Category Archives: ELCC Blog 2019-2020

ELC – 19/09/19

School Photographs.

There will be school photographs (individual and sibling photos) Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September. ELC children will receive a letter on Monday the 23rd September with a time slot. If your child does not attend on a Monday, please await a phone call with this information. Consequently, if your child does not attend on a Wednesday or Thursday, their allocated time slot will be Wednesday 25th at 9:05am.

ELC – 18/09/19

Last Friday we were lucky to have a visit from Amy from Fit Kids who taught us different yoga positions and all children showed good body control and even the teachers enjoyed themselves 🙂


This week the children are given the opportunity to vote what they would like to learn about next from the What The Ladybird Heart story, choosing from Farmer or police. Children are showing good mark making skills when voting on the mind map.

African Drumming

Today we had the opportunity to listen to African drumming and showed good listening when learning different rhythms.

ELC – 12/09/19

Good afternoon, Please find attached the booking, registration and all about me forms to book into the October holiday club at Milton of Leys Primary School. Closing date for the forms to be returned to the MOL ELCC email by Friday 20th September. All forms must be completed and returned before this date or bookings cannot be accepted. Kind Regards Clare Mackenzie Childcare Manager Lochardil Primary School Lochardil Road Inverness IV2 4LB Tel: 01463 230250

ELC- 11/09/19

This week all children have investigating different objects in the nursery discussing what shape they are. We have also introduced talking tubs to encourage the children to discuss what they would like to learn about from What the Ladybird heard story.

ELC – Picture of the week

Molly “My bunny”
Alfie exploring different colours.
Struan “My ladybird has four spots”

ELC – 10/09/19

All Buttercup children enjoyed exploring and investigating the woods on Monday. They demonstrated good listening skills when dicussing the rules for the woods.

“Jumping in the muddy puddles”

The children were excited to visit Ach an Eas for the first time this session. The residents helped us to make our own playdough and participated in singing some songs.

“Thumbs up cause it was good”

ELC – 06/09/19

Another fun week over, learning more about ‘What the ladybird heard’. We have introduced two new makaton signs cat and horse.

A reminder that our Forest Sessions are starting on Monday the 9th September. The group going will be all monday morning Buttercups, please remember to dress warm. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

ELC – 29/08/19

We have been exploring the ‘What the Ladybird Heard?’ story by Julia Donaldson as the children have been interested in bugs and insects. This week we have found a ladybird in our garden which we were able to look closer at by using the magnifying glass…”They are red and has black spots”.

Home Link – Story Bag

Lochardil ELC is excited to introduce to you our new story bags. Each child will be given the opportunity to take home the bag where they will be able to share a story and some activities with their families. Please return these by the date given and in the condition that they were provided. Thank you, Lochardil ELC

Welcome Back :)

A warm welcome to our new children joining Lochardil ELC and welcome back to our returners. We hope you all had a fun break. We were enjoying hearing all your lovely stories today and cannot wait to hear more this week. Just some reminders to please make sure all items (clothes, shoes, toys etc) are labelled and that there is a new toy tub, where we would like children to place their own personal toy/teddy in to be kept safe. The staff and children loved being visited during break and lunch by our Primary 1 friends. Today we have been confident at exploring and investigating all areas and resources in the ELC.