Scottish Opera 2014

Click the image above to access the video for our Scottish Opera 2014 performance of ‘The Curse of the MacCabbra Opera House’.

You will need a password to access this video. Your child will be given a note today with the password today. If you do not have the password, but would like access to the video, please email with your request.

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 . . . 

A Busy Week!

It’s only Tuesday yet we have done so much! On Monday, Lucia, Helen, Julia & Max took part in a P4 Tennis Tournament at Bellfield and they came 2nd overall! Max was undefeated in his games! Well done!

Max has been invited to take part in a Commonwealth baton Event in July at Inverness Leisure. He will get photographs with the baton and get to run behind the baton.

We sent out community letters last week requesting 1960s fashion photographs, items clothing and accessories and Ivan, Helen and Emma all took things to school with them this week. We have had great fun looking at the photographs and trying on the clothes! We have started sketching some of the Mods, Rockers and Hippies of the 1960s to display on our 50th Anniversary Wall. Emma brought in her Dad’s school satchel which brought back memories for lots of the Lochardil staff.

Thank you to everyone for their comtributions. Mrs M-H

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

P4/5 Primary Football Tournament

Matthew and Max took part in a football competition at Millburn Academy this weekend. Twelve teams took part and Lochardil Primary 4/5 team came second!  Matthew was awarded the trophy for the most goals scored in the tournament! Well done, boys! Fantastic Football skills. We are proud of you both.

Mrs M-H and P4/5

Animal Art!

We have made some beautiful cotton wall hangings featuring animals as part of our project work. We posed with our finished work and will be displaying them in our class. We have a special Animal Art homework task for the next 2 weeks. The task is to design and make a Commonwealth animal in any art form. We can paint, sketch, draw, make a model, collage or use any other material and technique. The animal must come to school by the 16th June and then we have to present it to the class with an explanation of why we chose our animal and how we made it.

Pupil of the Month

Our latest Pupil of the Month is Sam! Congratulations! Sam was awarded Pupil of the Month for working hard and achieving high standards, being positive, cheerful and happy in school. And we think he’s like a ray of sunshine in our class.

Hats for Headway!

Today, 16th May,  we are all wearing different hats and donating money to Headway. This is JRSO initiative to make pupils more aware of the importance of wearing cycling helmets for our own safety. If you do not wear a helmet when cycling you could have a really serious head injury if you fall off your bike or have an accident. ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HELMET! We posed for photographs before we started our work. Well done everyone for taking part and donating to a very important charity!

Mrs M-H


Dancing Queen!

Mairead took part in the Fraser Highland Dancing Festival this weekend and she returned with not one but 2 trophies! Well done, Mairead. We already know Mairead is a champion dancer as she was one of our stars at our fundraising St Andrew’s Talent Show in Term 2 and everyone admired her Highland dancing then. We like having lots of talented people in our class who set themselves goals and achieve high standards. Lately we have had several performers making up plays and dances in their playtimes who then entertain us in class. Perhaps we have a future star in our class who will one day be famous for their performances. I can think of a few names!

Mrs M-H

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!

P4/5 Update

We may have been a bit quiet on the blog but we have all been very busy!


Helen took part in the Scottish Gymfest this weekend in Irvine and was awarded a medal for her team performance. She brought lovely framed photographs into school for us to admire. Helen was standing high in the air held up by the outstretched hands of two of her teammates! Impressive!

Emmy was voted Pupil of the Month for being helpful in class and in the playground. She always puts others before herself and volunteers for any tasks that need to be done. She is a dedicated Junior Leader and a good friend to many pupils. Well done, Emmy. It’s great having you in our class.

Three pupils in our class took part in the Inverness Area Gang Show at Eden Court. They all performed very well and were applauded for their singing, dancing and acting. The audiences appreciated the hard work everyone put into the shows and money was raised for Scout funds.

Daisy and Helen took part in a gymnastics competition – the Woman’s Artistic – in Aberdeen. Daisy was awarded a Gold award and Helen received a Silver award. Well done, girls. Fantastic achievement.

