Month: November 2018
We are delighted to have launched our next Building Resilience unit, Be Kind To Others. Kindness is one of our school values. Through this unit we will help the children to recognise the importance of being kind to ourselves and others. Look out for the family task and leaflet coming home soon!
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! 🙂
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.
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!
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.
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.