Christmas Fair – Friday 30 November 2018

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Castleviews Christmas Fair this year takes place on Friday 30 November and as always we look to our families and the community to help make it a fantastic affair.  We rely on donations from local businesses and families in the area to make our raffle something special.  Please download our Christmas Fair Parent Letter and come and join us on the day.

CHAI (Community Help & Advice Initiative) at Castleview!

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Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) is now in Castleview Primary School. 

 This service operates within 14 schools in Edinburgh so far, and helps families access free, confidential and impartial advice on housing, finances and welfare rights – offering the convenience of working from your school. Home visits can be arranged when appropriate.

 Every year, around £81 million worth of benefits are unclaimed in Edinburgh. CHAI aims to maximise  income, address any money problems and ultimately reduce the educational attainment gap between higher and lower income households.

 Kirsteen Wishart, Advice Worker, is available to make appointments for families.  Appointments can be arranged either through the school office or by contacting Kirsteen directly on 0131 442 1009.

Science in P2B

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We had a fun Science lesson in P2B today. We tried to make magic fireworks with milk, food colouring and fairy liquid.

We filled some trays with milk and popped food colouring in it. Then we dipped cotton buds into fairy liquid and then kept them still in the milk. When our experiment worked, the fairy liquid reacted to the fat in the milk and sent the food colouring shooting across the tray like fireworks. However, the nature of science is that it does not work flawlessly every time so some of our experiments weren’t as effective as others.

Great teamwork from everyone! 🙂

Primary 2 Update

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Term 1 in Primary 2 was very busy. We spent a lot of time getting used to our new classrooms and getting to know each other. We were also lucky enough to get out into the community for lots of fun learning opportunities. This is a little update of the things we’ve been doing so far.

Our Trip to Bo’Ness Railway

As part of our transport topic, we visited Bo’Ness Railway where we got to take a trip on a steam train!

Newhailes Bramble Event

We also spent the morning at Newhailes trying out lots of outdoor activities. We got to use paint made from natural ingredients, we got to try bramble jam and play with bubbles!

CPR Training

We had visitors from Save a Life Scotland and St John’s Scotland come and teach us all about CPR and how to administer it.

Halloween Party

We had a great time at the Halloween Party this week!

Outdoor Classroom Day

Yesterday was outdoor classroom day. So, p2 spent the morning making their own bubble solution and investigating which bubble wands were most effective.

We also spent time outside completing an Autumn scavenger hunt.

P1 Autumn Activity Morning

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Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to join us for this lovely learning event in P1. 🍂🍁🍂

P3 visit Greyfriars Bobby

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P3A and P3B visited the statue of Greyfriars Bobby today. We also visited the kirkyard, where his master “Auld Jock” and Bobby himself are buried.