Today we made Viking bread. First we mixed flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and warm water together. Next we had to knead it for a while which was hard work. Then we sprinkled oats on the top and baked it for 40 minutes. Finally we got to take some home to try. I hope it’s tasty. Another 2 groups will make their bread tomorrow.
We are looking for 2 parent helpers who are free next Thursday morning, 4th April 2019, to join us walking to CCC for the Easter Assembly.
We have been cutting apples and oranges into fractions – halves and quarters.
P2 have been making things from snails to sausages, with play dough, and cut them into halves and quarters.
Here are a happy Grace and Orchid after they ran in the McRobert Cup competition today. The girls said they had lots of fun, with Grace coming in 5th and Orchid coming in 13th out of millions of runners! Well done girls!
The rest of us were active in the gym working on jumping using our ankles to spring up and our arms to get us jumping higher. Some of us had to work on the squishy landings! 🙂
Here are a couple of video clips.
We received cards with lovely messages from our partner school. With a little help from my friend Aimee, who is a secondary Modern Languages teacher, we translated them! The boys and girls were thrilled with their messages! We received a lovely Eiffel Tower keyring from Teddy! He brought a Nessie one with him to France at Christmas.
Teddy travels between the 2 countries too and he carries a USB in his backpack.
We are learning colours, simple greetings and number to 20 in French. Here are our letters ready to go. Teddy has video clips and photos from Burns Day to show this time.
7/3/19 World Book Day
Today we played a game called Who Am I? Each person was a book character. It was good fun trying to guess who we were!
Can you guess which book character everyone was today? There were some fabulous costumes!
Thank you so much to you all for the wonderful pictures, models etc you have made for the Viking class talks this week. I have heard 7 fabulous talks. Great job everyone! (There should be a wee feedback sheet in the schoolbags.)
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!
28/2/19 P2/3 visited the UHI STEM Hub to learn how to be a good scientist.
1. First, we had to observe what happened to a liquid when we added an indicator. Some liquids changed colour.
2. Then we had to spot if a chemical reaction had taken place.
3. Finally, we added drops of water to a felt pen spot and watched the different colours appear.
There were lots of new words for us to learn today!
We all loved wearing our lab coats and felt like real scientists, especially Robert, Lily’s Dad!
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!
20.2.19 There are a few up-coming events to share with you.
27th February 2019 – Happiness Day at school. Dress down day. Bring in something that makes you happy!
27th February 2019 – 6.30pm-8.00pm – Health and Well-Being evening at the school.
28th February 2019 – Visit to UHI for Science Experiments – am – £2.50 cost.
A wee video from today … grinding flour like the Vikings did.
14.2.19 Inverness Museum Visit
We were looking for evidence that the Vikings really did come to Scotland – a great opportunity to use the class Sherlock Holmes hat and magnifying glass!
We have taken a box of Viking artefacts back to school with us.
This afternoon some of us dressed up as Viking boys and girls …..
25/1/19 Burns Day
This morning the cook prepared a Burns Supper for us.
1. First we said The Selkirk Grace written by Robert Burns.
Click below to see the video.
2. Then we listened to the bagpipes playing “A Man’s a Man for A’ That”.
3. Then we ate.
Click below to watch some video clips.
A big thank you to everyone who wore tartan – you looked very smart!
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 played a game where one person moved from the start following instructions like forwards, backwards, left, right, 1/4 turn, 1/2 turn to get to the end. It was a bit tricky! The general consensus was “It was easier to move someone than being the person moving.” Something to practise.
P2/3 Burns Day 2019
On Friday, 25th January 2019, we are planning a wee Burns Supper in class. We will listen to the bagpipes, say the Selkirk Grace, sample the food and say a Burns poem. If you have any tartan clothes or accessories – kilts, skirts, dresses, sash, bows etc please take them in on Friday, as we are hoping to FaceTime our Pen-pals in France then too!
Thank you in advance.
17.1.19 Indoor Shoes/P.E Reminder
Please send in a pair of indoor shoes for your child if they haven’t got already. They can be old shoes/trainers or plimsols. Outdoor footwear cannot be worn in the classroom, especially at this time of year.
PE this term will continue to be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has a change of clothes – t-shirt, shorts, gym shoes etc so your child can participate fully. Thank you for your continued support.
10/1/19 Today we worked a bit more on maps and we watched a video clip that told us more about the Vikings.
The longships were made of oak.
They used to name their swords ( just like a family member). One was called Fearsome Leg-Splitter. Next week we are starting to make swords and will name ours too, just like the Vikings did!
If you have any cardboard tubes from kitchen roll, foil, clingfilm or wrapping paper inserts, please save them and we can use them for our swords. I have about 1/2 a dozen but we do need more. Just send them in anytime from now on. Thanks!
9/1/19 We sprung into life this morning with another active gym session. Ava was delighted to shoot 5 baskets in a row!
In Maths we were moving our teddy bear clock-wise and anti-clockwise, left and right and 1/4 turn and 1/2 turn.
We started off our Viking topic, finding out who the Vikings were and where they came from. We used maps to help us see where places are. More tomorrow!
Viking means pirate raid – Mac
Vikings didn’t wear horns in their helmets – Robbie
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
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!
