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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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|
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.
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
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 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
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.
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 experiences!
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.
International Space Station
The rocket carrying Briton Tim Peake on his landmark flight to the International Space Station has launched from Kazakhstan.
We wish them all the very best and it was very exciting watching the live launch this morning!
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!)
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