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Thank you so much to all parents and carers who made it along to the singalong today. It was such a lovely morning celebrating the children’s hard work throughout the year. We wish all those off to Primary One, good luck and we look forward to seeing our returners after the summer.
Thank you again from all the staff and happy holidays ?
We have been practising our debating skills! The children prepared the speeches really well and delivered them confidently. The questions and answers created brilliant discussions too. Well done everyone!
P6 have created their own school political parties and developed their own political manifestos for how they would improve the school with a given budget. They have been campaigning really hard and we had a fabulous mock election in Friday. Thank you to all who came to vote. Congratulations to L.S.S. who were our winning party! All our political parties had fabulous ideas for improving the school, which are being passed on to Mrs Kellacher. Well done everyone!
Some photos to share from our very exciting but very exhausting trip. Thank you so much to everyone who helped us, and for all of you for getting them there on time! They were so well behaved the whole day. I’m very proud of them all!
For the last few weeks Primary 1 have been looking after our caterpillars. Over this time we have them grow very large after munching on lots of food and we got to see them make their chrysalis. Over the weekend our caterpillars emerged as butterflies. After a lovely few days getting to watch them and making sure we fed them lots of lovely fruit we set our butterflies free in the secret garden. It was amazing to see them spread their wings and fly up into the sky!
What a lovely way to end an absolutely fantastic year in Primary 1A. Thank you for all your hard work and we wish you a lovely holiday and all the best going into Primary 2!
For our final Ach an Eas visit of the year the children and residents were delighted to head out for another trike ride with Cycling Without Age. We took a trip to Whin Park to feed the ducks and went along the canal to try and spot some boats. We have had so much fun on these trips and are so thankful to Cycling Without Age for allowing these trike rides to go ahead. We look forward to continuing to develop our partnership with Ach an Eas in the new school year!
What a fantastic response we had to our health and well-being event last week. The children thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and being able to share these experiences with parents and carers. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it along and join in the fun.
There are lots of photos that will be added so be sure to check back for updates !!
Thank you to all of the parents who were able to make it along to our last session today. It was so lovely to have you with us and for the children to show you first hand what we get up to !! For those who couldn’t make it, we went on an animal/colour hunt around the forest, matching up each animal to the correct colour on their charts.
Please see the letters below regarding the class structure for Session 2019/2020 which some pupils received today. The rest of the classes will receive their letters tomorrow. Apologies that this may have caused some confusion.
A huge thank you to all pupils, staff, parents, families and friends who joined us at the Lochardil School Summer Fun Day on the 22nd of June. The sun shone, fun was had and money was made…..lots of it! The day was a great success and we raised £2,136.01 for the Parent Council Funds. This money will go directly towards projects and initiatives to benefit the children at the school.
A special thank you to Pam O’Hara and all the parents and teachers who volunteered their time and energy to help organise such a super day.
Our cooks in the canteen would like to let all parents, carers and pupils know that there is a slight change to the lunch menu tomorrow. Instead of the Quorn Sausage Pasta option, it is now Veggie Burgers with Roast Potatoes.
As you will be aware, tomorrow is our last visit to the forest before the summer holidays. We would love to invite parents/carers along to join us for the last hour. We will leave as normal in the morning and get set up then we invite you along from 10-11 am where we will have a fun activity for everyone to participate in.
We look forward to seeing you all then. Hopefully it stays dry !!
On Monday 1st July –
‘Meet the Teacher’ for P2-P7 – we are now in a position to visit our new classes and meet the new teacher in the morning between 9.10am and 10.25am. Please go to normal classes as usual then the transition will take place from there. An information and confirmation of class allocation letter will go home via school bag mail after the visit on Monday. Have fun and be the best you can be!
‘Lochardil’s Got Talent’ – Ruthven House Captains and Vice-Captains have organised a fun get together in the afternoon to share and showcase some of our finest talent and promote our postive culture, ethos and appreciation of each other. We look forward to the performances. Good luck all!
Have a lovely weekend.
Over the past 4 weeks we have had a Friday focus on outdoor learning and Primary have absolutely loved it! We have reading and listening to stories outside. We explored the secret garden and tried to find things using our five senses. We were outdoor detectives as we went on bug hunt where we made friends with Sammy the Snail. We also used chunky chalk to practise our reading words out on the playground before finishing with a bubble party!
