Category Archives: P7

P1 & P7 Buddy Event – 01/07/19

The Primary 7 pupils would like to invite their P1 buddies to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Monday 1st July. P7 pupils will be bringing in their teddies and their favourite book to share, along with some juice and biscuits as part of the picnic. It would be great if all the P1 pupils could please take in their own teddy bears and one of their favourite story books on Monday too!

Let’s hope the sun will shine!

P 7 IRA feedback

Well done Pr 7 for a very positive transition experience this week at the IRA. You have all come back feeling good about moving on. You made new friends, enjoyed some very exciting lessons and met some great teachers. Only a few more days to go here now.

Thank you to Brodie for playing his bagpipes so expertly today at our Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award Ceremony. What a treat – it helped to make the occasion very special.

We hope to share our WW2 learning with you on Thursday 27th June at 9.30 am – 10.00am in the hall. All welcome.

Drummond School Sports are now on June 27th so we will be attending to support the pupils in the afternoon.

P 7 Learning Outdoors and Open Afternoon 7.6.19

We played a game “Fox and Squirrel” followed by drawing mazes.

It was lovely to welcome friends and family today. We showed some Loch Insh photos, our Animal Me quiz and our Chromebook Loch Insh reflections. Our Rose Bowl projects were on show too. Thank you to everyone who suppprted this event.

We enjoyed a visit from Mr Turner and Ms Douglas yesterday. They are guidance staff from the IRA. We were given helpful answers to our questions.

Pr 7 Loch Insh Lost Property

We hope you have recovered from the mountains of washing we delivered on Friday! We all had a great time. The pupils got on so well and took every new challenge in their stride. They were cooperative and positive throughout the week. Thank you for all your preparations and support to help make the trip go so well.

We do have some unclaimed items of Lost Property which will be available to view at our Open Afternoon on Friday 7th June. 2pm – 2.45pm.

Pr 7 Sports Champions

Well done to everyone for a super sports day today. Congratulations to our Sports Champions: Imogen, Evie and Scott as runners up and Beth and Sam taking home the Sports Champion Trophies. It was lovely to welcome back Mrs Reed to present the medals. Thank you to Mrs Macdonald and Mr Grant for helping to make the event a success.

More photos to follow!


Thank you to Mr Murray Ferguson from Cairngorms National Park and Cheries Dutton from Beggs Shoes “Happy Feet” who shared their skills set and job descriptions with us for our Junior Jobs Day.

We have had the same advice over the year when we have talked about careers and jobs when we have been out and about: “Do something you enjoy!”

Please return the KAT as soon as possible please which links with skills for work and life.


P 7 LOCH INSH info 21.5.19

As we sort out our arrangements for the forthcoming trip please find the attached information plus some top tips!

  1. Packed lunch and drink (no fizzy/energy type) for Monday. Packed lunch box/bag to be used daily.
  2. All items to be labelled especially waterproof trousers and jackets.
  3. No  phones or electronic devices.
  4. Behaviour code and Medical information sheet to be completed and returned asap please
  5. Medicines with accompanying form to be handed in on Monday morning. Forms will be available if you need one.
  6. Please drop off your child(ren) at the Dining Hall on Monday morning. Staff will be there to register and take medicals.Please come round to fire exit door rather going through reception.
  7. Please get in touch if you are unsure of anything.
  8. Copy of Act Prog x 1 8.5.19  Programme may be subject to change.
  9. Loch Insh Behaviour code letter May 2019
  10. Consent form and conduct 2019
  11. HC OE Medical form May 2019

Pr 7 Edinburgh 14 – 15 May 2019

We all had a great time on our overnight visit to Edinburgh. The Museum was very interactive with the Energy Wheel and F1 car being among the favourites!

The highlight was the Clip n Climb at the Climbing Arena. Excellent effort by everyone to attempt different heights and challenges.

We were very tired and hot by Wednesday! We walked across the Forth Road Bridge and then had an engineering workshop before heading home.

