2013/2014 Blogs

We’re currently creating our blogs for the new 2013/2014 session which you’ll find on the Lochardil website.

If you’d like to see last year’s blogs – we’re keeping them in cyberspace to showcase the amazing work within Lochardil. The links can be found below:

Nursery https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/NurseryBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P1FP https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P1FPClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P1AM/HF https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P1MGClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P2AS https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P12ClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P2OM https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P23ClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P3 https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P3ClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P3/4 https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P34ClassBlog-LochardilPrimarySchool/
P4 https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P4ClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P5 https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P5ClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/
P6/7 https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/hi/P67ClassBlog-LochardilPrimary/

Tattieman Competition and Potato Harvest

Congratulations to Scott and Riley for winning the competition. A big thank you to Mr. Grant for doing the judging and for helping us to grow our tatties this year. Mr. Grant had a hard job deciding who would get the prizes as all the entries for the competition were fantastic, so imaginative and a lot of hard work and effort had gone into making them. We harvested our potatoes on Tuesday. It was a good excuse to get hands really mucky!! We had a fairly small crop this year. Lots of rain and not too much sun probably had something to do with it! Tomorrow we are looking forward to eating our tatties when we have our potato tasting.

“Tattieman” Competition

The last day for harvesting our potatoes and sending the results to the Potato Council is Tuesday 18th June. To celebrate this occasion we are holding a competition in our class. The children are invited to be as creative as they like and decorate a potato using a variety of odds and ends. Children might like to make a tattie princess, tattieosaurus, tattie superthero etc. Entries should be brought into class on Monday 17th June. We are also planning to have tattie tasting on Friday 21st June.

Term 4 Topic

This term our topic is  to do with The Natural World. We have been busy thinking up questions we would like answered. If you can help us in any way please get in touch. Thank you.

What can we do to care for our environment?

What can we discover about living things?

What can we find out about red squirrels?

How do plants grow?

How do bees make honey?

Potato Planting

After chitting our seed potatoes for a fortnight we planted them on Wednesday afternoon with the help of Mr. Grant. They are in tubs in a sheltered position at the rear of the school. We enjoyed getting our hands dirtyand fingers crossed there’s not going to be many more frosty mornings so our potatoes have a chance to grow!

Culduthel’s got talent is BACK!

After last year’s success- Culduthel’s got talent is back!

Message from the Culduthel Christian Centre:

“Do you have a talent? If so, audition for Culduthel’s Got Talent. Cash prizes are up for grabs at the final on Saturday the 2nd March with a prize and certificate for the p1-p3 category and £50 first prize, £20 second and £10 third prize for p4-p7.”

Pick up a registration form at Culduthel Christian Centre, or download it by clicking the link below.

The closing date for entries is Friday the 1st of March, so be quick!

Culduthel’s Got Talent- REGISTRATION FORM

Term 3 Topic

Our topic this term is Friends and Family. After discussion we have decided we want to find out:

  • Why are friends and family important in our lives?
  • What can we do to keep ourselves healthy?
  • What do we do with our family?
  • Why do children need looked after?
  • Why do we need friends?

If you can help us answer any of these questions by providing information or expertise we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you

Last Chance!

Lost Property- Christmas 2012

lost-propertyThere are many un-named items in lost property. Most of them have been there for at least the past term. These items will be available in the school reception area from 2:30-3pm Mon 17th Dec – Thu 20th Dec. Following this all unclaimed items will be put to the Blysthwood box.

Items include numerous gym shoes, hats, gloves, scarves, school jumpers, school polos, drinks bottles, lunch boxes as well as those listed previously on the website.

Remember the best way to avoid lost property is to put your childs name on all items that come to school with them.

Have a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Sharon McArthur (Parent Council)

Loch Ness Topic

Last Friday we had a really interesting visit from  Heather who works for Visit Scotland. She answered all our questions and showed us some items which are on sale at the Tourist Information Office. We found out that visitors are attracted to Scotland, and in particular to the Highlands, by many things, including our scenery, birds and animals, castles and even snow!

Christmas Fayre and Book Launch!


29th November 6.30pm – 8.15pm

The Lochardil Parent Council will be hosting a CHRISTMAS FAYRE, as well as launching their ‘Family Recipes Cook Book’.

It is set to be a fantastic night with craft and gift stalls, raffle, refreshments in addition to some fantastic games. A night for the WHOLE family!

£1.50 for adult entry, which includes refreshment. Children and concessions are FREE.

We’re looking for your help:
P1-P3 families- Filled jam jars for the tombola. (See images below)

P4-P7 families- Home baking donations.

Christmas Fayre FLIER- CLICK HERE!

Any volunteers to help, please contact:

Children In Need

Lots of spots in our class today to help raise money for Children in Need! Thanks for all your kind donations.

We are currently trying to make “boats that float” from odds and ends as part of our Loch Ness topic. Last week we undertook experiments to see whether things would float or sink and had fun making predictions. Next week we are looking forward to a visit from a lady from the Tourist Information Office. We hope to find out what makes the area we live in attractive to tourists.

Cinema Trip

Although disappointed we couldn’t see Jasper, Penguin Explorer due to technical difficulties, we were thrilled to watch Ice Age 4 instead. We thoroughly enjoyed our morning out of school, including the bus journey and eating our snack in the cinema! A chant of ASDA ASDA ASDA went up as we passed our new local supermarket!!! A big thanks to our parent helpers.

Stop Look and Listen!

Community police officers visited our class yesterday to talk about road safety.They were impressed by how much we knew about the dangers of crossing roads. We enjoyed putting our hands in the hand cuffs and holding the truncheon. We think they liked it when we sang our road safety song before they left. Today we made road safety posters for the nursery.

Hallowe’en Disco

Monday 29th October 2012
P1 – P3 @ 6pm – 7.15pm
P4- P7 @ 7.30pm – 9pm

After the success of last year’s Hallowe’en Disco, Primary 6/7 are again organising the event as part of their Enterprise Project. Our aim is to make around £400 to put towards our entry for Rock Challenge (A charitable arts event) in February.

This week P6/7 begun selling tickets for the disco. There has been 100 people from P1-5 already buying tickets this week. This is a disco like NO OTHER. On the night we have music, food and entertainment all for £2!

Bring an extra £1 and you can play some of the FANTASTIC games that P6/7 have created for the night. Don’t miss out on your chance- P6/7 will be selling tickets each morning until the event!


Class Visit from School Cook

We invited Cook to come to our class to talk to us about food. In particular we wanted to find out why we need to eat and what foods are healthy for us. We had lots of interesting questions for Cook. We even found out her favourite meal is macaroni cheese! Cook was pleased that so many of us enjoy eating fruit and vegetables.  A big thank you to Cook for taking time to answer our questions.

Meet The Teacher

We enjoyed showing our mums and dads round our classroom and especially where we sit! This week we have been thinking about our likes and dislikes. We found out that many of us don’t like spiders, sharks, thunder and lightning, being lost or alone in the dark. Some of us don’t like tidying, cleaning or washing up while others like helping in the home! Next week we are thinking about our feelings and what makes us happy, sad, angry, confused etc.

The First Few Weeks

We can’t believe it’s the end of week number 3 already. We are settling in nicely to life in primary 1. There are lots of new things to do and to find out about. We enjoy looking at books in the library, playing in the sandpit, making models out of lego, drawing at the writing table, using the smart-board and listening to Mrs. Peace reading stories. Our topic this term is “Ourselves” . So far we have painted pictures of ourselves and discussed in what ways we are similar and different. Next week we are thinking about our feelings and what things make us feel happy, sad and angry.

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