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ELC – Mackenzie Centre – Week 2

We had another lovely visit to the Mackenzie Centre this week. Due to bad weather we had to take a mini bus over, which was just as much fun as the bikes for the children !! We made our own music and learnt new songs, one was even in French !! The children absolutely love visiting the regular attendees to the Mackenzie Centre and all interact so well with them.

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We were making potions with strange ingredients. The children had to be as accurate as they could, as it was a competition to see how close they could get to precisely the correct amount. Two teams got it spot on! Very tricky so well done, as I measured them with a digital scale!

I also decided to sell the children. They posed as poor Victorian Workhouse children and I put them on the wall, just to see if there was any interest? Nothing so far but I’ll keep on trying. There’s bound to be some unscrupulous factory bosses somewhere…..

These are the images in colour, but you can view the display in black and white on our open morning.

Garden Donations Required!

We are delighted that Innes Anderson is volunteering to help us revise our Polytunnel in order to enhance the children’s outdoor learning experience in the school grounds this term. We kindly ask if anyone has donations to give to the school of the following items:

  • Bags of compost
  • Seeds for carrots, peas etc
  • perennial flowers
  • any recycled milk bottles
  • kitchen roll tubes
  • large 2 litre bottles
  • logs or tree stumps
  • any unused bedding plants
  • anything that you think could be used as a planter

ELC – Forest Sessions – Week 2

This week the children went on a bug hunt. They were given a check list, a pencil and a magnifying glass. We then explored the forest to see if all the bugs on the list could be spotted. Some even found bugs that weren’t on the list !! We returned to camp for snack then we were straight on to another adventure which took us to muddy puddle jumping. The children absolutely loved this with a few playing real life ‘stuck in the mud’ !!

P 7 JUNIOR JOBS DAY 17.5.19

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.

 

Sports Days

A  reminder of the arrangements for sports days.

Friday 24th May

P4 – 7 pupils           9.30am

P1 – 3 pupils            1.30pm

Thursday 30th May

ELC morning groups        9.30am

ELC afternoon groups     2.00pm

If your child does not normally attend on a Thursday, a letter has been issued to invite you to an allocated session.

Lochardil boys are 3rd in Scotland!

A team of Lochardil P6/7s travelled to Toryglen at Hampden on 8th May to compete in the National SSFA Soccer 7s championship. The boys played fantastically and were undefeated, winning 3 games and drawing 1. They narrowly missed out on progressing to the final on goal difference, but picked themselves up and went on to comfortably secure 3rd place in the whole of Scotland! Amazing achievement and we are all very proud of them!

The road to Hampden included the boys winning the Highland qualifying round in Inverness in November 2018, being the only team from nine which went on to compete in the North of Scotland qualifying round. The boys travelled to Dundee in March and played against very talented teams from Aberdeen, Perthshire and beyond and successfully secured one of only two qualifying places for the finals in Hampden! In Hampden the Lochardil team were one of the 8 top teams from across the whole of Scotland and to achieve 3rd place out of the hundreds of teams that entered is incredible!

Congratulations boys on such a great achievement!

A huge thank you to the football coaches who give up their time to coach the boys and also to Mrs Anna Miller for co-ordinating the admin side with the school office.

P2/3- Junior Jobs Day

JUNIOR JOBS DAY
Today PC Grant our community police officer came in to talk to us about his job. We enjoyed hearing about what he does and trying on some hats and uniforms. We also had Derek and Cordelia from the Clydesdale Bank who told us all about what it is like to work in a bank.

P6 – Trip to Edinburgh

P6 -Trip to Edinburgh

We have had a fabulous day in Edinburgh, visiting the Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth.

More photos will follow 🙂

We are on our way and in good time to see you all at our expected time of 7pm.

Highland Hospice Lucky Dip

Tomorrow, two girls in primary 5 are arranging a Lucky Dip to raise money for Highland Hospice. Layla and lily, helped by p5 friends, will be running their stall at lunch time as part of their Charities badge at brownies. So bring some change, have a go and make a difference! Great work girls.

