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A polite reminder that our cauliflower Christmas cards are due to come back by Friday 29th October. Please order online using the unique code on the form and drop your childs design form back to us.
Take a look at our poster that shows our school values brought to life and spotlights the variety of learning experiences our ELC-P7 children have been involved in this term! It really is incredible to see what is and can be achieved together! Further examples can be found on our Google Classrooms, YouTube channel, and our social media.
Enjoy and feel proud!
If you have not yet completed the permission slip for tomorrow you can find it here
Post copied from google classroom and class dojo :
Hi everyone and welcome to our Virtual Open Classroom Day.
We would love nothing more than to be able to invite you all in to visit our classroom in real life, to see what we have been up to this term. but whilst there are still restrictions in place, we have created a virtual version of our classroom for you to visit.
Please click on the link below and then click Present to see some of our displays and items in our virtual classroom. Everything in this virtual classroom has a link that will take you to albums of photos, videos and examples of our work. If you click on the very flattering character of Miss MacDonald you will find a further set of instructions and guidance on how to navigate our virtual classroom.
Once you have had a chance to have a look around please click on the feedback post it or the links below to complete our school exit poll.. If you click on the family sign or the padlet link you can leave feedback for the children in our class – they will be able to see this updating throughout the day.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our virtual classroom.
Miss MacDonald and P6/5
Classroom : https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1G6pvlzY98O4VxeCO48laoHNdlOp3b4dcK9A4TehJSZ8/preview
School exit poll: https://forms.gle/B9Yw8npxWxmb4GP68
Pupil Padlet: https://padlet.com/chloemacdonald1/dcpch096nf78j0u3
Partnerships between school and home are a huge strength at Lochardil Primary School.
During theses times when were are unable to physically welcome you in to the building, we would like to take this opportunity today to welcome you virtually to our Spotlight Open Session on your child’s google classroom .
Please sit back, relax and enjoy sharing your child’s learning from aspects of Term 1.
We very much welcome your feedback, so if you could take a couple of minutes and complete the survey on the google classroom it would be very much appreciated.
Unfortunately the after school netball for pupils in Primaries 6 & 7 is cancelled tomorrow, Friday 8th October.
Practice will restart after the October break.
Just a reminder that morning snack can be purchased in the canteen.
Bagels – 20p
Toast – 15p
Fruit portion – 15p
Cup of Water – Free
Please ensure your children have the required amount if coming for snack. No foreign coins! Correct change if possible. Thanks in advance.
Please check your emails for individual information sent.
In class one of our reading groups have been reading the Holes novel by Louis Sachar – On Friday we plan to watch the movie as a class. Please indicate if you give your permission for your child to watch this, below.
Available on Disney Plus if you wish to preview
Please check your email for a message regarding the P5 class.
Due to ongoing staff shortages, the ELC will close at 3:30pm for the rest of the week. All children will need to be collected by this time. This includes Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th October.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
The ELC Team
Please see your email for an important letter regarding the P5 class
Please find attached the ELC news for this week.
Its nearly that time of year again! It’s time to ‘design your own Christmas card’. The form for the designs will be sent home this week for your child to complete at home. Please then order online using the unique code on the form and return completed designs to us by Friday 29th October.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Unfortunately due to staff illness/shortages the ELC will be operating with reduced hours today (Monday 4th October) and tomorrow (Tuesday 5th October) and will close at 3:30pm. All ELC children will need to be collected by this time.
Also a polite reminder to please keep your child at home if they are feeling unwell at all.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
This week we have been impressing Miss MacDonald and challenging ourselves in maths, learning about square numbers, cubed numbers and square roots.
We enjoyed learning all about penguins and how climate change is impacting on their lives in a live link with Glasgow Science Centre and Edinburgh Zoo. Some of us even got our questions answered live on screen.
This week was our last session of block 1 with Fais Ross Music. We have had a great time experiencing different instruments and learning some Gaelic songs.
We learned a new song this week called “Big Yellow Taxi” and we noticed some links to climate change. We had lots of discussion around contributors to the Climate Crisis and the impacts of it.
Today we read a book called “I am enough” and thought about how everyone is important and unique. We came to the realisation that even those who are professionals or experts once couldn’t do it but didn’t give up.
Have a fantastic weekend . If you are on Twitter you can follow what our class gets up to on our school page.
Please check your email as you will have received mail.
Please see attached letter from Mrs Kellacher regarding the launch date for our new and improved website after the October holidays!
