Tennis Fun Festival
Today we walked to Bellfield Park to take part in a tennis Fun Festival organised by Lizzie Burke and the Tennis Club Team. There were over 100 pupils taking part from Lochardil Primary and Inshes Primary School! We did warm up exercises, racquet drills, partner tasks and short matches. We were treated to an ice lolly at break time and we posed for a few pictures! Thank you very much to Mrs Traill and Mrs Leitch for coming with us as we could not do all the outings if we did not have parent helpers so thank you!
Dress as Your Dream Job Day!
We had great fun today coming to school dressed as our dream job! We raised £294.09 for NSPCC and the Inverness Kart Raceway charity. Here is what we came dressed as.
Animal Shelters by P5/4
This week we took our Animal Shelter Designs to school. We have just shared them with our own class and P4s next door and we are delighted with how impressed everyone seems with our efforts! What a variety of shelters were made! Bird shelters, hedgehog homes, bee shelters, reptile tanks, underwater shelters, a bat cave and lots of others. Wire, wood, cardboard, an old palette, tissue paper and lots of other materials were used in the process. It is quite clear that whole families have been involved in some of the creations and that is very much appreciated! Thank you all for your support with this design challenge. Here are the finished shelters. Well done, everybody!
A busy week – Sports Day & Singing at Culloden Battlefield
We all enjoyed walking to the IRA for Sports Day this week and we had great fun taking part in our races! Here are some photos of some of our class in races.
P5 and P5/4 were invited to sing Scottish songs to tourists, including a cruise group, at Culloden Battlefield by the education department there and we had a great time! The audience really appreciated our Jacobite and other Scottish songs and they loved when Josh and Calum played an introduction to The Skye Boat Song on their chanters after the tin whistle group! We were delighted when they showed their appreciation by filling our donation baskets with £112 for school funds!
P5/4 Science Presentations
Everyone did a science presentation to the class and we were allowed to do anything science related. It was great fun and we had a great variety of subjects, presenting styles and exciting demonstrations! The subjects included volcanoes, chemical reactions, global warming, cats, Venus Flytraps and many other fascinating things. We gave feedback and scored each presentation out of 50. Here are some P5/4 posers after their presentations!
Lucy’s Last Day!
We had a lovely afternoon on Friday even although it was sad to say goodbye to Lucy! First she did a super science presentation based on a crime scene and like a real detective she worked through the evidence and found the culprit! Then she gave everyone a delicious cupcake which we all thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you, Lucy, and we wish you all the best in your new school. Please keep in touch with us and check out our blog whenever you are missing us!
Ruby was awarded a LAMDA certificate this weekend for passing her LAMDA Acting Grade 1 Solo with MERIT through her Stagecoach drama group! Very well done, Ruby!
Well done to Jack, Lucy, Lily and Iona for representing Lochardil Primary School in the Scottish Gymnastics Schools Gymfest in the Bells Sports Centre in Perth at the weekend. Schools from all over Scotland took part and our pupils were part of the Lochardil Group Display for which they all received medals! we are proud of you all! Jack took part in another gymnastic event on Sunday and came into school with the lovely medal he was awarded but without the details about the event! We will update this when he informs us more!
Sadie and Abbie were presented with their Pupil of the Month certificates this morning in assembly! Both girls have been working very hard in lessons, being helpful in class and showing enthusiasm in drama and other tasks. Well done, both of you – keep up the good work and positive attitudes!
We have just been learning about food chains, food webs and plant and animal life cycles. Ask your child!
Next we are moving on to investigating sound and light. For Tuesday, 24th May 2016, can you please investigate how animals communicate. This is the research part of our learning after which we will be carrying out experiments in school.
- Learning Intention: I can carry out research to answer a question.
- Success Criteria: draw, write, record, note or type the information you need to answer the question.
