Catering provision for Term 4
Upon our return on Monday 8 March, each Key Stage 3 and 4 year group will 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 the following link:
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 the above form) and what your child collects on the specified hot food day.
Years 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 directly with the students.
Please ensure your child’s Wisepay account has sufficient funds on it.
Any queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just as we did after the first lockdown, it is important to gather the views of both parents/carers and students on their current wellbeing and for us to respond to that appropriately.
Please complete the following link to help us restart and help our students' wellbeing.
Thank you to our Year 11 & 13 students and their parents/carers for their impressive turnout at the Virtual Parents' Evening last night. The feedback received so far has been positive and we look forward to continuing to work on the processes around these as the system use is increased.
We are really keen to understand what is working well with these events and what could be further improved. Please fill out the feedback form to share your views.
Please complete the following form if you are considering purchasing any branded items from our school uniform suppliers.
National Careers Week
At Manor we are always striving to provide quality information, advice and guidance by linking our curriculum to the workplace. This involves providing opportunities for virtual guest speakers and engagement with employers from a wide range of careers throughout the academic year.
National Careers Week 2021 is from 1-6 March, and as part of our 'Work' curriculum we will be taking the opportunity to further equip our students with the employability skills they need to be ready for the future.
During National Careers week, all students will be exploring these themes in their dedicated WWW lesson on Wednesday 3 March. Key Stage 3 students will be self-evaluating their skills, talents and qualities as well as exploring their personal career aspirations and ambitions. Key Stage 4 lessons will focus on ‘Wellness’ and explore strategies to deal with stress and decision making, as well as the employability skills needed in the current and future work environment. Key Stage 5 will also be discussing 'The Future of Work' and looking at the wide range of opportunities that university, apprenticeships and employment can offer.
In addition, KS4 and 5 students will be encouraged by their tutors to access a range of virtual events such as presentations on International Women's Day as well as the NCW Virtual Careers Fair on Wednesday 1 March.
If students in Year 11 and 13 need any further information, advice and guidance regarding sixth form, college, university or apprenticeship applications, please email Mr Hill (email@example.com). Resources are also available on the careers pages of the school website.
World Book Day 2021
World Book Day is on 4 March this year. Book tokens will be given out to students the week commencing 8 March and are valid in participating booksellers until 28 March. Booksellers will honour the tokens beyond this date while stocks last.
Please see the World Book Day website for details.
House competition results
The results for Term 3's House competitions are in!
Students were tasked with designing a bed that someone could live in for a month. The winners are as follows:
- Kenai L in Year 8
- Most entries - MacArthur and Redgrave
Sport: Keepie Uppies
Students were challenged to complete as many keepie uppies as possible without dropping the ball. The winners are as follows:
- Sam F in Year 7
- Most entries - MacArthur
Theatre: Guess Who
Students had to identify the teachers from their baby photos. The winners are as follows:
- Gracie M-M in Year 7
- Hollie-Maye W in Year 7
- Most entries - Holmes
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.
First House competition of Term 4
The first competition of this term is sport based with the speed bounce challenge.
Students need to lay a sock on the floor (making sure the area is clear) and jump over it from side to side as many times as possible in 20 seconds. Students should keep their feet together. Can they beat Miss Newman's score of 30?
The following video shows how to do the challenge:
Students should video record their entry and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to include their name, House and number of jumps they complete.
The competition closes on Wednesday 3 March.
Lockdown League final results
We are delighted to announce that Manor School finished top in the final week of the Lockdown League fixtures. This means that overall we came 13th out of 28 schools from across Northamptonshire. Well done to everyone who participated.
To help keep your children safe online, here are some further apps which can be used.
The BBC has a website and app called ‘Own it’. This website helps children navigate their online lives, and the free smartphone app comes with a special keyboard which can intervene with help and support in the moments that children need it the most. It can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
‘SafeToNet’ is an app for parents to help them protect their children from online risks like cyberbullying and sexting, while respecting their child’s rights to privacy. The SafeToNet Foundation is providing UK families with free-for-life access to SafeToNet during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Manor Maths Challenges
Mrs Radd poses three puzzles that deal with the properties of numbers and connections between different areas of maths in her blog this week.
Junior Bake Off applications
We have been contacted by the production team of Channel 4's Junior Bake Off to share the news that applications for the seventh series are now open.
They are looking for budding bakers aged between 9 and 15 years old to impress the judges in the famous white tent. Filming would take place from July 2021, but applications close on Sunday 28 March 2021.
Interested bakers can apply online via the following link.