School Times, PE & Transition

School Opening Times

Nursery - Manor Way

Camrose Gate Opens          8:45am
Nursery Gate Opens           8:50am

Camrose Gate Closes        8:58am
Morning Session                9:00am – 12:00 noon
Gates Open                      11:55 am
Gates Close                     12:05 pm

Gates Open                     12:25pm
Gates Close                    12:35 pm
Afternoon Session          12:30pm – 3:30pm
Gates Open                    3:25pm
Gates Close                    3:35 pm

High Street - Reception

Gates open              8:35am

- Apple & Pear Classes to use Ceres Rd gate

- Cherry & Orange classes to use Plumstead High St gate

Registration            8:45am - 8:50am (Reception gates close at 8:40am)

Lessons start          8:50am

Collect                    3:00pm (Both Reception gates are open from 2:55pm)

 

High Street – Key Stage 1

Please note, that from September 2020, due to the current COVID-19 risk assessment, the children in KS1 will use different gates each morning and for collection at the end of the day.

Gates open                                        8:40am

Year 1 - use the Ceres Road Gate

Year 2 - use the Bannockburn Road Gate

Registration                                        8:50am (Gate closes at 8:50am)

Lessons start                                     8:50am

Collect                                                3:05pm (All gates open from 3pm)

Year 1 - enter via the Ceres Road Gate

Year 2 - enter via the Bannockburn Road Gate

 

Manor Way – Key Stage 2

Gate opens                                         8:45am

Please note, that from September 2020, due to the current COVID-19 risk assessment, the children in KS2 will use different gates each morning and for collection at the end of the day.

Year 3 - use The Lodge entrance on Church Manor Way

Year 4 - use the Manton Road Gate (car park entrance)

Year 5 - use the Camrose Street Gate

Year 6 - use the Visitors entrance on Church Manor Way

Registration                                        9:00am - 9:05am (gates close at 8:58am)

Lessons start                                      9:05am

Collection                                            3:20pm

For collecting children in the afternoon parents must enter the school through the following gates:

Year 3 - enter via Visitors entrance on Church Manor Way and exit through The Lodge

Year 4 - enter/exit via the Manton Road Gate

Year 5 - enter/exit via the Camrose Street Gate

Year 6 - enter via the main visitors entrance on Church Manor Way and exit through The Lodge

If you are collecting more than one children please use the gate of your youngest child.

The school offices open at 8:30am (HS) and 8:30am (MW). Telephones will be answered between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Currently, the school offices are not open to visitors. If you wish to speak to someone in the office, please email or phone.

On both the High St and Manor Way sites a 'soft start' is now in operation for all children. Once the gates have been opened the children are expected to go straight into class. Upon entering the class there will be an activity for the children to do until registration.

Please be on time to collect your child at the end of the school day. Young children can get very distressed and anxious if you are not there on time to meet them. Children from Nursery to Year 4 should be collected by an adult.

For children in Year 5 and Year 6 the school gives the option to go home on their own. If you wish for your child to go home alone please inform the Manor Way school office in writing. Please note, Year 5 and Year 6 who go home alone are expected to behave in the manner in which they would in school. As the children are wearing school uniform they are not only representing themselves but also the school. Should any child choose to behave inappropriately or unsafely the school has the right to take away this privilege.

It is very important that children arrive on time and that there is regular attendance.

Attendance

Regular attendance is most important if children are to make progress and take an active part in school life. Children should only be absent from school in the case of illness, treatment. In the case of pupil absence parents should always inform the school on the first day of absence. Always inform us by telephone, in writing or in person as soon as your child is absent so that we can record the reason on the register.

Please try to make non-urgent dental and medical appointments outside the school day.

Any absence requests must be made in writing to the Head teacher and will be unauthorized.

Please keep your child at home if they are unwell. The school needs to know the reason for your child’s absence, particularly if an infectious illness is involved. You can obtain advice from the school office for when it is appropriate to return to school following an infectious illness.

