Day 3 – Morrison Construction

Another busy afternoon today for P6! We had a fantastic afternoon constructing buildings from cocktail sticks and mini gummies, making a house from lego (using only photos!!!)  and spotting the skills from a construction site!   It was a super learning experience for all the children.

The children developed their understanding of what makes a good building – looking at different types of 3D shapes and their effectiveness.

They were able to use photographs as a plan in order to construct their house – This was extremely tricky and ONLY 1 group succeeded.  In this task they developed their communication skills and learned the importance of following instructions and good team work.

Finally the children learned all about different jobs that Morrison have to offer.  We even shared some experiences of having joiners, electricians and surveyors in our own houses.


Day 2 – Tesco, Ness Side, Inverness

WOW! What a busy afternoon we have had today with Tesco.  This afternoon the P5/6,P6/7 and P7 rotated around 4 different workshops in order to experience life as a Tesco employee.  Not only did they get to eat pancakes and doughnuts but they found out about the variety of skills required within 4 areas of the store.

A massive THANK YOU to all the employees from Tescos that came along and hosted a workshop.  The children had a fantastic afternoon learning about stock control, Point of Sales, ingredients and allergies within foods as well as how to offer good customer service at the checkouts and how Tesco help to support a variety of different charities in our local area.

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 were required including

  • Team Work

  • Problem Solving

  • Good Communication

  • Sequencing

  • Risk Management

  • Organisational Skills

  • 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!

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Mrs Beattie

 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.




Calendar Update

This term is flying in fast however, we have lots and lots of fun things still to do.  Below is a list of useful dates and events.

Wednesday 25th May – Open Afternoon – We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.  This session the children will be writing a short story or descriptive passage ( They should come to class with an idea of what they are writing!)   Learning Journeys also go out today – Please could we have them back by Friday!

Thursday 26th May – Masterclasses in the afternoon for all children.

Friday 27th May – P5’s from P6/5 will join P5/4 for tennis in the morning followed by an activity about the Scottish Parliament after break.  P5’s will listen to the guest speaker as well as take part in lots of fun, election tasks.  It is a great experence!

Monday 30th – Friday 3rd June – P5/6, P6/7 and P7 will be carrying out a variety of tasks this week relating to the skills required for work.  Tesco’s and Morrisons will be joining us to carry out some fun and exciting tasks!

Thursday 2nd June – P6’s will be helping with their buddies during their Sports Day.

Monday 6th June – INSERVICE

Wednesday 8th June – Sports day @ IRA for P4-7

Friday 10th June – Reports out

Tuesday 14th -Thursday 16th – P7 transition.

I will try my best to add more dates as the diary fills up!

Mrs Beattie

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 possitive slant.  Some common word might include ‘cosy’ meaning no room at all or ‘rustic’ made from sticks and stones.


Scottish Opera – FEVER!

Please see below some of the fantastic pictures taken during our performance of FEVER!   Massive thank you to all the parents/carers who made it along to the CCC yesterday.  The children had a fantastic time and I’m sure you’ll agree the performance was spectacular.


The medics


The Body Group


The delightful Press









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!


Greek Myths Week

This week for reading we are enjoying Greek Myth stories.  Homework for the week (by Friday) is to reseach and give a summary of another story that we have NOT done in class.

Remember go to the very bottom of this page to add your homework.

Hour Of code

This week P6/5 started looking at computer science – Coding. We had a great time learning the basics and enjoyed working as part of a team to complete the tasks set. Each week we will carry out a set of activities based on computer coding from the ‘ Hour of Code’ website. This week our tasks had a Minecraft theme. Through the tasks we hope to achieve the outcomes set out in CfE. These are below –

developing my knowledge and use of safe and acceptable conduct as I use different technologies to interact and share experiences, ideas and information with others. TCH 2-08a
Using appropriate software, I can work collaboratively to design an interesting and entertaining game which incorporates a form of control technology or interactive multimedia

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Welcome Back to Term 4!

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter break and welcome back to term 4! Please see below for our termly overview for this session.  It’s set to be another busy term.   We will try to keep you updated with all our adventures through the blog so keep your eyes peeled.

Learning Overview term4

Mrs Beattie

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.

From the Ikea staff- Mrs Macleod, Mrs Prentice and Mrs Beattie

Important Dates

Open morning for all classes will be on –  Thursday 10th March 2016

Time – 11-12 noon

Focus for learning & sharing – class topic theme.

ww2We realise that our WW2 Come to you spectacular show is the following week ( 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.


BLOG Homework for Monday

Today we were looking at keeping our information safe online.

Using the site below – Find 1 tip that you think will help to keep you safe online.  Rememer to use Gaming, Mobile and Social Networking sections to help you.

Post your tip in the comments below.


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


Haiku Homework!

Write a Haiku poem about your favourite season.


Learning Overview P7 Pupils Follow link for this term’s highlights!


WW2 is coming to you project!

As we prepare for our WW2 day show we have asked all the children to prepare a presentation about an aspect of the war that interests them. This could include coding, leaders of the war or even the Women’s Institute.

Most/all the work should be completed in time allocated within school HOWEVER, we do require the children to use resources at home – Computer or books to find out as much information as they can and bring it into school.

For Thursday 21st January – ALL children should come into school with an idea of what their project will be on and AS much information about it as possible. This could include notes, pieces of printed text from the internet or even books.


 Welcome back everyone!

Below is the link to our termly Information Overview.

Learning Overview

 I hope you find the information useful and look forward to any comments/ suggestions you may have about it.

