Sports Day – Round 2

Monday – Sports Day Round 2. Do your sun-dance on Sunday evening, as we’re hoping for sunshine!

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

Future Heroes Day


Just a reminder that tomorrow is Future Heroes Day. Come dressed up as what you want to be when you’re older and make a donation to the Guide Dog Society.

We look forward to seeing your outfits . . . 

Profile and Report 2014

Lochardil Logo

Your child’s profile and report should have made its way home to you today. We hope you enjoy reading a comprehensive overview of your child’s year at Lochardil.

Find the Lochardil Primary School profile and report guidance for parents/carers below:

We’re interested in your feedback – particularly regarding our Learning Journey trial. Download the form below and hand to your child’s teacher.

Sports Day – CANCELLED

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.

Sports Day

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

Dobbies Trip

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!

We Need YOU!!!


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 for more details!

Brilliant Butterflies!

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.

Easter Bonnet Competition


P3FS have entered Hobbycraft’s Easter Bonnet Competition on behalf of Lochardil. They’ve done a fantastic job.

It’s YOUR turn to take part now. Get down to Hobbycraft and vote Lochardil as your winner. Voting takes place over the next two weeks!

‘Hey Ewe!’


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

Due to copyright law, unfortunately we will not be able to produce copies of this in DVD format.

Hey Ewe Morning Production – CLICK HERE

Hey Ewe Afternoon Production – CLICK HERE

Living and Non-Living

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.

P2 Christmas Party

Primary 2 had a fantastic party today!  Well done to all the boys and girls. 

Thank you to the parents/carers for their food donations for the party.

Christmas Service is at the CCC tomorrow. Please make sure that you have suitable clothes for walking to and from the CCC.

Nativity 2013 – ‘Hey Ewe!’

What a FANTASTIC two performances of ‘Hey Ewe!’ today. Every single child from the Nursery through to Primary 3 did such a FANTASTIC job.

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Everyone looked superb in their costumes. With over 200 children involved, it really was a phenomenal show.

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Thank you to all of the staff and pupils who assisted with the organisation of such a massive event.

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We will keep you posted as to when the video is ready.

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Thank you,

Mr Cook and Miss Shimmield

Happy Hanukkah!

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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Sesame Street – Hanukkah – CLICK HERE!

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!


Missing Shelley Update

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.

Children in Need

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.

Missing Shelley!

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?!

Lochardil Tea Towel!

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.

Lochardil Primary P1-3
Lochardil Primary P4-7
Tea Towel Order Form

Coffee Afternoon Success!

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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.

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon – Tomorrow

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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!

Coffee Afternoon

The P6/7 Coffee Afternoon, in aid of Macmillian cancer, is tomorrow afternoon between 1.45pm and 2.45pm. 

P2 will be visiting the P6/7s in the afternoon – Dont forget your pennies to buy a cake ( suggested donation of £1 is plenty.)

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Visit from Headway Highland

Today we had a visit from Suzanne at Headway Highland.  She spoke to us all about the importance of wearing a helmet when we are on our bike or scooter.   We watched a  super video about Jonnie Rocket and had the chance to see exactly how our helmet protects our head using an egg.  Thankfully the helment protected the egg and it did not smash.

To see the video again just click on the link below

 Johnny Rocket

REMEMBER – Always wear a helmet!

Active Maths

Today P2 had great fun outside on the field for maths .  P2 have been working on ‘teen’ numbers and addition.  Today P2 had to find the answer to the sum on the field.  Unfortunetly we have no photos as it started to rain and we all got rather wet!

Lochardil School Fete

Lochardil Primary School Fete is on:

Saturday 14th September 11.30am – 1.30pm



We’re looking for your help in the way of donations:

Filled Jam Jars for the Tombola & Home Baking

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We look forward to seeing you there –
The Parent Council


Homework will go home as follows –

Phonics – Home on Monday to be back on Tuesday

Maths – Home on Tuesday to be back on Wednesday.

By the end of this week all the children will have reading homework each night.

From next week spelling will also be sent home along with instructions on how this should be completed.

Please let me know if there are any problems.

Welcome to Primary 2!

I hope you all had a fantastic holiday.    It is great to be back and I am really looking forward to working with Primary 2 this year.

This week will be spent getting to know the children and revising maths and phonic sounds from last session.  

 Reading will start on Monday and will be introduced to a group at a time.   

PE days this session will be Monday and Friday.  Please could you ensure your child has a pair of indoor shoes for the hall.

Welcome 2013/2014

Bear with us whilst the NEW blogs are being updated for next session.

We look forward to seeing everyone back on:

Tuesday 20th August 2013

P4 – P7 – 8.50am – 3.00pm
P1 – P3 – 9.00am – 2.45pm
AM nursery – 9.00am – 11.30am
PM nursery – 12.25pm – 2.55pm

Have a great holiday!

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