A Primary 6 pupil has lost their scooter. It looks almost identical to the scooter in the photographs posted below.
They took it to school yesterday (Thursday the 30th of September) and they were unable to find it at the end of the day. It had been parked in the bike shelter just outside the front playground.
If you are able to help, please will you contact the school office. If anyone has mistaken it for their own scooter and has taken it home with them by accident, we would be grateful if you would return it to the school office on Monday
Thank you very much!
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Please find attached the ELC News for this week.
CCC are delighted to invite your family to Messy Church on 2nd October, from 4-6pm. It will be a time of fun, faith and food for everyone. Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session. Follow the link for more information and to book:
The Fèis is a jam packed week of traditional music and activities which this year is being held at Balloch Baptist Church, Inverness. We will have classes in fiddle, accordion, whistle, song, guitar, art and group work for those aged 8+, and for younger children aged 5-7 we have our Fèis Bheag with lots of fun activities which will run for mornings only. No experience is required and instruments can be provided.
Monday 27th September – Friday 1st October
As this week is bike to school week we are inviting children to bike, scoot, walk or even jog to school. We will be talking about how it’s helps our bodies and the environment and what are our favourite ways to travel.
At Lochardil Primary School, we offer opportunities for children to share their learning and to support parents/ carers to actively be part of their child’s learning journey. For session 2021 – 22, our Learning Pathways will be taken home in terms 1, 2, & 3 to provide the opportunity to talk about the learning content and experiences, and allow time to reflect on the child’s current progress and next steps with your child. It is key these are returned to school, with your comments focusing on the key learning, as they will be an important part of your child’s final report in June 2022.
Please see the attached letter for more information.
Your child’s first key assessment task is being sent home today either in their schoolbag or on the google classroom. Please ensure this is completed and returned to the class teacher by Wednesday 29th September.
Wellie weather has arrived and we love outdoor play at Lochardil. We are running out of spare wellies at nursery so please if you have borrowed any, please could you return them to us. Also if you have any at home your child has out grown we would make good use out of them.
Unfortunately due to circumstances outwith our control the photographs scheduled for today have been postponed.
The weather is also against us tomorrow so unfortunately the ELC photos and family groups have also been postponed.
We will keep you informed of a rescheduled date.
On Thursday, pupils can wear their favourite sports clothes to school (no donations required). (Wednesday is photograph day so please wear school uniform.)
Please find attached our weekly news.
Wednesday is National Fitness Day. To help us celebrate, The Ashie house and vice captains have organised a range of activities for all classes to take part in Wednesday – Friday, in the playground. On Thursday, pupils can wear their favourite sports clothes to school (no donations required). (Wednesday is photograph day)
A quick reminder that the school photographer will be in school tomorrow, Tuesday 21st September to take individual photographs of pupils in P1 – P7.
Family group photos & ELC individual photos will be taken on Wednesday 22nd September.
Please use the link below to access a letter to Parents/Carers from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director for Scotland, regarding Covid-19 in schools
School photo’s will take place for P1 -P7 on Tuesday 21st September with the sibling groups and the ElC individual photo’s being taken on Wednesday 22nd September 2021. We are unable to have children that do not attend our setting in the photo.
Tempest Photography will be visiting on Wednesday 22nd September for individual and sibling photographs.
If your child does not usually attend on a Wednesday, we will be in touch to arrange a time to come in.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Just a reminder that Monday 20th September we will have the immunisation team in school. If your child’s form was received within the time scale and you agreed to this they will receive on Monday.
A link will be shared for tonight’s parent council meeting on the class google classroom. We look forward to seeing you online at 7pm.
Parent Council meeting will be taking place tomorrow evening (Wednesday) via Google Meet. Link will be available on your child’s Google Classroom tomorrow. Please join us if you can!
A reminder that the ELC will be closed on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th September due to inservice days. We look for we’d to seeing you back on Wednesday 15th September.
Have a lovely weekend.
Reminder that the school will be closed to all school and ELC pupils this Monday and Tuesday for In Service. Enjoy the long weekend.
Please find attached our weekly news information.
“Children who are sick should not attend school and where a child has symptoms that could be from COVID they should stay at home and have a PCR test booked. Once well and with a negative PCR test, they can return to school.
