Visit to the National Museum of Rural Life

Last week we went a trip to the National Museum of Rural Life.

We went round the farm and saw lost of old bit of machinery in the museum. We also when to a workshop. Click on the thumbnails below to see some reports and writing by the Biggies.

Flower Art

We have been learning to tint and mix colours to paint like Georgia O’Keefe.

Highlights of the Week 26 Sep 2019

We have just returned from our joint sports day at Chapelgreen where Banton were again victorious. Even better the behaviour and attitude of all the children was brilliant.

Our teams lead by their team leaders all worked hard. Alana was mentioned by several staff from both schools as being particularly encouraging to her teammates. Grace did a great job of helping the primary one child in her team.

We had two successful learners this week:

Jonah showed he was a successful learner when he listened and joined in with the assembly about litter. He demonstrated his learning by going home, making a poster and posting it to his e-Portfolio!

Caelan has shown himself to be a very successful learner in maths. He calculates very quickly and accurately and can now successfully convert fractions and mixed numbers to decimals and back.

Aaron really showed his ICT skills when designing a fact sheet about Highland Cattle. His layout and design were excellent and the way he used a background image and then the cow head with a drop shadow, was great.

Dow’s Wood, the Beginnings of Autumn

Yesterday we went to Dow’s Wood with Mr & Mrs Carter. We found many signs of autumn, seeds, plants and signs of wildlife.

The Children have written a little about their finds, click the thumbnails to read more.

Highlights of the Week

As usual the Biggies have been a delightful company. Here are a few things that have stood out for me.

Jess painted a marvellous picture of a poppy. She did a brilliant job of tinting and shading.

Rhea worked very independently in literacy. She researched the meaning and pronunciation of some new words using an online dictionary, wrote sentence to show she understood the meanings and recorded her self reading the sentences showing she had learnt how to pronounce the words correctly!

We started our e-Portfolios by adding our first targets of the year. The children in primary four and five had not used e-Portfolios before. I was amazed to see that 3 of them had posted to their e-portfolios from home. Not only that they had customised their blogs even though I had only mentioned that it could be done. Well done Grace, Rhuraidh M and Alice. Grace posted a beautiful picture taken from her window, Rhuraidh some lovely ones of his family’s cat. Alice found some Red Tractor labels while food shopping after we had been talking about them in class.

 

Robot Microbit Guitar Music

We have been working on out Micro:bit guitar project.
We started by Hacking our headphones to work with the micro:bits Microbit Guitars

Hacking Headphones

We made guitars with our artist skills and programmed the micro:bits to react to light and acceleration to make ‘Music” Micro:bit guitars part 2

We then make Robot masks, and video or still image backgrounds for our performance.

We videoed ourselves playing our guitars in from of the green screen and used iMovie to add these to our background Movies.

Dow’s Wood in June

We had another visit to Dow’s wood today.

Our tasks were:

  1. To take photos of flowers.
  2. Gather tinder for firelighting.
  3. Create shelters from some lost woodland ‘wee folk’.

 

Shelters for the wee people