Friday, 29 June 2018

Spelling Bee Finals at Manor Way

This afternoon was the Spelling Bee Finals. At manor way we had two finals; one for Years 3 & 4, the other for Years 5 & 6. 

The children had been working really hard for many weeks and we saw some fantastic efforts by the children. 

There were even some words that the teachers and parents didn't have a clue to spell!

Well done for all the children who put their names forward and had a go.

The Spelling Bee winners will be awarded their medals in next Friday's Achievement Assembly.

 Years 3 & 4 Final - hosted by Mrs Truong

Years 5 & 6 Final - hosted by Mr Williams

Nursery Sports Day

On Thursday 28th June Nursery held its own Sports Day. It was great to see so many parents/carers come along to support their children for this fun activity. Special thanks also goes to all our Year 6 pupils who came along to help out.

MW Bannockburn Bistro

Today, four children were invited to our Bannockburn Bistro on the Manor way site due to their lovely dining room manners throughout the week.

Achievement Assembly

This week's pupils who were celebrated at today's Achievement Assemblies at both the High St and Manor Way sites.

 High Street Site

Manor Way Site

Bannockburn Awarded International School Award

British Council International School Award
Dear International Co-ordinator,

We are delighted to inform you that Bannockburn Primary School has successfully met the criteria for the Foundation level of the British Council International School Award. Congratulations!

Here are the assessor’s comments on your application.

  • Bannockburn Primary School. International School Award Foundation Level Certificate: APPROVED. 
  • This is an excellent application for Foundation Level. Your school is clearly committed to developing and embedding an international dimension to your curriculum and whole-school ethos, to promote citizenship and an appreciation of cultural diversity. 
  • Your motivation is considered and feasible, with international work already well planned to dovetail neatly with your established Rights Respecting School focus.
  • Your submitted activity is a very good example of a cross-curricular, whole-school curriculum-based international activity, resulting in your children's increased knowledge about French speaking countries and aspects of their cultures, whilst providing a motivating springboard to consider wider issues. 
  • You have good plans to forge links with international partner schools with which to develop collaborative project activities, and to become involved with e-Twinning projects. eTwinning is an effective and simple way of embarking on collaborative international work. 
  • You are very well positioned to progress to the Intermediate Level Certificate, which requires details of three international activities, one of which must be carried out in collaboration with a school/schools in a different country/different countries, so that children in the different schools can communicate and exchange information about jointly planned aspects of their countries and cultures to complement the curriculum of the two schools.
  • Congratulations, and good luck with your ongoing international work. "

We wish you the best as you continue with your international journey.
Kind regards,
The International School Award team British Council

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Having Fun at Lunchtime

On the Manor Way site each lunchtime we have a large box of dressing-up clothes for the children to enjoy. Surprisingly, it is mostly the boys who seem to take advantage of the clothes, dressing up and using imaginative play. Yesterday, a couple of Year 4 boys were all dressed up in role as pantomime characters. They had a lot of fun!

‘I like rowing because it gets me out of the wheelchair...' Determination from the perspective of a Paralympian

On Monday 25th June, Year 5 had a very special guest visit to talk about this month’s value, Determination. Benjamin Pritchard is a member of Team GB’s British Rowing Team. He shared his inspirational story of how he was able to overcome a life-changing injury, which saw him transition from a successful triathlete and cyclist to a rising star in Paralympic sport.

After an accident in 2016, Benjamin had to adjust to life as a wheelchair user. He spoke to the children about the challenges he faced when first leaving the hospital and taking up a new skill as an adaptive rower. However, with the right attitude, passion, and determination he was able to set new goals to get back to doing what he loved best – sport! Now with a number of awards and new records set, Benjamin is proof that no matter what challenges you may face in life, with the right attitude and determination you are able to achieve!

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Year 6 Reward Trip to Joss Bay Beach

On Tuesday 26th June a group of Year 6 children were selected to go on a Reward Trip to Joss Bay Beach, which is in Broadstairs, Kent. Accompanied by Mr Stafford and Mr Smales the children had a great time getting wet in the sea, covering themselves in sand and stopping the seagulls from stealing their crisps! The weather was absolutely grogeous; clear blue sky and bright sunshine with a lovely cooling sea breeze. At the end of the trip we all had an ice-cream on the beach.

When you see children like this you can be sure that they had a good day out!