Home Learning Week beginning 1 June 2020

Hi Biggies,

Here is this week’s learning.

Teams Meeting will be at 2pm every day this week

I’ll open the Minecraft server at 1pm most days. 

As usual you can get in touch with me in Teams or via email.

Jump to: Literacy | Maths | Art | IDL | Other

Something a wee bit different:

Paper Aeroplanes

This week we are going to learn a bit about making Paper Aeroplanes.

Over the week build, decorate & fly paper aeroplanes. Try to make at least 3 so you can compare the designs.

We are looking for:

  • Smoothest Flyer
  • Distance Flight
  • Best looking design
  • Best Decoration

We will also use this for our writing this week. See below.

There are tons of great resources for making them:

Fold ‘N Fly » Paper Airplane Folding Instructions This site is really good, there are step by step instructions and a youtube video at the bottom of each page.

Paper Airplane Designs

And some tutorials on Youtube, I like this one:

This is easy and it flies well if you just drop it gently:

How to fold the world record paper airplane – YouTube

How To Make 5 EASY Paper Airplanes that FLY FAR – YouTube

How to make a paper airplane – BEST paper planes that FLY FAR – Como hacer aviones de papel . Grey – YouTube

Literacy

Yellow & Blue Group

Pick a Fiction Book from Oxford Owl or one you have in the house but have not read yet.

There are three activities so spread them out over the week

Prior Knowledge

Make predictions about what the book will be about based on the title, front cover and any prior knowledge of the subject.

Write these down in your eportfolio or on a piece of paper. Title it with the name of the book and then put the first heading Before Reading.

Read the book or the first couple of chapters if it is along one. Were you right, add to your post or on your paper, give a second heading After Reading.

If you are writing make sure your handwriting in neat. Writing or typing check your capital letters, fullstops, and spelling.

Setting

Discuss the setting of the story – can you use describing words
to write a description of the setting?

Read the rest of the story, or the next few chapters if it is a long one.

Beginning Middle and End

Retell the main events in the story or section you have read. What happened at the
beginning, middle and end of the story? Title this Name of story BME

Red & Green Group

Week 5 Tasks Own Novel be sure to look at this early in the week there are several parts to it. Plan out when you are going to do them.

Writing

Write instructions to make a paper aeroplane, don’t just copy text from the internet. Write your own. Or you could make a comic or movie with some instruction. If you are writing you will need lots of pictures. You could make a presentation with Keynote. Remember you will need a list of materials and equipment.

See the Features of Instructional/ Procedural Writing

Here is my example.

If you don’t feel like making your own instructions you could write and explain how I could improve this one.

Maths

DAILY MATHS

Sumdog

Worksheets

MATHS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE WORLD

Research how different civilisations throughout history have recorded numbers. Create a booklet, poster or Powerpoint to show what you have learned. Explain this to an adult in your house. Can you answer any questions they have?

Some suggestions & links for you to research –

Romans
* Roman Numerals
* How Did Anyone Do Math in Roman Numerals?
* ROMAN MATHEMATICS – Numerals & Arithmetic
* Kids Math: Roman Numerals

Ancient Egyptians
* Egyptian Mathematics Numbers Hieroglyphs
* Ancient Egypt for Kids – Ancient Math – Ancient Egypt for Kids

IDL

NHS Topic

This NHS topic is from North Lanarkshire. You could work on this over the next few weeks. Try to organise the work you do. You could make a folder or put it on your e-Portfolio and make a NHS category. There are some Social Science tasks, Health & Wellbeing ones and some Expressive Arts.

Let me know in Teams or by posting to your e-portfolio about any progress you are making.

Art

There are still lots of Art Ideas that have not been tried by everyone, why not have a look and try some out.

Other Ideas

 Lockdown Life

Remember to check the Other Ideas page.

Minecraft Education Edition

Blogging Tips

Our Magic Box

Last Week we worked on the poem The Magic Box by Kit Wright in our Teams meetings, we came up with our own version, I think it is as good as the original.

The Magic Box

I Will Put In The Box,
The First Great White Shark,
A Great Green Tree,
The Last Light Seen On Earth.

I Will Put In The Box,
The first life of a man
The joy of god
The light of god

I will put in the box:
A dog with a head for a tail,
a cat who had a hat,
and stegosaurus with no toe,

I will put in the box:
The first laugh of a baby,
The last ray of sunshine,
The wind blowing in the trees.

I will put in the box:
The sight of the Queen
A duck flying free
To see the first petals on the trees

I will put on the box…
A new clear crystal,
My dogs first loud howl,
My baby brother’s first word.

