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