22/6/18 Inverness Caley Reading Challenge
A big well done to Isla who has worked hard and completed lots of reading and writing activities. We are proud of you!
21/6/18 Moneywise Workshop
The Inverness Santander Director gave us tips on how to budget and save our pocket money. Some of us are already saving for things.
We planned a bedroom and learned about needs and wants, working within a budget of £150, not including the bed!
We used calculators to add up our totals.
Mrs MacLelland found it most helpful!!
21/6/18 Junior Jobs Day
21/6/18 Picnic Lunch in the Sun
21/6/18 Frankie and Lola Trip
18/6/18 Thursdays Info!
As you know Thursday morning is our class trip to Frankie and Lola’s 🙂 There has now been another event arranged that same day. Can your children all come to school in school uniform in the morning for our school trip and anyone who wants to dress up in the afternoon can take a bag with them with dressing-up clothes and can change when we get back. Junior Jobs Day is the other focus on Thursday. In the afternoon we will experience a “Managing Your Money” workshop with Santander, organised by the Developing the Young Workforce Group.
Thursday 28th June 2018
We are looking for 2 parent helpers who can join us to walk to and from CCC for the end-of-term service. It starts at 10.00am. Please let us know if you can assist. Thank you!
13/6/18 Sports Day 2018
A big well done to everyone who took part in our Sports Day. The rain didn’t dampen our spirits!
6/6/18 Soccer Aid
Ruthven house group captains and Inverness Caley Thistle FC have organised sporting activities for us to try out on Friday morning, 8th June. Please wear sports clothes for this. It starts at 9.10 am so best to come to school in sports clothes, ready to start! Football kits are allowed but not football boots. A £1 donation is suggested, which the Government will match.
6/6/18 Tennis Taster Session
A big thank you to Mrs Burke for coming in to give us a taste of what it is like to play tennis. We had lots of fun.
5/6/18 Global Goal 6 – Clean Water for all.
Thank you for your support with this activity. We have paid all the money in and look forward to hearing from @WaterAidUk.
5/6/18 Fruity Friends
As part of our art and design this term the children used their creativity to produce fruit and vegetable pictures. They were of a high standard. We all really enjoyed admiring them and discussing how the were made. Thank you Mums and Dads for your input too!
29.5.18 Future Dates Update
Our trip to UHI STEM Science, 14th June 2018, will not go ahead now as there is no available transport that date due to a cruise ship in Invergordon, all minibuses and buses far and wide ( have tried them all!) were booked up some time ago.
On Thursday 21st June 2018 our end of term trip will be to Frankie and Lola’s soft play. We plan to walk there, have a play, 10am-12pm, followed by a picnic lunch outside. Hopefully it will be dry, otherwise we will picnic indoors! A letter will come home via schoolbags nearer the time.
We look forward to seeing you all on Friday 1 June between 9.15 and 10am. This is a chance for you to see what your child has been working on this term.
We had a go at writing our own songs with Mr Josie today.
17.5.18 Walk To School Week – 21st-25th May 2018
On Friday your child will bring home a Walking Roots diary. This is a booklet to complete at home with a parent/carer next week. The children are welcome to show and tell their diary entries over the week if they would like to.
17.5.18 Quorn Workshop
Today Jill, a Home Economist from Quorn, visited us to cook 3 delicious recipes using Quorn as an alternative to meat. The link for the recipes can be found below. Some of us were commis chef’s and waiters and waitresses! We matched foods to the food groups on the Eatwell Plate too.
Mrs Finnigan was kind enough to come in yesterday to take us for a gymnastics session. There was lots of jumping, rolling and balancing activities. We really enjoyed it and wished it could have gone on for longer.
Today we talked about what it felt like to be left out and included in games etc at school. In groups we acted out trying to include a new child who is lost and lonely as it is their first playtime. We thought about what we might say and do to make them feel included.
Water Aid Sponsored Silence
Thank you to everyone who has brought sponsor money in. We have had a great response from you. If there are any final payments could you pop them in this week and we’ll pay our money in at the end of the week. Thank you!
Active Learning Outdoors
Today we looked for right angles outside and inside…we found them easy to spot and enjoyed running around looking for them everywhere. See how may you can find at home?
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We had fun trying to throw the javelin at PE today. Some of us were amazing!! Next week we are looking forward to a gymnastics session with Mrs Finnigan and then the week after that a tae kwon do session with Mr McLachlan ( Lillie’s dad ). If anyone else has any sporting talents and what like to come in and do a session with the children we’d love to hear from you.
Yesterday we had a dance session with Miss Macintyre ( P2B’s student teacher). We had lots of fun and got to share the dance moves that we made up .
