Today in the digital learning committeewe 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!