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Welcome to our new school website!

 St Catherine's LogoHello and a very warm welcome to St Catherine’s RC Primary School’s new website.

We hope that you will find this site useful in finding out about our wonderful school. This site is maintained by the staff themselves and aims to keep you informed about what’s going on in our classes.

I look forward to hearing from you through our comments or talking to you personally in school itself.

Once again, a huge thanks for taking time to visit us and using our website.

P. HunterMr Hunter

Head Teacher

St Catherine’s RC Primary School

Maths Week Scotland 11-17th September 2017

It’s maths Week Scotland this week and P3 have been learning about the wide range of jobs that use maths skills. The class had lots of ideas themselves and found out about some more unusual career options as well. They have lots of aims and ambition for their futures and know how important it is for them to learn in numeracy and mathematics.

Author Visit!

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In St. Catherine’s we love books and authors! We are delighted to announce that Primary 4 -Primary 7 will be receiving a visit from the award winning author Mark Smith in October. Yay!

Pop Quiz!

Q: What do the following pictures have in common?

A: Well they are all connected to Mark’s brilliant new book titled ‘Slug Boy Saves the World’. Read on for more information:

Thanks to an unfortunately tasty-looking radioactive garden slug, eleven-year-old Murdo McLeod is now the world’s worst superhero. His two powers are pretty unique: the first is sliding up walls. Quite slowly. The second is secreting slippery slime from his skin. (Yes, just as disgusting as it sounds.) 
Now, Slugboy has to use his not-so-super and oh-so-gross abilities to save the world. Let’s hope he doesn’t slip up.

Sounds interesting doesn’t it? More details about Slug Boy and Mark’s visit to follow.

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P2 Drawing Lessons

The weather is beginning to change and so is the clothing we wear to school!  Primary 2 are starting to think about the Autumn weather and how it is colder when we come to school in the morning.  Soon we might have to think about digging out our gloves from a drawer!

In Art, Primary 2 looked carefully at some gloves and the patterns on them.

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The children then designed their own gloves using line patterns.  We used words like ‘delicate’ and  ‘intricate’ when we looked at everybody’s work at the end.  Here are some examples of our gloves for you to look at.

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Primary 6 trip to the Scottish Parliament

On Thursday 22nd June Primary 6 went for a visit to the Scottish Parliament.  We heard about the history of the Scottish Parliament and learnt that our current Parliament building was built only 14 years ago.  We had a tour of the building and got to go inside the Debating Chamber where the First Minister questions would be taking place later on that day.  There are 129 seats in the debating chamber one for each of the MSP’s.  We then had an opportunity to meet and pose questions to Andy Wightman, who is an MSP for the Scottish Green Party.  He told us about what life was like as a politician and what kind of activities he was involved in as an MSP.

Library books

We are so lucky to have our new library books in class! Today we had some time to choose a book to read by ourselves.  The classroom was very quiet while we carefully read our new books!