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ELC- Ach an Eas, 11th March 2020

This week at Ach an Eas the children and residents participated in making their own play dough. They helped to add the ingredients, mixing them together. The children and residents explored the play dough using cutters, stamps and their imagination to create different objects. The children kindly made some of their creations for the residents. We finished off the session by singing some of our Easter songs in the lounge.

ELC – 13.03.20

we have our Easter Number Extravaganza coming up on Thursday 26th of March. A letter with all the information you need has been put in each child’s tray, children who don’t attend on a Thursday are invited in and a time is highlighted on their letter. If you have any questions please ask the ELC team.

ELC – 13.03.20

We have had a busy week looking at where do we buy food. Most children discussed that we get food from Tesco and other shops and some were able to share that “you get meat from a butchers” Teddy. Therefor next week we are going to continue to look at shops and we would appreciate if you are out shopping at any shop, bakery or butcher to please send us a picture. We have also been busy at developing our ball control skills at gym this week and looking at money. Also we would be grateful if you could please donate some tissues to us as we are running low.

P5B Weekly Blog

This week we have been working on getting the place looking good for Open Morning…… BUT unfortunately cancelled! However, here are the photos of some of the art work we have been attempting!

We are in the process of making our Terracotta Army too…(good photos from Dylan!)

…and we’ve been making 3D shapes from nets, and using isometric paper to draw 3D shapes too.

So sorry for the cancellation of the trip, we are truly gutted!

But at least I’ve learned how to change the colour of the text on the new Blog…


Please see below information recieved this afternoon.

POSTPONEMENT OF MCROBERT CUP CROSS COUNTRY EVENT 2020 You will be aware the First Minister announced that the Scottish Government is advising that as of next week, gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled. High Life Highland is aware that the Scottish Government will be issuing further guidance over the weekend, however having given the matter serious consideration a decision has been made that the McRobert Cup will be postponed until a future date. This decision has not been easily reached; however HLH is of the view that to leave the decision until the start of next week, pending the additional information from the Scottish Government would not be fair to those participating; family members; supporters and helpers. We hope you will appreciate at this stage we are unable to give any indication as to when any rescheduled event will be held but we will be back in touch once we have a clearer understanding of when business-as-usual is re-established and we can look to put the event back in the calendar. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to you, your family or organisation but hope you will understand that in the current climate circumstances are very much out with our control.

ELC – Family Science Engagement

Thank you to everyone who came along and support our science evening. It was great to see everyone so engaged mums, dads, and siblings. We discovered lots of fun things and seen how fun and simple science can be. A huge thank you to Donnie for coming along and supporting us in learning even more and sharing his enthusiasm of science. We look forward to seeing how your cress grow and your homework.

P2A & P2B walk

We enjoyed a walk around our local area yesterday and we looked at many different styles of houses. Lochardil House Hotel was very interesting and we were able to work out how old it is. We passed many of our own houses and ones where other members of our family live. Fortunately we missed the rain showers!

Ear we go again !

As part of British Science week we have been learning a bit about ? DNA and Genes. We learnt that genes play an important role in determining how we look and lots of other stuff about us. They carry information that makes you who you are and what you look like: curly or straight hair, long or short legs, even how you might smile or laugh. Many of these things are passed from one generation to the next in a family by genes.

We had a look at our ears to see if our ear lobes were “attached” or “loose”. It’s highly likely that one of our parents has the same. This is just one trait controlled by our genes.

P6 For your Information

Open Morning – our school open morning, which was due to take place tomorrow, has been postponed.

Sports Relief – on Friday the school will be raising money for Sports Relief. Children are welcome to come to school in sports clothes for a donation of £1. A Zumbathon will also be taking place on Friday lunchtime with Mrs Fisher!Learning Pathways – all learning pathways are due to be returned by Wednesday 11th March.

Miss C MacDonald

P3 – Open Morning Postponed

Open Morning – our school open morning, which was due to take place tomorrow, has been postponed.

Sports Relief – on Friday the school will be raising money for Sports Relief. Children are welcome to come to school in sports clothes for a donation of £1. A Zumbathon will also be taking place on Friday lunchtime with Mrs Fisher!

Learning Pathways – all learning pathways are due to be returned by Wednesday 11th March.

Thank you for your continued support. Mrs MacLelland.


Open Morning – our open morning, which was due to take place tomorrow, has been postponed. We will let you know when a new date and time has been decided.

Sports Relief – on Friday the school will be raising money for Sports Relief. Children are welcome to come to school in sports clothes for a donation of £1. A Zumbathon will also be taking place on Friday lunchtime with Mrs Fisher!

Show and Tell – it will be the turn of the Clever Clogs!

