FRIDAY 26th APRIL 2019: Our first week back. Look at what we are doing.
The start of our collection of Eco Bricks
What would your opinion be on this?
Outdoor learning on child created courses
Starting work in a writing area
Engrossed in a book
WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL 2019: Pine, Elm, Cherry and Beech classes shared an inspiration day on Tuesday all about the Gruffalo.
Making Gruffalo crumble
All the fruit to mix up
Measuring the ingredients
An don't forget the crumble
Some were made outside on the fire
Thinking about the characters
A Gruffalo trail
We were snakes
We were Gruffalo's
We were mice
Slithering through undetected
Crouching like the mouse
It's Gruffalo crumble time!
FRIDAY 29th MARCH 2019: Our letter from Ofsted was sent out this week. We are delighted that the inspector agreed with our school self-evaluation and recognised the journey we are on to be the best that we can be. It is clear from this letter that the children are happy at school, identified in the statement ‘the ease with which pupils mix with each other and with staff is representative of the respectful, harmonious ethos of which leaders are justifiably proud.’ This week was also a busy one as we exhibited our children in Year 3's art work at two exhibitions at Doddington and in March. Please see our community page for more photos of this.
Manea's Year 3 art work
Families visiting the exhibition
THURSDAY 21st MARCH 2019: Today Fir class welcomed their parents and carers to share their books and show off their learning. The day started with a class assembly where the children recited 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies. The parents and carers had a short training session on some of ways they can support their children at home with the new language work the children are doing in class.
THURSDAY 14th MARCH 2019: Willow Class assembly and celebration of work with parents and carers.
THURSDAY 7th MARCH 2019: WORLD BOOK DAY. Can you tell which characters we all are and from what book?
Chiiiildrrrren ......... Lollipops anyone?
What big teeth you have Grandmother.
Can you guess?
Is there a door mouse in my teapot?
May the force be with you.
I WANT MY POTTY!
Is there a shrinking potion I could have?
Ta Da! After.
Prodigity - His own story character.
Is that a HAT on top of a CAT?
Is there room for one more?
Ooh ... what big eyes you have
And I thought you wanted Dalmatians.
Try not to get put in the chokey!
Your majesty is that a giant outside?
Friday 1st March 2019: Class reading sessions. Everyday each class hears a story read to them by their teachers. Here are the titles of the stories and some quotes from the children.
Year 2: Matilda
We love the magic eyes and the funny characters
Year 3:The Edge Chronicles - a mystery book
It's cool how the author writes it.
Year 6: Phoenix - show me don't tell me!
A story with a lot of twists.
Year 5: Who Let The Gods Out?
It keeps you guessing what will happen next.
Year R: The Gruffalo
We love it because we act out the mouse.
Year 1: The Gruffalo
We know the mouse found the nut (shhh)!
Year 4: Why The Whale Came.
It gives us the shivers - Brrrrr!
FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2019: Maths week took place in school with a celebration market place in the hall. This week also saw the 100% attendance filming day. Please see the community page for more pictures.
FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2019: Year 6 Class Assembly - a spooky one based on the book 'Short and Spooky' by Louise Cooper.
Thursday 7th February
Year one had brilliantly performed their assembly this week. They told the story of 'How to Catch a Star' Oliver Jeffers.
They have been working over the past couple of weeks to perform this story and have been writing all about it in their literacy lessons.
The children enjoyed sharing their story and all of their hard work with their visitors.
THURSDAY 31st JANUARY 2019: YEAR R ASSEMBLY - PENGUIN by POLLY DUNBAR. The children in year R retold the story using very expressive actions and voices. Have a look at our photos of some of the actions and when the children shared their learning with their families.
Monday 28th January 2019: Assembly
Miss Froggatt, led a whole school celebration assembly on Monday 28th January to share a cheque presented by Mr Buttriss of Metalcraft Ltd in Chatteris who donated £250 to the school towards books for the library.