I will put in my box
A flame from a dying sun,
A fallen star dropped by the night sky,
Life from another planet.

I will put in my box…
The colour of the sky,
The stars in the night,
The work that warmth of the sun.

I will put in the box:
My puppies first bark,
A memory of a sunny day in the park,
The smell of a flower,
And a sweet that is sour.

Our box is made of unicorn fluff, wood and Redstone,
It has tractors and dens on the top.
The body is made of barriers,
Invisible if it is not in your hand,
I shall ride my unicorn box into tomorrow,
The end of lockdown and McDonalds.

Verses by Aaron, Josh, Ben , Hannah, Alice, Skye, Heather, Jessica, Caelan. The whole class worked on the last two verses.

Home Learning Week beginning 25 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

Here is this week’s learning.

The Teams meeting are getting quite busy, if you have not come along please do, you can sit quietly and listen for a while if you like to see what goes on.

Some of you have been busy in Minecraft. There is room for more. You can find out when the server is open by checking Teams. I am making some progress, Hazel and Heather taught be how to get my school uniform on and how to ride a cart. That took a lot of patience on their part.

Check the Banton Blogs for this weeks Family Challenge on Tuesday morning.

Remember if you need help get in touch either in Teams, by e-mail or fill in this form

Health & Wellbeing | IDLLiteracy | Maths | Art | ICT

  • Tuesday: 2pm
  • Wednesday 11am
  • Thursday 2pm
  • Friday probably 2pm

IDL/H&WB/ICT

Lockdown Life

This is a project that should take you a few days. It would be great if everyone tried it.

Think of one thing that you have been doing over the last few weeks and make a ‘movie’ about it. You could use iMovie or Clips. aim for about 1 minute long. Try to think about how what you are talking about has affected or helped you.

There are many ways to do this, this is what I did or am going to do (I’ve not finished yet):

  1. Gather some images to tell my story,.
  2. Though about the order I want to tell them.
  3. Pulled the images into iMovie
  4. Add titles
  5. Add a voice over
  6. Add transitions
  7. Add audio (recorded and music)

After you finish export it at the smallest size (medium if you use iMovie) and upload it to your blog. If it is too big for you blog them upload it to Teams and I’ll make a smaller version for you.

I’ll put my example here or in Teams once it is finished.

IDL

NHS Topic

This NHS topic is from North Lanarkshire. You could work on this over the next few weeks. Try to organise the work you do. You could make a folder or put it on your e-Portfolio and make a NHS category. There are some Social Science tasks, Health & Wellbeing ones and some Expressive Arts.

Let me know in Teams or by posting to your e-portfolio about any progress you are making.

Literacy

Reading

DAILY TASKS

Read a book, Explore a word | ReadTheory |  Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Share a Book

I’d still love to see this, not many folk did it (or shared it if they did) last week.

Choose a book you have read during lockdown and tell us about it. Think of an interesting way to do this. You could make a comic, record your voice, create a presentation, make a movie or even write about it.

Don’t just try and do this quickly, take your time and make a really good job of it. Start one day, look at what you have done the next and see if you can make it better.

Yellow & Blue Group

Boss Dog on Oxford Owl (remember your class login)

Green & Read Group

Here is a worksheet with several task to work on a novel of your own choosing. You might like to try the Self Assessment too.

Film Literacy

This week we will look at a Documentary

Planet Earth Mother Polar Bear and Cubs | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions. We will discuss some of the questions in one of the meets this week. Watch the clip first!

You could look at one set of questions every day, Camera on Monday, Colour on Tuesday and so on.

Take on set of question and carefully write out your answer for your e-Portfolio

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

similes and metaphors

There is a good video about Understanding similes and metaphors on the BBC along with some activities. Give them a go.

Creative Writing Idea

Here is a nice one:

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog

 


Worksheets, please copy these onto a piece of paper and complete. Take a photo (make it neat and send to me by e-mail or teams).

 

Maths and Its Impact on the World

Octagons & Hexagons

Research how different civilisations throughout history have recorded numbers. Create a booklet, poster or Powerpoint to show what you have learned. Explain this to an adult in your house. Can you answer any questions they have?

Some suggestions for you to research –

  • Romans
  • Babylonians
  • Tally Marks
  • Ancient Egyptians
Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

Research a famous mathematician. There are some suggestions below. Find out what area of maths they studied and the impact that this had on the world. You can choose how to present your information. You can make a fact file, an information booklet, a PowerPoint etc.

