Highlights of the Week 14 May 2021

Another busy one! We have Miss Mowitt in class helping us a the moment, she has brought some fun ideas.

The Primary Lego group made some progress, we now have our competition  playing field finished and set up. This week the group tested an example challenge:

 

The Primary sixes had a deal of fun making a robot avoid crashing:

Maths

Miss Mowitt, worked on some data handling and we had some good looking results.

GRAPHS

R.E.

We have been learning about Ramadan and the class made some fanoos lanterns.

Poetry

The Highlight of the week should have been sports day on Wednesday, but it was too wet. We wrote some poems instead.

Two of my favourites were Ben’s:

Ocean

A universe that never ends
The water is strong
Like an army going to war
It over takes any obstacle

and Lara’s:

Birds

The bright sun beaming through in my window,
just like to look out to see the birds flying past my window,
bird after bird.

But everyone has some good ideas and words. Quite a few were a bit longer.

on Thursday the weather was much drier, and a lot colder, so we went out for

Sports Day

Although we missed the audience we had a great sports day. The children were brilliant at taking part, playing fairy and encouraging others. Lots of enthusiasm

There will be some more pictures of the sport’s day on the main Banton site soon.

Follow the line to Creativity

The Primary sixes have been working on programming their micro:bits to follow a line. We added a bit of creativity to the coding by designing tracks to give the bots some character: disco dances, dogs and more.

The class also were creative in their movie making:

We will add the rest of the videos when they are finished.

Highlights of the week 23 Apr 2021

We have had a really busy week the first week back. The class are really working hard in their maths and literacy.

The Robots project is going well.

We had a walk down to Dow’s wood on Wednesday and Dows Wood VisitAmong other thing there were some amazing drawing done in a very short time:

Aaron combined his language & ice skills in the outdoors:

Arron's poem

The Primary Sevens had 2 challenges from Kilsyth Academy, we decided it would be a good idea for the sixes to join in. The first challenge involved designing a boat:

The second was to design a setting for Tunnock’s teacakes:

teacake designers The biggies have great imagination & design skills. The creature image is Alice’s she turned her Teacake upside down to make a campfire!

Back to School Highlights

I was really glad to see all the children back in class this week. We have taken a fairly gentle start to getting back into routine. Everyone settled down really well and are working and playing enthusiastically. Quite a few children seem to have grown an inch or two over lockdown. 

On Tuesday we started a new project on Robotics, the Primary 7s are working on the First Lego League challenge and have spent a bit of time starting their first tasks and getting their heads round all the boxes and elements of the challenge. The Team will have to use teamwork, innovate and investigate values while building lego, programming robots and solving problems.

Meanwhile the primary sixes are working on programming micro:bit move robots. I was really please by how well they remembered and used their micro:bit skills and worked independently. I am looking forward to seeing them learn more coding and apply that to some maths and problem solving. 

On Wednesday we went for a walk to Dow’s wood. We were looking for signs of spring, there are not too many about yet. Some trees, hawthorn are starting to put out leaves and we found some hazel catkins. It was a beautiful, clear day. After some adventures in the mud the class had a game of hide and seek. Back in school we have been recording our afternoons in individual ways, showing lots of creativity.

There have been plenty of other things going on this week, some good writing, accurate maths and brilliant fielding. I am looking forward to next week. 

BPS P6_7 Home Learning WB 8 March 2021

Please listen to the audio above and read the notes below the table.

 

Week Beginning 8 March 2021

Spelling Green  Group
Stage 6-7 Affixes 2
Blue Group
Blue Group Common Words 5 a
Yellow
Group
Spelling
Literacy Green
Group
Literacy
Blue
Group
Literacy
Yellow
Group
Literacy
Maths Maths
Squares
Maths
Pentagons
Maths
Octagons
Make sure you check out the classrooom early in the week and choose some interesting learning. Post work you do to the Share Learning Area on our Team.

ICT

This week post about your learning in Maths, there are details on the maths pages for Friday.   

You might like to check out: Nature’s Calendar: March and let us know what you are seeing.

Hi Biggies,

Meetings this week:

Monday 11:00
Wednesday 13:30
Friday: 11:00

Remember the virtual classroom page, you might find it easier to use than this page, it links to most of the places you need.

Hopefully this is the last week before we get back to school. I am really looking forward to seeing you all again on the 15th of March.

If you sent a podcast script please record your section on Monday. I’ve put the finished scripts into the BBP channel in Teams. Listen to your recording, keep is slow, expressive and clear. e-mail it to me on Monday.

Organise your week. You should be doing maths and literacy every day. If you think of that as your morning work you should plan other activities for the afternoons.

In preparation for coming back to school please think about DUMTUMS and making your jotter work as neat as possible.

Maybe something like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mary Queen of Scots ICT Shanarri Mary Queen of Scots
P.E French P.E Art Golden Time

 

BPS P6_7 Home Learning WB 1 March 2021

Please listen to the audio above and read the notes below the table.

