We are delighted to announce that it was officially confirmed last week that we have achieved our Gold School Sports Award with Sports Scotland. We are proud of this fantastic achievement and Mrs Brown is working with the P.7 Build Up group to plan a special event to celebrate.
The award consists of 9 core areas (see below) and we worked hard to complete the assessment and gather all the evidence to show what we do at Newton. Well done to all involved including staff, children, parents and community partners!
Primary 3 had the privilege of meeting the inspirational hot air balloon pilot Kate Holzer and her crew as part of their Amazing Atlantic Journeys topic. Learners were fascinated by the science behind hot air ballooning and asked very insightful questions. They particularly enjoyed climbing into the basket and watching/smelling/listening to the huge propane burners. Many thanks to Kate and her crew for this wonderful experience.
P4WE assembly on Thursday 15th September was about Unity. We explained that Unity means working in a team.
We showed our individual talents. Everyone is great on their own but as a team we are even better. We showed an example with Andrew from P4WE and Abby from P7. They did a tug of war together. We won when we worked as a team. We put on a video all about the body parts. We showed the video because if the whole body were an eye where would the sense of taste be? We need the whole body to work together.
Louise and Freya S did a duet and we sang a song called Unity. We had a lot of fun and worked very hard!
On Tuesday 6th of September Primary 7 were very lucky to have a visit from the Olympian Andrew Butchart. When he arrived the whole school cheered him on as he entered, giving high fives to everyone as he walked towards the entrance of the school. Four lucky P.7 pupils were picked to welcome Andrew and take him to the P.7 classroom where everyone was waiting, excited to ask questions. We asked a lot of questions about his journey and experiences. We found out lots of interesting information about him including; he kisses a necklace before he races, there is a free McDonalds in the Olympic Village, he is great friends with Mo Farah and so much more. Each Primary 7 got an autograph from Andrew. After all the autographs we went outside to do Kilometre Club with him. Everyone enjoyed running with him and got a group photo so we could remember the special day. As he was leaving everyone said goodbye and off he went.
Primary 7 were excited to welcome Olympic star Andrew Butchart to school today to launch their learning context ‘Inspirational Journeys’. Andrew was given a whole school welcome when he arrived at Newton before being whisked away by Primary 7 to be quizzed about his Olympic journey and his overall journey as an Athlete. More information about his visit from our P.7 Webmasters coming soon!
We have now uploaded our Parental Engagement Calendar for 2016-2017. Please download a copy for your information or refer to the ‘Diary Dates’ section where you can find this document throughout the year.