  • Isaac Newton
  • Albert Einstein
  • Pythagoras
  • Archimedes
  • Hypatia
  • John Horton Conway

There are still lots of Art Ideas that have not been completed, why not have a look and try some out.

The Biggies Art gallery has not had new art for quite a while now. Lets try and make up for that. Click here to add some Art, remember to add your Images as a Featured Image and use the the Project Type: Art.

ICT

Minecraft

Make a video or write a set of instruction to teach me how to do something in Minecraft. Remember you can record your screen on your iPad and bring it into iMovie or clips to edit.

Or explain what you have been doing and how you did it.

Scratch

Try some of the Scratch Ideas

Home Learning This Week: Photos, Uniforms and More

Another week of learning at home. It is great to see signs of learning, in the e-Portfolios, Teams and Minecraft.

I particularly liked some of responses to the photo challenge.

We wrote a great poem in Teams which I’ll post here soon (just waiting for a picture to be sent to me).

My favourite bit of the week might have been when Heather & Hazel tried to get me to wear a School Uniform in Minecraft (not my comfort zone). After I failed to follow their very straightforward instructions the made a video  to show me how and dropped that into Teams.  If teaching online is a bit out of my comfort zone, being taught in Minecraft is way out!

Me in my uniform, Hazel explaining how to get into a cart (This took a while and a coffee break!

 

Home Learning Week Beginning 18 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

Another set of learning resources for the week.

Remember the Family Learning Challenge . Give it a go, I’ve done mine and it was good fun. Due on Monday!

The Teams meeting are getting quite busy, if you have not come along please do, you can sit quietly and listen for a while if you like.

Remember if you need help get in touch either in Teams, by e-mail or fill in this form

Art | IDL | Literacy | Maths | | ICT | IDL | Health & Wellbeing |

Video conference in Teams

Monday: 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am
Wednesday: 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00am

I am changing the order of the learning this week. Can you think why?

 

Art

Drawing Challenge

See if you can draw every day this week. Just spend 5 or 10 minutes sitting quietly sketching some objects in front of you. Use a pencil. look at the lines. Draw what is there.

Do you remember how we made observational drawing in class. How much you needed to concentrate and how quiet it was? Choose an object or collect a few together and try and make a pencil drawing. Start by looking carefully. Don’t worry if things are not perfect. Here are some examples from previous years:

still life drawing for kids – YouTube

Post the ones you like to your e-portfolio and the one you want to share to the Biggies Art Gallery.

Photography Challenge

You need to try and take as many of these photos as you can within half an hour. Spend some time planning first if you like.

  • Your favourite smell.
  • Make a photograph of the front of a building.
  • Create a photograph that illustrations connection.
  • Take a picture of anger, or something that makes you angry.
  • Make a creative photo of paired opposites.
  • Red
  • Get closer and fill the frame.

Add your photos to a gallery on your blog. Make sure and try to add a caption. Here is mine.

Make a Fish

I know some of you have cardboard and glue sticks you could make a fish:

 

IDL

NHS Topic

We have not had much of a response to the work on the Scottish Parliament. So I’ve have uploaded this NHS topic from North Lanarkshire. You could work on this over the next few weeks. Try to organise the work you do. You could make a folder or put it on your e-Portfolio and make a NHS category. There are some Social Science tasks, Health & Wellbeing ones and some Expressive Arts.

Minecraft Education Edition

Virtual Banton is coming along nicely. Well done to those involved so far. If you want to join in check in Teams for times the server is open and the join code. There is a school, houses, roads and a pub.

 

Health & Well Being

chalk drawing in the park
Hop Snake a game I found in the park.

Think of a creative way to keep fit. What can you do differently this week. Can you make an obstacle course in your garden or a creative routine of exercises. Take photos, write a list or draw a plan.
Post to your e-Portfolio.

or

Choose one exercise. Do it for 5 minutes everyday. Do you get better? fed up?

 

Literacy

Reading

DAILY TASKS

Read a book, Explore a word | ReadTheory |  Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Share a Book

Choose a book you have read during lockdown and tell us about it. Think of an interesting way to do this. You could make a comic, record your voice, create a presentation, make a movie or even write about it.

Don’t just try and do this quickly, take your time and make a really good job of it. Start one day, look at what you have done the next and see if you can make it better.

Writing

Write a recount or report. Think of something you have done since lockdown began where you have learnt something you would not have learnt in school. Here are the Features of a Good Recount.

 

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog We are not using Sumdog very much! Might be an idea to start practising for Sumdog’s mathematics contest for North Lanarkshire which starts next Friday, May 15.

