Intergenerational Committee

  • Today we have been making posters and invitations to let people over 50 know that we are hosting a games morning.  (By Lexie P4)
  • We have been planning an Over 50 Games Day and organising when and where we are going to host it.  (By Eryn P7)
  • We discussed what makes us proud to live in Catrine (Aimee P7)
  • We decided that on our first meeting we would make the posters, on our second meeting we would deliver them, on our third we will get cakes and games organised and on our fourth we will have our Games Morning.  (By Lucy P6)
  • We made invitations for people over 50 to come and visit our school (By Kiara P2)
  • We were making posters and drawing pictures (By Harry P2)
  • We plan to have a Games Morning on Wednesday 25th March (By Demi P6)

Primary 7 Homework

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:

Blue Group

misplace, mislead, mishear, misbehave, misunderstanding, postseason, postgame, postpone, postscript, postgraduate, semidetached, semi-permanent, semiprecious, semicolon, semi-professional

Green Group

misuse, misspell, misread, mistake, misprint, postgame, postcard, post-war, postpone, postscript, semicircle, semi-final, semicolon, semiprecious, semidetached

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.

December Questionnaire

School Value focus – Fairness

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 Fairness 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

Common and Tricky Words

  1. almost
  2. autumn
  3. winter
  4. spring
  5. summer
  6. happened
  7. beautiful
  8. frightened
  9. difficult
  10. Scotland
  11. England
  12. Ireland
  13. Wales

Children can practise their spelling words in any way they wish, and may want to use our activity sheet. 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.

P5/6 Visit to AM Brown Institute

Primary 5/6 will be visiting the institute on Friday 6th December where they will be making soup.  If possible could you please provide your child with a suitable container to bring their soup home in.

Many thanks, Mrs Schendel


Today P5/6 had a visitor named Mrs. Harkins from RAD Ltd she showed us that all the work we do on graphs actually do help when in a job. We got to create graphs and charts on the computers. The first was how many people in the class including teachers. She showed us how to put this information into charts such as bar graphs and pie charts. The second was a shopping list, she showed us a way to get answers without adding up using formulas.  By Sophie and Hollie. Please take time and have a look at some of our charts:

Christmas Jumper Day

The whole school is taking part in Willowbank School’s visual Christmas card. Willowbank is an SEN school in Kilmarnock and some of their pupils use Makaton sign-language to communicate. Both Catrine P.S. and ECC are enjoying learning  the Makaton signs for several lines of the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” to be included in their Christmas message. We will be filming our lines on Thursday 5 December and aim to look the part by wearing our Christmas jumpers. Once Willowbank school have completed their visual Christmas card – we will share with you!


Primary 4/5 Reminder

Primary 4/5 will be attending the institute this Friday. This week the children will be preparing soup. If possible could you provide your child with a suitable container to bring home their soup on Friday.

Thanks in advance!

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch will be served on Wednesday 11 December and is now available to order on ParentPay. Please ensure you have your child’s lunch ordered by Friday 6 December.

Thank you.

Primary 7 Homework

The focus for spelling this week is common and tricky words. This week’s words are:

Blue Group

performance, surprise, bizarre, dilemma, imagine, permanent, survey, boisterous, disappear, improvise, persuade, persuasion, technique, break, disappoint

Green Group

ate, better, scary, police, white, purple, yellow, tries, tried, turned, wanted, piece, peace, arrive, high

Please remember to bring jotters into school on Friday for the weekly spelling test.


Leaders Award

Mr Burns came in this morning to present our two Young Engineers with beautiful trophies. Keir Shirkie and Abbie Gilmour were commended for their invention designs last session and their work was displayed in Glasgow Univerity. Thank you so much to Mr Burns for this kind donation.