Friday, 28 May 2021

Arts Weeks in Year 1

All of Year 1 have loved getting creative this week and have made kites, parachutes and hot air balloons. Lime Class have been enjoying their theme of cheerleading and have been practising some cheerleading moves and creating a sequence of movements together.  

They have been showcasing their gymnastics skills and have worked together to represent different letters of the alphabet with their bodies. 

They have also made their own pom-poms, came up with a class mascot as well as their own and have enhanced their artistic skills by collaging, sketching, shading and painting. 

Year 1 are looking forward to more creative activities after half term. 

Merit Certificate Winners

 Today's Merit Certificate winners from across both High Street and Manor Way sites.

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Titanic Narratives in Year 5

This term in Year 5, we have been writing narratives based around our Titanic topic. During our themed day, the children watched footage of the Titanic and generated some descriptive vocabulary that they then used in poems to describe the ship's sinking following a given pattern.

After that, we read the opening, build up and dilemma of the story of two children on board the Titanic. We looked at the features used in the narrative and identified the effect they had on the reader. We then completed some drama activities acting out possible endings to the story and dialogue between the main characters which focused on the difference between formal and informal speech. 

We completed two short burst writing activities where we included a range of adverbial openers in order to make our writing more varied and focused on using the correct punctuation for speech.

Over the course of a week, we planned the events and resolution section of our stories, which focused on balancing action, description and dialogue, and wrote out our endings to the given text. The children produced some marvellous pieces of writing containing: figurative language for description; a range of openers; relative clauses; speech, non verbal clues and plenty of action. 

Virtual Balloon Race


To celebrate the return of Arts Weeks, Bannockburn Primary school will be hosting its’ very first  Virtual Balloon Race   

How does it work? 

To register and buy* your balloons, simply visit  

Click on “Buy a Balloon", you can customise your balloon with your name, colour and message.

Balloons cost £3* each and you can buy as many as you like from today.

The balloons will be launched at 12 noon on Friday 11 June 2021. The race will run for one week, during which time you will be able to log on and check the progress of your balloon and watch the leader board.

The race will end at 12 noon on Friday 18 June 2021

The deadline for balloon purchases is midday on Wednesday 9 June 2021. All proceeds will go to the School Fund.

The winner of a £30 Amazon Gift Voucher will be announced on Friday 18th June 2021 during the Arts Weeks Trail.    


Thank you for your support, and good luck!

 *Free entry is available by First Class post, to be received prior to the commencement of the race.

See the website for further details.


Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Orange Class in the Forest School

 Today, Orange Class in Reception spent the day here on the Manor Way site. They based themselves in the Forest School and were investigating what living creatures you can find if you look really carefully.

Arts Weeks - 'Inside Out'

More exciting artwork on the way from Year 2 who are making a giant shield 

Meanwhile another class gets to work on a teepee.

In Year 3 children began designing and building obstacles for a miniature golf course.