P1/2 had a visit from Dawn Murray from MFR for Junior Jobs Day and she told us about the different jobs that people have at MFR. She also brought us a load of treats!
We did an investigation using ramps and cars to find out the effect of force in making cars move.
We investigated the effect the weight of a car and the steepness of the slope would have on the speed of travel.
Here are some photos to show what we did.
Sixteen of our class thought the light car would travel faster and win the race. However, we found out that the heavier car traveled faster and won the race. We all thought the cars would travel faster down the steeper slope and we were correct.
We then drew a diagram of the experiment and wrote down the results.
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!!
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
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!
It has become apparent in a number of classes across the school, that there has been a significant amount of discussion regarding the ‘Momo Challenge’. As a school, we are keen to promote digital safety and encourage our pupils to stay safe whilst online, at both school and home, by making responsible choices. This also encompasses our core values as a school and we therefore try to promote and encourage our pupils to share concerns and be responsible in their online usage.
Many parents/carers may already be fully aware from national media coverage that this is a challenge presented on certain social media outlets that many of our children use frequently.
We are always working hard to ensure online safety, and in light of current topics in the media we have attached some parent information as support below for you to peruse:
We hope you find all of this information useful in supporting your children and all our pupils and ultimately keeping them safe online.
The Lochardil Team.
It has been an extremely happy day in school today. We dressed in clothes that makes us happy and brought in items that makes us happy too. We picked the place we are happiest in the playground which was the playing field and made a heart shape as a class. We thought a heart shape is a great sign to show someone is happy on the inside and the outside.
Celebrate World Book Day on March 7th with a new book from the Scholastic Book fair.
March 6th – 11th. Books are in the open area outside Room 10.
Pupils can buy books through the day or after school until 3.15.
COMPETITION TIME! Win a £5 book token to use at the Book Fair. Bring in a photo of yourself reading a book. Prizes go the most unusual location/place/idea!
Entries to the office by Tuesday 5th March. Have fun reading out and about or even upside down!
We have a few upcoming dates for your diaries that are happening next that you may wish to take a note of!
27th February 2019 – Happiness Day at school. Children are allowed to dress down for the day and not wear their school uniform. They can wear something or a colour that makes them happy. They are also asked to bring in something from home that makes you happy, so this could be a toy or other happy item!
27th February 2019 – 6.30pm-8.00pm – Health and Well-Being evening at the school, all welcome to attend.
1st March 2019 – Pupils have been asked to bring in a painted stone about the size of your fist, by this date. Thank you to the pupils who have already brought in their wonderful painted stone designs!
Just a quick reminder that the P1/2 Parent Interviews will now take place next week on Wednesday 13th February and Thursday 14th February 2019. It is hoped that parents will be able to keep the same time as was originally planned for last week. However, if this is not the case, Mrs MacIver is more than happy to arrange a more suitable time for you.
We are delighted to share that Lochardil has received the most number of tokens in the recent round of the TESCO Community Awards Bags for Life Scheme. Our Wise About Waste application should now be more achievable and we look forward to using the money (£4,000) effectively.
A big thank you to everyone who supported us.