 

Data Handling

We are going to continue Data Handling this week

There is no need to print the worksheets, or even fill them in unless you want to. You could look at them on a screen and answer on paper if you like.

Octagon & Hexagons

Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

ICT

If you haven’t done the previous scratch ideas remember they are all here.

Chilli Challenge Problem maker

Only One Chilli works.

Can you See inside and fix it up?

Home Learning Week Beginning 11 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

As usual I am enjoying seeing your e-Portfolio work and ‘meeting’ you in Teams. I also saw some of you in Minecraft this week. I am out of my depth there, but it is amazing to see how fast you build things and you seem really good at working together. I am going to try and take a walk down the road you built me so that I can see what you are up to. Hopefully we can get some more folk in this week.

We will try some more assignments in Teams this week. I’ll go over how these work in Tuesdays’s meeting.

Please take your time reading this. Go over it with an adult if you can. Listen to the audio version if that helps. Take your time there is a lot to take in.

Literacy | Maths | Art | ICT | IDL | Health & Wellbeing

Video conference in Teams

Tuesday: 2:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am
Thursday: 2:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm

Literacy

Reading

DAILY TASKS

Read a book, Explore a word, ReadTheory Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Yellow & Blue Groups: Read Dinosaur Safari on Oxford Owl. Try some of these Worksheets: Design a dinosaur,  Dinosaur safari comprehension and Factfile dinosaurs Remember I’ve have sent your parents the class username & password for oxford owl.

Green & Red Groups: Week 4 Tasks Own Novel

Film Literacy

Moana Meets the Ocean | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions. We will discuss some of the questions in one of the meets this week. Watch the clip first!

Write at least three (more for p 6 & 7) of your answers to the questions out fully:
As Moana walks onto the beach, we can see the shadow of the birds on the sand. Why do you think the filmmaker does this?
As Moana walks onto the beach I think the filmmaker shows the shadows of the birds because…

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

Writing

I didn’t see any writing for last week’s suggestion, you can still try that: Write a story about TheFox & the Child

Fun Poetry

Try writing the types of poem that Joseph Coelho explains in the video. One with onomatopoeia an one with nonsense. Have fun, say them out loud, try recording them if you can.

You could type up you poem and add it to your e-Portfolio.

North Lanarkshire Learning hub are having literacy challenges, you could give them a go.

Literacy Across Learning

BBC iPlayer – Newsround

Choose one of the topics on Newsround today and research more about it.
Create a poster or fact file with information and pictures on the subject.

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog We are not using Sumdog very much! Might be an idea to start practising for Sumdog’s mathematics contest for North Lanarkshire which starts next Friday, May 15.

Data Handling

We are going to be thinking of data an how can explore it this week/

I’ve put the group worksheets up as both PDF files and word documents in case anyone wants to edit them in word.

There is no need to print the documents, or even fill them in unless you want to. You could look at them on a screen and answer on paper if you like.

Octagon & Hexagons

Creating Bar Graphs – YouTube

What is a block graph and how do I draw one? – YouTube

Carroll Diagrams – YouTube

Bar Graph Word | PDF

Block Graph Word | PDF

Carroll Diagram Word | PDF

Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

Dice Roll Activity Word | PDF

Interpreting Graphs Word | PDF

Surveys Word| PDF
This might help you make a graph if you can use a computer or tablet. Data Graphs (Bar, Line, Dot, Pie, Histogram)

Extra, there are some “Maths Challenge” NLCLearningHub on Twitter you could try.

IDL

See if you can find out the answers to these questions. Make a fact sheet, video, presentation or something else to explain.

Science

Art

I’ve put some of the suggested Art activities on another page:

Health & Wellbeing

Make a ‘Learning at Home’ time capsule / diary. Fill it with pictures, thoughts and feelings about the reasons behind us not being at school at the moment. Add to it whenever you want to remember something about this time.

It could be a box full of pieces of paper, bits of newspaper with recent new, writing or you could make or find a wee book.

ICT

e-Mail some of you have sent me an e-mail, I’d like everyone to try please.

Scratch

I don’t think anyone tried the Scratch for last week, please give it a go you should be able to get better effects than me if you play about a bit.

You can get a sprite to “stamp” its image. So you can paint with a sprite. Here is my example.

You need to add the pen blocks to get the stamp. You could have more than one sprite. I’ve used lots of randoms. I am sure you can make something more interesting. (Add a sound).

You can see inside my project. Or watch a video of me making another project like this one.

Learning at Home

What an amazing class. The Biggies have posted nearly 180 posts to their e-Portfolios since the school closed. Some children even posted over the holidays. This post should give you a bit of an idea about the range of things they have been learning about in that time. They have certainly kept me busy reading their work! This is a small section of things they have posted.

