Category Archives: Primary 6A

Sports Leaders

The Sports Leaders area a group of children in P4-7 who are interested in all things sport.

The aim of the Sports Leaders group is to build confidence in leadership abilities in a sporting context with the hope that the children work on the skills of teamwork, cooperation, encouragement, organisation and independence. 

With the help of Mrs Alexander the Sports Leaders have so far this year:

  • Learned how to lead warm ups and small games with the help of Active Stirling. Children have all had practise leading small group warm ups in order to support their class teachers in weekly PE time. Children worked in mixed stage groups coming up with games and leading them infront of the learning group. This allowed the P6 and 7 pupils to support the P4s and 5s. This meant that the skills of teamwork, communication, perseverance and creativity were developed.


  • Organised activities for Sport Relief 2020. The children had to come up with team activities, organise a timetable so as all classes could take part, create and deliver PowerPoint presentations to the whole school and then collect classes at the appropriate timings as well as leading the games for all year groups on the day. This is event was a huge success with the whole school taking part throughout the day.


The Sports Leaders Managed to raise over £250 on the day which is a great achievement. With all sports leaders present contributing throughout the day.

We hope that the Sports Leaders will continue to work on these skills over the coming months, as well as taking more responsibility for the equipment we have at Newton.

P6 Inventions Fayre

P6 Inventions Fayre




On Thursday 24th October, Primary 6 hosted an ‘Inventions Fayre’ for their families, to showcase their learning from their context ‘Evolving Inventions’.

This context involved learning about the history of technology and how it has developed over time, as well as pupils developing skills in using the technology available to them in school. They worked hard on presentation skills, which were put to the test on our School Trip to Sky Academy Studios in Livingston.

In preparation for the Inventions Fayre, P6 developed skills in team work, communicating and presenting to an audience through a group research task. Each group worked hard to create a detailed timeline, a 3D model and a Google Slides presentation about a technological invention. P6 even thought about what the future might hold for their chosen invention.  They loved sharing their finding with many family members who attended this successful event.


Welcome to P6A

Welcome to P6A with Mrs Alexander



After the summer break we were able to write all about our long holiday including a variety of openers and interesting adjectives to make our recounts exciting.



We have been busy creating all about me silhouettes. Pupils were able to sketch an outline of their face and then filled it with all their favourite things.

Examples can be seen below.


We have launched our context for term one – Evolving Inventions. This topic will cover the history of technology and will include digital learning.

 So far we have been learning how to take effective notes, we have been learning how to use Google classroom and we created and presented an “All About Me” Google slides presentation to the class.

We are now beginning to research inventions of the past in small groups in order to develop an invention of the future.

We have placed a great emphasis on teamwork, cooperation, being patient, showing great problem solving skills and respecting those in your group.

Everyone is very much excited to visit Sky Studios at the end of September.


Mrs Alexander


P5P have had an exciting start to Term 4. We completed our 10 weeks of swimming and received our certificates just before the Easter holidays. We learned about different swimming strokes, techniques and survival skills. We even got to wear our pyjamas!

We launched our final context which is Japan! We started off by exploring exactly where Japan is on a world map. We have also been learning some Japanese words and even had a go at writing our school values. This week we have created Spring Haiku poems, counted to five in Japanese and learned lots of interesting facts. Did you know Japan is made up of over 6000 islands?

We want to say a huge thank you to all our wonderful parents and carers who joined us at the end of last term to share in our Nature Detectives family learning. We loved seeing all those Mini-National Parks and listen to some creative stick stories.

P5 have been learning some impressive pieces of music inspired by Space ahead of this years Hand Bell Festival at Newton Primary. We have been practicing our hand bells with Mrs Moore to get ready for the festival in May.

We are excited about our last term in Primary 5 and cannot wait to learn more about Japan!

By Louis and Eilidh P5P