Thursday, 20 December 2018

Magnificent Mummification! Year 3 bring learning to life!














As part of learning on Ancient Egypt, Year 3 have been studying the process of mummification and why it was important and special to the ancient Egyptians! After researching the process, we took on the role of a pharaoh's advisor and assistant and mummified our friends to help us remember all the steps! It was pretty gory but great fun! We are writing clear instructions to record the steps! Look out for those on the blog soon!

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Year 1 at the Planetarium

Year 1 had a lovely trip to the Planetarium in Greenwich on Tuesday despite the weather .The children were all excited to see the planets they had been learning about. A big thank you to all the adults who came to support the classes on the trip.








Year 5 Reward Trip to Hamleys

On Monday 17th December, 13 children from Year 5 were selected to attend this month's reward trip. We took the tube to Bond Street where we marvelled at the extravagant Christmas displays lining the streets. Then we walked down Regent Street to Hamleys Toy Store, where we were invited inside by a group of dancing elves!

Once inside, we took advantage of the interactive displays which included; fake snow, light up drones, magic bubbles, Lego Duplo towers and remote control cars. We also enjoyed looking at the Lego, giant cuddly toys and huge range of board games on offer. Niaz even met the (Lego) Queen!


Some quotes from the day include:

"This is the best store in the world!" (Michelle, Rowan)
"I hope my mum will bring me back here!" (Dev, Rowan)
"My favourite part was the magic snow - it lasts for 2 weeks!" (Ishmeet, Maple)


We are really proud of the children that were selected to attend the reward trip as they have shown fantastic behaviour in and around school. Keep it up!










Monday, 17 December 2018

Year 5 Sparkle Celebration!

Year 5 had a great time at their 'Sparkle Celebration' at the end of November. They shared extracts from the diary entries and biographies they had written about Guy Fawkes and showed art work that had been produced.

Everyone was then invited to take part in some art activities and lots of people enjoyed a hot chocolate topped with cream and marshmallows.

At the end of the evening, we gathered in the playground and lit sparklers together.
Some quotes from the evening included:

"This is the first time I have ever used a sparkler!" (Year 5 child)


"It was lovely recreating some of the art that the children have produced in their lesson." (Parent of Year 5 child)


"The marshmallows were my favourite part!" (Year 1 child)







National Young Mathematician Awards 2018

Good afternoon Team Bannockburn,
 
We hope you all enjoyed round 2 of National Young Mathematicians’ Awards 2018. We were super impressed by Bannockburn’s teamwork this round. They were able to carefully evaluate each other’s ideas and come up with a unified answer for each challenge. This challenge proved tricky for all of the teams (across the nation too!). It’s important with any similar challenges, that the team read the question very carefully. We would also suggest that, in the future, the team writes down all of their workings so that they can present and demonstrate their understanding clearly. Unfortunately, we are sad to say that Team Bannockburn has not made it through to the final this year. Nevertheless, we hope they all had a great time competing!
 
 
 
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Explore Learning Abbey Wood
Jodi Kelly, Paige Taylor-Goulding and Toni Moore
1 Cooke Close
SE2 9BW
explorelearning.co.uk/abbeywood











Entrance and Exit to Nursery


Dear parent/carer

Re: Entrance and exit to Nursery

As of Monday 17th December we are asking children who attend our nursery to enter and exit the school premises in an alternative way.

Morning Nursery: ENTER via the school gate on Manton Road
                                EXIT (collection at 12pm) via the gate on Church Manor Way.

Afternoon Nursery: ENTER via the gate on Church Manor Way
EXIT (collection at 3:30pm) via the gate on Manton Road or via      the gate on Church Manor Way.

Full Time Nursery: ENTER via the school gate on Manton Road
EXIT (collection at 3:30pm) via the gate on Manton Road or via the gate on Church Manor Way.

We are asking parents and carers to do this as the boundary fence on Camrose Street is being replaced until the 21st of January.

Thank you for your co-operation.
Yours sincerely

Mr Smales
Head of Site

Entrance and Exit to Manor Way Site


Dear parent/carer

Re: Entrance and Exit to Manor Way Site

As of Monday 17th December we are asking children who attend our Manor Way site to enter and exit the school premises in an alternative way, this is due to the boundary fence on Camrose Street being replaced.

Morning Drop Off: Enter via the gate on Manton Road, gate will be open at 8:45am

After School Collection: Via the gate on Manton Road, this gate will be open at 3:05pm, alternatively via the gate on Church Manor Way, this gate will be open at 3:05pm.
We are asking parents to only press the office buzzer if they need to come to the office, not to gain access to the playground.

We are asking parents and carers to do this until 21st January, when the boundary fence works will be completed. Please note that there will be no access at all via the Camrose Street gates until this work has been completed.

Thank you for your co-operation.
Yours sincerely

Mr Smales
Head of Site

Friday, 14 December 2018

Having Lunch with the Children

Miss Gillman, Class Teacher from Year 3 Chestnut Class, enjoying her school dinner with the children on Thursday.


Christmas Lunch at Manor Way

Today we had our Christmas lunch on the Manor Way site. All the staff helped out by serving food, clearing tables and playing some festive music to the children.