Kirknewton Primary School

March 26, 2017
by Ms Payne

Nursery WB: 20.1.17

This week we have continued our Pirates theme in Nursery.

Some of us made pirate ships from junk models.  We tested them out in our water tray to see if they floated or sunk.

We learned that pirates sometimes sent messages in bottles.

We thought of our own messages and wrote them on scrolls.  Some of us made treasure maps to help people find treasure in the nursery. We had to roll them up tightly to fit in the bottles.

Some of us wanted to see if the bottles would float in the water tray.

We also talked about pirate manners and thought about how we could help the naughty pirates to behave better.  We asked the question “Why do pirates wear hats?” and used the topic books to help us find the answers.

We were very excited about the snow we had this week. We really enjoyed investigating the nursery garden and looking at all the ice and snow.

We also really enjoyed the large puddles that it created when the snow melted and had great fun splashing in these puddles.

Alfie B – “The sun dried it all up.  It’s melted” 

Finally we all worked really hard making presents for our mummies and other special people in our lives.

We are very proud of our finished products!

March 24, 2017
by wlnaomi.handley@glow

P5 camp

Primary 5 have had a fantastic time at Dalguise and we would like to share some of our photographs with you. The class all loved trying out the activities and learning new things. It was a great challenge, and we all miss being there already.


March 24, 2017
by wladele.cowie@glow

Primary 4 24th March

Pupils enjoyed taking part in some role play for drama. They had to pay particular attention to movement and experimented with mime. Pupils listened to music and had to think of a place that it reminded them of. They then worked in small groups to act out finding a ‘magic egg’ in the landscape that they had imagined. It was lots of fun!


March 24, 2017
by Miss Gardiner
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Primary 1 24/3/17

This week, in Primary 1, we have been learning more about take-away sums.

In I.C.T we have been experimenting with Microsoft Word and having been continuing to become familiar with the layout of a laptop.

In Science, we were learning about things that are waterproof and things that aren’t waterproof.

We also made Mother’s Day cards for Sunday.

In out topic, we made our own puppets for a puppet show that we will be creating!

We’re looking forward to more exciting learning next week!


Primary 1 🙂

March 19, 2017
by Ms Payne

Nursery WB: 13.3.17

Another busy pirating week in the Nursery!

We made pirate ships using the junk and construction materials.  (If anyone has any junk materials we would be very grateful as we are running very low!)

We also used the blocks to make our own pirate ships and desert islands.  We asked for some pirate costumes so that we could be real pirates!

X marks the spot!

Using the outdoor play materials – Walking the plank.

We also found the treasure that we painted last week.  We took it outside and dug holes to bury the treasure.  We then used natural materials to make x’s to show where the treasure is.

 This helped other people find it so that they could dig it up.

Some of us very interested in what pirates looked like.

We used the library books to find information and put our ideas in our Big Book of Learning.

Other pirate learning this week:

Making treasure maps.

We learned that pirates often have a parrot friend. We decided to make our own parrots.

A few weeks ago we were set a homelink challenge to find numbers in our environment.  The children who completed the task shared their learning with the rest of the group.

We were all very impressed by all the hard work and  learning and have displayed all the fantastic work on the Wow Wall in the cloakroom.  Thank you to all the children and their families that took part!

Finally both sessions had noticed lots of changes taking place in the nursery garden so we went for a Spring Hunt in the school grounds.

We saw lots of Spring things: daffodils, crocuses, bugs, birds, buds, and we also got to investigate our new willow dome!  We had to work together with our partner to mark the things that we found on our list.

March 17, 2017
by wladele.cowie@glow
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P4 17th March

Primary 4 are beginning to finish the lanterns that they have been making with Mr Buckley. They have been learning about electrical safety and circuits to help them build their own. They are looking good!

Primary 4 have also been reading analogue and digital time to the nearest 5 minutes. Ask them some time questions at home!

March 17, 2017
by wlnaomi.handley@glow

P5 wb 13/3/2017

It has been another busy week in P5.

We have continued to learn about the Vikings and their lifestyle. This week we learned that the Vikings loved to wear Jewellery including earings, armchains and brooches. We began making our own brooches using clay. We will paint these with metallic paint once they have dried.

We also wrote a diary entry about going to camp. The class are feeling really excited about going now, but some of us are a little bit anxious too.

March 17, 2017
by Ms Anderson
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Primary 6 assemble!

This week we have been working hard with Mrs Olsson to plan and prepare our assembly. We can’t wait to share this next week!

We had our final week our whole class buddying. We are looking forward to finding out who our buddies will be next week.

March 17, 2017
by Miss Welsh
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Primary 3 w.b. 13th March

We continued our Space topic by learning more about astronauts.  We looked at what they would wear in space and learned some facts about the first trip to The Moon.  We now know that Neil Armstrong and Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin were the first men to walk on The Moon.  They went into space in the Apollo 11 Space Shuttle.  We did some art work showing some astronauts on The Moon.  We used paint to add colour and tried to dab the paintbrush to create some texture on the surface of The Moon instead of using brush strokes.  Here are a few examples:

In French this week we continued to learn how to speak about Pets in French.  Here are some words we have learned:

un oiseau – a bird         un serpent – a snake        une souris – a mouse          un lezard – a lizard
un furet – a ferret         une tortue – a turtle         un hamster – a hamster     un poisson – a fish
un chien – a dog           un lapin – a rabbit            un chat – a cat

Finally in Writing we wrote an imaginative piece that was to be a best work.  This piece will be getting entered into the Young Writers competition.  We tried very hard so hopefully the judges will like our stories.

March 17, 2017
by Miss Gardiner
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17/3/17 – Primary 1

WOW! What a  busy week in P1!

In our topic, we made split-pin robots and we learned that some robots have got wobbly legs and arms and some have big screens on their tummies!

This week we had new spelling words to learn. We also had new reading books.

We moved on to subtraction and learned how to subtract to 10.

We’re looking forward to lots more learning next week!


Primary 1 🙂



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