Looking after the body and mind is important for our health. Taking part in regular excercise, or being active in other ways, brings many benefits to our physical health as well as our mental wellbeing.
Through this unit, the children will learn that in order to help us feel resilient we need to live a well-balanced and healthy life. When we feel ‘down’, being active is sometimes the last thing on our mind. However when we adapt an active lifestyle, fuel our body with proper nutrition and respect our bodies by allowing time to rest and relax, it can lead to a longer, healthier and more fulfilling life.
Our Upper School Nurture group had a successful morning at Pizza Express, Fort Kinnaird. We were learning about good food, tasting fresh ingredients, and even got to make authentic, Italian pizza! It was a tasty trip for all!
Our current Building Resilience Unit is called ‘Make a Difference’. The main focus of this unit is on the importance of contributing in big and small ways to make a difference to individuals, our community and our world. This deliberate attempt to do a good deed, without expecting anything in return, has a very positive impact on our self-esteem.
Primary 4 had great fun at the Castleview Parent Council Halloween Disco. They enjoyed dunking for apples, pinning the wart on the witches nose, fishing for ducks and eating heathy spooky snacks. They had brilliant dance moves and enjoyed participating in disco games.
Primary 4 had great fun learning about how the Romans built their roads. After they learnt about the different layers and the materials that were used, it was time to build their own Roman Roads.
The children used various healthy foods to construct their road. They used grapes as the large rocks of the foundations, muesli as the small stones and pebbles used to fill in the gaps. Natural yoghurt and raisins as the concrete with broken stones and tiles then finally sliced apple as the cobble stones on top.
“This is Roman Triffle!” Nikolaos
“It smells delicious!” Jude
“It smells Romanlicious!” Aaron
“It tastes like weetabix mixed with grapes” Maddi
“It tastes like paradise!” Adan
“We learned how to make great food.” Kebba
“We learnt how to have a healthy diet and in a fun way how to build a Roman road.” Nikolaos
“We made the layers of food to see how the Romans built the roads.” Ali