P2 Maths

In maths, the children have been learning division. They have been using lots of different materials to practice sharing. It’s a tricky concept but they are persevering. Here are some photos of them working hard.

The children are looking forward to Mrs Fraser’s return and we had a little fun this afternoon as it was my last day. I have really enjoyed my time with the class and wish them all the best.

P2 – Welcome back Mrs Fraser

We welcome Mrs Heather Fraser back to her 3-day class post on Monday 20th May.

Mrs Beattie will continue with her 2-day post.

We thank Mrs Catherine Sutherland for all her hard work and dedication to the P2 class during Mrs Fraser’s absence.

 

P1A – Staffing update

Mrs Jilly Munro starts her maternity cover on Friday 17th May and take this opportunity to wish her well.

We are delighted that Mrs Catherine Sutherland will be covering Mrs Munro’s teaching day on a Tuesday until the end of this session.

 

 

Garden spring clean!

A small but energetic group helped tidy the school groups this morning. The garden is looking neat and tidy, bushes have been cut back and leaves swept. And we have made great strides on clearing out the poly tunnel, continuing the great work started by some of our p5s in their lunch breaks!  We have started to turn part of the poly tunnel into an outdoor learning space. Some way to go yet but a great start.  If anyone has any ideas, resources, time or skills they could donate to our outdoor spaces, please get in touch. A huge thank you to everyone who helped today.

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Badminton News

Our two primary 6 girls Abigail Barrie and Julia Sutor traveled to Perth at the weekend and represented the school and did us proud!

In the singles Abigail won all her pool games and also got through to the knockout tournament and then won through to the quarter finals where she met the number 1 seed.  Although she played really well but lost 21-11.

In the doubles they won all their games in the pool out of 4 matches to make into a knockout phase of the competition as pool winners, they then won through to the quarter final where they were narrowly beaten 21-19.

Coach Barrie said that their enthusiasm and conduct were exemplary and they played their very best badminton.  Well done girls!

 

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2/5/19

Here are a few photos from this week. Weighing, jumping hurdles and getting mail from our French Penpals! Enjoy the long weekend!

 

 

 

Bailey Cup Selection P1-4

The Bailey Cup will be taking place on Saturday 1st of June at Bught Park.

P1-4 classes will carry out their selection for runners next week, so please have your trainers ready!

Training will begin the following week with Miss Ross. We would be grateful for any parent helpers that might be able to come along and help us with our training sessions.

Save the date!! Saturday 22nd June – Summer Fundraiser

There will be a summer fundraising fair at the school on Saturday 22nd June from 11am – 2pm.  Lots of stalls and entertainment are planned, so please save the date and spread the word!

Volunteers will also be required to help with running the stalls, setting up & putting away etc .  If you could help with anything please let the school office know.

ELC – P7 Parent Council Meeting – change of date

Dear all Parents and Carers

 Due to the European Elections the next Parent Council Meeting has been postponed by a week, to Thursday 30th May.  I hope as many parents as possible will join us from 7pm in the staff room.  This is your opportunity to be involved and learn more about what is happening in the school.  We aim to keep the meetings as relaxed, friendly and informal as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you.

 

School Grounds Tidy Up

SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019  (9 am – 12 pm)

Come along and help us to sort out our School Grounds please. Bring tools and equipment for: Painting benches (brushes and sandpaper)

Weeding (forks, hand trowels, spades, rubbish bags)

Cutting back bushes and hedging (Shears, hedging cutters and pruning tools)

Polytunnel clear out

Does anyone have a trailer or van to remove all the garden waste we aim to generate?!

Thank you for time and commitment to the school.

