Cracking Code!

In P4/5 we have been hard at work writing code for Minecraft games.  Writing code is the process of creating instructions that will tell a computer and is an important part of creating games.  We had to input directions for characters to meet certain challenges. The codes they had to write at each level got trickier.  We are practising for our Hour of Code event next month when we all hope to earn a certificate.

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Anyone can practise this at home on the Hour of Code website. Check it out and give it a try.

Catrine Show

Catrine Show are running competitions for:

children up to 9 years –  create: decorated stones, decorated digestive biscuits

children from 9 years to 14 years – create an edible mobile phone

Entries to be made at home.

All entries have to be taken to the baking/craft tent by 9.30 a.m.

Prizes to be won – good luck!!

 

New Additions

In P4/5 we have welcomed some new additions to our classroom in the form of caterpillars.  The insects are happily living within a class tank where we will observe the changes over the coming days and weeks. We will be learning about their lifecycle and will hopefully get to see it first hand.

 

P4/5 Homework

During the course of this week all children will be given a personalised common word spelling grid.  These are the words that your child should focus over the next few weeks.  When they feel confident with these words they can bring their grid to school for a spelling check-up before moving on to the next set of common words specific to them.

The 4 week rolling programme of phonemes, diacritical marking, tricky words and spelling rules will continue during class time.

Children should continue to access maths tasks through Active Learn as well as practise their times tables.

Thanks for your support,

Mrs McCaig

March Questionnaire – Results

Thank you to all our parents who completed the March Questionnaire. Your opinions and feeback is gratefully received. To view the results, please click on the link below:

March questionnaire 2019

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

Dance Summer School – EAC

The Creative Minds Team is running a Dance Summer School for children from Primary 4-7 at the William McIlvanney Campus, Kilmarnock from Monday 22 July – Friday 26 July. Places will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. Please follow the link below for further information. If you wish a hard copy, please contact the school office.

Dance Summer School Invitation and Permission 2019

 

Ordering school lunches

Please ensure you have your child’s lunch ordered for Monday 15th April to enable Auchinleck Academy to deliver the quantity required. Thank you for your continued cooperation with ordering lunches through ParentPay.

Whole School – Summer Outing

The whole school will be going to Blair Drummond Safari Park for their Summer outing on Thursday 13 June. The buses will be leaving at 8.45 a.m. and return at approximately 4.30 p.m. A contribution of £10.00 per child should be paid by Friday 7 June. 

The cost of the trip is £20.50 per child, however the school fund will contribute £10.50 per child towards the trip reducing the balance to £10.00. The trip is on ParentPay and can be paid by instalments.

If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school. Further information and permission forms will follow.

Parent/Carer Questionnaire – March

At Catrine PS we are constantly looking for ways to improve our school to ensure that we deliver the best possible learning and teaching experiences for our pupils.   We recognise the importance of the views and opinions of parents/carers, so each month we will post a short questionnaire on GLOW. 

It would be much appreciated if you could complete the questionnaire. All responses will be anonymous.  We will display the results of each questionnaire on GLOW so that you are kept up to date with our priorities for improvement.  Our pupils will also complete the same questionnaire in their House groups during our Home Circle time.   

Report Cards and Parents Afternoon/Evening

I hope you all enjoyed reading your child’s Report Card over the weekend, and have managed to complete the wee sheet highlighting the parts of  the report that you and your child are proud of, and the areas that need to be focused on.

It’s always great to read about the progress that has been made by all pupils throughout the year, and to receive guidance from their teachers about what they need to focus on to ensure continued success in all areas of school life.  

That is why making an appointment for our upcoming Parents Afternoon/Evening is so important – it gives you a chance to discuss your child’s progress, and their next steps, with their teacher which will help to make their transition in to their next class so much easier.

There are still appointments left so please phone the school on 01290 551436 to organise a time.

So far –

P1 – 13 out of 23 pupils have appointments

P2/3 – 10 out of 22 pupils have appointments

P3/4 – 11 out of 20 pupils have appointments

P4/5 – 13 out of 21 pupils have appointments

P6 – 10 out of 20 pupils have appointments

P7 – 8 out of 19 pupils have appointments

I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday Afternoon/Evening.

Mrs Govans

Your child has been issued with their report card today. Included with the report card is a response sheet that should be completed at home together, once you have read through the report card. There is a section for both you and your child to comment on the aspects of the report that you’re pleased with and proud of, and areas which you would like to discuss further.. Please ensure that the response sheet is returned by Tuesday 26th March.

I hope you enjoy reading about your child’s successful year at Catrine Primary School and we look forward to seeing you at Parents’ Afternoon/Evening on Wednesday 27th March.

Mrs Govans