Category Archives: P5/6

P5/6 Week 1 of Term 3

We have had a great first week back. Behaviour , effort and listening have been fantastic this week! 

We have introduced a secret student jar. At the end of each day a name is picked from the jar. If that person has been responsible, respectful and hard working, all day, they get a small sweet or prize. 

This week we have been very busy! In maths we have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. It’s tricky but we are all getting the hang of it . We also completed our Key Assessment Task that will be issued with our Numeracy learning pathway. Mrs MacDonald was  VERY impressed at everyone’s effort, perseverance and concentration during the challenge. Everyone did great and should be super proud ! It was very challenging and we had to take our time because we had to read the scenario very carefully and pick our key information in order to answer the questions. 

In literacy we have been up levelling our sentences using Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation (VCOP). We have also been taking some time to practice our joined hand writing. 

Primary 6 were intriguing by their first session of Bible Alive .

Our new topic is China.  We have created our topic cover pages and learned some interesting facts . We also found out about China’s one child policy and how it recently changed. We identified lots of links to our rights and global goals during this learning including : Goal 5 Gender Equality and Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. 

At the start of the week, we set personal and class “word goals” for this term, linking with our right to be supported to live and grow and Global Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being . 

On Wednesday, next week we are excited to be getting tennis lessons , so we need to remember to bring our PE kit on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

As you can see we have had an action packed, busy week so I hope that you all have a fabulous chilled out weekend.




Happy Holidays P5/6

Happy Holidays! 

I would like to just take this time to thank each and every one of you for all the thoughtful gifts, cards and kind words this Holiday season. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel. Thank you for all your support that you have given to myself, our pupils, our class and our school. 

I am so privileged to work with such wonderful pupils and their amazing families. It has been an  action packed term, full of emotion, for us here at Lochardil.  All the pupils have achieved so much and created a lot of happy memories.   

I hope that every one of you has a very safe, fabulous and happy holiday. May each of your celebrations over the next few weeks be full of joy, laughter and great memories.

We have no official holiday homework but I have set up a few Sum Dog maths contests that children can take part in over the holidays. 

 Again, thank you so very much for all you do we have a great team in P5/6 .  I look forward to seeing everyone again at 0850 on Monday 7th January. 

Miss MacDonald 🙂


Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumpers!!

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

Panto Success

SUPER PROUD of all the pupils involved in our panto. You pulled off an amazing performance today ! All that practising has been worth it. If you’re coming to tomorrow morning’s performance you are in for a treat ! 

Thank you so much to everyone who came to support the pupils today.

P5/6 Parent Helpers Needed

We are looking for parent helpers to come to our end of term service, at the CCC , with us on Thursday 21st December. We will be leaving school about 0930 to arrive for 10am. If you are able to help, please let Miss MacDonald know by Friday 14th December. Thank you !

P5/6 Christmas Parties

Letters about P6 Christmas party went home today and P5 will be issues with theirs tomorrow . 

We would be grateful for any donations of food . If you are able to provide the highlighted items on the letter sent home then that would be great. Any food items should be sent to the classroom by the morning of the party . NO NUTS. 

Children may come to school in their party clothes next Monday. 

Thank you

P6 – Monday 17th December 0900

P5 – Monday 17th December 13:20

P5/6 Are Shaping Up Well

We are shaping up pretty well in P5/6.

Today we learned about 2D shapes and their properties. We made these “lift the flap” posters to help is remember. We learned lots of new words, terms and facts such as: 

Parallel lines

congruent sides 


properties of the shapes

We also learned about 3 different types of triangles :



1) scalene 

We did very well remembering what we learned about the other polygons. 

Why don’t you text us to see if we can remember : what do you call a shape with…

4 sides ? 

5 sides ?

6 sides?

7 sides?

8 sides?

9 sides?

10 sides?

Instigate Positivity P5/6

Today we were talking about anti bullying week. Some children identified that a lot of people get bullied for the way they look, features and differences they have. We discussed how we are all unique and spread some positivity by sharing what we like about our bodies. Can you guess what everyone likes about themselves ? Some comments included: 

“I like my big brain because it helps me be smart “ 

“I like my feet because they help me play sports” 

“I like my eyes because they are different colours.”

“I like my heart because it’s kind and gives me life.” 

#bodypositivity #antibullying #unique #Differentisgood

P5/6 Sum Dog Success

Mrs Kellacher received a letter from Sum Dog today to congratulate our school on taking part in the Sum Dog maths week challenge ,before the holidays, with Lochardil pupils answering more than 5000 questions with an average accuracy of over 85%.
We are very proud to announce that P5/6 were the class with the highest score in our school. Keep up the good work!

P5/6 newsflash

This week in reading we’ve being learning inferencing and predicting, and in maths we’ve learned about money. We subtracted,added,divided and multiplied money. We’re starting our rehearsals tomorrow, for our pantomime Cinderella .

I (Archie) am delighted to have been invited to the ACU BRITISH CHAMPION PRESENTATION because I got fourth place in the ACU British Championship this year. The presentation is in Birmingham  in January.

by Aidan and Archie ( this week’s bloggers)

P5/6 Term 2 Overview

Welcome back to a very chilly, autumnal term 2, in P5/6. It was great to see everyone back today. You all seem to have grown over the two weeks! This is a very exciting term in our class.

We are super excited to share that we will be working with Mrs Prentice’s class and Miss Graham’s class to produce, direct and perform a pantomime for our IDL topic , this term. Our topic is called Lights, Camera, Action !  It is a great chance for us to work with a range of other pupils and develop our skills, confidence and knowledge in expressive arts. We all got to chose today which groups we would like to be in : scenery and background, costume design and making, hair – make up and props.

As well as being part of our home base teams we will all be given the opportunity to have an acting, singing or stage management role in the production. We hope you will all be able to come along in November to watch the show. More information to follow.

Please follow the link below to access our overview of this term.

 Term 2 overview

Fancy Dress Disco 30.10.18

Come along to our Fancy Dress Disco


ELC – Pr 1               5.00 – 5.45 pm

Pr 2, Pr 3                 6.15 – 7.15 pm

Pr 4,Pr 5, Pr 6         7.45 – 9.00 pm

£3 entry

Please collect  your child from the hall.