Kirknewton Primary School

October 23, 2019
by Mrs Simpson

Primary 4 – NYCOS sessions

For the past few weeks Primary 4 have been enjoying music sessions with Jackie from The National Youth Choir of Scotland.  She has been teaching us about the pulse and beat in music.  We are learning to use our voices to sing at different pitches and how to read simple musical notes.

October 23, 2019
by Mrs Simpson

ALDI Competition

We have just completed our 2nd ALDI sticker poster!  Thank you so much for your support in collecting the stickers.  We will now have two chances to enter the competition to win a £20,000 prize and should receive 2 free sports kits for the school.

The competition still runs for the next two weeks so please keep collecting.  If we get enough, I will try to enter a third poster!  Any stickers should be returned to school by Monday 4th November.

October 4, 2019
by Mrs Kedslie
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Primary 6 – W.E. 4/10/19

We managed 8k this week making our total so far 60k. 🙂

In HWB we have been learning how to cope with worries. I get worried when I see a spider and my way of coping with this is to ask my dad to remove it. Aimee

In Outdoor Learning we have been gathering leaves to make compost to help us grow flowers for the Kirknewton Flower Competition. Luke

In maths we have been learning to round numbers up to the nearest 1000. Chloe T

In drama we were acting out what we thought would happen next in Kensuke’s Kingdom. Erin

In persuasive writing we had to choose a subject that we felt strongly about. I think that every weekend should be three days long because it would be great to spend more time with friends and family. Ruairdidh

I think that birthday parties should not be banned because you can have fun with friends and family. Melissa

I think that pupils should choose which subjects to be taught because if the teacher picks the subjects then they might not be as much fun. Kayley



October 4, 2019
by Mrs Simpson

ALDI Competition Update

A massive thank you to all our supporters on the ALDI sticker competition.  We have completed one full poster with the 300 stickers required so we will definitely have one full entry in the competition to win a £20,000 prize.


We’ve had even more stickers sentence in this week so have made a good start to our second poster.  Let’s hope that over the final week s of the competition we can collect enough to send two entry posters back to ALDI.  Thank you for your support.  The pupils in school are really enjoying tracking our progress.

October 2, 2019
by Mrs Simpson

P7 Cross Country Event

Some Primary 7s were invited to Dechmont Law for the West Lothian Cross Country Championships.  They were invited after ranking in the top runners for the P6 West Calder Heat.

All 9 runners did a fantastic job of completing the course and represented our school to the highest standard.  Here are a few pictures of before, during and after the race.

September 28, 2019
by Miss Hocking

P4 Sumdog competition.

Primary 4 have made a great start to the Sumdog Competition  which started on Friday. Their maths homework is to go on Sumdog and practise  their numeracy skills as much as they can . Remember Mrs Simpson and I can see if you have been using Sumdog at home as well as at school. Keep up  all the good work ( revision and reinforcement) !

Sumdog’s Maths Week Scotland Contest 2019 is  here! It starts on Friday 27th September at 8am, and finishes at 8pm on October 3.

Here are some things to keep in mind during the contest:

  • Students can play at any time.
  • For the score to count, the Maths Week Scotland Contest 2019 activity must be showing in the green panel on the left of the student’s screen when they click to start each game.
  • Their scores are based on correct answers.
  • A class’s score is the average of the scores from all students from that class who take part.
  • To appear on the leaderboard, at least 10 students from a class need to play.
  • As some students have limited computer access, every student is limited to 1000 contest questions. However, their free logins let them keep playing other activities afterwards.

September 27, 2019
by Mrs Kedslie

Primary 6 W.E. 27/9/19

We managed another 10k this week making our total so far 52k 🙂

The whole school is participating in 2k a day (Primary 1 will join in later). Each class is keeping a chart to record how far they have walked/ran each week. As part of maths in context based on a real life situation, at the end of each month Primary 6 will collate all the information and work out the total distance achieved. We will then work out which countries around the world we can reach. We will track our journey on a world map.

This week in P.E. we were learning different positions in netball. My favourite position is goal attack. Erin

In maths we were learning how to find halfway between larger numbers:
Step 1 – Find the difference between the two numbers.
Step 2 – Half that difference.
Step 3 – Add the halved difference onto the first number. Luke

In drama we were getting into character to act out a scene from Kensuke’s Kingdom. Chloe ER

We have also been set a challenge called ‘Beat the Teacher’ to get quicker at our times tables. Lewis S

We also enjoyed our first singing session ‘Sing Out, Sing Up’. Eve

September 25, 2019
by Mrs Simpson

ALDI Competition Update

We have had an amazing response with the ALDI Competition.  So far we have collected 201 stickers!!  This is amazing progress over the past 3 weeks.

The competition is still running until the 3rd November so we might even be able to complete 2 posters in the time we have left which would give us 2 chances to win the £20,000 prize.  Thank you for all the support so far and keep up the good work.


September 24, 2019
by Mrs Dunlop
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Outdoor Learning at Almondell Country Park

This afternoon, P7 had a very enjoyable trip to Almondell Country Park.  We were very lucky to have a dry afternoon to engage in our different activities.  Firstly, we created our own forest pictures using found objects on the forest floor and labelled them.  We were surprised to discover how different our pictures were given that we all had the same materials and instructions.  Afterwards, we walked down to the river where we heard all about the creatures which make the river their habitat, including a family of otters.  We had to use the knowledge that we had gained to create Venn diagrams showing which wildlife and living plants and trees used the river, woodland and grassland for their homes.  Then finally, we enjoyed a high spirited game of Food, Shelter, Habitat tig which was great fun – until the predators were unleashed!  The afternoon was a great success and hopefully the children will be inspired to take their families/carers on a walk through the park very soon.

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