We have really enjoyed letting the Nursery join in our P.E sessions as part of the Health and Well-being transition activities. We hope they have had fun also and are looking forward to coming to P.1 in August!!
Fredie and Archie showing off the medals they received for playing rugby. Well done to both of you – amazing!
Term 4 is now well underway! Please click on the link below to find out what we will be learning this term in Primary 1B. Thank you.
Primary 1A and Primary 1B had a fantastic time this morning searching for the Easter eggs hidden around the playground. A big thank you to Ashie House group for organising such a fun day for us all!
We made the most of the sunshine before lunchtime by going on a science hunt outside. We were able to identify lots of different materials such as wood, metal, plastic and rock.
We had a great time playing on the trim trail before we had our lunch.
Today we had lots of fun and lots of laughs re-enacting emergency situations at Loch Ness. We now know that in an emergency, we should dial 999, give the operator our name, tell them where we are and also what has happened.
Tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd April) Ashie House group have organised an Easter Extravaganza!
All the classes will be taking part in an Easter egg hunt where we must count the number of hidden eggs in the playground. Primary 1A and primary 1B will be taking part in the egg hunt together before break time!
On Wednesday afternoon the Ashie house captains will announce the winner from each class.
As part of the Easter egg hunt children are encouraged to wear bright colours to school tomorrow!
Good luck and happy egg hunting!
Miss Munro and Mrs McArthur 🙂
Well done to Alayna, our March pupil of the month. Alayna is a super listener who always tries her very best. Thank you, Alayna, keep up the good work!
Happy Red Nose Day – a huge thank you for all your contributions today!
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...
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 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!
Keeping fit and healthy and having lots of fun!
We love being super role models for the ELC boys and girls when they come to visit.
Primary 1B love learning! Have a look at how hard we work when undertaking our literacy tasks. And you thought all we did was play…
We have been carrying out some water investigations and, as part of this, we were looking at and holding various objects and then predicting which ones would sink and which ones would float when placed in water . We then tested to find out if our predictions were correct.
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.
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!
As part of our RRS we took part in a flood simulation. We thought about how it affected our rights and the emotions we felt. The children showed such kindness and thoughtfulness towards each other until help arrived. The children were reassured that the teachers all new what to do to keep them safe and that the emergency services and organisations like UNICEF would come to our aid. We then watched a video about a school that had suffered a real emergency and saw how quickly the school was repaired and the children received their right to an education and clean water.
Show and Tell with the Brilliant Butterflies, the Busy Bees and a very attentive audience!
Super numberwork partners…
…and Marley completely focused!
Some of primary 1s decided to come along to Mrs Armstrong’s lunch time craft club today. We had a lovely time making tooth fairy pouches to put under our pillows for the tooth fairy! As it turns out a few of us have wobbly teeth so hopefully we will be able to put the pouches to good use soon!
Sharing our number activities with children from ELC and being super role models…
Activity time after a hard day’s work…
The boys and girls of PIB have enjoyed having the nursery boys and girls come to visit the classroom during number time. They have had fun together, singing some number songs and working on lots of different number activities. Our class have felt very grown-up and responsible and have been super role-models. Thank you Primary 1B!
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.
We started our Inverness and Loch Ness topic by finding out where Inverness is on a map of Scotland. We enjoyed looking at the atlas and then we looked at a large scale map of Inverness and managed to point out various Inverness landmarks including The Kessock Bridge, The River Ness, Loch Ness, The Caledonian Canal, Lochardil School and Raigmore Hospital.
Please find attached, the learning overview for term 3 in Primary 1B. Thank you.
There are still a couple of children from primary 1A and 1B to return the last expressive arts learning pathway.
We ask if you could please have the learning pathway completed and returned to school by this coming Monday.
Miss Munro and Mrs McArthur.
Just a wee reminder that the Primary 1 Christmas Party will be this coming Wednesday in the afternoon.
Please remember to have your child bring the highlighted items of food detailed on the Christmas party letter that went home this week. If you could have the food in by Monday or Tuesday it would be very much appreciated.
The children are welcome to come to school dressed in their party outfit. However, if you would rather they can take a change of clothes in a bag to school and get changed in the classroom before hand or go home at lunch time to get ready at home. The choice is yours!
We are very much looking forward to it! 🙂
Miss Munro, Mrs McArthur and Mrs MacIver.
Just a quick reminder, the children will be receiving their Christmas dinners in the dining hall for lunch tomorrow if they have ordered them and all children and staff are encouraged to wear their finest Christmas jumpers if they so wish! Please do not go out to buy a jumper especially for the occasion, it is the company and the wonderful atmosphere that we are all looking forward to tomorrow!
Many thanks, The Lochardil Team
We are looking for parent volunteers to help escort our pupils to our annual end of term Christmas service, at the Culduthel Christian Centre , on Thursday 20th December. We will be leaving school about 0930 to arrive at the CCC for 10am. If you are able to help, please let your child’s class teacher know by Monday 17th December. Thank you!
The Primary 1s and Primary 2s were absolutely super during their Nativity performances over the last few days. All the children have worked really hard learning all the songs and their lines and we couldn’t be happier with all their fantastic performances!
A big thanks to all the family and friends who took the time to come and see the children perform, you were a super audience and we absolutely loved having you!
The countdown to Christmas is now officially on!