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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

Day 3 at Ardentinny

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!

 

Victorians

Primary 6 have been learning about what it would have been like to live as a child during Victorian times.  We had a great, but eye-opening, experience when we visited the Victorian School Room.  We met Miss Ingram and Miss Craig who taught us a lesson in the three R’s, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.  The punishment in Victorian times was thankfully very different to the punishment we have now.  We quickly realised how important it was to use our right hand, to sit up straight and to answer every question with Miss at the end.  Otherwise there was the threat of the taws or the wriggle board!  We did enjoy trying to write neatly using the nib and ink and we liked the layout of the classroom so much that we thought we’d give it a try in our own classroom when we got back.

We also learned that hard work wasn’t finished when the children got back from school, they would have had many hard and tiring chores to do around the house.  It’s safe to say that most of us are glad that we are children in 2018 rather than in the 1800’s!

Class of the Term

Today we had our class of the term treat.  We came to school dressed in our pyjamas and watched Trolls with popcorn.  Last term we managed to win class of the term by getting high class of the week scores to win trophies for our door. We need to follow the Golden Rules and the class rules to stay on the sunshine to keep a high score! Hopefully we will be able to get our first trophy on our P2 door soon for term number 2!

Outdoor Angles

Primary 4 ventured outside this morning to practise finding right angles. Our challenge was to create a picture with as many right angles in it as possible, using only sticks.

We used cubes and right-angle checkers that we had made in class to test if the angles we had made were right-angles.

We had a lot of fun getting creative with our stick pictures!

Christmas

Primary 2 had a great time on Wednesday at their Christmas party.  It was a well deserved treat after all their hard work as the choir and orchestra in ‘A Little Nativity’. We had lots of fun playing games in the classroom. We played musical, statues, musical bumps and also musical stand ups! There were many red faces after the games had finished! What a brilliant time we all had. 

Marvellous Medicine

Miss Alonzi’s Literacy group have been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine.  We decided to make a medicine of our own using lots of declicious incredients!  We used snail slime (jelly), shaving cream (whipped cream), mud (nutella), brains (raspberries), fish eyes (blueberries), earwax (banana) and cotton wool (marshmallows).

We then tried our marvellous creations which were surprisingly tasty!

In George’s Marvellous Medicine, Grandma grew very tall when she had the medicine.  After writing up the recipe for the medicine, we drew pictures of what would happen to anyone that ate our medicines.  Some of the side effects included turning into a rainbow banana, becoming a talking dog, turning green, start breathing fire and turning blue!