P4/5 Weekly Post

Last week the computers were down, so I’ll share some of last week’s photos too.

Red Nose Day was a hoot. Lots of red nose high jinks and some very good balancing acts…

We have found a good use for the old hose box outside Miss Graham’s class. We’ve put in a french display of classroom objects! Have a look next time you’re in.

Our project stalls are really coming along, and the children have been busy making flags and works of art. How cool is Murray’s tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh? What a fabulous job!

For National Poetry Day the whole school has been making up class poems. Ours was  a ‘Haiku’ which is a Japanese form of poetry which has the form – 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the next and 5 again in the last. The children made this one up as a class about The Rights Of the Child.

Here are some of the other classes’ poems too.

Thank you so much for your help with the Cartesian Divers. They look great, and very child made. Super inventive ideas.

Finally a couple of poems that we read during the week. We were reading the final dramatic chapter of Iron Man by Ted Hughes, and realised that the poem we read was by him too. And a cat poem by the brilliant Eleanor Farjeon….for balance!




Primary 1A Star of the Week!

Primary 1A star of the week this week is Charlotte. Charlotte has been working hard on using her sounds to help her spell words all by herself when we are doing writing. Her confidence in doing this is always increasing as she always tries her very best.

Keep up the super work Charlotte! Well done!

We also had a go at trying some Fair trade chocolate today. We talked about how it was important to look for the fair trade logo when we are shopping to make sure that people from other countries are paid a fair wage for the products they sell. 

Pr 7 Loch Insh and IRA reminders

Loch Insh Parent Information Evening 6 pm – 7 pm TUESDAY 26th March 2019

A kit list and information booklet will be given out  at the meeting and this will also be posted on the Blog for future reference. If you cannot attend then the information will be sent home via schoolbag mail on Wednesday. 

IRA Transition Sports Event THURSDAY 28 MARCH 10 am – 12 pm. 

Pupils must have a change of indoor shoes and a full PE kit. Water bottle and snack may also be taken. It is recommended that gym kit is worn underneath school uniform for convenience. Changing rooms are not available.  

Pr 7 celebrations! 22.3.19


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Well done to Ross, Gavin, Sam, Rorie and Scott who were part of the Winter League Football team on Tuesday evening. They returned with  a winners trophy and winning smiles!

Sam, Ross and Beth took part in the MacRobert Cup Cross Country event on Wednesday. The boys came 5th and 2nd and shared their medal success very modestly. Well done to the whole team.

We have received the items we had ordered from the £100 the Parent Council have given us. Maths equipment has been “topped up” and we have a Sphero Bolt to use for our coding and programming curriculum. Thank you to all the support we benefit  from through Parent Council  fundraising.

We celebrated World Poetry day with writing Diamonte and Terza Rima style poems with a World War 2 theme. We also created a whole class “Performance” poem about Children’s Rights and The Sustainable Development Goals.

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Free Family Learning Event P1 – P7 ICT FC v Falkirk FC Saturday 30/03/19

As part of our continued work on Health & Wellbeing within our school and community, we are delighted to offer a Family Learning Experience on Saturday 30th March at 3pm to attend the Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC v Falkirk FC game.  We are grateful for the support and offer of this opportunity from our partners Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club.  Please let class teachers know by Tuesday 26th March if you would like tickets to attend.  When numbers are confirmed more information will follow.

P2 – Weight


Primary two have been using a balance to compare weights.  They were making predictions about how many cubes they needed to make it balance.   They weighted one water bottle and it took 140 cubes to make it balance!   

Cross Country Success at the McRobert Cup

A team of P2 – P7 boys and girls took part in the Cross Country at Bught Park yesterday competing for the McRobert Cup.  There were 3 sections – P2/3, P4/5 & P6/7.  Everyone ran really well, with some individual and team successes.

Congratulations to Ross Macleod(P7) who was second overall in his age group, and to Sam Thompson (P7) who was 5th in the same race.





Our P6/7 boys team won silver overall.  What an achievement!




Iain Macleod from P3 came first in his race.  Well done Iain – what a superstar!




Everyone did Lochardil proud with their positive attitude and behaviour, even if they hadn’t won a medal.

Football – Lochardil win the P6/7 Winter Cup 2019

Report from Tony Miller – Team Coach

Congratulations to the P6/7 team of boys who triumphed in the Winter Cup final against Kinmylies Warriors on Tuesday evening (19th March). The boys played fantastic football, working as a team and remaining composed in a high tempo match for the Cup. The game ended in a 7-0 victory to Lochardil with lots of stunning goals to celebrate.


What made it even more special was John Robertson and Scott Kellacher coming along to watch the game and present the Cup and medals. Fantastic to see the support from ICT who both commented on how impressed they were with the quality of the game.


A huge well done to all the boys that played in the final match and the preceding rounds of the tournament.

Gavin Thomson, Scott Mackay, Sam Thompson, Ross MacLeod, Sean Kavanagh, Rorie Soden, James Young, Toryn Eaglesham, Ellis Morrison, Michael Miller, Rowan Urquhart.

………… and congratulations from the school

Wow!  What a victory!!  Well done to all the players involved.  Lochardil is very proud of you, not just for winning, but also we are delighted to hear about your good conduct both on & off the pitch.

Out thanks also to Mr Miller and all the other football coaches for giving up their time to coach our teams. 


P2/3 McRobert Cup


Here are a happy Grace and Orchid after they ran in the McRobert Cup competition today. The girls said they had lots of fun, with Grace coming  in 5th and Orchid coming in 13th out of millions of runners! Well done girls! 

The rest of us were active in the gym working on jumping using our ankles to spring up and our arms to get us jumping higher. Some of us had to work on the squishy landings! 🙂 

Here are a couple of video clips.

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P2 March 20th

Isla, Niall and Niamh really enjoyed representing our school today. They did really well at their long distance running competition and they were still ready to run when they came back.

After our reading lesson the children started to use the new resources to spell some words.

P6/7 – McRobert Cup Success

Well done to all Emily, Sean and Eve who took part in the McRobert Cup today.

The boys P6/7 team took home silver medals for their team!

Everyone who took part represented the school in a positive manner and did themselves proud with their efforts and team spirit.