Just a quicky…

We were working on coordinates. The brilliant game of Battleships is a great way to practise. The children should know how to play now! 

The children were thinking about the traffic issues around our school, and how to solve them.

Please try to have their Cartesian Divers ready for Monday if possible. 

Open morning is Wednesday 13th 9:15-10;00. The children will be doing a science/technology task.

On Red Nose Day  it’s a dress down day. Merchandise will be available form Monday. We will also be visiting the Book Fayre on Monday, so remember money and tokens if your child wants a book.

Our Fair Trade art has turned out well, but we need some Fair Trade product packaging to fill the baskets. If you have anything, please give it in.





Primary 1A Star of the Week

This week Primary 1A star of the week is Angus Mackenzie! Angus always makes sure all of his friends have someone to play with and he is always looking after others. He has also been working very hard to achieve his next belt in Taekwondo!

Very well done Angus!


Just a wee reminder that next Wednesday morning is the Science open morning at 9:15am. We will be junk modelling so if you have any clean recycling please bring it to school on Monday.

On Monday afternoon we will also be visiting the book fair! We will be spending our time looking at all the different books but if your child would like to purchase a book please ensure they have money with them on the day.

Have a lovely weekend!

Miss Munro 

Fairtrade – P1B

We were finding out about Fairtrade today. We tasted some yummy Fairtrade chocolate and delicious bananas. We will be looking out for the  Fairtrade logo next time we are out shopping!

ELC – New Interest

The children have been busy voting for what they would like their next interest to be.  We had a choice of Space, Spring or Dinosaurs and by writing their name or mark making on our voting sheet, the subject with the majority of the votes was SPRING !!

If the children would like to learn more about space or dinosaurs, there will be this opportunity  within personal learning steps with key workers.

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!


ELC – Comic Relief

As you may be aware the school is participating in a dress down day for Comic Relief on Friday 15th March.  As everyday in nursery is ‘dress down’ day, we are requesting for children to fill the ELC with RED by wearing anything red you may already have !!

A donation of £1 is requested which will be put together with the school for a grand total.

Thank you.

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A Taste of China for P5/6

P5/6 had a great afternoon on Tuesday when May and Ken who own “A Taste of China” takeaway came in to let everyone sample some Chinese food and learn how to make their own spring rolls.  They also learned how to use chop 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!


7/3/19    World Book Day

Today we played a game called Who Am I? Each person was a book character. It was good fun trying to guess who we were!

Can you guess which book character everyone was today? There were some fabulous costumes!

Thank you so much to you all for the wonderful pictures, models etc you have made for the Viking class talks this week.  I have heard 7 fabulous talks. Great job everyone! (There should be a wee feedback sheet in the schoolbags.)

P1/2 – VIP Fairyland Visitor!

P1/2 have been extremely excited these past two weeks as they have been receiving letters from a friendly dragon who lives in Fairyland!  The dragon has given us a mission to help him save Fairyland by bringing it to life in our own classroom.  We started by reading Jack and the Beanstalk and making our very own beanstalk in the classroom, complete with Giant’s boot prints coming through our ceiling!  The dragon was so impressed with our hard work sequencing the story of Jack and the beanstalk and making our fantastic display that he left us some Golden Eggs as a treat in his last letter!!


P1/2 Celebrating World Book Day 2019!

P1/2 had great fun celebrating World Book Day today.  Lots of us brought in favourite books and dressed up as our favourite book characters!  We chose to read an award winning book titled, “There’s a Pig Up My Nose!” which we all found very funny indeed and then we made some pig masks of our own.

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


Primary 1A – World Book Day

Our theme for World Book Day this year in Primary 1A was to celebrate being unique and how our differences make us special!

We read Elmer the Elephant and we talked about why Elmer might have wanted to be like all the other elephants and how they showed him that it was okay to be different and how it made him special!