Learning Pathways – all learning pathways are due to be returned by Wednesday 11th March.

Corona Virus Advice

Public Health England gateway number: 2019253

Staff, students and pupils who have returned from Category 1 risk areas for COVID-19 within the last 14 days should self-isolate, and NOT attend education or work for 14 days, even if they feel well.

You can find information about affected areas on the HPS website:

Staff, students and pupils who think they have been in contact with someone infected with coronavirus should NOT attend education even if they are well, but should first contact their GP or NHS24 (111) for further assessment and advice. See


What a busy week we had last week! All the children have been practising their times tables before we move on to division. Some of the boys and girls have been using even bigger numbers than we have been learning!

We also visited the book fair and some of us got a new book. Here is Luke with his Lego book.

On Friday, PC Grant visited us to tell us about his job as a police officer. He spoke to us about road safety and we even got to sit in the back of the police van!

Also a quick reminder that our community walk is happening tomorrow (10/03). At the moment the forecast is looking good but please ensure your child comes to school with suitable footwear and a waterproof jacket due to the unpredictable Scottish weather!

Miss Cockburn 🙂

P6B Book Fair

Tomorrow, Monday 9th March, pupils will be given the opportunity to go to the Book Fair and buy a new book, if they would like to. Pupils should take any money in a sealed envelope with their name on it to prevent any money being lost and not being able to be returned.

P2a Weekly Update

We’ve had another busy week in primary 2A. On Thursday, it was World Book Day and the children enjoyed visiting the other classes where they got to do lots of fun, book related activities.

PC Grant visited our class today and he gave us some excellent advice about how to stay safe when we’re out and about. The boys and girls thoroughly enjoyed getting to see inside the back of his police van. The siren was very loud!

Finally a big well done to this week’s Star Writers.

Mrs Beattie

OOSC – 06/03/20

Weather was really nice this week so we used this opportunity to spend more time outdoors. Children had lots of fun playing outside – running about, playing hide and seek; just enjoying the sunshine.

As every week children enjoyed our usual activities like drawing, colouring in, playing with dolls and cars. We also made some tasty shortbread.

P3 Weekly Update


Orchid is swimming 270m in a loch soon. We measured 270m with a trundle wheel to see what it would look like. It was 18 and 1/2 times our playground width (where we line up).Good luck to Orchid with her swim!

Book Fair

We were excited to shop at the Book Fair together. Tom Gates was popular with the class. Ioan bought a joke book and entertained us before we went home.

World Book Day

We played Who am I? using book characters, then the class went around other classes enjoying book related activities.

Some children dressed up – here they are – fabulous costumes again this year.

P1B World Book Day

On Thursday the children looked wonderful in all their different outfits. There were beautiful princesses, magical animals and famous superheroes . They had great fun moving around classes taking part in the different activities including ‘Guess the Title of the Book’.

End of another busy week in P6B

It’s the end of another busy week in P6B. This week saw learning in: music and performance with Rodger from Scottish Opera coming into school to give us a master class, on Wednesday; BSL and French practice; world book day where we enjoyed a range of activities across the school; Fairtrade Fortnight where we explored societies attitude to producers and consumers and we researched a number of controversial issues as part of our topic on China. We look forward to seeing those of you who can make it along to the open morning at 0915 on Wednesday.

P5B Post

Working hard this week ahead of the Scottish Opera performance, and celebrating World Book Day!

On Wednesday our very talented liaison person Rodger from Scottish Opera came and ‘sorted them out!’

The children did us proud, and it seemed that all of them knew the words. Rodger was very complimentary about singing AND behaviour, so well done all!

We had lots of funny characters reading in our class on World Book Day. Don’t panic! They didn’t have to dress up- only if they wanted to!

The children went around the school to different classes to share some Book Day activities too.

In my class we were shocked to discover a murder had taken place! Mrs Irving had completely molicated Bart Simpson! The children had to find out who the murderer was using clues around the class

Remember to come along to our Open Morning on Wed 11th if you can make it. We’d love to see you! 9:20am

P1A Visitors

P1A have had two visitors this week to talk to us about how they help us. On Wednesday we had a talk from Michelle who works as a physiotherapist. She told us how physiotherapists help mend the parts of our body that move, like our wrists and knees.

Today, we had a visit from PC Grant, our community police officer. He told us how police officers help people in our community and gave us some super advice on how to keep ourselves safe. We also got to have a seat in the back of the police van!

Learning Pathways – our learning pathways for reading have gone home today. Please return these by next Wednesday.

Gym Shoes/Gym Kits – this afternoon we tidied out our cloakroom so we have sent home gym kits and gym shoes.

ELC – 06.03.20

This week we have been exploring where does food come from, discussing that we get food from shops but also learning that food comes from plants and animals. Next week we are going to explore where can we buy food, eg Tesco, Butchers and Bakers. We have also been exploring money this week, identifying different numbers. Have a lovely weekend ?

For some of the Caley Thistle team , World book day was spent at Lochardil promoting The SPFL Trust 4-4-2 reading programme with all our children encouraged to take part and get their reading card from the local library (read 4 books, collect 4 stamps, get 2 tickets*). Class leaders in each group helped explain to their classmates what was involved. The offer is open to all primary aged children. * Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC are offering a family ticket for anyone who successfully collects 4 stamps.

P7B – World Book Day

Today we celebrated World Book Day!
We started off our day with some independent reading. It was a peaceful and enjoyable experience shared as a class.

Each teacher had prepared a half hour activity and throughout the day we rotated around the classrooms to take part. We enjoyed all the different activities, from a quiz to test our book knowledge to attending a ‘book tasting’ at the Lochardil book cafe.

ELC – 05/03/20

Today we have been looking and discussing our favourite books for World Book Day, some of us also dressed as our favourite characters. Also a reminder, if you could please hand back our Science event letter which takes place next Thursday 12th March so we know how many are attending please.

ELC – Forest Session 2

we had our second visit to the forest! It was a great action packed afternoon and all children loved it. We got a little bit muddy but a muddy child is a happy child and we could defiantly see that yesterday some of the children enjoyed making mud angels others showed more confidence as they explored in the mud jumping and splashing.

We then measured trees using ourselves we all found a tree and joint hand to see how many kids it took to measure the tree. Ryan “this one needs 4 children” We noticed some trees we could just put our two hands round because they were so small! Why not try this and get them to teach you on your next forest visit we’d loved to see your photos. They can be sent to Miss Paul. Maybe you even have a tree in your garden or way to school?

On our way back to our meeting point we found a tree we could swing in some children even managed to write letter using sticks and mud and acorns. What a great day!

Help required – Bikeability Training

Would you be interested in helping our pupils to learn about safe cycling?

on the roadsWe rely on parent/carer volunteers to help deliver Bikeability Training to our Primary 6 classes.

We have been advised of a training event for Cyle Training Assistants to be held at Milton of Leys primary school on Tuesday 17th March 9am – 5pm.  If you would like to attend this training, or would like more information about becoming a training assistant, please contact the school office who will be able to help.

BSL et Français P6B

We have been learning some BSL along with French. I haveposted some videos on our Google Classroom.Ask us to showyou and teach you what we have been leaning. Today we learned all about classroom objects in BSL and French. We had fun playing “Kims Game” to test our memory, team work and language skills.

P7B – World War 2 Visitor

On Friday we had a visit from Katherine, a retired head teacher who has a keen interest in all things WW2. Over her life she has collected many artefacts from the war and came to share them with us.

Using the artefacts we went through a timeline story of the war, from evacuees to D-Day. We had such a fun morning of dressing up, story telling and handing real items from the war. Have a look at some of our class dressed up as evacuees, soldiers, Nazi officers, RAF pilot and even Winston Churchill!


Book Fair – the class will visit the book fair on Wednesday afternoon. The children are welcome to bring in some money if they would like to purchase a book, we kindly ask that money is taken into school in an envelope or purse. The book fair will also be open for a short time after school.

World Book Day – World Book Day celebrations will take place on Thursday 5th March. The class will be taking part in lots of World Book Day activities and children are welcome to bring in their favourite book to share with the class.Children do not need to come to school dressed up.

Open Morning – our open morning will take place on Wednesday 11th March from 9:20 – 10:00am.

Homework – could homework packs be taken in daily as we need our reading books to complete our reading tasks in class.

Show and Tell – this week it is the turn of the Bright Sparks and the Super Stars!

P2A Update

A big well done to Aaron Ross who is our new pupil of the month!

P2A have been learning all about instructional texts and they’ve enjoyed a bit of role play using ‘bossy verbs’. Last week, the boys and girls got to make their own piece of toast for snack time. There was a lot of sticky fingers but they were able to confidently write their own set of instructions.

Mrs Beattie


Star of the Week

Congratulations to Ryan! He was our Star of the Week for his fabulous writing! Well done!

Pupil of the Month

Congratulations to Freya! She is our Pupil of the Month for her hard work and improvement in writing lessons. Well done!
A huge well done to Freya as well for her contribution to Lochardil Gymnastics team! Great work!

Chinese prints

We have been learning about Chinese silk printing. We created our own stencils and mixed different colours of paint to create our own Chinese pattern prints.