MONDAY 27th JANUARY 2020: We welcomed Donna, Nick and Nick's dog Amber into our school today. Nick and Donna work for Camsight a charity which supports local people with low vision and blindness. The day began with a whole school assembly where Nick explained that he had his full sight up until 6 years ago when he was told he had cancer which resulted in him losing his sight other that seeing bright lights. He told us how he adjusted to life without his sight and the showed us many of the adapted resources he uses in everyday life including a talking clock, a mechanism to say when he has enough water in his tea cup and the apps he has on his phone to talk him through his texts. Following the assembly all the children from Years five and six were taught how to play goal ball by Nick and Donna. It is a game where those who are able to see are blindfolded and have to listen to the bells in the ball to defend their goal and prevent the opposition from scoring. A big thank you to Nick, Donna and Amber for joining us today and to the parent who organised it for our children.
SATURDAY 13th JULY 2019: MANEA GALA. This is where Manea community all come together and celebrate our wonderful village. Our children in Year 6 took part in the gala procession. Have a look at the photos of their float.
FRIDAY 5th JULY 2019: Please read the feedback from Louise at the Life Education Centre about our school and children. "Dear Miss Froggatt, colleagues and pupils at Manea Primary. Thank you so much for the warm welcome we received to your school. It was a real pleasure to work with you all and we were so impressed with the children's enthusiasm, critical thinking, thoughtful questions and superb manners. The children's ability to listen respectfully to each other and reflect carefully on ideas was really apparent. It was a privilege to work with every group and to be a visitor at your school. Manea Primary School is a happy, caring, vibrant place to work and learn. Congratulations to you all for the fantastic job you do. We look forward to being back in Summer 2021 - thank you." Louise Augarde Senior Educator Cambs and Peterborough Life Education.
FRIDAY 28th JUNE 2019: Have you spotted all the scarecrows around Manea - well done all those who took part. We have loved spotting them in people's gardens and at the front of their houses. Have you seen these two?
YEAR 5 MATHS CHALLENGE
THURSDAY 23RD MAY
A team of Year 5 Maths children competed against 8 other schools in the Year 5 Maths challenge tonight. The questions consisted of team rounds and bonus individual rounds and were VERY hard!
Manea's Year 5 team did really well, working together to solve questions in short spaces of time - their best round was the Extra Thinks round.
Overall they came third in the competition with only half a point between them and the team who came second.
This was an amazing effort by all members of the team with lots of hard work and practice during their lunchtimes.
Well done Manea Maths team!
THURSDAY 4th APRIL 2019: SCHOOLS MAKE MUSIC. On Thursday our school choir took part in a music celebration at Cromwell Community College.
Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March 2019.
Year 3 Art Exhibition. Many of the Primary Schools in Chatteris and March and their surrounding villages took part in creating pieces of art for an art exhibition this week. On Wednesday the art was exhibited for parents and carers to see at Lionel Walden School in Doddington and Thursday the exhibition was at Westwood Primary School in March. Please see the photos below of the all the amazing exhibits on show.
Manea Year Three Clay Work
We visited Cavalry Primary School
Here is Cavalry's art work
Cavalry came to Manea to do their art
They foraged in the woods and created these
Here is some of the art that inspired them
Some children from Westwood went to Doddington
And some went to Benwick
All Saints Year 3 art work
Children from Lionel Walden went to Westwood
Children from Benwick went to Westwood
Children from Townley went to Westwood
Here is Glebelands art work
Here is work from Guyhirn
Year 3 art from Thomas Eaton
Families came to view the exhibition
Friday 22nd March- After a successful science week we were pleased to welcome all of the parents in to see our work at the Science Marketplace. Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the amazing work.
FRIDAY 15th MARCH 2019: Raising money for COMIC RELIEF by wearing our pyjamas to school. Thank you to all the families who brought cakes into school for the cake sale to raise extra funds for Comic Relief.
MONDAY 4th MARCH 2019: OUR LOCAL SCHOOLS ART PROJECT. Today our year three children travelled to Cavalry Primary School in March to work with clay. They had a great morning and came back really enthusiastic about their time there. In the meantime the year three classes from Cavalry Primary School came to Manea and worked with Mrs Stevens, Mr Lenton, Mrs Goude and Mrs Boardman on a piece of art using outdoor materials. The children foraged for materials and created some amazing art. The work will be on exhibition on WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH at LIONEL WALDEN PRIMARY SCHOOL, DODDINGTON and on THURSDAY 28th MARCH at WESTWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL, MARCH from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
Our Children At Cavalry Primary School.
Designing their pictures
Foraging in the woods
The start of our pieces.
Cavalry Primary's year three cooked on a fire
The 'Smores' tasted amazing.
Look at the work they created.
FRIDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2019: We welcomed parents, carers and families to come and celebrate the learning their children did during maths week. Thank you to all those who attended the event. Please see the photos of the work and the market place.