We wrote about things that we thought made us special and unique and then we made our very own Elmer the Patchwork Quilt Elephants! They look fab! I will post the finished products tomorrow morning when they are all finished!

Primary 1A had some super outfits on today and it was lovely to see everyone sharing their favourite books!

Happy Thursday!

Miss Munro 🙂


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.

















P3 World Book Day

This afternoon P3 had a special assembly for World Book Day. Some girls and boys came in dressed as their favourite book character. Check out our photos!

P1/2 – Recycling Materials Wanted!!

P1/2 are going to have a go at being engineers and will be building their own Fairyland castles out of recycled materials!  We would be very grateful if you could send in clean cardboard/small boxes/plastics etc.  (the things you would put in the blue bin) by next Tuesday 11th March.  We would then really appreciate your help during the open morning on Wednesday 13th March from 9.15 – 10.00am, to build our castles.

Thank you,

Mrs MacIver and P1/2

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!

P6/7 – Open Morning

Reminder that our open morning takes place on the updated day of Wednesday 13th March from 9.15 to 10.00. We will be sharing all of the learning we have done for our ‘Natural Disasters’ topic.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you next week.

P6/7 – Rotary Quiz Champions

A HUGE well done to our Rotary Quiz team (consisting of Gavin, Rorie, Sam, Reese and James) who came top of the leader board last night with 104 points out of 120!

The quiz consisted of 10 rounds, ranging from literature to science. Our team demonstrated great cooperative skills and worked together to beat 12 other school teams.

They are delighted to be taking the shield back to Lochardil and are looking forward to the regional competition later this year!

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.

World Book Day Quiz

Primary 5 are in the middle of a World Book Day Quiz.  Can you name these famous children’s literature characters?

World Book Day is tomorrow.  Children are welcome to dress up as their favourite book character but it is optional.  We will also be announcing the winners of the LORAC Awards – Lochardil Primary’s favourite authors, books, poems and digital literature.

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.

Shrove Tuesday

Today in Primary 1 we talked about Shrove Tuesday being the beginning of the Christian festival of Lent. We talked about what type of things we could give up for lent and to celebrate we tried some yummy pancakes! Our bellies were very full by the end of the day!

Happy Pancake Day! 🙂

P2/3 Viking Artwork

We have been enjoying our topic on the Vikings this term. Here are a few photos of some of the amazing artwork we have done. You will be able to see all the work we have been doing on the Vikings at the open morning next week.

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


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


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. 


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!


p1B at gym

Keeping fit and healthy and having lots of fun! 

ELC transition – numeracy

We love being super role models for the ELC boys and girls when they come to visit.

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.

Literacy activities in P1B

Primary 1B love learning! Have a look at how hard we work when undertaking our literacy tasks. And you thought all we did was play…

Floating and sinking in P1B

We have been carrying out some water investigations and, as part of this, we were looking  at and holding various objects and then predicting  which ones would sink and which ones would float when placed in water . We  then tested  to find  out if our predictions were correct. 

P1A Star of the Week!

Primary 1As star of the week is Finn!

Finn has worked really hard in all areas of learning this week. He has tried his best in every lesson and taken pride in his work! He was also wonderfully enthusiastic during our French lesson and he didn’t hesitate to share his knowledge with Granny when she picked him up from school!

Keep up the good work Finn!

Also a wee reminder that Science Learning Pathways went home today – Please make sure you return the completed pathway to school next week!

Have a lovely weekend – Hopefully the sun will stay shining.

Miss Munro 🙂 

Primary 1A Litter Pickers!

This week it was Primary 1As turn to be litter pickers in the playground during lunchtime!

Some of the girls in our class including Amy, Selena, Izzy, Emma, Indi, Phoebe, Charlotte and Lexie all did an absolutely super job of cleaning up the playground.

They gave up their own time during lunch to make sure that the playground was clean and tidy.

I couldn’t be more proud of the girls for showing such care and respect for our school!

