Kirknewton Primary School

June 15, 2019
by Miss Hocking
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Primary 2

Primary 2 and Primary  1 are enjoying reading all the Lighthouse Keepers stories. We have also been finding out about lighthouses and Grace Darling’s bravery. As part of the transition process Primary 1 visited the P 2 classroom in groups and made lighthouses  with the P 2 pupils. We all enjoyed making seagulls too.

June 15, 2019
by Mrs Kendall
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Primary 1 Health Week

Primary 1 enjoyed a wide range of activities during Health Week. They participated in tennis, judo, football, dance and fitness sessions which were all great fun. They also enjoyed their very successful sports day, learned about keeping healthy and had the opportunity to make their own healthy sandwiches. With the help of some enthusiastic primary 7’s the children buttered their own bread and chose their own toppings. Here are some pictures of the sandwich making.

June 14, 2019
by Mr Buckley
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P5 Healthy Tuck Shop Success. Update 6/2019

The Healthy Tuck Shop which is run by P5 and parent helpers (Aimée’s, Alastair’s and Holly’s mums) continues to be a raging success.  Everyone looks so much happier and healthier! Who would’ve thought that vegetables could be so tasty!

It has been great fun.  We’ve had amazing support from our local supermarkets including Tesco and Aldi.  Here are just a few of the more recent photos.  Enjoy.

June 14, 2019
by Mr Buckley
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P5. Woodland Artwork-Found Objects. June 2019.

It is no great secret that P5 are a right creative bunch.  Our final artwork of the year is – Woodland Art – Found Objects.

P5 were instructed to find interesting objects from the school grounds, assemble them in a creative way on large white paper, photograph using the iPads + Snapseed app. then create something amazing using all their skills.  Just stunning!

June 14, 2019
by Mr Buckley
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P5 Woodlands Project. June 2019

As part of our project on Woodlands/Outdoor Learning we have been busy fixing wonky trees in the orchard, trimming and clearing out the dead wood, removing jaggy branches, collecting litter, planting new trees and generally giving our school wooded area some much needed TLC. Believe it or not, we have also measured the height of and identified all the types of trees on the school grounds (BTW it involves a clinometer, trigonometry and a Tree Key).   Check out our next post to see what we did with the spare bits!

June 14, 2019
by Mrs Kedslie
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Primary 7 – W.E. 14/6/19

We managed 8k this week making our total so far 244k. 🙂

We would like to thank everyone who supported us on our enterprising projects. The PSA kindly gave us £300 and we raised £350 towards our away day on Thurday 27th June. We are off to the cinema to see Toy Story 4 then to Innoflate. Thank you 🙂

On Wednesday we walked to Jupiter Artland:

I enjoyed looking at all the art work. Jessica

We made our own presentations on a piece of art work that we liked. Isla

I particularly liked Landscape with Tree and Gun. It was built for Robert one of the owners because he liked guns. Calum

My favourite piece of art work was called Suck because it had a 17ft cage and it was full of mystery. Finlay S

I enjoyed the Weeping Girl because it was creepy. Ellie

I liked the Stone House because when you walked in it looked like nothing was there, but inside was ancient rock. Jake

 

 

June 14, 2019
by Mrs Dunlop
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Primary 3 Museum Visit 12 June 2019

On Wednesday Primary 3 had a very exciting trip to the National Museum of Scotland. We started our day off with a tour of the Ancient Egyptian gallery, spotting many interesting artefacts that we had learned about in school including canopic jars, wooden head rests, mummies, Egyptian jewellery and many more. We were particularly interested in the very intricately painted sarcophagus. After completing the “Hedjet” trail around the gallery, we had enough free time to visit the Natural History section where we were amazed by all the animals on display although we decided we were not keen on the smell of skunk scent!
After a quick pitstop to refuel with our lunch, it was off to our Egyptian Adventure workshop ran by the wonderful Geraldine. She took us to an Egyptian marketplace where we were able to handle some of the goods that Egyptians would have bought and sold including flax, barley, lentils and reeds. Then we travelled down the River Nile to a temple. At the temple we were able to handle some Egyptian artefacts including perfume jars, papyrus and Egyptian writing tools. In groups we chose a gift to give to our newly crowned Pharaoh which we then presented in a crowning ceremony!
The day out was full of excitement and wonder, and the children were delighted with their trip. The museum staff took the time to comment on how well informed the children were and how very well behaved they were, a credit to the school. Well done Primary 3 for a lovely class trip out, and a big thank you to our lovely parent and grandparent helpers who made the trip possible.

June 14, 2019
by Mrs Simpson
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Primary 4 Food & Farming Topic

Over the past few weeks, Primary 4 have been learning about Food & Farming.

We have looked at the Eatwell Guide and thought about the different food groups.  We’ve used our knowledge to identify what nutrients different foods give us and plan for a healthy, balance meal.

We have started to learn about different types of Farming that happen in Britain.  We’ve enjoyed watching some videos about arable, dairy and livestock farmers to find out about the jobs and machinery different farmers use.  These videos can be found on this website:

http://www.whyfarmingmatters.co.uk/using-the-videos

 

June 11, 2019
by Mr Wilson
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Nursery AM Sports Day 2019

Thank you to all our wonderful families for attending the Morning Sports Day today.

We had such a fantastic day. We are delighted to have had such a great turn out. Our children were supported by all parents and staff as they ran their races. Each child participated. Some chose not to run every race but that’s okay!! Well done to you all for taking part in Sports Day 2019.

Many Thanks

Mr Wilson & the Nursery Team 🙂

 

Sports Day (Morning) Photos (more available in nursery floorbook)

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