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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
Today P2 had a fantastic trip to Dobbies Garden Centre. We had the chance to smell and taste different herbs and we even got to plant our own sunflower to take home. It was a great day!
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?
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P2 realeased their butterflies today to celebrate the end of term 3 and their topic on Living and non-living. It was an excellent afternoon however the butterflies were a little too comfy.
We realeased the butterflies in the P7 garden and look forward to hopefully seeing them flying around the school.
Big thank you to all the parents and carers who came to help us. It was a very wet day and P2 appreciate it.
All the children really enjoyed moving around the classes and taking part in a range of activities associated with books. In P2 we had a Wally Hunt as well as Pin the Walking stick on Wally. It was great fun!
Have a look at our pics below.
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.
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Our new topic this session is living and non-living. The children have spent a long time deciding what they would like to learn about and we have decided on a few things to get us started. These inlude
– How animals change from young – adults ( life cycles)
– Names given to groups of animals
– 5 features of a living thing
– Parts of the plant
– Food for plants and animals ( food chains)
– How animals breathe underwater.
We will try and keep you updated on our progress through our learning.
Any books or information from home would be gratefully received.
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
This afternoon Mrs MacDonald was away with the choir so we had Mr Cook.
We learned about the Jewish festival, Hanukkah. We learned that Jewish people celebrate it for 8 days every year. We found out that they have a special candle holder called a Menorah that holds 9 candles. Jewish people light the middle candle on the first night and use that candle to light the first candle. On the second night they use it to light the second candle . . . and so on . . . and so on. By night number 8, all candles are lit.
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We then made our own handprint Menorahs. It was quite tricky, because we have ten fingers, but we only had to make 9 candles. I wonder if you can figure out how we did it? Mr Cook was so impressed that Gavin came up with the answer to the problem!
Mr Cook had a lovely afternoon with P2, and will be coming back to see the finished Hanukkah pictures tomorrow!
So far P2 have discovered that Shelley has gone on her travels. She has sent us weekly updates and she has been helping us learn about foods grown outwith the UK. We have also been learning about fairtrade.
So far Shelley has been to Porto Rico to find out how banannas are grown and only last week she was in Ethiopia. In Ethiopia she was learning all about coffee. It was very interesteing and now we know all about it too.
We had lots of fun on Friday celebrating Children in Need. We all loved coming into school wearing our Pyjamas.
A special well done to Ross for coming 1st place in the Pudsey competition!
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.
Today P2 noticed that Shelley the sheep had gone missing from our class display. The boys and girls were anxious to find shelley and set about investigating where she could have disappeared to.
Unfortunetly Shelley could not be found. It looked as though Shelley had vanished out of the school door!
Follow our story as we try to solve the mystery of Where’s Shelley?!
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!
This week P2 have been working on their number bonds to 20.
Below are a few games that are not only great fun but help us learn!