At Manor Field Infant School we believe in nurturing children to become confident, successful, collaborative, responsible and respectful individuals with high aspirations and a love of learning. We understand that children’s health, well-being and emotional and social understanding are at the heart of their ability to develop into successful learners.
Our children are given a voice as Little Stars in the School Council, while they take on responsibilities for their environment and each other as Headteacher Helpers, Playground Pals and Young Interpreters. These all form an important part of the culture of our school with the children at the centre, driving their own learning and experiencing democracy and community. Our British Values and School Values enable children to become global citizens who embrace, value and celebrate challenge and diversity.
Our PSHE curriculum is underpinned by our Rights Respecting ethos and culture and encompasses Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) learning and Citizenship. This is delivered through the promotion of our STAR values (Success, Teamwork, Aspiration and Respect), linked to Rights Respecting Education, and is taught via the evidence-based Jigsaw© programme from EYFS through to Year 2.
We are happy to introduce our Jigsaw friends below (from left to right) -
Jack (looked after by Butterfly and Bumblebee)
Jerrie the Cat and Jenie (Ladybird and Caterpillar)
Jo (Firefly and Dragonfly)
For more information on the Jigsaw programme, please visit the following website:
EAT THEM, TO DEFEAT THEM!!!
The children have been keenly taking part in The Veg Power challenge, powering through the first couple of weeks with great enthusiasm and eating an impressive load of carrots, peas and sweetcorn.
Next week the children are being challenged to eat more broccoli, something we anticipate them achieving with relish!
For recipe ideas and more information (including a rather scary short-film!), follow the link to the Veg Power website below:
Year 2 have also had a visit from Tesco, who are currently supporting us in raising money to improve provision for the children.
The children learnt about healthy items of food and discovered how much sugar is in their breakfast cereal (A bowl of Frosties contains 37g of sugar when a child's recommended daily maximum is 30g!).
They then had a go at making their own muesli to take home.
This half-term Jigsaw Jo has been supporting the children learn how to think about and set dreams and goals for the future. The children have thought about their strengths as learners and how these can help them achieve targets in learning. They then set themselves targets - ideas generated included learning to tie shoelaces, reading 10 times in a week, riding a bike without stabilizers, and improving handwriting.
The following week we discussed how the children got on with these goals and how they felt when they achieved them. Children explained that they had worked hard and did not give up, even when things became tricky.
In our final session (photographed below), our learning culminated in the children setting long term goals for their future - we had Lego Architects, Footballers, Teachers, Dancers, even a goal on one day climbing a mountain!
We look forward to seeing many Manor Field Infants School children achieving these feats in the future!
Little Stars Conference
On Friday 24th January 2020 the Manor Field Infant School Little Stars attended the 2020 Cranbourne Cluster.
You will find more information and exciting photos if you follow the 'Little Stars' link: https://www.manorfieldinfant.co.uk/little-stars-and-young-interpreters/
Year 2 visit to Newman Court Residential Complex
As part of our commitment to developing confident, responsible and respectful young people, on Wednesday 20th November a group of Year 2 children from Manor Field Infant School visited Newman Court Residential Complex.
The children took examples of their art work to share (collages based upon Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night and went prepared with questions to ask the residents.
All involved had a wonderful time, making and launching paper airplanes across the lounge, talking about the complex' garden, and creating paper snowflakes in preparation for Christmas!
This trip will be repeated on December 4th and we hope to take the children carol singing closer to Christmas too!