As part of their work on developing vocabulary, we have been raising money for our library to increase the variety of books to encourage reluctant readers to develop a keen interest in reading.
‘The Metalcraft Community Fund was set up to support projects such as this therefore we are delighted to have been able to provide some funding. Given that more than 50% of our employees are from our local area it’s vital we invest in our potential employees of the future.’
A governor of the school has contacted many local businesses to ask for their support for this project and would also like to thank
City 1st Truck tyre
Fengrain Ltd Marketing
The governing body would also like to inform any other company that would like to donate to the school for this valuable cause to please contact the school office on 01354 680293.
Friday 25th January 2019: The launch of 'Mrs Wordsmith'. This is an approach to teaching children about words and developing their use of vocabulary. The children are introduced to three new words and their meaning each week. This week some of the words have been: bloodshot, moist, flawless and lashing.
The characters throughout descriptions
The rest of the characters
How the words are presented
Finding the synonyms and the word pairs
Children exploring the words
Thursday 24th January 2019: Beech class assembly - the children's own story about Mr Ginling based on the book The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch. Miss Pritchard then shared with parents and carers the language work the school is focussing on and how they can support their children at home with this. Parents and carers then visited their children in class to see their work.
Friday 18th January 2019: ASH CLASS ASSEMBLY. Ash class performed, through storytelling, the story 'Until I Met Dudley'. They learned by heart all the words and put actions to the story. Look at the pictures of their performance.
Look at this fantastic piece of homework
Friday 11th January 2019: GREAT NEWS: The school has achieved the Rainbow Flag Award which recognises how inclusive the school is and how well we celebrate differences. See some of the books our children have used to celebrate difference and challenge stereotypes.
Books that celebrate the diversity in families
How families can be different to each others
Books that challenge stereotypes
Celebrating differences display
Friday 4th January: Happy New Year Everyone! Here are some photos of us learning in 2019.
Wednesday 19th December 2018: CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY. Thank to all the children who brought a donation for 'Save The Children' and wear their Christmas Jumper. Look at some of the festive clothes in our photos.
Thursday 13th December 2018
What a festive day we have had!
On Thursday 13th December we had a trip to the church to watch the fabulous Year 1s retell the story of the Nativity. They were accompanied by Years 4, 5 and 6 with their brilliant singing!
At lunchtime the children continued celebrating Christmas in the dinner hall, by having a Christmas lunch. They looked amazing in their christmas hats which they had made earlier in the week. We had reindeers, stars, christmas trees and snowman designs, to name but a few.
We then finished the day with a sing along version of the Nativity songs by Years R, 2 and 3. The children also sang a few traditional carols. The children looked wonderful singing amongst the christmas lights and decorations.
It was a really lovely day which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We cannot wait until we do it all again next year!
Monday 10th December 2018: School Christmas Discos
Friday 7th December 2018: Our Forest School sessions have begun and the children at our school are experiencing a range of activities where they are applying a range of skills.
Recently Mrs Goude has been training as a Forest School Leader and has been leading one of the groups in Cherry Class. Have a look below at some of the activities the children get up to!
The children discussing safety.
Manea School Forest Signs
Learning about habitats
Wednesday 5th December 2018: What we think of our new school dinners. Our dinner caterers changed to 'Lunchtime Company' after half term. See what the children think of their new dinners.
I love my burger.
It's tasty. It's amazing.
The food is tastier.
Collecting our food
The pudding counter.
I have school dinners now, they are well tasty.
The dinners are delicious.
They are 100% better than they used to be.
I think the puddings are way better!
I've discovered I like loads more foods.
Our kitchen staff.
Friday 23rd November
A week of sporting challenges for our teams. On Wednesday Mr Tull took a team to a football tournament. We were very proud of our work - narrowly missing first place.
On Friday a Tag Ruby event took place - organised by the Witchford partnership. As we went to press they were just leaving with a wonderful team of volunteer parents supporting them - thank you for all your hard work!
