Category Archives: Primary 1B

A Taste of Scotland

Both Primary One classes had exciting visits from the Katie the farmer on Thursday. Katie Brisbane from the Royal Highland Educational Trust came by to drop in an exciting learning box and to talk to us about Scottish farms, the animals raised and the crops grown. Katie brought props!

“I loved smelling the hay” said Annie . However, we all agreed silage wasn’t so pleasant!

We learned lots and we are looking forward to a return visit later in the month when we will be making oatcakes and butter.

Watch this space!

Primary 1 Reading Detectives!

As part of our learning in literacy, Primary 1B have been learning about what a sentence is.  We found out what a  full stop is and what they mean.  We practised writing some words and using a full stop.

As part of our learning we became Reading Detectives, and our job was to find the full stops hidden in our books.   We had a great time!

We are learners at Newton Primary!

P1B and P1S  have been working hard, learning lots and having fun in our first few weeks as learners in school. The children have been exploring the values, skills and attitudes we need to take our learning forward as we progress through school. We have done so through lots of games, stories, discussion, craft and play. We have already had visitors in class, Mr Thomson, our janitor, and Mrs Rayner, our head cook, explained their respective roles in school. We loved hearing about the things they do to help us stay safe, healthy and happy in school.

Both classes have enjoyed learning our first sounds and encountering some rather wonderful number animals.  Ava said, ‘I am proud of how I can write my numbers.’ There has also been
 a focus on pattern in the world around us and in number. The children have demonstrated excellent understanding of repeating pattern. As Orla says, ‘a pattern has to be ordered using the same things again and again.’