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Nursery News

It has been lovely to welcome new friends into the nursery since August.

A few weeks ago we read “Percy the Park Keeper and the Lost Acorns.” Then we planted some acorns and we have put them away in the shed, as they like the cold. We are hoping that they will grow into oak trees, although this will take a very long time!

Some of the afternoon children have started visiting the Mansion House again for outdoor play in a natural environment. Last week we had fun pulling up beetroot and looking for worms in the compost heap. When we got back to nursery we made an Autumn picture. 

P3 Parent Workshop

Thank you to all the parents who came along to Primary 3’s parent session on number sequences. The children really enjoyed showing their family members what they are learning in school and having them join in with games and activities. Everyone took home numeracy bags with resources for supporting numeracy development at home. We look forward to seeing you again at our next session in Term 2.

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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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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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!