Spring Hunt

P1A have been learning about the signs of Spring. We had a look round the playground to see if we could find any! We spotted some daffodils and some buds on the trees!

21st March 2018

P1A are needing some parent helpers to escort us to the Culduthel Christian Centre on Wednesday 28th March for our annual Easter service. We aim to leave  the school at approximately 1.00pm to be at the CCC for 1.30pm.  We hope to be back in time for the end of the school day.


20th March 2018

Thank you to all the parents who came to our open afternoon today. We hope you all enjoyed sharing your child’s learning with them.

19th March 2018

Open Afternoon Tomorrow from 3-4pm

Our Book Study this second half of the term has been on ‘The  Journey Home’ by Frann Preston-Gannon. We are looking forward to showing you all our fabulous emotions work and animal fact files from the story at the open afternoon taking place tomorrow from 3-4pm.

16th March 2018

‘Sh’ is for Shark!!!

P1A were trying to scare Mrs MacIver today with their fabulous sharks that they made to embed their learning of the ‘sh’ sound!

15th March 2018

International School Meals Day!

Our fabulous cooks put an a delightful treat for us today in the form of lunch foods from around the world. We had pizza from Italy, Sausages from Germany, Noddles from China and Gelato from Italy for pudding!

12 & 13th March 2018

P1A have been hard working pupils so far this week as they have been doing super artwork in preparation for our Open Afternoon which is on Tuesday 20th March from 3-4pm. We hope to see a  lot of you there so we can show off all the fabulous work we have been doing with our Book Study during this second part of term 3.


9th March 2018

Mother’s Day

We have been busy making Mother’s Day cards!

8th March 2018

Book Fair

We had a little trip to the book fair this afternoon at the other end of the school.  A lot of the children were interested in some of the books available but did not have enough money to purchase them. Do not worry,  as the book fair will be in school until 12th March so there is still time after school to get the books that you want boys and girls!

7th March 2018

Here are some more photographs of our fantastic class trip yesterday from Mrs MacDonald’s camera.

6th March 2018

Our Class Trip to Inshes Library and Culloden Vet!

The horrible weather today was certainly not going to stop us having a fantastic day on our class trip!  We started the day off with a visit to Inshes Library. We learned what happens in the library and how librarians help us in the local community. Then due to the terrible weather  we managed to squeeze in a visit to Inverness Botanical Gardens where we had our yummy lunch and a tour round the lovely gardens! After lunch we  went on a Gruffalo walk in the cold wet weather and warmed up in Culloden Vets. We met a lovely dog called Izzy who was one of the veterinary nurse’s dogs who was fit and well thankfully. We  saw the operating theatre and got to dress up in some of the gear used for operations. We  learned from Vet Sam how they would look after a dog if they came in to the vet to see them.  We saw a model of dogs teeth and how they should be brushed as well as the type of worms that some dogs may unfortunately get. Thank goodness the worms were  only models in jars! We managed to bandage up a teddy dog’s leg and learned about the protective collars and vests that can be put on dogs to protect their stitches.

HUGE THANK YOU to Ava’s mum and Liam’s mum for supporting us all today, you were both stars!

Also another Lochardil thank you to Inshes Library , all the staff at Inverness Botanical Gardens and all the Staff at Culloden Veterinary Clinic who were so accommodating and have made our day extra special!

5th March 2018

Just a quick reminder that we will be going on a trip tomorrow, Tuesday 6th March, to Inshes Library and Culloden Vets as part of our ‘People Who Help Us’ topic this term. Could  all children please come to school with suitable outdoor clothing, snack for break and a packed lunch. If children wish to take a book home with them from the library they will also have to take their library cards with them too.  Here’s to a fun day with lots of great learning experiences which we will be sure to share with you all here on our class blog!

2nd March 2018

Our star pupil for this month goes to…

1st March 2018


A wonderful day at school today to start the month of March with World Book Day characters in our very own classroom.

27th February 2018

Look at the LOUD and NOISY FUN P1A got up to this morning! We had  a Drum Fun workshop with Steve from Drum fun.  We were learning how to keep to a rhythm and also how to play quiet and gradually get louder and LOUDER!

26th February 2018

PC Karen McPherson was in to visit P1A this afternoon.  We had lots of questions for her and she said that she will try to speak to her dog handler colleagues to see if they will come to visit us soon too! She showed us all of her uniform and equipment and said that her job is about keeping people in our community safe and its not always like what we see on the tv!

22nd February 2018

P1A have been busy working on an important comprehension skill in reading and that is retelling the story correctly. We have been using a five-finger retell model using the two stories shown below.

16th February 2018

Chinese New Year

P1A had fun learning about Chinese New Year! We learned how to do a dragon dance.

14th February 2018

Nursery children have been coming to visit P1A on Wednesday afternoons this term to do some numeracy work with us. Here are some pictures of us all working together with some P6 buddies too!

13th February 2018

Toni Clark from Rowan came to visit the school to help the Eco Group, P1B and P1A to teach them all about composting. Toni was impressed that  P1A knew so much about composting as they have some of us have been helping our families at home!

12th February 2018

May and Ava came into class after doing some great work over the weekend. Aa had a made a scrap book of her weekend and. May had made a story about unicorns! Could we have the next JK Rowling in P1A??

9th February 2018

Whale and Dolphin Talk

We received a talk from a lady who works at the Whale and Dolphin Center in Spey Bay! We learned lots of information about whales and dolphins and what we can do to help protect them. Please see our photos from the talk!

6th February 2018

Safer Internet Day 2018

Today is Safer Internet Day and the children in P1A have been learning all about their digital footprints.  We can leave footprints in the snow outside which leave a trace of where we have been. The same can be said for digital footprints as we leave a trace of all the websites and games we visit and enjoy online! We also read some stories about being safe online and how being kind to others online and offline is so important.


5th February 2018

CVC Word Wheels

P1A are making super progress in identifying and blending together CVC words.  Here they are using word wheels to find the initial letter sound to  blend along with the remaining letter sounds to make words.

2nd February 2018

Our January Star of the Month goes to…

1st February 2018

P1A were busy this afternoon making Fire Engines, Houses on fire and Fire Fighters for our classroom wall display on ‘People Who Help Us’.

31st January 2018

Speedy Sounds

Here we are practising our speedy phonics sounds with a partner. I  wonder who is recognising the sounds the fastest boys and girls as you are all super quick now?

30th January 2018

Addition Activities

Here we are doing addition activities today in class. We were  using grab mats with cubes to find out ‘how many altogether’. We were also  using some counters on tens frames and showing different ways of making numbers. the third activity was ‘one more one less bingo’.

29th January 2018

Well Done Girls!

Hazel and Ava came into class this morning with pieces of handwriting that they had been practising at home.  Well done girls!

25th January 2018

We were practising forming the letters in our names correctly today and making a super job too!


24th January 2018

Childsmile Visit

Mary Dawson came to visit P1A to tell them all about looking after their pearly whites!  The children were able to see Mojo the Monkey which they were familiar with from nursery and were able to recap on how to brush their teeth properly and what types of foods to avoid in order to keep those lovely smiles glistening.

Fire Brigade Visit

The children in P1A and P1B have had very exciting visitors today!  Fire fighters David, George and Steve came to show them different types of uniform for when they fight fires and when they are doing a water rescue. They even managed to fit in a  few pretend rescues in the P1B classroom!  David, George and Steve had to leave in a rush to go to a real road accident but the children managed to wave them goodbye with the sirens and blue lights going on the fire engine.