Author Archives: Paula Maciver

P1/2 – Sea Shells, Sea Shells on the Sea Shore!

P1/2 were busy this afternoon learning all about shells.  They had big questions that they wanted to find the answer to:-

What are the names for some shells?

How are shells made?

How do you hear the sea inside a shell?

Why don’t you ask us at home what the answers are!!

Then we made whelk shells and created lots of different textures using a black fine tip pen using lots of different patterns.  They look fabulous!

Car Park Safety

We would like to remind all parents, carers, child minders that when they are collecting their child/children from school, to remain mindful of where you park your car.  It has come to our attention that small children have emerged from behind parked cars near the traffic lights at Lochardil House Hotel and we want to ensure that all of our pupils are safe.

We thank you in advance for your support and cooperation with this matter.

The Lochardil Team.

Science Fun

We had lots of fun in p5:6 making our own Volcanoes today ! We learned about chemical reactions using acids and alkalines. We also learned how to write a scientific report. Jake taught us all about pyroclastic flow?

 

Equipping Parents in a Digital Age!

An evening aiming to equip parents with practical wisdom, and aid understanding of some of the issues our families face in the digital age.  Featuring short presentations from Jonathan Fraser the Youth Minister at Hilton Church and Iain MacLelland, followed by a Q&A session. 

1800 hrs         30/09/2018           @Culduthel Christian Centre

UNIKIDS Meeting 1

Unikids met and had our photographs taken for the RRS noticeboard. We looked at what it means to be a Rights Respecting School and we hope to get our gold award by May 2019.

We completed a Pupil Survey from UNICEF about rights in our school and how we all felt about being in school. Each class will also try the survey too.

We hope to make our Action Plan soon.

 

ECO Team Meetings 1, 2

Our new team have met and had our photos taken for the ECO wall. We are going to organise a time at assembly to make sure everyone knows about our LItter Policy. Every class has a copy of the Policy on display.  Thank you to all the classes who have already helped with Litter Duty.

Parent Volunteers Needed – Can you help?

Are there any keen and willing parents who might be able to take Pr 5-7 pupils for our Cross Country training?  There are 2 main competitions we usually take part in  – MacRobert Cup in October and the South Highland Schools in March. This has traditionally been an after school club but it can meet during school hours if that is more suitable. If you have any further questions or wish to lead/organise the training then please contact the school office. Thank you for your help.

 

The ECO and Rights Respecting Schools (UNIKIDS) pupil groups would love to welcome some parent helpers on to their committees. The groups meet regularly (usually on Wednesdays) . If you are interested please contact the office  with your details and Mrs Murray will get back to you. Thank you for your support with our enhanced curriculum.

After School Cheer Club

We are pleased to welcome Team Love Cheer into our school to provide a new after school club. They are offering cheer and dance tuition that is fun and friendly and gives the opportunity to learn new skills and make new friends. Age 6+

Classes start on Tuesday 25th September, 3-4pm

To book, please follow the link – Password TLC

https://bookwhen.com/teamlovecheer

As classes are being run independently from the school, please contact Kerri on 07511 036208 should you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

Substance Misuse experiments

 

 

 

 

As part of our topic work, we have been carrying out some experiments to find out the effects of smoking and alcohol on living things. This did not prove to be 100% successful but our predictions that the bean soaked in milk would grow best was correct.

We also mixed yeast, sugar and warm water and watched the balloon inflate with the production of CO2 gas as a by product of the fermentation process. We didn’t really like the yeasty smell.