Play on the Longest Day

P3/4 and P4/5 joined up for a fun-filled morning of play on Friday.  The children chose a range of activities including Twister, construction, basketball, gymnastics, art and football to name a few.  Everyone had a great time marking the longest day of the year.

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Play on the Longest Day

As part of our Play on the Longest Day celebrations, Primary 1 and Primary 2/3 decided to make the most of the nice weather and explore the outdoors. We talked about the skills that we develop through play.

Here are some of their ideas…

‘We were being creative.’ Bette

‘We were learning to solve mysteries.’ Kiara

‘If someone falls we help them up.’ Olly

‘We share with each other.’ Lexi

‘Being kind to each other and if you fall out you can help each other to sort it out.’ Ellie

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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.

P2/3 Blair Drummond trip!

What a fantastic day was had by all at Blair Drummond Safari Park yesterday! We had a great time at the Sea Lion show, visiting Chimp Island,  spotting the animals and playing at the park. What a super day!

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P1 Blair Drummond Safari Park Trip🦒🐘

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Primary 1 had a fantastic day exploring Blair Drummond Safari Park. We drove through the Animal Reserve to see some of our favourite animals. After that we went to see Lola, in the Sea Lion show. We were very excited to visit the play park, followed by a trip on the boat to Chimp Island. Then we headed over to Lemur Land & finally we rounded our day off by having a shot on the Astroglide slide.

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:

 

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

Spelling:

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:

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

RSHP letter EL

RSHP letter FL

RSHP letter SL

 

Fractions

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Today in Primary 6 we decided to take our learning outdoors with our topic of Fractions. We made connections with fractions of different objects and were amazed at how many we found! Sophie said she likes taking concepts outside as it relates to ‘the real world’. Here are some photos from our afternoon.

Primary 7 Spelling Words – 20th May

This week the Primary 7’s will be presenting their Homework Class Talk projects to the rest of the class.  Each pupil will be given a specific day to present their talk. The class will be continuing to spell words containing the ‘f’ phoneme. The spelling words for homework for each group are:

Blue Group

  1. frustration
  2. familiar
  3. forgotten
  4. flexible
  5. flammable
  6. afford
  7. effort
  8. suffer
  9. toffee
  10. coffee
  11. phobia
  12. geography
  13. triumph
  14. apostrophe
  15. pharmacist

Green Group

  1. faithful
  2. family
  3. profile
  4. safe
  5. flight
  6. puff
  7. offer
  8. office
  9. offering
  10. offend
  11. phonics
  12. phoneme
  13. pheasant
  14. photocopy
  15. paragraph