Physical Education (PE) explicitly teaches the necessary knowledge and skills for working with and relating to others, and provides the learning opportunities to develop these skills. It enables the development of leadership and teamwork skills and encourages children to transfer knowledge to other learning areas.

Within our PE lessons we aim to:

  • Follow a progressive, evolving curriculum that, with time, builds on past understandings and combines new practices.  Physical education is a moving experience. We aim to find ways to actively engage all children in moderate to vigorous physical activity for the majority of every lesson.
  • In addition to being actively engaged, children also need plenty of chances to practise the ability or idea being taught that day. 
  • As well as numerous practice periods, we aim to design lessons so that children of all capabilities have great rates of success.
  • We try to endorse positive learning experiences in an atmosphere where children are encouraged to exercise new skills and expand their fitness levels without feeling self-conscious.
  • We aim to make sure all our classes are as enjoyable as they can be, so that children appreciate and look forward to PE

 

PE Timetables - Summer Term 2021

Please see below the current PE timetables for Reception and both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, so that know which day your child needs to wear their PE kit for school.

High Street (Reception)

Apple Class - every Wednesday and Friday

Cherry Class - every Tuesday and Wednesday

Orange Class - every Tuesday and Thursday

Pear Class - every Tuesday and Friday

 

High Street Site (Key Stage 1)

Year 1

Damson Class - every Tuesday and Thursday

Juniper Class - every Tuesday and Wednesday

Lemon Class - every Tuesday and Thursday

Lime Class - every Monday and Thursday

Year 2

Acer Class - every Monday and Wednesday

Beech Class - every Monday and Wednesday

Cedar Class - every Monday and Wednesday

Sycamore Class - every Monday and Wednesday

 

Manor Way Site (Key Stage 2)

Year 3

Chestnut Class - every Monday and Tuesday

Hazel Class - every Tuesday and Wednesday

Olive Class - every Tuesday and Wednesday

Walnut Class - every Monday and Tuesday

Year 4

Ash Class - every Thursday and Friday

Oak Class - every Thursday and Friday

Pine Class - every Wednesday and Thursday

Poplar Class - every Monday and Wednesday

Year 5 

Aspen Class - every Tuesday and Friday

Hawthorn Class - every Monday and Friday

Maple Class - every Thursday and Friday

Rowan Class - every Wednesday and Friday

Year 6

Birch Class - every Tuesday and Thursday

Elder Class - every Monday and Wednesday

Elm Class - every Wednesday and Thursday

Linden Class - every Wednesday and Thursday

 

School Gates

As Bannockburn Primary School is spread across two separate sites, we use various entrances for the children in the morning. To understand which entrance your child needs to use in the morning, please click here.

 

The Process of Transition

Transition at the end of one acadmeic year to another can often lead to many questions between both children and parents. Many aspects of school life will be very similar, if not the same; however, how we manage our emotions during any transition is important. Please click here to see some suggested transition activities you can try at home with your child in order to support them during this process.

 

Nursery to Reception Transition

Please click here to see the Reception New Parents Presentation for September 2020.

 

Year 2 to Year 3 (Moving from High St to Manor Way)

Please click here to see a short presentation of the transition from Year 2 (High St) to Year 3 (Manor Way)

 

Year 5 - Secondary School Application Process

Please click here to see the presentation for the Year 5 Secondary School Transfer Evening which took place on Monday 11th November 2019.

 

Year 6 Transition to Secondary School

Normally, Bannockburn would be helping our Year 6 pupils in school in order to get themselves ready for their move to secondary school. However, with the current situation of some children in school and some at home, we are sharing information and activities to help them here on our website, so that everyone can access what they need. We have put together some activities that you can do at home to help your child think about how they are feeling and what exciting new opportunities lie ahead.

We have a general PowerPoint Bannockburn transition to secondary school’ with questions and things to consider, that children could discuss with their families and friends. In addition, we have produced an additional booklet (please click here) with various questions and things to think about when moving onto secondary school.

Most secondary school websites have transition information to help Year 6 prepare for starting at their school. Some have video tours too. We have also been sent some packs for children with special needs, however others may also find them helpful.

Here are information booklets for-