The featured image above is Alice & Ben’s rainbow gate!

I know there are other children who are too busy learning with and helping their family to add to their blogs and have been in touch with the school in other ways. I am looking forward to hearing about their adventure when we get back to normal. Meanwhile my favourite part of the day is Biggie Blog reading.
See the Gallery

Home Learning Week Beginning 4 May 2020

Hi Biggies,

It was good to hear quite a few of you in our daily video conferences last week. I am going to try and keep these up.

It has been great reading all of the e-Portfolio posts 18 of you managed to make at least one post and some people posted much more. I’d recommend you have a look, these are lots of ideas on how to record your learning, some lovely art and some funny jokes in scratch. Please leave you classmates some comments.

Please take your time reading this. Go over it with an adult if you can. Listen to the audio version if that helps. Take your time there is a lot to take in. There are a lot of different activities, I don’t expect you to do them all.  Try to do some maths, language and something else each day.

We will try some assignments in Teams this week. I’ll go over how these work in Monday’s meeting. These will let you do some work and “Hand it in” to me for marking.

We will also try to work together in Minecraft, the test went quite well on Friday. This could be good fun.

Literacy | Maths | Art | ICT | IDL | Health & Wellbeing

Video conference in Teams

  • Monday: 2:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00
  • Wednesday: 2:00
  • Thursday: 11:00

Literacy

Reading

Daily Tasks

Read a book, Explore a word, ReadTheory Spelling

If you need a book you can go to Free eBook library | Oxford Owl I have emailed you and your parents the class password.

Yellow & Blue Groups: Reading Friendship in Action

Green & Red Groups: Setting

A Symphony of Trees

A Symphony of Trees. – Free Online Library Read the poem again. Create a response to it. This could be art, or your own poem, or make a poster of the poem and lable interesting things (alliteration, rhyme etc)

Film Literacy

Matilda | Film Class

Watch the clip and answer the questions.

Write at least three (more for p 6 & 7) of your answers to the questions out fully:

When Hortensia begins to tell about Trunchbull, the camera begins to zoom in. I think this is because…

Add those to your e-Portfolio.

 

Writing

Watch this trailer

Continue the story, you can get some tips from Film Education | Resources | The Fox and the Child | The Story.

You can read over the What to Aim for in Narrative Writing: Continue a book to help.

You could type up you story and add it to your e-Portfolio.

 

Literacy across learning : YouTube or Harry Potter

Try one of these activities:

  • Record Breaking Research –Find out who the top 10 YouTubers are. What genre do they present? How may followers? How much money have they made? Etc.
  • Discuss self-confidence.What does it mean? Are you a confident person or not? What can you do to help if you don’t feel confident? Can you be over confident?
  • New Vocabulary –Choose your favourite character from Harry Potter and think of interesting words to describe them. E.g. what do they look like? their personality, their actions etc.
  • In Harry Potter and the Chamber ofSecrets,Ron Weasley’s Dad secretly owns an enchanted muggle car that can fly! Imagine you could enchant an everyday object. Draw your design and write about the magical properties that you have given it

Maths

Daily Maths

Sumdog

Octagons, Hexagons

Pentagons, Squares & Triangles

Triangles

Second Level Measure Volume

Bonus Triangle and Squares, learn more about percentages.


IDL

Scottish Parliament If you did not do the task from last week please try and do it.
There will be a quiz in teams about the Scottish Parliament as an Assignment.

Art

Google pictures of the Scottish parliament. It is an amazing building. Design a really modern building yourself. You could design a new school. Think about making it look really cool on the outside. You might like to think about how the classrooms are designed too. Do you want a square room with square tables? What sort of spaces would you like to have. Have fun.

Happy Faces

Or try some of the older Art Ideas

H&WB

What Makes you relax
Keep a note of what you do to relax all week ,you might like to try Flow on GoNoodle, perhaps with your family. At the end of the week look back and see how much you have done. What did you enjoy most, what do you think was most effective.

ICT

e-Mail
This week I’d like you to practise using your glow email. e-Mail me, you could send some work you have been doing or a photo to share.
Log onto Glow and use the mail icon to open your email. Try to figure out how to send me an email, bonus point for sending a picture with it!

Scratch

You can get a sprite to “stamp” its image. So you can paint with a sprite. Here is my example.

You need to add the pen blocks to get the stamp. You could have more than one sprite. I’ve used lots of randoms. I am sure you can make something more interesting. (Add a sound).

You can see inside my project.