we don’t have many Biggies at Banton’s so we had to improvise.
The Biggies have been making some animated gifs. Creating the frames in Sketches Pro app and putting them together in the 5Seconds app. More next week.
You might need to click on the images to see them animate.
The Banton Biggies have been learning to program some microbits.
The Biggies are makeing some Advent Calendars with Scratch:
Click the names to see the animations. More will be added next week.
You will need to be on a computer to see the scratch animations. They do not work on iPads:(
In sub zero temperatures (-7 according to my car) the Biggies went out to the playground to take some photos.
Back indoors they wrote lune poems and added them to the images. (A Lune is a poem with 3 words in the first line, five in the second and three in the third).
We had a really busy week with the 50th Birthday celebrations and halloween. Hopefully we will get the blog updated a bit next week, until then you can see the art work the p5-6-7 produced for the Kilsyth Co-Op halloween art competition.
On the 20th of September Primary 5-6-7 had a visit from Mr and Mrs Carter and Mr Coalman. We learnt a lot about the mining history of Banton.
We have been making this podcast ever since. It has taken quite a long time as we lost all the audio and had to record again!
The Children took some pictures on the day:
We had a very exciting visit from Google Expeditions yesterday. Kostas from google came in with a set of Google cardboard viewers and phones loaded with the expeditions app.
Here are some of the response that the pupils wrote on the e-portfolios.
On Wednesday morning google came in to show us google expeditions. These are like VR head sets but cardboard. There is are phone in the cardboard box and there were two circles on the phone. We see only one in 3D.
First we went to see a tipi the arrows showed you were to look and there was a very weird feeling That you were going to fall. You could see native Americans and other people gathered round a table eating. Then we entered the tipi we were only the size of a boot though because the bed was giant.
We then moved onto the next most interesting world it was Everest of course you felt like you were flying and then you had to cross a bridge across a massive bridge made of ladders it was very high and scary.
Finally we moved onto a giant mosque with people In the background the carpet in the praying room weighs 35 tons and the chandelier weighs 12 tons then we went outside at the top of the building and we saw some sort of airport in the distance. It was very dizzy once you took the headset off.
We went all over the world 🌎 and it was awesome. We went to a camp that had a lot of Teepee and we went inside one. Next we wine in to space and it looked so cool because there was a moon and the Milky Way and it was a galaxy 🌌. We saw two men on the moon and that one was in 1969 and it was Neil Armstrong with his space shuttle and it looked as if we were actually in space with him.
I really liked the google company who came in because it was really fun and it was as if we were actually in the places we were at. I wish I could keep the phone and the cardboard box so I can look more around the world. I really enjoyed the morning.
On Tuesday the whole class went next door and we met Kostas.
Kostas works in google. Kostas gave us a google cardboard it had a phone in it the phone was on an app called Expedition. Kostas took us to a camping site in America.
I saw two horses and two people drinking tea .it was very sunny and bright there was a massive tipi 😲. Kostas let us go in the tipi .it had a big bed and little bed I felt very dizzy.
We went to space next it was cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool we saw the milkyway it looked crumbly like a chocolate cookie😛. I saw the moon and earth to was awesome . I felt like I was going to fall of my feet.
Then we went to the ocean 🌊 and we saw sharks and fish 🐟. Then we went to a cage with 2 scuba divers and there were sharks outside of the cage. The sharks were giant and there were also fish 🐟 there were a lot of fish 🐟 outside of the cage.
The expedition was amazing and fun. It seemed like we were actually at these places.🏕
Google expeditions with Kostas.
He came in to Banton primary school with 32 Google cardboard and 32 phones and we went to loads of places it was very disorienting.
We travelled to the human body. We started at the mouth and then we went down to the throat we were surprised what it looked liked. The stomach was all messy and dark. The last two were the small intestine and the large intestine.
Today Kostas from google came in and he brought google cardboard glasses and it was really cool. We all got one and we put them on. He used his tablet to control it and we went to Mount Everest.It was quiet scary and we started of at the bottom and worked our way to the top. We went right up and it was really high.There was a big river and it was frozen over with a wee village beside.
We then transferred over to the ocean and he made us go for a shark hunt and it was like they where going to eat us the fish where all different colours. They was a diver beside us and a wheelie bin tied on with rope and it was letting fish guts out to attract massive sharks.
Today we went into another class room so we talk to Kostos he had an iPad and he used Expeditions and he gave us eye goggles things. We put on the goggles we were in a camp they’re was a tipi and then and all around us was people and horses.
They put us inside the tipi and they’re was a big bed and lots of weird stuff.
The next place we went was the ocean we so the bull shark it is the most aggressive shark we were surrounded with bull sharks and fish there where scuba divers that had fish guts in massive silver barrels so it would attract sharks to the location.
Then we went to the a ran forest we so all the very tall trees it was very interesting we were looking up at sky all we could was green leaves
We then went to space at first we all had to guess what the line was. It was the Milky Way it looked so cool we could see earth with all the different colours and the bright moon. We then went to the moon it was at the time where the first man in the moon so over 50 years ago.
Tuesday 11th of October the class went to Mrs Rae’s classroom.
We have glass and we saw camping ⛺️ and two horses 🐎 and a bike 🚲. We went to space 🚀 and we saw the earth and the moon we landed on the moon 🌙.
After being in space went to Mount Everest. It feels weird. I was on top of the world.
We went on Mount Everest climbing it that was very cool. I thought it was very exciting. You could see the river under neath you. It was amazing I really enjoyed looking at Mount Everest with the google cardboard 3D goggles. We could see beside the river some pray banners so when the wind blows it would pray for them.
It was an very exciting morning and I loved spending the morning looking at different places.
The Children wrote some great titles for their posts too:
GOOGLE EXPEDITIONS VISIT
The cool adventure of google
Google cardboard eye things
The cool adventure with google
Google cardboard technology
The Biggies worked hard on paintings for the Banton Flower Show art competition which is on Saturday. We looked at pictures by Georgia O’Keeffe and worked with either hot or cold colours for the most part.