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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.
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Primary 3 have been working really hard with their families to design and create entries for our P3 Clock Competition. The standard is high and their imagination and creativity has blown us away yet again! Well done everyone who has joined in.
The clocks will be on display in the P3 classroom all week. Families and friends are welcome to come in and view them either before or after school.
It is going to be an incredibly difficult job judging winners from such a fabulous collection of entries. Here are all the pupils proudly showing off their masterpieces! Which ones would you vote for?
Today is Big Board Game Day here at St. Catherine’s Primary School. Here we are wearing our favourite colours playng our favourite board games, all in aid of a great cause, the NSPCC. Together we managed to raise £152. Well done everyone!
This term Primary 3 have been learning about telling the time and this afternoon they welcomed parents, grandparents, aunties and sisters into school to see how they have been learning in class. Everyone took part in different activities with the children from making cut and flap clocks, telling the time lotto and digital/analogue games. We started off by teaching the visitors our Clock Rap and some of the children led us in this. Using different voices like angry, posh or silly made everyone laugh.Here is Olivia leading us in silly voices.
Everyone went home with a bag full of resources for helping to support learning in telling the time. We also launched our Design a Clock Competition – the children are excited about transforming their clocks using their creativity and imaginations. Watch this space for entries in a few weeks time. Thank you to all those who were able to come along and support their child for this event.
Yesterday Primary 3 had an exciting visit to the National Museum of Scotland for a time travelling adventure back to Viking times, 1200 years ago. Their Viking day out began in the theatre where they learned about Viking life in the Orkney Isles. Next they were able to look around the galleries, study a Viking grave and try on some clothing.
Next they moved on the a handling session where each child was able to explore different Viking artefacts. The children really impressed Miss McGregor with all their knowledge, thoughful questions and ideas about some of the interesting pieces.
Finally, after lunch, there was time to investigate some of the other galleries in the museum before heading back to school. Can you spot which one of us was wearing an astronaut suit and who is driving the race car?
P5, P6 and P7 pupils visited the Edinburgh Bookshop today to see the FANTASTIC World Book Day display they had created. We created ‘Book Monsters’ which were reading hand drawn copies of our favourite books.
Marie was kind enough to talk to us about her love of reading and to share an extract from Spellchasers: The Beginner’s Guide to Curses. We exchanged our World Book Day tokens for an exciting new book and received some expert advice on choosing our next read. Thank you to Marie & Kate for making us feel so welcome.
A huge well done to all the pupils involved in creating the window display. You did a tremendous job!
Here are some primary 3 pupils who kept themselves busy during the recent snow days. Inspired by a book in their Read Write Count bags they built their very own habitats. Here they are pointing out where you can find their chosen habitats on our classroom map.
End of the week update: Well primary 3 pupils have inspired each other and really enjoyed sharing their work. Look how many habitats we had by Friday, ready to share in assembly. Well done everyone!
There were a lot of tired faces at breakfast this morning after our first full day of activities yesterday. No time to rest though as all groups were out early to get going with today’s activities.
Walking through the forest, the children had to work as a team to build a shelter. First of all they had to decide on the best place for building their shelter. They then had to find large branches to create a roof in their shelter. This stage required lots of teamwork to carry them as they were so heavy! Once there were enough large branches it was time to find smaller twigs and moss to place on top and seal the roof. The children communicated well and make a shelter to be proud of!
On the way back to the centre we walked along the beach where the children were finding lots of interesting stones and shells. We were especially hoping to fivnd some beautiful pearls inside the shells!
The children are all definitely ready for their warm bowl of soup to heat them up at lunch time!