Friday 22nd June 2018: Around the World in 80 Days - Our school production.
Thursday 14th June 2018: Years 3 and 4 sports events followed by Years 5 and 6 sports events - take a look at what we did.
Wednesday 6th June 2018: Pine, Elm and Beech sports afternoon. Have a look at our photos. The Jesters won overall and everyone enjoyed the event and took part.
Thursday 24th May 2018: Year 5 and 6 visit to Duxford.
Friday 18th May 2018: Wow- look at this fabulous homework from a year four child:
Here she explains her creation:
"This week for my homework, I tried to recreate a Willy Wonka chocolate factory. One of the machines is called the magic chocolate bar. In the tubes, the ingredients mix and they all come out moulded on the conveyor belt. After that, they go on the magical 'ready table. On the magical ready table there are some gummy tic tacs they are basically tic tacs in gummy form. The second machine is called the everlasting gobstopper machine the ingredients go on the cool conveyor belt then they go in the machine and on top the magic ingredient A.K.A glitter. They all mix and get wrapped. Then they go on the magical ready table. Next I made his office. He has a golden chair and a desk,. On the desk, there is the golden ticket for Charlie Bucket. Also he has laptop and a cup of tea. Mr Wonka has a testing table for him to try, t has chocolate and sweets on it. Last but not least, there are signs for the Oompa Loompas to get the orders ready. I'm really proud of my work".
Friday 11th May 2018:
WOW! What an amazing opportunity for our children that all your votes enabled to happen. Thank you to everyone who voted so that our children could have the animal encounter they had this morning. A special thank you as well to Mrs Cooke for all your hard work in organising this for us. Look at our photos to see the amazing creatures we saw – spot the one that is sat on Mrs Stevens!
Hufflepuff the Python
Charlotte the Tarantula
A Lesser Tenrec - same family as an elephant!
A Sulcata Tortoise called Bastian
Bamba and Bazza the Meerkats
Vesper the Ural Owl
Mr Tull calling Vesper
Is that a ball I see?
No it's Ludo the three banded armadillo!
Wilbur the Coatimundi
Can you see where Wilbur has gone?
Wilbur practising for the Olympics.
Friday 4th May 2018: On Wednesday Pine, Elm and Beech class visited Castle Rising in Norfolk. Please see some of our pictures.
Friday 27th April 2018: Year R have been taking part in balance bike training - see what they have been doing.
20th April 2018: Year 3/4 Residential Trip to Burwell House
To start our trip we did a quiz in the grounds.
We had to find our number and answer the questions
Some of the questions were well hidden.
It took some of us a long time to find them.
Is it over there?
I know lets ask Miss Smith!
How about over here?
How many doors are on the tree?
What is the hair made from on the Giant's head.
I still think there are more doors than 2!
The TV studio.
One group became the technicians.
The floor managers.
The camera operators.
the sound technicians, mixers and director.
The second group were the performers.
The news presenters.
The weather reporters.
The sports reporters
The location reporters.
Bingo at the end of a tiring day.
Problem solving in groups
Can you walk on these planks the given distance?
Can you cross the swamp using crates and planks?
Can you take the ball around using these ropes?
The next group try the walking challenge.
To finish we played the Burwell Fox.
The adults became farmers and were on the hunt.
The children were the foxes looking for clues.
Make sure you are not seen by a farmer!
Friday 20th April: Year 3/4 Football Tournament
Looking smart in the new Manea Sport Kit.
The team came 4th out of 12 schools taking part
Well done everyone
Thursday 29th March 2018
Earlier this week our school choir attended the 'Schools Make Music' concert. This is a concert where some of the schools in our area get together with Cromwell Community College to put on an evening of music.
The evening went really well and our children sang unaccompanied amazingly! The children sang two traditional songs from a different culture. They really made the members of staff who were with them very proud!
FRIDAY 23rd MARCH - SPORT's RELIEF
This Friday 23rd March the whole school, including Pre-School took part in a circuits skills session, learning different ways to get fit. This was to celebrate and fund raise for Sport's Relief that is currently taking place nationwide. Many thanks for all of your donations!
We also saw the arrival of our new football kit. We used it for the first time in our 8 a-side football tournament this week. Please see our sport's page for further details about the tournament!
16th March 2018
This week we celebrated all of our Forest School work with a marketplace. Lots of parents and children came to see all the wonderful products, writing and other projects.
THURSDAY 1st MARCH 2018: WORLD BOOK DAY. We enjoyed looking at each other's costumes of characters from our favourite books during the whole school assembly for World Book Day today. Have a look at some of the costumes - Can you work out which book they are from?
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.