If a case of COVID arises in a member of staff or student at a school, letters will be issued to those who have been in contact with the case which will explain what action needs to be taken. There will be no need for school contacts to self-isolate unless they are contacted by Test and Protect. In the event of further cases in the school, additional action will be taken and in the event of a significant outbreak advice will be sought from the Health Protection Team and actions undertaken depending on the specific circumstances.”
Further information for families is available on the NHS Inform website at www.nhsinform.scot
Please check your emails. If you have not received any today please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reminder the school will be closed to all school and ELC pupils on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th September 2021 for in-service days. Enjoy the long weekend and we look forward to welcoming the children back on Wednesday 15th September.
Please check as a large number of annual data forms, emergency contact forms and Flu forms have not been returned to school. Help us to save paper by returning the original documents before we have to re issue. It is important that all the data we hold is up to date and emergency contact details are returned for EACH child as they are stored securely in the event of an emergency.
Flu forms should be returned for all whether you wish your child to have it or not.
Thank you in advance for your help with this matter.
We are delighted to share that we have received our sixth ECO Schools Scotland Green Flag. Thank you to all the classes and community who are a part of our work to raise awareness of important issues and taking action for change.
The Lochardil Eco Team (L.E.T) met today and brought a pile of crisp packets from each class. We have filled one bin bag already! Keep crunching and munching. Lochardil wants your empty crisp packets!! Collect Our Packets.
The house and vice captains got together to sort out our Lost Property today. We were able to return a few items, but the majority of it was unnamed. If we take each item as an average price of £10, we calculated £1,110 worth of clothing unclaimed.
Jackets 24 Sweatshirts 33 Trousers and Shorts 13 Cardigans 31 Polo Shirts 10
Please ensure that all items are labelled and named. It really can make such a difference to us and your finances! Thank you
Please find attached the ELC News for this week.
A polite reminder for parents/carers that the school car park is for staff use only and not a designated dropping off point at any time during the day. (Disabled users exempt)
Please be aware of traffic/road signage at the school on Lochardil Road to ensure safety for pupils and community.
Thank you for your cooperation.
We had a special virtual assembly today. Mrs Kellacher came to our classrooms to present us with our House and Vice Captain badges. Our first job tomorrow might be helping to sort the Lost Property.
Our Lochardil ECO Team need your help with their Term 1 focus for Climate Action.
They are launching a new campaign for ‘Collect our Packets’ and they aim to collect all of the empty crisp packets so they can be recycled and made into something new. As crisp packets can take up to 40 years to break down, they will be put to much better use being made into something else than in the rubbish bin!
So please bring in your empty crisp packets from home and deposit them into the box we will have at the main door to nursery.
Thank you ?
We are delighted to share we have appointed Mrs Claire Gray as class teacher for P3/4. Mrs Gray will take over from Miss Graham and will cover this post until Miss McLean returns from maternity in Term 4. She will be visiting the school and P3/4 class tomorrow to meet everyone and receive a hand over. She will then commence post on Monday 6th September 2021. We very much look forward to welcoming Mrs Gray to our team here at Lochardil Primary School.
Miss Lisa Graham will be finishing her time with us here at Lochardil Primary on Wednesday this week. We have been so fortunate to have benefited from Miss Graham’s skills, expertise, and conscientious manner with our children always firmly at the heart, during her 3 years as class teacher with us. We are all going to miss her greatly. She knows the kettle will always be on and when she is back in Scotland she needs to plan a visit to the Highlands to see us all again. We wish her well and every success as she moves on with her new chapter and move to England.
Tomorrow will now be Pasta Bolognese (beef or quorn) instead of savoury mince. The sandwich option will still be Tuna Mayonnaise. Please discuss the change with your child. Thank you.
Please find attached a link to our Termly Overview. Please just ask if you have any queries about it.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
We chose a nature theme to brighten up our Class Charter. Our UNCRC articles are about our health, our voice and participation, inclusion and our education.
UNCRC Articles 12,23,24,28,29,31
Please click the link below to access the overview for P3/4 this term
Please click below to access the term 1 overview for P6/5
Welcome back to everyone. We have been busy settling in and enjoying some buddy time last week. We made our buddies a Welcome to School card and have some playground games we can play when we see them again.
We are sitting in our House Groups and have designed a table poster with a motto. Packed lunches outside in the sunny weather are relaxing and we get our lunch when the bell goes for a change. We are enjoying PE with Mr Calder, French with Miss Munro, Science with Mrs Gardiner and our 2 other teachers: Mrs Munro and Mrs Murray. Lots of staff to work with from week to week!
