Category Archives: P6/7

P6/7 – Welcome Back


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Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a great time with their loved ones over the festive break (and ate as much chocolate as I did!). We had a great first day back and are already getting stuck into the hard work.

Term 3 has arrived so quickly and it is already shaping up to be a busy one! The learning overview will be uploaded onto the blog at some point next week. In the meantime here are a few notices to keep you in the loop of what’s going on this week:

  • Parent Interview letters went home in bags today and should be returned by this Friday (11th January) to allow us to try and arrange an appointment that suits you. 
  • Primary 7 parents please check bags as order forms for the much anticipated leaver’s hoodies went home today – these are due back in on Monday 14th January to ensure they will arrive in time for Loch Insh (or even sooner). 
  • Primary 6 pupils will be taking part in ‘Bible Alive’ for the next 7 weeks, starting this Thursday afternoon. An information leaflet will be going home tomorrow. If you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 
  • Reminder that Rose Bowl projects are due in before the Easter holidays so work should be well underway. This term we will be looking at how to create features such as glossaries and bibliographies which are to be included in the projects. 
  • We also have our 4th session of My World of Work coming up next Thursday – thank you to all the parents who have managed to help out on our trips so far!

P1 and P7 Stories

Primary 1A were so lucky today to have the Primary 7’s come and visit us to read their very own Christmas Stories. The Primary 7’s have been working so hard to write fantastic stories for today and the Primary 1’s absolutely loved them!

What a lovely way to round of the end of term!

Thanks again to all the Primary 7’s for your fabulous stories!


Miss Munro


Trophy Triumph!

A big well done to Sean who won not one but TWO trophies this week.

One was for winning a football competition and the other for being athlete of the month at running club HESA.

Well done!

Primary 7 IRA Transition Ceilidh

Today the Primary 7s attended a ceilidh at the Inverness Royal Academy. It was a great opportunity to mix with people from different schools (and our future classmates). We got to show off our Scottish Dancing skills and, of course, we had lots of fun!

It was great to get to have a quick peek at the school and everyone is now looking forward to the next transition event!

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

P6/7 Open Afternoon

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P6/7 would like to invite you to our Open Afternoon on Thursday 13th December @ 2.00pm – 2.45pm.

This term we are focusing our Learning Conversations on Expressive Arts and have decided to hold a crafting session to tie in with this.

Come along to join us in with some Christmas crafts and to see some of your child’s work from this term!

We look forward to seeing you there.

P6/7 – Remembrance Poppies

In the lead up to Remembrance Sunday, and as part of our art for our World War One topic, P6/7 have been busy making poppies to be included in our whole school display.

As we are an ECO friendly school we chose to use recycled plastic bottles to create our poppies. Once we had carefully cut out our desired poppy shapes we used acrylic paint and sharpie to create our realistic looking flowers. We think they are really eye-catching and will be a great addition to the display.

When we tweeted our pictures we even got a retweeted from Poppy Scotland!

P6/7 Titanic Workshop

Last term P6/7 were studying the Titanic for our topic and this week we has a fantastic day rounding off our learning with a whole day workshop experience from Titanic Honor and Glory.

We recreated the story of the Titanic, from the building of the ship to the tragic sinking, through a range of curricular areas. We loved dressing up and dramatising important parts of the story; this helped us to fully immerse ourselves in the story and understand the events and emotions felt by those involved that much more.

We also took part in art activities,  learnt about some of the science behind the how the ship worked and played lots of fun games. We even got to handle real artefacts from the real ship, including part of the second class staircase banister and a very rare S.S Titanic plaque from one of the lifeboats which transported survivors to the Carpathia!

Sean, who was leading the workshop, was super impressed with our “enthusiasm and exceptional knowledge of the topic” (direct quote!).

We would like to thank Sean for a fun filled day full of learning!

Pr 7 Resilient Kids

We have started  a 6 week transition programme called Resilient Kids. We work alongside Donna and Jackie from the Inverness Royal Academy. We look at our emotional literacy/wellbeing and how we can cope and deal with the changes ahead. We talk about our emotions and discuss possible scenarios or pupil experiences which may cause problems/dilemmas  and feelings linked to these.

Resilient Kids is a Highland Council publication and we have used it successfully in the school at key transition stages.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about the resource, please let us know.