Thank you to Miss Ross and Mrs Veal for coming along to help us. Now we can’t wait for Loch Insh!


Pr 7 Sphero Fun 2.5.19

We had 4 Sphero challenges to complete today.

Swimming Sphero

Chariot Sphero

Arty Sphero

Long Jump Sphero

All successful and lots of fun!















P 7 Fort George 2.4.19

We had an interesting visit to see some World War 2 artefacts at Fort George. We chose our favourite item from each case and explained why it was of interest to us. We liked the medals, the box from Hitler’s desk and seeing the helmet with the bullet holes in it.

Thank you to our parent helpers for supporting us.








Pr 7 Archive Centre World War 2 Workshop 26.3.19

“It was interesting to find out how old the documents were.”

The oldest archive is from 1299. We saw behind the scenes about how damaged archives are restored and kept.

“The role at Central School doubled with the number of evacuees who came. 245 evacuees. The children knitted vests and socks for poorer children of Europe. They collected over 22,500 books for the troops. An amazing war effort.

We looked at letters, photographs, school records, newspapers, government advice brochures and Inverness and District records of homes and owners. It was a very informative place to visit.

Thank you to Lorna for her help with the workshop.


Pr 7 Loch Insh and IRA reminders

Loch Insh Parent Information Evening 6 pm – 7 pm TUESDAY 26th March 2019

A kit list and information booklet will be given out  at the meeting and this will also be posted on the Blog for future reference. If you cannot attend then the information will be sent home via schoolbag mail on Wednesday. 

IRA Transition Sports Event THURSDAY 28 MARCH 10 am – 12 pm. 

Pupils must have a change of indoor shoes and a full PE kit. Water bottle and snack may also be taken. It is recommended that gym kit is worn underneath school uniform for convenience. Changing rooms are not available.  

Pr 7 celebrations! 22.3.19


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Well done to Ross, Gavin, Sam, Rorie and Scott who were part of the Winter League Football team on Tuesday evening. They returned with  a winners trophy and winning smiles!

Sam, Ross and Beth took part in the MacRobert Cup Cross Country event on Wednesday. The boys came 5th and 2nd and shared their medal success very modestly. Well done to the whole team.

We have received the items we had ordered from the £100 the Parent Council have given us. Maths equipment has been “topped up” and we have a Sphero Bolt to use for our coding and programming curriculum. Thank you to all the support we benefit  from through Parent Council  fundraising.

We celebrated World Poetry day with writing Diamonte and Terza Rima style poems with a World War 2 theme. We also created a whole class “Performance” poem about Children’s Rights and The Sustainable Development Goals.

5 P of SDG 21.3.19

Pr 7 World Book Day

We attended the LoRAC Award Ceremony organised by Pr 6, read some of our class novel, read our own books and tried a quiz. Alba and Katherine won. We read “A Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl. which we loved!

Pr 7 Fairtrade Fortnight Come On In

We have been celebrating Fairtrade Fortnight with a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee today at breaktime.

We played a Fairtrade Banana board game and wrote Acrostic poems.

We are also writing a paragraph about the benefits of Fairtrade to farmers and consumers for homework.

Collaborating with Chromebooks Information Evening for Parents – 27.03.19

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!

Attention All Parents!!

Important E-safety Information for Parents

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:

What Is the Dangerous Momo Challenge on Social Media? (Parent Video)

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.

Book Fair March 6th – 11th

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!


Pr 7 Fundraiser

Thank you for the support today. We have raised about £208. The amount and quality of the baking was fantastic – plenty to tempt and feed everyone. The stalls went well and we all shared our talents and skills. We can cost out  our Edinburgh trip as we include the Disco money with today’s amount.

Have a lovely long weekend!

Pr 7 Simulation Day Experience

We were very proud of our class today. They dealt with the UNICEF emergency simulation event in a responsible, calm, respectful and cooperative manner.

We had a “debrief” after break and many of the pupils expressed feeling “annoyed” and that we they couldn’t trust us. We understood their emotions and hoped that the positive way in which they handled themselves proved to them that the experience was worthwhile. We were supported by Zoe, a UNICEF representative, who came into the class to work with us.

