Swimming!!!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick reminder to all of my French class…please remember your swimming gear on Monday as we are off to the Aquadome for our first swimming session. We will be going every monday morning up until the christmas break; including the first monday back in January. Looking forward to it!

Miss Shaw

Puns

Can’t believe holidays are over. Everyone is back and ready to work hard this term.

Today we were looking at “puns ” in preparation for our writing tomorrow. For homework we would like you to write a pun about what you would like to be when you grow up like the ones we looked at in class. Remember a pun is the use of a word or words that either have multiple meanings or sound like other words, the result of which is humorous.

eg When I grow up I want to be a doctor, but I might not have the patients!!!

Have a wonderful holiday!

What a fabulous first term we have had! Have a look back through this blog to see all that we have covered…you’ll be amazed!

Congratulations to our Cross Country Runners! They did us proud at the competition.

Whilst you guys were slogging your way round the track, we were standing in the pouring rain dropping eggs from a great height…..as ye do!

Here are some pictures of the eggciting competition itself. champions.

Fabulous Forces!

We are sad to say that our wonderful project is nearly over.

BUT we still have to drop these eggies!!! Don’t forget your wet weather clothing….. just in case.

OK Blog Heads ….write a sentence about one of the experiments we carried out in class.

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

The Lochardil Hockey Team!

hockey

The Lochardil Hockey team played really well at the tournament on Saturday. In the first league they played 4 games and had 3 wins and 1 draw, putting them equal 1st with Dalneigh. Unfortunately Dalneigh went through to the play off for the cup as they had scored 2 more goals than us. In the two play off games we had one win and our only loss, putting us in 5th place out of 15 teams. Mrs Campbell is very proud of the way they played and conducted themselves through out the tournament.

Well done!

Coffee Afternoon Success!

macmillan coffee morning

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

macmillan coffee morning

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!

High Flyers

More fun experiments! This time about air resistance.

Our objective was to design a parachute that would float to the ground the slowest out of all the groups. What wonderful imaginations and what extreme wishful thinking!

Write a sentence about your findings.

Our task tomorrow will be to create a parachute for an egg to land without cracking.

Here are some of our wonderful contraptions in action..

Roving Reporters

In writing this week we are completing a newspaper article.

For homework we would like you to gather information about the Costa Concordia and the events that we discussed during Newsround last week.

Think about

  • How it was refloated
  • Where the accident happened
  • When it happened
  • How much it cost
  • What’s going to happen to it now

Remember to hand write the notes you take down.

End of Another Week

You have worked hard this week and deserve a rest at the weekend.

Remember to deliver your Coffee Afternoon invitations and remind

adults we need lots of baking. Save some of your

pocket money for Friday so you can buy cakes too.

Have a great weekend. See you Monday

Posters and Experiments

Today was a busy day. What a lot we achieved!

We designed posters for our coffee afternoon next week which you will see displayed around the school. Remember to invite mums and dads, grans and grandpas, uncle Fred…..but not the dog. We also need loads of baking for everyone to buy.Yum! Yum! Can’t wait!

Another successful friction experiment…..nearly! Lots of groups learned from last time and we saw good ideas and excellent experimental practice from fabulous budding scientists.

Reminder for those of you who are heading off to Drummond tomorrow to bring a jacket in case it is wet.

Stars of the Month

Well done to the 3 pupils who achieved Pupil of the Month.

They are:
Daniel Wilson who has made a great start at Lochardil quickly making friends and showing great enthusiasm in class. Well done Daniel.

Sean Macleod who is thoughtful and caring. He is helpful to both staff and pupils and always performs tasks with a smile on his face.

Emily Fortey who has shown that she is a responsible individual and has been very helpful to Miss Shaw introducing her to the ways of Lochardil Primary. She is a STAR!

See you all at the FETE tomorrow. Bring lots of pennies.

Formula 1

Today we attempted to make a model car go as far as it could by itself. We used balloons and plastic bands to power it along. It wasn’t as easy as we thought!!!!!!!! Making a car was easy, blowing up the balloon was easy but it wasn’t easy to attach the two together to make the car go. The furthest we got was 84cm. Tomorrow’s attempts can only get better!!

Reminder

Remember to complete your diver for Thursday.

Try this link for some helpful tips….
http://www.abc.net.au/science/surfingscientist/pdf/lesson_2_diving_octopus

The school Fete is on Saturday! We need donations for the Tombola and the Baking Stall if you are able. Can’t wait!

Lochardil School Fete

Lochardil Primary School Fete is on:

Saturday 14th September 11.30am – 1.30pm

LOCHARDIL PRIMARY SCHOOL

LochardilFete

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

Filled Jam Jars for the Tombola & Home Baking

tom1 homebaking tom2

We look forward to seeing you there –
The Parent Council

Friction Experiments

We had great fun today doing lots of ‘experiments’ to do with friction. HOWEVER we probably have to think again about our scientific technique as we got some very dodgy results!

 By learning how NOT to do it, we are hoping to learn how BEST to do it!

Make this sentence as juicy as possible……… ‘The teacher walked into the classroom’

Can you beat Anna and Luke from last night?

The peely-wally,ancient,old lady travelled on slow stuttering steps into the hustling,bustling town centre where she was to buy some second hand clothes from her favourite charity shop (Anna Massie)

The smart,attractive business woman rushed into town on her lunch break to buy some stylish party clothes for her up-coming 30th birthday party. (Luke Massie)

Good Luck!

Amazing Adjectives

For ‘Writer’s Craft’ today we were looking at how adjectives can improve our writing.
We studied a piece of writing by JK Rowling and extracted all her fabulous adjectives to see how dull and boring the passage was without them.
For homework tonight we want you to improve or ‘up-level’ the following sentence:
The lady travelled into town to buy clothes.

Try to make this sentence as ‘juicy’ as you can!!!

Friday

First week over already! What a lot we have achieved. We have complted our topic plan on forces, and decided what we want to learn.
Our questions are –
How can I make my model car go
faster?
What factors make things float or sink?
Anyone able to lend their expertise will be much appreciated!

ART
In art today we studied how to draw eyes in detail.
WOW! Haven’t done a super job.
Big Brother is watching us!

Mouse!

The 'fierce beastie'

Wee cowering, timorous beastie,
Oh what a panic is in Mrs Macleod’s breastie…
When she saw the mouse today!

Can you please leave a sentence about how scary this vicious animal is……if you dare!

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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