P3 created colourful rain in science. Ask us how we did it! We have also completed our quiz for Science Week!
Primary 6 – Visit from Mrs Knight
We had a fantastic visit from Mrs Knight, from Scottish Water. She taught us all about her job. She taught us about the way in which water is transported to and from our homes, how water is purified and the ways in which we can help keep the process running smoothly. As we have been learning all about the water cycle in Primary 6, we found it all really interesting.
P6 – Trip to Edinburgh
Thank you to everyone who has responded to our information letter with regards to our upcoming planned trip to Edinburgh. If you have not yet returned your slip, please will you return them tomorrow so that we can confirm our bookings.
A huge thank you to all the parents/carers/grandparents who came to help us build our castles today! Everyone was so focused and engaged during the process and some amazing castles were constructed. I think there were maybe even some dads who wanted to stay rather than go back to work!!
They will be coming home to you soon but we are going to try and paint them first. Another messy job, but lots of good fun...
Thank you to all the parents that attended our open morning today. We were building bridges out of straw that had to hold 1kg of weight. I am so pleased with how well everyone did 🙂
We had a discussion afterwards to see why our bridges worked so well/ not so well and had a competition to see who’s the last bridge standing was. This was very exciting!
In Primary 6/7 we are always looking to find different ways to learn to keep things fun and exciting. This week we have already enjoyed making 3D shape models. We drew the nets of the shapes and wrote facts about each of the shapes before constructing our models.
We also enjoyed a sensory activity linked to multiplication. We had to search in the beads to find four numbers and arrange these to make a multiplication sum. Our partners checked our answers using a calculator.
Pr 7 wish to thank everyone who came along and bought books at the Scholastic Bookfair. We are able to buy some new reading resources for the school with the commission we receive from sales.
Every Tuesday between 2pm and 5pm there will be AHP’s available to answer questions you may have.
AHP’s are Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dietitians, and Speech and Language Therapists.
The enquiry line is for all young people, parents, carers and professionals in Highland Council area to access.
Please call them on 07785477686
All parents and carers are invited to join us for the next parent council meeting on Wednesday 20th March. 7pm in the school staff room. Tea and coffee provided.
Would anyone be free before pick up time tomorrow to help set up the second hand uniform stall to assist Mrs Roomes ? If so just let the office know. Thanks in advance.
We received cards with lovely messages from our partner school. With a little help from my friend Aimee, who is a secondary Modern Languages teacher, we translated them! The boys and girls were thrilled with their messages! We received a lovely Eiffel Tower keyring from Teddy! He brought a Nessie one with him to France at Christmas.
Teddy travels between the 2 countries too and he carries a USB in his backpack.
We are learning colours, simple greetings and number to 20 in French. Here are our letters ready to go. Teddy has video clips and photos from Burns Day to show this time.
Just a quicky…
We were working on coordinates. The brilliant game of Battleships is a great way to practise. The children should know how to play now!
The children were thinking about the traffic issues around our school, and how to solve them.
Please try to have their Cartesian Divers ready for Monday if possible.
Open morning is Wednesday 13th 9:15-10;00. The children will be doing a science/technology task.
On Red Nose Day it’s a dress down day. Merchandise will be available form Monday. We will also be visiting the Book Fayre on Monday, so remember money and tokens if your child wants a book.
Our Fair Trade art has turned out well, but we need some Fair Trade product packaging to fill the baskets. If you have anything, please give it in.
This week Primary 1A star of the week is Angus Mackenzie! Angus always makes sure all of his friends have someone to play with and he is always looking after others. He has also been working very hard to achieve his next belt in Taekwondo!
Very well done Angus!
Just a wee reminder that next Wednesday morning is the Science open morning at 9:15am. We will be junk modelling so if you have any clean recycling please bring it to school on Monday.
On Monday afternoon we will also be visiting the book fair! We will be spending our time looking at all the different books but if your child would like to purchase a book please ensure they have money with them on the day.
Have a lovely weekend!
We were finding out about Fairtrade today. We tasted some yummy Fairtrade chocolate and delicious bananas. We will be looking out for the Fairtrade logo next time we are out shopping!
The children have been busy voting for what they would like their next interest to be. We had a choice of Space, Spring or Dinosaurs and by writing their name or mark making on our voting sheet, the subject with the majority of the votes was SPRING !!
If the children would like to learn more about space or dinosaurs, there will be this opportunity within personal learning steps with key workers.
This week at Ach an Eas the children were very excited to make pancakes with the residents. The lovely staff at Ach an Eas prepared an amazing selection of toppings for the children to enjoy.
P3 have been estimating and measuring length. The class had to find things that were 1 metre long. Here we are measuring with our metre sticks!
Thank you to all of you who kindly filled in a questionnaire and returned it to us.
These questionnaires are important to us as we strive to improve all aspects of the ELC provision and meet children’s and families needs.
Please see the file below for feedback received.
As you may be aware the school is participating in a dress down day for Comic Relief on Friday 15th March. As everyday in nursery is ‘dress down’ day, we are requesting for children to fill the ELC with RED by wearing anything red you may already have !!
A donation of £1 is requested which will be put together with the school for a grand total.
