Kirknewton Primary School

Primary 2 25th September


This week the children have been interested in making books. We have been watching short excerpts of Ross Mackenzie talking about why he became a writer and ideas for books on the Scottish book trust website called authors live. The website has short interviews with lots of authors and they are well worth a look with your child. The children have been  learning common spelling words by using Mnemonics to remember how to spell  words such as put = puppies under trees.  In writing the children have been having a go at using their phonics during simple dictation. We have been reading the Harry and the dinosaurs stories at story time. In numeracy we are practising forward and backward number sequences concentrating on remembering the decade numbers and looking at simple coordinates using the Billy Bug computer game.

The Sumdog  maths competition starts next week. I will resend your child’s passwords home. The P2 children are tagged as P1  at the moment but Sumdog have promised to amend this as soon as possible and have said the children can still take part. Next week is maths week so it would be good for the children to practise their numeracy skills. You may have heard the children talk about mysterious posters appearing throughout the school asking “Who is Mathsy ???” The children have been very excited and been putting up their own posters asking for more information.  As mentioned last week the children have been thinking about what makes Kirknewton Primary a happy, healthy and safe school. Here are some of the children’s comments.


They support people. J

We have alarms.  S

We have a lollipop person. P

Teachers tell you how to keep safe. B

Teachers take good care of you. H

We have a fire alarm and a lightning thing. A

The alarms keep us safe. E

The gates keep us safe. N


Being allowed to play with the Lego. E

Everyone is friendly. E

Saying hello to the teacher. A

You can tell the teacher when you are sad. F

We get to play. S

We have lots of fun in class. A

We get to play with our friends. L

Helping others and being kind. M


We eat fruit for snack. E

Healthy lunch. L

We go outside for exercise. I

We go outside for fresh air. C

I like the inside and outside plants. G

We get to drink our water when we want. L

We do yoga E

Dancing on Fridays. M




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