22nd February 2018: Visit from an athlete. On Thursday David Smith, a high jump champion, visited our school. He ran a short circuit session with each class and then shared his athletic journey with us in an assembly. We wish him all the best when he competes in the Commonwealth games.
22nd February 2018: Fir Class assembly. The children in year 5 have been creating some beautiful writing recently based on the story 'The promise'. On Thursday, they performed the story with actions to their parents and carers.
9th February 2018: Eight children attended the sports stacking competition at Neale Wade Academy. They competed in the individual and team events using the 3-3-3 and 3-6-3 formations, as well as the cycle formation. All the children did very well. For more photos and details please see the sports page.
8th February 2018: Pine and Elm Class' Assembly. The children in reception and year one retold the story of 'Room on the broom' with a yowl and a growl and a croak and a shriek! Their actions to match the story were fantastic.
1st February 2018: Willow Class Assembly. The children in year three told us all a story of Thor and the Gods where a number of plans were created and carried out. The expression the children used to tell the story was amazing.
26th January 2018: Year 4 Class Assembly - Hiccup the Viking who was seasick.
19th January 2018: Year 6 assembly and sharing learning with our parents and carers.
17th January 2018: Our football team took part in a 5-a-side tournament at Neale Wade Academy against our other local schools. The team played really well and came second.
12th January 2018: The children who achieved 100% attendance in the Autumn Term made cakes and decorated them as their 100% attendance treat.
5th January 2018: HAPPY NEW YEAR - HAPPY LEARNING. Happy New Year from everyone at Manea Community Primary School.
15th December 2017: CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY
Christmas Jumper Day
Preschool Christmas Jumpers
All the staff came in their jumpers too.
CHRISTMAS DINNER: The children enjoyed a traditional Christmas dinner with Christmas music playing and everyone was wearing their Christmas hats. The teachers for each class served the children their dinner.
Christmas dinner in our festive hats
A very proud sock puppet designer and maker
CHRISTMAS 2017 ACTIVITIES: We really enjoyed the Pantomime of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We danced away at the discos. We have made Christmas cards and Christmas hats to wear at the Christmas Dinner on Thursday. Have a look at our photos.
Pine, Elm and Beech classes disco
Christmas activities in class
A model of a reindeer and sleigh
Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th December 2017: Our school Nativity. Donkey for sale.
FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER 2017: Years 5 and 6 WWII Day. The children in years 5 and 6 have come to school dressed as evacuees. They went to the woods to work in groups and make an Anderson shelter. Please see Fir and Oak class pages later today to find out how they got on with all the activities they took part in.
FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2017: TAG RUGBY TOURNAMENT. Please see the sports and physical activity page for more photos.
WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2017: FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT. Please read the match report on the sports and physical activity page of our website.
FRIDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2017 - CHILDREN IN NEED. Today we have so far raised £166.55 for children in need. We have also come to the end of our Anti-Bullying week where we have been learning all about different families and that differences in people should be celebrated and not criticised or laughed at. Ask your children about some of the books they have been reading.
We are dressed in different clothes to everyday
Year R/1 Elm Class
Year R/1 Pine Class
Year 2 - Beech Class
Year 3 - Willow Class
Year 4 - Ash Class
Year 5 - Fir Class
Year 6 - Oak Class
Miss Froggatt - Colourful and Mrs Stevens - Posh!
13th to 16th NOVEMBER - YEAR 5 'BIKEABILITY'
Before the on road cycling
On road cycling
Checking for traffic behind
Evaluating our cycling
All ready for the off - the afternoon group
Being presented with our certificates and badges
On Thursday, many schools from across the country attempted to break a world record!
197 stackers took part throughout the day. Each class had to stack for half an hour non- stop in order to qualify. Manea Community Primary School had one of the highest numbers of stackers in the country!
Take a look below!
Friday 3rd November 2017: Cross Country Event in Whittlesey. Three boys and three girls from years 3 to 6 took part in today's cross country event. They all completed their races and represented the school with great team work. The Year 4 girls team won their team event. The Year 6 girls won their team event and we had three children who came in first place in the individual events. Well done to everyone who took part.
