Message from the Vice Principal
As we approach the final week before half term, I want to thank all parents and carers for your constant support to the Manor community. Students in Years 11 and 13 are continuing to work hard on their assessments. It has also been fantastic seeing students taking part in extra-curricular activities and we encourage students to take up the opportunities available to them.
As part of our curriculum and to support our students we have invested in the reading canon which takes place for twenty minutes every afternoon for Key Stage 3 and once a week at the start of Year 10’s English lesson. Please see below the texts students are accessing.
Next week there will be no clubs for Years 8 and 9 on their respective days.
After half-term there will be some additional clubs added to the programme, plus some old favourites, so be sure to look out for the new timetable in next week's newsletter. As a sneak peek, there will be some clubs run by external coaches thanks to some funding from NSport. These will include Futsal for Year 10, Archery for Years 7 & 8 and Basketball for Years 8 & 9 so we hope to see as many students there as possible! More details will follow next week, with clubs starting from Monday 7 June.
Year 7 Parents' Evening
Our virtual Year 7 Parents' Evening in taking place on Thursday 27 May. Information about the evening as well as appointment times are being emailed to parents/carers via schoolcomms.
If you have any queries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 reminder
Last week we wrote to parents/carers of Year 11 students confirming the final arrangements for the coming weeks and next term. It is essential for parents/carers to return the reply slip before Monday 24 May in order for their child to leave school at the early finish time (13:10) on Friday 28 May.
The letter and its reply slip can be downloaded via this link.
Manor Maths Challenges
Four puzzles await in this week's edition of Mrs Radd's maths blog. The first puzzle uses triangles, squares and hexagons to create a fun factors challenge.
Design a lorry competition
To celebrate the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics, Aldi and Team GB are challenging young people aged 5–14 to get creative and design an Aldi lorry that celebrates fresh, healthy food. By taking part in the competition, students have the chance to see their designs come to life – with the two winning designs each used on their own Aldi lorry. The winning student will also receive a Team GB goody bag and £50 of Aldi vouchers to spend on fresh produce or kitchen equipment, and their school will win £1,000 of Aldi vouchers for kitchen equipment or ingredients.
The competition is now live and students can enter now via the Get Set to Eat Fresh website.
Students can submit their entries up until Friday 25 June. To download the Entry Template and Cover Sheet for Entries, please visit: getseteatfresh.co.uk/designalorry
Stanwick Lakes Junior Rangers
Stanwick Lakes is looking for young people, aged between 16 and 19, who are passionate about the environment and considering a career in conservation. Over the next few months, as part of the Natureworks project at Stanwick Lakes, they will be putting on a series of free sessions to give young people a taste of what it’s like to work in conservation.
For more information, please see the flyer below.