This will make you smile………

Click the link and see Catrine PS staff like you’ve never seen them before. And all just to make you smile!

Stayed tuned until the end as we need your help with music video number 2.

Missing you  all.

Team Catrine

Spring Creativity

Well done to those in P5/6 who have sent in some of the amazing work they have been busy with at home. I have loved seeing all the rainbows, acrostic poems, cutlery spelling and the super maths going on.  That’s not forgetting some of the wonderful things you have also been busy doing with your families.  Keep up the hard work.

Take care

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Mrs McCaig

How to post on your glow blog.

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I hope everyone has had a lovely day learning from home. I have made a step by step guide below that will help you share your learning on your blog!  I would love to see what you have been up to.

If you have any questions, then just email me. My email address is 😊🌈




School/ECC to Home Communication

With regards to the ongoing COVID-19 situation this is a reminder that all communications from school and ECC will be done via:

  • school APP – ECC/primary school
  • GLOW – ECC/primary school
  • ParentPay email (primary school only)

It is important that parent/carers check these communication channels on a daily basis to ensure that you are kept up to date with East Ayrshire Council’s latest updates.

If you currently don’t have access to any of the above, please contact Catrine Primary School office who will help you.

Thank you.

Mrs Govans




‘Snow’ Stopping Us!

P2 and P5/6 braved the wintery weather this morning to litter pick around the village.  After collecting the litter they weighed it all and were amazed to discover that they had collected 23.4kg of rubbish. That’s about the same weight as two 5-year-olds!

Thanks to Tam McKinnon for providing the litter pickers, bags and gloves and for keeping up safe whilst litter picking.


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No Problem!

Today in our maths we talked non-stop…….and it helped us to be better problem solvers!

We worked in trios to problem solve some picture puzzles.  We focussed on the why and how to help us identify the skills we need to break problems down.  We were amazed how much this helped us. Check out our workings. Our brains had to complete so many calculations.

Look out for some of these puzzles coming home to get your house chatting about maths and problem solving.

#talkingtofindasolution #talkmathsout

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Charge Challenge

P5/6 are hard at work designing and constructing their lorries for the SCDI Charge Challenge.  Their challenge is to build an electric lorry to transport as much cargo as possible across a 3m course in 10 minutes.

The class are working in groups to measure and saw wood to create a frame to support the axle and wheels.  They will then work on designing the body of their vehicle.

Our STEM Champion, George Burns, provided a safety demonstration before getting to work with the tools.

The winning vehicle from the class will go forward to the compete in the competition at the STEM Showcase at Dumfries House next month.

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P5/ STEM Activities

Next week P5/6 will be working alongside our STEM champion George Burns in an electric lorry building task.

The challenge is part of a National STEM challenge and requires the use of different tools to construct the frames and create the vehicles.  George will demonstrate the safe use of equipment, such as saws and bench grips prior to the task.

If you have any concerns about your child using tools as part of this STEM activity, please contact the school office.

We can’t wait to share our creations with you!

Cyber Safety

As part Internet Safety Day P5/6 have been chatting about how to protect their identify online.  They looked at the different apps, games and sites that are used by everyone and how much about your own identity is shared by having a profile or account.

As part of the  Internet Safety Day initiative they completed the East Ayrshire Avatar competition. Check out our three winners’ designs. Aren’t they great? They were created by Neve, Sophie-Kate and Madison.

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Good luck girls!

Tempest Photography – reminder

Tempest Photography will be in school on Wednesday 19 February to take individual, family, Primary 1 class and Primary 7 class photographs.

Please complete:

Please note this is for primary school children only.

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

Thank you.

February – questionnaire

Every month in our Home Circles at Catrine Primary School, and in the Welcome Groups at Catrine ECC, we will be focussing on one of our Catrine Values to ensure that our pupils have a solid understanding of them.

Our Values are – Ambition, Determination, Fairness, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork.

We would appreciate your views on what Respect means to you and your family.

Responses will be collated and displayed around our school and ECC to show a shared understanding of our Catrine Values from all stakeholders – pupils, parents and staff.

Thank you.

P5/6 Spelling Words

Week 4 – Spelling Rules

Blue group – determination, information, participation, multiplication, evaluation, partitioning, compensation, visualisation, missing, willing

Red Group – addition, ambition, nation, station, partial, location, fuss, miss, will

Remember your jotter on Thursday for your spell check.

Catrine PS and ECC – Vision, Values and Aims

We regularly highlight our Vision, Values and Aims with our pupils in both our school and ECC through a variety of activities, and our pupils have a good understanding of what they mean and how we apply them at Catrine PS and ECC.  Through monthly GLOW questionnaires, we ask parents/carers for their opinions and comments about our school and ECC, and their responses are always very much appreciated. As a staff, we annually review our Vision, Values and Aims and have collaborated to produce a poster detailing them, which will be a reference point for future discussions with our pupils, and for our priorities moving forward.  Our Vision, Values and Aims poster highlight our priorities and give examples of how we put them into action in our establishments.

I’m proud to present you with our new Vision, Values and Aims poster which will be proudly displayed in both our school and ECC.

Coming soon – our new Curriculum Rationale.

Mrs Govans

vision, values, aims


P5/6 Spelling Words



This week’s spelling words for P5/6.

Blue Group – Prefixes (ir, im, mis, post) improper, impossible, impolite, impatient, irregular, irresponsible, immature, misbehave, misread, misuse, postgraduate

Red Group – (ae phoneme) – a-e, ay, ai, ey, ea  Chocolate, mistake, holiday, yesterday, birthday, complain, explain, chimney, monkey, valley, break, steak

Don’t forget that jotters must be brought to school on a Thursday for the spelling check-up.

Penpal Fun

This week in P5/6 we have been writing letters to our new penpals. We have buddied up with Uryside School in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, as part of our Scottish focus this month.  We hope to get to know the P6 class at Uryside and learn about them and where they live.

We are really excited and can’t wait for them to write back.