Marneil’s Big Art

Today for Outdoor Day number 2 it was Marneil’s turn to create some Big Art.  We watched an Art Attack, Big Art, clip to find out more about our task.

Then we split into groups and started planning.  We had to sketch a rough design and make a list of the materials that we would need. After that we had to gather all the supplies from around the school.

We worked together in our groups to make our pictures. We went upstairs to view our pictures from the window and see just how good they were. We made a tiger, walking man, fish and a circus clown.

What do you think?

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P2 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: My favourite animal

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short talk about their favourite animal. Some ideas might be where they live, what they eat or what they look like but you can include anything. You can decide how you would like to present the talk i.e. poster, photographs, bringing in items from home etc.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 4th November

P1 Class Talk Homework

Title: All about me

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short talk all about them. Some ideas might be family, friends, hobbies, pets, favourite food and places to go but you can include anything. You can decide how you would like to present the talk i.e. poster, photographs, bringing in items from home etc.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 4th November

P3/4 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: My Polar Animal

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about a polar animal of their choice. Some ideas might be polar bears, penguins, whales or seals. You can use the internet or books to find out facts or pictures/drawings about your animal. You can decide how you would like to present the talk ie PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 4th November

P5/6 Homework Words

Week 1 – Tricky Words

Blue Group – lovely, receive, weird, acquire, concentration, environment, marriage, reference, women, actually, conclusion, especially, material, relief, wretched

Red Group – writing, yelled, your, yours, upon, while, young, across, both, following, near, brother, sister, cousin, friend

JOTTERS MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL ON A THURSDAY FOR THE SPELLING CHECK-UP.

Thanks

Talking Homework Criteria

Below is the checklist for the Talking Homework Project given out to all children. You can see what is expected of your child at each level. Feel free to use this when helping your child prepare their talk.

 

P5/6 Talking Homework

Title: Victorian Times

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and present a short 5 minute talk about an aspect of the Victorian Time. Some ideas might be toys, school, jobs, houses or Queen Victoria. You can use the internet or books to research your chosen subject and you can chose whatever you would like to use to enhance your talk e.g. PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

All talks will be assessed using the school’s Talking & Listening criteria, which is also available on Glow. It lets pupils know what is expected at each level and can be a useful tool for parents to support their child with their talk.

Talks should be ready to be present on Monday 4th November.

A Warm Catrine PS Welcome

It was lovely to see our pupils returning to school this morning, looking so smart in their uniforms and full of stories about what they’ve been up to over the holidays.

We’re delighted to welcome two new members of staff to Catrine PS – Mr Craig Speirs is a Classroom Assistant who will be working predominantly with our upper school pupils, and Miss Jill Andrews is a BA4 student from UWS who will be teaching alongside Mrs McKenna in P7 for the next four weeks.

Communication with home/school

In a bid to reduce paper use, instead of sending home newsletters we will be communicating with you digitally – through our school APP, on GLOW and by ParentPay email.

On our GLOW blog you will find regular updates about what we’ve been learning about in school, and it’s also where photos of school events, newsletters and activities, will be shared.

Our school APP is full of useful information about upcoming dates and events.

We encourage you to regularly check our GLOW site and school APP to ensure you are up to date with what’s happening – as we’re a very busy little school ………………….

If you need help accessing any of these services, please contact the school office.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is common and tricky words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

pattern, strength, beginning, diary, health, peaceful, success, believe, difference, height, people, surely, beneath, different, imaginary

Green Group

Catrine, Auchinleck, Mauchline, Kilmarnock, Ayr, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire, Scots, capital, village, town, city, castle, here

P7 Class Talk Homework Project

P7 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: Planet Earth

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about an aspect of their topic Planet Earth. Some ideas might include volcanoes, earthquakes, climate/weather and natural disasters. You can use the internet or books to find out facts or pictures/drawings about your chosen topic and can decide how you would like to present the talk ie PowerPoint presentation (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items from home.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 4th November

Primary 4/5 Big Talk

P4/5 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: A Place I Have Visited

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about the ‘a place I have visited’. Some ideas might be a holiday, park, football club, restaurant, city, family member’s house etc but you can include any place that makes you happy. You can decide how you would like to present the talk ie PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 4th Novemeber

Green Gym Days

Juliette Walsh, Senior Project Officer with East Ayrshire Schools’ Green Gym will be working with Primary 5 and Primary 6 during the coming weeks. They will be making a wildflower border around the tyre area.

Please ensure your child comes to school  with outdoor clothes e.g., wellies, rain jacket etc.

This is an exciting activity to enhance the school’s outdoor space.

Please click on the link below to view the timetable:

Time table

Green Gym

Juliette Walsh, Senior Project Officer with East Ayrshire Schools’ Green Gym will be working with Primary 5 tomorrow. They will be making a wildflower border around the tyre area.

Please ensure your child comes to school tomorrow with outdoor clothes e.g., wellies, rain jacket etc.

This is an exciting activity to enhance the school’s outdoor space.

Ordering of school lunches

Please ensure your child’s lunch is ordered on ParentPay by 6.00 p.m. tonight to enable Auchinleck Academy to supply the correct order.

If you require any assistance in ordering your child’s lunch, please contact the school office.

Thank you.

 

The Three Little Pigs

Today Primary 1 & Primary 2 worked together to create a new house for The Three Little Pigs. They had to make sure that they worked as a team, their house could stand up by itself and was strong enough not to be blown down by the Big Bad Wolf.

‘Oh Lila’

The children have started to read about Lila, a little Hare who learns about what happens when you break the rules or make a mistake.  It encourages the children to think about people they can trust and talk to, and how this is important.

EAC Parental Engagement Survey

In May 2019 every parent/carer in East Ayrshire was encouraged to complete an online survey about Parental Involvement and Engagement. Thanks to everyone who completed the survey on behalf of Catrine P.S., and we are delighted to share the results with you.

We have reviewed your responses – after the October holidays look out for details about Homework Drop-In Sessions, Literacy Open Mornings and Parent/Carer Information Sessions about “what your child is learning in school”.

Take a look:

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