Week Beginning 1 March 2021

Spelling Green  Group
Stage 6-7 Affixes 2
Blue Group
Blue Group Common Words 5 a
Yellow
Group
Spelling
Literacy Green
Group
Literacy
Blue
Group
Literacy
Yellow
Group
Literacy
Maths Maths
Squares
Maths
Pentagons
Maths
Octagons

Banton Primary School Fairtrade Home Learning 1-5 March 2021

As part of our whole school learning about Fairtrade, please use this grid to pick an activity every day for this week. If you have a brother or sister learning at home with you then you can complete these activities together. Don’t forget to send your work to me in teams!
Fairtrade Home Learning Grid

Visit the Youth Online Exhibition Hall | Fairtrade Foundation for some inspiration.

P.E. ideas Shanarri March Responsible Art French
Make sure you check out the classrooom early in the week and choose some interesting learning. Post work you do to the Share Learning Area on our Team.
This week: you could post something you are proud of doing.  Perhaps some Art, your writing from Wednesday or Fairtrade work.   

Hi Biggies,

Meetings this week:

Monday 11:00
Wednesday 13:30
Friday: 11:00

Remember the virtual classroom page, you might find it easier to use than this page, it links to most of the places you need.

Last week there was a much better uptake of ReadTheory, and quite a lot of DUMTUMs, keep this up and try to rack up some points on Sumdog for the competition!

I am also hoping that you will spend some literacy time writing scripts for the podcast (more about that in the Monday meeting).

Organise your week. You should be doing maths and literacy every day. If you think of that as your morning work you should plan other activities for the afternoons.. This week  I hope you will do one Fairtrade activity every day.

Maybe something like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Fairtrade Fairtrade Shanarri Fairtrade
P.E French Fairtrade Fairtrade Golden Time

A quicker way to see feedback on what you have handed in.

BPS P6_7 Home Learning WB 22 Feb 2021

Please listen to the audio above and read the notes below the table.

Week Beginning 22 February 2021

Spelling Green  Group
Common Words 5 B
Blue Group
Spelling Rule, double final consonant
Yellow
Group
Spelling
Literacy Green
Group
Literacy
Blue
Group
Literacy
Yellow
Group
Literacy
Maths Maths
Squares
Maths
Pentagons
Maths
Octagons
H&WB P.E. ideas Shanarri February Respected Art
Other Mary Queen of Scots ICT French
Make sure you check out the classrooom early in the week and choose some interesting learning. Post work you do to the Share Learning Area on our Team.
This week: you could post something you are proud of doing.  Perhaps some Art, your writing from Wednesday or Mary Queen of Scots.   

Hi Biggies,

Meetings this week:

Monday 2:00pm
Wednesday 11 am
Friday: 11am

 

I’ve added a virtual classroom to the site, you might find it easier to use than this page, it links to most of the places you need.

Can we please think about 3 simple things every day this week. DUMTUMS, Sumdog & Read Theory.

Organise your week. You should be doing maths and literacy every day. If you think of that as your morning work you should be doing around 10 activities over the week.

Maybe something like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mary Queen of Scots ICT Shanarri Mary Queen of Scots
P.E French P.E Art Golden Time

A quicker way to see feedback on what you have handed in.

BPS P6_7 Home Learning WB 15 Feb 2021

Please listen to the audio above and read the notes below the table.

Week Beginning 15 February 2021

Spelling Green  Group
Common Words 5
Blue Group
Common Words 4
Yellow
Group
Spelling
Literacy Green
Group
Literacy
Blue
Group
Literacy
Yellow
Group
Literacy
Maths Maths
Squares
Maths
Pentagons
Maths
Octagons
H&WB P.E. ideas Shanarri February Respected Art
Other Mary Queen of Scots ICT French
Make sure you check out the classrooom early in the week and choose some interesting learning. Post work you do to the Share Learning Area on our Team.
This week: you could post something you are proud of doing.  Perhaps some Art, your writing from Wednesday or Mary Queen of Scots.   

Hi Biggies,

Meetings this week:

Monday 11:30am
Wednesday 1:30 pm
Thursday Squares 1:30pm
Thursday Pentagons: 1:45 pm
Friday: 11:00

I’ve added a virtual classroom to the site, you might find it easier to use than this page, it links to most of the places you need.

Have a good think about how  you are going to organise the week. You should be doing maths and literacy every day. If you think of that as your morning work in the afternoon you should be doing around 10 activities.

Maybe something like this:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Mary Queen of Scots Shanarri ICT Mary Queen of Scots
P.E French P.E Art Golden Time

 

 

BPS P6_7 Home Learning 11- 12 February

After our half term holiday we have a two day week! We are going to use these days to explore 4 different topics.

Click on the images to get more information on each topic.

We will be trying to evaluate our own learning. In each topic there are one two learning tasks for each one you need to record the amount of time you spend on the task, your effort and the quality of your work. You could set it out in a table like this. Add this to your e-Portfolio.

In addition you should continue to do 20 minutes Sumdog and a Read Theory Quiz every day.

We will have 2 short meetings on Thursday at 11:30am and Friday at 11:30am to discus the topics further.

Before the first meeting make sure to look over the 4 topics. Bring any questions along.