Skills for Work Day 1 – Wills Bros Civil Engineering LTD
A massive thank you to Mr Johnston who came out to Lochardil primary school this afternoon to chat to P5/6,P6/7 and P7 about Wills Bros in particular about his role within the company.
Mr Johnston also conducted a health and safety chat for the children as his company have been appointed the role of main contractor on the Inverness West link project. The programme of works encompasses construction from Holm Roundabout to A82 Glenurquhart road and comprising approx. 2.2km of 7.3m wide single carriageway road, 4 roundabouts, a new three span bridge over the River Ness and 2 underpasses.
Whilst Mr Johnston was with us the children were able to ask an extensive range of questions in relation to the skills required to fulfil his job. We learned that a variety of different skills where required including
Variety of mathematical skills including measurement and angles.
It was a very interesting afternoon and we enjoyed hearing all about Mr Johnston’s career and some of the amazing buildings/ developments he has been part of. A massive thank you again to Wills Bros and Mr Johnston for supporting Lochardil during this event!
We are having fun in our marvellous masterclass featuring some fabulous construction!
click on the link!
Work Experience Week P5/6,P6/7 and P7
Next week sees the start of our partnership with local business. Over the course of the week various businesses will be popping in and carrying out various activities with the children in relation to the skills required for work. The children already have a good understanding of why and what they are learning in school and therefore, this provides a fantastic opportunity for them to see these skills in a real life work context.
As part of this we are asking all the children to complete a short quiz which is not only fun, but looks at what their special qualities are and then suggests an animal that they may be. On the right hand side this relates to various different jobs that support those characteristics. It’s great fun and will be used as a discussion focus next week.
Click the link below to access the quiz. Remember to leave a comment below.
Writing Theme this week
This week we are writing an Estate Agent review of a house. We have spent some time looking at Estate Agent chat and how somethines things are not quite as they seem. For Wednesday we have asked the children to look at something in their homes that may need improving and put it in a positive slant. Some common word might include ‘cosy’ meaning no room at all or ‘rustic’ made from sticks and stones.
Blog Homework for 9/05/16
Research two reviews on the internet for something that is not a film, (book, game etc) then blog the titles of what you have looked at.
Next write the names of the two things you are going to review. That’s it!
Watch this space for a full Loch Insh blog. We are just gathering editing and collating at the moment!
Welcome everyone to the final term of primary 7. We have such a lot of things on, that it’s hard to know where to begin!
Of course, our fabulous Residential Trip to Loch Insh is nearly upon us. Last minute preparations and huge excitement are the order of the day! Any medicines should be handed in with the medical forms sent home this week. You may hand them in on the actual day of the trip if you wish, but please try to make sure that we have the full details of the administration of the medicines or protocols.
We really look forward to seeing the children’s Personal Projects. The children will be working on using them as the basis for a class talk. They will be preparing the talks during class time, but are more than welcome to practise at home.
The children will also be going to the wonderful, ‘Safe Highlanders.’ This is a safety day aimed at primary 7 children across the Highlands. Various agencies will be presenting important information about road, rail, internet, water, fire, drug, farm and stranger safety. Every time I go, I learn something new!
They will, of course, be venturing up to the IRA for a three day visit. As far as we know it will still be the old school that they will be visiting, but they will be touring the new school and meeting new classmates and new teachers, so it is still a very interesting and worthwhile event.
We will be looking to put together a class year book. If you wouldn’t mind sending me a baby/ toddler picture of your child, as well as any class year group photos ( eg nursery/p1? ) it would help to enrich the final result. Please send in the picture and I will scan it.
We will be going to see the ‘Opera Unwrapped’ presentation, given by the Mikado cast of the Scottish Opera, in May, as well as taking part in a rugby tournament after training with Laurie Cuthbertson and learning about maps from Miss Baird from the IRA. We will also be watching our own school production of the Scottish Opera presentation- ‘Fever!’
Our main focus of study will be SHaRE (Sexual Health and Relationship Education) We use the LIving and Growing resource from channel 4. I am more than happy to discuss any issues you may have, and hopefully allay any fears. You are welcome to discreetly borrow the DVD and have a look for yourself. We will issue the information leaflet nearer to the time. This will go hand in hand with the work we have already covered in the ‘Resilient Kids’ series of lessons.
Our final assembly will be held in the CCC at the end of June. Primary 7 parents are welcome to come along. Bring the Kleenex……
All good fun! Thank you as always for your support.
WW2 Comes To You!
A massive thank you to all the parents/carers who came to see our spectacular show this morning. In total we raised £175 which is amazing and will go towards water filters in India! Some pictures of the morning have been added but more will come after the holidays. Once again Thank you and have a lovely Easter.
Open morning for all classes will be on – Thursday 10th March 2016
Time – 11-12 noon
Focus for learning & sharing – class topic theme.
We realise that our WW2 Come to you spectacular show is also soon (Invites to go home shortly) so please don’t worry if you are unable to make it. Although it would be great to see you at both events!
HOMEWORK – As part of the show ALL children require a gas mask box with string to wear . We have discussed this in class and ask that all boxes are in school by Monday 21st March.
School Dress Code survey for IRA
The IRA have asked p7 to complete this survey which will allow them to have a say in their new dress code in the new school. Please complete asap by clicking on the link https://goo.gl/R9CWtw:
BLOG Homework for Monday
Using the site above look for an important tip that will help to keep you safe online.
Post your tip in the comment box. Remember to use the gaming, Mobile and social – networking sections to help you.
1st Of February Already !
Many thanks to all the parents who braved the cold, icy conditions to attend parent teacher interviews. Thank you also for filling in our questionnaire.
Make sure you have completed your research for annotating our Evacuee pictures for Writing on Wednesday
Write a Haiku poem about your favourite season.