Banyan Working Brilliantly

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

In Banyan class we start every day with Guided Reading. We have been exploring a number of text types, comprehension activities and completing an extensive activity log. Yesterday in this time, the pupils worked so diligently and enthusiastically that you could have heard a pin drop in the room! Feast your eyes upon Banyan working brilliantly!

Exciting Year 5 Science

Year 5 have been looking at reversible and irreversible changes. We melted different materials to find out which materials changed into new materials when heated and which returned to their original state. To find out more about this follow the link.

What did you learn form this investigation Year 5?

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Awesome Alliteration


Our attendance mascot needs a name!

Banyan class have been looking at poetry and alliteration. Here are some of the name ideas we came up with. What do you think?

Amazing Attendance Ash
Awesome Attendance Albert
Clive the Consistent Crocodile
Turn Up Tony
On Time Ollie
Daniel the Disciplined Dragon
Punctual Pete
Early Learning Elliot

Our Brilliant Banyan Blog

Hello and welcome to the very first Banyan Blog post!

My name is Miss Scattini and I am Banyan classes teacher. Yes, I am also an Australian! It is an absolute pleasure to be here at Dorothy Barley Junior Academy.

As we are drawing toward the end of Autumn half term, it is important that we reflect upon our learning so far and celebrate our successes.

We have been focusing on many new and exciting learning topics within our classroom. These have included narrative writing, newspaper article writing, the four mathematical operations, solids and liquids and Roman history.

Overall, the general attitude and academic discipline within Banyan class is brilliant. Everyone is diligently ‘Going for Gold’ and making a serious effort to improve on an aspect of their learning every single day.

I am very proud to call Banyan my class!

Please drop by our blog page regularly to check out what brilliant Banyan are up to!