What a team.
The three 1st place winners
2nd November 2017: Harvest Assemblies. We had a wonderful turnout to our assemblies where the children presented their harvest celebrations and shared their work with all our visitors.
1st NOVEMBER 2017: MEET OUR NEW FAMILY WORKERS AND TEACHING ASSISTANTS. They will be working with children and families from our school so please say hello when you see them.
FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 2017: Our joint training day with our local schools where we presented an introduction to Forest Schools.
FRIDAY 13th OCTOBER 2017: Number of the week and Years R - 2 working.
Number 23 - what do we know about it?
I've found the smallest conker ever!
Here's how small it is.
The mud kitchen
Working with each other
Using the trike track
Proud of our work
Flying our planes
PE in the hall
WED 4th - FRI 6th OCTOBER: Year 5/6 residential trip to Norfolk.
Lunch before we leave
Bed making when we arrived
Even the sun came out!
Jacob's Ladder - very challenging
Nearly at the top
Waiting for the rest?
Lucky it wasn't too muddy!
The end of a match
Look what they made Miss Froggatt do!
All the way to the top
Trust exercises to support on the low ropes
More trust tests
Low ropes challenges
Group planning to solve the problem
The way home!
FRIDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2017: Number of the week: 20. Question of the week: If you could be a season of the year what season would you be and why?
FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER 2017: Jeans for Genes day.
Friday 22nd September 2017: Number of the week - can you see?
FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER 2017: In our assembly today we talked about the launch of 'number of the week' next Friday. This will be where a number is generated and children then find different information out about the number both at home and at school. Here are some examples for the number 5.
There are 5 petals on this flower
There are 5 bottles on the shelf
There are 5 balloons on the display
Here are some ways to make the number 5
Here are some more
Thursday 14th September: Look at the Lego stadium these boys have made. They went on to investigate all about sporting stadiums and worked as a team.
FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2017: WELCOME BACK EVERYONE. Just look how busy we have all been. We had Banana Drama in our assembly today to tell us all about their club.
Year 1 and 2
Year 1 and 2
Banana Drama Assembly
It was fun
We all pretended to be angry boxers
Or happy aliens
Terry and Michelle
with orange hair?
and blue hair?
What is going on?
THURSDAY 20th JULY 2017: PRESCHOOL GRADUATION. The children who are leaving preschool presented an amazing graduation celebration with their families this morning. Not a dry eye in the house!
The children in Year 1 and Year 2 were visited by Mr Oxford from the RNLI team. They learnt about water safety and the role of the RNLI team, just in time for the school holidays. One parent said how much their son enjoyed it, telling them facts that they didn't know.
6th July 2017
Inter-village sports tournament
On Thursday 6th July, 9 children from each class in KS2 travelled to Lionel Walden Primary school to take part in the inter-village sports event. They participated in a range of activities including short distance running, long distance running, sack races and the class egg and spoon race. Throughout the event, the children's behaviour was outstanding and they were a real credit to our school.
A week of change for our year 6 children. Visits to Witchford, Neale Wade and Cromwell have taken place this week. We wish all the children well in their new venture and enjoy finding out their thoughts on their new schools.
'it was great'
'I made two new friends already!'
'I feel much better now about September'
Year 6 are currently in the process of writing their memories from Manea School. Look out for them soon on the website!
The visit from the Life Bus. The children all took part in learning through the life bus from Cambridgeshire County Council. The younger children met Harold the giraffe who helped them find out how to keep healthy and the older children investigated in more depth how to look after themselves. This is a wonderful opportunity that we have every other year.
Comments from Key Stage one children:
'Wow! I loved learning in the bus'
'Harold was amazing, he taught us lots'
'I now know what to do to look after myself!'
We would like to thank all connected for their hard work.
