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November 6, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Sparrows Galore

Heather and Rhea have been putting out our nature watch birdcam. On Thursday they got over 1000 photos of birds on our feeder before the battery ran out. Mostly sparrows.

 

November 6, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Autumn Leaves

Last Week we took our Art outside, collecting leaves, and making Art.

Arranging leaves in a pattern
A Tree of leaves
Drawing leaves
Children drawing leaves

Jessica’s leaf by Jessica
Leaf art 🍂 by Grace
Leaf art Rhea by Rhea
Leaf art by Alice
Mirrored leaf 🍁 by Charlie by Charlie John
Rhuraidh M’s leaf by Rhuraidh M
Elise’s Leaf by Elise
Leaf art- Aaron by Aaron
Leaf art🍂 by Fulton
Mirror sycamore by Heather
Hannah’s leaf by Hannah
Leaf Art by Alana
Leaf art by Alfred

October 31, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Halloween Costumes Plus

Last week we had our Banton Halloween Party. The costumes showed some great creativity. This week we are adding some digital creativity too.

We took pictures of the pupils in front of a green screen, the class used their picture in Keynote. They removed the green background using the instant alpha feature  and added a suitable background.

We use pictures from unsplashed and from flickr we understand that we need permission and that some photos need to be attributed.

October 28, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Autumn Leaves #ourdoorlearning fun

We are going to try and get outdoors a bit more this month. Today was a beautiful clear day with only a little wind, a good day for some leaf art.






We went out and gathered leaves of different shapes and colours for the play ground. First we created designs and patterns with the leaves, thinking about colour and shape.




After that we cut leaves in half and sketched in the other half, trying to match the veins and shade and blend colours.

The class enjoyed working outdoors and identified some of the reasons:

It felt peaceful, calm and relaxed. We had better concentration. We felt free. We could sit beside different people had more choice and enjoyed working with nature.

We will be adding all of our work to the blog soon to the Art Gallery and add links from here.

October 11, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Visit to the National Museum of Rural Life

Last week we went a trip to the National Museum of Rural Life.

We went round the farm and saw lost of old bit of machinery in the museum. We also when to a workshop. Click on the thumbnails below to see some reports and writing by the Biggies.

October 1, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Wildflower Gardeners

The Primary 4 of the Biggies were out cleaning the Wild Flower Garden in the front of the school (it is not a weed patch).

When we finish we will sow more seeds in November.

September 30, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Flower Art

We have been learning to tint and mix colours to paint like Georgia O’Keefe.

September 26, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Highlights of the Week 26 Sep 2019

We have just returned from our joint sports day at Chapelgreen where Banton were again victorious. Even better the behaviour and attitude of all the children was brilliant.

Our teams lead by their team leaders all worked hard. Alana was mentioned by several staff from both schools as being particularly encouraging to her teammates. Grace did a great job of helping the primary one child in her team.

We had two successful learners this week:

Jonah showed he was a successful learner when he listened and joined in with the assembly about litter. He demonstrated his learning by going home, making a poster and posting it to his e-Portfolio!

Caelan has shown himself to be a very successful learner in maths. He calculates very quickly and accurately and can now successfully convert fractions and mixed numbers to decimals and back.

Aaron really showed his ICT skills when designing a fact sheet about Highland Cattle. His layout and design were excellent and the way he used a background image and then the cow head with a drop shadow, was great.


September 19, 2019
by The Banton Biggies
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Dow’s Wood, the Beginnings of Autumn

Yesterday we went to Dow’s Wood with Mr & Mrs Carter. We found many signs of autumn, seeds, plants and signs of wildlife.

The Children have written a little about their finds, click the thumbnails to read more.

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