Older children trying the activities out
The market place
THURSDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2019: 100% Attendance Treat. All the children who attended school 100% for the Autumn Term took part in a filming session with Mr Lenton. Please have a look at our photos.
Wednesday 12th December 2018
Some of the children who attend choir sessions at lunch times had the opportunity to entertain the Manea Dinners on Wednesday afternoon, singing their Christmas carols. The members of Manea dinners had a lovely time and we too had a lovely time. Thank you for allowing us to share some of the wonderful things we do at Manea Primary school with the community.
We are very pleased that our new bookshelves in the library are getting full. This is with thanks to one of our governors, Mrs O'Riley, who works for Usbourne books and has done some fundraising to enable use to purchase some new books. They fill the shelves wonderfully, so the children now have a wider range of book to choose from when they change their books. We would like to take this opportunity to share this wonderful news with you all and to thank Mrs O'Riley.
Just a few of our lovely new books.
Last week we held a special market place that had a focus of challenging stereotypes and different families. Have a look below to see some of our stalls!
This afternoon, a group of children represented the school in the remembrance service at the church. They placed crosses by the war memorial to mark 100 years since the end of WW1.
Today the whole school took part in a sponsored buddy read. Each class completed 20 minutes of reading with a buddy from a different class. All children enjoyed their time reading with each other. Please remember to bring in any sponsor forms and any monies raised. Thank you in advance for your support given.
Allotment Art - September 2018. Look at the allotment art from children from preschool through to year 6. This is to celebrate 10 years of Manea allotments and will be on display in the British Legion from 10:30 am on Saturday 15th September. The children visited the allotments at the end of last term to provide ideas for their art work.
It was lovely to see some of the year 6 children join in with the traditional Manea Gala parade on Saturday 14th July. The Gala Queen float was beautifully dressed and all the children looked lovely. Well done to all those who were involved.
Inter-village athletics competition - Thursday 5th July
On Thursday some children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 attended the inter-village athletics competition at Lionel Walden School in Doddington.
The events included were the sack race, egg and spoon race, tunnel ball, obstacle race and long distance running events.
The children all tried their very best, especially in the boiling heat that we had.
A fantastic effort to all. Well done!
Schools make music - March 2018
The Manea school choir took part in this year's School's Make Music festival at Cromwell Community College. The children sang two songs acapella, which were also in a different language. The songs were: Siyahamba and Banaha.
They did fantastically well and we are very proud of them. Well done!
Christmas 2017 - Retelling of the Christmas story
Manea School celebrated Christmas at their local church with their annual retelling of the Christmas story by Year 1 and Year 6. The rest of the school accompanied the play by singing songs.
The Manea school choir also sang a range of Christmas carols, new and old, to the Manea dinners and at the Manea Christmas Fayre. These songs were sang acapella and with a great big smile! Well done Manea choir!
20th October 2017: We welcomed colleagues from other primary schools in March and Chatteris and the surrounding villages to our school for a Forest Training Event. There were four groups. 1. Fire making. 2. Whittling with knives. 3. Den building 4. Forest Schools with no tools in the woods.
Wednesday 4th October - Friday 6th October
Year 5/6 Residential Trip to Kingswood in Overstrand, Norfolk.
Our activities included:
Have a look at our photos.
OCTOBER 2017: DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY WEEK. OUR DT MARKET PLACE AND CHILDREN'S WORK.
PARENTS AND CARERS CAME TO SEE OUR WORK
SOME PARENTS WROTE WHAT THEY THOUGHT
YEAR R AND ONE
YEAR 3 AND 4 CHALLENGES
YEAR 6 IN THE WOODS COLLECTING THEIR EQUIPMENT
Science Week 2017
During our Science week this year, we invited parents/carers who have different jobs within the Science field to come and speak to us. All classes had a least one visitor and watched a fantastic assembly by Mr Tarsitano.
Mr Tarsitano, a Science teacher from Swavesey, led two very explosive assemblies, which were a fantastic start to our Science week!
Mrs Pratt, a pharmacist, led discussions on bones within the human body with years 4 and 6.
Mrs Downer, who used to work in dentistry, showed years 4 and 5 different teeth models an discussed how dentures were made.
Mr Clutton, who used to work in research development, discussed how chocolate is made with years 1, 2 and 3.
Mrs Carter, a research scientist worked with years 2 and 3 they loved seeing all of the glow-in the dark liquids!
Miss De Stefano from Cromwell, helped year 6 learn about static electricity
Year five March Fire Station visit (Spring 2017)
Year five have spent the morning at March Fire Station. The trip is all about safety and how to be safe in our community. Fir class loved every minute of the experience from leaving a 'burning' building to learning about dogs and when you should or shouldn't approach them.
See the images below to get a feel for the activities we took part in and what we learned.