Kirknewton Primary School

May 17, 2019
by Miss Hocking

P2 visit New Lanark.

Primary 2 had a great visit to New Lanark. The sun was shining and we got to play in the play park. The interactive gallery was our first visit and we looked at our senses and optical illusions. We also saw a film about a time traveler called Harmony. We learned about Robert Owen and how he insisted children attend school.  The visit to the school house in the afternoon was great and very educational.

May 10, 2019
by Mrs Kedslie
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Primary 7

We managed 4k this week making our total so far 206k! 🙂

From Monday 13th May we will be raising money to help fund our Away Day at the end of term.

The first enterprise game is called The Dart Game. Where children have try to throw a dart at an even number to win a prize. It is 20p a shot and if you spend £1 then you are guaranteed to win a prize. We will come to each class every day for a week. We hope that you will support us and have a go! Thank you 🙂

We had our second House Meet today. Each of the four houses listened to our House Captains promote kindness in our school. They shared a PowerPoint which talked about what bullying is and what it it not. Pupils then watched a short video showing an example of what bullying might look like and how we can choose to be kind instead.

Over the next few weeks pupils can earn tokens from House Captains and staff for choosing to be kind, on top off looking after our school.

May 8, 2019
by Ms Anderson

Green Screens Ready! #NDLW19

Next Week is Digital Learning Week and we are busy preparing. One of the most exciting developments is the opening of our Green Screen Studio (photo attached). We can’t wait to share some of the media that we make using these screens!

May 3, 2019
by Mrs Kedslie
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Primary 7 – W.E. 3/5/19

We managed 8k this week making our total so far 202k! 🙂

We had a super day out at the Developing the Young Workforce Event at Oatridge College on Wednesday. We took part in strawberry DNA extraction, visited the Milkshake Bar and Artisan Cheescake Van for tasting, planted lettuce seeds in pots to grow at home, learned about waste food recycling and visited many more exibitions.

Thank you for coming to our P7 Camp Assembly, we hope you enjoyed it.

May 3, 2019
by Miss Hocking

Thank you P7 From P2

Primary 2 enjoyed the P7 assembly today. Here are some of our comments.

The song at the end nearly made me cry ! Cammie.

I enjoyed all of it.  Asha

I liked the photo of my sister pretending to fly on the bunk bed. Lexie

I think camp looked fun and I enjoyed your assembly. Violet

The assembly was really nice. Olivia- Mae.

I liked the it at the end with the video. Beatrice

I thought the music was great. Sammy.

I really , really liked it. Mikey.

It was wonderful to see how grown up you looked and lovely to see the photos of you challenging yourself at Dalguise. Well done ! From  Miss Hocking.



May 1, 2019
by Ms Anderson

House Points – First Day Totals

Today is the first full day that we have been earning house points and we have earned quite a few! Our House Captain Team thought that a focus on looking after our school was a great idea so many of these points have been awarded for making sure our school is tidy. Here is a gif of the points awarded so far…

[Click image to see it in action]


It’s a draw! All Houses have 15 House Points – well done everyone. All the adults in school are looking forward to handing out more points 🙂

April 26, 2019
by wladele.cowie@glow
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Challenge Your Mindset!

We launched the final part of our Building Resilience toolkit for this year- Challenge Your Mindset!

Developing a Growth Mindset is not a new concept for our school but an important one to revisit!

The areas we will cover are:

  •  Who we are and what we are good at is not fixed
  •  The way we think, feel or learn shapes our brain
  •  I can change through the choices I make

We discussed the temptation to shy away from a challenge and how mistakes are great for our learning. The children heard how author JK Rowling had a growth mindset when her first publication was rejected 12 times! It was the thirteenth publisher who recognised her talent and brought her to stardom.

We listened to a song from Bruno Mars and Sesame Street about not giving up and learned about the power of the word YET.

Our challenge in school is to continue to use this language to help us learn and grow!

Further information and Home Learning will be sent home on Monday 29th April. If you can’t wait until then-today’s assembly is attached below!

Challenge Your Mindset Launch Assembly

April 26, 2019
by Mr Wilson

Nursery Week Beg: 22nd April 19

Hello everyone,

Welcome back from the Easter break. We are delighted to see you. Although it has been a short week for us all, it has been full of fun and laughter.

The sun helped this week too 🙂 Here is what we have been up to at nursery this week:



  • We have been practicing our risk assessing skills and personal hygiene, when going into the kitchen to make snack. We have been learning the process for preparation, and have enjoyed chopping the strawberries. We did find the bananas hard but we are going to keep practicing!
  • We have been playing Dodgeball on the nursery field with Mr Wilson. We have been making sure our throwing has been safe so that no one gets hurt. We have been developing our turn taking with our peers and Mr W.
  • We have been playing tug of wars games with the rope we had out. We have been rolling down the hill and having a few giggles!
  • Importantly, we created a ‘half time break seat’ as we all needed a rest. Staff have been reminding learners of the importance of drinking lots of water in the heat!



  • We have been lucky to have NYCOS (National Youth Orchestra Society) with us having sessions with small groups of children over the next few weeks. We were singing and listening to the beats.
  • We have been practicing our turn taking during conversations both indoors and outdoors – by listening to what others have to say and why we don’t interrupt someone.


  • Staff have added new resources to the numeracy table to spark new interests in learning.
  • Whilst preparing snack, we have been counting how many children we have at nursery, working out how many seats we will need. Do we have enough??
  • We have been talking about distances in the garden when looking for our friends in the school, look how far away they are?
  • We have been talking about how far our balls have been flying!


Thank You

As always thank you to our helpers this week, Mr Farmer and Mrs Storrie. Thank you to the families who have brought in junk to the nursery. 


Blue Group Mr Wilson appointments

Please see appointments, Mr Wilson is rearranging his Parents Appointments. Please sign up to a new date that suits you. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Wilson, should you have any problems.


Mrs Hughes

Mrs Hughes will be covering Ms Isbister who will be absent all next week. Mrs Ritchie will be doing an extra day on Wednesday. So we will have Mrs Clark and Mrs Ritchie on the same day – we are looking forward to that!



Monday –

Tuesday –

Wednesday –

Thursday – Afternoon Show and Tell

Friday – Morning Show and Tell


We hope you have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

April 25, 2019
by Miss Hocking

P2 week beginning 23/04/19

Welcome back !

The children’s last term in P2 started very well. We have been learning all about nocturnal animals after reading Owl babies and the Owl who was afraid of the dark. We learned lots of new facts about owls and made up fact files.

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