We spent some time reflecting on the situations of children around the world whose rights are denied for months and years due to disaster situation not just for 1.5 hours.

We were privileged to have been offered this experience as a trial school (only 1 other school has tried it out) and trust that the event will have been worthwhile.



Pr 7 Updates Feb 13th/Feb 15th


We have been invited to watch the Pr 5 and Pr 6 Scottish Opera Dress Rehearsal  Performance at the Culduthel Christian Centre. (1.30 pm)

Once that is finished we are walking to the IRA for a PE session with Mrs Chisholm. We will be dismissed from the IRA at 3 pm. Pupils must have a full change of PE kit and clean indoor trainers.


Edinburgh Trip Fundraiser: The pupils are running  stalls which will run at break time and lunchtime. Baking from all pupils would be appreciated.

Thank you for supporting us with these events


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.


Pr 7 World of Work Helpers needed please

We have session 4 booked in for World of Work on Thursday 17th January. We leave at 11.45 am and return 2.45 pm. Currently we have no helpers. If you can spare the time or know of anyone who could help us then please let us know.

Pupils require a packed lunch on Thursday due to an earlier lunch break.

Thank you for your help.


P1 and P7 Stories

Primary 1A were so lucky today to have the Primary 7’s come and visit us to read their very own Christmas Stories. The Primary 7’s have been working so hard to write fantastic stories for today and the Primary 1’s absolutely loved them!

What a lovely way to round of the end of term!

Thanks again to all the Primary 7’s for your fabulous stories!


Miss Munro


Primary 7 IRA Transition Ceilidh

Today the Primary 7s attended a ceilidh at the Inverness Royal Academy. It was a great opportunity to mix with people from different schools (and our future classmates). We got to show off our Scottish Dancing skills and, of course, we had lots of fun!

It was great to get to have a quick peek at the school and everyone is now looking forward to the next transition event!

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

Pr 7 update 11.12.18

Just a reminder that our Open Afternoon times are a bit different to the rest of school. This is just to allow parents/carers to visit other classes if they need to.

Room 16 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm Horrid Herod

Wear your Christmas jumper on Thursday if you have one! 

We still require some parent volunteers to escort us to the Inverness Royal Academy on Thursday 13th December at 9.20 am – 11.00 am for the Transition Ceilidh.

We would also welcome helpers for the Culduthel Christian Centre end of term Christmas service. Leaving at 9.25 am  and returning for about 11 am. Thursday 20 Dec.

Party food letters have been given out and we are looking for helpers with the Yearbook. Applications are welcome for Monday 17th December. Mrs K Marshall will be supporting this in the New Year. Job roles are being given out today.

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.

IRA Christmas Fayre

Thank you to the pupils from Lochardil Industries who came along to help sell our Rocks and Crosses game. We sold quite a few and appreciated the generosity of the community and the IRA for giving us a table to use.

Pr 7 Star Pupils

Well done to Scott, Ross, Kyle and Riley for their super help at the Fancy Dress Disco. Their DJ skills were great helping everyone to enjoy good music and dancing. They were well  prepared with games and suitable playlists for each stage disco. Of course, everyone did well and the event was a super success.

P7 Art

P7 have created some amazing artwork which has been inspired by Hokusai’s piece of work ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa‘.






Pr 7 Mr Soden’s Visit 20.11.18

We enjoyed a super afternoon with Mr Ian Soden as he shared information about energy use, why we need to make changes to our energy choices and the options we have with renewable energy.

He told us about the different projects his company (Dulas) get involved with and their developments with renewable technology e.g. solar panel fridge for vaccines.

The “Hydro” group won the prize for the quiz.

Thank you to Mr Soden for coming along and helping to remind us about our responsibilities to choose the right energy saving behaviours to help make good habits in our everyday life.

Well done Team Hydro.

Pr 7 9.11.18

Some of the pupils came in their uniforms today. This was as part of Remembrance Day.

