Kirknewton Primary School

March 18, 2019
by Mr Buckley
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Healthy Tuck Shop March 2019

Healthy Tuck Shop Success

P5 would like to thank Angharad for all her hard work with the organising and setting up of the new P5 Healthy Tuck Shop. Also thanks to Karen for volunteering to help and blending A MEAN SMOOTHIE!

As you can see from the photos, a great day was had by all!

This is just a 4 week trial, as you know, but may continue in to the future as long as Tesco, Aldi and other supermarkets pledge their help.

March 17, 2019
by Mr Wilson

Nursery – Week Beg 11 March 19


Our learners have had a very busy week. Here is what we have been up to:



  • We have been continuing with some team games in the garden, such as Tennis, Pirates, Police and Robbers. This has been develop our problem solving, turn taking, empathy and risk taking.
  • Our learners have been asking for music to dance, we have been listening to fast and slow songs so we can dance different ways. Our Sticky Kids songs have been a big hit and we are so happy to hear that some children have been listening (&dancing)  at home! Well done you!
  • We are being Responsible Citizens at nursery by holding doors open for people, being independent at the  snack table, and getting ready for outside.


  • Here are some of the songs we have been singing  –
    • Aitken Drum
    • The Wheels on the Bus
    • The Grand Old Duke of York (fast & slow)
    • Baa Baa Black Sheep
    • (I like to eat eat eat) Apples & Bananas
    • I can clap my hands by Sticky Kids
  • Here are some of the books we have been reading at nursery –
    • Monkey Puzzle
    • The Gruffallo
    • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
    • Paper Dolls
    • The Zorax
    • We have also been interested in the new books in the garden 🙂
  • Overall, we have been developing our language skills through songs, rhymes and books. Through talking, we are learning about tone, pauses and expression to help us understand the world around us.



  • Have you seen our new water tray??? Please pop in and see us playing with it. We are experimenting, measuring and problem solving. This is us developing our early mathematical skills.
  • We have added new & different utensils to the sand and water trays both indoors and outdoors based on the children’s interests and choices, we have enjoyed making patterns in the sand.
  • Along with this, we have been making shapes with the play dough we have made. It has been black and purple in colour this week.


Thank you to Mrs Storrie and Ms Ross for their help this week. A big thank you to Mr Farmer out Student practitioner for all his help this week. Thank you to our P6’s who are soon to be our P7 buddies when we move to P1 – we are enjoying building a relationship with you!



Monday – Miss Reape and Mrs Finlay will be in nursery today.


Tuesday – Mrs Finlay will be in nursery today.

Wednesday –

Thursday – Show and Tell

Mrs Finlay will be in nursery today.

Friday –


Parents Evening 

This will be Thursday 4th of April. A text and letter has been sent. Please let a member of the nursery team know if you have not received this.

March 17, 2019
by Mrs Kedslie
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Primary 7 W.E. 15/3/19

We’ve had another busy and exciting week in P7!  Here are some of our highlights…
We have continued our learning on our ‘Natural Disasters’ topic through literacy, technology and drama curriculum areas.
After researching earthquake proof building design features, we have designed and created our own earthquake-proof structures out of mini-marshmallows and cocktail sticks and tested them on a wobbly tray of jelly! Most of our designs did really well and managed to survive – perhaps we have some future architects in our class?
One of our class, who had practised earthquake drills at school in New Zealand, taught us how to stay safe in an earthquake and we had a lot of fun sheltering under the tables!  Thank you Mia 😊 We have then created fantastic earthquake safety advice leaflets – come and have a look at them on parents’ evening.
In drama we created a range of ‘freeze frames’ that depicted characters in situations before, during and after an earthquake.  Each one was unique and really showed off our creativity.
We have been lucky enough to have two workshops from external organisations this week.  Nicky from the Scottish SPCA came and spoke to us about animal welfare. We played a game that taught us animal facts and then we got to build robotic rabbits and programme them to move around! We had a great time – thank you for coming in!
On Friday, Annie Fenton from the charity came and ran interesting and thought-provoking workshops on team building, local and global issues and action planning with our class. We demonstrated our knowledge of important issues such as obesity, homelessness and world hunger and showed our passion and enthusiasm to make a difference to the world.

March 16, 2019
by Mr Buckley

P5 Kandinsky-Inspired Artwork. March 2019

Amazing artwork again from Primary 5!  These are Kandinsky (abstract artist – very popular in IKEA designs) inspired chalk pastel works.  I think you’ll agree, these would look good on any living-room wall…

“Blending colours” is the name of the game which left some pupils with red faces (literally).

March 16, 2019
by Miss Hocking


The children enjoyed their visit from the SSPCA.  They learned how to look after a small pet . The SSPCA officer also took time to talk to P1-P3 about what her job entailed from pets, horses, snakes and wild animals. Nicky explained about her qualifications and how the children should  work as a  volunteer first when they are older to see if  they were suited to work with animals. Nicky explained that she knew from a little girl that she wanted to be an animal officer.

March 11, 2019
by Miss Hunter

Primary 1 – Outdoor Learning with the Rangers

Last Tuesday Primary 1 went on a trip to Kirknewton Woods to take part in Outdoor Learning activities with the Rangers. We met the Rangers Kirsty and Hannah at the park and we split into our two groups.

We learnt lots about the creatures that live in our local environment.  We had to do a worm dance by tapping hard on the ground to try to encourage some worms to come up and meet us!

We had to use our senses to see and hear all the different things that live in the woods.

We had to find lots of creatures that were hidden in the woods.  Then Hannah told us lots of interesting facts about them.  We learnt what the words nocturnal and hibernating meant.  Ask us and see if we can remember! We took part in a scavenger hunt to find different kinds of leaves and plants.

Our teachers were so proud of our listening skills and how sensibly we behaved in the woods and when walking to and from school.  We had lots of fun!


March 10, 2019
by Mrs Kedslie

Primary 7 – W.E. 8/3/19

This week, lots of rain has meant we’ve only been able to add 2K to our total bringing us to 176K so far.  We’ve had a busy week indoors though:

  • In PE we played bench ball and king ball which was really good but difficult at some points – Ethan.
  • We also did our French assessments with Mrs Bird talking about ourselves – Jonathan.
  • We have done lots of work on angles in Maths – Finlay.
  • We created and filmed our TV news reports about a volcanic eruption – Savannah.
  • On Monday, we made volcano models out of paper macho and then we waited until they were dry and painted them on Thursday – Freya

  • We can’t wait to make these erupt next week!

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