We have reviewed our term 3 targets and set some more for the last term of the year.
Primary 7 had a fantastic final day at Strathclyde Park. We started the day by taking on two orienteering challenges; well done to our winners! 🥇 Then it was time for some bush craft activities. We lit our own fires using cotton wool and fire strikers before toasting some marshmallows on an open flame; yummy! We also learned how to saw a piece of wood and used it to make and decorate our own medallions.
After having lunch in the sunshine, it was time to tackle the climbing wall. And what a challenge it was! We had to use all of our muscles and agility to reach the buzzers at the top. Some of us even managed to complete all three climbs! We finished off the week with some races and ball games.
We can’t believe how quickly the week has gone by. We’d like to say a big thank you to our instructors, Lesley and Robyn, for giving us such an amazing experience. Can we come back next week? 😉
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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.
After a brilliant day of cycling in the sunshine, Primary 7 really enjoyed getting back to nature on our third day at Strathclyde Park. We spent the morning building our own dens in the woods. We used tarpaulins and ropes as well as anything we could find to create a comfortable shelter for our teams. Our dens had campfires, a space for sleeping and even a tree swing!
In the afternoon, we channelled our inner Hawkeye and had a go at archery 🏹 We practised our accuracy over a short distance before moving on to a team relay and lots of other fun games. We finished the day off with a game of kickball rounders ⚽️
We can’t believe there’s only one day left of our adventure week! We plan to make the most of it!
Primary 7 had another brilliant day at Strathclyde Park and today was only about one thing; cycling! We spent the morning completing our Bikeability 1 certificate, demonstrating that we knew how to check our bikes and keep them under control. We then showed how to signal and turn before playing some games and zooming down the big grass hill!
After lunch, we made the most of the glorious sunshine and went for a cycle around the park, putting all our skills into practice along the way.
Looks like we’re in for another sunny day tomorrow! Sun tan lotion at the ready! We can’t wait! 😎😎😎
The Primary 7’s had a great first day at Strathclyde Park! The sun was shining as we rode on pedalos and crashed into each other on the bumper boats. We had a go on the indoor rowing machines and even got to whiz around on a speedboat!
After a quick lunch, it was time for some water games. We had to use all of our team building skills to transfer water from one bucket to another. Our strength was put to the test trying to win the tug of war before showing off our throwing skills in a mini Highland Games.
What an action packed start to the week! We can’t wait for Day 2 😀
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.
Today we celebrated Word Book Day. Ms Paton had organised a ton of activities. One was to create a rap about book characters. The Biggies had been making hip hop tracks in GarageBand so they used these as backing for their raps. The preformed, some live, to tremendous applause from the rest of the school!
We had an eco focus day last week.
In preparation we did some litter picking on Thursday:
On Friday we started thinking about What A Wonderful World we live in (cue song).
The then looked at the Lyrics of What a Wonderful World and used them to write some poems, here are a few:
To wake up in the morning to see the sun awaking,
To see the grass left with a white covered layer,
To see the tree swaying with the tiniest of breeze,
To see the deer grazing at peace,
To hear the birds chirping happy to be alive,
To feel the earth awakening ready to thrive,
To not know what’s coming next in you life,
To see each animal all worked up inside,
Our earth has things we can’t believe but sometimes it’s the simplest thing that puts us at ease.
Small world, big world,
Rolling around the sun world.
Cold world, hot world,
Full of mud world!
Animal world, dry world,
Weather world, colourful world,
Massive sized world.
Plant world, water world,
Full of food world,
Gravity world, noises world.
Full of wildlife world,
We’re killing our home world.
Big and small,
Tall and short,
Beautiful and ugly I love it all.
Sea and land,
Fish and animals,
I know all like the back of my hand.
We then though about more practice things, how deal with rubbish in School and at home. Where our water comes from and how to stop it all being wasted.
Finally we made some green seed bomb hearts to share some flowers!