(No children please)

Football Club at Lochardil

A message on behalf of Mr I Soden regarding school football club here at Lochardil:

The school football club is back training at the school this term. We train each Saturday at the following times:

P4/5 09.00 – 10.00

Girls 10.00 – 11.00

P2/3 11.00 – 12.00

P6/7 12.00 -13.00

Come along and play with your pals for the school!

P6 – PE

P6 – PE

We have been practising our relay skills in preparation for Sports Day and learning how to improve our running technique. We are loving the great weather and being able to make the most of our outdoor learning environment.

Children’s Devices Guide for Parents

Children are using smart devices from a much younger age than ever before. Therefore it’s essential we talk to our children about how to use them safely. There are many positive benefits to the new technology at our disposal these days – but there are plenty of downsides too. As a parent or carer, it’s important you understand these risks and how you can take steps to protect your family against them. Please find useful information from National Online Safety (NOS) below:

Live Streaming Guide for Parents

Live streaming opens up a world of excitement for children, where they can watch live concerts, their favourite celebrities and bloggers/vloggers, connect with their friends, watch live gaming and much, much more. Whilst there are many positives with live streaming, it creates a worldwide platform for unsuitable content to be streamed and creates a host of dangers for children, Please find a guidance leaflet from National Online Safety below:

7 Conversation Topics about Online Safety for Parents!

Talking about the online world with your child can be difficult, and some topics can be particularly awkward; for you and your child! As a result of this, we would like to share a series of 7 questions from national online safety (NOS) that will help you start an initial conversation with your child, so you have a better understanding of what they do online and how you can protect them. Additionally, it’s important to note that regular conversations with your child about the Internet will help your child to build confidence when talking about online issues, and therefore help to build trust too.

P6 – Topic talks

P6 – Group Presentations

P6 have been preparing group presentations based on our topic ‘A Really Short History of Nearly Everything.’ They prepared fabulous resources and interactive activities for the class to participate in. Well done everyone!

Easter Tennis Camp

Easter Tennis Camp

 

We will be running our Easter tennis camp at Bellfield Park from 15th – 19th April, for children ages 5-16yrs.  The camp runs from 10am to 2pm everyday so please bring a light lunch and a drink to keep you going.

We offer tennis coaching led by our fully qualified coaching team, supervised park time, mini golf, football, unihoc and many other outdoor games.

 

The cost is £20 per day or £80 for the week.  Payment is required at drop off by cash or cheque or by bacs transfer before the camp starts, details provided on request.

 

If you would like to book a place please contact Lizzy on 07983116947 or email Lizzy.Burke@btinternet.com

 

Hope to see you there!

P1B – role-play

Today we had lots of fun and lots of laughs re-enacting emergency situations at Loch Ness. We now know that in an emergency, we should  dial 999, give the operator our name, tell them where we are and also what has happened.

A week in P5

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.

Primary 6 – 3D Shapes

Primary 6 – 3D shapes 

Primary 6 have been learning about the properties and nets of 3D shapes. They have come up with lots of fantastic and creative ways to present their learning of 3D shapes and their properties. Well done everyone!

 

Get ready for the new school year NOW! – School Uniform Orders

NOW is the time to order school uniform ready for the start of the new school year in August 2019!

An order form was sent home in the school bags earlier this week and orders should be returned to the school by Friday 29th March. A copy of the form can be downloaded here if your child has lost theirs!!  2019-03-25 Uniform order form

We have very limited space to hold stock of uniform in the school, so ask that you please order uniform for your child now.  If you are not sure of sizing please come in to the office and ask to try on the different sizes.

We do not charge as much as the schoolwear shop for items of uniform with the Lochardil logo , and the small profit that is made from the sales is used to enhance the learning and teaching of our pupils.  Mrs Fraser & Mrs MacDonald at the office kindly sort out the orders for us to keep the cost to you to a minimum.

 

 

 

P2 Maths

Today, we have started multiplication and have been learning about sets. The children were making sets with different materials.

