Primary 5-6-7 worked hard on their Georgia O’Keeffe inspired art work for the flower show. You can see more detail on the new Banton Biggies Blog where the p5-6-7 pupils will be showing their learning every week.
Primary 5/6/7 have been following the progress of astronaut Tim Peake in the International Space Station. They watched the Cosmic Classroom lesson that he did from The I.S.S. Tim demonstrated how there is no gravity in space by playing ping pong using a globule of water and hydro-repellent bats.
The children decided that they would like to learn more about gravity and conducted their own experiments in class by linking it to a previous lesson on flight which looked at the four forces of flight which are thrust, lift, weight and drag.
Mr Hussain and Mrs Boyle visited Primary 6 & 7 children today as part of their transition to the Academy. The children had to complete a task using snow angels as a context. It was designed to seek their opinion on behaviour choices and styles of learning and teaching.
At the end of the session the children were given the opportunity to ask Mrs Boyle questions about high school. There were a lot of good questions about the merit and de-merit system as well as the differences between high school and primary school. It helped to allay any fears they may have had about moving on to secondary school.
Primary 5/6/7 have really enjoyed learning about The Titanic. We used the novel Titanic – Death on the Water as a context for learning.
The children were given the name of a passenger and they had to research them using the internet to write a biography about them. They had to find out if they were a 1st, 2nd or 3rd class passenger or a crew member, their background and whether or not they survived. The results have been displayed on the Titanic wall.
There were a number of VIP passengers on board Titanic. Children worked in groups to research John Jacob Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, Isador Strauss and Thomas Andrews who designed the Titanic.
Members of the community and local Councillors came together today at Banton Church to remember those who had gone to war and those who never came home.
Our Locum Minister, Mr Gordon McInally led the special memorial service amidst the beautiful bagpipe music. Deputy Provost Jean Jones, Cllr McVey and Cllr Stevenson attended to pay their respects alongside their community.
The Community Council invited pupils from Banton Primary to lay a wreath on their behalf.
Although this was a sombre occasion, it was lovely to see the younger and older members of the community coming together on Remembrance Sunday.
“Lest we forget!”
Pupils from Primary 6 & 7 joined up with pupils from Chapelgreen Primary to enter into a cluster football festival on 21 October. This was our first venture as partnership schools and it was a very positive experience for all. A number of people commented on how well the pupils from both schools had performed as a team and showed appreciation for the talents within their team as well as the talent within the other teams. Here are some photos from the event.