From This …………………………………………………….. To This

After a large clear out one of our pupils decided: “Don’t throw this out, I have a good idea!” and so we introduce: The Declan Wheel (named after the P2/3 designer.)  Instead of boring unused spinners, Declan has created sounds spinners and we have invented a new literacy game for the children to play.  What a wonderful idea, well done!

Collaborative Learning

Primary 1, 2/3 and some Primary 6/7 pupils worked together to create some Valentines Day love hearts.  We partnered up with someone from a different class to create patterned hearts and the children were able to share their skills to assist each other.  We worked as a team to create one heart with 2 beautiful sides. Well done everyone!

Active Maths

Primary3/4 have been enjoying active maths activities online, using our Heinemann Active Maths programme. All children have been given logins, which are in their Reading Record jotter, so they can continue to enjoy playing these at home.

P3/4’s Active Literacy

This morning Primary 3/4 were learning all about sentence structure. They worked in trios to build sentences, recorded them and shared their work with the class. They had to make sure their sentences made sense, had capital letters and used the correct punctuation.

Our Visit

Today at assembly, we got a visit from a man named “Kieran.” He came to our school a couple of months ago for a questionnaire about what we like and dislike about Catrine, and what we could do to improve Catrine. He came back in today to tell us that all of our ideas where going to be put into a real vote for everyone that lives in Catrine, to decide what we think is important that we do. The pupil council had to talk about the ideas he had, and to explain them. We had things such as:

  • The environment ,
  • Houses, and how easy it is to buy one,
  • More jobs you can apply to.

And so much more! There is going to be a vote on Saturday 18th February in the square. If you go along you will get 7 stickers to stick onto a piece of paper, (1 for each sheet, and 1 spare,) different sheets, have different themes. The theme with the most stickers on it, will be done.

There will be entertainment from Catrine Primary School, (poems, songs, and dancing.)

Hope you can make it!

By Martha.

Childsmile – Good News

We had a visit today from Mrs Gray with some great news about our P1 and P7’s oral hygiene.

P7 are showing well above average for teeth with no decay – with 91% of our children with no obvious decay.

P1 are spot on for the average within Ayrshire – with 66% of children showing no obvious tooth decay. This is a big increase on last year – well done P1!

Ayrshire are currently 3rd highest in Scotland for oral health.

Keep up the healthy snacks and remember Fruity Friday!  Remember to brush your teeth at least twice a day.  Let’s hope we continue to see an increase next year!

Primary 2/3 Football

Primary 2/3 had fun yesterday playing football with Tesco Bank Football.  They were very competitive and had a great laugh.  The children are looking forward to their next few sessions!

Active Literacy

Primary 2/3 have been consolidating ‘ay’ sounds this week in literacy and have been testing out some new games: ‘Race to the Board’ and ‘Rainbow Alphabets’ to practise word recognition and spelling.  Here are some action shots of the children enjoying their active literacy session.

Primary 2/3 Burns Celebration

Well done to everyone at Catrine Primary School! The Burns celebration was fantastic, and the singing was amazing!  Well done to all the brave boys and girls who performed their poems.  Here is some photos of the Primary 2 and 3 Burns winners.  Thankyou to all the parents who came to see us!

Is there Room on the Broom?


The Nurture Class are completing a book study based on Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. There are lots of exciting activities planned. Parents should look out for an invitation to come in and see what we have been up to.


Story Club

Story Club takes place on a Friday lunchtime and is run by Mrs Campbell and some of the senior pupils for the infants. Reading a story every day can have a huge impact on children’s literacy and we are keen to improve our attainment in Literacy by improving vocabulary and writing. We are currently reading Julia Donaldson books which can be read and discussed in just 10-15 minutes. If  you haven’t already tried them, give them a go. They are perfect for bedtime!

Bike Safety

untitledimagesvzux78cmIt is important that if you’re riding your bike to school, you wear a helmet, and make sure your brakes and more important features are all in working order. Also, you cannot ride your bike in school grounds, for other peoples safety.

We hope you ride your bike safely,

Thank you!           By Martha and Eliza



We were all delighted to hear Mrs McKenna’s lovely news.  Emilie was born on Saturday 21st January at 18.04 weighing 7lb 12oz. We know that you are absolutely smitten with her and wish you all the very best settling into family life at home.