We had  a Space Junk workshop at World of Work and programmed lego models which could collect “junk”. We watched  a short film about Clyde Space, a space technology company near Glasgow, who make satellites which weigh only 4 kg. Thank you to our parent helper.

Litter Picking

The Primary 7’s have been most helpful today by helping train their primary 1 buddy how to pick up litter in the playground.

The Eco team visited our class to show us how much litter they had found just this morning, managing to fill almost 3 bags!

As a school we aim to look after our school and wider environment by keeping it clean and tidy. The primary 7’s accompanied the primary 1’s today on their first Lochardil Litter Pick in Primary 1.

We learned how to use the litter pickers properly and safely following the guidance and expertise of our primary 7 buddies!

A big thank you to P7 for all your help today!

Pr 7 Moy Windfarm Visit 6.11.18

Thank you again to ENECO and Mr Amores for our Moy WIndfarm experience today. We had super weather up on site. We met Ewan and Ian who help to manage the site and take care of the ecology around the windfarm. We watched and listened as the turbine was switched on and off. They are huge!

We appreciated the support of our parent helpers.

Pr 7 Renewables topic

We have got going with our new topic and worked together to create our group posters. We enjoyed the visit from Mr Amores who works for Eneco energy company.














Pr 7 Reminder 6.11.18

Just a reminder that all pupils require to have a packed lunch for FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER as we are leaving for World Of Work at 11.45 am and the school lunches are not available before our departure.

Blythswood Shoe Boxes to be a the school for FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER.

Thank you

P 7 Help needed please 6.11.18

We require 1 helper for Friday’s visit to World of Work. Due to work commitments one of our helpers has had to cancel but is willing to swap a session date if that helps.

We have no helpers for our INTO FILM visit on Friday 16th November. (Leaving at 9.10 am and returning for 12.15 pm)

Thank you for considering how you could assist us and helping to deliver our enhanced curriculum.


Pr 7 Resilient Kids

We have started  a 6 week transition programme called Resilient Kids. We work alongside Donna and Jackie from the Inverness Royal Academy. We look at our emotional literacy/wellbeing and how we can cope and deal with the changes ahead. We talk about our emotions and discuss possible scenarios or pupil experiences which may cause problems/dilemmas  and feelings linked to these.

Resilient Kids is a Highland Council publication and we have used it successfully in the school at key transition stages.

If you have any questions or wish to know more about the resource, please let us know.

Pr 7 Reminders

Just to remind you…


MOY Wind farm visit.   £3 for bus please

We still require 1 parent helper.


World of Work: Everyone must have a packed lunch which we will eat at 11.30 am before ongoing to our second workshop.

Thank you.

P 7 Fancy Dress Disco: THANK YOU!

A sincere thank you to the amazing Pr 7’s who helped to organise and run a fantastic Fancy Dress Disco last night. Everything went to plan! The stalls were full of variety and the DJs were on form with super music and even showcasing the dance moves!

We do appreciate the help and support from home to make this happen! There was lots of money spent on prizes and materials for the stalls/games. Thank you for being part of the event in that way.

We were delighted with the fantastic turnout across all stages of the school. Thank you to everyone who came along all dressed for the occasion. Hope you all had a great time!

Mrs Armstrong enjoying a night out!

Dip your hand into the jelly

Where did the ball go?

Tattoo time

Pumpkin bowling

Dookin for apples

Thanks to all the staff who came along to help us run the disco safely.

The money raised will offset trip costs for an educational visit we have provisionally booked for next May.


Pr 7 Disco arrangements 30.10.18

Times to be there…

DJs and those collecting money – 4.45 pm

Setting up your stall – come when you need to as long as you are ready for 6.10 pm


Stalls finish at 8.45 pm. Tidy up your section. (Wipe table,  pick up litter on dining room floor, brush floor)

Hall needs to be brushed at the end of the night. You will be dismissed at 9.10pm. 

THANK YOU for all your preparations and hope we have a great time!