Pr 7A Termly Overview Term 1 August 2021
Please find below a link to the P7B Learning Overview for Term 1, full of information about our class and our learning opportunities this term.
Please remember that all forms are to be returned to school by tomorrow Friday 27th August 202. Annual Data Form, emergency contact form, school fund and Flu form to be returned by tomorrow.
Please see attached letter about our means of communications within the ELC.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Please check your child’s bag today as they will take an envelope home which contains Annual Data forms, Emergency Contact for each child and school fund information that requires to be returned by Friday 27th August 2021.
Please note the earlier blog permission form is to be filled out by children attending the ELC (Early Leaning Centre) only. Apologies for any confusion.
Please find attached our ELC Week 1 News. We like to keep you as up to date as possible so along with our weekly news we will post regular updates on our Google Classroom and School Blog. You can sign up to alerts on our Blog so you don’t miss a thing.
We are still expecting some sun ?? so could we please ask parents to provide the ELC with sun cream to be kept at nursery and applied to your child when required. Thank you
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
To be completed by children attending the ELC.
We would be grateful if you could view and fill out the attached google form regarding pictures on our school blog and other platforms. Using the tick boxes, please specify which channels you are happy for your child’s pictures to be shared. If you do not wish photos to be shared on any platform, please chose the ‘none of the above’ option.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Please note there has been a change of date for the next Parent Council meeting which will now be held on Wednesday 15th September. Meetings continue to be held virtually for the time being. The link will be posted in due course.
Please be aware of our new process regarding After School Care bookings and cancellations. We require bookings to be made via booking form (available from ASC) at least 48 hours in advance. We are unfortunately unable to accept bookings any later than this time. With regards to cancellations, these must be done via phone to the main school office. Bookings or cancellations will not be accepted via email.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Check your child’s bag today for the flu form and information from NHS Scotland. This form must be returned to school by Friday 27th August 2021 to be collected by the school nurse team.
**OJ Sports YEAR 12 – PARENT NOTICE**
Start Date – 23rd August
I hope everyone has had a fab start to the new school year?
My coaches and I have really missed coaching your children and look forwards to doing so again.
This will be a weird first term to start our twelfth year as indoor lets are still not allowed for the time being meaning our first term will be outside.
I’m so sorry if our time and venue change will prevent your child from attending in the short term but they’ll definitely be more than welcome to return when we’re allowed back indoors.
OUTDOOR TRAINING VENUE – CULDUTHEL MAINS AVENUE PITCH
- Below you will find a form to sign up for the new school year.
I realise that running the classes at Culduthel Mains Avenue Pitch from 3:15 onwards will affect the ability of some children to participate but I just want to be able to offer something until we can get back inside from October where we can hopefully get back to normal.
If you would like to be added to the OJ Sports Members Zone on Facebook, please give me a PM, you can only be a member if your child attends OJ Sports currently.
Thanks for your continued support, my coaching team and I look forward to hopefully seeing everyone at class on the 23rd of August.
Please share this info with anyone that might be interested.
New class times @ CULDUTHEL MAINS AVENUE PITCH
(parents responsible for getting children to pitch)
Please check your child’s bag for an important letter.
Parent’s of theP1 class and a selection from the P6 class and ELC have been emailed the letter as they had left without the letter.
Unfortunately a couple have bounced back so if you have not received an email and you are a parent of a P1 Mrs MacIver class and the ELC please email email@example.com.
We were informed today that the elm tree in front of the school on the grass area is being removed as unfortunately it is dead now and Highland Council were fearful it could cause damage or harm.
The Arbor team carrying out the works have been absolutely fantastic and the children have loved watching the process in action. This elm tree has been a favourite tree for the kids to gather and chat beneath and climb for many years so it has been an emotional morning for some, both past and present pupils, and members of our community.
Mrs A Kellacher
An amendment to this weeks menu Thursday’s hot option will be Steak pie and Friday’s hot option will be Chicken Curry. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Please discuss the options with your children so they know they will have something they like for lunch.
After such a fabulous summer holiday we are all ready and excited to welcome all our children and families back to school tomorrow and looking forward to our new session 2021-2022 ahead!
We have a couple of changes that have occured over the summer including –
P3B are now lucky to have Miss Rachel Sutherland as their class teacher for the year;
P3/4 will still have Miss Lisa Graham as their class teacher until 1st September then a new teacher will be appointed to the class. This is such an exciting next chapter for Miss Graham as she moves on, however she will be greatly missed and we look forward to her popping back to visit when she’s back in the Highlands. This post has been advertised and the closing date set for 23rd August so we will share further information as we have it.
