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/


The sun was shining for our visit to Aigas on Wednesday and we had such a  fun day! We were  very busy and saw lots of interesting things including a red squirrel, a beaver’s lodge and a variety of creepy crawlies.

Mother’s Day

P1 were very busy last week making beautiful Mother’s day cards and gifts.  The gifts were made out of old cardboard boxes which were covered in wrapping paper designed by the children.  Every child put lots of love in each box!  A very sweet poem was then glued onto each box to tell out Mums how much they mean to us.  We hope that all our Mums had a lovely day on Sunday!

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

Aigas visitors

Primary 1 had an exciting visit this week from Sue and Sarah, Aigas field workers. They told us lots of interesting information about some of the wildlife found in the Highlands. They showed us some photographs and had recordings of some of the noises made by some some of the birds and animals. The most exciting part though was when we got to touch and stroke the stuffed otter and pine martin. Their fur was so soft but the claws of the pine martin were very sharp and prickly!

Our new topic

Our new topic this term is Friends and Family. We will be looking at the reasons why our friends and families are important to us. We will also be talking about different generations of our family and hope to be painting some family trees!

We will also be trying to answer the questions; why do we need to eat healthy food to grow and what can we do to keep ourselves healthy?

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)

Visitors to P1

Primary 1 had some very exciting visitors this week! Inverness footballers visited the classes 1,2 and 3 to talk about their sport and how to work well in a team. There were lots of interesting questions and stories shared.

On Friday, Heather, from the Inverness Tourist Board visited the primary 1 classes. She brought in some of her fluffy friends and we all learnt about the various wildlife in and around the Highlands.

Christmas Fayre and Book Fair!


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:

Loch Ness

Our topic this term is Loch Ness. This week we were looking at a map to see where Loch Ness is and we were talking about a famous person who lives there – Nessie! We wrote some ‘describing’ poems about Nessie and tried to include some WOW words.

Here are some of our poems for you to read:

Nessie is….                                                                   Nessie is….

a purple, pink and black monster,                       a monster,

spiky,                                                                               enormous,

prickly                                                                             scary,

and friendly.                                                                 different colours,

by Summer                                                                    jaggy,


                                                                                           and brave.

                                                                                           by Orin

Nessie is….                                                                  Nessie is….

multi-coloured,                                                           soft and slimy,

thick and wide                                                              gigantic

spiky and strong.                                                         tough and strong

 by Megan                                                                       by Sophie

A visit from the police!

Primary 1 had a visit from the police this week…… but we weren’t in any trouble! They came to speak to us about keeping safe when we cross the road. Before they left, they let us try on their hats and their handcuffs and they let us hold their batons. It was so much fun! Thankyou to Alison, Ross and Martin.

We have also been busy working with a partner to make some road safety posters and we now know the rules really well- STOP, LOOK and LISTEN when crossing the road and stay safe

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!


Settling into Primary 1.

Primary 1MF are settling in well to the routines of school life and are already working so hard. This week we have been  busy learning how to write the number 2 and the letter o correctly.
Our topic this term is all about Ourselves and already we have painted a self-portrait and we have spoken to each other about our favourite things and what makes us happy and sad.
We are really enjoying finding out about our school, learning lots of new things and making new friends. Primary 1 is so much fun- it’s GREAT!

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