One of our extremely talented Lochardil Primary Parents has been very busy creating this beautiful “Lochardil Lockdown – Don’t Worry Bee Happy” outdoor display right outside the school gates!
Some children have already been very busy painting stones at home, and what a fantastic job they have made. It is lovely to see such bright and colourful creations making us all smile during lockdown.
We think the stones are looking a bit lonely and thats where you guys come in – our fabulous Lochardil Primary Pupils and Families! We want you to add to our lovely display by getting your hands on some stones and taking the time to paint or colour them in whatever way you choose – and when you are out on your daily walk make sure to add your stone to our collection.
Let’s see how many amazing colourful stones we can get displayed in front of our school gate to make sure that we keep each other smiling during Lockdown.
Orchid is swimming 270m in a loch soon. We measured 270m with a trundle wheel to see what it would look like. It was 18 and 1/2 times our playground width (where we line up).Good luck to Orchid with her swim!
We were excited to shop at the Book Fair together. Tom Gates was popular with the class. Ioan bought a joke book and entertained us before we went home.
World Book Day
We played Who am I? using book characters, then the class went around other classes enjoying book related activities.
Some children dressed up – here they are – fabulous costumes again this year.
In our short week we have been very busy! Our class have been doing their bit for the environment by litter picking, in our house groups.
Class talks have been amazing! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped the children prepare. We have made a wall display you can see on the the next open morning.
Special thanks to Mrs Urquhart, Hollie’s mum, who took a virtual reality headset in to show us around Rome. It took all morning for 30 of us to have a shot.
Fun! Amazing! Fantastic! are some of the comments the children made. I was blown away by the experience….maybe we could fundraise for a set or ask Santa?!
Finally, on Friday Duntechaig house captains held a health and wellbeing day for us. It was indoors as the weather didn’t hold up. Everyone had fun and some exercise followed by a Time to Talk back in class.
We have started thinking about the C word this week by starting to read The Christmasauraus by Tom Fletcher. Children are welcome to read along in their own copy if they wish. (If anyone’s interested, it’s £4 in The Works.) The children have chosen some Christmas songs they’d like to learn this year too.
After hearing the story of Rama and Sita the children designed their own Mehndi patterns which Hindu’s would wear at Diwali. Aren’t they amazing! Next week I will bring in some Henna paste to try some of the designs out in class.
We read Pudsey’s Great Fundraiser story this week and the children decided the message in the book was:
“Sometimes you get things wrong a few times before you get things right. “- Ava M
“If your ideas don’t work out, ask a friend what they think.” – Liam
A massive than you to everyone who donated money, items and their precious time to help our fundraising efforts for Children in Need. We raised a fabulous £786.58! Mrs Prentice and Miss MacArthur would also like to thank the P5 pupils and P7 volunteers for all their hard work organising and running all the fundraising activities. Well done everyone!
Children in Need is on Friday and P5a and P5b have organised lots of fun activities and games to raise money for this fabulous cause. There will also be a ‘Dress Down Day’ on Friday for a donation of £1. There will also be a bake stall and raffle. Any donations of baking (no items containing nuts please) or items for our raffle would be gratefully received. Please send in any items of baking, or prizes, into school by Friday. Thank you very much!
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the Parent Council for giving our class some money. We have spent half of it… on a CD player, Nessie book and Nessie soft toy. We are using them as content for writing this term. We gave our French partner school the same Nessie book and toy. Our boys and girls liked them and asked if they could write their own Nessie story and do some Nessie art. Yes, we can!
Here are 2 more fabulous Hallowe’en costumes which got missed out last week…sorry girls!
Bonjour! Welcome back to our next term. Hope you had a good October break. I spent a week of mine in Paris and Versaille, visiting our partner school, Ecole Des Sources, in Linas, Versaille. The French children loved the Nessie toy, storybook and shortbread we gave them. Our children also made a Scotland flag from recycled materials for them. They are excited to hear about and see pictures of what life in Scotland is like and I am excited to use French more in the classroom!
Mrs Wilson and I have changed our days slightly so from this week on, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be Mrs Wilson and I will be doing Thursdays and Fridays.
We will be sharing our learning overview with you later this week.
This is an advance notice that we will be supporting this year’s Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.
Thank you so much to everyone who has supported us in the past. Last year we collected 55 shoeboxes and we would love to make this an extra special Christmas for those in need again this year.
This year Blysthswood will be collecting our filled Shoeboxes on Friday November the 8th. We would be very grateful if all donations could be handed into school by then. A checklist of suitable Christmas gifts to include in your shoebox will be going home on the first week of term.
Please help us to spread love and hope this Christmas.
Here are some photos of our artwork from this term. We have been reading Roald Dahl books so created pictures of Mr Twit and Fantastic Mr Fox. We also painted some abstract autumn trees.
We wish you a very warm welcome to P3 life! This week we made our class charter using our rights and we chose our class reps. Photos to follow next week.
Our project this term is an Enterprise Activity. To help prepare us, we had a team-building afternoon where the aim was to build a bridge to hold a toy car. Each team member could only touch their material and together plan and build the bridge. Every team was successful in the build and could talk about how they got on working as team.