Primary 7 – Scottish Parliament Outreach Programme

Primary 7 have been learning about the Scottish Parliament and were visited today by Mairead Mackechnie as part of the Scottish Parliament Outreach Programme. The class enjoyed learning about the Parliament, taking part in a manifesto and voting activity and debating on the length of the school week. It was a fantastic session!

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Tempest Photography

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.

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

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.

Primary 7 Christmas Party

Primary 7 had a great time at their Christmas party yesterday afternoon. They were joined by Primary 6 pupils, and had fun playing games and ceilidh dancing. It was a lovely afternoon and everyone looked fantastic!

Primary 7 – Home Alone

Primary 7 will be having a fun day in class on Friday and would like to watch the film ‘Home Alone’ which has a PG rating. If you do not want your child to watch the film  please contact the school.

 

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.

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

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

 

 

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is spelling rules for soft c and soft g words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

pencil, cement, recipe, medicine, celebrate, sentence, excited, princess, damage, language, emergency, gigantic, religion, allergy, gymnastics

Green Group

ice, voice, office, cycle, circle, face, fence, circus, age, rage, garage, strange, giant, gym, energy

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

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.