Last Blog of the Session

What a busy time! Summer holidays start tomorrow – we’re so excited!

We harvested our potatoes last week and had a “tattie tasting” session last Thursday. We ate them all! They were yummy!

Our wall display outside the classroom is now all set for the school’s 50th celebration being held on the second week back after summer. Who would have thought Charlie and The Chocolate Factory is also 50 years old this year!

A big thank you and a sad farewell to Mrs. MacKenzie, who is leaving us tomorrow. We appreciate all the help she has given our class and all the kindness she has shown us both in the classroom and outside in the playground. We will miss her so much.

Mrs. Caddell is retiring. We wish her all the best and are sorry she is leaving and we have to say goodbye.


Finally many, many thanks to all our parents who have supported us throughout the year. Have a fantastic summer!

Sports Day – Round 2

Monday – Sports Day Round 2. Do your sun-dance on Sunday evening, as we’re hoping for sunshine!

Come with a bottle of water, and wear the colour of top which represents your house (if you have).

Ashie – Yellow

Broom – Blue

Duntelchaig – Green

Ruthven – Red

P1 – P3 Sports @ 10am

P4 – P7 Sports @ 1pm

Future Heroes Day


Just a reminder that tomorrow is Future Heroes Day. Come dressed up as what you want to be when you’re older and make a donation to the Guide Dog Society.

We look forward to seeing your outfits . . . 

Profile and Report 2014

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Your child’s profile and report should have made its way home to you today. We hope you enjoy reading a comprehensive overview of your child’s year at Lochardil.

Find the Lochardil Primary School profile and report guidance for parents/carers below:

We’re interested in your feedback – particularly regarding our Learning Journey trial. Download the form below and hand to your child’s teacher.

Sports Day – CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to heavy rain over night we have had to cancel Sports Day today.

We have rescheduled for Monday 16th June 2014. Due to work scheduled to begin on our pitch next week, our Sports Day will take place on the grassed area between Morven Road and Dornie Place (behind our school field).

We thank the local residents for agreeing the use of this space to support a vital opportunity for our children.

Sports Day

Tomorrow is our Sports Day. We’re hoping you all do the weather dance tonight – fingers crossed for sunshine tomorrow.

Come with a bottle of water, and wear the colour of top which represents your house (if you have).

Ashie – Yellow

Broom – Blue

Duntelchaig – Green

Ruthven – Red

P1 – P3 Sports @ 10am

P4 – P7 Sports @ 1pm

Aigas Summer 2014

We had a teriffic day yesterday at the Aigas centre. Many thanks to all our parent helpers. We hope you enjoyed the day too! Thanks also to the rangers who led our groups – Hannah and Katie.

We had lots of fun exploring, pond dipping, making transient art, playing games and looking for animal signs and footprints.

The Magnus House was a fantastic place to have our lunch and look at all the wonderful things on display.

The trip there and back on the double decker bus was great fun too!

Here are some of our photos.



Visit to Dobbies

The weather was brilliant for our trip to the garden centre last Tuesday. We enjoyed searching for plants, tasting dips with herbs in, planting our sunflower seeds and eating our cup cakes. The trip back on top of the double decker was a real treat too!

We Need YOU!!!


Our 50th Anniversary plans are well under way.

Could you assist by – helping organise one of the events, sponsoring one of our events or assisting with the set-up of the events during the week beginning 25th August 2014?

We’d love to hear from you. Email for more details!

A Big Thank You!

Many thanks to all the parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters who turned out for our Books and Buns afternoon yesterday, making it  a huge success. We had a full house which is very impressive and hugely appreciated by staff and pupils alike.The cakes on display were truly scrumptious and again our heartfelt thanks for all your amazing efforts in providing the baking for the afternoon. A special thanks also to the P7 pupils who came along to help out with the serving and tidying up – Cara, Emma,Emily and Caitlin. It was an excellent job girls, well done!

It was fantastic to see all the children totally absorbed, enjoying sharing stories with their families in a relaxed setting. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Comments afterwards included, ” I loved singing to the mums and dads,” My favourite thing was the Easter word search,” “The cakes were yummy. I ate 4!” “The best bit was my dad reading stories to me.”

Thanks again to everyone for making Books and Buns such a memorably event in our yearly calendar. Have a Happy Easter.




Easter Bonnet Competition


P3FS have entered Hobbycraft’s Easter Bonnet Competition on behalf of Lochardil. They’ve done a fantastic job.

It’s YOUR turn to take part now. Get down to Hobbycraft and vote Lochardil as your winner. Voting takes place over the next two weeks!

