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.
Friday 6th January 2017. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. We hope you had a lovely time with your families over the festive season. We have returned back to school and settled well to our learning.
Year R learning
Year 1 outdoor learning
Year 2 trying out their new water tray
Year 3 with their new teacher Mrs McKenzie
Year 4 learning
Year 5 with their talking partners
Year 6 on their way to do an outdoor French lesson
13th and 14th December: OUR SCHOOL NATIVITY. All the children took part in our school Nativity this week. Children from Year 1 performed the play with some Year 6 children as narrators. Year 6 started the event by playing the recorders.
Good King Wenceslas by Year 6
Jingle Bells by Year 6
Whole school singing
Joseph buying the Donkey
The Kings and Mary
9th December 2016. THE MAGIC CASTLE. The children enjoyed watching the pantomime yesterday afternoon performed by Chaplins Theatre Group.
'Whatcha Kid' - 'Whatcha Betty'
He's behind you!
The children playing imaginary instruments
This week we had a special visitor for our KS1 classes. We were joined by Heart Radio on Monday afternoon to record us singing for their popular 'Sleeps till Santa' feature. Both years one and two took part in the festivities. We are number six and will be on the air on the 19th December in the morning during their breakfast show with Kev and Ros.
25.11.16 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS. On Wednesday our team of footballers represented the school in a 5 a-side tournament against four local school. They won every match and were the overall winners. Congratulations.
18th November 2016: CHILDREN IN NEED. What has happened to the school? Who has been in our classrooms?
We dressed in spots today
Preschool in spots
Oh dear -what has happened to Pine class?
Is that iron wallpaper over everything in Elm?
I think someone has been partying in Beech class!
Upturned furniture in Willow class.
What a messy room Ash class.
A crime scene in Fir class.
Are they footprints in Oak class?
Even the Head Teacher's office has been spotted!
Could this be the culprit?
Or Miss Bridges?
Or Mr Lenton?
Or any of these teachers?
Or any of the preschool staff?
Here are the clues. Clue 1.
Clue 5 Have you worked it out yet?
Clue 10 Using the letters can you work out where..
Clue 11 ..The culprit is? That's the last clue.
11.11.16 REMEMBRANCE DAY. All the staff and children held a minute silence in memory of everyone who fought and served through any time of war. The children released balloons into the air as a mark of respect.
There were 11 balloons
We stood on the bottom playground
We all were silent for a minute
Then we watched the balloons being released
The balloons spelled our Manea School
Each balloon was released the sound of the chime
Two children from each class released the balloons
Here they are flying off
High into the sky.
10.11.16 Come and Investigate in Pine Class, Elm Class and Beech Class.
What a wonderful start to the new half term.
On Saturday the 29th October we had many different spooky activities within our village. The local cafe worked with us carving pumpkins which were then taken down to the woods to begin the spooky walk. At 6.30 the celebrations continued. A walk into the woods took place led by Belinda. Lots of magical things happened....... skeletons dancing in the school field, spooky hula hooping and other circus skills took place. There were even some wonderful, tasty, toasted marshmallows to enjoy. All who came along agreed that it was a fantastic experience. The Friends of Manea School and Preschool then held a disco in the village hall with the best dressed child and adult being awarded prizes. Thank you to all that supported us.
The school week then began with exciting tasks in each class. The year Six class had a special challenge........ BIKEABILITY. What a fantastic learning experience which will provide the children with essential knowledge of how to ride their bikes on the roads as they get older. Children in Year Six commented that it was an 'excellent experience', 'we learnt lots', 'we know how to keep safe' and all said that it was a valuable experience. Well done everyone.
17th OCTOBER 2016 - OUR OUTDOOR LEARNING MARKET PLACE. Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event.
14th OCTOBER 2016: OUTDOOR LEARNING WEEK. Come and join us on Monday 17th October at 3.15 pm to see what we learned about outside the classroom.
7th OCTOBER 2016 - Music Performance Assembly. This year each will perform something musical to the rest of the school. This week it was Ash Class.
Children either played the recorder of percussion.
