Welcome to the Manford Primary School events page. Please find photos from recent events hosted at Manford. Click on a picture to enlarge it.


Year 3 Cream Tea Afternoon

Children in Year 3 held a Cream Tea afternoon for their parents and other family members. The hall was decorated and the food looked delicious.

The event was very well attended, thank you parents for your support. The children were excited and loved entertaining parents with a special tea.

All profits will be sent to the Year 3 chosen charity 'Haven House'. Year 4 will be holding the same event for parents after half term. The total to be sent to Haven House will be reported in the next newsletter.

Thank you again to the year 3 pupils and parents for supporting this afternoon event.


`Another fantastic afternoon arranged by Manford staff and pupils.  Charity events are a great way to teach children the significance and need of Charity.  It was undoubtedly a relaxed afternoon for parents to sit with their children and enjoy and cup of tea with sandwiches and cakes.  Children were proud to show off their handmade photo frames which they made to raise money for the Charity. 

Thank you to everyone involved to make it successful and thank you Manford for bringing the families together.`

Misbah Khurram


`It was a pleasure to come into Manford and see the beautifully decorated Junior Hall, the tables had been laid and there were fresh flowers from the school grounds.  Afternoon Tea to rival The Ritz!! Finger sandwiches, scones, jam and cream and lots of beautiful homemade cakes, the Year 3 children had put a lot of effort into this and were very proud to share this occasion with their parents.  The money raised went to a very good cause – well done Year 3!!!`

Carolyn Baulch

Barnardos Charity Event Spring Term 2016

Children in year 1 and 2 took part in a sponsered event organised by Barnardos. They were asked to design a badge linked to 'Being a good friend'. They kept a diary for a week about ways they had been a good friend to others. They asked family and friends to sponser them. At the beginning of the summer term a representative from Barnardos attended an assembly for a lucky raffle draw for all the children who participated. Kaidy Baptispte was the winner of a soft cuddly Barnardos teddy. Miss Jacobs then presented a cheque for £490 to our visitor in support for Barnardos. well done Year 1 and Year 2 pupils and parents who supported this event. 

Garden Party for the Queens 90th Birthday

On the 18th April pupils at Manford Primary School attended a garden party on the school field to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth. The national anthem was sung and everyone practised bowing and curtseying. There were games and party food. It was an afternoon enjoyed by all. A big thank you to parents for contributing the food, staff who organised it so well and pupils for joining in so enthusiastically.

The Ilford Recorder attended the party and their article can be read by following the link below:

Ilford Recorder

Winter Arts Competition 2016

Two groups of children from Year 5 and 6 took part in an arts competition at Cranbrook Primary School.

We entered a dance and art competition. It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon and we did very well in both events. We won the art competition. 

The piece of art work and trophy are both displayed in the reception area of the school. 

Thank you to Miss Broomfield and Miss Lomas for organising our entries.

Arts Week 2016

In Reception we drew and coloured dinosaur pictures using paints and pencils. We then cut around them, this follows our current topic of Monster Mash.

In Year 1 we have been reading traditional stories and fairy tales. In Arts week we used the paintings of Paul Klee (Clay) to inspire us to paint fairytale castles and palaces. First we created a rough outline of our design, we chose colourful oil based crayons and drew around 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes. We then colour washed our painting. Some of the paintings are shown below:

In Year 2 we looked at the nature artist Andy Goldsworthy. He builds sculptures from natural things like sticks and rocks. We made pictures of buildings and objects associated with London in the past and present.

Parent Drop In

Spring Term 27th January 2016

At Manford Primary School we are committed to involving parents in their childrens learning. We are always planning for ways to engage parents in the 'life of the school'. The parent drop in event is proving to be very successful. Parents are very positive about the event as it allows them to keep up to date with their children's progress, to know what they are doing, to share class work with them and help them in supporting their child at home.

The children love drop in as it allows them the opportunity to showcase all that they do in school. The January drop in was very well attended - Thank you parents and children.

Click Here to see a short video example of the drop in.


Redbridge Indoor Games

On January 18th 2016, 6 boys and 6 girls (from years 5 and 6) competed at Beale High School in an athletics competition. Not only were the children impeccably behaved, but they showcased some of the fantastic athletic ability within our sporting school. Despite this being our first year of competing and that some of the events were less familiar to our students, as a team, we achieved third place out of 16 schools and all the children were awarded bronze medals.

We want to give a huge well done to every child involved and a special thank you to all the hard work Glen has put in, in his afterschool athletics club. Go Manford!

The contenders were:

Amy O’Rourke, Jade Mensah, Shenieva Bacchas, Kama-Fae Ukandu, Selin Salieva and Amie Webber. Kerron Samuels, Johnny Boom, Robert Ajisegbede, Odishie Nketia, Brayden Johnson and Daniel Cobbinah.

Click Here to view the video of the events.


Reading Drop Ins

Reading 'drop in' has bcome a regular event at Manford. Both parents and pupils enjoy the time to sit and read a book together in the classroom. This is part of our strategy in the drive to further raise standards.

Year One Afternoon Tea.

A Charity Event for Barnardos:

Year One organised an event to raise money for Barnardos. They wrote menus and invitations inviting their parents and grandparents to join them for Atfernoon Tea. Staff and parents baked cakes, made sandwiches and decorated the hall. It was a great success and raised approximately £150.

A parent school governor said of the event:

Wow!! What a turn out for the Year 1 Barnardos Afternoon Tea Party. I was amazed to see the effort put in by the staff members to decorate and orgasnise the hall and do all the baking. Hats off to the parents as well who contributed alongside to make it a successful day. I am sure the children had a great time. They all seemed excited to enjoy the scrumptious cakes and sandwiches with mum and dad for a special cause to raise charity for Barnardos.


Year 2 English Breakfast.

A charity event for Barnardos:

Year 2 children and staff organised an English Breakfast for pupils and parents in Year 2. It was a great success and well attended. Approximately £100 was raised for Barnardos; the chosen charity in Year 2.

Anti-Bullying T Shirt Competition

Pupils at Manford Primary School entered a T-Shirt design competition to advertise the importance of Anti-Bullying week. The winning designs are shown below.

Turning on the Christmas lights at Manford Way

Manford choir joined in the singing for the ceremony of turning on the Christmas lights at Manford Way. There were free mince pies and drinks for everyone. As well as singing there were dancers and stalls with people selling their wares. The mayor arrived and officially turned on the lights. A good time was had by all.

Manhattan School of Music

Manford choir attended a video conference with the Manhattan School of Music. They made comments and gave suggestions about our strengths and ways forward. All the schools involved in the video conference sang together with the choir from the Manhattan School of Music. It was an event enjoyed by all the choir members. Well Done!