Category Archives: P2/3

P2/3 French Partnership

We received cards with lovely messages from our partner school. With a little help from my friend Aimee, who is a secondary Modern Languages teacher, we translated them!  The boys and girls were thrilled with their messages! We received a lovely Eiffel Tower keyring from Teddy! He brought a Nessie one with him to France at Christmas. 

Teddy travels between the 2 countries too and he carries a USB in his backpack.

We are learning colours, simple greetings and number to 20 in French. Here are our letters ready to go. Teddy has video clips and photos from Burns Day to show this time. 



7/3/19    World Book Day

Today we played a game called Who Am I? Each person was a book character. It was good fun trying to guess who we were!

Can you guess which book character everyone was today? There were some fabulous costumes!

Thank you so much to you all for the wonderful pictures, models etc you have made for the Viking class talks this week.  I have heard 7 fabulous talks. Great job everyone! (There should be a wee feedback sheet in the schoolbags.)

P2/3 Viking Artwork

We have been enjoying our topic on the Vikings this term. Here are a few photos of some of the amazing artwork we have done. You will be able to see all the work we have been doing on the Vikings at the open morning next week.

Collaborating with Chromebooks Information Evening for Parents – 27.03.19

The Digital Dynamos pupil group would like to invite all parents/carers to their ‘Collaborating with Chromebooks’ Information Evening on Wednesday 27th March from 6-7pm in our school gym hall.  

The Digital Dynamos will be presenting throughout the evening and everyone will get a chance to use, learn and play with our new Chromebooks and Chromebook tablets, as well as other mobile devices we have available at school.  More details are intended to follow regarding this exciting family learning event!

P2/3 Thank You!

Thank you all for bringing in something that makes you happy, yesterday. I wore my pyjamas to work and that made me happy!

Also a big thank you for bringing in painted stones. They look amazing! Will post some photos when they are varnished. 


P2/3 UHI STEM Hub Visit

28/2/19         P2/3 visited the UHI STEM Hub to learn how to be a good scientist.

  1. 1. First, we had to observe what happened to a liquid when we added an indicator. Some liquids changed colour. 

2.  Then we  had to spot if a chemical reaction had taken place. 

3.  Finally, we added drops of water to a felt pen spot and watched the different colours appear.

There  were lots of new words for us to learn today!

We all loved wearing our lab coats and felt like real scientists, especially Robert, Lily’s Dad!



Attention All Parents!!

Important E-safety Information for Parents

It has become apparent in a number of classes across the school, that there has been a significant amount of discussion regarding the ‘Momo Challenge’.  As a school, we are keen to promote digital safety and encourage our pupils to stay safe whilst online, at both school and home, by making responsible choices.  This also encompasses our core values as a school and we therefore try to promote and encourage our pupils to share concerns and be responsible in their online usage.

Many parents/carers may already be fully aware from national media coverage that this is a challenge presented on certain social media outlets that many of our children use frequently.

We are always working hard to ensure online safety, and in light of current topics in the media we have attached some parent information as support below for you to peruse:

What Is the Dangerous Momo Challenge on Social Media? (Parent Video)

We hope you find all of this information useful in supporting your children and all our pupils and ultimately keeping them safe online.

The Lochardil Team.

Book Fair March 6th – 11th

Celebrate World Book Day on March 7th with a new book from the Scholastic Book fair. 

March 6th – 11th. Books are in the open area outside Room 10. 

Pupils can buy books through the day or after school until 3.15.

COMPETITION TIME! Win  a £5 book token to use at the Book Fair. Bring in a photo of yourself reading  a book. Prizes go the most unusual location/place/idea!

Entries to the office by Tuesday 5th March. Have fun reading out and about or even upside down!


P2/3 Future Dates

20.2.19          There are a few up-coming events to share with you.

27th February 2019 – Happiness Day at school. Dress down day. Bring in something that             makes you happy!

27th February  2019 – 6.30pm-8.00pm  – Health and Well-Being evening at the school.

28th February 2019 – Visit to UHI for Science Experiments – am – £2.50 cost.

1st  March 2019 –  bring in a painted stone about the size of your fist, by today. (Have stones at school for each child in the class and happy for the painting to be done in class, if that’s a help. ) 

P2/3 Museum Visit

14.2.19                   Inverness Museum Visit

Today we had a top morning at the museum.  

We were looking for evidence that the Vikings really did come to Scotland – a great opportunity to use the class Sherlock Holmes hat and magnifying glass!

We have taken a box of Viking artefacts back to school with us.

This afternoon  some of us dressed up as Viking  boys and girls …..

looking good!



Today 3 rangers from Aigas Field Centre came to the school to do a workshop with us. We learned about where our food comes from,  what decomposers do and the dangers of plastic in the seas and oceans. We played lots of games and had a lot of fun.

P2/3 Burns Supper

25/1/19  Burns Day 

This morning the cook prepared a Burns Supper for us.

1. First we said The Selkirk Grace written by Robert Burns.

Click below to see the video.


2. Then we listened to the bagpipes playing “A Man’s a Man for A’ That”.


3. Then we ate. 

Click below to watch some video clips. 

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A big thank you to everyone who wore tartan – you looked very smart!


TESCO Tokens – Lochardil comes first!

We are delighted to share that Lochardil has received the most number of tokens in the recent round of  the TESCO Community Awards Bags for Life Scheme. Our Wise About Waste application should now be more achievable and we look forward to using the money (£4,000) effectively.

A big thank you to everyone who supported us.