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!

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for P7 spelling words this week is prefixes. This week’s words are:

  1. afloat
  2. alive
  3. asleep
  4. ashore
  5. antifreeze
  6. antibiotic
  7. antiseptic
  8. anticlockwise
  9. autograph
  10. automatic
  11. autopilot
  12. autobiography
  13. bicycle
  14. bisect
  15. biannual

Children can practise their spelling words in any way they wish. Due to the holiday weekend, jotters should be brought in to school next Friday 27th September to complete their spelling test.

Primary 7 Homework

This week’s spelling words for P7 are:

  1. outrageous
  2. stationary
  3. awful
  4. development
  5. guard
  6. parallel
  7. straight
  8. beautiful
  9. dialogue
  10. guess
  11. participation
  12. strategy
  13. becoming
  14. diamond
  15. 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.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Thanks

Mrs McKenna

First Week in Primary 7

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.

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Primary 7 Outdoor Learning

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.

Primary 7 – Remembrance Garden

As part of their World War 1 topic, Primary 7 created a Remembrance Garden in the school grounds and scattered poppy seeds. Poppies have now started to grow in the garden, and are a symbol of remembrance of the First World War.

Primary 7 Read, Write, Count Moving Up Kits

Primary 7 were delighted to receive their Read, Write, Count Moving Up Kits yesterday from the Scottish Book Trust and Scottish Government. The kits were gifted to the pupils to help with their transition to secondary school and included items to help with their learning. Included in the kits were: a water bottle, a USB stick, a journal, a scientific calculator, a pocket dictionary, a stationery set and a booklet to share with adults at home. These will come in very useful when the pupils move to the academy in August.

Primary 7 – The Greatest Showman

Primary 7 will be having a fun afternoon in class on Tuesday 25th June and would like to watch the film ‘The Greatest Showman’, which has a PG rating. If you do not want your child to watch the film,  please contact the school.

Primary 7 – Blair Drummond Safari Park Trip

Primary 7 had a great day at Blair Drummond Safari Park yesterday for their last ever primary school trip! After a long journey the pupils enjoyed seeing all the animals on the safari drive, but were glad to finally get off the bus to explore the rest of the park. The highlights of the day included the Astraglide, the sea lion show, playing in the adventure park after lunch, the Flying Fox, pedal boats and boat safari to see the chimps. We all had a fantastic time and were so glad that the rain didn’t make an appearance as forecast.

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Primary 7 STEAM Transition Day

Yesterday eleven Primary 7 pupils attended the STEAM Transition Day at Dumfries House which was organised by Auchinleck Academy. The pupils  had the opportunity to experience five STEAM  workshops throughout the day: Science, Technical, Computing, Maths and Art. The day was a great chance for the pupils to meet and make friends with pupils from other primary schools, to get to know teachers from the academy, to  learn lots and have fun too!

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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:

 

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:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/EACPrimaryParentalSurvey/

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.

 

https://www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/EducationAndLearning/Information-for-parents-and-carers/Parental-involvement-and-engagement-census.aspx

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

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