Friday, 31 March 2017

Spelling Bee Finalists

On Thursday 30th March the Spring Term Spelling Bee Finals took place across both High St and Manor Way. Lots of children have spent the last few weeks learning a wide variety of tricky words.

Bannockburn Bistro - Manor Way Site

Today's invitees to the Bannockburn Bistro on the Manor Way site.

Achievement Assemblies

A huge well done to all the children who were celebrated in today's Achievement Assemblies across both sites. 

High St Achievement Assembly

Manor Way Achievement Assembly

Walnut Tree's Creative Homework

Willy Wonka Hats

In Literacy we have been reading Charlie and the Chocolate factory. As part of Year 3 homework, the children were set the task of creating their very own Willy Wonka hat!

Walnut Tree Class took on this challenge and created some amazing and imaginative examples!

Here are some of the children modelling their hats...

Can you spot the hats which have used real sweets?

World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week
27th March-2nd April 2017
World Autism Awareness Week (WAAW) is celebrated every year around the globe, as a way of increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and helping everybody to understand what this means. 
At Bannockburn, we have marked the occasion by holding special assemblies in each class to explain what autism is and for children to have time to discuss and ask questions.
One of the pieces of information shared with children was about statistics and how it is more than likely that children will have others within their class who are autistic.
Over 1 in every 100 people are on the autism spectrum, which means there are around 140,000 school age children in the UK on the spectrum.
Of these 140,000 children, the vast majority attend mainstream schools, which means that most children will have at least one autistic classmate during their time at school.

We have also encouraged staff around the school to think about autism and to create a working wall in each staffroom to share ideas, book recommendations, and useful links.
Some links which you might find helpful at home to learn more about autism and ASD are:
If you would like to find out more please come and speak to one of the Inclusion Team.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Red Nose Day - celebrated at Bannockburn School

On Friday 24th March lots of children (and staff!) came into school wearing something red as part of Red Nose Day for Comic Relief. We have never seen so many red noses in one space!

National Sing Up Day - Let Love Shine Through

Wednesday 22nd of March was National Sing Up Day.  
We celebrated with special cross phase singing assemblies.

Reception were also having a special maths day.

They sang songs to do with counting and shape.

Year 4 came to Visit Year 1 on the High Street Site.

Year 6 and year 3 sang together at Manor Way

And Year 5 joined with Year 2.

Year 2 - Red Nose in Sycamore!

On Friday it was 'Red Nose Day' and to show our support we dressed in red and wore our red noses. We even raised some money for charity...hurray!

Year 2 Cedar Class - Gymnastics

This week in Cedar Tree we have been practising and creating floor routines. We have been using our gymnastics skills to explore movement and putting it to music. We have been inspired by Olympic Gymnasts and how they move around the floor. Next stop the Olympics!

Bannockburn Bistro at MW Site - 24th March 2017

This Friday's invitees to our weekly Bannockburn Bistro at Manor Way for those children who continuously exhibited good manners throughout the week at lunchtime.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Achievement Assembly - Manor Way

Congratulations to all the children recognised at today's Achievement Assembly at Manor Way.

Year 3 - The History of Chocolate

As Year 3's topic for this half term is Chocolate, today we learnt how chocolate has developed from the Mayan and the Aztec xocolatl drink to the chocolate bar that we know today. We sequenced a chocolate time line which showed how chocolate has developed over time. We had lots of fun finding out just how old well-known chocolate bars are.
Did you know a Cadburys flake has been around for 96 years?