Burn adventure

Burn adventure

Today the biggies went on an adventure to a burn in Banton. The burn was at our teacher assistants garden which was massive. As soon as we got there we took of our shoes or trainers and put on wellies because it was very went and slippery even though the sun was out and everyone nearly died in the heat of the sun.

After that we went into the very shallow burn where we thought there would be nothing so the we picked up our nets and went into the burn in our groups. In our groups we had lots of fun and found lots of disturbing, disgusting also weird creatures and bugs. At the end we regrouped and headed over to a brick wall where we put down a container that was filled with water and creatures where half of the stuff we never even knew what they were. We looked at everyone’s containers to see what bugs and creatures we all found in our groups and the most disturbing creatures that we found was in Emily’s and Aaliyah’s tub. Heather heard some grasshoppers and there was loads but we could only hear them not see them. After a bit of an adventure in the grass looking for them heather finally fought one and we got a container and put it in there gently and put a lid on it so we could see then after 10minutes she released it back into the wild.

Mrs. Gray the teacher’s assistant bought lots of food and drink she bought diluted juice for us and crisps and lollies that were tiny and still took us a long, long time to finish. Then she gave us even more sweeties and it was soooooo generous of her.

When we had all cooled down and finished we went back out to play in the boiling hot sun and we took out different equipment, there was a parachute and a rugby ball also a tiny ball for hand ball that everybody loved and didn’t use for hand ball. After quite a lot of chaos we packed up and nearly left but then there were Mrs. Gray’s dogs that were the cutest and most of us couldn’t resist patting them and wanting to take them home there was a pug called Freddy and two westies that were so cuddly and fluffy after a lot of persuading we left and we were about to die of heat and soreness on the way back eventually we made it!!!

By Emily and Emma 🤩🌺🦄🦗

Art, People Things!

Today we were looking at a artist called Miro and his weird and unique pieces of art. The art was mostly colours, shapes and lines. He mostly made unique and unusual creatures.

We used a sheet of paper that had different body shapes, head shapes, noses, eyes, then shapes to add and lines to add, we got a dice and that would tell us what shape or thing today but number six was different because you could make your own or choose one that was already there.

I got this weird but unique and strange piece of art but people in our class was extraordinary and cool so here is mine:


BBC big bird watch 2018

BBC big bird watch Primary 4-7

One day we went to participate in the BBC big bird watch so we went round Banton not right round so we went past every single house but we did go round the majority of the village. Mr Carter was here because he helps us with the nature sort of stuff at our school. We went round after lunch time it took us a while.

We seen loads of birds like
• Blackbirds
• Robins
• Blue tits
• Street pigeons
• Collared dove
• Starlings
• Jackdaws
• Chaffinch
• Crow
• House sparrows
• Rooks
• Carrion crows
• Wood pigeons

There was 109 different birds we spotted the most common birds we spotted were starlings and jackdaws it was quite fun some people had binoculars with them like people took shots of Mr. Johnson’s and Mr. Carter also had some and me too. It was a amazing time for some of us but some people moaned about how sour there feet and legs were.

you can read about some of the birds we see in Banton Birds. 

By Emma

Chicks being born in school

Chicks being born   

Mrs. Grey came in with some eggs they were Aracana eggs they were only one of them born it was hugging and helping the other chicks come out of there shells. She brought them in a incubator to keep them warm otherwise they will dry out and wouldn’t be born. In the incubator there was water too so the eggs would be wet and it would help them hatch.

They were starting to hatch today because they have been in the incubator for three weeks they were pecking little holes in the shell so it would be able stretch its self so it could come out. Before that there were loads of signs like you could here it pecking, cheaping and chirping they role around as well so the can move in the shell. The yoke in the shell is disappeared inside the little chick so that will give it enough energy to move its self. We all went through in groups we learned so much by watching and asking Mrs. Grey questions.

By the time we were through seeing them hatch and roll around one of the eggs were hatching it was pecking the egg shell and chirping after a wee bit it hatched just before we went for playtime and it was rolling about it didn’t look the nicest but that was because the shell was wet and so was the chick.

We enjoyed watching he chick being born the other chicks started to roll around and one started to peck the shell too it was fun.

The Pub

The Pub: People United Banton

Mr. Hastie who is a architect came into the school to ask us about ideas for the Pub.

He is working on ideas to improve the PUB.

We went to the hall and listened to what he had to say.

Some things people wanted were soft plays, fresh food, post office, cafes and sitting areas. Some people drew what they wanted. He said some of our ideas were the same as the adults ideas.

They told us that they met up with the adults so they could get the adults ideas too. They were pictures up on the display board So we got a strip of stickers to put on the pictures. We voted for what we thought was best, there were loads on wifi.

We then had to think of ways of making money. I thought it was a good idea to get parcels delivered there. Then you would have to pay to get it delivered there then they would get the money.

Mr Hastie said he’s going to consider the ideas it was an amazing time and we all enjoyed it.

bye Emma and Zara 🏵🦄


This year our teacher gave us iPads


We have done some work on these iPads and do taught writing too and we have done a little bit of maths. Sometimes we log on to glow and use yammer. We spend some afternoons and mornings on our iPads we do reading tasks too.

They will be useful to help us work and learn and have fun there are cool apps.We all know how to create documents and share them and we have set up our own blogs and eportfollio. We have used yammer it is an app so we can talk to people. We do art work on these iPads.


We have good fun on these iPads learning and working and having fun.