This term we are learning about the Commonwealth Countries and the different animals and plants that live there. In science we are finding out how animals and plants can be classified and we are doing lots of art work with them too.

Mrs M-H

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!

End of Term Two!

We had a great final week of term with parties, visitors and the end of term assembly at the CCC.

The P5 pupils partied on Monday morning with the P6 pupils and the P4s had their party on Wednesday afternoon. We danced, played party games, ate delicious food and had a brillant time!

On Wednesday morning Mr Steele, the Chief Executive Officer for the Highland Hospice visited us to receive our £80 cheque donation for the hospice. He said the money would go towards the families having a lovely Christmas Lunch which we think is a great idea.

P5/6 Christmas Party

We had a fantastic time yesterday morning at the Primary 5 and 6 Christmas Party. We showcased our Scottish Dancing, played some fantastic games, and snacked on lots of amazing food.

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Thank you to all of the parents/carers for their food donations for the party!

P4/5 Pupil Achievements!

Two pupils were awarded Pupil of the Month Awards for November in our class. Mairead received her certificate for supporting and encouraging others and for being a star dancer in our Talent Show. Ivan‘s award was for always having a go at things and for his musical and acting performances in the Talent Show. Well done to both Mairead & Ivan.

Sam I won Gold in a local Judo competition and Sam V came third!

Ivan took part in a cycling competition at Inshes Park last weekend. Ivan came third in his race and received a medal  which he is proudly wearing in this photograph. Well done, Ivan!

St Andrew’s Talent Show Success!

The audience loved our Talent Show! We are delighted! On Thursday, 28th November we were so excited and slightly nervous about our show but it went really well and we are very proud of ourselves! We sold lots of cards and have made a profit of nearly £160 to date and we still have a few cards to sell.

Here are a few photographs to remember how smart we looked in our tartan bits and pieces. A huge thank you to everyone who supported our show, baked shortbread for the guests and bought our beautiful cards!

Children In Need Day

Pupils and staff dressed in pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need and we raised over £400. We were invited to buy some cakes from P5 and we enjoyed the delicious cakes in our class before we even attempted our Maths Problem Solving! It definitely helped us to concentrate and get more problems solved than we usually manage on a Friday morning! In assembly Reverend Slack talked about helping others and praised us for the amount we raised. We love singing the songs in assembly when he plays on his guitar!

Certified Junior Leaders in P4/5!

Emmy and Louisa have been training since before the summer to become Junior Leaders and have just passed their Junior Leader assessments with Mrs Armstrong and Sarah Liebnitz. The received their certificates at the Achievers Assembly on November 8th along with the other 14 Junior Leaders. Junior Leaders are trained to help others in the playground, organise games for other pupils and to be responsible for the playground equipment. It is a big responsibility and we are very proud of you girls!

Mrs M-H & P4/5

October Pupils of the Month

At the end of each month everyone nominates someone for Pupil of the Month and this month two pupils received lots of votes so they were both awarded with Pupil of the Month certificates!

Jack was nominated for trying hard with his work – especially his maths. His friends think he is loyal and they enjoy being with him because he has a good sense of humour.

Fraser was nominated because he is working hard on learning his table facts, he is well-mannered and friendly with everyone. Well done, boys!

Term 2 Project – The Christmas Business!

We know – it’s early but we want to be well prepared! Our project has two parts to it. First we have been given a design challenge to design and make a Christmas textile gift for a family member. We might need help to get some of the materials depending on how ambitious each design is!

The second part of our project is to set up a Christmas  enterprise project and treat it like a real business so we are starting with the finances. We will be writing letters to set up a business loan, organising a St Andrew’s Talent Show and looking for discount prices to get some stock. It’s going to be another busy, exciting term. We will invite parents and friends with personal invitations nearer the concert date which will probably be on Thursday, 28th November around 11am.

Mrs M-H & P4/5

Class Congratulations!