Use books from the library or the internet to source your answer.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
We had a brilliant time on Monday at the CCC when our P5 pupils took part in a spectacular production of FEVER with the Scottish Opera! We had been learning the words with Mrs Hunter in Music since February and we had one song rehearsal day a few weeks ago with Roger so we were prepared with the songs but all the action and drama was prepared in 2 workshops! We had a dress rehearsal for the P3s, P4s & P7s at 1.30pm then we were straight into the big show for parents at 2.15pm! Everyone put on the performances of their lives and the audience appreciated it from the sound of the applause and cheers we heard! Here are some photos to admire!
April Star Pupils & P4 Trip
We’re having a great week! In assembly yesterday 4 pupils from our class were awarded a Star Pupil Certificate! Lucy, Izzy, Lily and Aimee were congratulated on their hard work, positive attitude and helpfulness in class! Well done, girls. We are very proud of you!
Our 4 P4 girls went with the other P4s on a trip to the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. They had a fantastic time in the Old School House, 1900s Farm and the Clan Village. Many thanks to Mrs Wilson and Mrs Peace for taking our girls on the trip.
Easter Egg Competition!
On the last day of Term 3 we had an Easter Egg Competition in our class and there were many fabulous entries! The winner was – Sadie! Her Egg Farm was really creative and she won the Easter Egg! Well done to all the entrants!
Welcome back to Term 4! We have had a busy week and are excited to have a new layout in the classroom and new partners to work with. Pupils have had input into the main project this term and we are very excited about all the science we will be doing with both Mrs McLelland and Mrs Martin-Hodgson! Our Termly overview is attached to give you an idea of our classroom routines and work.
P5/4 Weekend Winners!
Calum was part of the Lochardil P4/5 football team who won the Winter Gala Cup at the weekend! They played Hilton Primary School in the final and the score was 5-3. Well done boys!
Lucy and Jack travelled to Perth at the weekend to take part in the Scottish Schools Gymnastics Finals. The Lochardil Level 1 team took the silver in their category! Congratulations our winning gymnasts!
Sports Relief & Author Visit!
Today has been a very exciting day! We came to school dressed in sports wear and donated money for the fun! Mrs Armstrong and the Junior Leaders led us in a keep fit dance at 9.15am and at lunch time many pupils ran a mile – or more!
This afternoon Mimi Martin visited our class and read her rhyming book “If a Glosterol from the Planet Krude …” after showing us a powerpoint about her illustrations! She explained how she got her ideas for her books (sometimes from a dream!) and we learned what a palindrome was, which is a word that is spelled exactly the same forwards or backwards. Mimi used this idea when she named the village in one of her books Eglenelge! In class we are reading “Montrose Gillespie and the Dwongle Dwee Race” as our class reader. When we finish we will begin her very first book ” Benjamin Button and the Hamlet of the Lost.” Mimi Martin’s books can be downloaded on Kindles or bought from Amazon. Thank you very much Mimi for visiting us today!
March Pupils of the Month
Today at our Achievement Assembly Ruby and Joshua were presented with the P4/5 Pupils of the Month Awards! Ruby was awarded hers for her dramatic performances in our Jacobite Journey and Joshua received his for outstanding performance at the Inverness Music Festival and his exemplary manners! Well done to both of you. We are very proud of you!
Our Jacobite Journey
Today we performed for our parents as part of our project Open Morning! We wrote the scripts, learned the songs, made the scenery and weapons and sorted out our costumes ourselves and we think the parents appreciated all our hard work! Our performance was part of the joint P5 and P4/5 showcase of what we have been learning in topic work this term. We are very proud of ourselves and really enjoyed the opportunity to perform for an audience again. We ran through it again this afternoon for the P4s next door. Here are some of the photographs we took for evidence of our learning and for the parents who could not visit us today.
Fort George & Culloden
P5 went to Fort George and Culloden as part of our Jacobite topic! The pupils had a great time dressing up as all different types of Jacobites and Redcoats! They were shown how the government soldiers fired and how they were successful during the battle. Our Jacobite Journey performance for parents will begin at 1045 on Thursday, 10th March.
“I really enjoyed the trip and it was very interesting.” – Lucy M
I enjoyed finding out how the Redcoats and Jacobites fought.” – James
The film was gory and very loud but I felt I was really there with the soldiers!” – Lucy W
“I liked dressing up as a Redcoat!” – Josh