A busy day for p3/4

We have been learning about golf over the past few weeks. This week we were focusing on how to hold the putter.

Here we are practising hitting the cones.

Some of us even got a hole in one!

After all this fun at gym, we headed for music where we were learning about rhythm and beat before trying out our new string instruments.

September 2019 – Questionnaire

School Value focus – Ambition

Every month in our Home Circles at Catrine Primary School, and in the Welcome Groups at Catrine ECC, we will be focussing on one of our Catrine Values to ensure that our pupils have a solid understanding of them.

Our Values are – Ambition, Determination, Fairness, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Teamwork.

We would appreciate your views on what Ambition means to you and your family.

Responses will be collated and displayed around our school and ECC to show a shared understanding of our Catrine Values from all stakeholders – pupils, parents and staff.

Thank you.

Primary 4/5 Spelling Homework

Spelling Homework – 16/09/2019

Capital Letters


Full Stops


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 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.

Dumfries House

Primary 4/5 went along to Dumfries House on Thursday for a chance to learn about the animals and their habitat. The children looked at what they needed to be happy and healthy and compared this with what animals need finding many similarities.

The children then went around the farm feeding the animals whilst learning all about their preferred habitats.

The second half of the day consisteted of pond dipping, creating nests for birds and assisting in building an ant hotel!

The rainy weather certainly didn’t dampen our spirits 🙂


Primary 3/4 had lots of fun at The Brown Institute today. The children made pizza and decorated cookies. They especially enjoyed getting to taste the fruits of their labour. The children then played some games based around healthy foods before enjoying the walk back to school.

School holidays 2019/2020

Please see below a list of the school holidays/in-service days for session 2019/20. Please remember the 2 extra in-service days which are Tuesday 24 September 2019 and Friday 3 April 2020.


Homework at Catrine PS

Homework is an important part of learning for every child, as it provides an opportunity for them to explain what they’re learning in class.

It also gives our older pupils a chance to highlight their increasingly responsible attitude towards their schoolwork as it’s up to them to ensure that homework is completed to a high standard, and handed in on time.

Each week, spelling words for P3/4 to P7 will be posted on GLOW – this is to reduce paper and avoid homework not being completed due to spelling lists being lost.

P4/5, P5/6 and P7 spelling words are on GLOW for this week, and P3/4 will start their spelling homework next week. P1 and P2 will receive their Literacy homework instructions over the coming weeks.

We are also reviewing our home Reading Book strategy – look out for information regarding reading books coming home for your child over the next few weeks!

As always, we operate an Open Door Policy – please contact the school for any further information.

Mrs Govans


Drop-in Sessions

Thank you to parents and family members who attended our drop-in sessions yesterday. It was great to see everybody! It was nice to show off the great start we’re making to this term’s learning and to show how our Primary 1 pupils have settled in so quickly.

Thank you.

Mrs Govans

Learning judo skills from a commonwealth champion

This morning primary 4/5 had the chance to watch a commonwealth champion in action!


Time for the children to show off their judo skills…

The session ended with every child getting thrown to the mat by the judo champion herself!

Great fun had by all 😀


ps. No children were harmed in the making of this blog post!

One Black Dot Can Be…….

In P5/6 we enjoyed a creativity challenged called ‘One black dot can be’.

We were given a black dot and a sheet of paper and we had to use our imaginations to come up with a picture using the dot.  We had loads of great ideas.


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Rag Bag

The Rag Bag Recycling Scheme has been developed to raise awareness of Textile Recycling. By participating Catrine Primary School is helping the environment and helping local authorities to meet recycling targets as well as raising funds for the school.


workwear, uniforms, wet/soiled items, curtains, towels, duvets or covers, pillow or covers, blankets, table cloths, linens, cushions, carpets & rugs, suitcases, books, bric a brac or coat hangers.

All children have been issued with a bag today. All bags must be returned by Wednesday 25 September. Bags will be collected by Nathans Waste on the morning of Thursday 26 September.

Thank you for taking part in our school fundraiser.

Trip Information

Primary 3/4 will be going to Dumfries House on Wednesday 11 September from 9.30 a.m. until 2.30 p.m. A permission form has been issued today and MUST be returned by Tuesday 9 September.

Primary 4/5 will be going to Dumfries House on Thursday 12 Setpember from 9.30 a.m. until 2.30 p.m. A permission form has been issued today and MUST be returned by Tuesday 9 September.

Please ensure your child has outdoor clothing on as they will be participating in outdoor activities.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you.