Showing At Assembly

On Friday our class took the assembly. We showed our paintings  and shared facts we have found out about Polar bears. Chelsie read her Polar bear poem. We also introduced the hymn we had chosen and led the rest of the classes in prayer. We felt very proud of ourselves!

On Friday we started “chitting” our seed potatoes. They are sitting on a box on our window sill where they have to stay for about 2 weeks to allow the shoots to harden off.

‘Hey Ewe!’


The Nursery – P3 Nativity, ‘Hew Ewe!’, can now be viewed by clicking the links below. A letter came home with Nursery – P3 children today, informing them of the password for the video. If you would like to view the video, and do not have the password, please contact

Due to copyright law, unfortunately we will not be able to produce copies of this in DVD format.

Hey Ewe Morning Production – CLICK HERE

Hey Ewe Afternoon Production – CLICK HERE

Ice Cave

We have turned one corner of the classroom into an ice cave for a family of Polar bears. We have a pool to fish for words connected with our topic. We are writing up facts we have found out about Polar bears, The Arctic and snow and ice to display on the walls of the cave.

P2 Christmas Party!

Primary 2 had a fantastic party today! Well done to all the boys and girls.


Thank you to the parents/carers for their food donations for the party.

Christmas Service is at the CCC tomorrow. Please make sure that you have suitable clothes for walking to and from the CCC.

P1 Christmas Party!

We had a FABULOUS time at our Christmas Party. We played party games, danced to fantastic party music, and we can’t forget the amazing party food that we ate.

Thank you to the parents/carers for their food donations.

Christmas Service tomorrow at the Culduthel Christian Centre. Please make sure you have on suitable clothing for walking to and from the CCC.

Nursery Blog – ‘Hey Ewe!’

What a FANTASTIC two performances of ‘Hey Ewe!’ today. Every single child from the Nursery through to Primary 3 did such a FANTASTIC job.

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Everyone looked superb in their costumes. With over 200 children involved, it really was a phenomenal show.

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Thank you to all of the staff and pupils who assisted with the organisation of such a massive event.

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We will keep you posted as to when the video is ready.

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Thank you,

Mr Cook and Miss Shimmield

Christmas in P1/2


 Christmas preparations are well under way in our class. After the fantastic M&M production of Cinderella on Monday, we made our Christmas cards and wrote our letters to Santa.

We are now putting the finishing touches to our 2014 calendars and practising our “Hey Ewe” songs for the Nativity. We love our class Advent Calendar and joining in with the Christmas songs on the smartboard.

We are so excited about performing on the 13th! Hope to see you all next week!


Bookbug for Primary 1

sbt1Yesterday our Primary 1 children were taken into the hall after lunchtime for a special treat . . . A story read by Mrs Caddell.

The Scottish Book Trust have provided each Primary 1 child with a bag including the three shortlisted books for the Scottish Book Awards.

We’ve been reading the stories in class – but it was a surprise when we got our very own bags.

Mrs Caddell read her favourite – ‘Jumblebum’ – but in a few weeks P1 children will get to vote for their favourite.

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Share the stories with your child at bedtime, and talk about which book is their favourite and why. We’ll be tracking the book awards in March, so be sure to check back for the result.

Children in Need

What a fantastic day it was today in Lochardil. We loved having boys, girls and staff dressed in their pyjamas. The Junior Leaders did a fantastic job with the Pudsey themed games, and Mr Cook was tired out after playing goal-keeper at lunchtime.

With the support of you all, we raised a massive £404.88 – a fantastic total!

Our competition winners were announced at assembly and are on the Pupil Council blog.

Showing at Assembly

Well done to those in our class who showed and talked about their paintings this afternoon. You certainly know your stuff when it comes to mixing colours! Also thanks to Kaitlin who introduced the hymn and James and Sean who said a prayer at the end.

A reminder to pupils to have their gym kit on Monday.

Our cinema trip is on Tuesday 5th November not Thursday 5th November as indicated on the information letter.

Thank you

Lochardil Tea Towel!

The Parent Council have prepared a tea towel for Lochardil Primary School. The school opened for it’s first session in August 1964. So, after all the hard work from the children, teachers and staff at the school we are delighted to offer for sale two different Lochardil Primary School Tea Towels. One towel is for P1 – P3 and the second is for P4 – P7.

Whilst the towels will be available to buy later in the year, you can pre-order your towels now to ensure that you are able to get one (or 2 or 3!) which will make great Christmas presents.

