On Wednesday 24 March we will be having a Curriculum Day for all year groups. As part of our Work, World and Wellness beliefs this is a vital opportunity to explore different aspects outside of the normal school curriculum.
- Year 7: STEM - students will explore the theme of natural disasters using their science, technology and maths skills
- Year 8: Enterprise - students will explore and develop a business start-up idea
- Year 9: Wellbeing during and after the pandemic - students will be looking at how they can look after their physical and mental wellbeing
- Year 10: World of work - students have been given the opportunity to select careers that interest them, and will explore what the job entails and how to join that career
- Year 11: Politics - students will explore the different political parties in the UK
- Years 12 and 13: Preparing for life after Manor - students will prepare for independent life by looking at a variety of areas
As Year 9 students will be participating in outdoor sporting activities, please can they come to school in their PE kits. They will remain in their kit all day.
This week we were finally able to start the PE extra-curricular activities that we have missed so much this academic year. Whilst current restrictions mean that we have had to adapt the activities we offer at this time, it has been great to see so many students coming to either the football, hockey or netball sessions, being active and enjoying themselves; it has also been a lovely end to each day for the staff too!
After Easter we hope to continue to offer more activities and hope to see even more students joining us. Look out for rounders club, volleyball club and Head of English, Mr Austen, has also offered to run an athletics sprinting club for our runners out there.
Exciting times ahead!!
Borrowed IT equipment
May we remind any families who borrowed laptops, wireless dongles or other IT devices over lockdown to return their equipment safely to school as soon as possible. These devices will then be cleaned, reset and prepared for any students to use for any individual periods of isolation as well as used in school with small groups as an extra resource. Devices can be returned to any teacher for delivery back to IT Support.
The final competition running this term is the Theatre competition - why not have a go at the Egg-stravaganza Challenge!
The task is to decorate an egg (or more than one) using any materials e.g. paint, felt-tips, paper. We are looking for students to be as creative as they can.
Students should take a photo of their entry next to a piece of paper with their name and House on it. This should then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition closes on Wednesday 24 March.
Manor Maths Challenges
To tie in with Census Day (Sunday 21 March), we're asking students to complete our own census about the school community. Details and a scannable QR code for the census can be found in this week's edition of Mrs Radd's blog.