Category Archives: P5

P5 and P6 Pupils – Scottish Opera

Just to let you know we have been able accommodate all requested tickets that have been previous asked for, for our performance tomorrow . At this point we are expecting a full house so will not be able to accommodate any further ticket requests. We will not be handing out paper tickets so please just come along  for a prompt start at 2:15pm and enjoy the performance . If children have been given permission, they will be able to be dismissed from the CCC. If we have not received permission, children will return to school for around 3:15.

TESCO Tokens – Lochardil comes first!

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.


Primary 5 Term 3 Overview

Hi everyone!  Please find here our overview of learning for term 3, including some important dates for your diary.

Please make sure that you all have your forms for swimming and parent’s interviews returned asap.

Any questions please let me know.

Term3 Overview

This is the view from our classroom window this morning.  It’s going to be a beautiful day for learning!

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumpers!!

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

Christmas Decorations in P5

Yesterday we made a wreath out of paper cones and its hanging on our door for parents to see at our open afternoon on Thursday at 2.00 till 2.45.

We also made a bauble out of lots of paper snowflakes and it is hanging in the assembly hall for display. THANK YOU by Oliver and Cameron 😀


Our week in Primary 5

This week we painted our Islamic Art.  We used lots of bright colours. 

We also made mosques out of card.  We made them by folding, cutting and gluing.  We did volume in maths.  We did textbook work and practical work.  We did writing about the Greatest Gift.  Class royalty was Calum and Flora because they for the most dojos in a week.  We also watched the pantomime and the nativity. By Calum and Morgan.

Underpants, race tracks and painted faces

This week , Primary 5s blog is brought to you by George M and Lilly.

This week we were at the cinema to see CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS. We went with the Primary 2 class. On Tuesday we prepared our writing  on World War One. On Thursday we learned about perimeter and area.  We learned that perimeter is the outline and area is the inside of the perimeter.     In maths, we also learned a new game.  It involves speeding round a race track answering times table questions.  Record holders:  Lilly with  15 seconds for the 5 times table and Hamish with 50 seconds for the 2 times table. On Friday it was dress down day for Children in Need.  Here are a list of stalls we have – beat the goalie, nail painting, lucky dip, bake sale, facepaint, raffle, button stacking and Pudsey.  It was a really fun day.   Thanks for reading. Bye!

Remembrance Assembly and Poppy Display

We have been learning about WW1 for Remembrance Day . We did an assembly about it. And we did the poppy display for the school and we made some of them.  We made the poppies from plastic bottles. In school we made acrostic poems with the word POPPIES. And for maths we have been doing measurement and we measured the corridor with meter sticks and trundle wheels. (by Elsie and James).

Outdoor Classroom Day

P5 were doing activities outside yesterday for outdoor classroom day.  First they had to read outside. They could either sit down and read or walk and read.


Then they had to look for certain types of leaves. They had a sheet showing the types of leaves they needed to find. T


We also got cards with questions on them. And we had to go away and  see if  they were true or false. One of them was if you wrap a tape measure round a tree and times your answer  by three, it tells you how tall the tree is. And if this  is true then it would be very helpful but it was false.


Another  card was to do a bug hunt were you had to look for bugs  the class found lots of bugs.

Primary 5 Welcome New Teacher


Hi.  My name is Mrs Scotson and I am the new teacher in primary 5!  P5 and I have spent the morning getting to each other, which is not easy with 29 new names to remember!  The class wrote anonymous questions they wanted to ask me and I wrote questions for them.  This is what the class asked me.


Q. Where are you from?

A. I’m originally from Penicuik, just south of Edinburgh.  I have lived in the Highlands for 12 years.

Q. Have you been a teacher before?

A. Yes.  When I first moved to the Highlands I taught at Strathpeffer and Tarradale.  Last term I was a supply teacher at 6 schools in Inverness (Croy, Ardesier, Cradlehall, Duncan Forbes, Smithton and Balloch).

Q. Do you like Fortnite?

A. I have never played it.  Video games are not really my thing.  I prefer to be playing outside, although I do like working with computers too.

Q. What is your favourite food?

A. Pizza!

Q. What is your favourite place to eat?

A. (After much consideration) I think it’s Ziizii’s, although there used to be a pizza place in Edinburgh where you could watch them cooking pizzas in a big stone oven.

There are lots more questions in the tin and the class will have a chance to ask me more questions all week.  The class have so far made me feel really welcome and I am looking forward to working with them for the rest of the year.

Fancy Dress Disco 30.10.18

Come along to our Fancy Dress Disco


ELC – Pr 1               5.00 – 5.45 pm

Pr 2, Pr 3                 6.15 – 7.15 pm

Pr 4,Pr 5, Pr 6         7.45 – 9.00 pm

£3 entry

Please collect  your child from the hall. 

Open Morning


Tomorrow between 11 and 11.45 is the open morning and hopefully most of you will be able to make it. We are all looking forward to welcoming you and sharing our learning experiences!

Miss Mackenzie and P5

Dictionary Skills

We have been practicing our dictionary skills in class and had a dictionary wars competition. In the first round Harvey won with close competition from Lilly, Layla, Freya, Morgan and Finn. In round two it was Cameron who took first place with Oliver, Melissa, Ollie, Aiden and James close behind! Great work P5!