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.
Primary 7 had a very busy first week back at school. The class have been continuing their work on improving the school grounds and outdoor learning by digging up vegetables that had been growing in the garden over the summer holidays. The pupils planted seeds as part of their Big Sleepover in June and were amazed to see what had grown! There were potatoes, carrots, peas, beetroot and swedes. The class then worked together to make some delicious soup using the vegetables they had grown. It was a good start to the first week in Primary 7.
As part of their continued work on improving school grounds and outdoor learning, Primary 7 will be involved in working in the school garden tomorrow. All pupils should come to school wearing suitable clothing for the weather – warm jacket, trousers/trackies, wellies/boots. Basically clothes that can get dirty! Pupils should also bring a change of clothing that they can change into when they come back into class.
As part of their World War 1 topic, Primary 7 created a Remembrance Garden in the school grounds and scattered poppy seeds. Poppies have now started to grow in the garden, and are a symbol of remembrance of the First World War.
The whole school had a great time watching all of the pupils who performed at Catrine’s Got Talent this morning. What a talented bunch we have at Catrine Primary School. The pupils (and staff) entertained us by showcasing lots of talents including singing, dancing, gymnastics, telling jokes, football skills, skipping and many more. Well done to Lauren Grieve and Kay-Cee Johnston who sang ‘Let it Grow’ and were our winners. Thank you to P7 for organising a super show!
Primary 7 were delighted to receive their Read, Write, Count Moving Up Kits yesterday from the Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Government. The kits were gifted to the pupils to help with their transition to secondary school and included items to help with their learning. Included in the kits were: a water bottle, a USB stick, a journal, a scientific calculator, a pocket dictionary, a stationery set and a booklet to share with adults at home. These will come in very useful when the pupils move to the academy in August.
On Wednesday 12th June Avalon had their final Outdoor Learning Day which was Improving School Grounds.
At first we got into 2 groups, one went with Mrs Schendel and the other group went with Mrs Watt and Mrs Goudie. Declan and I were in the same group and we started off with digging up the muck so there wasn’t any big lumps, after we stopped digging we started planting sweet peas. We all worked as a big team. Then it was break. After break we swapped over then my group went with Mrs Schendel and made bird feeders. We made the bird food by using lard and bird seeds. At first we melted the lard until it was liquid. Then we got the bird seeds and put them into a bowl then poured the melted lard into the bird seeds. After that we mixed them all together, put them in cupcake cases and then put them in the fridge so they would harden because we were going to hang them from the trees. Then we were finished and it was time to tidy up, Overall Avalon had a great morning.
On Wednesday 12th June Marneil had their last Outdoor Learning Session which was den building. First we got all the equipment we needed for building our dens, then we went over to the grassy area outside and got the equipment we needed to build our individual dens. It took us a while to build some of our dens, some were big and some were small. After we created our dens, we went to the infant playground to drink some hot chocolate that Miss McLean and Mrs Ferguson made. Then we finished off our dens and we got to play in them for a bit! Eventually we had to destroy and put everything away that was once our dens. When we were finished tidying up we took the younger ones back to their classes and got on with the rest of our day! We had a great morning even though it was pretty windy but we enjoyed it a lot and we made some pretty cool dens!
Tomorrow all classes will be involved in activities to ‘Play on the longest day’. All pupils can come to school dressed in sporty clothing to take part in these activities. Please make sure that there are no football colours and that pupils are dressed suitably for the weather.
Primary 7 will be having a fun afternoon in class on Tuesday 25th June and would like to watch the film ‘The Greatest Showman’, which has a PG rating. If you do not want your child to watch the film, please contact the school.
Primary 7 had a great day at Blair Drummond Safari Park yesterday for their last ever primary school trip! After a long journey the pupils enjoyed seeing all the animals on the safari drive, but were glad to finally get off the bus to explore the rest of the park. The highlights of the day included the Astraglide, the sea lion show, playing in the adventure park after lunch, the Flying Fox, pedal boats and boat safari to see the chimps. We all had a fantastic time and were so glad that the rain didn’t make an appearance as forecast.
Yesterday eleven Primary 7 pupils attended the STEAM Transition Day at Dumfries House which was organised by Auchinleck Academy. The pupils had the opportunity to experience five STEAM workshops throughout the day: Science, Technical, Computing, Maths and Art. The day was a great chance for the pupils to meet and make friends with pupils from other primary schools, to get to know teachers from the academy, to learn lots and have fun too!
This week the Primary 7’s will be presenting their Homework Class Talk projects to the rest of the class. Each pupil will be given a specific day to present their talk. The class will be continuing to spell words containing the ‘f’ phoneme. The spelling words for homework for each group are:
On Wednesday 15th of May it was our 3rd outdoor learning session, Ayrbank was improving the school grounds.
We started by talking about our plan for the morning. After that we started to help Mrs Schendel take boxes outside. When we got outside we split into groups, our group was tidying up the infant end and the other group was looking through the boxes we brought outside. When we finished we split into groups then we started to plant our seeds: there were cress, peas, runner beans, pumpkins, sunflowers and lots of other seeds. Then we watered the seeds and took everything back inside, and after that it was break time.
When we came back in from break we split into two groups again. The first group went outside and looked at insects, leaves and trees. The other group planted more seeds! Then we went in for lunch. Overall we all had an amazing day and it was really enjoyable.
Congratulations to Aidan Murphy and Stuart Sharpe who have completed their iCycle training and passed their practical test yesterday. The boys are now ready to start learning how to cycle safely on the road. Well done!
On Wednesday it was our third outdoor learning session and Whiteflat were den building. First we went down to Miss McLean’s class to discuss what we were doing for the day. We had a little difficulty finding the den building bags so we had to get Mr McCreath and he found them.
So we headed out to the playground and found our places to start our dens then we got on with the fun. Everyone started making their dens. Everyone had a smile on their face because of how much fun they were having . It was break time and we all got our snacks and headed off. When we got back we got straight back into building our dens.
Now it was time for the Kellie kettle – Mrs Ferguson was telling us all about how dangerous fires were and the effects they can cause. First we lit the fire to boil the water for the hot chocolate; after that we put the hot chocolate mix in the water then everyone had delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows. Some people didn’t like it but we all still had a good time.
Once we had our delicious hot chocolate we tested out how many people could fit in the largest den which was Kerr’s , Aiden’s , Tyler’s , Stuart and Caleb’s. We sent in one at a time and in the end we were able to fit the whole of Whiteflat which is 32 pupils. After that it was tidy up time. Everyone done a brilliant job tidying up and Stuart and Kerr made a cool slide down the hill that was great fun. We all had a good day and the dens were amazing.
Primary 7 were delighted to finally get their leavers hoodies today. They would like to thank everyone who has helped with their fundraising to enable them to purchase the hoodies. We think they look fantastic!
Please note that due to staff training, the P6 and 7 Cycle Training will not take place after school tomorrow. Pupils should still bring their bike to school and will be given training during school hours. This will be the last training session before the practical test which takes place on Thursday 16th May at 1.30pm.