Summer Holidays 2016
Tomorrow is our final day and on behalf of myself and Mrs Wilson I would like to thank all our parents for their continued support throughout the session. The class has been fantastic and we have had a really successful year. All parental help has been greatly appreciated.
As most of you will already know by now, I am retiring this summer after many happy years teaching at Lochardil. I feel very privileged and proud to have spent my teaching career at Lochardil.
I would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone for their support, kindness and friendship over the years and for the many beautiful gifts and best wishes I have received at this time. It is quite overwhelming!
I will miss colleagues, children and parents alike. Needless to say I will continue to take an interest in the pupils and their achievements and wish them all the best for the future.
Many heartfelt thanks,
Aaaaargh! our camera still hasn’t turned up! Sorry for the lack of recent pictures!
We’ve had a very busy time recently with sports, dress up Friday, Eco week and transition.
We’re now looking forward to next week’s Picnic in the Park and auditions for Lochardil’s Got Talent, which is planned for the last Thursday of the term.
We hope that everyone is busy working on their Sports Talks. Can’t wait to hear them!
PS Remember fruity Friday this week!
Trip to Muirtown Locks
What an amazing afternoon we had at the canal. We helped the lock keepers to open and close the locks for a boat and learned all sorts of interesting facts about the canal. Below are a few photos from our trip. We also took videos of the locks and have been working with some Primary 7 children to edit these to make a short film. Watch this space!
Would you like to try these new cereals that we designed using cut paper?
Masterclasses -Summer 2016
Below are some great pictures of our first afternoon at masterclasses. We really enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to next week already!!!
Spaghetti and Marshmallow Bridge Building Challenge
It was great fun finding out what shapes made the strongest structures, then designing and making our own bridges.
Tomorrow Gemma, the Canal Officer from Cultural Heritage, is returning for her second visit with us. Last week we looked at the history of canals and studied old maps of the Caledonian canal. We have also been finding out about Thomas Telford and why he is famous. Tomorrow with Gemma we will be exploring the various roles involved in building the canals and undertake a bridge building activity!
Just a reminder that next Friday afternoon, 6th May, on her final visit Gemma will be accompanying us on our canal trip to Muirtown Locks.
Trip to Highland Folk Museum
What a fantastic day! The weather became warmer so that we could sit out at the picnic tables to enjoy our lunch. See a selection of photos from the day below.
Please click on the above to access the overview.
Wow the designs and creations that the children made were amazing! We had a great time looking at them all and eating the tartan cake! We shared them with P5/4 and P3/4 who were really impressed with all the hard work that had gone in to making the creations!! A big well done to all of P4.
Pictures from Sport Relief and Visit to Woollen Mill
A big thank you to all the parents/carers who managed to come to our Open Morning on Thursday. We enjoyed showing everyone around and felt extremely proud of all our topic work on display.
World Book Day
We had a fantastic day. What a lot of effort went into creating the costumes of the characters from our favourite stories. Thanks to all those who helped to put them together. We really appreciate it.
We listened to stories, made bookmarks and did a book quiz on mystery characters. It was a real “fun” day.
Class trip to Holm Woollen Mill rescheduled for Friday 18th March. We will be leaving the school at 10am and returning to the school for 12pm.
We designed these posters to try and attract people to visit Inverness. We used our computing skills to create the writing. Hope you enjoy looking at them, I am sure you will agree that they are fab! If you come along to the open morning on 10th March you will be able to see all the other work we have been doing for our topic this term.
In class we often use the Topmarks and Woodlands School websites to reinforce work in numeracy and literacy. There are lots of fun games which the children can use to consolidate their number bonds, multiplication and division facts etc. Check out the ‘Speed Challenge’ on Topmarks it’s a lot of fun. Why not send us a comment on which games you particularly enjoyed. Look forward to hearing from you all. Have Fun!
Macdonald Park Visit
Today we joined Aigas outreach workers at the park to take part in a programme of activities examining the soil under our feet and the food that we eat. We identified a number of different plant/tree species and used grinding stones to grind some flour from wheat grain. Thankfully the rain stayed away and we had an enjoyable time gaining some valuable outdoor learning.
THE DESPERATE JOURNEY
This term we are reading The Desperate Journey written by Kathleen Fidler. It tells the story of Davie and Kirsty Murray’s family who have lived at Culmailie in Sutherland for generations, yet they have the roof burnt over their heads and are driven from their home, like many others, in the dreaded ‘Highland Clearances’.
Our class had a visit from an SSPCA officer today to tell us about food and farm animal welfare. Below are some photos showing us working on activities designed to highlight what can be done to improve living conditions for farm animals.
We looked at the importance of washing our hands properly to get rid of germs. We had special gel which showed up the germs under UV light. Once we had washed our hands the germs had gone.