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Year 6 Forensics Day

12th February 2020

This week, Year 6 spent the morning learning about forensic science with Pulsesci. They took fingerprints, used UV lights to find hidden messages, lifted footprints and analysed hair and fabric samples. After lunch, they arrived back at the hall to find a crime scene. Kitted out in forensic suits, overshoes and masks they collected forensic…

The Manor’s Partnership with Wootton Primary School

3rd February 2020

The Manor Preparatory School is very proud to work in partnership with Wootton St. Peter’s CE Primary School. The link between the two schools was forged in May 2017 and since then various activities and schemes have brought pupils and staff together; an Athletics Afternoon, a Singing Day and a visit from author, Robin Stevens,…

U11 Girls County Hockey Winners!

29th January 2020

The children had a great afternoon of hockey at this year’s U11 Girls’ County Tournament, up at a very chilly Tudor Hall! They started off with a very tight 1-0 win against Headington in their first game. They then slipped up in the first few moments of their game against Carrdus and despite creating a…

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,…

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