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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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com for more details!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to copyright law, unfortunately we will not be able to produce copies of this in DVD format.
Following our Pupil Progress Updates this week, click the link below to answer a few questions about the experience.
The anonymous survey will be open for comment until Monday 10th February 2014
Thank you for taking time to complete to provide us with your valued feedback.
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.
What a FANTASTIC two performances of ‘Hey Ewe!’ today. Every single child from the Nursery through to Primary 3 did such a FANTASTIC job.
Everyone looked superb in their costumes. With over 200 children involved, it really was a phenomenal show.
Thank you to all of the staff and pupils who assisted with the organisation of such a massive event.
We will keep you posted as to when the video is ready.
Mr Cook and Miss Shimmield
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We’d love to hear some feedback about Meet The Teacher today. Click on the link below to leave a comment about your visit to Lochardil.
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.
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.
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.
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.