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?