Well our morning kicked off with a surprise visit for our wonderful Primary 7’s…
Miss Neil, a geography teacher from the IRA came to visit us this morning to chat about moving up to Secondary School. She also spoke to us about Geography and MAPPING. It was really interesting and great fun!
Have a look at the pictures below to see what we were doing…
Well done everyone in my Maths Group on your homework; it seems we have cracked Fractions really well. We are now working with Decimals which are tricky but we’ll get there!
Spelling Homework went out today…You have one week to do it but remember to practice the words as often as possible. My groups challenge for homework is to write your words backwards without looking. Good luck guys!
In Writing this week we wrote our very own Factual Accounts on the Typhoon Haiyan. I can see some of you have worked really hard on this; keep it up. We will be finishing the Factual Accounts next week.
Finally, as always we have all been busy busy with the organisation of this year’s Pantomime – I had a sneaky peak at some of the costumes earlier and they’re looking great! Well done everyone.
Have a look at the photos below of various activities throughout the week.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday…
Just a reminder to my Maths Group that homework is due in on Friday. We have been looking at fractions recently so the homework is summing up everything we have done so far. And so, in the next few days we are going to start looking at Decimals…
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.
In maths this week, we have been working hard on our fractions. We’ve been looking at simplifying fractions to their simplest form and it can be quite tricky sometimes! Everyone did really well with the homework this week so well done.
In Writing this week, my class were using their imagination to create a fictitious halloween map giving directions in the correct sequence to get to ‘Hobgoblin Supplies’. Some of these were brilliant – Alasdair Risby, Kieran Kelly and Aaron Houston were my Star Writer’s this week. Well done guys! (See picture below)
Finally, the P7’s have been learning about Judaism the past couple of weeks in RME; researching interesting facts on the web today. We will discuss these findings next week and look a bit further into Judaism.
I hope everyone has a great weekend and see you all on Monday!
Just a short note about P6/7’s new topic for this term. After such a successful ‘Rock Challenge’ last year, we thought we could put together a Christmas Pantomime for the school this year. For the moment, the title of the show is top secret, however we can tell you about how we are going to put on the performance.
We have sub-groups who will be working very hard getting things organised. The groups are: choreographers, scenery, costume design, make-up, technical/lighting, music, props, tickets, and advertisement. Everyone will have the oppurtunity to audition for an acting role.
As well as organising the Christmas Panto, some of us will be busy making christmas crafts for our stall at The Christmas Fayre.
Today we walked to Eden Court to see the film “Wadjda.”
“Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun-loving girl who always pushes the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, so Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.”
We thoroughly enjoyed the film and will be discussing some of the issues that emerged tomorrow.
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!
Just a quick congratulations to Scott Murray, Betsy King and Alasdair Risby for getting ‘pupil of the month’ in Assembly today. Well done guys, you truly deserve it. You’ve worked really hard so well done. Poor Alasdair wasn’t here today but we applauded him anyway; get well soon Alasdair!
Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and see you all in two weeks!
As we are leading up to the October holidays, it is time to finish off our Space topic. This afternoon we started to put together a short presentation of all the things we have learned so far. We will present our work to all of P6/7 on Friday. We worked in groups of four developing our ICT and teamwork skills. We began to create a powerpoint or poster, with pictures/information and might even add some music to the end result. We’ve been very creative so far! We will carry on with this again tomorrow.
Everyone worked really well in their groups today and I’m really pleased with the effort so far. The presentations will be great! Well done guys. Great teamwork!
Here are some snaps of us hard at work today…Miss Shaw
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.
Just a quick reminder that my math’s group have homework due in tomorrow (Tuesday).
We have started learning more about 2d shape; being able to name shapes, calculating perimeters and recognising different types of triangles – scalene, isosceles, equilateral and right–angled triangle. Later this week we will move on to circles; naming the different parts of a circle and have a go at drawing them with a compass. See you all tomorrow,
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.
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.
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
Hello everyone! Well this week has flown by; not long until the october holidays now!
In language this week we had to create our own posters for the coffee morning next friday. We had to make the poster eye-catching and persuasive so that people will come along. These turned out great and some are already on display around the school.
In maths this week, Miss Shaw’s group have been working hard as we come to the end of our ‘number topic’. Next week we will be moving on to 2d shape.
As always, everyone has spelling words to learn for next Friday. My group have to practise their words by making a wordsearch for someone to complete at home. Good luck!
Finally, P7’s have been discussing world religions with a focus on Islam today. We spoke about what we want to learn and how we will go about this. The main areas that seem popular are:
2. dress code
5. holy book – Qur’an, place of worship – a mosque
6. God – Allah
I’ll look forward to working on some of these areas next time.