Mrs Beattie – Class Teacher

Just a wee update to keep you all abreast of P5/6’s antics this session.  P5/6 have been working very hard this session and have enjoyed a wide variety of lessons including science, music and some very interesting art sessions.   They attended at fantastic Science event in Eden Court which helped round up our Science Fair updateexperiences!

As we approach the end of term 2 we look forward to returning to our World War 2 topic on Fridays with Miss MacLean.  P6 will have 3 remaining weeks of swimming and therefore the P5’s will continue to join their peers in Mrs Murray’s class.

P5 party is on Thursday morning and Mrs Murray has kindly offered for the P5’s to join her in the afternoon for some fun activities.

Another update will be posted in term 3 but until then Merry Christmas and happy holidays when they come.


Mrs Beattie

International Space Station

The rocket carrying Briton Tim Peake on his landmark flight to the International Space Station has launched from Kazakhstan.

The Soyspaceuz space capsule is carrying Russian Yuri Malenchenko, American Tim Kopra and Major Peake, who will spend six months on the station.

We wish them all the very best and it was very exciting watching the live launch this morning!


It’s Christmas!


We had a super-fun party with the primary six children. They looked sooooooooo Christmassy and were up for a paaaartaaaay!

(Mrs Macleod did not succeed this year with the mistletoe but ………there’s always next year!)






249 thoughts on “P5/6

  1. Emily #InLove

    I’M A FALCON!!!!!!!!!!
    My Motto – Everything’s Negotiable
    Famous Falcons- Barak Obama, Dr. Who, Sue Perkins
    Falcon’s Are The Fastest Animal In The World [ aka Emily Rowlands ]
    3% of the UK population are Falcon’s

    Jobs I’m Most Likely To Be Working In-
    Performing Arts

  2. Freya

    i am a Koala Bear

    my motto is: I get on with it quietly

    I could be a : Teacher,Natural carer,Health service,customer service,teaching or business.

  3. lucy

    i am a: tiger

    my motto is:ill work it out in my own time

    famous tigers: Steve jobs,Scarlett johansson and Dalai lama.

  4. Kate MacLelland!!!!!

    I am a clownfish

    the jobs were
    Media and Journalism
    Advising and Advocating
    Daniel Radcliffe,Jamie Oliver and Sarah Millican are famous clownfish

  5. Marcus

    I am a dolphin

    My motto is I need to be loved

    Jonny dep will smith and selena gomez are also famous Dolphins

  6. Jessie????

    I was a cat.
    I did the quiz on my phone so it didn’t tell me what jobs cats are good at.
    Sorry Mrs Beattie

  7. Finlay

    Animal-Black Bear.
    Motto-I’ll be the boss.
    Famous Black Bears-Emma Watson,Alan Sugar,Victoria Beckham.
    Jobs-Business,Finance,Management,Law,Uniformed Services,Engineering,Construction.

  8. Eva the Amazing

    I am a CAT !!!!!!!!

    I am good at music, arts and crafts.
    I also like the outdoors and gaining adventures and new experiences.

  9. Max Morrison ????????????

    Doctor Who Barack Obama and I are all eagles. 3 percent of the UK are eagles????????????

  10. Niamh Macinnes

    i am a dolphin only 4% of the U.K. are dolphins
    im warm intelligent and have a great vision of charisma
    fast and fit to do things i enjoy being busy and complicated social lives.

  11. Lewis

    I’m a koala bear!!

    I would choose information work as I would like to work in digital like games and media.

    I really enjoyed the quiz because it got me right.

  12. Ruby

    I’m a dolphin
    motto: I need to feel loved
    Johnny Depp , Selena Gomez and Will Smith are also dolphins!
    jobs: advice, marketing and RP
    Teaching, training : )

  13. Aiden

    I’am a Eagle

    Lots of Eagles work in:
    Managing People or Resources

  14. Reece

    Estate agent – easily kept garden

    No plants,trees or bushes planted in the garden – all in pots

  15. Ruby

    This property has lots of fresh country side air

    more like you get the stench of cow poo every five minutes. : )

  16. Ruby

    one thing I don’t like about my house is the cupboard because it makes the hallway to narrow : )( :

  17. HOLLY ????

    Estate agent large natural garden,full of beautiful wildlife.

    Translate needs weeding .

  18. Marcus

    Estate agent- It is nice and away from the city

    Meaning- It is up a HUGE hill and along a LONG road

  19. Elysia

    Our house has no garage

    We have a big shed that holds our bikes tool’s and camping equipment.
    From our house we have lovely views.

  20. CORA : )

    Estate Agent – “The kitchen has a lovely cosy touch, perfect for spending quality time with yourself whilst preparing a meal.

    Translation – The kitchen is minute and you can only fit one person in at a time.

  21. Rhona

    The great thing about this house is there is lots of wild life near by and plenty area for you the capture the perfect pucture of them on your own garden-There is a lot of foxes and badgers near by so if you have any pets that live out doors the will get killed

  22. Ellen

    Two sets of stairs for exercise.

    Translation: you get tired by walking up and down heaps of stairs.

  23. Mia

    It has a grate spot for a trampoline (there is a circle were one was before)????????????????

  24. Emily #thebest

    Estate Agent- you get really friendly creatures

    Tranlation- there is lots of terrifying spiders and birds living in your gutter

  25. Sam ????????????????????????????????

    Normal person the wall needs painted

    Estate agent good for someone with a decorative mind

  26. Kate????????????????

    Estate Agent – “It feels like you’re living in the countryside.“

    Translation – When it’s windy and the farmers out in his fields, it sometimes smells of manure!

    The cows ,sheep and the cockerel are often making loads of noise!

  27. Eva The Amazing

    Our house is way too small.

    Our house is lovely and cosy and you don’t need to spend too much money on your heating bills!

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