Tuesday’s News

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…


Hi everyone,

What a busy week P6/7 have had!

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…

Miss Shaw

Maths Homework!!

Hello everyone ,

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…

Good luck!

Miss Shaw

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.

It’s Friday!!!

Hello everyone,

What a wonderful day we all had today – looking a bit silly in our PJ’s! Everyone made such an effort and we managed to raise over £400 for Children In Need. Well done guys!

Here’s a picture of my class this morning…

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday.

Miss Shaw

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.

End of Another Week…

Hello everyone,

Well it’s Friday again; what a busy week!

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!

Miss Shaw


Good morning everyone,

Just a reminder that my Maths Group received homework today which is due back in on Friday. Remember to answer in your homework jotters and not on the sheet.

Last week we started the new topic of Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. For now, we are focussing on Fractions so here is your first piece of homework. Take your time and think think think!

Miss Shaw

New Topic for P6/7!!!

Hello everyone, 

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.

It’s going to be a busy term!

Miss Shaw.

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.

It’s Friday!!!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick up-date on a few things…

Please remember your swimming stuff on Monday for those of you in my French class; we will be heading off first thing in the morning.

My spelling group have a new set of words to learn for next Friday; we’re focussing on double consanant words this week!

All of p6/7 have been working on 2d shape in maths which is coming to an end. Next week we will be moving on to decimals, percentages and fractions. So get your thinking caps on!

Lastly, in maths today, my group were learning about tiling. We had to make a pattern with 2d shapes leaving no gaps- a bit like our kitchen or bathroom floors perhaps! Here are some photos…

Miss Shaw.


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.

Mrs Macleod, Miss Shaw and Mrs Prentice.


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

Pupils of the month!

Hello everyone,

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!

Miss Shaw, Mrs Prentice and Mrs Macleod.

Space Topic comes to an end!

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

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

Miss Shaw’s Maths Group!

Hello everyone and happy Monday!

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,

Miss Shaw

The Lochardil Hockey Team!


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!

Bonjour tout le monde!!

Miss Shaw’s french class have some homework from today. We were learning how to say different classroom objects in French. Your task is to have a practise of all these new words for next Monday.

Here they are……

  • un livre – book
  • un cahier – jotter
  • une gomme – rubber
  • une regle – ruler
  • un stylo – pen
  • un crayon – pencil
  • un sac – school bag
  • une chaise – chair
  • une trousse – pencil case

Good luck guys!


Miss Shaw

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.

We made it!!!

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:

1. history/culture

2. dress code

3. beliefs/traditions

4. festivals

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,

Miss Shaw

Our Super Satellites!!

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…


Good luck. You have a week to do this, so comments must be up by next thursday!

Miss Shaw

Don’t forget!!!!!……..

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!

Miss Hazel

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.

Woo hoo it’s Friday!!

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.

Miss Shaw


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.

Miss Shaw

Happy Friday!

Well what a busy week, again! Well done guys.

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!

See you all on Monday,

Miss Shaw

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

tom1 homebaking tom2

We look forward to seeing you there –
The Parent Council

Space Researchers!

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!

Finally, here are some pictures from today.

Miss Shaw

Miss Shaw’s French group….

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 

onze douze treize quatorze  quinze  seize  dix-sept  dix-huit  dix-neuf  vingt

Au’ revoir!

Miss Shaw


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! Space!

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.

Have a good weekend guys!

Miss Shaw

Miss Shaw’s Maths Group!

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!

See you tomorrow

Miss Shaw

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!

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