All About the Lungs!

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Both Primary 6 and Primary 2/3 have been learning all about the human body through their topic and decided to team up to learn all about the lungs. Primary 6 had previously been learning about the respiratory system and brought along their fantastic lung diagrams to teach P2/3 what they had learned. They then paired up to make their very own paper bag lungs, which turned out great. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Movie Mania

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Some of the P4/5 pupils recently finished reading the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. Today they got the chance to watch the movie and compare the characters and plot to the novel.  The group were engrossed in the movie and loved the opportunity to spot the differences.  They had painted pictures in their head of the setting and main characters and they couldn’t believe how different they were!  They will watch the remainder of the movie tomorrow before they begin to work on some comparison tasks to finish off term 3.


Cumnock Rotary Club – Quiz

Four P7 pupils represented Catrine PS on Friday night at the annual Cumnock Rotary Club Primary 7 Quiz.

Chloe McCluckie, Carley Cuthbert, Tyler McPike and Aidan Murphy had to answer 60 questions, covering subjects from Sport to Geography to Scotland to Films/TV.

Although our team didn’t win, they worked very well together and represented our school in a responsible and sensible manner.

Thanks to their parents for coming along to support our pupils – it was a great night!

Mrs Govans

Team Catrine


Star of the Day – Winners

Star of the Day Winners for week commencing Monday 11 March. Congratulations to:

Star of the Day – winners



P3/4 Tree Planting

What an amazing experience the children had this morning planting trees in our playground.  The volunteers were fantastic and helped us learn how to plant trees correctly and look after them.  We all had great fun!  We will hopefully watch them grow into a beautiful woodland area in our grounds.


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The Primary 6 and 7 girls have been doing amazing at their gymnastics after school club. They have been working on developing different skills to implement into their own sequence. They will be showcasing their sequences to the rest of the group next week. Well done girls!!

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A HUGE Thank you

What a wonderful morning at Catrine Primary School. Thanks to our team of enthusiastic and experienced volunteers – all 210 saplings are now planted! This could not have been achieved without the generous donation of their time and expertise. Every pupil and member of staff at Catrine Primary School were involved in the planting process and we look forward to our school environment blossoming over the coming months and years.

Special thank you to: Tam McKinnon, Tracy Smith, Mike Morgan, Christine Muir, Kate Bremner, Scott Grieve, Derek Templeton, Graham Sharp, Billy McKinnon, Jason Donnelly and Meg Sharp, Jordan McLean and Kaye Hannah from Auchinleck Community Development Initiative for their time and expertise.


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P2/3 have been learning all about the human body. This week we focussed on the heart, its functions and how to keep it healthy.

We were lucky enough to have Mrs Watt come along and demonstrate Heartstart CPR. We learned about what to do in an emergency situation and even got a chance to practise on the dummies. Take a look!



P3/4 Ukulele Time

P3/4 have began learning how to play the ukulele.  This week we learned how to hold the ukulele correctly and how to pluck and strum and some children even brought in their own ukuleles from home.

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Tree Planting – Friday 15 March

All children will be involved in planting our 210 saplings on Friday 15 March. Each class is timetabled to work alongside our volunteers throughout the morning. Pupils should come appropriately dressed e.g., casual clothes, warm jacket and wellington boots. We are looking forward to working together to create a quality outdoor learning environment for years to come.

Mrs Govans

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Congratulations to our P4/5 budding engineers who have scooped the Runner-Up title in the Lego Movie 2 Master Rocket builders UK competition.   Sophie, Mylie, Jamie, Hollie, Clark, Alix and Kaci created and built an innovative rocket to help Emmet rescue Lucy from the Duplo invaders.

They had to work together to create a spacecraft from Lego and recyclable materials before planning a launch event to showcase their work. The team made a PowerPoint detailing all their efforts and presented it, alongside their rocket called Lost Lego, to the whole school.

Their space craft design was plucked from entries across the country to earn the amazing Runner-Up title. Today a courier arrived at school to collect the rocket which will now go on display at the National Space Centre.  On top of that they have won a host of Lego 2 merchandise and Blue Ray DVDs.

Well done!

Easter Chicks – for sale

Primary 7 are selling Easter Chicks (knitted chicks, including a crème/chocolate egg) for £1.50 through ParentPay. This fundraising event is going towards their leaver’s hoodies. Thank you for your continued support. Have a little look ……………..

Euroquiz 2019

Today Eryn Robertson, Evie Hogarth, Jade Seaton and Sophie McKinnon went to Euroquiz at Kilmaurs Primary school,where we had to answer questions all about Europe. Some questions were very hard but we managed to get 22 points out of 60. Even though we did not win we still had lots of fun and we worked very well as a team . We want to say thank you to Mrs Goudie for taking us    By Eryn Evie Jade and Sophie

Star of the Day – Winners

Star of the Day winners for week commencing Monday 4 March. Congratulations to:

Star of the Day Winners


Parents’ Day/Night

Parents’ Day/Night is on Wednesday 27 March. Appointments are from 3.10 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. – 7.50 p.m. Please contact the school office on 01290 551436 to make an appointment.

Thank you.

P3/4 Fractions

This week we have been learning about tenths and fifths.  The children have loved exploring fractions by creating their own number lines, playing games and using Active Learn.

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Rubix Cube – champion

Tommy is our rubix cube champion. Tommy can solve the cube in under one minute!! How long does it take you? Are you up for a challenge?


Go Tommy ……………………