Month: December 2017

Last week before Christmas 🎅🏼☃️🎄

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We have had great fun in P3a in the run up to Christmas 😃

We were problem solving with numicon and doing board games in our Christmas themed maths lesson.

We got creative and made some lovely Christmas cards.

We had a fab time at our Christmas party. We played lots of fun party games in class, enjoyed party food and even got to see Santa 🎅🏼

We finished the week singing ‘Santa Clause is Coming to Town’ at the Castleview sing-a-long!

Thank you so much P3a for making the run up to the holidays so special. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 🎉

I’ll see you all in 2018 😃

Wants and needs

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P3a had a lovely discussion this morning about the things they want and need this Christmas. They realised that they are both different and did a good job categorising them 😃👍🏼

Nativity Quiz

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P3a put their nativity knowledge to the test this morning in a quiz all about the birth of Jesus. They showed some fantastic teamwork – well done!

Active Schools Clubs January – March 2018

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Letters have gone home this week and sign up will be open from 07.12.17 to 21.12.17.

Shirley Banks our Active Schools Coordinator will be in school on Wednesday 20th December from 8am to help Parents/Carers to sign pupils up for next term.

Clubs Timetable Jan-Mar photo

All clubs remain FREE of charge.  To join the clubs you can click on the links below.

P5- 7 Netball Club

P1 Dance

P1&2 Football

P2 Dance

P5-7 Basketball

P3&4 Gymnastics

P5-7 Castleview only Football Club

P6&7 Girls Football

Norovirus/Winter Vomiting – Health Guidance

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A number of schools across Lothian have reported an increase in pupils with vomiting and/or diarrhoea. The symptoms are suggestive of viral gastroenteritis (also known as norovirus or winter vomiting disease) which is known to be currently circulating in the community. It is usually a short lived self-limiting illness from which children and adults recover quickly.

We want to re-assure Parents that Castleview Primary is not one of the schools affected and if we all follow the attached advice we hope for it to stay that way.

The key advice for parents and staff is that anyone with symptoms must stay off school for at least 48 hours after symptoms have ceased and everyone should wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food.

We have attached a useful document at the bottom of this article which should answer some frequently asked questions and provide guidance on infection control. You will see from the attached document that regular hand washing is a key factor in infection control and this is something we do very well in Castleview but during the winter months staff, parents, carers and pupils should be extra vigilant to ensure that everyone is washing hands regularly at key times, (coming into and before leaving school, before eating and after going to the toilet).

Please if you have concerns speak to a member of staff as soon as possible so that the situation can be assessed and if necessary procedures put in place to limit the spread of any infection.

Further information about norovirus and its prevention can be found at

To minimise the likelihood of developing norovirus we recommend:

• If your child develops vomiting and/or diarrhoea please ensure they remain off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours. This advice applies at all times. So for instance if your child becomes unwell over the weekend they should not attend school on Monday even if by then they feel well.

• Ensure that all members of your family wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food.