Inclusion committee

On Wednesday, The inclusion Committee met for the first time. Our group talked about what inclusion means to us at Catrine primary and what we can do to make Catrine Primary a more inclusive school. We heard the story of a boy named Sam who has dyslexia and how this made school very hard for him. We decided that as a committee our aims are:

• To raise awareness of dyslexia and other learning difficulties

• To find ways to support and include all learners in our school

• To achieve our ‘Dyslexia Friendly School’ Silver award

We learned that children with learning differences often have low self esteem and thought of ways we could address this. Our committee then presented our “Feel Good Friday” idea to the rest of the school at home circles. Take a look at our example!

 

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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Room on the Broom

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P2 and P1 worked in collaboration to design and then create a new broomstick for the witch from ‘Room on the Broom”. We had some very creative designs and had to use lots of skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving to bring our ideas to life. We ended up with some very impressive and original brooms! Well done!

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!

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!

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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East Ayrshire Netball Festival

Well done to all of the P6 and P7 pupils who competed in the East Ayrshire Netball Festival at Cumnock Academy today. The pupils worked very well together as a team and had great fun playing against other schools. They won 4 games, lost 3 and came in 5th place overall. Great effort everyone!

Star of the Day – winners

Star of the Day Winners for week commencing Monday 19 November. Congratulations to:

Primary 1

Primary 2/3

Primary 3/4

Primary 4/5

Primary 6

Primary 7

                                                   

Primary 7 – Poppy Appeal

Mr Garven visited Primary 7 this week to inform them that they raised an amazing £95.92 for the Scottish Poppy Appeal 2018. The pupils all worked hard on behalf of Poppy Scotland to sell poppies in the school in the week leading up to Remembrance Day. The money raised will help to provide life changing support to the Armed Forces community in Scotland. Well done Primary 7!

ECC – The O Factor

Catrine ECC was an exhibitor at East Ayrshire’s O Factor, this was a showcase for all the amazing outdoor learning that is happening throughout East Ayrshire.

Jan Wardrop our Outdoor Learning Champion in the ECC was a Nominee for the Excellent Outdoor Practitioner Award. This was for the hard work she has put in to improving and extending Outdoor Learning in the ECC. This was shown in the efforts she put in to the stall she set up for the O Factor exhibition. Practitioners from other centres showed lots of interest and Jan was happy to explain all the things we have been doing.

Primary 7 – Remembrance Service

On Friday morning Primary 7 held their Remembrance Service in the school to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. The service was a great success, and the pupils would like to thank everyone who came along to join them to remember those who lost their lives in the war. The class felt very proud to share their learning about the First World War and to display their Poppy Project work for people to see. The poppy banner and handprint wreaths made by the class were also on display at the Remembrance Service in Catrine Parish Church on Sunday.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”

 

LEAD programme

Barry Holmes (Active Schools Coordinator) from Auchinleck Academy has been running the LEAD programme with Primary 6. This programme builds on communication skills and team work. Primary 6 can now use these skills when helping delivering Fun Time Friday, Catrine Buddy system and playground activities.

Well done Primary 6!!

Catrine PS 50th Celebration

Provost Jim Todd shares some wonderful photographs taken on Wednesday 23rd May when he joined our celebrations. Please have a look ..

Big School Sleepout Training ⛺️

“Our Champion”

Congratulations to Angie Leitch who took part in the National Primary Schools’ Burns Festival in Denny High School, Falkirk on Saturday 12th May. Angie received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in verse speaking (along with a medal) and took overall third place in her category!!

Well done!!!

P6 K’Nex Challenge

Tyler and Declan participated in the recent K’Nex Challenge. They had a design brief to follow, and specific engineering details that had to be included in their finished model.

They represented our school well, with their excellent manners, attitude, commitment and behaviour.

Well done boys!

Mrs Govans