This evening two groups of children attended a very special event held at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. The children were from Elm Class and Fir Class and were invited to celebrate their efforts in filmmaking for the Young People's Film Festival. The group from year 5 walked away with a commendation for their silent movie 'A Sporty Disaster'. Although Year one did not come away with a prize, we are extremely proud of what they were able to achieve. The Children all enjoyed dressing up for the 'Oscar' style evening and are looking forward to entering again next year.
Key Stage 2 sports day - what a wonderful event. The children all worked very hard in their races and supported each other with gusto! The audience of Key Stage 1 children cheered on and even took part when they caught the rocket javelin in the year 6 event!
We would like to congratulate all the children and also thank all the parents/carers for their support.
The event finished with an ice-cream each, donated to the school - just before the rain started!
22nd and 26th June
A fantastic whole school production! A Disney Delight! The children performed sketches to represent a variety of films by Disney - Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Moana, Annie, Peter Pan, Aladdin, Jungle Book and of course a firm favourite... Frozen!
We were extremely proud of how hard the children worked in order to create their class masterpieces and enjoyed celebrating with their families.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came to support the children.
12th June 2017: This week we found out that we raised a whopping £854.83 for the NSPCC. The children have enjoyed the assemblies and carrying out their class challenges. Thank you for your wonderful work!
25th May 2017: KS1 Sports Day. All the children in Pine, Elm and Beech took part in what turned out to be a great event. The children all tried hard in their races and the children in Year 6 were a great support to all the teams. Well done everyone. Please see our photos of sports day.
19th May 2017: Yesterday Miss Froggatt was working with the children in Pine Class, when all of a sudden Year 5 invited them to see the work they had completed on the playground based on the stories they were telling. Please see the pictures below when Pine Class visited Fir Class.
19th May 2017: NSPCC Assemblies. Representatives from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children came a presented two assemblies on Wednesday.
12th May 2017: Year 6 Den Building.
FRIDAY 5th MAY 2017: OUR YEAR SIX. It has been an absolute pleasure to see how our children in Year six have learned this year. They have taken on all the challenges presented to them with perseverance, determination, pride and a sense of humour when required! We couldn't be more proud of them. We wish them every success as they take their tests next week. We know they are all stars. As you will see below, breakfast is ready for the week ahead!
Still working hard
Hot chocolate, crumpets and pain au chocolate
Juice and Brioche
THURSDAY 27th APRIL: BE AWARE OF THE PIRATES - Years R, 1 and 2 had a very exciting pirate day on Monday. This included dressing up and taking part in a wide range of activities related to the topic. See our pictures below.
FRIDAY 21st APRIL 2017: Year 5 and 6 CROSS COUNTRY. After school on Wednesday a group of year 5 and 6 children took part in a cross country event in St Neots. The children had a great time and ran really well. Owing to there being one girl fewer than required, one girl even ran twice! Well done to everyone who took part.
THURSDAY 30th MARCH 2017: THE SPACE CENTRE. The children from year 5 and 6 visited the Space Centre in Leicester on Tuesday. It was a great day where they learned even more about their topic on Space. Please see our photos below.
Today we celebrated Red Nose Day. The theme for the day was wear red or dress up as your favourite nose. Take a look at some of our children all dressed up.
THURSDAY 16th MARCH: PINE CLASS ASSEMBLY. 'DRAGON STEW'. Year R told one of their favourite stories about some Vikings trying to find a dragon to make dragon stew. The children really made their audience laugh especially the part about dragon poo! After the assembly the children showed their work to their families.
If you look through issue 53 of Manea Matters you will find an article written by our Forest School Leader (Mr Lenton).
Over the last couple of weeks Mr Lenton worked with each class of the school. Each class were treated to a fire circle and each class did different things.
Pine class: Pine class were able to toast marshmallows over the fire and discussed all the things that fire could be used for.
Elm Class: Elm class set fire to some of the houses they had made to try and understand why the fire spread so quickly during the Great Fire of London.
Beech Class: Year two used the fire as a stimulus to write different types of sentences.
Willow class: Willow class used the fire as a stimulus to their workbooks on fire facts.
Ash class: Ash class used the fires as a stimulus for writing about making smores.