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. 

Lochardil Industries

Please support our Pr 7 Young Apprentice group who have a wonderful product to share with you at the Open Morning.

We have entered a competition to  raise funds for the Hospice by setting up our own business.

We have been given a loan of £50 and hope to generate a profit from selling our fabulous portable game. All money received goes to the Highland Hospice.

Sale table at reception. See you there!

Thank you for your support.

Pr 7 World of Work Session 1 Animation

We developed our programming, communication and teamwork skills today during our first visit to World of Work, Skills Development Scotland on Church Street. Alessio taught us how to programme the 8 x 8 grid with  a number  1 or 0.

We are already looking forward to our next session

Pr 7 Youth Action Team Substance Misuse Visit 4.10.18

We had an interactive workshop today with KIm and Leah from the Youth Action Team. They work alongside pupils to support them with drug, tobacco and drink issues. We got the message – “put positive things into your body and get positive things out!”

“It was a fun way to learn.” ABI

“I didn’t know the fine for littering was £60″ GRACE

” I learned about the dangers of solvents.” RORIE

“I didn’t know that glue could be so harmful or dangerous.” GAVIN

“Taking alcohol or drugs can increase your risk of behaving in an anti-social manner.” DOUGLAS

Pr 7 Sponsored Run and Art 3.10.18

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We’ve had a very active day running round in circles! We supported our buddies by running alongside them and counting their laps. We enjoyed our own run in between painting our art perspective pictures.

Please return sponsor money by Wednesday 10th October. Thank you for supporting us to raise money for school equipment.


Pr 7 Discursive Writing 10.10.18

Should society be more sympathetic to drug addicts?

This is the title of our writing for next week. Some additional reading and preparation can be done by using these links.


YOU TUBE – Addiction Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell


P 7 Open Morning Invitation 9.10.18

All welcome to our Literacy Open Morning with a Reading focus. Come and see the materials we use for our weekly reading sessions and some of the activities we do to develop our reading skills. There will be a comment feedback 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.

TUESDAY 10 OCTOBER 11.00 am – 11.45 am

P 7 Sphero Workshop 28.9.18

We used our maths and communication skills at the University when we attended a Sphero Workshop. We completed several challenges: Making the “robot” move along a line, make a square adding in light and sound effects and then getting it to dance! Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped.

Substance Misuse experiments





As part of our topic work, we have been carrying out some experiments to find out the effects of smoking and alcohol on living things. This did not prove to be 100% successful but our predictions that the bean soaked in milk would grow best was correct.

We also mixed yeast, sugar and warm water and watched the balloon inflate with the production of CO2 gas as a by product of the fermentation process. We didn’t really like the yeasty smell.

Kirking of the Council

An ancient Inverness ceremony – the Kirking of the Council – took place on Sunday, 9 September 2018.


Staff and Members of The Highland Council along with guests from the University of the Highlands and Islands and community councils joined the parade, led by the Royal British Legion Scotland (Inverness Branch) pipes and drums, and the City of Inverness Youth Pipe Band along with uniformed youth groups and school representatives. Also attending was the Mayor of Inverness’s twin town, St Valery en Caux, France, Mme Dominique Chauvel, and her deputy.


Our House and Vice Captains enjoyed being part of the celebration and represented the school with pride and excellent behaviour. Well done

Pr 7 Smoking Experiment

We were shocked and disgusted by the results of our experiment today which showed us the product of smoking. We had 7 cigarettes and made a simple smoking “machine”. The cotton wool was stained and brown. We didn’t like the smell.







Pr 7 Class Charter

We selected the rights we thought were most relevant to our class. We thought about the A,B,C,D and E of rights. (Universal, Inalienable, Inherent, Indivisible, Unconditional). We know that having our rights is incredible!




Pr 7

Mind the gap! Tooth fairy busy tonight

Welcome to the Pr 7 Blog. We have already been busy with our buddies and had 2 dental incidents with teeth falling out simultaneously!

We look forward to sharing our learning with you regularly.