Have a nice weekend everyone and see you all on Monday,
Well what a great result! Yesterday and today p6/7 have been busy making their very own satellites. They look fab! I am so impressed with everyone’s creativity! Have a look at some of our creations…
You task for next week is to watch the following video clip and leave a comment on the blog about this clip. What did you think of it? Did you enjoy it? Write down 3 facts from the clip. Here is the link…
Just a quick reminder to my topic group that your task is to bring in as much junk/recycling objects as possible! On wednesday we will be building our very own satellites. If we don’t get enough junk in then we cannot make them, so please don’t forget.
Thank you to those of you who have brought some stuff in; well done!
Below are some pictures of various satellites to give you some ideas for wednesday. Good luck!
Just a quick thank you to all the mums and dads who visited yesterday. Was lovely to meet you all!
Quick recap of the week so far…..
My maths group have been working hard each day practising their division. If you know your times tables then you can divide so have a practice! Remember our rule for dividing by 10 and 100 also.
In language this week we have been learning how to write a set of instructions; focussing on making each step clear and simple. Remember each step is like a command and don’t use pronouns. Well done to everyone though! Some great recipes were written; how to make jelly, pancakes and even a cheese sandwich!
Like always, my spelling group have a new set of words for next friday! o_e words! Remember to find someone at home and have a game of spelling tennis. Test will be next friday.
Have a lovely weekend guys and see you all on Monday.
Today in topic we shared our findings about NASA and the work they do. We now know that:
– NASA headquarters are in the city of Washington D.C
– It was first established in 1958
– NASA stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration
– The projects run by NASA are very expensive
I’m really impressed with the research done at home so well done guys!
We then watched a DVD documentary that Finlay Macleod kindly took in to school. It was all about the first journeys into space and the battle America had to acheive this. It was really interesting hearing what the scientists had to say. There was some great footage too!
Your task for next week is to collect any old junk from home e.g cardboard/old tins or lids that may go out for recycling. We will be building our own satellites so be creative and bring in whatever you think will be suitable.
Just a reminder that homework is due in on Friday 13th september. As we are coming to an end of addition and subtraction, it’s a good way to consolidate what we have learned. Remember to use your mental strategies that we have been practising in class.
My maths group have been working hard at their mental maths; the scores are slowly getting better. Keep it up! We have also been working on addition and subtraction using different mental strategies to help us. We will carry on with this into next week.
In writing this week p6/7 have written some fabulous ‘character descriptions’ using amazing adjectives and superb similes. Putting metaphors in our writing was tricky but some of us did fantastic! As normal my spelling group have their list of words to learn for next friday. The pattern we’re focussing on is i_e words. Good luck with that!
Today in topic everyone worked really hard as a team to make wondeful posters! Each team had to find as many facts as they could about their chosen planet. The ‘researchers’ had to then report these facts back to the team ‘manager’ and ‘decorators’ who then had to make sure the poster was informative, bright and interesting. The focus today was on teamwork; listening to one another, sharing ideas and being able to organise and produce a fabulous poster as a group. Well done guys!
We will finish them off tomorrow. Looking forward to the end result!
For homework this week, try to do some research at home about NASA. Find out more about the work done at NASA, who works there and what have scientists found out about space. Anything you think is interesting. You don’t need to write anything down, just do a bit of research using the internet or any books you have at home. We can share our findings as a class. You have until next wednesday – thats one week!
Today my group have been practising counting to twenty en francais! For homework, can you all remember to complete the next two pages of your number booklet for this friday. If you have the time, have a practise at home counting 1 to 20. Here are the numbers for you to practise orally:
zero un deux trois quatre cinq six sept huit neuf dix
As a fun and refreshing way to end a beautiful friday afternoon all of p6/7 took to the garden! Over the summer our lovely plants have been taken over by lots and lots of weeds. Together as a team we pulled some HUGE weeds away to make it all nice again. Here are some photos!
This week in topic my class have been busy researchers! Finlay Macleod and Aaron Houston have kindly brought in some books and games all about space for us to look at. Thanks guys!
We learned about the the different planets in our solar system through reading or on the computer www.kidsastronomy.com We had to find ten interesting facts and report these back to the group. Aaron’s card game about star constellations was fun too.
Remember our space homework is due back on wednesday.
Like I already said in class today, your homework tonight is to practise your times tables. Every morning in mental maths we will have a short quiz to test our mental ability! Let’s try to get better each day and better our marks. The good thing about times tables is that you can practise anywhere!