

 

 

May 13, 2022
by Ms Royle
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Room 8

This week room 8 have had lots of fun practising for our sports event next week. We worked on our jumping skills for the sack race, running skills for the flat race and had lots of giggles practicing with potatoes for the egg and spoon race.

In other areas we continue to consolidate our phoneme learning, this week looking at ‘ll’ and ‘e-e’ again. We continued to work on our comprehension skills with our new reading books and wrote a wonderful piece of explanatory writing on the life cycle of a Sea Turtle.

Maths saw us carry on with multiplication. The boys and girls have been working hard on this and are picking it up very quickly.

Finally, we had lots of fun at the primary 7 Summer Fun fair. See some pictures below.

 

Happy weekend,

Mrs Royle.

May 13, 2022
by Miss Duffy
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Another busy week in Room 7… 

On Monday we had lots of fun during our LimeLight Music session and created some dance moves to go along
with the songs. On Tuesday we had a great time on our Trip to Amazonia. On Wednesday we had a mini Eid celebration to round up our RME topic and got to try some food – pilau rice, onion bhajis, veg samosas, curry sauce, sparkling mango juice and some dates. We also had a listen to some traditional music whilst we ate. On Thursday we visited a new park and had lots of fun exploring the equipment- there was even some outdoor gym machines. On Friday we visted the P7 fair and enjoyed taking in part in the different games and activities.
 
We are currently in the process of updating our role play area and would be grateful to borrow any ‘Amazonia’ themed stuffed toys – snakes, monkeys, parrots, lizards etc. If you have anything at home you think we could use please send these in next week and we promise to take good care of them!

Reminders for next week: 

  • Health week – please wear PE kit to school all week (waterproofs/sun protection if needed)
  • Sporting events – Wednesday 18th May 9:30-12pm, family spectators welcome. Healthy tuck shop will be available to make purchases
  • Outdoor Classroom Day – Thursday 19th – please make sure to bring in 3 toilet roll tubes and 1 clean tin can for our bug hotel project

May 13, 2022
by Mrs Stewart
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Room 17 in the Amazon

On Wednesday, we went to visit Amazonia in Strathclyde Park.

First, we had a great time in the park outside before entering Amazonia.

Inside Amazonia, it was very warm and humid. There were exotic birds flying around and they made some very loud squawks.

We also got to handle a tortoise, snake and a tarantula.

May 13, 2022
by Mrs Webber
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Room 14

During the week, Room 14 have taken part in a variety of new learning.

In PE, we have been working hard with Room 13 in preparation for next week’s sporting activities for Health Week. 

We have moved on to look at time in Numeracy and have had interesting discussions regarding the calendar, days of the week, months of the year and also units of time. We have learned that every 4 years we have a leap year and so the length of a year is actually 365.25! 

In Literacy, we have continued our group novels and completed strategies such as sequencing a text in the correct order, questioning and visualisation to improve our comprehension of the texts we are reading.

Yesterday, we had a lovely time at at the summer fair and the weather was kind to us! Have a look at some of our pictures.

Have a super weekend, P4! 😊

Miss Hogg x

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