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 . . . 

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.

Loch Insh 2014 Video

Click the image above to access the Loch Insh 2014 video. You will need the password to access this video. If you do not have the password, and require access to this video, please email

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


P6 – Research some information about The Story of Sadako and write two sentences on the blog for tomorrow.

P7 – Write three sentences describing a monsters EYES, MOUTH and SMELL using some juicy adjectives, similes and metaphors to make it interesting.

Logo Competition:

– create a logo for our Community Council which must include the full name ‘Lochardil and Drummond Community Council’ for Wednesday. Write your name, class and school on the reverse.

Good Luck!

Miss Shaw, Mrs Macleod and Mrs Prentice.

Seafood for Schools

This week we are attending the Seafoods for Schools workshops in the I.R.A.

We are making presentations about certain species e.g Shellfish, Pelagic, Salmon, Oysters, Mussels Whitefish and Trout.

For homework write 2 interesting facts you learned today about the fish you are studying.

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!


Tomorrow, you will be writing your very own comic strip in story writing. Tell us your idea and write the funny story that will take place on the blog for tomorrow. Just write this in a few sentences – keep it brief! 🙂

Miss Shaw, Mrs Macleod and Mrs Prentice.

Lord of the Flies!

What a lot of fun the boys had this afternoon doing some wonderful Dance/Drama with professional dancers associated with the forthcoming Lord of the Flies production at Eden Court.

Once they had got over their disappointment that they weren’t going to have to put on a tu-tu, they had a wonderful time and really did Lochardil proud. We would warmly encourage any of the boys to go along to the auditions. (details to follow)

Meanwhile here are some photos:

WWII Objects

For tomorrow, have your object chosen, decide on who your object belonged to, and at least two things that your object has experienced with its owner. Try to be as original as you can. The best stories will be going up on the wall at Fort George for everyone to read!

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!

Lynsey Easton

This afternoon Lynsey Easton from the Highlander’s Museum at Fort George brought objects and uniforms in to the school for the children to see and try on. We found it very interesting. Some of the objects we had never seen before.


Today we looked at some War Poems; they were awfully sad! On Wednesday we are going to write our own Poems about conflict.

For homework, you have to find out about a country’s conflict that is happening in the world just now. For example, you might want to look for information about the problems in Syria, Ukraine or Afganistan. Take notes of the facts that you find and bring them with you on Wednesday for Story Writing.

Good luck!

Miss Shaw, Mrs Macleod and Mrs Prentice.

Pupils of the Month!

A huge congratulations to our star pupils. Here they are…

Adam Doughty – Adam has been taking on a lot more responsibilities recently and is a great help to everyone in P6/7. He has also been trying really hard in class and has been taking more care with his work – which is great. Well done Adam!

Amy Collier – Amy always tries her best in all of her work and puts in 100% everyday. She is a very loyal friend who is kind and cares for others. A super role model to everyone!

Sophia Inglis – Sophia is a star pupil! She always works extremely hard in class and tries her best all of time. Sophia is a polite girl and is always smiling. Thanks Sophia! Another great role model.

Have a great weekend everyone,

Miss Shaw, Mrs Macleod and Mrs Prentice.

Euro Challenge!

This morning four of our fabulous Primary 6’s took part in the Euro Challenge at Millburn Academy. Alasdair Risby, Iona Black, Amy Watson and Griffin Fraser attended the Quiz on behalf of Lochardil Primary School and did extremely well. They came 4th out of 22 teams! Go Lochardil. We are so proud of the four of you! Well done for all of your hard work.

Miss Shaw, Mrs Macleod and Mrs Prentice.

Money Money Money!

This morning P6/7 had a treat for maths today – two ladies from The Bank of Scotland came to visit us!

It was really interesting and we learned some useful tips!

We discussed:

– the different features of a bank card

– how to budget for a dinner party with £50 to spend

– how and where we can use a bank card

– direct debits and standing orders

– how to use a bank card abroad

These are some of the things we spoke about. Hopefully today’s visit will interest us and help us when we move on to our next topic in maths…MONEY! We’re looking forward to it. 🙂

Miss Shaw, Mrs Prentice and Mrs Macleod.

Pupils of the Month

A HUGE congratulations to…

James Nairn – James has been showing a more mature attitude in class and working really hard recently. He has been putting in an extra effort in all of his work. Keep it up James!

Jamie Loughren – Jamie excels himself in all areas of the curriculum and puts in 100% all the time. An outstanding pupil. Well done Jamie!

Cara Fraser – Cara has really impressed us with how much she has tried this year and for the amount of effort she puts into her work. Well done Cara!

‘Mission Ugly!’

The Primary 6/7 Pantomime, ‘Mission Ugly!’, can now be viewed by clicking the link below. A letter came home with P6/7 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.

