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!
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!
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!
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 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!