7/3/19 World Book Day
Today we played a game called Who Am I? Each person was a book character. It was good fun trying to guess who we were!
Can you guess which book character everyone was today? There were some fabulous costumes!
Thank you so much to you all for the wonderful pictures, models etc you have made for the Viking class talks this week. I have heard 7 fabulous talks. Great job everyone! (There should be a wee feedback sheet in the schoolbags.)
P1/2 have been extremely excited these past two weeks as they have been receiving letters from a friendly dragon who lives in Fairyland! The dragon has given us a mission to help him save Fairyland by bringing it to life in our own classroom. We started by reading Jack and the Beanstalk and making our very own beanstalk in the classroom, complete with Giant’s boot prints coming through our ceiling! The dragon was so impressed with our hard work sequencing the story of Jack and the beanstalk and making our fantastic display that he left us some Golden Eggs as a treat in his last letter!!
Our theme for World Book Day this year in Primary 1A was to celebrate being unique and how our differences make us special!
We read Elmer the Elephant and we talked about why Elmer might have wanted to be like all the other elephants and how they showed him that it was okay to be different and how it made him special!
We wrote about things that we thought made us special and unique and then we made our very own Elmer the Patchwork Quilt Elephants! They look fab! I will post the finished products tomorrow morning when they are all finished!
Primary 1A had some super outfits on today and it was lovely to see everyone sharing their favourite books!
Miss Munro 🙂
Have a look at all the wonderful costumes the children wore for World Book Day.What a great day we had designing a book token for a national competition. Also, we won the nomination for the Best Book at the LORAC award ceremony.
Highlife Highland are inviting all parents/carers and pupils to come along to Hilton Community Centre, Inverness on Saturday 23rd of March, 11am – 2pm for a free bike check. Please see link for leaflet below:
This afternoon P3 had a special assembly for World Book Day. Some girls and boys came in dressed as their favourite book character. Check out our photos!
We will have class photos next Tuesday, 12th March.
AM & PM Sessions.
If your child does not usually attend on a Tuesday, please check trays for times to bring them in.
P1/2 are going to have a go at being engineers and will be building their own Fairyland castles out of recycled materials! We would be very grateful if you could send in clean cardboard/small boxes/plastics etc. (the things you would put in the blue bin) by next Tuesday 11th March. We would then really appreciate your help during the open morning on Wednesday 13th March from 9.15 – 10.00am, to build our castles.
Mrs MacIver and P1/2
Reminder that our open morning takes place on the updated day of Wednesday 13th March from 9.15 to 10.00. We will be sharing all of the learning we have done for our ‘Natural Disasters’ topic.
We are looking forward to seeing many of you next week.
A HUGE well done to our Rotary Quiz team (consisting of Gavin, Rorie, Sam, Reese and James) who came top of the leader board last night with 104 points out of 120!
The quiz consisted of 10 rounds, ranging from literature to science. Our team demonstrated great cooperative skills and worked together to beat 12 other school teams.
They are delighted to be taking the shield back to Lochardil and are looking forward to the regional competition later this year!
Dates for your diary…
Tuesday 12th March: Class Photos
Wednesday 13th March: OPEN MORNING 9.15 am – 10.00 am (Science and Technologies focus)
World of Work 7.3.19
Please bring a packed lunch as we leave at 11.45 am Thank you
Primary 5 are in the middle of a World Book Day Quiz. Can you name these famous children’s literature characters?
World Book Day is tomorrow. Children are welcome to dress up as their favourite book character but it is optional. We will also be announcing the winners of the LORAC Awards – Lochardil Primary’s favourite authors, books, poems and digital literature.
Congratulations to our winners! Book tokens to spend at the Book Fair are being shared out to some very keen readers!
Emily and Lauren from Pr 6/7 – playing squash
Clara Pr 3 – up a tree
Roddy Pr 3 – brushing his teeth in the shower
Ava Pr 6 – at her Judo class
Thank you to everyone who took part.
BOOKFAIR OPENS TODAY. Use your World Book Day Token and enjoy a great story.
The Digital Dynamos pupil group would like to invite all parents/carers to their ‘Collaborating with Chromebooks’ Information Evening on Wednesday 27th March from 6-7pm in our school gym hall.
The Digital Dynamos will be presenting throughout the evening and everyone will get a chance to use, learn and play with our new Chromebooks and Chromebook tablets, as well as other mobile devices we have available at school. More details are intended to follow regarding this exciting family learning event!
RED NOSE DAY FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2019
Duntelchaig House Group will be:
Children if they wish can take part in design your own Red Nose Competition. 3 categories ELC-P2, P3-5 & P6-7 (boxes for entries to go in reception) House & Vice Captain will decide the winners on Friday 15th March and give out prizes
At breaktime Red Noses on sale Monday 11th March to Thursday 14th March outside main door £1.25 each (this is the price we have to charge)
The Lochardil Red Nose Day Singalong. If you wish classes can learn the song (online) and try to all sing along on Friday 15th. The house captains will come around on the Friday if you wish your class to be filmed singing!
Dress Down Day Friday 15th. Wear what you want (no football tops please) for a donation