We are very proud of Anna who successfully completed a 5K run for Run for Smiles and raised £70 for the Highland Hospice! Anna posed with her lovely medal for our class blog and was also awarded a Highland Hospice Thank You Certificate for her efforts. Because she raised over £50 in sponsor money she will also be in the Highland Hospice draw for an IPad at their Christmas Fayre on 16th November.

Well done, Anna. We are very proud of you.

Mrs M-H & P4/5

Last Day of Term 1

Today we wrote a diary entry about term 1, filled out an evaluation of our Body topic and found out which team won the Verb Poster Competition! The Lego Ladies were presented with treats for their winning poster and the Healthy Hearts were the runner-ups! Well done to all the groups for the effort they put into the verb task this week.

This afternoon we had a special assembly. First we had a man from Hilton Church who taught us a great action song then he did a puppet show which was hilariously funny. We loved it! His act was called Out of the Box. It was also an achievers assembly and Helen was awarded the Pupil of the Month for September for being kind, helpful, supportive of others, good at sports and classwork and encouraging others. Well done, Helen!

We hope everyone has a great holiday and that they keep safe and healthy.

Mrs M-H

We are Keeping Fit!

This term we have been learning the rules and practising skills in hockey, rugby, tennis and team games. Our project has been about our body and how we can keep healthy and we know how important it is to be active for a healthy lifestyle. We are very proud of Helen and Julia who took part in the Baxters 5K run this weekend. The girls are proudly displaying their medals in this photograph. Well done to everyone who took part in the Baxters races this weekend! One teacher did the marathon – but it was not me!

Mrs M-H

P4/5 Stars!

Our Pupil of the Month Award for September went to Julia for being good-hearted, kind and helpful. Julia is a good listener and shows good manners which are the two social skills we have been targeting this month. Well done, Julia. Every month the pupils and adults involved in the class vote for a pupil of the month and give their reason for voting for that pupil. You have to be quite outstanding to be the Pupil of the Month.

Max and Matthew played as part of the P4/5 Lochardil Football team in the Gordon Bennett Trophy. The team came in second position in the tournament and were awarded medals and a trophy. The team were awarded Head Teacher’s Certificates at our Achievers Assembly this week. We are very proud of you boys!

Mrs M-H

Term 1 Update

In week 4 we are now familiar with our new timetable, we take our classroom duties seriously and we are all working hard to make our classroom inviting for our visitors on Open Afternoon this Thursday. We have our Rabble of Butterflies, our Self Portraits and our Personal Shields on display.

In our project work we can sing the proper names of the bones to the tune of Dem Bones, Dem Bones, we know examples of different joints, we know some muscle names and where they are, and this week we are learning about the positions and functions of our organs.

In PE we have been learning and practicing hockey skills and doing some different skills stations. We also keep active in mental maths by jogging to the 2 times table, dance stepping to the 3 times table, punching out the 4 times table, Greek dancing to the 5 times table and kick stepping to the 6 times table!

Every Monday we brainstorm a spelling pattern and select a personal list of 10 words to learn by Friday. We always have to write out the list twice using the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method for homework and we have a different task each week to do with our spelling pattern. This is due in by Thursday morning. There will also be a maths task which should be completed by Fridays.

Thank you for supporting your child with their homework.

Mrs Martin-Hodgson

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

The Beginning of P4/5

We have had a super start in P4/5 and after 3 days we are all getting settled into our new timetable. So far we have blocked a factfile in our new diaries, completed our first entry about our holiday highlights indenting the paragraphs, had our first reading HLP reading sessionrevised the 4 times table with a tables punchout, discussed our Human Body project and learned the technical names of the main bones in the body, sang and danced to our new song ‘You are a Star’, drawn or painted symbols of summer and volunteered for class duties. And that’s not all! To share our first week with everyone we have uploaded two photographs. The first one was while we were doing our 4 times table punch out and the second is to show you the new pupil who joined us this week – James Bones! We need to feed him up a bit!

Mrs Martin-Hodgson

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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