Active Maths

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Thursday 8th June 2017

Primary 2/3 have been investigating weight.  We used balancing scales to estimate and measure ‘what weighs the same as an apple?’  The children had to use crayons, dominoes, cubes and paint brushes to balance the scales equally.  The children have been increasing their vocabulary and were able to discuss what is heavier, lighter, equal and balanced.  They also were able to identify that our answers were not the same becuase the apples have diffreent qualities and some are heavier than others.  Well done primary 2/3!

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Heads of Ayr Farm Park

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Tuesday 6th June 2017

Primary 1-6 visited the Farm Park yesterday and we had a wonderful day despite the weather!  Here are some pictures from our day.  We had great fun in the Play Barn on the high slides (including some of the teachers) and we enjoyed visiting the animals.  What an excellent day out!

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P2/3 Community Hub Visit

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Thursday 25th May 2017

Yesterday, primary 2/3 visited the community garden an took part in a sensory walk and a minibeasts hunt.  The children identified flowers, plants and herbs and even got to taste some.  We then went on a hunt for minibeasts looking in lots of dark places as well as the bug hotel.  The children has a fantastic morning and we all took a piece of the  Lambs Ear Plant back to school with us.

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Outdoor Measure

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Thursday 18th May 2017

Primary 2/3 took their learning outdoors today.  We went outside to explore measuring activities.  The children took part in a measured Javelin throw, Height Measuing using Lego, Finding 5 items to order in height, Active Learn on the iPads and Lego Building Challenge.  The children enjoyed all the activities, check out their e-portfolios for their evaluations.

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Drop-In

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Friday 28th April 2017

Huge thank you to all the parents who came along to our open afternoon on Friday and helped with our Safari pictures.  Your help is always appreciated!

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Parents Drop In

Primary 2/3 parents I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Friday 28th April at 1.30pm-3.00pm for our drop in.  We are creating Safari Pictures using any materials on A4 paper.  You are welcome to bring any additional resources from home for your child to use to create a beautiful safari image.

I hope you can all make it and join in with our art activities.

Zoolab

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Wednesday 15th March 2017

The whole school had a visit from the Zoolab this morning, and were able to see and touch lots of different animals.  Primary 2/3 got to see an African Rainforest Snail, Cockroach,  Tarantula and a Tortoise.  Here are some pictures of the children who were brave enough to touch them!

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The Leaning Tower of Jenga!

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Wednesday 1st March 2017

During our maths lesson, the children chose to include the Jenga Challenge.  They enjoyed developing their team building and problem solving skills.  Although, no one can solve how this tower is still standing!

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Happy Pancake Day!

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Tuesday 28th February 2017

Primary 1 and 2/3 made some super pancakes yesterday to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.  The children has a great time mixing the ingredients together and most importantly, eating their pancakes.  Well done to all the boys and girls, your pancakes were very tasty!

Photos by Layton (P2/3)

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Word Aware

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Primary 2/3 have been learning all about Word Aware.  There is activities designed for children to learn and remember new words, building up a rich vocabulary.  Her are some photos of the children playing some of the games.

Heads Down, Words Up!

Blast Off!

Thank you to our P7 friend who came to read a fantastic story to us too.

Useful Website: http://thinkingtalking.co.uk/word-aware/

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Big Writing

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Thursday 23rd February 2017

Primary 2/3 have enjoyed our activities for Big Writing this morning.  We were planning our story based on our class book for the week ‘Gordon’s Great Escape’ whereby we wrote imaginative stories about our own great escape.  The focus was to include 5 good features of writing as well as using our keyword ‘escape.’  The children enjoyed creating their stories and have done a fantastic job in meeting the success criteria. Well Done!

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Learning P2/3

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

As well as learning all about Tennis, primary 2/3 have had some inputs from Tesco Bank Football during our P.E lessons. The children are always keen to take part in football, here are some of the photos the children took during our lesson today.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

We have been using our structured activity wall to rotate around some of our active literacy games. The children have enjoyed activities such as: Stand Up Bingo, Bottle Lid Sorting, Squiggle Spelling and Jigsaw Letters, paint and writing frames. Here are some pictures from todays active lesson as well as some from before our holiday.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Today we have been learning all about Place Value and we have been using Heinemann Active Maths to enhance our learning. Her are some pictures of the children participating in activities to help them learn all about tens and units and the importance of zero. We are hoping to move onto hundreds tens and units next week. Some of the activities we have enjoyed were: Bingo, Place Value Throw and ipads.

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Upcycle

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!

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!

Literacy and Star Writers

Congratulations to our star writers this week who wrote a wonderful letter to the Rainbow Fish to invite him to a party.  Here is some photos of primary 2/3 enjoying some literacy activities as part of our writing lesson.

Community Hub

Primary 2/3 and our school Ukulele Group performed their Scottish poems and songs to visitors at the community hub yesterday.  They were fantastic, WELL DONE! Primary 2’s said their poem Mince and Tatties and P3 said Twa Leggit Mice, we all sang ‘Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie Aff a Bus.’ We had a wonderful performance of Auld Lang Syne with the ukulele club leading on music.  What a fantastic show of talent from the boys and girls at Catrine!