Mission Ugly – CLICK HERE!

It’s Friday!!!

Well what a fast week it has been! Time is flying by in P6/7!

In maths this week we have come to an end of Symmetry, ready to start our new topic on Monday which is TIME.

In Writing, we had to write a poem in the style of Robert Burns, using some Scots Language. However our poems had a modern twist e.g. ‘To an Ipod’. Great effort guys, so well done. It was tricky!

On Thursdays we have been taking part in Orienteering for P.E. It’s safe to say it is hard work and very tiring, but good exercise and great fun!

Finally, a quick reminder that your Mini-Projects are due in for this coming Monday. Good Luck! We’re looking forward to seeing them.

Have a lovely weekend all,

Miss Shaw, Mrs Macleod and Mrs Prentice.

Pupils of the Month! (Dec)


Mia Macdermid – Mia has been a Super Star; running around behind the scenes of our Christmas Pantomime ‘Mission Ugly’ making sure everything went to plan and that the actors had their microphones on. It was a very stressful job but Mia coped really well under pressure and got the job done with great enthusiasm. Well done Mia!

Orrin Bishop & Ewan Murray – A BIG thank you and well done to Orrin and Ewan for their contribution to our Christmas Pantomime, Mission Ugly. The boys were fantastic on stage; bringing the show to life with their sense of humour and fab acting skills! Not to mention learning all of their lines at home. Mission Ugly was such a success – well done boys!

To The Homework

This week we are looking at the work of Robert Burns. We read his poem ‘To A Mouse’ and ‘To A Haggis’. For Writing this week we are going to write a poem in the style of Robert Burns, using Scots Language and with a modern twist!

For Homework:

  • choose a Theme to write about
  • write 3 things to describe your theme
  • write 3 Scots words

e.g.  Theme – Pizza

          1. delicious fillings 2. stuffed crusty rim and thin base 3. great takeaway meal

Scots words could be:     tae     aroon’   guid

The Poem on Wednesday could be:

To a Pizza

Yer cheesy, pepper’, tomato fillin’

Tae eat ya am very willin’

Yer stuff’d crust aroon’ the rim

Wad nae help me tae stay slim

Tis guid tae have a pizza once in a while

Sae pick up yer phone and start to dial



Who would have thought that a lovely teacher like our Mr C could turn into a raging animal! In topic this week we have been looking at segregation, persecution and stereotyping. SOME childen were picked out for special treatment…….. and others were picked out for horrible treatment.


The reason for their treatment was something completely at random, that they had no control over, eg. brown haired and brown eyed people were the favourites in one class, those with birthdays in June or September were the favourites in another. This group ate chocolates, peach loops and watched Dennis the Menace.

Anyone not in these privileged groups were PERSECUTED! They were made to do lines, star jumps, burpees, language exercises and double if they complained!

The children were unaware that Mr Cook was acting and so felt the full force of the INJUSTICE that a lot of children from World War II felt in Nazi Germany and Nazi occupied countries if they were Jewish; or from a minority group whose face didn’t fit with the Nazi ideal.

We enjoyed our discussion afterwards!

Lots of Lovely Homework

Just a quick reminder of all your homework tasks for this week…..

  1. Pupil Council Burns Quiz/Crossword to be completed for Friday. 
  2. Maths for each teacher.
  3. Spelling Homework for Friday
  4. Mandela research in preparation for Wednesday
  5. Mini Project (Mandela ) to be completed by 27.01.14

What lies ahead in Term 3!

Well it’s straight back to work for P6/7!

Here’s a quick run down of what we will be doing this term…

In Numeracy, we will be looking at Symmetry for the next couple of weeks…identifying lines of symmetry in 2d shapes and looking at rotational symmetry also.

Our new Topic in P6/7 is World War II. Before the holidays the children came up with a plan of what we want to learn and how we will go about this. We are all looking forward to getting started! The three main areas we are going to cover within WWII are:

The War at Home

The War in Europe and beyond

Discrimination/Rise of Hiltler

P.E will be as normal and will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays – so remember your kit on these days. We will soon be starting a block of Orienteering which is always good fun!

A busy time ahead!

Miss Shaw, Mrs Prentice and Mrs Macleod.

A Big Thank You!!!

We would like to say a HUGE thank you for all of the lovely Christmas gifts from P6/7! We have been well and truly spoilt. Thank you so much. We might need to get the joiners in to widen our doorways after eating all the chocolate!

We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! See you all in January,

Miss Shaw, Mrs Prentice, Mrs Macleod, Mrs Smith and Mrs Annfield.


