Modern Languages Committee Group

Yesterday was our first Modern Languages Committee Group session.

We discussed and agreed that the aims for our committee group are:

  • To develop an understanding of French vocabulary and culture.
  • To recognise similarities and differences between Scotland and France.
  • To share our learning at the Christmas and Easter services.

This session we were learning about Christmas traditions in France. We learned lots of French Christmas vocabulary, played some fun games and sang a French Christmas song. We had a great morning!

 

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. A prefix is added at the front of a word and changes its meaning. We will be looking at words with the following prefixes: mis (meaning opposite), post (meaning after) and semi (meaning half). This week’s words are:

Blue Group

misplace, mislead, mishear, misbehave, misunderstanding, postseason, postgame, postpone, postscript, postgraduate, semidetached, semi-permanent, semiprecious, semicolon, semi-professional

Green Group

misuse, misspell, misread, mistake, misprint, postgame, postcard, post-war, postpone, postscript, semicircle, semi-final, semicolon, semiprecious, semidetached

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

Primary 7 Homework

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

Blue Group

performance, surprise, bizarre, dilemma, imagine, permanent, survey, boisterous, disappear, improvise, persuade, persuasion, technique, break, disappoint

Green Group

ate, better, scary, police, white, purple, yellow, tries, tried, turned, wanted, piece, peace, arrive, high

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

 

BBC Children in Need

The pupils and staff at Catrine Primary dressed in bright and spotty clothes and had crazy hair last Friday to raise money for Children in Need and Cash for Kids. We managed to raise £65 through ParentPay donations, with a further £32 raised by staff who sponsored a duck in the Children in Need Annual Duck Race. Well done to Primary 7 for organising the event and to all of the staff and pupils who donated!

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Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is spelling rules for soft c and soft g words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

pencil, cement, recipe, medicine, celebrate, sentence, excited, princess, damage, language, emergency, gigantic, religion, allergy, gymnastics

Green Group

ice, voice, office, cycle, circle, face, fence, circus, age, rage, garage, strange, giant, gym, energy

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

Primary 7 Swimming

Over the last 10 weeks P7 have been working towards achieving their bronze, silver and gold awards during their swimming sessions at Auchinleck Academy. The pupils have been developing their water confidence, core aquatic skills and stroke techniques and completed their block today with a fun swim. Well done P7!

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for Primary 7 spelling homework this week is homophones. All groups have the same words as the focus is on knowing the spelling and meaning of each. This week’s words are:

right/write, ring/wring, road/rode/rowed, route/root, sail/sale, scene/seen, see/sea

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

Primary 7 Spelling Homework

Bonfire Night Themed Spelling

This week P7 are working on Bonfire Night themed words for spelling. As a class they discussed why we celebrate Bonfire Night and brainstormed words that they associate with this annual celebration.

The spelling words for both groups this week are:

colours, Guy Fawkes, fireworks, gunpowder, display, rocket, sparkler, explosion, bonfire, November, flames, fire, Parliament, smoke, loud

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

P5/6 and P7 Halloween Party

 

P5/6 and P7 had a great Halloween party yesterday afternoon. The pupils looked fantastic in their costumes and had fun playing party games, dooking for apples and making Halloween crafts.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. We will be looking at words with the prefixes dis, in, im and ir. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

disappoint, disconnect, dishonest, disqualify, invisible, incomplete, incurable, inconsiderate, immature, immortal, impossible, impassable, irrelevant, irresponsible, irreplaceable

Green Group

dislike, disagree, disappear, disobey, inactive, incorrect, independent, incredible, impatient, import, impress, imperfect, irregular, irresistible, irreparable

Pupils should continue to research and prepare their class talk homework to present next Monday 4th November.

Primary 7 Homework

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

Blue Group

pattern, strength, beginning, diary, health, peaceful, success, believe, difference, height, people, surely, beneath, different, imaginary

Green Group

Catrine, Auchinleck, Mauchline, Kilmarnock, Ayr, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire, Scots, capital, village, town, city, castle, here

P7 Class Talk Homework Project

P7 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: Planet Earth

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about an aspect of their topic Planet Earth. Some ideas might include volcanoes, earthquakes, climate/weather and natural disasters. You can use the internet or books to find out facts or pictures/drawings about your chosen topic and can decide how you would like to present the talk ie PowerPoint presentation (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items from home.

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, they might want to use notes on paper to help them remember their talk.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 4th November

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is the spelling rule ‘Q is always followed by U’ (making the sound ‘kw’ e.g. queen). All pupils should learn the core spelling words for their group and can, if they want, learn the challenge words.

Blue Group

quest, question, quality, quantity, request, require, earthquake, equator, squirrel, aquarium, mosquito, queue, quote, frequent, equivalent

Green Group

quick, equal, queen, quiz, quarter, question, square, squeeze, quad, quality, quantity, quilt, squash, squat, squirt

Challenge words

inquisitive, acquaintance, boutique, picturesque, tranquil

Please make sure that jotters are brought into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test. Reading homework is also due to be handed in on Friday.

Primary 7 – Maths Week Scotland

To celebrate Maths Week Scotland, Primary 7 pupils were working with Mrs Kerr from Auckinleck Academy today. The pupils were learning about spirolaterals, which are mathematical pictures based on numbers sequences and patterns. The class found this really interesting and enjoyed exploring and creating their own spirolaterals!

Sportshall Athletics

Well done to all of the Primary 6 and 7 pupils who represented Catrine Primary at the Sportshall Athletics today. The pupils competed in track and field events and faced tough competition from Logan, New Cumnock and Park School. Catrine finished in 3rd place overall.  All pupils worked extremely hard and were a credit to the school, great work Team Catrine!

Sportshall Athletics

Some Primary 6 and 7 pupils will be representing Catrine Primary at the Sportshall Athletics on Monday 30th September. All pupils should ensure that they return their permission forms on Monday morning if they have not already done so. Pupils should come to school wearing sporty clothes and should bring a drink and snack with them. Go Team Catrine!

Primary 7 Volcanoes

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Primary 7 have been learning about volcanoes as part of their Planet Earth topic. This week the class made their own volcanoes by mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create a chemical reaction. The chemical reaction produces a gas which forces the mixture to erupt like a volcano. It was great fun to watch!

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. This week’s words are:

  1. afloat
  2. alive
  3. asleep
  4. ashore
  5. antifreeze
  6. antibiotic
  7. antiseptic
  8. anticlockwise
  9. autograph
  10. automatic
  11. autopilot
  12. autobiography
  13. bicycle
  14. bisect
  15. biannual

Children can practise their spelling words in any way they wish. Due to the holiday weekend, jotters should be brought in to school next Friday 27th September to complete their spelling test.

Primary 7 Homework

This week’s spelling words for P7 are:

  1. outrageous
  2. stationary
  3. awful
  4. development
  5. guard
  6. parallel
  7. straight
  8. beautiful
  9. dialogue
  10. guess
  11. participation
  12. strategy
  13. becoming
  14. diamond
  15. happened                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Children can practise their spelling words in any way they wish, and may want to use some of the fun spelling activities that are on Glow. There will be a spelling test in class on a Friday morning and this will be completed at the back of  homework jotters so that results can be shared at home. Please remember to bring spelling jotters in to school on a Friday.

The children have also been given reading tasks to complete as homework this term using a text of their choice. They should complete 3 tasks from the menu, which should be completed by Friday 11th October.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Thanks

Mrs McKenna