Lion Class have been really busy designing and creating scenes from the Oliver Jeffers book ‘Lost and Found’. It has given children the chance to explore and be resourceful, demonstrating two of our Learning Behaviours. Well done Lion Class! Please visit the website “Gallery” for more pictures
Year 2 are settling in well upstairs. They have been demonstrating good reasoning skills in maths. They also have the opportunity to be resourceful and responsible as they develop even more independence in their learning. Please see the website “Gallery” for more pictures.
Year R are settling in quickly into their new classes – they have been exploring the areas inside and outside of the classroom and making new friends. Please see the website “Gallery” for more pictures.
‘Year 1 children are getting used to a slightly different day in school compared to Reception; but it is still a lot of fun. In Science the children are learning all about the human body. What a super picture of a skeleton!’
As we reach the end of Summer term, we wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us, and helped to raise an *incredible* £19,500 for our wonderful school.
While it’s been an eventful year (often for the wrong reasons), it hasn’t dampened the amazing spirit and togetherness, that makes the Manby Lodge community so special.
There is so much to celebrate. A record breaking class fundraiser and raffle, as well as the generous ad-hoc donations received. The Pumpkin Display, the Easter bonnet competition, tuck shops, mufti days, end of term baking gifts, and of course the now famous ice-cream van. We’ve all pulled together to make an unprecedented year feel more normal, and we should be very proud.
As always, every penny raised goes back to the school, and this year almost £20,000 has been spent. As with everything, spending has been heavily influenced by Covid. Almost £8,000 was used for online subscriptions (such as Twinkl and Reading Eggs), which I’m sure you’ll agree have never been more important. We also contributed £1,600 towards new books, £1,200 towards the reception and year 1 school trips, £1,516 for the new school benches, and £2,000 to the school enrichment fund. We’ve also paid for new indoor play materials, entrance mats, leaver’s treats… and so much more.
We hope everyone has an amazing summer, and will be keeping everything crossed that next year is full of school fair mulled wine, (not zoom) quiz nights, Summer balls, live auctions, and everything we’ve missed out on for too long!
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Year 1 loved taking part in their ever first sports day! All of the children worked hard to compete in their events and showed great sportsmanship throughout the day by cheering for their friends and congratulating those who won awards. Well done Year 1, you have made us all very proud once again. Thank you to the parents that came to support.
Hedgehog class had a fantastic trip to Painshill Park! All the children enjoyed the I-Spy landmark trail and the exciting Plant Workshop. We were even able to eat lunch outside in the sunshine! Please see the website “Gallery” for more pictures.
Year 1 have had a fabulous week learning all about Brazil! The children have learnt all about Rainforest animals, Brazilian food, Amazon tribes, famous Brazilian artists and even learnt some Portugese! It has been a wonderful International Week that at has been enjoyed by all the Y1 children and staff!
On Tuesday 27th April Year 1 enjoyed World Book Day Part 2! The children in Year 1 enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character, making book marks, reading stories and learning all about Quentin Blake. Please see the website “Gallery” for more photographs.