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07
FEB

Today we launched unit 7 of Building Resilience: Get Active This unit explores the themes of: Being active is not only good for the body but also for the mind I have a range of hobbies and interests that I ... Continue reading →

07
FEB

To celebrate Scotland Loves Languages week, Primary 7 were invited to join several other primary schools in attending an event at West Calder High School on Friday 7th February. When we arrived, we were excited to be invited to partake ... Continue reading →

28
JAN

After almost 15 years of working in our nursery, Mrs Clark is leaving us to enjoy retirement. The staff and children of Kirknewton primary and nursery are going to miss her terribly but wish her lots of luck.

09
JAN

Over the next few weeks, literacy in Primary 7 will focus on storytelling, both oral and written. This will link into National Story Telling Week which this year takes place on 1st - 8th February. As part of our plans, ... Continue reading →

08
JAN

As part of our learning about the World Wars, Primary 7 today came up with a Plan for Peace which we think might help to prevent future world conflict. Current world leaders may want to take note of the ideas ... Continue reading →

25
NOV

We have been learning to tell the time in P2 and this week we took our maths learning outside. We worked together to make a class clock and then we took turns moving the hands to tell o'clock and half ... Continue reading →

25
NOV

Primary 1 and Primary 2 tuned in to Author's Live as part of our Book Week Scotland activities. The programme celebrated 20 years of the famous picture book The Gruffalo, with readings in Scots and Gaelic. We enjoyed listening to ... Continue reading →

20
NOV

Primary 7 are currently learning about fractions and how we can use them in all sorts of different ways. On a lovely cold and frosty morning, we went outside to try and create a number line where we put a ... Continue reading →

18
NOV

The Primary 7 children had already visited the war memorial in Kirknewton village and learned some information about WW1. As it was the 11th November I recited some extracts from some of the war poets. Wilfred Owen who taught English ... Continue reading →

12
NOV

Today we launched the next Building Resilience Unit - Talk Things Over. In this unit we will discuss: At times we all feel worried If worries are not dealt with, they can sometimes get out of control If you are ... Continue reading →

04
NOV

In P3 we are continuing with our topic Toys, as we did not complete it last term. We enjoy playing with toys in the classroom and in our newly arranged Open Area. We have looked at the different shapes that ... Continue reading →

31
OCT

A big thank you to Mrs Alexander for all her hard work within the school and nursery. She has been with us for 7 years but today was sadly her last day. We wish her lots of luck!

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