Inclusion Committee

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!

Outdoor Learning

Today Primary 4/5 took their learning outside. They worked together to create a bar graph with an x and y axis and a scale showing off all their learning from information handling.

They then considered all the ways that they could sort themselves to create these amazing human bar graphs.

They sorted themselves by boy or girl:

 Then they sorted themselves by age:

Lastly by favourite snack:

We think these human bar graphs looks fantastic and found this a fun way to show off our learning in information handling.


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.

We had an excellent time working together.

by Layton, Sophie, Jamie and Alix

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Digital Learning Committee

Digital learning internet safety 2020

Today in the digital learning committee  we 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.

By Aimee


Modern Languages Committee Group

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!




An unsafe place to cross because the cars might reverse at any time.
An unsafe place to cross because you can’t see past the parked van.

The JRSO committee went out today and we learned how to cross the road safely. Here are some pictures.

Intergenerational Committee walk around Catrine

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.

Intergenerational Group Walk Around Catrine

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.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. We will be looking at words with the following prefixes: ob-, ex- and de-. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

object, obtuse, obstacle, obstruct, obscure, exhale, exhaust, extend, exchange, export, describe, descend, deconstruct, deformed, dehydrated

Green Group

object, obtuse, observe, obvious, oblong, exit, exact, expect, explain, explode, destroy, decode, deflate, detox, deformed

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

Address to the Toothache – please keep practising your poem as ‘in class’ judging will take place on Thursday afternoon.

P3/4 Data Handling

We have been looking at different ways we can use and read information.  Last week we conducted our own surveys and made bar graphs.  This week we will be creating and reading our own Venn diagrams.

P5/6 Spelling Words

Week 4 – Homophones

Reminder – Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and mean different things.

allowed, aloud, ate, eight, beach, beech, bored, board

Please remember to bring your jotter on a Thursday for your spelling check-up.

P3/4 Homework (Wk bg 20.1.20)

Scottish Poems – please keep practising your poems as ‘in class’ judging will take place this week.

Spelling Words –

Red:  au

  1. sauce
  2. because
  3. applaud
  4. pause
  5. Paul
  6. Laura

Green: wa

  1. was
  2. wash
  3. water
  4. wall
  5. wander
  6. watch
  7. warm
  8. walk
  9. swallow
  10. swan
  11. wasp

Common Words:  day, don’t

Fantastic Gymnastics

Primary 4/5 have started a new gymnastics block in PE.

We have been learning different types of rolls and  jumps.

Today we were learning different types of holds: bridge hold, balance hold, plank and partner hold.


I can see some superstars in the making! 🙂

Family Ceilidh

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As part of our Scottish month we are holding a Family Ceilidh on Thursday 30th January at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Come along for a fabulous night of dancing to a live ceilidh band!

Some of our P6 and P7 will  be entertaining us with some Scottish songs and light refreshments will be provided.

Tickets cost £2 per adult. In order to allocate a child’s ticket on ParentPay a 1 pence charge is required.   Money raised from the ticket sales will go towards hiring the hall for the evening.  Tickets are limited and will therefore be allocated on a first come first served basis.