Fir Class: Fir class held their fire during Science week and looked at the different ways things can change when using fire.
Oak Class: Year six used their fire time as a stimulus for writing.
Next time we will be looking at tool work!
THURSDAY 2nd MARCH 2017: WILLOW CLASS ASSEMBLY: The start of the Rome. Year three told through a presentation the story of two brothers who were the Founders of the city of Rome. Following the assembly they took their parents, carers and grandparents to show their work.
Wednesday 1st March 2017
Girl's football tournament
Today we had a group of our girls taking part in the football tournament.
We worked as a team watching other games to help us with ours. Then we took it in turns to defend the goal and attack. We enjoyed taking part in the tournament and working together. We had lots of fun. See our pictures below
Year 5/6 football tournament
THURSDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2017: A STAR PIECE OF WORK COMPLETED AT HOME BY A CHILD IN YEAR 6. ANOTHER AMAZING PIECE OF WORK 'SPACE AND A ROCKET' BY A CHILD IN YEAR R.
A proud Year 6 child.
A biography all about George Kennedy
'SPACE WITH STARS AND A ROCKET'
THURSDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2017: Someone was being very creative on the playground before school this morning.
THURSDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2017: ELM CLASS ASSEMBLY. Children in Year One retold the story of 'A Squash and A Squeeze' by Julia Donaldson. They used actions to help remember the different parts of the story. The children then showed their work and classroom to their parents, carers and some grandparents.
THURSDAY 9th FEBRUARY: BEECH CLASS ASSEMBLY. Today the children in year 2 told us a story about when year 2 went to the zoo. They acted out lots of exciting things that happened there but BEWARE of the ANACONDA who began to gobble up some of the children and even the teacher! It all ended happily thankfully.
Thursday 2nd February 2017: ASH CLASS ASSEMBLY. The children in year four told us all about being a Roman. They shared this through a poem learned by heart. The children showed off their work in the classroom to all the people who came this morning.
Friday 27th January 2017: Yesterday Oak Class performed their class assembly to the rest of the school and their parents, carers and grandparents. They went to their classroom to see what they have learned and how well they are progressing. Please read some of their thoughts about the experience.
The Sea of Tranquillity
I really enjoyed doing the assembly. My favourite part was when we did the giants in slow motion. When my parents saw my work they were very proud of me and very happy that I’m getting taught things that help my education. The Sea Of Tranquillity really was an amazing book and it was fun to tell it and put actions to it.
Our Class Assembly
My favourite part about the ’Sea of Tranquillity’ production was taking part and being there to have fun and show off what I can do.
My parents were proud of how much I have achieved and of how much my handwriting has improved. By the look on their faces I could tell that they were astounded. My Mum said,
“I am proud to see how well you do when you’re at school”.
Oak Class Assembly
I was over the moon at how ‘The Sea of Tranquillity’ performance went. I really enjoyed performing to the entire school and the parents of Oak Class. It was a wonderful assembly and it went extremely well.
Going back through my books I realised just how much work I have done and learned in just over one term. A piece of work I am relay proud of is the class rules that we made right at the start of the year.
FRIDAY 20th JANUARY: 100% ATTENDANCE TREAT. All the children who came to school for 100% of the Autumn Term made clay pots with Mrs Stevens. They also decorated baskets to take them home in.
THURSDAY 19th JANUARY 2017: FIR CLASS ASSEMBLY. The children learned by heart the book 'THE UFO DIARY' by Satoshi Kitamura and presented it to the school and some parents, carers and Grandparents. The children used actions to tell the story and then showed the adults their work in the classroom.
The children told the whole story by heart.
Actions were also used to tell the story.
I wonder what they could be saying here?
The children certainly enjoyed it.
Parents then came into the classroom
They looked through the children's work
Talked about their best bits
Grandparents came too.
Friday 13th January 2017: WINNING TEAM. On Wednesday a group of year 5 and 6 boys represented the school in a football tournament against 4 other local schools. The boys won the first 3 games and drew the last game making them the overall winners. Well done everyone.