This week, both P5 and P5/6 have been investigating natural dyes as part of their topics. We created three dyes using beetroot (red), Onion skins (yellow) and Red Cabbage (purple) and tried tie dye with cotton material. The results were really surprising, with the onions skins producing the most striking results! Great creative outdoor learning guys!
Primary 5 finished off their Great Outdoors topic today with a visit from Duncan from Cairngorm Creatures. He brought some fascinated creatures with him for us to learn about and handle. We learned that Giant African Land Snails have 200 teeth that act like a cheese grater, that bearded dragons have a third eye on top of their heads to look for the shadows of birds above them, and that corn snakes don’t eat corn, and taste the air with their tongues. Although some young people were a bit nervous, everyone at least touched something, even Mrs Scotson who conquered her fear of snakes.
Here is the term 4 overview for Primary 5. This details what we will be learning this term, as well as including a calendar of events.
Have a lovely long weekend!
On Monday we did physical education. We did gymnastics. We went on the vault and our gymnastic teacher Miss Barkely told us what to do. Last week we did our rights poem because it was national poetry day. On Thursday, 2 people came in called Calum and Irene. They were telling us about traditional music and Feis a Bhaile. It was really fun. We made fish out of the plastic left over from our tartan and we watched a live lesson on plastic in our oceans.
By George M and Layla.
This week we were making tartan out of plastic bags to help the environment and we had an open morning so the parents could help us make them. It was really fun and I think all the parents enjoyed it.
Also this week it was red nose day so on Friday it was dress down day and every one was dressed down for it. I think we raised a lot of money for the donations.
By Harvey and Aiden.
Primary 5 are in the middle of a World Book Day Quiz. Can you name these famous children’s literature characters?
World Book Day is tomorrow. Children are welcome to dress up as their favourite book character but it is optional. We will also be announcing the winners of the LORAC Awards – Lochardil Primary’s favourite authors, books, poems and digital literature.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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).
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.
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?
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.
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
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!