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/

P3 Trip to Glachbeg Croft

We had so much fun on our visit to Glachbeg Croft!  Bob showed us round the croft with his lively sheep dog Cress.  We saw sheep, lambs, cows, hens, ducks and guinea-pigs.  One orphan lamb kept following us because it thought we would feed it!  We made bread and butter and found out where some of our food comes from.  Thank you Bob for a great day.

Roots, Fruits and Shoots

Our project this term is Roots, Fruits and Shoots.  Some of the questions we hope to answer are: 

What do plants need to grow?

What food comes from animals?

What foods should we eat to have a balanced diet?

How do plants grow?

Why are some foods healthy and some not?

We should have a lot of fun finding the answers.

In art we drew cross sections of fruit and vegetables.  We also painted still life pictures of daffodils and finger printed cherry blossom on to trees. 

Viking Invasion

We had a special Viking visitor in Primary 3 last week.  Cameron Scott, an ex pupil dressed up in his Up Helly Aa  costume.  He took part in the Up Helly Aa festival in Shetland last year.  He told us lots of interesting things about the festival and  answered all our questions.   We found his visit very interesting and had a lot of fun.  Thank you very much Cameron.

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

The Vikings are coming!

Our new, exciting project is on the Vikings.

We will be discovering :- where the Vikings came from, what their houses and villages were like,  how they built their long ships,  what life was like for children,  what weapons they had and how they were made,  what gods they believed in,  and more!

We have already found out that their houses had no windows and the toilets were outside.

Each of us is going to do a mini project on a part of Viking life which really interests us.

“I’ve had so much fun and can’t wait to discover more,” said Max.

If you can help with our project we’d be delighted to hear from you.

Amazing Competition Entries

Here are our class entries for our competition.  For homework we had to make Mr. or Mrs. Material from any type of recycable rubbish.  Aren’t they amazing!  Penelope and Holly were the winners, but it was a very hard decision as they were all so good.  Well done Primary 3.

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)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

As part of our topic on materials, we have been learning about recycling and have made colourful, eye-catching posters encouraging people to reduce, reuse and recycle. On Wednesday we are having a visitor from Highland Council Waste Management to tell us more about recycling.
In our writing we are trying to use vibrant vocabulary, cool connectives, awesome openers and perfect punctuation. We are going to be remarkable writers!

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:

Spooky P3!

Our new topic this term is Materials. We have been discussing different types of material and what they are used for. We will soon move on to recycling material.
On Monday nearly all of the class had a great time at the school Hallowe’en disco. Some of us were dressed up as cats, vampires, witches, skeletons,zombies and pirates. There was also a pumpkin, Cleopatra, a werewolf, Frankenstein and a corpse bride! Very scary!!!
We are now looking forward to Bonfire Night

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!


More Visitors for P3!

Last Friday three people from the Vision Support Service came to tell us how they help blind, and partially sighted, children in the community.  They had a lot of interesting activities for us.

  Our favourites were, finding out what was in a box by touch alone and decorating gingerbread people with icing while wearing special goggles.  The goggles gave us an idea of what it’s like not to be able to see properly.

We had fun while learning about services which help people in our community.

Interesting Interviews

Mr Slack visited us to tell us about his work in the school and the Lochardil community.  He is a very busy man. He also answered any questions we had for him about his job.

Mr Gimson, the chairman of the Lochardil Commnity Council also visited us.  We asked him a lot of questions about the Lochardil area.  He knew nearly all of the answers!  Well done Mr Gimson.

We also had fun interviewing Mrs Caddell, Miss Melville, Mrs A Fraser, Mrs Armstrong and Cook about their role in the school community.  We are looking forward to interviewing Mr Grant next week.

Thank you Mr Slack and Mr Gimson for coming in and answering all of our questions.  We learned a lot about our local community. Thank you to all the people we interviewed too.  We hope you enjoyed being interviewed by us!

Bright and Colourful P3!

We have been very busy in P3 doing a lot of hard work and having fun. We like our room which is bright and colourful and the teachers are nice – they are the best!
Our topic this term is ‘Our Community’. We have invited some people to come in so we can ask them questions about the Lochardil community and we are hoping to interview some people in the school community, such as Mr Grant, Mrs Caddell and Cook.
Here are some things we’d like to find out about our community-
What does the Lochardil community provide for chidren, elderly people and for babies?
Do we have disabled people living in the community? If so, how do we help them?
How many people live in the local community and what types of houses do they live in?
What types of birds and animals are in our community?
Who helps run the school community and what are their responsibilities?
What are our responibilities in the class and school communities?
We are looking forward to finding the answers!

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