P7 Flashmob

At the Christmas Party on Tuesday, just as we were ready for Pass The Parcel with Mrs MacLeod’s infamous forfeits, we heard the sound of Mariah Carey and took over the dancefloor. We spend Monday morning and Tuesday lunchtime rehearsing a flashmob dance with Mr Cook that we could perform on Tuesday night. It went down a storm. Check it out below:

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Christmas Flashmob – CLICK HERE

P7 Christmas Party!

We had a fantastic time tonight at the P7 party. Kicking off with the Scottish Dancing, taking part in the games – including the forfeits, surprising the P7 teachers with a flashmob that we choreographed with Mr Cook yesterday, and plates of pizza and chocolate. All in all – a massive success.






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

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!


Today in language it became evident we had forgotten all about PRONOUNS!

A pronoun is a word which is used instead of a NOUN.

Eg. I lent Paul a book and Paul lost the book.  Sounds better if you write:

       I lent Paul a book and he lost it.

Jolly Christmas homework!

Correct these sentences in your reply,

1. Alan told Charles that Alan would help Charles.

2 Mrs Grey has two poodles. Mrs Grey adores the two poodles.

‘Mission Ugly!’

Last week we saw Primary 6/7 take to the stage with the pantomime which they wrote, based on the storyline of Cinderella, ‘Mission Ugly!’.

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The pantomime began with a twisted storyline which saw the poor Princess Cindy (Rachael L) being tricked by her evil brother Princey (Grant N) when they were only six years old. Luckily Cindy had been ‘found’ by the Baron (Josh) and Baroness (Betsy). Not so lucky however was the fact that Cindy had to live with her two ug . . . we mean beautiful sisters – Iona (Ewan M) and Emma (Orrin) Long-bottom.

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Flash forward 15 years and there is a ball for Princey’s 21st birthday. After a little help from Buttons (Griffin), Q (Ryan), and of course, the Fairy God Mother (Nina/Amy W), Cindy finally gets to the ball.

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Just when Princey and Maxi-Me (Angus) think they’ve stolen the crown, a spell from the Tooth Fairy goes wrong when Button blocks it with a metal tray. The clock strikes twelve, Cindy remembers everything.

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At this point, Jeremy Kyle (Mr Cook) bursts into the audience after missing the ball. After a song, he sets off to fixing the situation with a DNA test (Daniel W) and a lie-detector test (Aaron P). A sudden twist towards the end – someone has let poor Cinderella down . . .

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You’ll be glad to hear that in the end Cinderella and Buttons live happily ever after . . . I don’t know if we can say the same for Princey and Maxi-Me, condemned by the King (Aaron W) and Queen (Iona B) to live with Iona and Emma forever. Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Mr Cook aims to begin editing the video over Christmas. We’ll be in touch with more details once it is available.

Mission Ugly!

Hello everyone,

Last night, p6/7 had their first performance of MISSION UGLY…What a success it was! Everyone worked so hard to make sure things ran smoothly and to plan – from the Props and Costume people to the Technical and Scenery groups – what a fabulous job you have all done to make Mission Ugly a great Christmas Pantomime. We are so proud of you all! A huge well done.

We hope the audience enjoyed themselves; we certainly have had lots of fun so far.

Miss Shaw, Mrs Macleod and Mrs Prentice

Pupil of the Month

At our ‘Celebrating Achievements’ Assembly on Friday, P6/7 walked away with three, super dooper star pupils of the month! Well done to Caitlin Thomson, Grant Nixon and Rachael Lamont.

Caitlin ThomsonCaitlin is always enthusiastic about her work and tries her best in everything she does. She is a happy and helpful girl in the classroom and a super role model to us all. Well done Caitlin!

Grant Nixon & Rachael Lamont – Grant and Rachael have excelled themselves with their contribution to our School Pantomime. They have given up a lot of their lunch-times and in the evenings they have been learning the script with their parents. A huge well done to the pair of you!


Spectacular openers always have an impact. How interesting are your openers? Do they have the WOW Factor or do they have the ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ Factor?

Using one of the openers from the pyramid or one of your own openers write a WOW sentence that will make you want to read on.

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.

Film Review

In writing this week we are completing a film review for, Wadjda, the film we went to see at Eden Court.

For homework we want you to write a sentence  for one of the headings we discussed today. They are

Director’s Difficulties



Quality of Film

Write the year that WW1 and WW2 started and finished.


We had great fun at the disco last night. Your costumes were

 fang-tastic. You all looked very scary! All the pictures are on the Lochardil website.

Hope you all enjoy guising tonight and hope it stays dry.

Maps for Writing

Today we looked at maps that authors place at the beginning of their books to give the reader a better understanding of the story.

Here is the map of Hundred Acre Wood from Winnie the Pooh.

In our writing tomorrow we are going to create our Halloween based map showing where Hobgoblin Supplies are.

For homework think of three places you will have on your map and write them on the Blog.

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