Mr Tull is also developing something new to share our sports work........ Watch this space!
Friday 16th November 2018
WOW! What a great day!
Today was Children in need and all the children came to school in their own clothes. Some children even dressed up!
The morning started with an assembly all about Children in Need. Shortly after the children all went on a ramble around the village. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 went rambling around the woods whilst KS2 went rambling around the Manea Pit.
During the week we had also been looking at challenging sterotypes and looking at differences between families. All the work the children created was put up on display for a market place held at the end of the day.
We had many of our families come to view the lovely work and to buy cakes from the cake sale. The work was admired by many of you and we were lucky enough to sell out of all the cakes!
Thursday 8th November 2018: Safeguarding Questionnaire Results: Thank you to everyone who completed the safeguarding survey. Please see the two documents below for the results of the children's and parent/carers' questionnaires. We are pleased that our safeguarding procedures ensure our children, on the whole, feel safe at school and know how to keep themselves safe.
Thursday 8th November 2018: We Remember Them - a group of KS2 children who were randomly selected will attend the Remembrance Service at Manea Church on Sunday to lay down poppies.
Friday 2nd November 2018: Harvest celebrations. Every child performed for parents/carers and grandparents during our Harvest assemblies. They also celebrated the work they have some so far this term in their classrooms.
TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER: Years three and four Ancient Greece Day
Friday 12th October 2018: Information about funding for schools.
MONDAY 8th OCTOBER 2018: More residential photos. Please note the photos will start with Miss Froggatt and Mr Robinson's group followed by Mr Lenton and Miss Smith's group followed by Mr Tull's group.
FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER 2018: Year 5/6 residential trip to Grafham Water. Look at our photos of each group's first session. More to come on Monday.
Wednesday 3rd October 10.30am:
The children and adults have all arrived safely and are excited about the adventures they will have over the next few days!!
Thursday 4th October
The children and adults are having a lovely time on their adventures at Grafham Water. They have been sailing, biking and had fun building dens in the dark last night.
Friday 5th October
All of the children have had another fabulous day and evening at Grafham Water. They can't wait to tell parents about what they have been up to. They plan to be home by the end of the school day.
Friday 28th September 2018: Investigating our new Forest School area
Friday 21st September 2018
Year four have been working really hard on their Ancient Greece homework this week. Have a look at some of their amazing creations:
Some interesting Labyrinths to hold the mighty Minotaur ...
Terrifying mythical creatures
But thankfully... a courageous hero to save the day!
and some strong Ancient Greek shields to protect the heroes in the myths
Thursday 13th September 2018: Our Allotment Art to celebrate 10 years of the Manea Allotments. This will be on display at the allotment celebrations on Saturday 15th September at the British Legion from 10:30 am.
OUR FIRST DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR: Wednesday 5th September 2018. See us in our new classes - some of us are in the new classroom which arrived in the Summer.
Here is our new Year 2 classroom
Here is Miss Pritchard with her class
Tuesday 24th July 2018: We said goodbye to our wonderful group of year six children. What a fantastic assembly they put on for us.
Friday 20th July: As part of their DT lessons, Year 4 have been building new homes for the Twits.
Friday 13th July 2018:
Pre-school are celebrating!
Thank you to everyone who returned our questionnaires.
The children were asked 'What do you like best?'
"I love drawing"
"I like playing with my friends"
"I like being pre-school helper"
"The lego and I like everything"
"playing teachers with my friends"
The parents/carers were asked, "What do you think our pre-school does well?'
"Everything, its a lovely pre-school'
"Always having adults available to talk and feel rushed'
"Friendly and kind staff"
"Everything, but especially putting children at ease'
"Makes children feel welcome'
July 6th 2018: Year R forest schools - tree climbing, mud kitchen, swing and exploring. Miss Froggatt joined us for our forest school session this week and we told her all about what we were doing. She even ate 5 cup cakes in the mud kitchen including strawberry and cream flavour and chocolate with sprinkles!