Kirknewton Primary School

September 25, 2016
by Ms Payne
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Nursery WB: 19.9.16


This week we have continued our colour theme. ¬†We have been reading the “Elmer” books and we decided to make our own Elmer masks using lots of different colours.

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We also mixed our own dough paint to make our own textured pictures.  After we had painted we put the pictures in the microwave for 20 seconds and they puffed up!  Thank you Mrs Brownlee for the idea!

p9220168 p9220170 p9220171Cameron T РMy picture is bumpy!

The pre-school children also went outside for a colour hunt.p9230211 p9230207 p9230203 p9220192

We went all around the school looking for different colours.  We worked with a partner and marked on our sheets when we saw the different colours.

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We then counted our marks to see what colours were the most popular around the school.

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We saw lots of green but noticed that some of the leaves were changing colour and falling to the ground.

Lewis – It’s Autumn now!

Lexie – The leaves are on the ground and brown.

Ailsa – There are berries growing on the trees for the birds to eat.


September 23, 2016
by Ms Anderson
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Kirknewton Primary at the Scottish Learning Festival

Although we did not attend the Scottish Learning Festival this year we have heard through the grapevine that we featured in one of the presentations! Education Scotland included our use of Yammer in their presentation and we are delighted! We do give autographs ūüėČ

Another exciting event this week is that we won CLASS OF THE WEEK! Next Friday we will get to play with the ball on the field (or if it is raining we will get to spend break in the gym hall). We are class of the week because we earned the most line points when coming into the building. Fingers crossed we keep up the goo lining up!

September 23, 2016
by Miss Welsh

Primary 3: wb 21st September

Primary 3 have continued with their learning about 2D shapes by using them to create and continue patterns.

We started our topic about Ancient Egypt by using Google Earth to find Egypt today.  We discovered it was on the African continent.  We learned that Egypt has the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea next to it.  We saw that the River Nile runs all the way through Egypt.  We also looked at the United Kingdom on a map and compared the difference in size and terrain between Egypt and the UK.

We did more learning about using full stops this week and used a fun website to practise putting full stops in the right places.  This is the website so we can try it from home:

Finally we managed to walk and run 2km this week which brings our total up 11km.

September 23, 2016
by Mrs Griffiths

Primary 1 23rd September 2016

This week we have been learning about 2D shape. We are able to name shapes and talk about their properties. We did lots of fun shape activities incluidng making shape pictures, making shape pizzas and going on a shape hunt!

” A triangle has three straight sides.” Charlottle

“A circle has one curved side.” Hannah

“A rectange has four sides.” Ella

“A square has four straight sides. They are the same length.” Finlay

“A hexagon has six sides.” Michael










September 16, 2016
by Ms Payne

Nursery WB:12.9.16


This week we have continued to learn about colour mixing.  We used a variety of materials to mix colours including:

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                                                                              gone and dissapeared!- Leo

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It felt cold – Isla H

p9150140 Gluck (Cornflour and water)p9150143 We made handprints.p9160157We made shapes and used torches.

p9150149It’s like slime! ¬†– Zachary

We have had such a fun (and messy!) week.


We also learned how to use the smartboard to sign in and to draw pictures.  It was great fun!


The pre-school children visited the school again.


We got to dance with Primary 1 and played in the open area.


We also learned about Monster Manners.


This helped us think about behaviour that was above the line (good), below the line (not so good) and bottom line (unacceptable behaviour).   We decided to be good monsters and try to only show behaviour above the line.


September 16, 2016
by Mrs Griffiths

Primary 1 16th September 2016

We have had a very busy week in Primary 1. We started learning letter sounds and were very excited to get our first reading book. In numeracy we have been learning about pattern. We used a variety of materials to make colour, shape and picture patterns.


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September 16, 2016
by Miss Welsh

Primary 3: wb 12th September

This week in Primary 3 we were learning about 2D shapes in Maths.  We looked at how many sides and corners different shapes had and learned 2 tricks to help us tell the difference between hexagons and octagons.  Hexagon and six both have an X in them which helps us to remember that  hexagon has 6 sides and 6 corners.  Octagon and octopus have the same start sound which helps us to remember that octagons have  8 sides and 8 corners (just like an octopus has 8 tentacles!)

We spoke about our Ancient Egyptians topic and thought of what we wanted to learn.  We will be learning about Pharaohs, mummies, Ancient Egyptian food, clothes and jobs, hieroglyphics and Ancient Egyptian Gods.

In Art this week we finished our 2D shape drawings by adding colour.  We had to move our coloured pencils in the same direction to make a bold, solid colour.  These are some of the finished pieces:







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We continued our Drama work about the Giant who had forbidden children to play in his garden.  The children had to find somewhere else to play.  We even wrote about the Giant in writing time this week.

Finally we have run/walked for 9 km as a class so far.

September 16, 2016
by wladele.cowie@glow

Primary 4 1980s Project 16th Sep

Over the last couple of weeks we have had lots of fun creating large mobile phones in technology, making our very own Mr Potato Heads and sculpting Henry Moore inspired figures out of clay. We have now come to the end of our 1980s project and are looking forward to our next context for learning: The Romans!


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