We have been busy working hard at fractions. We have been learning to find a fraction of a number and equivalent fractions
Thank you to all the parents that attended our open morning today. We were building bridges out of straw that had to hold 1kg of weight. I am so pleased with how well everyone did 🙂
We had a discussion afterwards to see why our bridges worked so well/ not so well and had a competition to see who’s the last bridge standing was. This was very exciting!
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!
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:
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.
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!
An insight into Primary 4s learning..
We have been using VCOP to up level our writing. The focus for our imaginative stories was sentence openers. We worked really hard to make sure that we use a variety of sentence openers to make our stories more interesting.
One of the highlights of our Mary Queen of Scots topic has been holding a mock court case over the murder of Lord Darnley.
In maths we have been learning about money. We set up a role play shop to help us with our understanding of calculating change.
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.
Our first week back at school was a very busy and exciting one. P4 have been extremely hard working and enthusiastic about their learning this term.
We are continuing to use class dojo which P4 are extremely motivated by. We have now made table groups and will be rewarded in groups for team work.
Our topic this term is Mary Queen of Scots. The children have shown a very high level of engagement with our lessons this week. We enjoyed discussing Mary’s early life and learning about other significant individuals from the past related to Mary.
In literacy, we have been looking at the layout of a letter. We wrote thank you letters to Santa for our gifts.
We also completed a movie comparison on Billionaire Boy. We identified lots of differences between the book and movie, including an important character missing from the movie!
In maths we revised the properties of 3D shapes and have been working hard at reading and writing the time on both analogue and digital clocks.
We are going to be doing problem solving weekly this term. Here is a peek at today’s task
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to another busy week again next week.
Just a quick reminder, the children will be receiving their Christmas dinners in the dining hall for lunch tomorrow if they have ordered them and all children and staff are encouraged to wear their finest Christmas jumpers if they so wish! Please do not go out to buy a jumper especially for the occasion, it is the company and the wonderful atmosphere that we are all looking forward to tomorrow!
Many thanks, The Lochardil Team
I can’t believe that’s another week over already! We have had a very busy week. In maths we are continuing with long division. We found this quite tricky to begin with but with lots of practice we are getting there!
We went to the cinema this week to see The Giant Pear which everyone really enjoyed. There were a lot of sore legs after the walk back and some very tired children in the afternoon!
In PE we have been learning the skills required to perform a chest and bounce pass. We enjoyed practising different drills and will be using our new skills in a game next week.
Dress down Friday was a success and we even had the real life Pudsey in our class 🙂
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Miss Graham 🙂
Attached is a copy of the learning that will take place in term 2.
Please get in touch with me if you have any questions.