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/

Aigas Adventures

We went on a trip to Aigas Field Centre. There were lots of great activities and we had fun even in the rain and hail stones. We were pond dipping and found some newts and an osprey flew over us. We were also mini-beast hunting and made a bug home to take back to school with us. We also played some life cycle games and had to rush around wearing wings while trying to catch pretend flies. We even found some charcoal which we knew all about since we used it for our art a few weeks ago.

What a shame we have no pictures to share but the camera was not working! We hope to have it mended soon.

Lots of amazing things to see!

Matthew’s mum came in to talk to us about our local wildlife. She brought in a big box of amazing things for us to look at. We saw the skin of an adder, two different nests, antlers and even the skull of another small deer. She also showed us how to make a model of animal footprints by using plaster of Paris.

Did you know that the adder is the only poisonous snake in Scotland?

Have you ever seen the footprints of a badger? 

Many thanks to Matthew’s mum for a fantastic visit!!

Term 4 – Our exciting new Topic!

This term we have an exciting new topic and will hopefully be finding out the answers to all these questions!

If you have anything to help us answer these questions the please let P2 know. Thank you!

What types of animals, birds and insects do you find in woodlands?

How do woodland birds and animals find and eat their food?

Which animals are prey for others? Where did forests come from?

How do animals and plants depend on each other for food?

What effect does a habitat have on the wildlife that lives there?

What is conservation and why is it important?

Amazing Easter Eggs

We designed our Easter eggs using marbling ink. It was great fun but a bit messy. We looked at Faberge eggs on the computer and thought that our designs looked just as good!

We then made rabbit boxes so we can carry our Easter eggs home safely.

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

Guide Dog Visitors

A lady from Guide dogs for the Blind visited us with two guide dogs. The dogs called Nula and Quinta were very patient and gentle. Quinta had a bell around her neck so the lady could hear her,

Did you know that Guide Dogs go to puppy school and Guide dogs for the Blind have been in existence for 81 years?

Term 3 Topic

Our topic this term is all about our community.

We have decided that we want to find out about –

  •  What work do the local police and firemen do?
  • How are guide dogs trained?
  • What happens to lost animals in the area?

If you have any ideas or information to help us then please let P2 know.

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)

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree at the P2 Party!

Today, we had a super end to our week! We had our P2 Christmas Party! It was so much fun. We played all different games in the hall and it was nice to be all together. We were very good at playing musical statues and we loved playing pass-the-parcel. After we had been tired out by Christmas disco dancing, we had some scrummy food that we all brought in to share and we had festive activities in the classroom. I think we will all sleep well tonight, including the teachers!

Thank you to all the parents/carers who donated food for our party. All the food was delicious and we had a great time having a christmas classroom picnic!

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:

A new term and a new topic!

This term we will be looking at what life was like in Inverness in the past. We will be finding out lots of different things. If you can help us find out anything about the following questions then please let us know.

What was school like in the past? What jobs did people do in the past?

What were houses like in the past?

What kind of clothes did people wear?

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!



We had a very fruity day on Wednesday.

We were trying lots of different fruits and had to guess what they were by feeling and smelling first.  Some were juicy, sweet, sour and even hairy (raspberries!)

We then picked some fruits to make into delicious smoothies

Doctor Watson visits P2

Doctor Watson visited our class on Friday morning to talk to us about keeping healthy. She told us lots of interesting information. Did you know that your brain is 80% fat?

We had to think of all the healthy foods we like and then looked at an Eat Well plate showing lots of different foodstuffs.

We also talked about how important it was to have a balanced diet. We asked her lots of questions.

Dr Watson gave everyone some magnets to take home to remind us to keep healthy.

We thought her visit was “awesome”  A big thank you to Dr Watson from all in P2

Healthy Living and a Happy Smile!

Our topic this term is Healthy Living and a Happy Smile. We have been discussing all the things we would like to find out about such as – What do we need to keep healthy?  Why are some foods unhealthy?  What are our emotions?

We have the Community Champion from ASDA coming in to discuss healthy food and maybe let us taste some different  fruits and vegetables.

We are also planning a trip to ASDA to have a look at all the foodstuffs and will even see parts of the store where customers are not usually allowed to go. Further details to follow!

We are looking for someone to come in and speak to us about how our bodies work and also a visitor to tell us all about exercise. If you are able to help out then please let P2OM know.  Thank you

Report a Glow concern
Cookie policy  Privacy policy

Glow Blogs uses cookies to enhance your experience on our service. By using this service or closing this message you consent to our use of those cookies. Please read our Cookie Policy.