Mrs MacLelland is looking forward to next week’s Sponsored Silence event!
27/4/18 Today we had our class photo taken….we tried hard to keep our hairstyles in place for it! The photographer awarded every pupil a coin for being fabulous! 🙂
18/4/18 Welcome to Term 4!
Please have a look at the curriculum overview for this term, using the link below.
Wishing all our pupils and their families a lovely Easter and a good break. See you on the 16th of April!
23/3/18 Sports Relief
Today we raised a fabulous £328!
Here a few photos of our P.E session playing benchball. We are a very competitive lot!
20/3/18 Open Afternoon – Global Goals and Rights of the Child
Thank you to everyone who came today to look at our book study displays. They will remain up for a while so please ask if you’d like to see them. In the classroom we were sharing our plans for teaching the Global Goals and the Rights of the Child. If you were unable to make it, please ask us about it. If you are interested, here is a wee video about the Global Goals.
15/3/18 International School Meals Day
Here’s the tasting menu we enjoyed today. Yummy!
OUR CLASS NOVEL
We make time for reading with the children every day. At the moment we are reading The Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith. We also enjoyed listening to Fat Lawrence another book by Dick King Smith.
We have enjoyed having Mr Josie for another 4 weeks of musical fun and games. On Monday we were learning to keep the beat and talking about what pitch is in music.
13/3/18 Highland Youth Theatre
Last night 4 of our class performed a wonderful performance of Pinocchio at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness, along with many other children in Lochardil. It was great to see children of all ages across our school working together to put on a brilliant show. Mrs MacLelland felt very proud of you all. Missing from the photo is Lillie M.
8/3/18 The Book Fair
We enjoyed visiting the book fair this afternoon. There was a great buzz of excitement.
Lillie, Maria and Erin had fun spending their £5 book vouchers there.
On Tuesday 20th March 2018, from 3-4 pm, parents/carers and children are invited to look at the corridor displays in the school, as part of our Global Goals and Rights of the Child work. This is currently being delivered through a class book study. We look forward to seeing you then.
7/3/18 Inverness Museum Visit
This morning we looked at evidence from the past and talked about what we can learn from the evidence – what it tells us today. It was really interesting. We saw some Roman artefacts and even saw Ross’ great, great Granny’s belongings – Mrs Rollo’s kitchen!
Congratulations to our Book Fair Competition winners Erin, Lillie and Maria! Happy spending!
7th-12th March 2018 – Visiting Book Fair at Lochardil
Our class are visiting it on Thursday 8th March 2018.
It always has lovely books and stationery for sale.
1/03/18 World Book Day
It was fun! Ross
It was funny seeing everyone dressed up. Lily C
Barbara Henderson@scattyscribbler is a local author who came to our school and played Book Blind Date with us.
What fabulous costumes! Do you know who we are today?
Return of Mr Josie
Mr Josie returned today for our next block of Kodaly. We are looking forward to learning lots of new songs and games with him.
SAFER INTERNET DAY
We talked about ways of staying safe on the internet and read 2 books about Webster the spider. In Webster’s email he sent out a silly picture of his sister and it ended up being sent to lots of people!
We are looking forward to our class talks beginning next week. If you’d like any materials to help you with this, please ask us.
We have been creating our own mosaic designs like the Romans did.
Josh’s Grandpa took some amazing Roman photographs.
We painted a large Roman soldier, Julius Caesar and a Roman woman.
The time machine is about done!!
We enjoyed reading Animal ABC a Scots Alphabet and A Moose in the Hoose. We found out what puddocks, partans, craws and bubblyjocks were!!!
Aigas Naturedays Visit
This morning we enjoyed our Outdoor Learning with the Aigas team. Ask your child what they learned about Migration and Hibernation.
We played games to help us learn who hibernates and explored the question is migration easy? Then we carried out an experiment to see who could build the warmest home for a hedgehog and finally, made bird feeders.
“I learned it is hard for birds to fly in a storm,” said Jay
“I thought migration was easy but it’s hard,” said Olly.
“Sometimes the birds don’t get there,” said Tyla.
Please find below a link to our Term 3 Overview.
The children have planned our Roman Topic.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. We are all looking forward to a busy term with lots of interesting activities. Our termly overview will be available at the end of next week so you can see what will be happening this term. We look forward to seeing you all at our parent meetings which are coming up very shortly. Thanks again for all your support.
We enjoyed our party with P3A yesterday and had lots of fun dancing and playing games. A big thank you to you all for donating the party food which we thoroughly enjoyed .
