Banton had a very special, very big visitor yesterday: Grit Tok.
Grit Tok is a gritter that patrols the roads keeping them open in winter. Grit Tok was accompanied by her driver Billy. Bill took us all sort of interesting facts about the way Grit Tok worked.
Grit Tok is a special critter because she was named by a Banton Pupil Tanya as part of a competition.
Our P7 pupils leavers’ treat yesterday. Footgolf at Palacerigg followed by lunch at The Swan. Many thanks to our parent council and
@RotaryKilsyth for donating towards footgolf and to @ The_Swan_Banton for their very kind gesture in waiving the bill for lunch. What a great day!
We had a rather unusual Halloween morning today. All the classes went out to the playground and toasted marshmallows around the fire.
The Biggies started it off then the younger classes came out for their turn. The primary sevens did a brilliant job of explaining and demonstrating out fire safety rules to the younger classes.
The Biggies had a busy time this week, here are some highlights from their blog:
Clever Never Goes
Please read the poems and leave a comment on any you like. Just after we finished we had a surprise delivery:
We also carried out some science experiments, and found time for P.E. literacy and maths. I think we are ready for a weeks holiday.
Lots of good things going on this week.
We saw the NHS Spitfire and Arron managed to get a video on his iPad:
We have been working on our ideas around behaviour and being pretty decent kids. We though of some attributes and created characters to represent them.
We will have more on our blog when they are finsihed.
The Biggies wrote great poems this week and you can read them:
Things we Love and Hate
Please have a read and leave a comment if you like.
We hope to share them with the P7 in
Breadalbane Academy (@BreadalbaneAcad) soon in Teams.
We have also taken another TikTok photo walk trying to learn a little more about photography. This week we looked at shadows:
Tiktok Photo walks: shadows
We have had a busy week this week with some outdoor learning.
Photography in the playground: Close-ups details and Perspective.
2D Shapes and their properties.
Im maths we have been looking at some shapes, this lead to an experiment with rotational symmetry:
Mandala Design 8.9.20
and some compass circle drawing and experimentation which will continue next week.
We had a fire and cooked some marshmallows and apples on Tuesday, Arron & Jonah posted to the blog:
Fire Pit Fun 🔥
We have been reading a poem
Table by Turkish poet Edip Cansever, and the children wrote their own versions. These are great and we posted them to the Biggies blog today:
Poems on the Table
A surprise highlight today. We were programming our micro:bits to use in maths, showing a dice and as a random number generator. Aaron had his own idea and made a times table tester, that will show a question and then give the answer. This was in addition to rolling a dice on shake and giving a random number on button A! Certainly an independent learner.
A farewell to our lovely primary sevens. Some memories and goodbyes from across the school.
I’ve just posted a few screenshots from the work the biggies have been doing on the Biggies Blog:
Home Learning for week beginning 1 June
The Biggies were pretty busy this week, I’ve posted a
short roundup on the Biggies Blog.
The Featured Image is me in my Banton Uniform in Minecraft! It took a lot of work to help me into that!
Over on the Biggies blog we have posts a sample of some of the learning going on at home.
Learning at Home – Banton Biggies