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What's it like to be a child at Manford?

We are so happy to have children back in school again. We are looking forward to being able to update this page with all the fantastic things we get up to at Manford.




Welcome back!

The pupils arrived with shiny new (black) shoes and smiles, ready to learn. The teachers were well prepared with our new curriculum and focus on reading.

Year 6 achieved level 2 in 'Bikeability'. Helping them keep safe when out and about.
5H visited the Natural History Museum as part of their work on the Stone Age. They produced some great work back in school too.



The whole of Key Stage Two visited our local Chuch to celebrate harvest. We shared some of our work and our singing amazed the Vicar and his wife.

Year 6, learning and working together.

This week saw Year 6 pupils either attend residential in Kent or take part in activity week in our local area.

At Swattenden the children had to make their own beds, clear up the dining room and work together to solve problems. We were immensely proud of their maturity, positivty and resilience. The staff at Swattenden praised their attitude and behaviour.

For activity week children took part in a photography project- which has created a great display back in school. They were welcomed at nearby Forest Academy secondary school for a day of catering, science and art. They also took part in water sports at Fairlop Waters, showing the same positivity and determination as their peers on residential.


Activity week

After our Harvest festival we took a visit to the Redbridge foodbank. We donated over 950kg of food that we had collected.



The 'Gangs Unit' from the Metropolitan Police came and worked with Year 6 on peer pressure and how to avoid becoming involved in crime.  Really important in our local area.
5H became planets when they learned about the solar system!

Year One became chefs and food presenters for their curriculum work. Miss Payne was very impressed with their computing skills!

Manford remembers. For the first time every member of our school-staff and pupils- came together for a minutes silence. we all contributed to a discussion about what 'peace' means to us.

National Tree Week

In our curriculum we prioritise using our local community as well as cultural development. To mark National Tree Week every child visited Brocket wood and learned about British woodland. There's some excellent work on display in school.




Well done to Key Stage one for a sensational Nativity! Brilliant singing and you remembered all your lines. 
The whole school learned about Christingle from one of our Governors, Helen. In class, we tried to remember the steps and the symbolism and made Christingles together.

January 2020

February 2020

Marvellous Me!

This month we launched Marvellous Me-an app based way of letting parents and carers know the great things their children are achieving in school. 

Fantastic News!

Some of our children took part in the Redbridge Sports Hall Athletics event. We're very proud of their achievements.

We came first in the boys chest push

We came second in the boys triple jump

We came third in girls speed bounce and the 2+2 mixed relay


Manford was 9th overall from 32 schools. A great effort!

Amazing Achievement

Winter Arts Festival 2020

Congratulations to all the children from Year 3 to Year 6 who took part in the Redbridge Winter Arts Festival. We entered the dance, choir and art competitions along with five other schools in Redbridge.

All the children who took part were outstanding in their performances.  Each and everyone performed with confidence and passion and it was a pleasure to watch. 

The children came 2nd overall in the choir and dance competition, bringing home two silver trophies. The theme  was 'War & Peace' and both performances truly moved the audience.  Manford artists also created a stunning piece of art (see below) to represent the theme, well done. 


War & Peace as depicted by the children of Manford Primary School.


War & Peace choir compilation

Here is an audio version of the choir's entry into the Winter Arts Festival.

Holiday & Weekend Challenge


In the bid to encourage our pupils to experience the world around them we have launched our holiday and weekend challenge.  We want as many children as possible to discover the amazing landmarks that we have on our doorstep in our capital. 

We look forward to seeing as many pictures and comments from our children from their visits posted on our whole school display.


Royal Albert Hall March 2020

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Manford's amazingly talented choir recently took part in the Redbridge Choral Festival held at the Royal Albert Hall. 19 children from years 3-6 participated in the music event. The experience will never be forgotten by all who participated. The children sang a number of songs on the theme of travel & exploration all accompanied by an orchestra. Their dedication and commitment to the choir has been evident throughout the year and all the children performed their hearts out in the evening concert, even after a very long day of rehearsals. We are all so proud of the children, well done.

The National Anthem

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Manford's choir rehearsing the National Anthem at the Royal Albert Hall.

Balance Bikes

Children from Nursery and Reception have spent a week learning to ride balance bikes.  Over 50 children signed up to participate in the experience,  where they were able to participate in daily sessions that would lead them to become confident to learn to ride a bike.  All children participated with excitement and enthusiasm.  It was lovely to see their confidence grow and hear them zooming round the playground.


Pictures to follow.