Miss Chloe MacDonald (P6/5 class teacher & Principal Teacher) & Miss Jenny Scotson (P7B) will be supporting work relating to COP26 education development in Highland, as well as being class teachers. Ms Emma Donsophon will be covering their classes for a short time each week this term and next and details will be shared through class overviews.
We also welcome Jackie Gardiner to our team for this session on a Wednesday and every alternate Thursday covering our Principal Teacher management time so she will also be working with P1, P6/5, and P7A.
We are now ready to welcome back our fabulous Lochardilites in the morning! Polite reminder, all Covid mitigations remain in place as our previous session, so please leave your children at the gate and do come in to the playground with them. They should all know where they are going and if not there will be members of staff in the playground ready to help.
So… enjoy the last few hours of the holidays, pack the school bag, set the alarm, and get a good night sleep all ready for the fun that lies ahead tomorrow as we embark on our new school year journey 2021-2022!
Mrs A Kellacher
Pick up today’s copy of the Inverness Courier this weekend to see our class of 2020/2021 P1 and P7 class pictures.
Well… what can we say! What an amazing last day of term. Celebrating what has been the most difficult of years but we all came together to make it awesome despite the tough times we have had. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! The staff would like to say a huge thank you for your continued support throughout.
We are also saying goodbye to Miss Mackenzie & Mrs Gorman and would like to wish them all the very best of luck in their new roles.
And Miss Allardice, who thankfully is not leaving but will be returning in August as Mrs Scobie!
Thank you once again and we hope you have the best holiday!
Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic ?
we are so excited to welcome you all today to enjoy our teddy bears picnic. We have lots of games, songs and yummy snack planned.
10:30 – 11:30. Due to the weather we will each have our own zones within the school but it will not dampen the end of term celebration!
The whole school will close at 12pm today for the summer holidays.
See you all soon.
I can’t believe that we have just had our last full day of P5!
Thank you so much for being such a wonderful class! I have loved teaching each and every one of you! You have worked so hard and been great fun! Thank you so much for all the wonderful memories! It has been a tough year for you all but you have shown such great resilience and strength throughout. I am so proud of you all.
I know that you will be great in P6!
For those of you staying with me, I am delighted to be teaching you again!
For those of you who are moving to Miss MacDonald’s class, you are in brilliant hands! I know that she will look after you all brilliantly!
-Keep working hard
-Keep your positive attitude
-Look after yourselves
-Be kind to each other
Remember that a little kindness can transform someone’s world!
I would also like to say a huge BIG thank you to your families at home. I cannot thank you all enough for the support you have provided throughout our period of online learning. You made sure the learning kept going at home which helped with a smooth transition back to the classroom.
Tomorrow, to celebrate Lochardil achieving another Eco Green Flag, is a dress down day!
You can also bring in games if you want, so long as they are not electronic devices.
I am looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
We have had so much fun learning cricket and playing corner football with Active Sports!
We will share video footage of the awards and presentations on our Google Classroom tomorrow. We hope you enjoy our assembly today.
As some of you may know, tomorrow will be Mrs Gormans last day with us in nursery. Mrs Gorman has successfully completed her teacher training and will be moving on to further her career in a new school. We are extremely sad to see her go but we know that she will be absolutely amazing in her new class and her new school are very lucky to have her!
Good luck Mrs Gorman, we will miss you!
Tomorrow we will close for the summer break at 12 noon.
We wish you all a restful holiday and will see you back on the 17th August 2021for the next session.
The Highland Council is pleased to be able to offer some free activities and experiences during the summer thanks to funding from the Scottish Government
Watch out for The Highland Council sharing a webpage which will include more activities to come.
Keep your eyes peeled for a “Summer of Hope” launch through Eden Court Under Canvas too.
There are many ideas for family activities through Parentclub page to help you get out and about and enjoy our open spaces. https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/get-into-summer
Thanks for working so hard this year. Have a wonderful summer making memories with friends, family and everyone close to you inside and outside.
We can’t wait to hear all about it when you come back Refreshed, Reconnected, Re-energised and Ready to continue learning in August.
These are the 4 R’s we all need this summer!
An email has been sent to P7 parents with a link to the leavers assembly for tomorrow between 1.30pm – 2.30pm.
