Last week some of the class worked in the playground to make some pendulum Art:
It was great fun and the results looked amazing when wet.
The pictures dried out and went a wee bit dull. We decided to brighten them up using snapseed on our iPads. We then put our pictures on the wall and looked at them. Can you work out how we did it?
We have been lucky enough to borrow some lego kits from NLC Stem. and started to get to grips with the Spike Robot yesterday. As well as the obvious coding and creativity skills this allows the Biggies to practise their excellent team work.
On Tuesday this week Bill and John from Kilsyth Rotary came to help us with our Bee Hotel.
The class were involved with lifting, drilling pallets, & cutting and stuffing the construction with bee friendly material and did a great job.
As bonus wee bit of rain let some of the class test the school waterproofs.
the first flooors
Screwing it together
Adding another pallet
While the biggies who are going to Kilsyth Academy were away last week the children in the class made some 3D dog faces from egg boxes.
We took the idea from Darrell Wakelam’s
We have reviewed our term 3 targets and set some more for the last term of the year.
We took a walk down through the woods this morning. We went to take some photos for the Kilsyth Rotary photo competition and get some inspiration for Art and Writing.
The photo comp is title
Colours of Nature, although it was still a bit early in spring to get a lot of colour in the wood we managed to take a lot of photos.
We also found some burnt gorse and grass and a fair bit of broken glass. This will give us something to think about.
We ended up playing a game or two in School Wood and Josh spotted a roe deer!
We will post some of the photos for the competition once the class have made their selection.
On Thursday the primary sixes for both p6-7 & p4-5-6 went down to the woods.
We were going to do a little Earth Day prep, but also to play games and read and write poems.
It was quite cold to be sitting long so we warmed up with running around game. All the children really all concentrated on writing and drawing in their tiny notebooks.
This term the Biggies have been learning something of the history of Banton. They have looked at housing, jobs, food and how they have changed over the last few hundred years.
Over the last couple of days the class put together a display of all that they have learnt. You can slide the children away to see their work!
If you go down to Dow’s wood or look around the Banton playground you may get a big surprise.
The Biggies have been faking news. We read the
Pacfic Tree octopus site and we were inspired.
You need to look very carefully at the ‘evidence’ some creatures are good at hiding.
Yesterday was bright and sunny, so we go to work decorating the wall of the Banton Bee Cafe.
All the groups went with a bee theme, but one group chose to do Bees in Space!
By the end of the day we had made good progress, and will start the other sides soon.