Poppy Appeal

Our P7 pupils, in association with Mr W Garven and Poppy Scotland, will be collecting donations for poppies from Monday 4th November.

Poppies will be on sale to pupils each morning from 4th to 8th November.

All donations will be collected in a Poppy Scotland collection tin, and we will receive a certificate from Poppy Scotland highlighting the amount of money that is raised within Catrine PS.

Thank you for your support.

Numeracy in P2

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P2 have been exploring how numbers are constructed. Some of us used part-whole models and the concrete materials to split our whole numbers into parts. Have a look!

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!

Literacy Open Morning

All parents/carers are warmly invited to the school on Thursday 31 October for our Literacy Open Morning from 9.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

All parents/carers should meet in the main hall where Mrs Schendel will give a short presentation on Literacy, GLOW and e-portfolios. You will then be able to walk around the school and visit your child’s class during their Literacy Lesson.

We look forward to seeing you.

Mrs Govans

P1 & P2 Halloween Party

Primary 1 and 2 Halloween party will take place on Thursday 31 October from 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. in the main hall.

Parents are welcome to come to school at 12.50 p.m. to help change/dress their child.

If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

P2 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: My favourite animal

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short talk about their favourite animal. Some ideas might be where they live, what they eat or what they look like but you can include anything. You can decide how you would like to present the talk i.e. poster, photographs, bringing in items from home etc.

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

Talking Homework Criteria

Below is the checklist for the Talking Homework Project given out to all children. You can see what is expected of your child at each level. Feel free to use this when helping your child prepare their talk.

 

A Warm Catrine PS Welcome

It was lovely to see our pupils returning to school this morning, looking so smart in their uniforms and full of stories about what they’ve been up to over the holidays.

We’re delighted to welcome two new members of staff to Catrine PS – Mr Craig Speirs is a Classroom Assistant who will be working predominantly with our upper school pupils, and Miss Jill Andrews is a BA4 student from UWS who will be teaching alongside Mrs McKenna in P7 for the next four weeks.

Communication with home/school

In a bid to reduce paper use, instead of sending home newsletters we will be communicating with you digitally – through our school APP, on GLOW and by ParentPay email.

On our GLOW blog you will find regular updates about what we’ve been learning about in school, and it’s also where photos of school events, newsletters and activities, will be shared.

Our school APP is full of useful information about upcoming dates and events.

We encourage you to regularly check our GLOW site and school APP to ensure you are up to date with what’s happening – as we’re a very busy little school ………………….

If you need help accessing any of these services, please contact the school office.

Ordering of school lunches

Please ensure your child’s lunch is ordered on ParentPay by 6.00 p.m. tonight to enable Auchinleck Academy to supply the correct order.

If you require any assistance in ordering your child’s lunch, please contact the school office.

Thank you.

 

The Three Little Pigs

Today Primary 1 & Primary 2 worked together to create a new house for The Three Little Pigs. They had to make sure that they worked as a team, their house could stand up by itself and was strong enough not to be blown down by the Big Bad Wolf.

Dress Down Day – Friday 11th October

To celebrate a successful first term and to start the October holidays off, Friday 11th October is to be a Dress Down Day at Catrine PS.

Pupils and staff can wear casual comfy clothes to school – no football colours please.

There is no charge as it’s not a fundraiser – just a way to kickstart the October holidays!

I hope you all have a lovely October break, and we look forward to welcoming our pupils back to school on Tuesday 22nd October at 9.00am.

Mrs Govans

 

Wild Weather 🥶❄️

P2 have been learning lots about the weather. We continued our learning today by looking at places that have very cold temperatures like the Arctic. The children were very interested in Arctic animals and we learned lots about how they survive in the harsh weather.

Through our play we discovered that ice begins to melt when the temperature gets warmer and that it melts even quicker when we hold it in our warm hands. Have a look!

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P2 Rain Gauges

This week P2 worked with local engineer George Burns to continue learning about the weather. We recycled some plastic water bottles and made our own ‘Rain Gauges’. We will be using them to measure the rainfall over the coming weeks and will record our findings in a bar chart!

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Halloween fun at AM Brown Institute

Please click on the link below to view “Halloween Family Haunted house and disco” at AM Brown Institute, Catrine on Thursday 31st October

halloween flyer

P2 weather reports 🕶🌂🌍❄️☀️🌧🌩🌈🌪💧💦☔️⛅️🌤❄️

P2 have been learning all about the weather. We learned about weather scientists called meteorologists who study the weather and predict what it will be like. This is called a weather forecast. We enjoyed making our own weather station and presenting the weather on our very own ‘Catrine News’.

 

Have a a look at one of our meteorologists, Kiara, in action.

Sponsored Silence

To help raise money for school funds, all pupils will be completing a Sponsored Silence on Wednesday 9th October.

P1, P2 and P3 pupils will aim for 30 minutes silence, with P4 to P7 pupils trying to keep quiet for 45 minutes!

The Harvest Hush-In will take place in class, between 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. The pupils will read books and complete activities related to reading. Pupils are invited to bring in their favourite book from home to read, or can choose a book from their class library.

Our School Fund is well used throughout the year – for instance, to help reduce transport costs for school trips and visits.

As we are now a cashless school, donations for the Harvest Hush-In should be made on ParentPay. When you log into your ParentPay account, you will see a Harvest Hush-In notification. On ParentPay the amount defaults to £1.00. However, please note that you are able to change this amount and contribute any amount – any donation gratefully received! Please do not send cash into the school. This means that we don’t need individual sponsor sheets. Please contact the school if you would like any more information, and thank you for your continued support.

All staff at Catrine Primary School are looking forward to a lovely, quiet morning on 9th October!