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

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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 Jacqueline.mclean@glow.sch.uk 😊🌈

 

 

 

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for Primary 7 spelling homework this week is homophones and confusions. All groups have the same words as the focus is on knowing the spelling and meaning of each. This week’s words are:

wait/weight, waste/waist, way/weigh, week/weak, what/watt, where/were/wear, which/witch

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

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

 

 

 

Primary 7 STEM

Primary 7 pupils have been working with our STEM champion George Burns over the last few weeks. The pupils have been learning about bridges and have been working together in pairs to design and create their own bridge. The bridges had to be designed so that they were strong enough to support the weight of a water bottle. Sophie and Calvin were chosen as the winners of the bridge building challenge this week, well done!

 

Primary 6 and 7 – MSP visit

Primary 6 and 7 received a visit from MSP Jeane Freeman on Friday to finish their learning about the Scottish Parliament. Jeane Freeman is the MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley and is the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport. During the visit the pupils got to ask lots of questions and learned a lot about the job of an MSP. It was a very interesting session!

P7 Dolphin House Trip

Primary 7 pupils are very excited and looking forward to their residential trip to Dolphin House next week. The pupils have worked together to design and paint a flag which will be flown during their stay at Dolphin House. They have made a great job of this and the finished flag looks great.

Look out for daily updates next week to see what the pupils are getting up to!

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.

Primary 7 – MSP visit

Primary 7 received a visit from regional MSP Brian Whittle last week as part of their Scottish Parliament topic. During the visit the class learned about the job of an MSP and got to ask lots of questions. Brian was very entertaining, funny and honest. The class learned a lot and found it a very interesting session.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for Primary 7 spelling homework this week is homophones. All groups have the same words as the focus is on knowing the spelling and meaning of each. This week’s words are:

their/they’re/there, threw/through, time/thyme, to/too/two, vale/veil, vane/vain/vein

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

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

 

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. We will be looking at words with the following prefixes: ob-, ex- and de-. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

object, obtuse, obstacle, obstruct, obscure, exhale, exhaust, extend, exchange, export, describe, descend, deconstruct, deformed, dehydrated

Green Group

object, obtuse, observe, obvious, oblong, exit, exact, expect, explain, explode, destroy, decode, deflate, detox, deformed

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

Address to the Toothache – please keep practising your poem as ‘in class’ judging will take place on Thursday afternoon.

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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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.