Nut Allergy

As we have pupils with severe nut allergies, can all parents/carers ensure that pupils DO NOT bring in food for snacks/packed lunches that contain nuts or traces of nuts. The health and well-being of our pupils is a main priority, and we much appreciate your support in keeping our children safe.

Please contact the school office for any further information.

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

P5/6 Poems

P5/6 have been issued with their poems for this year’s Scots Verse.

P5 are learning Feart by Liz Niven and P6 are learning Up in the Morning Early by Robert Burns.

Remember to practise at home as often as possible and to add any action that you think will enhance your performance.

We are sure that they will be fair guid!

 

January – questionnaire

School Value focus – Honesty

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 Honesty 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 Homework Words

Spelling words – week beginning 6th January 2020

Week 1 – Spelling Strategies

Red Group – happy, word, lady, paper, window, floor, shoe, being, coming, jumped, started, used, walked

Blue Group – advertise, conscience, evaluation, meanwhile, remember, again, conscious, evidence, metaphor, research, aisle, consequence, exaggerated, miscellaneous

Remember – you can practise your words anyway you wish at home. Your spell check will be on Thursday.

Visit to Palace Theatre

All children are reminded to wear their school uniform on their visit to the Palace Theatre. Children should bring a small drink and a snack with them.

Thank you.

Christmas/Winter Jumper Day

The whole school is having a Christmas/Winter jumper day on Wednesday 11th December. Primary 6 will be “carol singing”  with the ECC in Catrine Square and it’s also our Festive lunch day.

Matilda Movie Consent

P5/6 have finished reading the novel Matilda. The class will now watch the movie and complete various comparison activities linked to the book.  Matilda has a PG rating.  If you DO NOT consent to your child watching Matilda please contact the school office by Wednesday 11th December.

Thank you.

 

Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre last night was a great success. Our total profit raised was £762.50!! This was due to the continued support of parents/carers/family friends and the local community. Thank you!! Have a look ….

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Catrine Parent Council play a crucial part in our school life and are vital to school successes. They also raised £145.80 for their funds.

Thank you is enough

With Christmas fast approaching, we are all aware of the financial effects of the holiday season on the lives of families in our area.   Some families may feel under pressure to show their appreciation to staff in the school and ECC by buying gifts and presents.

Last year the BBC ran a feature about this with the simple message that thank you is enough. We want to share this message with you this year to reassure any parents/carers that are worried about affording a gift for a teacher/staff member in the run up to the Christmas break.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46580014

So, just a reminder that a thank you, a card, a handmade token of appreciation and the thought behind these small gestures, is more than enough for us.

Wishing you all the best this festive season,

Judith Govans
Headteacher

P5/6 Visit to AM Brown Institute

Primary 5/6 will be visiting the institute on Friday 6th December where they will be making soup.  If possible could you please provide your child with a suitable container to bring their soup home in.

Many thanks, Mrs Schendel

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch will be served on Wednesday 11 December and is now available to order on ParentPay. Please ensure you have your child’s lunch ordered by Friday 6 December.

Thank you.

December Dates for your diary

Wednesday 4th – last football training session

Thursday 5th – Christmas Fayre in school 6.00-7.30pm

Wednesday 11th – Christmas Dinner

Thursday 12th – ECC closed for General Election

Thursday 12th – Nativity rehearsal at Church @ 9.30am

Monday 16th – Nativity Dress Rehearsal @ 9.30am – ECC visiting

Monday 16th – P1 and P2 Christmas party PM

Tuesday 17th – whole school visit to panto AM

Wednesday 18th – Christmas Service and infant Nativity at Catrine Parish Church at 9.45am

Wednesday 18th – P3/P4/P5 Christmas party PM

Thursday 19th – P6 and P7 Christmas party PM

Friday 20th – end of Term 2 @ 2.30pm

 

 

Head Lice – information

For information:

NHS-Scotland-Head-lice-information-for-parents

If you require any further guidelines/information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you.

November questionnaire

School Value focusDetermination

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 Determination 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.

BBC Children in Need

Primary 7 is raising money for BBC Children in Need and Cash for Kids. On Friday 15th November children are invited to wear bright or spotty clothes and have “crazy hair”. A £1.00 donation can be paid through ParentPay. The raised funds will be halved between Children in Need and Cash for Kids.

Please click on the poster below:

poster

Thank you for your continued support.

Talking & Listening Assessment – Individual Presentations

Please click on the link below to view full details:

talking and listening feedback

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

No Screen Day

Spending too much time on phones, computers, tablets and gaming devices can affect children and young people’s language and communication skills, sleep, and general health. In turn, this can affect their education and general well-being. Please click on the link below for further information.

No Screen Day information

Catrine Primary School No Screen Day 20 November 2019.

Outing to Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

The whole school will be visiting the Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock to see “Cinderella” on Tuesday 17 December. A contribution of £10.00 can be paid through ParentPay. Payment to be made by Friday 13 December.

Your child will be issued with a permission form shortly.

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