Newton Farm Primary School and Nursery Class

November 23, 2020
by Miss McLean

Book Week in Room 14 πŸ“š

What a busy, fun-filled week we had in Room 14 celebrating Scottish Book Week!

We were set a challenge by the book ambassadors to write a poem all about the future, we enjoyed lots of stories from some mystery readers, we absolutely loved our Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) time everyday and we were lucky enough to be able to take home a new book from the ‘Blind Date with a Book’ event. We couldn’t wait to start reading our new novels and we all got stuck in straight away! A big thank you to the book ambassadors and all of the teachers for their hard work – we had such a fun week!

November 22, 2020
by Miss Gajree

Book Week In P3 R10 :)

The pupils in P3 R10 have thoroughly enjoyed completing activities for Book Week:

  • Designing a library of the future

  • DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read)

  • Creating a Prediction Snow Globe and writing a sentence about what we think our story book called Speed Bonnie Boat is going to be about

Here are some of our predictions below:

β€œ I predict that Speed Bonnie Boat is going to be about people looking for treasure. ”


β€œ I predict that Speed Bonnie Boat is going to be about a crash. ”


β€œ I predict that Speed Bonnie Boat is going to be about getting stuck in a storm. ”


β€œ I think that the boat will sink. ”

We have also liked looking at our Read, Write and Count bags which Mrs Robinson gifted to us and taking part in The Blind Date With A Book event. This has been fun! 😊

Book Week has been such a success! 😊

November 22, 2020
by Miss Mulreany

Scottish Book Week πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ³σ £σ ΄σ ΏπŸ“š

Last week, Room 3 enjoyed celebrating Scottish Book Week. We took time every afternoon to DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) our personal reading books and we enjoyed that a lot. It was great to see the boys and girls begin to spot their common words in their books, super work everyone!

Mrs Robinson came in and read a lovely book to us called ‘Thistle Street’. We completed a prediction task beforehand and made some fabulous predictions about what we thought the story would be about. Some of our predictions were accurate and we were very pleased with ourselves.

On Wednesday, we received our special Bookbug bags. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we opened them to discover such lovely treats. We received three new reading books plus some special items such as a little magnetic board with pen and our own set of colouring pencils. We read the books in class and we enjoyed helping the teachers read some of the lines. It was a brilliant week all in!

Thank you to the teachers and reading ambassadors for organising such a fun week for us. We hope you enjoy using the Bookbug bags at home with your families. Happy reading! πŸ˜€


November 20, 2020
by Ms McIver

Room 16 – Book Week Scotland

What a FANTASTIC week we have had celebrating Book Week Scotland. The children have loved all the exciting activities going on around the school.

During Book Week Scotland we:

  • Kept up our usual DEAR time. Some children set themselves targets to read a certain amount of pages during this time
  • Received our Reading Passports which we have already started filling in
  • Took part in a competition writing a poem all about the future
  • Worked hard completing some Roald Dahl maths challenges
  • Were excited to open our new gifted book written by a Scottish author. We were thrilled it was ‘The Elsewhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie. We have already read ‘The Nowhere Emporium’!
  • Everyday we listened to a new mystery reader. We were read to by Alison, Ross, Mrs Webber and Mrs Meechan – we loved the stories
  • Finally, we had Blind Date with a Book. We chose a genre we liked and opened the bag to reveal an exciting new book. This was great fun!

Well done to everyone in Room 16 for working so hard. You were fab!


Have a lovely weekend,


Happy Reading πŸ’•πŸ“š

November 20, 2020
by Miss Napier

P4/5 Book Week Fun!

We’ve had a busy week celebrating all things books!

We’ve created poems and designed our own futuristic libraries, we’ve listened to stories from mystery readers including Mrs Meechan and Mrs Webber and we were able to choose a new book from our ‘Blind Date With a Book’ event. Head over to the school’s Twitter to see our reactions when we opened our paper bags of books!

We love fostering a reading culture in our classroom and we were able to finish our SECOND class novel of the session this week! We read The Creakers by Tom Fletcher in term 1 and we were so excited when he announced he was releasing a new book, just in time for us finishing The Creakers. We just HAD to get our hands on a copy of The Danger Gang and a number of our pupils did too, as you can see from our photo below!

We can’t wait to start our next novel, Shadowsmith by Ross MacKenzie. This was gifted to our class, from the school, as part of Book Week Scotland πŸ“š


November 20, 2020
by Miss Duffy

Book Week in Room 7 πŸ“šπŸ“–πŸ“•

The boys and girls have had so much fun celebrating Book Week 2020 in lots of different ways including taking part in daily ‘reading dares’ each morning, a prediction competition with a secret story, making our own ice-cream in a bag, going on a ‘ladybird listening’ walk and exploring our new books from our book bags and the blind date with a book event. Some of the stories we enjoyed this week:

  • What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
  • There’s Broccoli in my Ice-cream by Emily Mackenzie
  • Yuk said the Yak by Alex English
  • Granny’s Magic Bag and the Pirates by Elizabeth McKay & Maria Bogade

Have a look at our photos below- click on the images to enlarge them!


November 19, 2020
by Miss Macfarlane

Book Week Scotland in Room 2

What a fantastic time we have been having celebrating Book Week Scotland!

We love our class gift of a brand new Scottish book – we had so much fun acting out the beginning, middle and end of the story.

We were so excited to welcome Mrs Robinson for a very funny story and have enjoyed watching lots of ‘Mystery Reader’ videos through the week.

Perhaps the biggest surprise so far has been receiving our fabulous Book Bug bags which will be coming home tomorrow.

We have loved ‘Drop everything and read!’ time too.

It’s been a wonderful week and we still have more exciting surprises to look forward to tomorrow!

November 19, 2020
by K Young
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Room 9

The boys and girls in room 9 have been designers this week. They designed their own futuristic Lego cars then used that design to make the car.

November 19, 2020
by Miss Duke

Room 1 Scottish Book Week

In Room 1, we have been having a fabulous Scottish Book Week.

On, Tuesday we opened up our class library and we are so excited to be able to borrow different books from a wide selection. We also had a special golden envelope delivered to our class which contained a secret mission. How exciting! Thank you Mr sloth for looking after the envelope for us.

On Wednesday, we received our Scottish Book Bags and we have been exploring all of the wonderful resources from inside our bag ever since! We also received a new class book written by a Scottish Author, which we used as part of our secret mission. We had to predict what we thought might happen in the book using clues from the front cover. Β We sure hope we have a winner from Room 1.

And not forgetting tomorrow, when we have blind date with a book to look forward to!

Throughout the week we have been ‘Dropping Everything and Reading’ and we have enjoyed stories read by ‘Mystery Readers.’

PHEW! What another fabulous week in Room 1.


November 19, 2020
by Mr Mackay

Scottish book week Room 8

Below are some pictures from Scottish book week. The children had a great time with all the activities. Thanks to Miss Higgins, Miss McIver and Mrs Robinson for all their hard work!

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