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Visit from Poet James Carter

29th January 2020

We were recently entertained by a very energetic visit from children’s poet, non-fiction writer and musician, James Carter. In assembly he performed poems and action rhymes on everything from bugs to journeys to and from love to aliens, and had us all in fits of laughter with his words and music. James then led poetry…

School Council Challenge our Caterers on Recycling and Sustainability

14th January 2020

Following a question about the plastic packaging on some of our food (individually packaged blueberry muffins) in a previous School Council meeting, on Friday 10 January, Year 5 and 6 School Council were joined by Hannah Irvine. Hannah helps to look after the sustainability and recycling for our caterers, Holroyd Howe. The School Council members…

'The History of Maths'

22nd November 2019

During the inaugural Maths Week England 2019, Years 1 to 6 enjoyed a fantastic performance from the Hobgoblin Theatre Company.  Their production, ‘The History of Maths’, showcased the influence of Maths on some of the most important events in our history. The production challenged preconceptions about Maths in an interactive, exciting and incredibly fun way….

The Manor Equestrian Team Competes for the First Time

5th November 2019

The Manor’s Equestrian Team is delighted to have recently competed in their very first event. Natasha T, Tilly VP, Sophie H & Olivia C competed in various show jumping classes from 50cm-70cm as individuals. All of the children turned up looking immaculate, with polished ponies and shiny boots. There was a lot of excitement in…

Year 4 at Highclere Egyptian Exhibition

4th November 2019

On 1st November the Year 4 children and teachers went on their annual trip to Highclere Castle. The castle itself looked very grand and impressive and the children thoroughly enjoyed seeing the Tutankhamun exhibition, exploring the ‘Secret Garden’ and dressing up. We all learnt so much about Ancient Egyptian times and an exciting and informative…

Half Termly Sports News – September to October 2019

1st November 2019

A non-stop array of fixtures in the first 5½ week of the new academic 2019/20 year completed! Our Manor children have taken part in 66 matches and events for Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby and Tag Rugby. We have successfully hosted our biggest ever Cross Country Tournament and an inaugural U9 Rugby Festival –…

River Studies at the River Pang

8th October 2019

Upon arrival at Rushall Farm, the girls excitedly donned their waders and climbed aboard a tractor, ready to be transported down to the riverside. Once in the river they worked tirelessly as a team, measuring the width, depth and flow rate of the river. A little later on they visited another site of the river,…

Year 1 Pirate Day

4th October 2019

Year 1 had great fun dressing as pirates and imagining life on board a ship in the 1600s. They used role-play and authentic tools and materials in a variety of workshops, including making treasure maps, eye patches and pendants. In the afternoon they visited Pirate Boot Camp and participated in team building activities, listened to…

Head for the Day

17th September 2019

I was excited and nervous to be Head of The Manor last week. The day started with helping to run Mr and Mrs Thomas’ Buddy Group. I had lots of meetings including with Mrs Copson in Admissions and a Marketing Meeting with Mrs Bell and Miss Arnold. In the afternoon I had a meeting with…

Half Termly Sports News – June to July 2019

10th July 2019

The build up to our spectacular Sports Days is very much the focus for the second half of the Summer Term as well as an exciting second year of Cricket for all of our children, and a sport that we are fast making our mark at.  IAPS Cricket 2019  Following the introduction of Cricket into…

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