Year 11 after-school revision
During Term 2, our timetable of after-school revision sessions change from non-core priority to core subjects as the priority. This is to ensure that students are prepared for their trial examinations and to support access to all subjects. Some non-core subjects will offer sessions on Wednesday and Friday.
Transport continues to be available for bus users on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only. To access the minibus, students must sign up via the signup sheet on the door outside of Mrs Bannard’s office (next to room 14) by the beginning of lunchtime on the day before the session.
There are a maximum of 12 spaces available on this service and it is a first come, first served provision. The minibus will leave Manor School from the Park Street car park at 4:25pm. Students must wear a face covering on the minibus at all times.
We work with Elevate Education who support Year 11 students and parents with the skills they need in the build up towards formal exams at the end of the academic year. They are running a free parent webinar next week focusing on Exam Preparation. If you would like to view this event, the details are included below.
- Date: Tuesday 10th November
- Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm
- Cost: Free
- Sign up link: https://get.elevatecoaching.info/uk/register/
Free school meals
You may be entitled to free school meals for your child(ren) if you receive one of the following benefits:
- Income Support
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- Child Tax Credit Only (with income up to £16,190) with no element of Working Tax Credit
- National Asylum Seekers Support
- Guarantee Element of the State Pension Credit
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit (Income Related)
To apply, please click on the following link:
Bebras Computing Challenge
The Bebras Computing Challenge (ran in partnership with Oxford University) is now live and login details have been handed out to students during tutor time or via email for those absent. The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks and are delivered online. The tasks are fun, engaging, and based on problems that computer scientists often meet and enjoy solving. The tasks can be solved without prior knowledge but instead require logical thinking. The aim is to solve as many as you can in the allotted time.
The deadline for competing in the challenge November 13th. If students require help with their login details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To instil a love of learning in our students, Mrs Radd has launched a new Manor Maths Challenges blog. Every week she will be setting a number of mathematical challenges for students to try at home. They can tackle the problems own their own, or they may wish to get a younger sibling involved.
The first set of problems can be accessed via the following link.
Breakfast Club reminder
A reminder that we currently run a breakfast club from 8am until 8:30am each morning. This is run by a member of staff, and gives students the opportunity to settle into learning before school and seek any help they may need with homework. There are a limited number of spaces available, and therefore registration of interest is required. Please fill in the short form via the link below and await a confirmation email.
Before the school closure back in March, Amelia M in Year 9 borrowed a violin from the school's music cupboard. She had never played the instrument before but had always wanted to, and so thought that she would try to learn to play it during lockdown. Henry G - one of our Sixth Form students - spotted her walking home with the instrument and offered to give her lessons via Zoom. Henry taught Amelia for 30 minutes weekly through lockdown and the summer holiday.
Amelia is now playing grade 3 standard pieces, and has shared the following audio clip with us.