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P7 Leavers’ Dance 2016

On Thursday 23rd June 2016 P7 pupils came together to celebrate their time at Newark Primary. Everyone dressed really smartly and came along to the school hall to eat, drink, be merry and celebrate with their friends. Staff commented on how all pupils came to enjoy themselves and many pupils complained of sore feet after a night of dancing! Well done to all pupils for their enthusiasm and good humour throughout the evening! We will miss you when you go to high school!image image[1] image[3]

Primary 5a Assembly

Primary 5’s Assembly on Being Kind relayed a very powerful message.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  Below is one of their songs – make sure you have tissues at the ready!!


Primary 3 Assembly

photo 3 photo 4 photo 1 photo 2 photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 1Primary 3 have been learning about farming.  During their assembly, they told us about the importance of water to provide all the foods we eat.  Farmers are happy with rain, although the builders, mums trying to get their washing dry and the little girl having a party outside were not so keen!

They all performed their parts confidently and showed lots of skill in projecting their voice and movement on the stage.  Well done everyone!


P3C Magic Time

Primary 3C enjoying magic time, having a tea party and icing biscuits.  They were yummy!! :-))

P3C Shared Learning

Primary 3C have been learning about farming.  Their shared learning was to design a tractor with a moving part.  Look at their fantastic models!

Stand By Me and Sofia Academy

Friday was an exciting day for us! Not only was it a ‘Come as you Please’ but we were also raising money for our partner school, Sofia Academy in Burma.

We also had a special visitor, Ahmad Ayoubi, who himself had been a ‘stand by me’ child.  He showed us how the money we had raised last year has helped the community and the new school we had helped build.

He met with the Rights Action Group and gave them worthwhile ideas about how we can strengthen our links with Sofia Academy.

Learning in Action 2015

P4a invited parents to help them make Viking longboats to enhance their learning about Vikings.  Can’t wait to see them!

P4 Heritage Walk

Primary 4 went on a Heritage Walk around Newark Castle.  They were taken back in time and met a fisherman from the past who told them that the Clyde used to be called the Clutha.  He told them about all the boats that got built around the area.

They also met Lady Margaret Crawford, Sir Patrick Maxwell’s wife.  She lived in Newark Castle with her husband.  He attacked her with a sword and kept her locked in her chamber for 6 months, living only on bread and water.

After 44 years of marriage and 16 children, she finally fled across the Clyde to Dumbarton, where she died.  Sir Patrick was never called to account for his actions.

FAST – Families And Schools Together

New photos of our FAST families



Week 4 of FAST!  Only 4 more to go – it has been so rewarding so far ……


FAST meeting number 2.  Some new families started today so a special welcome to them.  Also a big thank you to Paul for being our chef tonight – food was fab! Thanks!!




Our first FAST meeting!

Our FAST team promoting the event which starts on Wednesday 16th September at 3pm-5.30pm.  Interested?  Ask the office staff for a registration form – it’s free, fun and for families!!

Call the school office on 01475715600 for more information – we’d love to see you all!


Our FAST team promotion.


P7 Sports Leaders to P1 Pupils

P7 have been learning sports leadership skills and leading sessions with their buddies in P1 and P2. The first thing they had to do was plan their session using the STEPS principles which is Space, Time, Equipment, People and Speed. They had to organise a warm up, main activity and a cool down.

They showed our values of Ambition by adapting the activities for the children; Respect by listening to instructions for setting up activities; Nurture by helping children who were finding any of the activities challenging and lastly Enjoyment because everyone had a wonderful day!



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