Children read the music to know when to play.
The percussion instruments accompanied the tune.
OUR RESIDENTIAL TRIP SEPTEMBER 2016
A group of 30 children and 4 adults travelled to Condover Hall last Wednesday and returned two days later. We had an amazing time getting involved in all the activities. See what we got up to below.
YEAR 5/6 RESIDENTIAL TRIP 2016
Getting ready to climb
Here we go!
Miss Booden at the start.
Do we trust each other - here's how we tested it.
Come on you can do it.
Team Miss Booden
Look at it go.
Lazer Conquest. Watch out everyone!
Splat was one of our favourite games.
How much water shall we put in our rocket?
Team Miss Smith
More trust games
Get into birthday order without falling - oh dear!
The other team.
Other children were there to support each other
Or adults were!
Taking it steadily
Body Zorbes were great
Bouncing off each other
Climbing Team Miss Smith
That wall looks very high - it was.
Over half way
Reached the top
How much do we trust each other?
Ready to go?
Who will win this one?
We had a game of cluedo on our last night
Chilli Hot Dog Anyone?
The murderer could have been any of these.
The Hot Dog
Or Charlie Chilli
It was ....... The Mustard
TUESDAY 29th SEPTEMBER. OUR YEAR 6 ENGLISH CHALLENGE CONTESTANTS. THEY WERE COMMENDED FOR THEIR AMAZING MEMORY SKILLS. IT WAS AN ENJOYABLE BUT TOUGH CHALLENGE
What a week this has been!
Pine Class have had their first full time week in school and are settling in well. As part of getting to know their new school they have been on a hunt around their environment to find the characters from their first reading books.
Also this week year two had a very special visitor. As part of their wishing chair topic the class were visited by the police.
9th September 2016 - BANANA DRAMA CAME TO ASSEMBLY
Terry and Michelle told us about Banana Drama
It starts on Wednesday 28th September for KS2
The assembly was filled with laughter
We saw why drama is fun and a great club to join
The story was about a grumpy King
Nothing would make him smile - until the end!
7th SEPTEMBER 2016 COME AND INVESTIGATE - OUR FIRST SESSION WAS VERY WELL ATTENDED, THANKYOU
Year 1 had a shape challenge to solve
Year 2 used boards and pens to show their workings
Year 3 Problem solving
Year 4 problem solving
Year 5 and 6 were solving a problem about fruit
21st JULY 2016 - FAREWELL YEAR SIX
Memories of Mrs Stevens and Mrs Attrill in Year R
The Nativity in Year 1
A story from Year 3
Memories of Year 4
The dance from the performance last year
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Mrs Stone with her heels?
All children were given a dictionary as a present
All children received a Certificate of Brilliance
HISTORY WEEK 11th - 14th JULY 2016
WORKING WITH MRS GUY
FINDING OUT ALL ABOUT WW11
WE LOOKED AT RATIONING
HERE ARE SOME OF THE BOOKS WE USED
USING FIND MY PAST
FINDING PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN MANEA
MORE ABOUT WW11
HERE ARE THE LEAFLETS WE MADE
LEARNING ABOUT KILLER DISEASES
YEAR SIX FASCINATED BY THE DETAILS
YEAR 4 LEARNING ALL ABOUT SCHOOLS IN THE PAST
WOULD YOU HAVE PASSED?
YEAR R ARE LOOKING AT ARTEFACTS FROM THE PAST
YEAR R WITH OLD SKATES AND AN OLD IRON
YEAR 2 ARE FINDING OUT ABOUT FARMING IN THE PAST
YEAR TWO WITH THE MAP OF MANEA FROM THE PAST
MR AND MRS SHORT TALKING ABOUT MANEA
SHOWING WHERE ALL THE SHOPS USED TO BE
AND ALL THE PUBS
THE CAMBRIDGESHIRE YOUNG PEOPLE'S FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Some of Year five children won a commendation
Here is the film
The winning children
With Miss Booden and Mr Lenton
SPORTS DAY 7.7.2016
Early Years and KS1 Water Race
Bean Bag Balance
KS2 Long Jump
KS2 Football Dribble
1.7.2016 Our School Trips This Week
CHURCH FARM YEAR R TRIP ON THURSDAY
Learning about looking after the animals
And we got to climb a wall too!
