Blair Drummond Trip – information

We’re all looking forward to a great trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park on Thursday 13th June.

  • We’re asking all pupils to be at school by 8.30am on Thursday morning so that we can get registered and toileted quickly, aiming for all three buses to leave by 8.45am
  • No mobile phones please
  • Pupils don’t need to bring any money – we will not be visiting the gift shop
  • Pupils should wear their Catrine PS school uniform polo shirt and jumper please, and then shorts/leggings/trackies and comfy shoes
  • Pupils should bring a light jacket in case of rain, sun lotion/cream should be applied at home
  • Pupils should bring a packed lunch (or order from ParentPay) in a disposable bag, so that when they’ve finished their lunch everything can go in the bin and they don’t have to carry a lunch bag around
  • When the buses return to school, all pupils will go straight back into their class and, once everyone has returned, we will ring the school bell and pupils will exit the school via their usual exit.  The safety of your children is our utmost priority so we appreciate that whilst this might take a wee while it ensures that we know that every child is leaving the school safely.

We have 2 extra adult spaces for the trip. If you are able to be a parent helper (although, please note that you will not be placed with your own child’s class) please complete below:


P3/4 Pirates

Today George was in our class for his last visit this session to help us finish our pirate STEM crafts. We were making pirate eye-patches and pirate hats. We have had great fun over the last few weeks making pirate treasure chest, weapons, flags and pirate ships.

Look at our fearsome pirate faces…

By P3/4

P3/4 Homework Wk bg 27.5.19


Capital Letters – ough

  1. thought
  2. brought
  3. fought
  4. bought

Full Stops:  soft ‘g’

  1. giant
  2. danger
  3. magic
  4. gentle
  5. gem
  6. energy
  7. cage
  8. germs
  9. gym
  10. stranger

Strawberry: ‘f’

  1. fin
  2. fun
  3. fit
  4. fan
  5. from

Sports Championship Week:  this week the children will participate in Sports Championship Events therefore PE kit is required all week. 

EAC Health & Wellbeing Team

East Ayrshire Council Health & Wellbeing Team recently asked parents to complete the National Parental Involvement and Engagement (PIE) Census. The results of the census are being monitored, therefore if you haven’t already completed the survey, please do by clicking on the link below:

This confidential survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, parents have until the 31st May 2019 to submit. Click the link below to access additional information about the survey and to view the Privacy Statement.

Thank you in advance.

Health and Wellbeing (HWB)

Catrine ECC and PS are holding Parental Information sessions in Catrine Primary School on Monday 27th May to highlight the teaching and learning involved in the new EAC HWB frameworks for RSHP – Relationships, SHealth and Parenthood.

These sessions are open to all parents/carers of children from both the ECC and PS, and will outline the learning that your child will be involved with over the coming years.

All preschool pupils at Catrine ECC, and P1-P7 pupils at Catrine PS, will be issued with a letter containing more details over the next few days (see PDFs below).

Monday 27th May – Session 1: 9.00-9.45am, Session 2: 2.15-3.00pm and Session 3: 6.30-7.15pm in the primary school.

We hope you are able to join us at one of these information sessions.  Please note that these sessions are for parents/carers only – no pupils should attend.

Mrs Govans
Head Teacher

RSHP letter EL

RSHP letter FL

RSHP letter SL


P3/4 Homework (wk bg 20.5.19)

Class Talks:  Throughout the week children will be presenting their Homework Class Talk projects.  Each pupil will be given a specific day they will present their talk.

Spelling:  no new sound will be given this week due to Class Talks, however pupils should still work on their individual tricky word grids.

Maths:  Remember all pupils can log in to Active Learn at home using their logins to play a range of suitable maths games.

Rag-Bag Collection

Your child has been issued with a Rag-Bag today and must be returned to the school by Wednesday 15 May for collection on Thursday 16 May at 9.00 a.m.

The Rag-Bag recycling scheme has been developed to raise awareness of Textile Recycling. By participating you are helping the environment and helping local authorities to meet recycling targets as well as raising funds for the school.

We collect:

  • wearable clothing, paired shoes, handbags, belts.

Please read the information bag for items that are not acceptable.

Thank you for your continued support and helping raise money for school funds.

P3/4 Homework wk 13.5.19

Spelling:  continue to focus on individual tricky word grids

Class Talk:  Keep working on preparing your class talk.  Remember they must be practised and ready to perform by next Monday (20th May).  If you require any materials to help you prepare, please ask.


Mrs Ferguson

Mrs Cook and baby Katie visit!

On Friday Mrs Cook came in for a surprise visit to show us her new, little baby, Katie Jane Cook.  She was enjoying a snooze and cuddle from her mum.  She opened her eyes for a little while but was soon back  asleep.  She was tiny and adorable! We loved her visit!

By Aimee and Keir

P3/4 Homework: Class Talk Project and Spelling

Spelling:  Children should continue to focus on their individual Tricky Word grids.

Class Talk:

Title: Things That Make Me Happy

Pupils have been given a project to prepare and give a short 5 minute talk about the ‘things that make me happy’. Some ideas might be hobbies, toys, holidays, family and friends but you can include anything that makes you happy. You can decide how you would like to present the talk i.e. PowerPoint (saved on GLOW or pen drive), poster, photographs, bringing in items (trophies, toys etc.)

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 20th May