Category Archives: ELCC Blog 2018-2019

ELC – Babies

The children’s current interest is about babies and how we can help to look after them.

‘You put them in the car seat so they don’t get hurt.  I was in a little car seat’ – Angus M

‘We look after them in the house and huggle them’ – Harrison

‘They can’t eat hard food because their teeth haven’t grown yet’ – Felix

‘Rocking the baby helps them go to sleep’ – Scott

‘My baby eats mashed up bananas’ – Jessica


ELC – Welcome Back

Our first week at Forest Schools –  We explored and investigated our natural environment and made a camp where we had a lovely welcomed hot chocolate. We are also learning how to keep safe and how to look after each other.

Happy New Year and welcome back !!

This week we have been settling back into nursery and exploring all resources.  We have been learning about our rights and the rights of others.

We have introduced our rights song to circle and story times, which we are sure you have heard bits of at home !!



ELC – Christmas Sing-A-Long

Thank you to all our parents/carers, grandparents, aunties, uncles, brothers and sisters who came to watch the children in their Christmas Sing-a-long this morning.  The children have worked so hard learning the words and makaton signs to the songs and they were delighted that so many of you took the time to come and watch.

A big thank you from all the staff too, it is so lovely to see all of our children’s families together at this special time of year. 

We hope you all enjoyed the show !!

We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas from all the staff in the ELC and we look forward to seeing you all in 2019 !!

ELC – Christmas

Apologies for the lack of updates recently. We have been so busy in the ELC preparing for our sing-a-long and getting all of our Christmas goodies ready to take home to show everyone !!

The children are really looking forward to performing their Christmas songs on Friday. Please keep an eye on our blog as we will be uploading videos of them practising for those who are unable to make it on the day.

ELC- Ach an Eas, week 6

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Ach an Eas for an amazing first block of intergenerational work. The children absolutely loved having a special Christmas lunch at the care home yesterday. We enjoyed performing

our Christmas songs for the residents and were happy that they joined in with us for the traditional songs.

ELC – Staffing Update

Mrs Reed will be leaving at the end of term to pursue her own goals. She was originally planning to retire at the end of the session however has brought the date forward and therefore her final day will be the last day of this term. 

We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mrs Reed for her considerable contribution to our school as a whole and in particular to the ELC at Lochardil Primary. She has certainly contributed to giving our pupils a fabulous start to their educational journey with us and we will continue to draw on her passion and expertise for learning outdoors & yoga in the future.

We would like to wish Mrs Reed all the best for the future.

Many Thanks

ELC Team

ELC- Christmas Sing-A-Long

Christmas Sing-Along

Friday 21st December

10.15 – 11 (approx

Morning session children – Drop off and collection times as normal from nursery.

Afternoon session children – Drop off between 9am – 9:30am at the side door of the school hall. Collection from the school hall at 12:30pm.

All day session children – Drop off and collection times as normal from nursery.

Invited children – Drop off at 10am at the side door of the school hall. If possible, we ask that the children wear Christmas Attire e.g. jumpers/t-shirts/colours.

Can spectators please line up outside in the playground at the school reception area. The main door will be opened around 10am for entry to the hall. As we are expecting a large number of spectators please make us aware if there is anyone coming who cannot stand for long periods, as there is limited seating.

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

ELC- Ach an Eas, week 5

When we arrived at the care home yesterday we were greeted by our mischievous elf who had been getting messy eating some nutella.  Yesterday some of the residents joined us to make some Christmas cards for our loved ones. Take a look at the way Ach an Eas have displayed the beautiful salt dough decorations that we made last week.

ELC – Christmas Sing-a-Long

The Children have been practising so hard for our Sing-a-Long at the end of term and they can’t wait to perform for you.

We are still waiting on some slips coming back to advise if your child will be present and how many people will be attending to watch.  If you have not returned yet, please could you do so ASAP.  If you need another slip, please collect one from the ELC office.

Thank you.

ELC- Ach an Eas, Week 4

Yesterday at the care home we spent time making salt dough Christmas tree decorations. The children and residents made some to decorate the care home’s tree and some to take home. As Ach an Eas have not yet put up their decorations we improvised with this Winter tree. Once we had cooked our salt dough we painted them in festive colours. Our elf also fancied doing a bit of colouring!

ELC – St Andrews Day

We have been learning all about St Andrew and Scotland this week.  From where and when he lived, what he worked as and what traditions we do on this day.

Angus J said ‘it’s St Andrews day’

When looking at the kilt, Innes said ‘it’s tartan’ and Scott said ‘it’s a sporan’

Lia said ‘do Scottish dancing’

When talking about Scottish food, Shona said ‘I like oatcakes with butter and cheese on it’

Some children came dressed in Tartan and we had shortbread at snack time.

ELC – Forest School (Week4)

Today we had a brilliant Gruffalo themed forest session! We read ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson at snack time and did lots of activities based on the story. The children turned in to “owls” (or “just birds”), using their seats/mats as wings as they flapped about our base camp. Some children participated in building a “log pile house” for the snake in the story. After tidying up, we went on a search for the Gruffalo himself and explored the woods. We moved in different ways, pretending to be all the animals featured in the story. Unfortunately we didn’t find him today… maybe next week!