 

The End of Term Service is on Thursday 4th April at 1.30 and we need 2 or 3 parent helpers to accompany us. If you have some spare time we would very much appreciate your help.

Free Family Learning Event P1 – P7 ICT FC v Falkirk FC Saturday 30/03/19

As part of our continued work on Health & Wellbeing within our school and community, we are delighted to offer a Family Learning Experience on Saturday 30th March at 3pm to attend the Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC v Falkirk FC game.  We are grateful for the support and offer of this opportunity from our partners Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club.  Please let class teachers know by Tuesday 26th March if you would like tickets to attend.  When numbers are confirmed more information will follow.

Cross Country Success at the McRobert Cup

A team of P2 – P7 boys and girls took part in the Cross Country at Bught Park yesterday competing for the McRobert Cup.  There were 3 sections – P2/3, P4/5 & P6/7.  Everyone ran really well, with some individual and team successes.

Congratulations to Ross Macleod(P7) who was second overall in his age group, and to Sam Thompson (P7) who was 5th in the same race.

 

 

 

 

Our P6/7 boys team won silver overall.  What an achievement!

 

 

 

Iain Macleod from P3 came first in his race.  Well done Iain – what a superstar!

 

 

 

Everyone did Lochardil proud with their positive attitude and behaviour, even if they hadn’t won a medal.

Football – Lochardil win the P6/7 Winter Cup 2019

Report from Tony Miller – Team Coach

Congratulations to the P6/7 team of boys who triumphed in the Winter Cup final against Kinmylies Warriors on Tuesday evening (19th March). The boys played fantastic football, working as a team and remaining composed in a high tempo match for the Cup. The game ended in a 7-0 victory to Lochardil with lots of stunning goals to celebrate.

 

What made it even more special was John Robertson and Scott Kellacher coming along to watch the game and present the Cup and medals. Fantastic to see the support from ICT who both commented on how impressed they were with the quality of the game.

 

A huge well done to all the boys that played in the final match and the preceding rounds of the tournament.

Gavin Thomson, Scott Mackay, Sam Thompson, Ross MacLeod, Sean Kavanagh, Rorie Soden, James Young, Toryn Eaglesham, Ellis Morrison, Michael Miller, Rowan Urquhart.

………… and congratulations from the school

Wow!  What a victory!!  Well done to all the players involved.  Lochardil is very proud of you, not just for winning, but also we are delighted to hear about your good conduct both on & off the pitch.

Out thanks also to Mr Miller and all the other football coaches for giving up their time to coach our teams. 

 

P4 Health and Well-being

We have been looking at Michael Rosen’s book to help us understand loss and grief. We worked in groups to complete the emotion works cogs And shared these with the class.

Trigger: loss of his son

Emotion: sad/ angry

Body sensations:butterflies in tummy

Behaviours: shouting in the shower/ banging on the table/ crying

Regulation strategies: thinking about something to be thankful for each day/ talking to someone/ writing poems

 

 

P4 topic

As part of our weather topic we have been looking at climates around the world. We worked in pairs to do some research and create an informative leaflet on our chosen Country.

 

P1/2 Parents/Carers

Mrs P MacIver will be absent for the rest of this week.  Mrs S Paterson will be in class as usual today, Tuesday 19th March, and we have Mrs J Farquhar as supply cover for Wednesday to Friday.

Please contact the school office if you have queries or concerns during this time.

School Grounds Improvement Saturday 11 May 2019

We require adult help to give our school grounds a tidy up. We would value your time to help with  range of jobs…

Benches painted

Weeding

Cutting back plants

Tidying willows

General tidying

Tidy Polytunnel

Please bring your own tools!

SATURDAY 11 MAY 2019 9 am – 12 pm

There will be a sign up sheet at the Spring Fayre or contact the school if you are able to help.