Order forms will be available from the school from Monday 30th September.

Please follow the links to view the towels and access the order form.

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Lochardil Primary P4-7
Tea Towel Order Form

Coffee Afternoon Success!

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Everyone in P6/7 just want to say a massive thank you to all that contributed to our Coffee Afternoon to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We were overwhelmed by the number of cakes brought in by pupils and parents – so thank you all very much. We now have to count all the money we raised which will go towards helping people who are fighting cancer.

We made a whopping £822!! It’s fantastic, so well done!

Here are some pictures from the afternoon . . . thank you again,

From all the pupils in P6/7, Mrs Macleod, Mrs Prentice and Miss Shaw.

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon – Tomorrow

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A reminder that the Macmillan Coffee Afternoon, organised by the P6/7s, is tomorrow, Friday 27th September 1.45pm – 2.45pm. There are 3 ways in which you can support the event:

1. Provide baking for the Coffee Afternoon – to be handed in Friday morning
2. Attend the Coffee Afternoon – Friday 27th September – 1.45pm – 2.45pm
3. Allow your child to purchase a cake by providing them with a donation of £1

Thank you for your support with the event!


Tomorrow (Thursday) is storywriting day. We are so proud when we read out our stories to the class and receive star writer badges.

This week we are discussing the importance of rules and why we need to have them in school and in our class. We are planning to draw up a set of rules for P1/2. I only hope we can keep to them!!!

A Reminder

Well done P1/2 you worked hard this week.

Remember to deliver your Coffee Morning invitations and remind mums that we need baking for Friday. Keep some of your pocket money to buy some cakes.

Have a fun weekend. See you on Monday.

Pupil Of The Month

 Well done Libby for being voted P1/2 Pupil Of  The Month. We are so proud of you!

Thanks to Susanne from Headway, the brain injury association, who came to talk to us on Wednesday about the importance of wearing helmets when riding our bikes.

Thanks to all the parents/carers who managed along to our “Meet The Teacher” afternoon yesterday. It was a great opportunity to  have a look around our class and a quick chat.

Please note tennis is on again  next Thursday and Primary 1 are being coached too.

Finally looking forward to a fun filled fete tomorrow!

Class Representatives

This session our class representatives are as follows:

JRSO  Kaitlin and Aiden

ECO     Shaw and Robbie

Pupil Council   James and Megan

Rising Stars    Chelsie and Sean

The children attend group meetings once a month and report back to the rest of the class. Good luck to them in their new roles!

Please note – P2 are to have tennis coaching on a Thursday for the next few weeks. They will require their gym kit on these days.

Thank You

Weekly Round-up

Congratulations to this week’s star pupils, Kirsty and Lauren, who have listened well, been hard working and helpful in class. Also well done to Abi, Aiden, Emily and Hayley, this week’s star writers. All the stories were fab and it was a hard decision!

Looking forward to next week: on Wednesday we have a visitor to the class, Susanne, talking about the importance of wearing helmets when cycling. Also we are interviewing Mrs. Caddell about her job as head teacher. A busy week ahead!

 Have a good week-end. See you on Monday.

Lochardil School Fete

Lochardil Primary School Fete is on:

Saturday 14th September 11.30am – 1.30pm



We’re looking for your help in the way of donations:

Filled Jam Jars for the Tombola & Home Baking

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We look forward to seeing you there –
The Parent Council

“Our School”

This term our topic is “Our School”. As we are rapidly approaching the 50th anniversary of Lochardil Primary it is a good time to look out old photos and registers etc. and listen to the memories of former staff and pupils. The children have lots of questions they would like answered including…

How long did the school take to build?

What materials is the school made from?

Who looks after us in school?

What different jobs do people in our school do?

What can we do to help look after our school?

What will our school be like in another 50 year’s time?l

We plan to interview a number of people to help us answer these questions. We would welcome any relevant information, interesting facts or anecdotes about our school from parents and carers also.

Thank you

First Day in P1/2

What an exciting first day we had! We played “matching” and “odd one out” games on the smartboard, joined in action songs and got to know our new classroom – choosing activities and making new friends…

Please note starting next week P1/2 will have P.E. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Welcome 2013/2014

Bear with us whilst the NEW blogs are being updated for next session.

We look forward to seeing everyone back on:

Tuesday 20th August 2013

P4 – P7 – 8.50am – 3.00pm
P1 – P3 – 9.00am – 2.45pm
AM nursery – 9.00am – 11.30am
PM nursery – 12.25pm – 2.55pm

Have a great holiday!

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