Our time in school has flown in since January, and we’ve been involved in so many amazing activities over the past three months, ranging from…
P7 Residential Trip to Dolphin House and swimming sessions
P6 at K’Nex Challenge,
P4/5 at Basketball
P5, P6 and P7 pupils voting in the Catrine Participatory Budget election
Numeracy Open Morning
Scots Verse Afternoon
ECC Transition visits starting
Crazy Dress Down Day
P7 Transition visits starting
planting 210 saplings in our school grounds
and Catrine Community Council Litter Pick – to name but a few!!
I hope everyone has a lovely, restful holiday and I look forward to seeing all of our pupils returning on Monday 15th April ready to start another wonderful term of teaching and learning at Catrine ECC and Catrine PS.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our Parents Afternoon/Evening on Wednesday. It was lovely to celebrate the wonderful progress that all of our pupils have made throughout the course of the year.
As parents/carers were leaving, our Captains and Vice Captains asked them if they would like to write a wee comment about Catrine PS. These comments are now displayed in the main entrance of our school as we are so proud of them!
Some of the comments are listed below ….
a happy place where kids want to be
great wee school
Catrine Primary is the best
I think Catrine Primary is a great school, full of promise for the pupils
very polite and mannerly
great to see Catrine Primary improving in all aspects – keep up the good work!
brilliant! Happy, positive and approachable staff – happy children and parents
good teachers – positive attitude
consistent improvement in the school – keep up the great work
great school – lovely staff – keep up the hard work
happy positive attitude – well done everyone
consistent improvement in the school
This last comment, in particular, was much appreciated by all members of staff at Catrine PS…
I am proud to be the parent of a child at Catrine PS
Thank you to everyone who commented – your support continues to make such a difference to the school.
This morning the ECC children joined in the Community Clean Up and headed out to pick up litter. They worked really hard and collected quite a few bags. Thank you to Tam McKinnon for involving the ECC and inspiring them to keep Catrine tidy.
This week the Modern Languages Committee Group learned about Easter traditions in France. We then had a French party! We tried some French food, played some games and then had a quiz. We have learned lots about French culture and vocabulary in our committee group sessions.
The digital learning committee were learning about Keynote. They created their own Keynotes, all about the people in their group.
Stuart and Kerr started to create an iMovie documenting our Digital Learning Journey so far. They have been interviewing the children and Mrs Govans about the use of Digital Technology within our school.
The Inclusion Committee have been exploring different ways in which all children, no matter how they learn, can be included in school. We used the illustration below to help us understand what Inclusion means.
We have explored the difficulties children with dyslexia or autism may face and ways in which we can help and understand.
Yesterday we shared our learning with the whole school and highlighted how at Catrine Primary we work hard to ensure all pupils are included in learning.
P3/4 was exploring time today so we decided to head outside and draw our own clocks in the playground. We then used our clocks to show different ‘o’clock’, ‘half past’, ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’ times.
Today was our last committee group session so we decided that we would visit the ECC because we have been helping them organise their 50th celebration. The committee had the opportunity to play with children outside. We all had a great morning!
Today we were making posters for our Catch Your Career Festival and we were all working in trios. The Festival will have people from different companies and industries who will tell us all about their jobs and how they got the job. We will learn about the skills and qualities we need for different careers which will help us decide what we want to be when we are older.
On the day P4-7 pupils will work in groups to visit each workshop which means that pupils can ask questions too.
We will send out more information about dates and times after the Easter Holidays.
P2/3 enjoyed our discussion with engineer George Burns about the environment and what we can do to protect it. Afterwards, we decided to head outside to explore our playground environment and made lists of the living and non-living things we found.
Primary 3/4 went outside today to measure the length of two animals that we found in our reading book. The animals were a Blue Whale and a Colossal Squid. We used a measuring tape, metre stick and trundle wheel to measure them. We talked about which equipment we would use to measure different things. We were amazed at the size of the sea creatures!
At Catrine PS we are constantly looking for ways to improve our school to ensure that we deliver the best possible learning and teaching experiences for our pupils. We recognise the importance of the views and opinions of parents/carers, so each month we will post a short questionnaire on GLOW.
It would be much appreciated if you could complete the questionnaire. All responses will be anonymous. We will display the results of each questionnaire on GLOW so that you are kept up to date with our priorities for improvement. Our pupils will also complete the same questionnaire in their House groups during our Home Circle time.