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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!

Author Visit

Today Lari Don visited our class. She is a Scottish author. She read one of her stories.  It was called The secret of the Kelpie. We found out that Kelpies are mythical creatures that like to snack on children! They disguise themselves as beautiful horses and as soon as you climb on you get stuck to their skin and they drag you out to the water to kill you! Lari likes her stories to have a happy ending so although it was a bit frightening, all the children were safe in the end!