All S1 students will be cooking the first week of term when we return from the holiday.
To enable this to happen all students will need to arrive with, hair tied back if you have hair longer than your collar, an apron, clean natural nails and a food container with your name on it.
As you may be aware The Highland Council have made some changes to their Early Years structure. From the 16th August, all childcare managers will be centrally placed and become Peripatetic Childcare Managers. This means they will be line managed by the area education and learning manager within their area team.
Our Childcare Manager, Miss Clare Mackenzie’s, last official day working from Lochardil will be Friday 25th June. Once Miss Mackenzie moves to her peripatetic role she will continue to support our school along with many others.
If you have any questions regarding these changes, please do not hesitate to ask.
Moving Up Day tomorrow will now be Meet the Teacher Hour from 9.20am until 10.20am. This will be an opportunity for children to view their proposed classrooms, and meet their new class and teacher outdoors for a fun meet and greet activity.
The reason for this change is due to a number of factors including – availability of classroom accommodation i.e. two rooms still with no access due to recent flood damage; final allocation of staffing; and in light of continued review of the ongoing pandemic situation and to ensure we can fully implement our Covid-19 mitigations as best possible to keep everyone safe prior to the holidays.
We hope all our children will still continue to have an enjoyable experience tomorrow and look forward to the new session.
Congratulations to Mia! She is our Star of the Week for her brilliant sportsmanship and fabulous performance in PE! Mia is always so supportive and encouraging to those in her team! Well done Mia!
What a wonderful day we had a Whin Park! The weather was just perfect and we had so much fun!
Please see below a copy of the information letter regarding moving up day next Tuesday. All children moving to a Primary 1 will have received one of these today. Please could you fill out and return to the ELC as soon as possible. Please also not the times for information meetings to be held on our Google Classroom Meeting link. Thank you.
On Tuesday 22nd June 2021 we will have a moving up day where pupils will be able to meet the new class teacher and where possible see their new classroom for the next session. On Monday the class teacher will orally share with pupils plans for Tuesday’s transition and on Tuesday your child will receive their proposed class allocation for next session 2021/2022.
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 and Wednesday 23rd June our P7s that are moving on to Inverness Royal Academy will have transition days from 8.40am to 340pm to experience the secondary campus they can expect after the summer break.
It’s nearly the summer holidays which means it is nearly time for the Summer Reading Challenge delivered by Highlife Highland Libraries and the Reading Agency.
The Challenge starts on the 28th June and children can register to take part now.
It has been a strange year for us all but in libraries we are happy because we are open again and are able to run the Summer Reading Challenge in person. Children can collect the reading Posters, stickers and free gifts from their local library along with a pile of books to do the challenge.
The theme this year is Wild World Heroes, a nature-themed Challenge that will inspire children to engage with environmental issues.
How the Challenge works
- Children sign up at their local library and receive a Wild World Heroes collector poster
- Children set a reading goal and borrow and read library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their poster and extra incentives along the way
- Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal
Follow this link to find out more: Summer Reading Challenge
Please check Highlife Highland Library webpages https://www.highlifehighland.com/libraries/ for opening hours and terms of access as these may differ from Pre-Covid norm.
All Chrome books and chargers to be returned to Lochardil Primary on Thursday 24th June 2021. Thank you in advance.
Teddy Bears Picnic – Friday 25thJune
10:30am – 11:30am
With Friday 25th June being our last day of term we would like to invite all children and their favourite teddy bear along to our teddy bears picnic.
If your child does not normally attend on a Friday, they are invited to join our last day of fun. We will remain in our current groups/bubbles and the picnic will take place outdoors, on the school playing field.
All children who are invited in on the day must be collected at 11:30am.
All children who attend ELC on a Friday must be collected by 12pm as this is when the school will close.
If your child is starting or returning to the ELC in August please check your emails. We have sent a meeting link to all emails provided at enrolment for our New Start Meeting this evening.
If you have any problems or have not received an email, please contact Miss Mackenzie on Clare.firstname.lastname@example.org
Following on from Our Planet is Changing video, our class also wanted us to share with you their erupting volcanoes. We created the volcanoes using paper mache, then used vinegar, washing up liquid, bicarbonate of soda and food colouring to make them erupt!
