What a busy week!
Lots of good things happening this week in Pr 5 to finish off a super year! Well done to the boys for achieving more awards for football. Eve and Adela told us about their gymnastics competition and how they got on. Eve received a special award for best improver. Matthew was our Star Pupil (for good manners, helpfulness and for being such positive person to know). Jack and Ewan took part in a golf competition at Fairways. jack got a bronze medal and is waiting to see if he will a get a silver too. Alastair had his birthday and shared his cake with his friends. We had a great time developing our Bushcraft skills in Culloden Woods with Ian Paterson. Our dens were very well constructed and everyone showed impressive team work. The crime scenes were challenging and intriguing. Handling the ropes to tie knots wasn’t that easy but we did manage to make a stretcher to carry Ian. We ran out of time to make fires and toast marshmallows which was a pity. We were getting hungry!
Finally, we have done so many great things this year and it has been such a pleasure to work with the pupils and to see them develop and take on new challenges. They are ready for the next stage and will continue to achieve success in so many ways. Thanks are due to Mrs MacLelland for her weekly input in teaching the class. We will miss Mrs Hunter and Mrs Campbell as they leave Lochardil. Thank you for all your valued parental support. I wish you all a wonderful, safe summer break.
Thank you to the Tennis Coaches for organising a super event at Bellfield Park. We had super time with Inshes school. It was a great way to finish off our Tennis sessions.
More Topic Technology Challenges
We developed our skills for work and technology with more mini projects to work on. We looked at levers, wind power, elastic band power and strong joints.
My Dream Job Day
Everyone made a fantastic contribution to the dress up day on Friday 10th June.There were lots of footballers around the school and nurses, pop stars and police officers! We raised £298.09. The money will be split between NSPCC and Inverness Kart Raceway ( a social enterprise initiative). Thank you to the girls who came up with the idea, everyone who helped to organise and run stalls and to wonderful support given by the whole school to help make the event such a success.
Sports Day 8.6.16
Lots of fun today at our sports event.Well done to everyone for taking part in the right spirit and enjoying taking part.
We were divided into groups and given a technology project to work on. We had to think of the skills we were developing that also linked in with the skills we thought we would need for working in jobs when we are older eg problem solving, working together, trying out and testing ideas, using materials effectively, following instructions.
We tried out bridge designs, tower structures, making shelters, floating structures and frame structures.
Right of the Month June Children’s Voice
Article 12 Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.
Article 19 Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.
We had a special assembly with Mr John Darcy from NSPCC. Mr Darcy is part of our UNIKIDS group. He spoke to us about things that might make children upset and concerned. These things went into a bag of worries. Once we share with someone we can trust the worries can be sorted out. Talking to someone you can trust can help with sorting out problems caused through bullying, abuse, neglect and violence.
We looked at photos from some NSPCC advertising campaigns and wrote questions linked to the children’s situations.
For Article 12 we wrote letters to the teachers reviewing our year in Pr 5 and our Pupil voice in the school.
Homework Term 4 Week 8
Class Talks about an apect of Inverness (housing, leisure, business or interesting places to visit)
June 1st – Alastair and Jamie
June 2nd – Callum Wtn and Nicky
June 3rd – Michael and Callum W
Decimals sheet in jotter
Contractions – “A conversation” sheet
We look forward to a special assembly with Mr John Darcy from the NSPCC on Thursday. This links in with our Right of the Month for June (Articles 12,19) Children’s voice.
Story writing – Desiging a leaflet about Inverness.
1 more helper needed for Culloden Woods, 2 for Bellfield Tennis and 2 for Sports Day. If you could help out at all please let us know. We have been out and about so much and all possible because of the support from helpers. Thank you
Scottish Parliament Workshop
Congratulations to the School Party who came first in our election this morning. The Animal Welfare Party, the Music Party, the Save the Earth Party, the Computer Party and the Sporty Party all had other good ideas in their manifestos. There were two spoiled ballot papers because the marks weren’t crosses!
Niamh became our Presiding Officer for the motion ” Should school be four days a week.” The vote was in favour of the motion. The Bill was passed and became an Act signed by the Queen. (Mrs Murray!)
We had done so much in preparation for the first planned visit which was cancelled but we did remember some things. Thank you to Mrs Miller for her interactive and informative workshop.
Thank you to everyone who managed to come along yesterday to see some of our learning and watch us at PE. We were very impressed with those who stayed to play a bit of tennis too!
We hope you are proud of all the great work we have been doing in Pr 5!
Another busy weekend!
Callum was taking part in another Rugby tournament and received another medal for his collection. Grace won a competition at Girls Brigade and got a lovely trophy! Well done you two! Always a great way to start Monday hearing about all the good things which are happening outwith school.
Term 4 Week 7 Homework
Decimals sheet (please answer in jotters)
Synonyms word seach
Class talks to think about and start preparing for (Dates to be given out for sharing in June)
Learning Journeys (Health and Wellbeing) going out on May 25th and to be returned by May 27th.
Storywriting: Poetry. Important Values.
We are reviewing our School Values. Mrs Kellacher would like each class to think about 10 values we think our school should have. We will talk about these on Monday and use them in a poem on Wednesday. This will be partner work.
SHaRE meeting on Tuesday 24th May at 6 pm
Open Afternoon Wednesday 25th May – 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm
Masterclasses Thursday 2 pm.
