Digital Learning

The digital learning committee were learning about Keynote. They created their own Keynotes, all about the people in their group.

Stuart and Kerr started to create an iMovie documenting our Digital Learning Journey so far. They have been interviewing the children and Mrs Govans about the use of Digital Technology within our school.

Inclusion Committee

The Inclusion Committee have been exploring different ways in which all children, no matter how they learn, can be included in school. We used the illustration below to help us understand what Inclusion means.

We have explored the difficulties children with dyslexia or autism may face and ways in which we can help and understand.

Yesterday we shared our learning with the whole school and highlighted how at Catrine Primary we work hard to ensure all pupils are included in learning.

Time for Time!

P3/4 was exploring time today so we decided to head outside and draw our own clocks in the playground.  We then used our clocks to show different ‘o’clock’, ‘half past’, ‘quarter past’ and ‘quarter to’ times.

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Heritage Committee Visit to ECC

Today was our last committee group session so we decided that we would visit the ECC because we have been helping them organise their 50th celebration.  The committee had the opportunity to play with children outside.  We all had a great morning!

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DYW Committee group

Today we were making posters for  our Catch Your Career Festival and we were all working in trios. The Festival will have people from different companies and industries who will tell us all about their jobs and how they got the job. We will learn about the skills and qualities we need for different careers which will help us decide what we want to be when we are older.

On the day P4-7 pupils will work in groups to visit each workshop which means that pupils can ask questions too.

We will send out more information about dates and times after the Easter Holidays.

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by DYW Committee

 

Our Environment

P2/3 enjoyed our discussion with engineer George Burns about the environment and what we can do to protect it. Afterwards, we decided to head outside to explore our playground environment and made lists of the living and non-living things we found.

Take a look!

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Measuring Time!

Primary 3/4 went outside today to measure the length of two animals that we found in our reading book.  The animals were a Blue Whale and a Colossal Squid.  We used a measuring tape, metre stick and trundle wheel to measure them. We talked about which equipment we would use to measure different things.  We were amazed at the size of the sea creatures!

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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.   

Star of the Day – Winners

Star of the Day winners for week commencing Monday 18 March. Congratulations to:

Star of the Day – Winners

                                                  

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
Scotland are playing the Republic of Ireland in the Under 18 Schools Centenary Shield.  
The game is taking place at Somerset Park in Ayr kicking off at 7pm.
Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for concessions.
For further information, please click on the link below:

Scotland v Ireland Poster

 

K’nex Challenge.

Chelsea and Tommy went to Auchinleck Academy on Tuesday for the k’nex challenge.

We were asked to build a go- kart that was 30 cm wide and 10 to 20 cm high and it had to move forward and backwards , right and left and a steering mechanism.

It was fun and a good experience and we got sweeties and colouring pencils

By Tommy And Chelsea xxx