PARENT EXIT POLL
We really hope you enjoy taking part in ‘Lochardil’s Digital Drop-in Day’ today and seeing your child’s learning in Health and Wellbeing across this final term. Hop onto their google classroom to have a look at what your child’s class have shared today. We would be ever so grateful if you could complete this quick exit poll, so that we can gauge your valuable opinions and ideas, on how we can make our school even better than it already is!
Many thanks in advance,
The Lochardil Team!
Welcome to our first virtual open morning. (All info and attachments also on google classroom)
Today we would like to share some of out Health and Wellbeing and IDL work with you. We have been learning all about our planet this term. We have had lots of discussion about real world issues such as Climate Change, diversity, economics and culture. In our video Love Can Change The World , we explore some of these issues and think about ways to make our world a better place, achieve our Global Goals and ensure everyone and everything in our world is respected.
We have had great fun being back together, learning this term. In our Explosive Learning video you will see a little bit of our active learning that has been happening in the last few weeks. We really enjoyed making these videos where everyone got to be included.
PARENT EXIT POLL
I really hope you have enjoyed taking part in ‘Lochardil’s Digital Drop-in Day’ and seeing a little bit of your child’s learning across this final term. I would be ever so grateful if you could complete this quick exit poll, so that we can gauge your valuable opinions and ideas, on how we can make our school even better than it already is!
Many thanks in advance,
Love Can Change Our World – https://youtu.be/XReamMt0vwo
Explosive Learning – https://youtu.be/yMkVn-Zgs3M
Welcome to our Online Open Day! This term, our class has been learning about Our Planet. We have looked at what our planet is make of and found out about the different habitats that take up our earth’s surface. We have also explored climate change and our impact on our planet.
Here is a video our class has created, entitled Our Planet is Changing. The video includes both negative and positive ways our planet and it’s inhabitants are being impacted and are changing. We also thought about our emotions when we consider the future of our planet. We hope you enjoy it.
P5 have made a slideshow for you to share what they have learned this year with regards to their health and well-being. We have included some activities for you to take part in too! We hope you enjoy them!
The slideshow has been posted on our Google Classroom. Click on the following link to find it! You will be able to watch it any time that suits you. An exit poll will also be posted at 10 am and we would be very grateful if you would leave us feedback too.
Love from P5 and Miss MacArthur
We hope you enjoy!
P6/5 had a great day celebrating Scotland’s first match of Euro 2020 (even if the score was disappointing)!
They had a go at spelling the names of competing countries, used the match schedule to continue our time topic in maths and explored emotion behaviour cogs. The children thought about the emotion behaviours that we can see when football teams are scoring goals or when they lose in a final. We had lots of chances to discuss our own body sensations while we were watching the game – there were certainly lots of highs and lows.
Just a reminder that all school photograph orders need to be returned to school by tomorrow. Thank you!
We have been learning about all the different food groups and what a balanced diet means!
We have completed our animals, adapted for survival! We are preparing and practising talks which describe our unique animals to present to the class!
We have created our own success criteria, so we know what will make a great talk!
I was not in last Friday, but Miss MacLeod very kindly sent me this lovely photo of Grace! She was our Star of the Week for her fabulous topic work and her great sportsmanship during Sports Day! Well done Grace!
Fraser was our Star of the Week this week for his fabulous team work! He is always so kind, helpful and supportive to others in his group!
We have really missed being able to invite you in to share our learning this year. Tomorrow all classes will be taking part in our first ever Virtual Drop in Open Day where they will be sharing a snapshot of their learning with you. Keep an eye on our google classrooms and drop in on them at a time that suits you to see what everyone has been up to. We will also share a Google form questionnaire to gather your feedback which we would be grateful if you could complete. Thank you for your ongoing support .
Tomorrow we will be having a virtual open morning with a health and well-being focus!
We have created a Google Slideshow to share with you some of our learning with regards to our physical health, emotional well-being and mindfulness.
We have really enjoyed creating the PowerPoint for you and we hope you enjoy watching it and taking part in some of the activities too!
Our Virtual Open Morning Google Slideshow will be posted at 9am tomorrow on our Google Classroom. You will be able to see any time after that, at a time that suits you.
On Thursday 17th June we will have our School Picnic Lunch option and on Friday it will not be curry but Sausages (pork or Quorn) or soup and a cheese sandwich.
The picnic lunch will be indoors within the class bubbles.
Last week in Out of School Club, we have been enjoying being outside. We have been playing with bubbles, chalks, and making up our own games outside!
