Nativity Costumes

We are lucky enough to have a lot of costumes that we need in school for the nativity, however we are asking if you have any of the following at home (please do not buy anything new) for your child to wear, it would be appreciated if you could send them in with the following items.

Angels and Stars: White tights, white leggings or white socks

Cows, Horses and Shrews: Blue, black or brown t-shirts (We are planning on using some black face paint for the shrews, please contact the school if you DO NOT wish us to use face paint on your child)

Shepherds: Tea towel and dressing gown

Narrators: Christmas jumpers and anything Christmassy (boppers, tinsel etc)

Thank you again for your support.

P3/4 Reading Books

As we come to the end of term, we will be collecting in home reading books this week.  Please ensure all books are returned to school.  We hope you have enjoyed reading our new books and we will issue more home reading books again in January.

Many thanks,

Mrs Ferguson

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. A prefix is added at the front of a word and changes its meaning. We will be looking at words with the following prefixes: mis (meaning opposite), post (meaning after) and semi (meaning half). This week’s words are:

Blue Group

misplace, mislead, mishear, misbehave, misunderstanding, postseason, postgame, postpone, postscript, postgraduate, semidetached, semi-permanent, semiprecious, semicolon, semi-professional

Green Group

misuse, misspell, misread, mistake, misprint, postgame, postcard, post-war, postpone, postscript, semicircle, semi-final, semicolon, semiprecious, semidetached

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

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is common and tricky words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

performance, surprise, bizarre, dilemma, imagine, permanent, survey, boisterous, disappear, improvise, persuade, persuasion, technique, break, disappoint

Green Group

ate, better, scary, police, white, purple, yellow, tries, tried, turned, wanted, piece, peace, arrive, high

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

 

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. We will be looking at words with the prefixes dis, in, im and ir. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

disappoint, disconnect, dishonest, disqualify, invisible, incomplete, incurable, inconsiderate, immature, immortal, impossible, impassable, irrelevant, irresponsible, irreplaceable

Green Group

dislike, disagree, disappear, disobey, inactive, incorrect, independent, incredible, impatient, import, impress, imperfect, irregular, irresistible, irreparable

Pupils should continue to research and prepare their class talk homework to present next Monday 4th November.

P3/4 Class Talk Homework Project

Title: My Polar Animal

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about a polar animal of their choice. Some ideas might be polar bears, penguins, whales or seals. You can use the internet or books to find out facts or pictures/drawings about your animal. You can decide how you would like to present the talk ie PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pendrive), poster, photographs, bringing in items.

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

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is common and tricky words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

pattern, strength, beginning, diary, health, peaceful, success, believe, difference, height, people, surely, beneath, different, imaginary

Green Group

Catrine, Auchinleck, Mauchline, Kilmarnock, Ayr, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire, Scots, capital, village, town, city, castle, here

Primary 3/4 Harvest Hush In

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“In Primary 3/4 everyone was doing the sponsored hush-in and we were colouring in or reading books.  We needed to be quiet for 45 minutes.” by Georgia.

“I think it was hard because you needed to be quiet and we did pictures.  They were fun” by Lee.

“We wanted to do it for an hour” by Alicia.

“I had fun when I was doing it.  I did my colouring sheet” by Elle.

“It was fun because we got to colour in.  But it was hard and a little fun because we done it for 45 minutes” by Ryan.

“I liked that we got to read our books and colour but it was too long” by Lexi.

“I thought that we had a good time because we got to colour and read books as well” by Josh L.

“I thought that it was very good because we could write notes to each other to say hi” by Orren.

“It was really hard because everyone was quiet but everyone did well” by Ewan.

Harvest Service

We will celebrate our Harvest Service on Wednesday 9 October at 9.30 a.m. within the school. We look forward to seeing you. Donations of tins/biscuits/dried foods etc. will be gratefully received and then donated to a local food bank.

Thank you for your continued support.

Primary 7 – Maths Week Scotland

To celebrate Maths Week Scotland, Primary 7 pupils were working with Mrs Kerr from Auckinleck Academy today. The pupils were learning about spirolaterals, which are mathematical pictures based on numbers sequences and patterns. The class found this really interesting and enjoyed exploring and creating their own spirolaterals!

Sportshall Athletics

Well done to all of the Primary 6 and 7 pupils who represented Catrine Primary at the Sportshall Athletics today. The pupils competed in track and field events and faced tough competition from Logan, New Cumnock and Park School. Catrine finished in 3rd place overall.  All pupils worked extremely hard and were a credit to the school, great work Team Catrine!

Sportshall Athletics

Some Primary 6 and 7 pupils will be representing Catrine Primary at the Sportshall Athletics on Monday 30th September. All pupils should ensure that they return their permission forms on Monday morning if they have not already done so. Pupils should come to school wearing sporty clothes and should bring a drink and snack with them. Go Team Catrine!

Primary 7 Volcanoes

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Primary 7 have been learning about volcanoes as part of their Planet Earth topic. This week the class made their own volcanoes by mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create a chemical reaction. The chemical reaction produces a gas which forces the mixture to erupt like a volcano. It was great fun to watch!