Primary 2 have been exploring 3D objects. We can identify a cube, cuboid, cylinder, sphere and cone. We can also describe some of their features using the appropriate vocabulary.
Looks like it’s going to be a lovely day for sports day, let’s hope the rain clouds stay away. Remember your trainers!
Have a look at our Learning Overview for Term 4.
Welcome Back to Term 4. I hope you all enjoyed the brilliant weather in the holidays. It was lovely hearing all about the children’s adventures.
Please remember to send a change of shorts and t-shirt in for gym as soon as possible.
Homework has started this week and I have put the maths homework on Sumdog. The children know what to look for and they have till Sunday to complete it.
Today, we have started multiplication and have been learning about sets. The children were making sets with different materials.
The End of Term Service is on Thursday 4th April at 1.30 and we need 2 or 3 parent helpers to accompany us. If you have some spare time we would very much appreciate your help.
Just a reminder that the Collaboration with Chromebook evening planned for Wednesday 27th March has been cancelled.
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.
Just a reminder that there are lots of exciting healthy activities to bring your children to at the school this evening and everyone is welcome. There is no cost and you can play football with Inverness Caley Thistle, make a smoothie and join in laughing yoga.
We had a lovely day today! The children were delighted to bring in things that made them happy and tell us why their item made them happy. In the afternoon, we discussed different words for happiness and talked about how we feel inside our bodies when we are happy.
Here we are all dressed down for Happiness Day.
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!
Last week Primary 2 made stick dogs. The children thoroughly enjoyed looking after them and they certainly got lots of exercise in the playground. Today the children wrote all about their new pets. They were able to use lots of interesting adjectives to describe their dogs appearance and personality.
Just to let you know there has been a change of date for the open morning. The open morning will now take place on Wednesday 13th March at 9.15 -10 am.
We hope to see you there!
It was a snowy day but we were all keen to go out for our walk in the community to discover the different features of our community and look for patterns and shapes. The children were thinking about how our needs are met in the community and from their learning about children’s rights they were able to identify whether the features were something we ‘need’ or ‘want’. They developed their skills in taking photographs and here are some examples of their work. Apologies for the lack of photos of the children, I got so carried away with their enthusiasm in using the cameras I forgot to take photos of the children!!
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.
The parent meeting times have now been allocated, so please check your child’s reading diary for the day and time of your meeting.
Happy New Year!! We hope you had a lovely relaxing holiday. Can’t believe we’re into term 3 already! The children have settled nicely back into class and they’ve been working very hard. Keep it up primary 2!
We have a busy and exciting term ahead of us. Please find attached a copy of the term 3 overview.
Welcome back everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday.
Just a reminder that Parent/ Teacher meetings are on Wed 30th and Thur 31st January and there is a letter in the reading folders to be returned, with your preferences noted, as soon as possible.
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!
You are all warmly invited to the Open Afternoon on Thursday 13th December in Room 1 at 2.00pm till 2.45pm. We have some fun activities planned and look forward to seeing you.
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.
What a busy day we had today! Here are the pupils working hard at their creations this afternoon.
We listened to our songs for the nativity and decided who would like to stand up before the audience and speak. Parts are not finalised yet and as some children will have quite a lot to say I think we may have to give out more speaking roles!
This week, we are sending home the Sumdog login details for you to access Sumdog at home. Your homework is to play a little Sumdog at home. The letter with the login details is in the maths homework jotters and will be sent home on Tuesday.
Here is the learning overview for Term 2.
The weather has turned quite chilly so please remember to send your child to school with a warm and waterproof jacket for break times. P2 learning overview term 2
I hope you all had a fantastic holiday. It was great hearing all about what you had done in the holidays.
It’s been a very busy week so far with the excitement of the Fancy Dress Party and the Book Fair. The children had a chance to view some of the books today and the Book Fair will be in school until Tuesday next week. If your child wants to buy a book it is open each day until 3.30pm.
Please remember to send a change of gym kit to school this session. The children are going to keep them in their tray so they have a change of indoor shoes for when it is very muddy outdoors.
Have fun tonight!
What a busy term we have had and the holidays have come round really quickly! The pupils have worked really hard and we had a fantastic trip to Cromarty. Next term we have a small trip to Vue Cinema as part of the Intofilm Festival on 12th November. A letter will be sent home at the start of next session with further details and a request for adult helpers to assist us on the trip. Thank you for your support this term and we hope you have a lovely holiday.
How lovely it was to meet with the children’s families and see the proud faces on the children as they showed them all their hard work. Have a look at our photographs.
Primary 2 have been learning to tell the time. We can read o’clock and half past times on analogue and digital clocks. Today we began to explore durations of time. We used stop watches to measure the time it would take to complete a range of activities. How long do you think it would take you to do 20 star jumps?
What a fantastic day we had at the seaside. We climbed up to the top of a (small) lighthouse and found out about the air valves used to keep the fires going in olden times and how the lighthouse keepers communicated with each other through voice pipes.What an amazing view we had of the harbour and the seaside!
Then we found out all about the work done by scientists at the lighthouse and held dolphin’s and seal’s jawbones and teeth. Also, we found out about the different sounds made by different sea animals.
Finally we did a beach clean up and got creative with the different materials on the beach. We found some plastic and net on the beach and learned about the effect litter has on sea animals. We had amazing stone art and different kinds of sandcastles with moats. Thankfully no one fell in the sea, though some of us had wet toes when we didn’t run away from the waves fast enough. We didn’t make it to Rosemarkie which was just as well as we had some very sleepy children!
Just a reminder that all P2 and P1/2 pupils will be going on their first class trip of the session to Cromarty Lighthouse as this links in perfectly with their seaside topics this term. It would be appreciated for all children to come with a snack and packed lunch and be dressed in appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear, as we will be spending some time on the beach as well as in the lighthouse itself. Lets hope the sun will come out for our visit and we have a wonderful day with fantastic learning experiences to share when we return back home!
A letter will be sent home tomorrow about a school trip. We are looking for parent helpers to accompany us on Wednesday 26th September.
Welcome back everyone.
Here is our learning overview for Term 1