Great job guys! 🙂

Miss Munro

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).



P2/3 Thank You!

Thank you all for bringing in something that makes you happy, yesterday. I wore my pyjamas to work and that made me happy!

Also a big thank you for bringing in painted stones. They look amazing! Will post some photos when they are varnished. 


P2/3 UHI STEM Hub Visit

28/2/19         P2/3 visited the UHI STEM Hub to learn how to be a good scientist.

  1. 1. First, we had to observe what happened to a liquid when we added an indicator. Some liquids changed colour. 

2.  Then we  had to spot if a chemical reaction had taken place. 

3.  Finally, we added drops of water to a felt pen spot and watched the different colours appear.

There  were lots of new words for us to learn today!

We all loved wearing our lab coats and felt like real scientists, especially Robert, Lily’s Dad!



Primary 4/5 weekly post

There has been a lot happening this week…..again! Do we ever stop??

Last Friday we had Thinking Day for all the organisations. They looked good in their outfits representing Brownies, Beavers and Cubs in our class.

Happiness Day was fun, with all the lovely favourite clothes and colours, and things that make us happy! Thank you so much to everyone who attended the Health and Well-being event on Wednesday as well. It was heartening to see so much support. It meant a lot to the stressed out HWB working group of teachers who organised the daytime and evening events. A HUGE thanks to Miss Graham, Miss Munro and Miss MacDonald!

We made Cartesian Divers in science. The children all have to make one for homework (hence no follow up task for the spelling) this week for a class competition. All the details are in the literature I’m sending home on Friday with your Key Assessment Task. Mrs Kellacher will be judging their efforts. You are encouraged to work together with your child if you wish, but try not to do too much!!!! Very hard…

In sign language we were doing bingo with members of the family, which was a lot of fun. We have learnt the numbers too. Ask the children….it’s really easy!

In Maths the primary 5s are working hard on extending their skills with fractions, decimals and percentages…

…whilst the primary 4s are looking at how to do a chimney  multiplication sum.


The open session for this month is on the 13th March (9:15 – 10:00.) This has been brought forward so our stalls will only be partially ready, as we will be doing the official World Fayre for the rest of the school later in the term. However, as it turns out, I was supposed to be having a science focussed session anyway! So we will show you our Cartesian Divers and you can have a look at what we have got ready, so far, for the Fayre. A work in progress!

The highlight of the week for me, was when we played ‘Teacher Bowling.’

A lowlight was when it took two of them to get me moving……….Hmmmmm









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.

P3 UHI STEM Hub Visit

P3 visited the UHI STEM Hub to learn how to be a good scientist! We had to observe what happened to a liquid when we added an indicator. Some liquids changed colour! We also had to spot if a chemical reaction had taken place. We all loved wearing our lab coats and felt like real scientists!


Happiness Day – P1A


Primary 1A had a lovely time celebrating happiness day today! We spent the morning talking and writing about how our body’s feel when we are happy. In the afternoon the nursery came to visit us and we showed them all of our fun number games and activities we like to do in maths.

It was a very happy day indeed!

Well done Primary 1!

Miss Munro


P2 Happiness Day

Just a reminder that there are lots of exciting healthy activities to bring your children to at the school this evening  and everyone is welcome. There is no cost and you can play football with Inverness Caley Thistle, make a smoothie and join in laughing yoga.

We had a lovely day today! The children were delighted to bring in things that made them happy and tell us why their item made them happy. In the afternoon, we discussed different words for happiness and talked about how we feel inside our bodies when we are happy.

Here we are all dressed down for Happiness Day.


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!


P1/2 Enjoying Happiness Day

It has been an extremely happy day in school today.  We dressed in clothes that makes us happy and brought in items that makes us happy too.  We picked the place we are happiest in the playground which was the playing field and made a heart shape as a class.  We thought a heart shape is a great sign to show someone is happy on the inside and the outside.