Category Archives: All Classes

Scottish Owl Centre and Polkemmet Country Park

Primary 3 enjoyed a superb trip to the Scottish Owl Centre and Polkemmet Country Park. The class joined in the ‘Hoot’s For Dinner’ game which involved selecting foods for different types of owls. Following this they had the opportunity to observe lots of species of owls from many different habitats and compare their sizes, shapes, diets and other interesting facts as well as seeing a flying display. It was a very wet day but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits and we all had a hoot of fun.

After our Owl experience we visited the adventure playground within Polkemmet Country Park, where we had a splashingly good time!

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Beans Galore!

A fortnight ago it was broad beans and this week Miss McGregor and the Green Team have been out picking runner beans in the school garden. Look at the fabulous crop we’ve grown this year after all that springtime sunshine. There was enough for all the P6 pupils to take some home to try cooking. Let us know of any successes in the kitchen!

 

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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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.

P4 Trip to the National Portrait Gallery!

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This week Primary 4 went to visit the National Portrait Gallery. Here is what a P4 said about it:

On Tuesday, 6th of June 2017, Primary 4 went on a lovely class trip to the National Portrait Gallery.

When we got there we went into the main area and met our tour guides. They were called Katherine and Moana. They told us to lie down on the ground! All of the children were bewildered but when we lay down we studied the stunning stars on the roof and the zodiac people painted on the balcony. Then we split into 2 groups. My group went upstairs and studied a painting. We got to learn more about it.

Then we got a clipboard and pencil each, and were told to draw a painting and our partners without taking our pencils off the paper or looking at the paper. This was really funny because when we looked at our piece of paper nothing was on the body. I’ve heard that the other group did something similar.

Next we went to have a little snack from our packed lunch boxes. Then we went to our workshop. We chose our partners and were told to go to a table and we created lots of different pictures using different materials.

By Alice P4