Primary 7 – Scottish Parliament Outreach Programme

Primary 7 have been learning about the Scottish Parliament and were visited today by Mairead Mackechnie as part of the Scottish Parliament Outreach Programme. The class enjoyed learning about the Parliament, taking part in a manifesto and voting activity and debating on the length of the school week. It was a fantastic session!

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P5/6 Spelling Words



This week’s spelling words for P5/6.

Blue Group – Prefixes (ir, im, mis, post) improper, impossible, impolite, impatient, irregular, irresponsible, immature, misbehave, misread, misuse, postgraduate

Red Group – (ae phoneme) – a-e, ay, ai, ey, ea  Chocolate, mistake, holiday, yesterday, birthday, complain, explain, chimney, monkey, valley, break, steak

Don’t forget that jotters must be brought to school on a Thursday for the spelling check-up.

Primary 7 Homework

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

Blue Group

industrial, physical, technology, breathe, discipline, inference, possession, texture, brilliant, does, interesting, potential, though, buried, during

Green Group

writing, yelled, your, yours, upon, while, young, across, both, following, near, brother, sister, cousin, friends

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

All pupils have been given a copy of the poem ‘Address to the Toothache’ by Robert Burns for the Scots Verse competition this year. Pupils should continue to practise their poem for homework.

P3/4 Homework (Wk bg 13.1.20)

This week the children should continue to practise their Scottish Poems:

  • P3s – The Sair Finger
  • P4s – A Dug, A Dug

Spelling Words:


  1. boil
  2. spoil
  3. coin
  4. moist
  5. toilet
  6. join


  1. bread
  2. head
  3. deaf
  4. ready
  5. dead
  6. instead
  7. pleasant
  8. pheasant
  9. weather
  10. feather

Common Words:  call, cold

Primary 4/5 Spelling Words

Capital Letters

  1. rainbow
  2. below
  3. throw
  4. implode
  5. choke
  6. noticeboard
  7. soaking
  8. tomatoes
  9. toes
  10. goat
  11. whole
  12. explode

Full Stops

  1. below
  2. throw
  3. blow
  4. hole
  5. explored
  6. toaster
  7. whiteboard
  8. moaning
  9. tomatoes
  10. poached
  11. wrote
  12. pole

Football Training

Football training, for Primary 5, 6 & 7, will start again on a weekly basis from Wednesday 15 January from 3.00 p.m. – 4.15 p.m. Vibrant Community permission forms have been issued today. Please return these forms by Monday 13 January. Rachel Scott will be taking the training.

If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you.

Update – Shared Headship Sorn P.S.

East Ayrshire Council have arranged for a full-time Senior Manager to start at Sorn Primary School from Monday 13 January to ensure that both Catrine P.S. and Sorn P.S. have a full-time Head Teacher in place. This means that I will resume my original time-table. Thank you for your understanding and support during this period of transition.

Mrs Govans

Penpal Fun

This week in P5/6 we have been writing letters to our new penpals. We have buddied up with Uryside School in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, as part of our Scottish focus this month.  We hope to get to know the P6 class at Uryside and learn about them and where they live.

We are really excited and can’t wait for them to write back.




Green Gym Dates – Term 3

Green Gym Dates for Term 3 with Juliette Walsh

Tuesdays from 9.00-10.30am

Primary 4 pupils

P4 pupils outside with Miss Robb

P3 pupils from P3/4 and P5 pupils from P4/5 into P3/4 with Mrs Ferguson

Dates – 14th and 28th January, 18th February, 3rd, 17th and 31st March

Primary 3 pupils

P3 pupils outside with Mrs Ferguson

P4 pupils from P3/4 into P4/5 with Miss Robb

Dates – 21st January, 4th and 25th February, 10th and 24th March

Nut Allergy

As we have pupils with severe nut allergies, can all parents/carers ensure that pupils DO NOT bring in food for snacks/packed lunches that contain nuts or traces of nuts. The health and well-being of our pupils is a main priority, and we much appreciate your support in keeping our children safe.

Please contact the school office for any further information.

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

Scots Verse

P4/5 have been issued with their poems for this year’s Scots Verse.

P4 are learning A Dug, A Dug by Bill Keys and P5 are learning Feart by Liz Niven.

Remember to practise at home as often as possible and to add any action that you think will enhance your performance. I look forward to hearing you!


P5/6 Poems

P5/6 have been issued with their poems for this year’s Scots Verse.

P5 are learning Feart by Liz Niven and P6 are learning Up in the Morning Early by Robert Burns.

Remember to practise at home as often as possible and to add any action that you think will enhance your performance.

We are sure that they will be fair guid!


January – questionnaire

School Value focus – Honesty

Every month in our Home Circles at Catrine Primary School, and in the Welcome Groups at Catrine ECC, we will be focussing on one of our Catrine Values to ensure that our pupils have a solid understanding of them.

Our Values are – Ambition, Determination, Fairness, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork.

We would appreciate your views on what Honesty means to you and your family.

Responses will be collated and displayed around our school and ECC to show a shared understanding of our Catrine Values from all stakeholders – pupils, parents and staff.

Thank you.