Mrs Wilson and Mrs MacLelland would like to thank everyone for the lovely cards and gifts they received. They would also like to wish you all a restful holiday and they look forward to seeing all the boys and girls in 2018!
Come and join us to sing some carols on Monday 18 December in our classroom at 2 pm. We look forward to hearing you all singing next Monday!
This morning Tyla’s dad PC Watson came in to talk to us about his role has a dog handler in the police force. We got to meet Whisky and Yogi and were shown what they can do, they were so well behaved. We really enjoyed the visit and would like to say a huge thank you to PC Watson for coming to visit us.
SCOTTISH BOOK WEEK
For Scottish Book week we have read some fun books. We were also illustrators and drew the pictures for the book Willy the Wizard. You will be able to view our version of Willy the Wizard when you come in for the next open afternoon.
If the weather is horrible and we can’t get outside to do PE we do yoga in the classroom. We follow the yoga programme on the smartboard, the presenter tells a story and there are yoga positions to do along with the story.
We have been learning about some of the wild animals that live in the Lochardil area we made foxes, rabbits and hedgehogs from paper plates. I hope you agree they are very cute!
Yesterday we had a visit from Simon who works for the SSPCA, he helps wild animals in and around the Inverness area.He told us lots of interesting facts about his job and how he helps to rescue sick and injured wild animals. He said we could help by feeding the birds and making sure that we put all our waste in the bin so no animals can get hurt by our rubbish! He also left us each a pencil sharpener which was very kind, thank you Simon.
We welcome Sarah-Louise Mackintosh to our class for 4 weeks. She will be taking the class for various activities closely supervised by myself and Mrs MacLelland. The class have enjoyed the lessons she has done with them so far and are looking forward to more exciting activities.
Term 2 – Welcome Back!
In Science we did an experiment to learn what dissolving means and to find out what things dissolve. We used, sugar , salt, pepper, sand, gravy granules and coffee. Then we wrote a lab report about our findings. This was a super morning’s work and the children took part so capably. Well done!
Please click below to see our Term 2 Learning Overview.
A Special Visitor
Mrs Reid popped in to see the boys and girls before she sets off on her travels. She brought us sweets – yum!
Ness Book Fest Big Read-In
We are enjoying reading The Twits by Roald Dahl brought in by Lillie.
Hopscotch Theatre Company
We enjoyed a performance by the Hopscotch Theatre Company today all about ‘The Rights of the Child’.
Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017
Not long now until the big day. A huge thank you to all the busy Mum’s and Dad’s that have supplied recipes for our class recipe book. There is still time for more….Monday is the day they will be getting printed.
“There’s going to be prizes, cakes, games, coffee and tea” said Oscar.
“Come along and have some fun with us!” said Siyana
“Remember to make some cookies and cakes” said Robert.
“Bring some pennies it’s for a good cause” said Alana
Waste Aware Inverness Visit
Freya visited us to share the story of the blue bin journey. We enjoyed playing a few recycling games with her!
REDUCE, REUSE or RECYCLE
Joy from Asda visited us to talk about Food Recyling! We are going to try a few ideas out over the next few weeks. Hopefully the children have been talking about recycling food at home too!
ROALD DAHL DAY
We celebrated Roald Dahl day by talking about his life and looking at some of the books he wrote. We read The Enormous Crocodile then wrote descriptions of him.
We created pasta faces and Picasso style faces. Amazing!
Wow! Look at what we grew in the polytunnel this Summer! Today Mrs De La Torre came to harvest our crops! She watered the plants during the holidays, carrying water on-site. What a star! Hopefully some herbs and vegetables made it home in the schoolbags today!
The beetroot wasn’t ready yet instead so we picked…..basil, parsley, tomatoes, chives, carrots, lettuce, onions and green peas!
In Maths we are learning about Measure. Ask your child what the photo of feet is all about!! The children chose to measure Mr Grant, the playground and a bench. Can they remember how many metres they were?
Our Science Project started today with The Lorax story which has a conservation focus. The story has lots of funny words but a serious message….we will reveal all!
We have created our Class Charter to keep us on track with our collective responsibilities and each of us has painted our handprint in agreement.
Please find below the link to our termly overview for Term 2017.
P3B are all settling into new routines and getting used to their new teachers. Here are some of the things they are enjoying – doing more challenging maths, learning to join their letters and getting different activities to do. We had one new pupil join our class who has been made to feel very welcome by all the other boys and girls. We will being putting the termly overview on the blog later this week so you will get a better idea of what is happening this term.
We enjoyed acting out a story today using Cosmic Yoga. can you remember the names of any of the moves?