Scottish Parliament Workshop on Friday morning followed by Tennis
Mrs MacLelland taking the class on Thursday (Mrs Murray on Management Day)
Ms Urquhart taking class on Tuesday (Mrs Murray on Management Day and Mrs MacLelland covering another class)
Week 6 Update
Walk to School Week was very successful with 124 class walking trips totalled up by Friday. Out of 31 pupils, the lowest day was Wednesday with 20 not taking the car and Friday had the most with 28. Our homework comments about why walking is good for us helped encourage us to keep it up for the future when possible.
Congratulations to our Star pupils, Calum and Fraser who are always very willing to help with unstacking the chairs in the morning and tidying up after everyone! Callum and Adnan are also part of the morning chair crew and they received a special certificate since they had been Star pupils already. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to help in Pr 5 in any way. We love teamwork!
It was lovely to get a thank you email from Inverness Kart Raceway acknowledging our thank you letters to them. They enjoyed reading them and look forward to seeing the pupils anytime.
Adela took some super photos on Friday while we were enjoying our fist tennis session with Lizzy Burke. The expertise with coaching is valued and appreciated. We look forward to a tournament at Bellfield Park in June. Details to follow.
Congratulations to Ellie, Eve and Alistair who all got medals at the weekend. Ellie and Eve took part in Gymfest and Alistair was scoring 3 goals in a Shinty competition. Well done everyone!
Term 4 Week 6 Homework
Write 5 reasons to explain why walking is good for you.
Fractions sheet (both sides – write answers in jotter)
THURSDAY – Eden Court – Mikado Please bring a packed lunch.
Skills for Work.
As we get underway with our new topic, we are thinking about businesses which would be successful in the Lochardil area. This has been interesting homework for this week with some super ideas. We could get a Water Park, Bouci-Ness (a trampoline park), a jewellery making studio, a clothes shop, a shop to customise your bike, an indoor skate arena, a garden/flower shop and an online delivery service. We are looking forward to more homework coming in tomorrow.
We asked the businesses what skills they needed for their jobs. We thought about jobs we would like to do (or what our parents did) and what skills we would need.
Bravo! Bravo! What a brilliant performance we gave today! It all came together so well. The costumes were great and the story and songs really came to life. Well done everyone. Practise pays off and all the rehearsals were worth it.
Visiting businesses around our area.
As part of our new topic we were out and about interviewing business employees at Fairways Business Park. We split into groups and asked a range of questions we had made up in class. One group were in Fairways, Harry Gow, Inverness Kart Raceway, the hairdressers and barbers and Remax. We also went around the office buildings to see what other businesses were working there. The highlight for some was the free Dream Ring from Harry Gow! Thank you to all the employees who took the time to help us with our research.
Term 4 Week 5 Homework
Topic work – People, place and Environment
Following on from our visit to Fairways, we have been thinking about the variety of businesses in our area that help us to relax, provide work, help us to have homes and are fun to visit. Design a leaflet or poster for your own business. What business do you think Lochardil needs? You could include your Company name, logo, slogan, contact details, what your business does and can offer its customers. mention times, rates and prices and quotes from other customers. Make your work look attractive by using clear lettering and information and suitable pictures/drawings.
We were disappointed that the Scottish Parliament workshop did not go ahead as planned. We hope to run it again and hope we won’t have forgotten all our learning about it!
We are starting our new topic about the locality with links to technology.
MASTERCLASSES start on Thursday afternoon.
We were given three cameras to use at Alltnacriche and we came back with about 300 photos and a powerpoint on a CD. The size of the photos and Powerpoint is excessive for our Blog. I do apologise that we haven’t been able to share more information. Hopefully posting smaller thumbnail size pictures may give you some idea of what we were up to, but details will be harder to make out. When you come along to the next Open Afternoon we can share the Powerpoint then. Thank you for all the positive feedback we have received about the trip. We wrote our “Dairy of an Alltnacriche Kid” on Monday. We shared some of them at assembly.
Celebrations all round!
We had so many interesting facts about the Queen and some very well designed birthday cards for her. Thank you to everyone who made such a big effort.
Well done to Adnan who was chosen as our April Star of the Month for continuing to work hard and being helpful.
Term 4 Week 3 Homework
Scottish Opera words
Mrs Sutherland taking class on Tuesday as Mrs MacLelland not available.
Learning Journeys – return by Friday please
Writing on Wednesday: Discursive/discussion text. Homework – Good or Bad?
Term 4 Week 2 Homework
Design a 90th Birthday Card for the Queen. Research and write 10 facts about Queen Elizabeth II inside the card.
Measuring in cm and mm sheet.
Tuesday – Litter Pick at IRA woods. Spring Clean for the Queen.Remember to wear suitable footwear. Miss Pichon teaching on Tuesday as Mrs MacLelland with Pr 1.
Learn words for Scottish Opera “Fever”. Workshop with Roger on Friday 29th and we must be word perfect! Go onto the Scottish Opera website to see your words.
We had an amazing time at Alltnacriche in the sun and snow showers. Everyone joined in and loved the experiences on offer. Further details of our adventures will come next week.
We wish to say thank you to the staff at Alltnacriche who made us so welcome and helped to make our visit so much fun. The setting for the visit, the Cairngorms National Park, has a special environment, with beautiful landscapes and nature. We enjoyed being part of that and valued the Classroom Outdoors involvement in such a peaceful place.
Thanks to Mrs Fraser and Mrs Anfield who came along to help us!
Posting some photos of the journey down and 2 on our return!
We have a DVD with some of the photos from the visit which we will share with the pupils next week.