I am delighted to provide you with the latest report from Education Scotland and East Ayrshire Council for Catrine PS and ECC. It states that both establishments are now officially signed off from the inspection process. Staff at both Catrine PS and ECC are very pleased with the report, and we are proud to be sharing it with you.
Yesterday, the Inclusion committee met for the second committee day. We looked at growth mindset and talked about the power of yet. The committee group decided that this was so important that we had to tell the whole school about it.
We made posters to tell everyone about growth mindset and have prepared a small presentation for home circles that we can’t wait for you all to hear.
We decided to make a tree to represent Catrine’s growth mindset. On this tree every pupil will have a goal that they cannot do…. YET! We look forward to seeing everyone’s goals and watching everyone’s journey.
The inclusion committee have lots of exciting ideas up our sleeves and can’t wait to share them with you all in the near future!
This month in our DYW committee group we were learning lots of science skills. We learned about wiring a circuit to
light a bulb and then we added a switch. We experimented with different materials to see which ones were insulators and which were conductors. This means which materials let electricity flow through them and which ones stop it.
After break we learned about forces and motion. We had a Rocket Challenge to see who could design and build a rocket that could cut through the air. The winning rocket was ‘Pencil’. It was like a pencil with a sharp top. It moved the furthest and quickest.
Today in the digital learning committeewe were learning how to email posters to Miss Burleigh on glow. We were making posters for internet safety and we were also making a PowerPoint and a quiz to teach the rest of the school about internet safety. We watched a video about a boy and a girl playing a game on the internet. They were animal characters and a person who was pretending to be someone else was asking the boy and girl for personal information. The little boy thought that the person was taking him to the treasure but he was taking them to danger.
Today the Modern Languages Committee Group were learning about New Year in France and ‘La fête des Rois’.
We learned how to say Happy New Year in French (Bonne Année) and made ‘Bonne Année’ cards, as the French tend to send New Year cards rather than Christmas cards.
Next we learned about the festival ‘La fête des Rois’ (King’s Festival). The festival takes place in France on the 6th January and commemorates the Three Kings finding the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. As part of the festival people eat a special cake called ‘la galette des Rois’. The cake has a small object hidden inside (a bean or ceramic charm) and the person who finds it is the winner and has to wear the crown, becoming King or Queen. We then made our own crowns which looked fantastic!
Today the intergenerational committee walked around Catrine to put up our posters advertising our Over 50s Games Morning. We went around shops and businesses asking them if we could display our posters. Look out for our posters when you are out shopping in Catrine.
Our Games morning is Wednesday 5th March from 10.30 til 12pm at Catrine Primary School. Please feel free to bring along your own board games to play.
Our committee groups meet again tomorrow morning and pupils who are part of the above group will be going a walk around Catrine. If your child is in this group please ensure that they are wearing a suitable jacket and footwear. No permission form is needed as this walk is covered by the Walk Around Catrine form completed at the beginning of the year.
A reminder that there will be no new spelling words this week. Instead, children have been asked to practise their Scots Poem – ‘The Gruffalo’ at home. You may wish to practise some previous spelling words that your child has found tricky.