We have also been drawing and playing with some lego outside as well.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is the final day to hand in or order online any Tempest photograph orders so that you do not miss out on the free delivery to school. Should these arrive after the end of term they will be distributed after the summer break.
To celebrate the Scotland Men’s team playing in the Euro 2021 tournament this year, their first major tournament in almost 22 years, we plan to have a dress down day! Football tops are permitted if you wish, and if you do not have a football top then please feel free to wear anything you like on Monday 14th June, as Scotland take on the Czech Republic whom we also will be supporting! Exciting times for our nation!
Send you some love this sunny Friday afternoon. Reports have been sent home today. Please feel free to let the children read their own report once you have read it.
?? On Monday Mrs Kellacher has agreed that we can enjoy the experience of Euro 2020. Pupils may dress down or wear their favourite football strip ??
Have a great weekend ??
You have mail – check your child’s bag today for their school report.
Please remember to return the feedback sheet by Wednesday 16th June.
To celebrate Scotland Men’s team playing in the Euro’s this year, their first major tournament in almost 22 years we plan to have a dress down day ( football tops are permitted) on Monday 14th June as Scotland take on the Czech Republic whom we also will be supporting.
We are delighted to announce that Cole Thomson in Pr 7A has been awarded joint winner of the Boys Sports Championship. Due to an error with the points total from sports day being amended, Cole now claims his medal and trophy alongside Archie. Well done to Cole!
We were out and about this afternoon investigating all the different materials outside the school.
We have a small selection of pre loved uniform with plenty life left. Email email@example.com with your requirements and we will let you know if we can supply. £2 for a school sweatshirt/cardi and £1 for a polo shirt for school funds. Thanks in advance.
We had a super day at Loch Insh . We loved paddle boarding, tubing and archery.
We will share more with you next week as part of our Open Morning Health and Wellbeing Virtual event.
Our P7 pupils will be arriving back a little later than originally planned today. Estimated to be here for about 4.15pm not 4pm as originally planned. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. They have had a fantatsic day!
Today the children will bring home order forms for the class photograph that was taken last week. Should you wish to order you may order online or return the sealed envelope to the school by Tuesday 15th June and you will avoid any delivery charge.
Just a little reminder that you can turn your everyday online shopping into FREE donations that raise money to support our Parent Council continue to help make our school a fabulous place.
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What a great afternoon we had for our sports day. All the children were amazing and we had so much fun!
Videos have been uploaded to our private Google Classroom. Please log in using your child’s google email address to view.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!
A reminder that the ELC will be closed to all pupils on Monday the 7th June for Inset day. Have a lovely weekend.
School is closed to all school pupils and the ELC on Monday the 7th June for Inset day. Have a lovely weekend.
Over the last few weeks, we have enjoyed playing with a tin can game, throwing beanbags to win points!
We have also been outside all this week due to the lovely weather – let’s hope it continues!
Please remember to re-register your child for Out of School Club / Breakfast Club for next term, and pop some suncream in your child’s bag if you want us to apply it in OOSC.
We enjoyed a super Sports Day in the sunshine
Sports Day was great fun! We have videos and photos of the races themselves and we are working on a way of sharing them with you all!
Tomorrow is Miss MacLeod’s last day with us.
We would like to say a huge congratulations to her for her successful placement! She will begin her career as a teacher in August!
Good luck for your new job Miss MacLeod! Your new class in August will be very lucky to have you!
We would also like to say a huge thank you to her for all her hard work and for all that she has taught us!
We will miss you!
Overnight on 2 – 3 June one of the classrooms on the top floor of our main building was flooded. This has resulted in two classrooms being put out of use while repairs are being carried out to the extensive damage caused. Two classes of pupils are currently being displaced one will be situated in the gym hall and the other in the dining hall for the time being. These alternative arrangements may be in place for the next 3 weeks until repairs are fully carried out. We apologise for any inconvenience due to these unforeseen circumstances.
We will communicate with parents/carers of both classes directly and continue to update as we have further updates. Please feel reassured we intend to ensue there is minimal disruption for all our children to ensure they continue to learn and achieve as planned, and feel safe and happy within their temporary provision here within their school.
Thanks for your understanding and support as always.
What a great morning we had out in the sun, competing for Sports Championship and House points.
Congratulations to all the winners!
BOYS Sports Champion: Archie Runner Up : Daniel F
GIRLS Sports Champion: Freya Runners Up: Lilly, Julia, Elsie and Melissa