Thank you (Learning for Sustainability/Developing the Young Workforce Working Group)

 

ELC- Ach an Eas, 18th March 2019

We had our first visit to the care home and all the children interacted really well with the residents showing how kind and caring they are. We started of by being partnered up with a resident and finding out their name we then drew each other and lots of other pictures. After our drawings we had snack and read a story we then went into the big lounge to sing to everyone. We cannot wait for our next visit.

Highland Adventure Fest 2019 

Sunday 24th March 2019 at Inverness Leisure Centre.

Festival-goers will be able to browse exhibitors, take part in activities and meet new people with similar interests while enjoying presentations and entertainment on the main stage!

£5 on the door. Kids 12 and under go free.

Advance tickets can be purchased at www.highlandadventurefest.co.uk  Use discount code group19 to purchase adult tickets at only £3.50 each.

Handy links
Exhibitor List: https://www.highlandadventurefest.co.uk/exhibitor/
Adventure Talks: https://www.highlandadventurefest.co.uk/adventure-talks/
Activities on the day: 
https://www.highlandadventurefest.co.uk/adventure-fest-activities/

 

 

P6 – Visit from Mrs Knight

Primary 6 – Visit from Mrs Knight

We had a fantastic visit from Mrs Knight, from Scottish Water. She taught us all about her job. She taught us about the way in which water is transported to and from our homes, how water is purified and the ways in which we can help keep the process running smoothly. As we have been learning all about the water cycle in Primary 6, we found it all really interesting.

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P6 – Edinburgh Trip

P6 – Trip to Edinburgh

Thank you to everyone who has responded to our information letter with regards to our upcoming planned trip to Edinburgh. If you have not yet returned your slip, please will you return them tomorrow so that we can confirm our bookings.

P6/7 – Maths Is Fun!

In Primary 6/7 we are always looking to find different ways to learn to keep things fun and exciting. This week we have already enjoyed making 3D shape models. We drew the nets of the shapes and wrote facts about each of the shapes before constructing our models.

We also enjoyed a sensory activity linked to multiplication. We had to search in the beads to find four numbers and arrange these to make a multiplication sum. Our partners checked our answers using a calculator.

P2/3 French Partnership

We received cards with lovely messages from our partner school. With a little help from my friend Aimee, who is a secondary Modern Languages teacher, we translated them!  The boys and girls were thrilled with their messages! We received a lovely Eiffel Tower keyring from Teddy! He brought a Nessie one with him to France at Christmas. 

Teddy travels between the 2 countries too and he carries a USB in his backpack.

We are learning colours, simple greetings and number to 20 in French. Here are our letters ready to go. Teddy has video clips and photos from Burns Day to show this time. 

 

ELC- Ach an Eas, 5th March 2019

This week at Ach an Eas the children were very excited to make pancakes with the residents. The lovely staff at Ach an Eas prepared an amazing selection of toppings for the children to enjoy.

P3 Maths

P3 have been estimating and measuring length. The class had to find things that were 1 metre long. Here we are measuring with our metre sticks!

 

P2/3 Next Week

Class photographs  are taking place on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

The open morning on Wednesday 13th March 2019, is from 9.15am till 10.00am. There will be a science focus.

Red Nose Day is on Friday 15th March 2019. There will be some fun activities happening!

P6 – LORAC Awards

P6 LORAC Awards

Primary 6 organised and ran our World Book Day Reading Awards ceremony today and they did a fabulous job!

There are so many brilliant books nominated for awards that we can’t wait to try now!

J.K. Rowling

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” JK Rowling

 

P1B World Book Day

Have a look at all the wonderful costumes the children wore for World Book Day.What a great day we had designing a book token for a national competition. Also, we won the nomination for the Best Book at the LORAC award ceremony.

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Bookfair Photo Competition Winners

Congratulations to our winners! Book tokens to spend at the Book Fair are being shared out to some very keen readers!

Emily and Lauren from Pr 6/7 – playing squash

Clara Pr 3 – up a tree

Roddy Pr 3 – brushing his teeth in the shower

Ava    Pr 6 – at her Judo class

Thank you to everyone who took part.

