Primary 7 – Remembrance Garden

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.

Catrine’s Got Talent

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!

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Primary 7 Read, Write, Count Moving Up Kits

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.

Avalon’s Outdoor Learning Day

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.

By Courtney

Marneil’s Outdoor Learning Day

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!

By Khyla and Carley

Play on the longest day

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 – The Greatest Showman

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 – Blair Drummond Safari Park Trip

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.

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Primary 7 STEAM Transition Day

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!

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Primary 7 Homework – 27th May

This week the Primary 7’s will be using spelling strategies to spell common and tricky words. The spelling words for homework for each group are:

Blue Group

  1. analyse
  2. analysis
  3. continuous
  4. February
  5. murmur
  6. separate
  7. announcing
  8. cough
  9. fierce
  10. necessary
  11. sequence
  12. answer
  13. creation
  14. finally
  15. neighbour

Green Group

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December
  13. quickly
  14. important
  15. mumbled

Pupils should also make sure that they have their P.E. kit every day this week in order to participate in the Senior Sports Championship.

Primary 7 Spelling Words – 20th May

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:

Blue Group

  1. frustration
  2. familiar
  3. forgotten
  4. flexible
  5. flammable
  6. afford
  7. effort
  8. suffer
  9. toffee
  10. coffee
  11. phobia
  12. geography
  13. triumph
  14. apostrophe
  15. pharmacist

Green Group

  1. faithful
  2. family
  3. profile
  4. safe
  5. flight
  6. puff
  7. offer
  8. office
  9. offering
  10. offend
  11. phonics
  12. phoneme
  13. pheasant
  14. photocopy
  15. paragraph

Ayrbank Outdoor Learning Day

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.

By Captain and Vice-Captain of Ayrbank,

Cadence and Aidan

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iCycle Training

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!

Whiteflat’s Outdoor Learning Day

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.

By your Captain and Vice Captain Tyler and Paige

Primary 7 Leavers Hoodies

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!

After School Cycle Training

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.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Mrs McKenna

Primary 7 Class Talk Homework Project

Primary 7 pupils will not be given spelling homework for the next two weeks and have instead been given a class talk homework project to complete.

Title: My Primary School Memories

Pupils have been asked to prepare and present a short 5 minute talk about their primary school memories. Some ideas might include their greatest achievements, school trips, what they are most proud of and memories from each stage. Pupils can present their talk in the form of a poster or a PowerPoint presentation (saved on GLOW or pendrive) and can include photographs and items from home (awards, trophies etc).

Children should practise their talk at home in order to be able to fluently talk to the class, and can use notes on paper to assist them.

Talks should be ready to be heard for Monday 20th May

Primary 7 Spelling Words – 29th April

This week the Primary 7’s will be learning to spell words containing the ‘f’ phoneme. The spelling words for each group are:

Blue Group

  1. February
  2. frightened
  3. butterfly
  4. following
  5. magnificent
  6. different
  7. daffodil
  8. difficult
  9. giraffe
  10. offend
  11. phoneme
  12. paragraph
  13. biography
  14.  autograph
  15. atmosphere

Green Group

  1. after
  2. face
  3. faint
  4. crafty
  5. magnificent
  6. traffic
  7. daffodil
  8. difficult
  9. raffle
  10. staff
  11. graph
  12. telephone
  13. elephant
  14. phantom
  15. photograph

Pupils should continue complete the fun spelling tasks in their homework jotters, however jotters will not be collected in at the end of the week. The class will have a weekly spelling test on a Friday as usual. Thank you for your continued support.

Primary 7 Touch Rugby Festival

Well done to all of the Primary 7 pupils who competed in the Touch Rugby Festival at the Barony Campus in Cumnock today. The pupils demonstrated great teamwork and had good fun! The girls and boys competed against Auchinleck, Mauchline and Ochiltree and faced some very tough competition. Congratulations to the girls who were runners up and were each awarded a medal for their effort. Great work everyone!

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Modern Languages Committee Group

This week the Modern Languages Committee Group learned about Easter traditions in France. We then had a French party! We tried some French food, played some games and then had a quiz. We have learned lots about French culture and vocabulary in our committee group sessions.

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