Whole School Activities
Whole School Song
For an exciting project as an entire school, Foundation Stage, Year One and Year Two, including staff, we learnt the song ‘Reach for the Stars’.
Whole School Learning Day - Wellbeing November 2019
The focus for the learning day was Wellbeing. In Caterpillar Class the children were exploring and making their own calming music using a range of percussion instruments. In Ladybird Class the children were exploring gratitude and discussing as a class what they are grateful for everyday and on special occasions. In Butterfly class the children were experiencing quiet and calmness both indoors and out and drawing their representations on paper. In Bumblebee Class the children were exploring meditation, the children were experiencing being and feeling calm and practising different breathing techniques. In Dragonfly Class the children were exploring kindness. How are we kind? What does kindness look like? How do we feel when we are kind to others? How do we feel when others are kind to us? In Firefly Class the children were exploring the 'worries bucket' concept and the children discussed the strategies they could use to feel calm and let some worries out.
However, for a child this is an important life skill they will need to develop if they are to go on to have a bright future, where they are able to make healthy decisions for themselves.
If a child is able to solve problems on their own, they will be happier, more confident and more independent; they will not feel frustrated or disheartened in their inefficiency; therefore it is important we begin teaching children problem solving skills from an early age.
We looked at Pioneering Women and how they have influenced us.
Mr Creagh-Barry looked at Ada Lovelace, she was the first computer programmer, the Foundation stage children sequenced their morning routine and in Year 1 and 2 the children wrote algorithms for drawing aliens.
Miss Peckett focussed on Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, she was the first female who qualified as a doctor in the United Kingdom. We explored basic first aid and had a great time with bandages!
Miss Young looked at Jennerfer Ellis the athlete and the children followed an obstacle course in the hall.
Miss Scarlett focussed on Amy Johnson, she was the first female to fly from the United Kingdom to Australia by herself. The children made paper aeroplanes and flew them.
Miss McOmish looked at Helen Sharman, she was the first British female astronaut and the children became engineers by making rockets from construction materials.
Please see the photographs below of the event.
Miss Archer focused on Josephine Reynolds who was the first UK female firefighter. She joined the firefighting force in 1982 and the children learned about her amazing work. The children then went on to learn about the safety of matches and began to consider good and bad fires.
Summer Reading Challenge 2018
We would like to thank Merv Rees a Consultant Surgeon who made a personal donation to our Foundation Stage outdoor environment. This was greatly received and provided us with funds to improve the outdoor environment after it was vandalised by local teenagers.
We invited him into school to present a star trophy for the child who has made the most significant effort. Congratulations Logan in Butterfly Class!
For more information about the work of Merv Rees, please follow the link below.
Sports Day - 29th June 2018
The children performed very well in the annual sports day. We had a running race, obstacle race, Dad/Male race, Mum/Female race and a small sibling race.
Father's Day Lunch - 15th June 2018
Geography Day - 9th February 2018
Best Dressed Book Character 2018
The winners were chosen for the best dressed book character. There was 1 winner per year group and the children were presented with a book as a prize.
Spirituality Day- Friday 8th December 2017
On Friday 8th December 2017 Manor Field Infant School took part in a whole school learning day. The theme for this learning day was 'Spirituality'. Each class got to visit 4 new classrooms and teachers where they participated in various different activities.
Miss Archer- Peace
Bumblebee, Firefly, Dragonfly and Ladybird Class got the opportunity to visit Miss Archer during the day. They began looking at the word 'peace' and reflecting on ways they feel peaceful. The children then listened to various sound effects such as rainfall, trains and baby lullabies. After that the children listened to a spiritual story called 'Saturn the Spiritual Deer' before finally decorating a 'peace' sign.
Miss Peckett - Spirituality tree
Caterpillar, Butterfly, Bumblebee and Dragonfly Class got the opportunity to visit Miss Peckett during the day. They began by watching the story 'The Three Trees', the trees shared their dreams and beliefs and we learnt how these can come true. We then talked about our own dreams and the journey we would need to go on. What skills would we need to learn? Who would help us? How many targets might it take to achieve our dreams? The children then drew a picture of their dream and wrote this onto a coloured leaf. We then attached the leaves onto our dreams and belief tree.