We have loved using the outdoors to help us learn new things and we can’t wait to keep exploring when we return after the summer holidays!
We would like to say a massive thank you to Yvie’s mum and dad and Felix’ mum for getting our sensory room started with their donation of balls for the ball pit. We have now started to transform this space and we will update you with pictures once the room is complete.
This week, both P5 and P5/6 have been investigating natural dyes as part of their topics. We created three dyes using beetroot (red), Onion skins (yellow) and Red Cabbage (purple) and tried tie dye with cotton material. The results were really surprising, with the onions skins producing the most striking results! Great creative outdoor learning guys!
Primary 5 finished off their Great Outdoors topic today with a visit from Duncan from Cairngorm Creatures. He brought some fascinated creatures with him for us to learn about and handle. We learned that Giant African Land Snails have 200 teeth that act like a cheese grater, that bearded dragons have a third eye on top of their heads to look for the shadows of birds above them, and that corn snakes don’t eat corn, and taste the air with their tongues. Although some young people were a bit nervous, everyone at least touched something, even Mrs Scotson who conquered her fear of snakes.
The Primary 7 pupils would like to invite their P1 buddies to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Monday 1st July. P7 pupils will be bringing in their teddies and their favourite book to share, along with some juice and biscuits as part of the picnic. It would be great if all the P1 pupils could please take in their own teddy bears and one of their favourite story books on Monday too!
Yesterday at Ach an Eas the children and residents enjoyed decorating biscuits using royal icing and a selection of yummy sweeties! They then enjoyed eating their tasty creations before playing a game of pairs!
Apologies for the late post. This is from our last visit to the Mackenzie Centre last week where the children played ball games with the attendees practising throwing and catching, aiming the ball into a basket and skittles !! Then we had more singing before saying our good byes. The children have throughly enjoyed their visits and we cannot wait to visit again soon.
What a great morning we had in the forest today. The weather did not put us off at all !! The children just love to explore the whole forest and they took us to the other side where we had been on our very first week !! They were all so pleased to see that the shelter they had discovered back then was still standing and they had a rest inside. Some used their imagination to think who the house might belong to.
Jacob said – ‘it’s a bear house’
Eva-Jorge said – ‘they’ve gone to get their porridge and have a little walk’
Calum found a caterpillar on the path so he gently picked it up to show the children. They were able to see how different this one looked to the ones we had in nursery. We popped it on a leaf so it would be ‘safe’ before moving on.
After snack we went in search of muddy puddles. We found the muddiest one of all and the children were brave enough to jump off of the bank to see who could make the biggest splash. The teachers even joined in too.
Next week will be our last Forest Session if this term and we are looking forward to parents/caters joining us for the last hour (10-11) for an animal hunt. We hope you can make it.
Entry Fee: £4.00 per pupil. This will include drink, snack, tattoos, wristband and prizes.
The Parent Council has arranged for an End of Term School Disco for Lochardil Primary School & Nursery Pupils.
All pupils should be dropped off/ taken into the disco through the main office door. All children must be collected at the end of their disco at the canteen rear doors (this is to avoid congestion at the office entrance). As there will be temporary tattoos available, please make sure your child knows if he/she is allowed.
No tickets will be issued – money should be taken along on the night. Collection buckets for money will be at the entrance to allow pupils to get in quickly.
We would like to add to our nursery sensory area for next term so we are asking for donations of ball pit balls. If you have any lying about that you no longer need, please consider popping them in to us so we can provide this for the children. Many thanks in advance.
Well done Pr 7 for a very positive transition experience this week at the IRA. You have all come back feeling good about moving on. You made new friends, enjoyed some very exciting lessons and met some great teachers. Only a few more days to go here now.
Thank you to Brodie for playing his bagpipes so expertly today at our Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award Ceremony. What a treat – it helped to make the occasion very special.
We hope to share our WW2 learning with you on Thursday 27th June at 9.30 am – 10.00am in the hall. All welcome.
Drummond School Sports are now on June 27th so we will be attending to support the pupils in the afternoon.