Kirknewton Primary School

November 24, 2015
by Mrs Gray

Switch Off Fortnight

The Eco Committee spoke to the children at last weeks assembly about Energy month. They observed a lot of energy wastage throghout the school including lights and projectors left on in empty classrooms.

During the past fortnight the Eco group have noted changes throughout the school and a lot less energy being wasted so keep up the great work Kirknewton!!

In order to celebrate the end of switch off fortnight and the good work of Kirknewton we are going to host an Electricity-free Green Sparkle Time this Friday. Children will be encouraged only to bring non-electrical toys and games and (weather-permitting) we will be switching off the lights too!

Why don’t you have a think about what changes you could make around the house to save energy – you  might even save a few pennies too!

November 22, 2015
by Mrs Griffiths

Nursery Latest


We have been learning about Diwali. We listened to the story of Diwali then made puppets of the characters to use when retelling the story. We learned about Diwali traditions and about how the festival is celebrated. We made burfi sweeties and colourful rangoli patterns.


Also in the nursery there has been lots of imaginative play both indoors and out about castles, knights and fairies. The children decided that they would like to make a castle. We collected their ideas and have now started to develop this area. This will continue next week.

November 20, 2015
by Miss Drew

Primary 3 Mummified Hotdogs!

As part of our Egyptian topic we decided to try the mummification process.  Did they really need to dry out the body before wrapping it?

We weighed our hotdogs.

We placed our hotdogs in a plastic tub and put bicarbonate of soda all over it.







With one hotdog we skipped the drying out stage and just wrapped it up in bandages.

We wrote what we think might happen to the hotdogs. Some people thought they might explode, grow bigger or go into the afterlife!

Then we waited for two weeks.

Our hotdogs changed colour to a darker brown, they had shrunk and were covered in wrinkles.  We weighed the hotdogs again and they weighed less.  We cut them open to look inside.  The hotdogs had dried up.







The hotdog that had been wrapped was green and black and mouldy.  It had fur growing on it!

We enjoyed mummifying hotdogs!

November 20, 2015
by Mrs Gray

Learning in P1

This week we have been continuing to practice for our nativity, the children are trying very hard to remember all of their words. Please continue to practice with them at home every night.

New reading books have been sent home with a new word wall. Please remind children to bring their common word box and their reading book to school every day. We are continuing to learn our phonics sounds and learned the sound ‘d’ . In maths we have been using a variety of equipment including ten-frames and rekenreks to encourage addition.                                                            PB190348 PB190350 PB190352PB110317

Hattie – I like learning the songs for the nativity.

Sophie – I am enjoying learning my lines for the nativity.

Alexander – We learned the sound ‘d’ this week, our action is to play the drums!

Ben – Diplodocus starts with a ‘d’.

P1, Mrs Gray and Mrs Birrell

November 20, 2015
by Ms Anderson

Primary 5 get Political!

This week we have been asking the other classes for their views on different subjects including:

– School Lunches

– Playground

– Bullying

– Fundraising

– School Uniform

We are still collecting this information and look forward to sharing this with you soon.

We have been walking/running a mile with Mrs Olsson. We are getting faster!

Ocarina is going well – we are learning three songs with Mrs England and we are practising as often as possible. Maybe one day we will be able to record our performance to share here.

We drew self-portraits and are excited to find out why everyone in the school has been asked to do this.

We hope everyone has a lovely weekend.

Primary 5, Mrs Olsson and Ms. Anderson

November 20, 2015
by Miss Gardiner


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Another week has passed and lots of new learning has been done!

This week, we created timelines to show key facts from the first designs of the Titanic to the actual sinking of it. We watched a documentary on new findings from the Titanic, which we all found very interesting and caused us to have lots and lots of questions!!

We started our 3D Titanic display and our ‘side-on’ look into the Titanic. We also used clay to make models of the Titanic, with some of us creating icebergs too!

We’re looking forward to exploring more of our Titanic topic next week!


P7 & Miss G :)

Newspaper Art. Primary 6.

November 19, 2015 by Mr Buckley | 1 Comment

Here at Primary 6 Central, we have been creating more masterpieces – this time from newspapers and magazines.  P6 were instructed to re-combine their chosen, chopped headlines and photos in an interesting/artist way.  The gaps were then blended with a splash of colour.


This gallery contains 11 photos

November 14, 2015
by Miss Hocking

P4 learn the ocarina

Mrs England visited both Primary 4 and Primary 5 on Monday to teach us about the history of the ocarina. She showed us her  vast collection of ocarinas, from the largest to the smallest. Then we got a chance to play! Primary 4 have been practising all week and we hoping Mrs England will be impressed with our efforts  so far. She will be teaching us every Monday for the next 5 weeks.

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