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.
As we are unable to watch the Lion King on Stage we plan to watch it on the big screen. On Wednesday we we watch the movie on the big screen in our hall. Pupils can take a cushion and blanket (not bedding) along with some individually wrapped snacks. They can also bring a game or toy to school on Wednesday. We have been looking forward to our day out for a while so we are converting it to an Day in, instead. #positivity The film is a PG. if you would prefer your child not to watch it please get in touch with the class teacher.
All spaces requested for coming along to support us at our Scottish Opera Performance, on Tuesday, have been granted. Seats will be on a first come first served basis (no reservations). Our performance will begin at 2:15pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you for your support.
Open Morning – our school open morning, which was due to take place tomorrow, has been postponed.
Sports Relief – on Friday the school will be raising money for Sports Relief. Children are welcome to come to school in sports clothes for a donation of £1. A Zumbathon will also be taking place on Friday lunchtime with Mrs Fisher!Learning Pathways – all learning pathways are due to be returned by Wednesday 11th March.
Thank you to everyone who has offered to help with swimming. If you are able to help on the following dates or would be willing to be on our “emergency stand in” list please get in touch with Miss MacDonald.
Friday 6th March Friday 27th March Friday 24th April
The second week in Term 3 has already finished and P6 are getting enthused about many things on their timetable. P6 are practising for the Scottish Opera event in March where they will sing songs from Warriors (The Emperor’s Incredible Army). This week P6 have complete some fabulous artwork inspired by Andy Warhol.
Homework has been handed out today and pupils know that all homework is to be handed in by Wednesday the following week.
Just a reminder that if there are any outstanding KAT artwork, could you please ask your child to return them to school as soon as possible. Also there are still many places available for Swimming which will commence in February – the cost £20.
Our P6 pupils are due to go swimming,on Friday afternoons over 10 weeks, from the 7th February. However, unfortunately we have yet to secure any parent helpers. If we are not able to get parent helpers for each of these weeks we will be unable to take the P6 pupils swimming. If you are able to help for any of the dates, please get in touch with Miss MacDonald in P6B. Parents will not be required to swim, simply accompany and supervise the pupils.
Thank you for your support and cooperation in enabling us to provide an enhanced curriculum for our children here at Lochardil.
Neil, our local scout leader came into school today to tell us all about the skills we could be developing and the fun and experiences we could be having by joining scouts. He forgot to bring in all his information leaflets so he is going to drop them off at school this week. He said that Scouts is on every Monday evening in Green Drive Hall from 7pm-9pm. Miss Mac Donald
Primary 6 had a fantastic day at their Christmas party. One of our favourite games was “The After Eight Game” We had to get the After 8 from our foreheads into our mouth simply by moving our faces. Check out some of our expressions :
P6 have been working very hard this week. They have completed an art assessment which has focussed on “Street Art” and I have to admit, I have some very talented artists in my class. With Christmas in the air, P6 are fairly excited. I look forward to parents who can come on Friday next week.
An end to another busy week. P6A thoroughly enjoyed “Children in Need” on Friday. Some excellent make up and many thanks to P6A for their donations too.
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!
Just a reminder to parents that on Wednesday 13 November, P6 will be going to the Vue cinema. The pupils are excited as one can expect. There are some payments not yet received, so if possible, please make payments (£2) early next week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
This week, classes in Explore have been making things over the campfire. The classes learned about fire safety and used their weighing and measuring skills to make Dampers – sweet bread – over an open fire.
In case you would like to make this tasty bonfire treat, here is the recipe.
250g self raising flour
40g Caster sugar
100 ml water
First, put the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add the water a little at a time and mix well.
Use clean hands to knead the mixture and bring it together, adding more flour or water as required.
Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
Find a 50cm stick and cover the end in tin foil.
Take a small amount of dough, make it into a sausage shape and coil around the top of the stick.
Bake over hot embers for 10 to 15 minutes until it is golden brown and solid to touch. Alternatively, these could be baked in the oven (without the stick!).
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.
Bike ability workshops will run for all primary 6 pupils next term. The children will need to bring their bike to school on the following dates. If your child does not have a bike or is unable to get it to school please just let us know. They may be able to share with a friend . P6 A will have their sessions from 0915-0945 and P6B from 0945-1015.
Highland Council have revised and reissued the Chromebook Agreement that was sent home to p6s and p7s at the beginning of term. The revision brings the agreement in line with current guidance, particularly around charging devices at home. As these have been signed and returned already this term, no action is required. Here is the revised agreement for your information.
This week the upper school started Explore classes: our new outdoor learning lessons (p3/4 will have this next week). All 250 kids had the chance to say what they thought Explore should be about and what they wanted to learn. All the classes started making class totem poles! To quote one P5, “This sounds amazing!”