BOOKFAIR OPENS TODAY. Use your World Book Day Token and enjoy a great story.

P2 Pancake Day

What fun we had measuring and mixing today and we didn’t make too much of a mess. The children were all keen to have a try of our baking. We made pancakes and crepes suzettes and the children were all willing to have a taste.

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!

Red Nose Day Activities by Duntelchaig House Group – 15.03.19

RED NOSE DAY FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2019

Duntelchaig House Group will be:

Smile Raising

Laugh Raising

Giggle Raising

Fund Raising!

Children if they wish can take part in design your own Red Nose Competition. 3 categories ELC-P2, P3-5 & P6-7 (boxes for entries to go in reception) House & Vice Captain will decide the winners on Friday 15th March and give out prizes
At breaktime Red Noses on sale Monday 11th March to Thursday 14th March outside main door £1.25 each (this is the price we have to charge)
The Lochardil Red Nose Day Singalong. If you wish classes can learn the song (online) and try to all sing along on Friday 15th.  The house captains will come around on the Friday if you wish your class to be filmed singing!
Dress Down Day Friday 15th. Wear what you want (no football tops please) for a donation

Art and Exercise

This week, primary 5 have been getting active with the last of our tennis coaching sessions. Some naturally talented young people in our class – Mrs Scotson not included!

We also did some art this week and created these lovely cityscapes of Inverness in front of the northern lights

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P6 – LORAC Awards

To celebrate our love of reading we are organising and running ‘Lochardil’s Official Reading Awards Ceremony’ The LORACS for short. We have asked the school to vote for their favourite fiction books, non fiction books, poems, authors, illustrators and digital texts. There are lots of reading material out there that we love and we are so excited to have our awards ceremony on World Book Day! The presenting team are busy writing scripts, the design team are busy creating the necessary props, adverts and designing the awards themselves. Our technical team are busy using their ICT skills to enhance the show with their PowerPoint, videos and soundtrack. We are getting very excited!

 

Thank you – P1B

Thank you to Marley for bringing in his favourite book today, Stickman, and for sharing it with us.

Today is Saint David’s Day and as Gregor’s mum is from Wales, he wanted to celebrate this day by wearing his Welsh rugby shirt to school and sharing information with the class about St. David. A huge thank you to Gregor also. 

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Well done to Anna who received the ‘Pupil of the month’ award at assembly today. Anna always works hard in class and is a very kind and caring friend. Thank you Anna!

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Fruity Friday

A huge thank you to John, the chef at Busy Bees Nursery, who donated two big boxes of apples and bananas after his fantastic demonstrations at our Health and Wellbeing event on Wednesday evening.  The boxes were at reception today for pupils to help themselves to.

Have a great weekend.

P2/3 Future Dates

  • Next week, 4th-8th March 2019,  we have our Viking class talks. 
  • On Friday 8th March 2019, our class have a browsing/shopping slot at the visiting Book Fair. 
  • Wednesday 13th March, 9.15-10.00 am,  is our next Open Morning, where there will be a Science focus.  (This has been changed from 20/3/19).

 

 

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.

P6/7 – Happiness Day

The sun is shining, we are wearing our favourite clothes and spending the day talking all things happiness. We have been discussing happiness and the body sensations related to the emotion. Words we came up with to describe happiness were; fuzzy, warm, bubbling with happiness, heart pumping and butterflies in our stomachs.

To tie in with happiness day we all wore clothes that made us feel happy and some of us brought in objects that evoked similar feelings, Take a look below at a small selection of items that make the pupils from P6/7 feel warm and fuzzy!

 

Happiness Day

 

Reminder : Tomorrow is happiness day at Lochardil. Children can wear bright, happy colours and bring in something that makes them happy (or a picture), no donation required. In the evening from 6:30-8 00 we will be holding our first Health and Well-being event . This will be an informal event to exhibit just some of the support that is out there. 

