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.
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:
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.
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!
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!
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 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!
happened Children can practise their spelling words in any way they wish, and may want to use some of the fun spelling activities that are on Glow. There will be a spelling test in class on a Friday morning and this will be completed at the back of homework jotters so that results can be shared at home. Please remember to bring spelling jotters in to school on a Friday.
The children have also been given reading tasks to complete as homework this term using a text of their choice. They should complete 3 tasks from the menu, which should be completed by Friday 11th October.
Primary 7 had a very busy first week back at school. The class have been continuing their work on improving the school grounds and outdoor learning by digging up vegetables that had been growing in the garden over the summer holidays. The pupils planted seeds as part of their Big Sleepover in June and were amazed to see what had grown! There were potatoes, carrots, peas, beetroot and swedes. The class then worked together to make some delicious soup using the vegetables they had grown. It was a good start to the first week in Primary 7.
As part of their continued work on improving school grounds and outdoor learning, Primary 7 will be involved in working in the school garden tomorrow. All pupils should come to school wearing suitable clothing for the weather – warm jacket, trousers/trackies, wellies/boots. Basically clothes that can get dirty! Pupils should also bring a change of clothing that they can change into when they come back into class.