Friday, 30 June 2017

Bannockburn Bistro - Church Manorway Site

This week's four invitees to the Bannockburn Bistro on the Church Manorway site; chosen for their impecable manners throughout the week at lunchtime in the dining room.

Achievement Assembly - Manorway Site

Congratulations to all the children on the Church Manorway site who were celebrated in this week's Achievement Assembly.

Nursery Mini-Chef

Nursery made vegetarian fajitas.

We were able to identify the different ingredients we needed.

We discussed which foods we like and dislike.

We looked forward to selling them to our family and friends.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Year 6 Aspen Computing- coding

In our Computing session, we used Code Studio (an online programme) to play some games and tasks that teach coding skills. We had to write code to move something to a specific place on the screen, but some of the games have very difficult mazes to navigate through! we worked in pairs so we had someone to work with when the tasks got difficult.

"The reason I like Computing is because you can play different games to learn- it's really fun."

"The Code Studio games are hard- there are a lot of different ways you can do it so you have to test and try out different solutions. Some of them don't work at all! We worked together to find a solution that worked. "

Year 6 Aspen Arts Week - Open Evening

During Arts Week, we explored the art, music and culture of Mauritius. Drawing inspiration from the artist, Georgia O'Keefe, we used a variety of mediums to draw flowers and foliage. We used watercolours to produce seascape paintings- our focus was on using a pale colour wash so we could build up colour gradually.

For the Arts Week Open Event for parents, we set up a skills workshop to teach people some of the watercolours skills we have developed. We even got to teach some of the teachers!

Friday, 23 June 2017

Arts Week Parent Evening - Manorway Site

Please see below a few photos of what was being exhibited this afternoon on the Church Manorway Site as part of Bannockburn's Arts Week Parent Open Evening.

MW Bannockburn Bistro

Congratulations to our invitees at today's Bannockburn Bistro on the Manorway Site.

Achievement Assemblies - HS & MW sites

A huge well done to all the children who were recognised in today's Achievement Assemblies across both High St and Manorway.

High Street Site

Manorway Site

Nursery Sports Day

The Nursery children enjoyed sharing their physical skills with their friends and family at our Sports Day. The children took part in a range of activities with the support of the Nursery team and Year 6 pupils.

Year 5 Music - Magical Firebird

On Wednesday 21st June, some of the children from Year 5 Elm were invited to an afternoon of music making at Jubilee Primary School in Hackney.  The session was lead by Rachel Leach from the London Symphony Orchestra.

The children shared their version of Stravisky's 'Firebird'.  You can hear part of the original here.

We then added our music to peices by Jubilee Primary, and Morning Side primary.

Well done Elm!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017


On Monday 19th June, members of Year 5 and 6 choir took part in the annual Royal Borough of Greenwich Singing Spectacular. This year it was held at the Royal Festival Hall on the Southbank in central London.

We had a day of rehearsals at the end of the previous week where then children practised singing their harmony parts with the other schools for the first time, and also had to learn some new dance moves....

Uriel and Earl were great at doing The Fly and The Duck
On the day, we had an afternoon of rehearsals, then some time to explore the Southbank before an amazing concert.

Really well done to all the children!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Y5 Residential Trip - More photos

The teachers who accompanied the children last week to Center Parcs are gradually sending me the last of their photos. As I receive them, I will add to the blog.

Mr Smales