This will make you smile………

Click the link and see Catrine PS staff like you’ve never seen them before. And all just to make you smile!

Stayed tuned until the end as we need your help with music video number 2.

Missing you  all.

Team Catrine

Spring Creativity

Well done to those in P5/6 who have sent in some of the amazing work they have been busy with at home. I have loved seeing all the rainbows, acrostic poems, cutlery spelling and the super maths going on.  That’s not forgetting some of the wonderful things you have also been busy doing with your families.  Keep up the hard work.

Take care

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Mrs McCaig

STEM/DYW Committee

We were hard at work today in the STEM/DYW Committee.  We worked in groups to build Solar Rovers which are little buggies powered by energy from sunlight through a mini solar panel.  We had to think about the direction of the sunlight and make sure there was no shade to get maximum energy to convert.

We also built Lego models from the Lego Education kit. We were amazing at following the guides to make lots of different things.

To finish off we did some chromatography which is the science of separation. We separated colours and were amazed with the results. The most surprising colours were black, brown and grey. Have a look at our pictures to see how the different colours that make them.

P5/6 Spelling Words

Week 2 – affixes (Blue Group)

replay, recycling, international, interactive, non-existent, nonfiction, submarine, subheading, uncertain, unfinished, monotone, monochrome

Week 2 – Common Words (Red Group)

thought, always, night, began, while, enough, something, children, almost, being

Remember spelling jotters on Thursday for spelling check-up.

‘Snow’ Stopping Us!

P2 and P5/6 braved the wintery weather this morning to litter pick around the village.  After collecting the litter they weighed it all and were amazed to discover that they had collected 23.4kg of rubbish. That’s about the same weight as two 5-year-olds!

Thanks to Tam McKinnon for providing the litter pickers, bags and gloves and for keeping up safe whilst litter picking.


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No Problem!

Today in our maths we talked non-stop…….and it helped us to be better problem solvers!

We worked in trios to problem solve some picture puzzles.  We focussed on the why and how to help us identify the skills we need to break problems down.  We were amazed how much this helped us. Check out our workings. Our brains had to complete so many calculations.

Look out for some of these puzzles coming home to get your house chatting about maths and problem solving.

#talkingtofindasolution #talkmathsout

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Charge Challenge

P5/6 are hard at work designing and constructing their lorries for the SCDI Charge Challenge.  Their challenge is to build an electric lorry to transport as much cargo as possible across a 3m course in 10 minutes.

The class are working in groups to measure and saw wood to create a frame to support the axle and wheels.  They will then work on designing the body of their vehicle.

Our STEM Champion, George Burns, provided a safety demonstration before getting to work with the tools.

The winning vehicle from the class will go forward to the compete in the competition at the STEM Showcase at Dumfries House next month.

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On Friday 21st February primary 4 t0 7 had a theatre production called ‘Hope’ and it was about bullying . A girl called Hope was getting bullied by another girl called Aimee and her old friend Joe . Hope’s friend Joe was bullying her even though he didn’t want to do it but Aimee forced him to do it .The only thing that made her bully Hope was her dad because he screams at her and it makes her upset . After 10 years Aimee and Hope bumped in to each other and Aimee was upset because her bag was stolen and it had all of her valuables and her train ticket in it. Then Aimee asked Hope for £5 for a train ticket to see her daughter Sammy. Hope gave Aimee the money and Aimee asked Hope if she wanted to sit together on the train and Hope said yes.

by Evie and Kiera in P7

This theatre production was a very thought-provoking event for our P4-P7 pupils.  It highlighted that actions cause reactions – both positive and negative, and emphasised how hurtful name-calling can be.  After the show, all pupils participated in drama workshops with the cast which gave them a chance to ask questions about the issues raised in the production.

A brilliant show which was thoroughly enjoyed by all pupils!

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!

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.

P5/6 Spelling Words

Week 4 – Spelling Rules

Blue group – determination, information, participation, multiplication, evaluation, partitioning, compensation, visualisation, missing, willing

Red Group – addition, ambition, nation, station, partial, location, fuss, miss, will

Remember your jotter on Thursday for your spell check.


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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