RSPB YEAR FOUR VISIT ON MONDAY
Looking for minibeasts
The children were being filmed for the day.
What a lovely day
YEAR 1 TRIP TO THETFORD FOREST
Creating stories using stick-people
23rd and 24th June 2016 OUR PRODUCTION
'The Dazzling Decades of Queen Elizabeth II'
The children performed the show on four occasions and dazzled the audience with their acting, singing and dancing skills. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and from all the comments I received from the audience they did too.
Just not too sure about the odd looking girl group in the middle of the performance!
90 Decades of the Queen's lifetime
17th June 2016
This week, Key Stage two, Key Stage one and Foundation Stage have been working on their re-designed planters. They have linked it to the work in the classroom and the upcoming summer production.
Reception’s theme is “Jungle Book”-so we have planted lots of ferns, grasses and even cabbages.
Year one’s theme is the 90’- so we used the colours from the Toy Story logo to create our own version of it using various plants.
Year two’s theme is Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, so we have lots of different colour plants to show all of the colours of the coat.
Year three’s theme this time is “Dig for Victory” - so we have planted lots of different vegetables. The theme reflects the decades we are showcasing in the school production next week.
Year four: the theme of our planter is ‘Our house’. We are learning this song by Madness for our production. It was released in 1982 and we think it’s brilliant! Mrs Boardman made us a wooden house to complete our scene and it’s in the ‘middle of our street’.
Year five have designed their planter as a representation of The Union Jack. We have linked it to our work within the summer production and our maths scaling project.
Year six: our planter is designed with the 1950’s in mind. We have based it on our production “Grease the musical”. We are awaiting some 1950’s décor to complete our masterpiece.
10th June 2016 - COOKS ON THE MOVE
The children have all been busy baking and cooking this week with two lovely ladies from ‘Cooks On The Move’.
Year R made delightful peach cup cakes
Year 1 made tasty pizzas
Year 2 made focaccia bread which we could see all the holes we made
Year 3 made delicious fruit crumbles
Year 4 made yummy fruit scones
And Years 5 and 6 made mouth-watering shortbread
Have a look at some of our photos.
COOKS ON THE MOVE
LOOK AT US IN OUR WORLD BOOK DAY COSTUMES!
26th May 2016
OUR WORLD BOOK DAY.
We had a great assembly this morning showing off our character costumes from books we enjoy. We even played ‘Where’s Wally’!
Have a look at the photos below and see if you can work out which characters we are.
20th May 2016
Year three have developed their outdoor learning area by planting plants into their tyres. They used the skills they have learned in their maths lessons to accurately measure the size of the space between each plant and the amount of soil required.
Year one experienced working outside with a fire today. They made and cooked some bread using the burning embers.
Outdoor Learning this week: making the most of the skills learned in the classroom.
'IF YOU GO DOWN IN THE WOODS.....'
THE END OF KS2 SATs.
The children in year six have completed their tests and have enjoyed an afternoon of den building followed by a day of relaxing in pyjamas today! They enjoyed sharing breakfast together each day before the tests. We are very proud of how well all the children in year six have managed the week - well done!
Year four and year one have been to the woods as well as year six this week. Have a look at some of our pictures.
29.4.2016 OUR NEW LIBRARY
Please look at the photos below which show how well our new library is developing. The neon sign arrived and was displayed for the first time yesterday. Please come and see it. We have some new crates to keep our books in, some new stools to sit upon and the shelves have been painted and restored to put our books onto. There is still some work to be done before it is complete but we are really pleased with the progress and thank all the people who have worked so hard to make it the best it can be for the children.
OUR NEW LIBRARY SO FAR!
Friday 29th April 2016
Mr Lenton and a team of willing volunteers and staff have been den building with the children who achieved 100% attendance in the Spring Term. I am sure you can tell from the photos how much they have enjoyed the experience and how well they worked together.