On Friday 6th March Primary 7 went to Cumnock Academy for their first transition day in preparation for moving to the Robert Burns Academy. First we went into the hall and got organised into our groups and went to the first activity. We had to write and draw a bit about ourselves and complete a Pupil Passports. The second activity was PSE with Miss Carrington and we talked and wrote about our hopes and fears about moving to the academy. Thirdly we had Art Therapy and that’s where we draw what you’re feeling. Some people were feeling scared and nervous whereas other people were feeling happy and excited. After that we went along to the next activity which was about Mental Health. We talked about things that have a positive and negative impact on mental health then we wrote down some things that make us happy. The last activity we did was LGBT. We did a matching game with words and their meanings. Then we talked about what the words meant and then we took a quiz. After that we went back into the hall, got our full class and went onto the bus to go home. We enjoyed the day and met lots of new friends. We are looking forward to our transition days in June.
We had a great last day at Dolphin House orienteering and toasting marshmallows on a beach fire. It was a great last lunch with pizza and ice-cream sundaes, we will really miss Jen’s cooking. We spent some time reflecting on our week and what we had achieved, and signed the Dolphin House guest book. It has been a fantastic experience!
Please note that due to EAC Health & Safety Guidelines there is no access to Catrine Primary School car park. For safety purposes, please ensure all entry and exiting from the school is through the school gates.
Primary 7 have now finished reading the class novel Wonder, and will watch the film on Monday afternoon in order to compare it to the novel. Wonder has a PG rating. If you DO NOT wish for your child to watch Wonder please contact the school office.
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)
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.
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: