Some pictures from our Enjoy-A-Ball session in school this week.
Thank you to all the parents/carers who attended our open morning yesterday. It was lovely to see you all and I know the children were so proud of all their work and really enjoyed showing it to the ‘grown ups’! Thank you for your continued support.
This week we have been joined by Mrs Dunbar, from the UHI, who will be with us until Friday 8th November 2019. We are delighted to have her with us and the children will have an extra adult in class to assist and support them.
We started a new 4 week block of Kodaly with Rosalind yesterday. We are looking forward to learning some new songs and games.
Today we took part in a fun drumming workshop with a band from Ghana called Kakatsitsi Drummers. Here are some comments from the children and some photos.
“That was awesome” – Antek
“It was exciting!” – Ben
“I Liked the noise” – John Hector
“My hand was hurting afterwards.” – Ioan
“I thought it was really good.” – Nathan M
Just wanted to share with parents/carers that I will be out of school tomorrow and the class will be covered by Mrs. Farqhuar. Also, Show and Tell will be for the Busy Bees and Clever Caterpillars this week and The Fabulous Frogs and Brilliant Butterflies will have their turn next week.
Thank you and have a super weekend when it arrives!
We hope all of the boys and girls in P1A enjoyed their first day of school! We got to have lunch with our P7 buddies and listened to a story about a little boy’s first day at school.
Our PE lessons will take place on Wednesday and Friday morning. Could all pupils please bring suitable clothing and footwear, which can be kept in a bag on your child’s peg.
The Inverness Courier will be visiting to take our P1 photo on Tuesday 27th of August at 1:30pm.
A HUGE thank you to all the parents/carers of P1A and P1B for all the lovely gifts we have received. We have thoroughly enjoyed our year with your children and wish them all the best for Primary 2.
Have a super summer, enjoy time as a family and hopefully, the sun will shine!
Mrs McArthur, Miss Munro and Mrs Sutherland.
The children enjoyed preparing and eating their healthy wraps! It was the perfect way to finish off our ‘Food Glorious Food topic’.
They’ve been a fantastic class!
I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing holiday. Enjoy.
Mrs Beattie x
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!
Miss Munro and Mrs McArthur 🙂
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.
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!
Miss Munro and Mrs McArthur (P1A & P1B).
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.
Our pizza making was good fun!
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!
Let’s hope the sun will shine!
Today we are having a go at designing and cooking our own pizzas. We read a pizza poem to get us in the mood!
We played a snap game with different bodies
Primary 2 have been learning about the tasks required to look after a baby. A big thank you to Hazel’s mum who came into class this week with baby Fraser. We were all delighted to meet him!
Another gorgeous day for some outdoor learning. Using chalk and sticks we made our own clocks in the playground. We then challenged each other to tell the time.
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.
The whole school and supporting members of our local community came together this afternoon to celebrate Lochardil Primary School obtaining its GOLD AWARD STATUS for UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools!! What an achievement everyone!
P1/2 were outdoors today looking for as many materials as they could find to make some hedgehog pictures!
P3 had a great time learning how to play Ultimate Frisbee!
We were very good at throwing and catching the frisbee and we used those skills to play a game. Thank you to Roddy’s Dad and Scott for coming in to show us how to play!
P3 Dividing Champions!
We are challenging ourselves with very tricky dividing sums!
P1/2 were having a wonderful time on a scavenger hunt using all of our senses on Friday. We then joined in some fun with bubbles with P1A and P1B to celebrate finding all the items from our hunt outdoors!
P3 were outside for maths today! We were looking for right angles.
We made our first visit to the polytunnel today but one of the flower beds was damaged so we could not start our gardening. Fingers crossed for next time!
P3 Texture Designs