We have been enjoying looking at polar animals and learning what it is like in the Arctic and Antarctic. We used thermometers to measure temperature and have made arctic foxes and penguins. Today we wrote facts in pairs about Arctic animals and listened to an informational song about penguins which we really liked, listen to it at home.
As you will be aware we have started rehearsals for the P1 and P2 Nativity. A letter has gone home with the performance dates and you should return the slip requesting tickets as soon as possible. The P1s are angels and the P2s are shepherds and we would very much appreciate your help with the costumes. A letter has gone home detailing the items to bring in to school though please note for some of the P2 pupils (the main characters ) the school is providing their costumes. The children know who need to bring in costumes.
A letter for those wishing to have Christmas Lunch has also been sent home and the slip should be completed and returned to the school.
This week Sumdog logins were taken home in the school bags. Hopefully you have seen them. If you have any questions or difficulties getting logged on, please let us know. Sumdog is a resource that we are using to develop maths skills. It can be used on any device and as often as your child wishes. We will continue to use it at school too.
A wee reminder that tomorrow morning P1A, P1B, P1/2, P2/3 and p3 will be visiting Vue cinema to see The Giant Pear.
We are really looking forward to a fun day at the cinema.
Just a reminder that it is also Children in Need tomorrow so the children are allowed to dress down for the day. Please remember to bring in your £1 donation for dressing down as well as extra pennies if you would like to donate to take part in any of the wonderful games that will be on offer.
See you all tomorrow!
Miss Munro 🙂
We have had a lot of parents asking across p1A, P1B, P1/2, P2/3 and P3 regarding what the children should be wearing on the cinema trip this Friday.
As it is Children in Need this Friday the school is having a dress down day to support the charity – where you will bring £1 to school as a donation.
We are happy for the children who are attending the cinema in the morning to also show their support for Children in Need by dressing down. The children will be wearing their high vis vests over their clothes for the trip so there is no need for them to also have a Lochardil jumper.
Please come dressed down on Friday with your £1 donation! We are very much looking forward to our cinema trip. 🙂
Today we enjoyed hearing from Lily, Abigail and Harvey from our class about another uniform they wear and why. Rory, Chelsea and Orin from P7 joined us to share why they wear their uniforms. We heard about World war 1 from P5 and P6/7 at assembly and every boy and girl in our school made a poppy that is displayed outside in the playground.
Exciting news! We are going to have school “Pen Pals” from France!
She very kindly brought us some gifts – stickers, biscuits and nougat from France. The children wrote us postcards to introduce themselves too.
There has been a happy vibe in the classroom since we started back this week. I’m sure it’s extra- curricular??!
Well done to The Pumpkins Team – Rohan, Ellie, Lily and Abigail who won our spooky class quiz today!
Next Tuesday, 6th November 2018, the class have a slot to visit the visiting Book Fair. It is open everyday after school if anyone wants to have a wee look in advance.
This morning we used collaborative learning “1 stay 1 stray” to share our topic posters about Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We designed the posters in pairs and took turns to tell someone else about our poster. We just need to remember to try our best to do it all now, me included!
Wednesday 10th October 2108, Waste Awareness Workshop – Freya Connell to visit our class.
Tuesday 30th October 2018, 6.15 – 7.15pm, Fancy Dress Disco.
Friday 16th November 2018 – 10am – Into Film Vue Cinema Trip
Visit to Lochardil Woods and endangered animals workshop to be re-arranged for next term, due to illness.
4/10/18 Ness Book Challenge
Here are some snaps of the boys and girls taking part in the Ness Book Challenge today. We enjoyed 20 minutes of reading our class novel together and reading our own book quietly.
This morning we used materials from the school garden to make symmetrical designs. We had great fun. Aren’t they fabulous?
Today we had a VERY active day at school! At P.E we had fun playing our new game Waspital, where today’s health challenge, suggested by Ava Young, was to do 5 burpees.
After that we worked in groups on a sequence to include a roll, bounce, kick, throw and catch, using a ball.
Later we took part in the fun run where EVERYONE did a fabulous job! A huge well done!
Lots of fit but tired boys and girls at the end of the day!
All welcome to our Literacy Open Morning with a Reading Focus. Come and see the materials we use for our reading sessions and some of the activities we do to develop our reading skills. There will be a feedback comment sheet about “What’s Working Well” and “Even Better If” about literacy/reading for you to fill in, if you have time, before you leave. We look forward to having you along.
Tomorrow morning we are taking part in the school fundraiser 20×10 where we run on the grass field. Please make sure you have your gym kit/suitable running /walking clothes for outside.
Thank you for bringing in your favourite stories. We are really enjoying reading them.
We have finished reading The Lorax and had a go at identifying the main ideas of the text and why Dr Seuss might have written the book.
Today is Roald Dahl’s birthday so we began reading Mrs MacLelland’s favourite Roald Dahl book – James and the Giant Peach. Some of the children decided to play Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker at lunchtime!
We have been learning about our online world, enjoying stories about Smartie the Penguin and The Smart Crew. We have been sharing stories about our online experiences too. Here is a video clip/chant we learnt, to help us when something happens online we are not sure about.