Highlights of the week 28 Feb 2020

The main highlight of my week was the Sharing of Learning for Parents on Thursday. The class made me really proud. Even though we only rehearsed this week, they did a brilliant job, speaking clearly, dancing and singing well. For a wee school Banton makes a lot of noise.

We shared our news films about the Scottish Wars of Independence. For a first try at a large project using iMovie and a green screen the class did really well. Better than their research or ICT skills was the way the pupils worked together. Last weeks, mind-maps show the skills we used (I’ll add more to that post next week)

The movie turned out to be a bit big to show on the blog but I think the parents enjoyed watching.

At maths time the pupils continue to astonish me with their mental maths. Some of the p4 and 5s in particular really aim high. All of the pupils are really making progress with their number talks and explain how they ‘do’ mental maths.

We are looking forward to World Book day next week.

Movie Skills

We have been working hard on creating news programs for some of the main events in the Scottish Wars of independence.

This has involve, research, writing, finding images and audio to use (and attributing those), filming against a green screen and editing. We think we have used many different categories of skill.

Today we took a break and made some mindmaps of some of the skills we used. We used the Kilsyth Academy Skills Framework to help us thing about these skills.

There are a few more to finish and add to the gallery above…

Maths Escape!

The Biggies had a very exciting morning with Mr Dorman from the @PedagogyTeamNLC.

Quick reactions included:

We enjoyed the challenge. It made us use different sets of skills. It really made us think. We used our maths skill.

We will reflect on our learning and post some more.