Primary 4/5 Spelling Words

Capital Letters

  1. feeling
  2. disagree
  3. peacock
  4. speaking
  5. teamwork
  6. athlete
  7. because
  8. compete
  9. thief
  10. achievement
  11. believe
  12. piece

Full Stops

  1. freeze
  2. street
  3. three
  4. beach
  5. please
  6. leave
  7. because
  8. here
  9. these
  10. piece
  11. eve
  12. shield

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.

P2 Rain Gauges

This week P2 worked with local engineer George Burns to continue learning about the weather. We recycled some plastic water bottles and made our own ‘Rain Gauges’. We will be using them to measure the rainfall over the coming weeks and will record our findings in a bar chart!

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P5/6 Visit to the AM Brown Institute

p5/6 had a great morning at the institute as part of the Connecting Generations project. We made our own pizza bases from flour, salt, olive oil and water then topped them with a rainbow of different coloured vegetables.  For many of us we tried some vegetables that we have never tried before!

While our pizzas were cooking we decorated some cookies to make monster faces  and then we got to eat what we had made. Our pizzas and cookies were delicious!

Active Girls Day

Active Girls Day at Catrine Primary

All our girls enjoyed an active morning filled with skipping, hula hooping, gymnastics, dancing and basketball.

It was great to see all girls across the school engaging with and enjoying sports.

A special thanks to all the primary 7 girls who were great role models today, supporting everyone throughout the Active Girls morning!


Miss Robb 🙂





Halloween fun at AM Brown Institute

Please click on the link below to view “Halloween Family Haunted house and disco” at AM Brown Institute, Catrine on Thursday 31st October

halloween flyer

Change to May Holiday

Please note the change to the May Day holiday in 2020 from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May. A full list of the school holidays can be found under the heading Information. You can also find the list on the school APP.
If you wish any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the school.


Active Girls Day

Active Girls Day Friday 4th October – 9.10-10.30

All girls will need PE kit in order to join in. Girls will come to gym hall in their classes.

P1 – 9:10-9:30

P2 – 9:30-9:50

P3/4 – 9:50-10:10

P4/5 – 10:10-10:30

P7 girls will manage 5 stations for Active Girls Day overseen by Miss Robb.

Stations – Just Dance, Netball Throw, Balance Beam, Bats and Balls, Skipping.


Reading Homework Reminder

Just a reminder that P5/6 are due to submit their Nando’s Reading Homework challenges next Thursday 10th October.

Remember only 3 activities have to be submitted each term. These can be about anything from a novel to an online news article or comic/magazine.

It is completely up to each child.

Primary 7 – Maths Week Scotland

To celebrate Maths Week Scotland, Primary 7 pupils were working with Mrs Kerr from Auckinleck Academy today. The pupils were learning about spirolaterals, which are mathematical pictures based on numbers sequences and patterns. The class found this really interesting and enjoyed exploring and creating their own spirolaterals!

Ayrbank outdoor learning

Ayrbank went a walk around the village our teachers were Mrs Schendel, Mrs Watt and Miss Robertson. Our aims were to look for signs of Autumn and to look at how humans are impacting on our planet.  We went to the voes. We had a sticky label to stick different coloured leaves we saw red,brown,green and orange leaves to show signs of autumn. We saw lots of black berries to eat. Then we went to the weir where the Salmon jump up the ladder to go up the river to lay their eggs. Other signs of Autumn we saw were seeds from different trees fallen on the ground, like acorns and chestnuts.  The Rowan trees were full of red berries that the birds like to eat.

We found lots of ways in which humans are spoiling our planet by dropping litter and spray painting trees.  And people have been smashing glass, which could hurt people if they fall or animals if the walk on it.

by Abbie and Morgan

EAST – appointments

If your child is currently getting support from our EAST (East Ayrshire Support Team) teacher, Ms Thomson, she will be available on parents’ day between 3.10 p.m. – 4.50 p.m. Please contact the school office if you want to make an appointment.

Thank you.

P2 weather reports 🕶🌂🌍❄️☀️🌧🌩🌈🌪💧💦☔️⛅️🌤❄️

P2 have been learning all about the weather. We learned about weather scientists called meteorologists who study the weather and predict what it will be like. This is called a weather forecast. We enjoyed making our own weather station and presenting the weather on our very own ‘Catrine News’.


Have a a look at one of our meteorologists, Kiara, in action.

Sportshall Athletics

Well done to all of the Primary 6 and 7 pupils who represented Catrine Primary at the Sportshall Athletics today. The pupils competed in track and field events and faced tough competition from Logan, New Cumnock and Park School. Catrine finished in 3rd place overall.  All pupils worked extremely hard and were a credit to the school, great work Team Catrine!

Digital Schools Award

Miss Burleigh and Mrs Govans were delighted to be invited to Falkirk to be presented with Catrine PS’s Digital Learning Award certification.

Five ECCs, over 40 primary schools and 12 secondary schools from all over Scotland were awarded their Digital Schools accreditations and Catrine PS are proud to be included in the list of educational establishments that are including digital learning in their daily teaching environment.

Miss Burleigh and the Digital Learning Committee will now be working towards Catrine PS being presented with the CR-IS accreditation, focusing on Cyber Resilience and Internet Safety for primary school pupils.

Catrine ECC will be looking to start their journey towards Digital Learning accreditation throughout this session.



Whiteflat Big Art

For our Outdoor Learning Day we did Big Art.  We had to go around the school collecting items that we could use to help us create our big pictures.

We used bits and pieces from the gym hall, resource room, classes as well as some natural materials.

We split into two groups and decided what our theme was for our pictures. Group 1 chose a beach scene and group 2 chose the circus.

After we completed our pictures we went upstairs to the classroom window to look out and get the full effect.

We think they looked great.

Sophie & Demi

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Green Gym

Juliette Walsh, Senior Project Officer with East Ayrshire Schools’ Green Gym will be working with Primary 5 tomorrow. They will be making a wildflower border around the tyre area.

Please ensure your child comes to school tomorrow with outdoor clothes e.g., wellies, rain jacket etc.

This is an exciting activity to enhance the school’s outdoor space.