Play Park Design a Sign Competition

North Lanarkshire Council Community Partnership Team in partnership with Banton Swingpark Group were delighted to announce that a new play area in Banton was completed in August 2020.

Pupils were invited to enter a competition to design a sign and think of a name for the new play area.  The winning entry will then be made into a sign which will be installed in the new play area.

Here are the Biggies designs. They show off both their creativity and artistic skills. I am glad I am not picking a winner.

New Biggies Logo

We needed a logo or icon to represent our class. This will be used in Teams and here on the blog as a site icon.

We though a bit about logos and how they are designed to stand out and look good at different sizes.  The class had some great ideas and designs as you can see below. To be fair we  asked Mrs Rae to judge which one to use,  after a bit of a struggle she choose Heather’s which you can see above.

Vedic Square Experiments

Over the last couple of days we have been learning about Vedic squares.

We started by making a times table square and then working out the digital root of each answer to get a vedic square. When the experimented with the patterns made on the squares.

Next we repeated the square using numbers on our iPads. We used conditional highlighting to make each number a different colour. We took screenshots into pages and keynote to duplicate and make symmetrical patterns.

A couple of the class decided to animating the patterns, and then we all tried. There are a few more to be finished off next week.

4 Words – What do you want from school?

Today I asked the children what they wanted from school this session in 4 words (hat tip to Mr Minchen on twitter for the idea).

14 Fun
7 Cooking
5 Creativity
4 Gym
3 Independence
3 History
3 Art
2 Smartness
2 Learn
2 ICT
2 Fires
2 Education
1 Work
1 Woods
1 Maths
1 Knowledge
1 Interest
1 Hope
1 Happiness
1 Gymnastics
1 Food
1 Fitness
1 Baking
1 A’S
1 Achievements