 

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!

 

CHANGES TO MORNING SNACK P1 -P7

Due it a price increase from our suppliers there will be a slight change to our prices.

New Prices –

Half Bagel – 20p

Slice of Toast – 15p

Fruit – 15p

Water – FREE

Milk – 15p

These changes will start after the February Half Term 21st February 2019.

Following guidelines from the Scottish government, juice cartons and milkshakes are currently no longer available.

Health and Wellbeing Evening – 27.02.19

All are welcome to join us for our Health and Wellbeing Family Learning Event on Wednesday 27th February from 6.30-8.00pm.

Many of our partners and local businesses have been invited to attend the event to offer information, advice and demonstrations of the services they provide to children and their families.  These include Sensatheraplay, Chip+, a mindfulness tutor, Laughter Yoga, Emotion Works, our link Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Service, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Community Department, a local chef, FITkidz and others.

Please come along to learn something new and to have fun!

Family Learning Event – Health and Wellbeing – Wednesday 27th February 6.30-8.00pm

All are welcome to join us for our Health and Wellbeing Family Learning Event on Wednesday 27th February from 6.30-8.00pm.

Many of our partners and local businesses have been invited to attend the event to offer information, advice and demonstrations of the services they provide to children and their families.  These include Sensatheraplay, Chip+, a mindfulness tutor, Laughter Yoga, Emotion Works, our link Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Service, Inverness Caledonian Thistle Community Department, a local chef, FITkidz and others.

Please come along to learn something new and to have fun!

Fundraising 15.2.19

Please support us!

 

Pr 7 are having a fundraising break and lunchtime tomorrow (15.2.19)

We are running a Baking stall, Face Painting. Photo Booth, Guess the birthday Beat the Goalie, Nail Painting, Guess the Song, Hoopla, Prize Pong, Hair Salon, Dip if you Dare etc. Most stalls are 30p. 

We are fundraising for our Edinburgh trip in May. 

Thank you for bringing in some money  – come along and have fun!

 

Enrolment for Early Years – week beginning 25th February

Enrolment week for our Early Years setting is week beginning 25th February 2019.

For all new pupils, an online enrolment form should be completed on the Highland Council website

https://www.highland.gov.uk/info/878/schools/11/school_enrolment/

If your child currently attends our ELC, an update form will be sent home this week for you to check.  This should be returned to the school office during enrolment week, along with the preference of hours form. We also require a current council tax bill for your residential property.

Funded Early Learning and Childcare for Session 2019/20 is available for 3 and 4 year olds within the eligibility dates below:

August 2019

Eligible 4 year olds – 1 March 2015 – 29 February 2016

Eligible 3 year olds – 1 March 2016 – 31 August 2016

January 2019

Eligible 3 year olds – 1 September 2016 – 31 December 2016

April 2019

1 January 2017 – 28 February 2017

If your child’s birthday falls within any of these dates you must enrol during week beginning 25th February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

P5 and P6 Pupils – Scottish Opera

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.

Bikeability Training – Your school needs you!

Bikeability is the road safety training pupils in our P6 classes receive each year.   Through the one day Cycle Training Assistance (CTA) course, Cycling Scotland train volunteer parents/carers to deliver the training to pupils.

We are fortunate to currently have 2 volunteers who carry out this training with pupils, but as their children move on to secondary school this year, we lose their services.

We are now looking for new faces to step in to the breach to deliver this vital training to our pupils!  (Your child does not need to be in P6 for you to volunteer!).  Once CTA training is complete, the course is normally delivered to the pupils over a few weeks during school hours.

Provisional dates for volunteers to receive the one day training in the Highland area are week commencing 25th March or 1st April 2019.

If this is something you could help with, please contact the school office AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, so we can arrange for you to attend training.

Please help keep our children safe on the roads.

Thank you.