Primary 2/3 Burns Celebration

Well done to everyone at Catrine Primary School! The Burns celebration was fantastic, and the singing was amazing!  Well done to all the brave boys and girls who performed their poems.  Here is some photos of the Primary 2 and 3 Burns winners.  Thankyou to all the parents who came to see us!

Is there Room on the Broom?


The Nurture Class are completing a book study based on Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. There are lots of exciting activities planned. Parents should look out for an invitation to come in and see what we have been up to.


Story Club

Story Club takes place on a Friday lunchtime and is run by Mrs Campbell and some of the senior pupils for the infants. Reading a story every day can have a huge impact on children’s literacy and we are keen to improve our attainment in Literacy by improving vocabulary and writing. We are currently reading Julia Donaldson books which can be read and discussed in just 10-15 minutes. If  you haven’t already tried them, give them a go. They are perfect for bedtime!

Bike Safety

untitledimagesvzux78cmIt is important that if you’re riding your bike to school, you wear a helmet, and make sure your brakes and more important features are all in working order. Also, you cannot ride your bike in school grounds, for other peoples safety.

We hope you ride your bike safely,

Thank you!           By Martha and Eliza



We were all delighted to hear Mrs McKenna’s lovely news.  Emilie was born on Saturday 21st January at 18.04 weighing 7lb 12oz. We know that you are absolutely smitten with her and wish you all the very best settling into family life at home.

Literacy and Star Writers

Congratulations to our star writers this week who wrote a wonderful letter to the Rainbow Fish to invite him to a party.  Here is some photos of primary 2/3 enjoying some literacy activities as part of our writing lesson.

Community Hub

Primary 2/3 and our school Ukulele Group performed their Scottish poems and songs to visitors at the community hub yesterday.  They were fantastic, WELL DONE! Primary 2’s said their poem Mince and Tatties and P3 said Twa Leggit Mice, we all sang ‘Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie Aff a Bus.’ We had a wonderful performance of Auld Lang Syne with the ukulele club leading on music.  What a fantastic show of talent from the boys and girls at Catrine!

Primary 3/4’s Magic Classroom

Primary 3/4’s Magic Classroom

This week P3/4 have been learning about the different ways we can learn.  We discussed the different types of learners: visual, auditory or kinaesthetic and the pupils completed a quiz to find out what type of learner they are. In order to suit all learning styles we decided to change the classroom into a ‘Magic Classroom’, where the children have the responsibility to choose the place they work best. We have set up different workstations around the class, some with music, quiet areas, beanbags and clipboards, and the children are really enjoying exploring these!

Burn’s week

Please see below what poems we are learning for Burn’s Week:

Class                        Poem

Primary 1                 The Wee Rid Motor

Primary 2                Mince + Tatties

Primary 3                Twa Leggit Mice

Primary 4                The Sair Finger

Primary 5                To A Mouse

Primary 6                The Gloomy Night is Gathering Fast

Primary 7                The Twa Dogs


imageA big thank you to Kyle and Kacee’s Mum who has been in helping us sort our brand new furniture.  This was gifted to the school and we are continuing to look to extend our parental partnerships.  Please contact the school if you are able to come in and help.

imageimageWe are purchasing new literacy and numeracy resources and are looking to re-organise our spare classrooms.  All help gratefully received.

Ukulele Group – performance at Catrine Community Hub Wednesday 25 January 2017

If your child is participating in the above event, please complete:

Early Learning & Childcare Admissions (3-5 years) 2017-2018

Registration Fortnight

Week 1 Monday 27th February

Week 2 Monday 6th March

There will be a notice in the local press on Thursday 26 January and Thursday 2 February.

Netball Tournament – Cumnock Academy, Tuesday 24 January

If your child is going to the above tournament, please complete: