Manor In The News

Year 6 Production of "Aladdin Trouble" July 2018

posted 12 Jul 2018, 03:14 by Office Admin   [ updated 12 Jul 2018, 03:20 ]


For their end of year production, our Year 6 children transported us to the wonderful world of 1001 Arabian Nights with their 'genie-ous' musical production of "Aladdin Trouble".  Lots of laughter was had by all.  Well done to everyone involved! 

Year 5 children design a home fit for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex competition 06/06/18

posted 7 Jun 2018, 06:56 by Office Admin   [ updated 7 Jun 2018, 06:57 ]

Year 5 children entered a "design a home fit for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex" competition, organised by Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents’ Association.  

The judges’ challenge was to choose three winners from each class for prizes which will be presented at the association’s Big Lunch at Uckfield Rugby Club on Sunday, from noon to 2pm.

The children were imaginative in their work, with many even creating functioning doors and windows.  They were able to choose their own medium; paint, crayon or collage.

Residents on Manor Park and Hempstead Fields are invited to take a picnic to the gathering on Sunday where activities will include an inflatable assault course, Punch and Judy, dog show, ice cream, a fire engine and face painting.  The bar will be open in the rugby club too.  The art competition prizes will be presented at 1pm.

Foundation Stage "Jack and Jill to the Rescue Again" performances March 2018

posted 13 Mar 2018, 06:36 by Office Admin

Congratulations to our Foundation Stage children who put on a wonderful pantomime this week.  There were an array of fairyland characters and two narrators who helped Jack and Jill come to the rescue when they were asked to put on a grand ball.    

Children's author Steven Butler visits Manor 09/03/18

posted 13 Mar 2018, 06:25 by Office Admin

We were delighted to welcome children's author Steven Butler to Manor on the 9th March 2018, who helped to relaunch our library.  During the afternoon Steven talked to the children about his latest book,"The Nothing to See Here Hotel" and signed copies of his various books for the children.

Year 3 Greek Day 05/03/18

posted 13 Mar 2018, 05:19 by Office Admin

Ancient Greece came alive for Year 3 on 5th March 2018 when they were visited by Hands on History. The children dressed up in costumes and held battles on the playground.  They tried on armour and learned about Greek myths.  The children had a fantastic day learning about ancient Greek history in a fun and realistic way.  

World Book Day at Manor 1/3/18

posted 2 Mar 2018, 01:50 by Office Admin   [ updated 2 Mar 2018, 01:53 ]

For our World Book Day activities, we held a special assembly during the morning with quizzes throughout play times.  At lunchtime we had a story-telling session.  

Reading was on the agenda in partnered year groups and a giant book swap during the afternoon.

The children used great imagination when choosing their book character costumes.  Pictured here are Fantastic Mr Fox, Dennis the Menace, Tigger, Mr Messy, Malificent, Willy Wonka, Dr Zeuss, Hermione Granger, the Tin Man and the White Rabbit.  

Miss Whensley, our English subject leader said, "It has been a wonderful day.  We always start the new year in January with a Book Week and World Book Day helps us build on that love of reading our children have." 

A big "thank you" to our parents and carers who organised fantastic costumes, even when there were question marks over whether the school would be open because of the snow!  

Manor Pupils help to give the Quicken Trust the Sack! 22/1/18

posted 29 Jan 2018, 05:09 by Office Admin   [ updated 29 Jan 2018, 05:11 ]

The children at Manor Primary School have a long standing relationship with the Quicken Trust who work tirelessly to support the children of Kabubbu in Uganda.  At Manor we've sponsored a boy called Akamada for a number of years and are thrilled to learn that he has successfully passed his exams which will enable him to continue his education at secondary school.  Before Christmas, Manor children were involved in the Quicken Trust appeal to raise money to buy Santa Sacks of Maize for Kabubbu families.  These families have been hit by a drought and rising maize prices, due partly to the refugee crises on Uganda's northern border with South Sudan.  Pete Everett from the Quicken Trust visited the children during assembly to follow up on this fundraising to let the children know they raised a fabulous £194.49 by filling their little Quicken Trust money boxes with loose change.  This is enough to buy three sacks of maize to feed three families for about a month.  In all, the Quicken Trust Christmas fundraising raised enough money to buy 331 sacks of maize.  A massive thank you to Manor children and our wonderful families - you have been a-maizing!  

Here is a photo of Pete presenting the below certificate to one of our Year 6 pupils.


Roman Battlefield at Manor

posted 19 Jan 2018, 03:42 by Office Admin   [ updated 19 Jan 2018, 03:56 ]

This term the children in Year 4 are discovering all about the Roman invasion of the British Isles as part of their learning journey 'Roman Remains'.  The children have been finding out about how the Roman Empire spread across Europe with their army, eventually invading Britain.  Both Year 4 classes have studied the Romans' strategy and tactics, designed and made their own shields and finally staged their own showdown between the defending Celts and advancing Roman soldiers. The winter sun glinted off the gleaming shields as both sides practised Roman army formations such as the Tortoise and Wedge.  It was a brave teacher who stood between the two fearsome sides!  Roman Remains has a more gruesome aspect to come, as the children will dissect "Roman poo" to discover what Romans ate and how our digestive systems work.  The children are really excited about their forthcoming trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace and having a Roman banquet back at school, as a finale to their ancient learning journey.

Year 5 Pupil Charlotte McIntosh visits Ypres on Armistice Day 2017

posted 15 Nov 2017, 03:55 by Office Admin   [ updated 15 Nov 2017, 04:01 ]

Charlotte McIntosh, one of our Year 5 pupils visited Ypres for Armistice Day at the weekend.  She had a very long day on Saturday, meeting a coach at 3am and not getting home until 5am on the Sunday.  

Charlotte laid a wreath on behalf of the South East Coast Ambulance Service at the Menin Gate, along with the grandson of a colleague of her father who works for the Service.  


Manor's MacMillan Coffee Afternoon 29/9/17

posted 11 Oct 2017, 05:48 by Office Admin   [ updated 13 Dec 2017, 06:33 ]

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our MacMillan Coffee Afternoon.  MacMillan is a charity very close to our hearts and one we support every year.  Lots of delicious cakes and bakes were donated by parents and staff and we had a fabulous turnout, raising £520.64 for the charity.  Well done everyone!    


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