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

P3M All Dressed UP!

We really enjoyed Future Heroes Day!

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

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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

From Farm to Fork- A Great Trip!

We spent this morning at Tesco Ness-side on our Farm to Fork trip. We enjoyed the bakery, cheese tasting and lots of other fun activities.



A visitor from Ecuador

Today Adela’s mum came in to the class to talk to us about Ecuador. She told us lots of interesting facts and was dressed in her national costume.
Did you know that in some parts of Ecuador they eat guinea pigs?

A Taste of Spain

This afternoon we had a visit from Sonia a Spanish aupair. She told us all about Spanish food and we sampled some “Tortilla Potata”
Thank you Sonia

Visiting P4

This morning we spent some time in P4 to see what kind of things the children were working on.

A Fabulous Day in Strathpeffer!

We enjoyed a sunny day out at the Museum of Childhood in Strathpeffer.

Thank You Matthew

We chose Matthew as our Pupil of the Month because he had super ideas when helping to design our class time machine. He also came up with the name Time Portal for our machine.

We have lift off!!

We have finished building our Time Machine and it is now ready for lots of exciting adventures!

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!

From Farm to Fork

Our next topic is called “From Farm to Fork” We will be visiting Tesco Ness-side at the beginning of June for some activities (more information to follow!)
We plan to find out-
What do we grow in Scotland?
How do we harvest our crops?
How does food get to the shops?
Which animals give us food?

If you have any information to offer then please let P3 know!

P4 Visitors

We are already thinking about what it will be like to be a P4 next year. We thought up questions to ask our group of P4 visitors. It was very interesting to find out what it is like to be in P4. A big thank you to Jessica, Niamh, Ewan and Stephen for taking the time to talk to us. Next week we will be visiting P4 to do some reading activities – sounds like good fun!

Welcome to our Term 4 Mini-Topic!

We have a busy term ahead. We are doing a mini-topic on Toys from 50 years ago to fit in with the anniversary of the school opening. We are going to the Museum of Childhood in Strathpeffer on Wednesday 14th May to look at some of the old toys. Our main topic for the term is called “From Farm to Fork” and we will be letting you know more details about this in a couple of weeks.

Coming Soon the P3M Time Machine!

We are going to be building a Time Machine in our classroom. Any ideas or suggestions then please let P3M know!

Designer T shirts by P3M

We created our own deisgner tshirts which were finished just in time for our Easter holidays!

Well done Chloe!

 P3M chose Chloe as our Pupil of the Month because she has tried so hard with her writing to keep it neat. She has become much more confident with her reading and is sounding out new words. Well done Chloe!

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!

Anyone for Tennis?

We have started another block of tennis lessons with our coach Murray.

An Amazing Viking Exhibition!

We had a super turn out for Viking ehxibition. A huge thank you to everyone who was able to join us!

Spring has Sprung!

We have been busy sewing some Spring designs. These are going to be made into a surprise for someone special!

Coming soon our Viking Exhibition

 P3M will be holding a Viking Exhibition on Tuesday 18th March from 2.15-2.40. Invites have already gone home with all the details.

See our Viking longship “Dragon of the Sea” and examine some of the artefacts we have made.

You will be greeted by the Vikings of P3M when you arrive. Please be prepared!

Marvellous Molly!

We chose Molly as our Pupil of the Month for being a sensible and mature girl in class.

Our Amazing World Book Day

We had great fun dressing up and doing lots of exciting activities.

Our trip to the museum!

We enjoyed our trip to the museum and would recommend a visit there. 

Did you know that the Vikings used to iron their clothes using a smooth stone and a wooden board?

Dragon of the Sea launched today!

We have finished making our Viking longship and named it Dragon of the Sea.

Well done to our Pupil of the Month!

We have chosen Lachlan as our Pupil of the Month because he has taken in some Viking weapons for us to look at. He also give us lots of facts and information to help our topic. Thank you Lachlan!

‘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

Our class talks continue

A huge thank you to everyone in P3M for all their exciting class talks. We have learnt so many new things.

Our next activity is preparing our class Viking longship for the big launch next week!

Exciting Class Talks!

We have been preparing class talks on the Vikings for the last two weeks. The talks have all had different topics such as Viking children, Viking Weapons and Viking Homes. Some of the class also made pictures and models to show. Everyone spoke confidently and clearly. Well done P3M!

Pupil Progress Update – February 2014

Following our Pupil Progress Updates this week, click the link below to answer a few questions about the experience.

CLICK HERE for Online Survey

The anonymous survey will be open for comment until Monday 10th February 2014

Thank you for taking time to complete to provide us with your valued feedback.

Look out Jack Frost is about!

We created collage pictures of Jack Frost using cool colours and jaggy shapes. We showed our pictures to the whole school as Assembly

Well done Ewan our Pupil of the Month!

This month we have chosen Ewan because he is kind and helpful. He always has good ideas of games to play and likes to help and encourage others. Well done Ewan!

Our exciting new topic!

We are going to be finding out all about the Vikings this term.

We will be trying to find out- Where the Vikings came from? What was Viking life like? What did the Vikings do? What were Viking ships like?

If you have any information to share then please let us know. We are planning on having our own Viking exhibition later in the term to share all we have found out!

Well done Adnan!

We chose Adnan as our pupil of the month. He always tries his best and is doing well with times tables and dividing sums

Drama Workshop

We had an amazing time at Eden Court this morning. We played some drama games and were dressed up with masks, wigs and hats

Amazing Peaches!

We are nearly finished reading James and the Giant Peach. We have reached an exciting part of the story as the peach has flown across the Atlantic Ocean!

Well done Aimee!

We chose Aimee as our Pupil of the Month. She is always kind and helpful to others. We are proud of you Aimee!

Welcome back to our new topic!

We will be finding out about Feelings and Friendships this term and reading “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl.
We will try to find out-
Who to ask for help in different situations?
Know how our feelings change as we grow
Find out ways we can help others in need.
What happens to the homeless or those without food in Inverness?
If you have anything to offer then please let us know

Well done Pupil of the Month!

Well done Calum!

We have chosen Calum because he was really good as the Evil Doctor Flytipper in our Recycle Roadshow. In real life he is kind and helpful!

Can you build a wind turbine?

Yesterday we had visitors from Scottish Hydro Electricity in our class to speak to us about solar power. It was really interesting. Everyone was given a wind turbine model to make at home!

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