Catering provision for Term 5
Year 7 to Year 11 have the option to purchase hot food and snacks at break and lunch time on one specified day of the week.
The table below sets out the day of the week each year group will offered this option.
For those families who have been ordering grab bags, this provision will continue. Please continue to order the grab bag for your child in the normal way using this link: Lunch Order Form Term 5. Your child will collect their food in the normal way from within their pod. Sandwiches will also be offered alongside the hot food options but will not be made to order on that day. Therefore, there will be no conflict with your order, using this form, and what your child collects on the specified hot food day.
Year 12 and 13 will have the option to order food in advance and it will be delivered to the Sixth Form Study Centre. More information for these two years groups will be shared with directly with the students.
Please ensure your child’s Wisepay account has sufficient funds on it.
A number of local residents have raised concerns about the way in which some cars are parked at drop off and pick. We have been informed that there have been issues with bin collection, leaving for work and missed appointments as residents struggle with the overwhelming number of cars parked in front of driveways and on the surrounding streets.
As a school we appreciate the parking is at premium on the school site and in the surrounding streets. Equally, we accept that there are three schools located on, or next to, Mountbatten Way and we continue to work with colleagues in the other schools to ensure we lessen the impacts where we can.
We continue to work on a long-term solution to this issue, however, we are asking colleagues in all three schools as well as parents/carers to be really mindful of where they park their car and the potential impacts on local residents.
As always, we appreciate your support in this matter.
Senior Leadership Team
Year 8 Parents' Evening
Our Year 8 virtual Parents' Evening is taking place on Thursday 22 April from 4-8pm. The deadline for parents/carers to submit their appointment requests is Tuesday 20 April.
If you have any queries regarding appointments or how the evening will work, please contact us by emailing email@example.com
As part of our drive to provide students with high quality literature and texts, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are completing whole-class reading for the first twenty minutes of their afternoon sessions. Year 10 are also allocated time to read in one of their English lessons. The reading is led by the classroom teacher who reads to the whole class, allowing opportunities for discussions and learning about new vocabulary.
The current rotation of Reading Canon books are as follows:
Student Executive: Head Student elections
We believe in giving young people a voice in helping to shape their school journey. The Sixth Form Student Executive team lead our Student Parliament made up of representatives from across the school in three areas - Work, World, and Wellness. They identify areas to be developed, then set targets which will help improve our school community. The Student Executive team meet with the Senior Leadership Team to feedback and discuss how to improve the school based on the student voice.
We are excited to announce that the process to elect our three sixth form 'Head Students' will begin next week. Follow the KS5 Twitter and Instagram social media accounts (@ManorKS5) to keep up to date with the campaign. Campaigning will commence at 3:15pm on Wednesday 21 April.
We recently received the most recent up to date data concerning school attendance. The figures published (up to 25 March, the day before breaking up for Easter) showed national attendance at 87%. We continue to work with students and their families in promoting outstanding attendance and are extremely proud that we finished the term with an attendance of 93%. Manor School remains well above the national average!
Thank you for your continued support.
Term 4 House Competition results
The results for Term 4's House competitions are in!
Academic: Sustainable Development
As part of their Work, World and Wellness lesson, students were tasked with coming up with an idea to help make Manor an even more sustainable school. The winners are as follows:
- KS3 - Brooke C, Thomas B, Faridah A and Tyrell D, all in Year 7
- KS4 - Adam O and Alex W, both in Year 10
- Most winning students - MacArthur
Sport: Speed Bounce
Students were challenged to complete as many side-to-side jumps as possible in 20 seconds. The winners are as follows:
- Brooke C in Year 7
- Most entries - Redgrave and MacArthur
Students were tasked with decorating an Easter egg. The winners are as follows:
- Emily D in Year 9
- Most entries - Redgrave
Science: Tassomai App
Students were challenged to answer as many questions correctly on the Tassomai app across the duration of British Science Week. The winners are as follows:
- Emily B in Year 11
- Most students in Top 30 - Redgrave and Johnson
Congratulations to all the winners. Each individual winner has been awarded 500 House Points, with an additional 500 House Points going to the House(s) with the most entries.
Term 5 House Competitions
The House Competitions for this term have been shared with students this week. The first competition is academic-based and is open for the rest of the month.
We would like students to write a review for a book of their choosing. The review should capture people's attention, give a basic plot summary (no spoilers!), their praise and critique, as well as how many stars they would give it.
Students can either handwrite or type their review, and then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to include their name and House.
The competition closes on Wednesday 28 April.
New Spanish app
We have launched a new app and learning platform called ‘Languagenut’ to support our students in learning Spanish. This can be used as a website and an app on a tablet and/or mobile device, which is free to download.
Students in Years 8-11 have been given a username and password from their Spanish teacher this week. Weekly assignments will be set using this platform and students can also use it in their own time to learn vocabulary or practice their language skills in a variety of fun, engaging ways.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
National Online Safety have produced a safety information poster for parents/carers about 'Discord' which is one of the most popular communication tools for gamers. Please download the poster below for information and advice about the platform.
Free football coaching
Northampton Town Football Club Community Trust in partnership with North Northamptonshire Council, Freedom Leisure and NSport are offering free football coaching to students in Years 7-13.
For more information and to register attendance in advance, please visit the Premier League Kicks website.
Manor Maths Challenges
There are five challenges in this week's maths blog courtesy of Mrs Radd's friend Paul Godding, who as well as being a teacher has created a number of maths games including 7puzzle. See if you can solve all five.