Our transition visits from ECC to P1 began this week. The ECC children enjoyed exploring the classroom, participating in kids Zumba, designing their coat peg picture and drawing their buddies on the Promethean board.

Primary 1 children and the buddies did an amazing job ensuring the ECC children had a lovely warm welcome and felt included.

P7 Dolphin House Trip

Primary 7 pupils are very excited and looking forward to their residential trip to Dolphin House next week. The pupils have worked together to design and paint a flag which will be flown during their stay at Dolphin House. They have made a great job of this and the finished flag looks great.

Look out for daily updates next week to see what the pupils are getting up to!

P7 Dolphin House Trip

P7 are very excited about their residential trip next week.

A few reminders:

Pupils should arrive at the school on Monday for 9.00am dressed in appropriate clothing for outdoor activities.  Parents are welcome to stay and wave them off.

Pupils will return by 3.00pm on Thursday.  Mrs Schendel will inform the school when we leave Dolphin House (approximately 2pm) and a text will be sent to let parents know the expected time of arrival back at school. Parents are welcome to come and collect their child, otherwise pupils will be dismissed as usual at 3pm.

Please pack for the weather!  We WILL be outside so plenty of layers and warm clothes and socks are advisable.  See attached kit list to help with your packing.

Packing Suitcase – Winter

Mrs Schendel



Community Litter-Pick

Primary 2 and Primary 5/6 pupils will be working alongside Tam McKinnon from Catrine Community Council to help tidy up areas around our village on Thursday 27 February. The children will leave at 9.30 a.m. and return at approximately 11.00 a.m. They will be provided with gloves, bin bags and litter pickers and will be tidying up areas at the Square, Institute Ave and the back road. Please ensure pupils are wearing warm waterproof clothing and appropriate footwear.

Volunteers welcome!

Please contact the school if you wish any further information.

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

P5/ STEM Activities

Next week P5/6 will be working alongside our STEM champion George Burns in an electric lorry building task.

The challenge is part of a National STEM challenge and requires the use of different tools to construct the frames and create the vehicles.  George will demonstrate the safe use of equipment, such as saws and bench grips prior to the task.

If you have any concerns about your child using tools as part of this STEM activity, please contact the school office.

We can’t wait to share our creations with you!

Cyber Safety

As part Internet Safety Day P5/6 have been chatting about how to protect their identify online.  They looked at the different apps, games and sites that are used by everyone and how much about your own identity is shared by having a profile or account.

As part of the  Internet Safety Day initiative they completed the East Ayrshire Avatar competition. Check out our three winners’ designs. Aren’t they great? They were created by Neve, Sophie-Kate and Madison.

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Good luck girls!

School Photographs

All individual and family photographs will be distributed to the children today. Primary 1 and Primary 7 class photographs will follow in approximately 2 weeks. Tempest Photography has advised that the school will receive 30% commission if orders are placed online – 10% commission if orders are sent back to school for collection.

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

Thank you.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is spelling rules double letters – l, f and s. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

ballot, cellar, follow, hollow, bullet, coffee, muffin, suffer, saffron, different, across, assess, impress, fossil, address

Green Group

bell, dull, grill, spell, smell, off, cliff, puff, stuff, staff, pass, miss, cross, dress, stress

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

P5/6 Spelling

Week 1 – Spelling Strategies

Red Group – happy, word, lady, paper, window, floor, shoe, being, coming, jumped, started, used, walked, woke, only


Blue Group – competition, experience, mischief, safety, alliteration, convenience, explanation, modern, Saturday, although, chief, fascinating, moreover, secondary


Please remember homework jotters for Thursday’s spelling check-up.

P3/4 Homework (Wk bg 17.2.20)


Children have been given their new home reader books this week.  Remember that these books have been picked by your child and should be read for enjoyment throughout the week.  These should be brought to school every Monday when the children will have the opportunity to swap their books.  Happy reading!

Spelling:  All groups ‘ie’

  1. tie
  2. lie
  3. tried
  4. cried
  5. fried
  6. died
  7. dried
  8. lied
  9. supplied
  10. replied

Common Words – every, fast

Primary 4/5 Spelling Homework

Capital Letters

  1. crafty
  2. profile
  3. faithful
  4. magnificent
  5. traffic
  6. difficult
  7. offering
  8. graph
  9. phantom
  10. pheasant
  11. photocopy
  12. phoneme

Full Stops

  1. after
  2. faint
  3. flight
  4. daffodil
  5. raffle
  6. office
  7. offering
  8. graph
  9. elephant
  10. photograph
  11. phoneme
  12. telephone

P7 Institute Visit

Primary 7 visited the institute this morning where they learned how to make shortbread. It was so easy to make and the finished product tasted amazing. We had a great morning!

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P7 Fundraising – Thank You

We would like to thank everybody who took part in our dress down day fundraiser last week. We raised an amazing total of £75.00 which will help towards the cost of our leavers hoodies. The total amount we have raised so far from the dress down day and the Christmas Fayre is £125.00. Thank you again for your continued support, we have lots of fun plans for the future.

By Aimee & Sophie

Tempest Photography – reminder

Tempest Photography will be in school on Wednesday 19 February to take individual, family, Primary 1 class and Primary 7 class photographs.

Please complete:

Please note this is for primary school children only.

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

Thank you.