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Key Stage One - Meerkats, Hummingbirds and Falcons.

Summer Term 2017

Twycross Zoo

We have been learning about the rainforest. To help us learn more about the rainforest all the Key stage 1 children went to Twycross Zoo. At the zoo we saw many rainforest animals as well as animals from different habitats. The children even stroked a Chinchilla and a Cockroach!!

The Manor Park Dance Competition.

Well done to all the competitors.

Congratulations to the winners, William and Henley

The children have been learning about different habitats. We have been identifying animals that live in our pond.

Orienteering and Multi-skills at SJS

 

Drumming Workshop

On Friday 26th May the Key Stage 1 children had an opportunity to drum. The children had a wonderful time using drums and drum sticks. The children learnt some drumming terms and phrases and even exercised whilst they were drumming. Daniel made the workshop fun and upbeat. Thank you Daniel!

Amazing Animals

 

We have been looking at nocturnal animals closely and have created these amazing observational drawings.

Take a look, which one is your favourite?

 

We set up a 'Nighttime' camera in Calverton to see what animals were about at night. Thank you to Louie and Eddie Brown for donating the camera.

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Spring Term 2017

Superheroes

Lots of superheroes come in to contact with slime when they are defeating their enemies!

In Key Stage 1 we made slime then wrote poems about it. Take a look at one of our poems...

World Book Day 2017

Picture 1 We are loving World Book Day!

Year 2 Cross country event at St. Wilfrid's school.

Well done to all those that raced.

Wow what a term it has been so far! The children have been thinking about superheroes and they have been introduced to a new superhero: Traction Man! The children have been writing letters, instructions and stories all based around this exciting character. The children have also been writing adventures and turning them into scripts. They have used these scripts to narrate films. Take a look at some of the films below...

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Autumn Term 2016

 

Me and my World and Castles

We have had such an amazing term learning about castles and the life of the people that lived inside them. The children have learnt about the different people that lived in castles and the jobs that they did. We also learnt about William the Conqueror and the Normans. We learnt how William's army invaded England, defeated King Harold's army and killed King Harold.

Year Two Time Travel at Southwell Minster

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Year Two Orienteering and Multiskills at Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School

Tennis Coaching from Woodthorpe Tennis Club

Summer Term 2016

 

Curious about Calverton

 

In Key Stage 1 we have started our new topic; Curious about Calverton. The children have been investigating their own village through the character Binky Bear. Binky Bear is a character from the book Binky Bear's Big Adventure by Moira Blackwell. Binky travels around Alresford and unfortunately gets himself into terrible danger. Fortunately he is saved by an enormous dog and reunited with his owner Katy. 

The children have enjoyed placing Binky Bear around Calverton and they have used their imagination to construct potentially dangerous situations that Binky needs to overcome. The children will begin writing their new Binky Bear stories soon, so look out for the new adventures on this web page. 

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Picture 2 Should you be going in there Binky?

Spring Term 2016

 

Space

 

On the last day of term, we finished our space topic with a sixties disco. The children dressed up in sixties clothing and wore sixties accessories that they had researched and made in class. All the children also wore a piece of tie-dyed clothing that they had made. The children used some dance moves that they had learnt in P.E and danced around the hall to sixties music. 

The National Space Centre...

On the 2nd February 2016 year 1 and 2 went to the National Space Centre in Leicester. We learnt lots of information about space and even managed to steer space robots, mine for rocks and present the weather!

We loved learning about 'Night and Day' and the stars in the Planetarium. We even dressed up like astronauts!

More about Space...

We love our space topic! Since the space rocket landed in the school hall the children have been totally in grossed in the topic. As part of our topic on materials and space we set the children a challenge to make a strong structure out of flimsy A3 paper. The structure will go into a rocket and then into space, so the structure had to be light weight and able to hold a heavy space manual. The children were allowed to bend, twist, squash, stretch and cut the paper to make their structures. The children really rose to the challenge and many successful structures were made. The children found out that by bending the paper and making columns or tubes they could make a really strong structure which could easily hold the weight of a space manual.

Look at the photos below! 

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We have started our new topic, Space! On Friday 8th January an amazing thing happened in the school hall. A massive space rocket arrived and none of the children knew where it had come from. Lots of the children were asking questions like, What is it?, Where has it come from?, Who owns it? and how did it get into the hall? 

Around the rocket was lots of other things like a space suit, space helmet and a space manual. There was even a flashing yellow light.

The children will find out more about the rocket and space and we will update this page when we know some more!

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Autumn Term 2015

 

Me and My Marvellous World

Christmas Play 2015 - Wiggly Nativity

Picture 1 All the stars appeared.
Picture 2 The shepherds searched for baby Jesus.
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We continue to have a fantastic term. In Key Stage 1 we have been learning about Africa, Guy Fawkes and Diwali.

The children really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and used secondary resources to research him. They even met him in real life and asked him some of their own questions.

The children also learnt about Diwali; the festival of lights. This is a very important Hindu festival celebrated all over the world and is India's most important holiday. The festival celebrates the start of a New Year.

 

 

On Wednesday the 9th September 2015 Guy, Harold and the Life Education bus visited Manor Park. Harold, the giraffe, helped by Guy told us how to live happy healthy lives. Harold taught us about our bodies and what food we can eat to stay healthy. Harold also told us about how to make friends and manage our feelings. All the children really enjoyed meeting Harold and learning lots of new things.

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Summer Term 2015

Amazing Animals

During the Summer Term, we teamed up with Taylor Wimpey to launch a competition to sing the praises of our town. 

 

Pupils took part in the ‘What Calverton Means to Me’ challenge and were encouraged to design posters expressing their admiration for where they live and showing what makes the town great, with the winners being presented with book tokens for their efforts.

 

A creative entry by pupil Sienna Justice was chosen as the overall winning work of art, while the runners-up were Elliot Kincaid and Leo Green.

 

Sienna was presented with a £20 gift voucher, and runners up Elliot and Leo were awarded with £15 and £10 vouchers respectively.

 

In addition to providing prizes for the winners, Taylor Wimpey also donated £300 to the School for an outside story telling area.

 

Mr Fennell, teacher at Manor Park Infant and Nursery School, said: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for organising this competition, and for their generous donation. The children really enjoyed coming up with their own ideas about what makes Calverton great and we were really impressed with the work they put into their entries.”

 

Lucie Grundy, Sales Manager for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, said: “We already know that Calverton is a fantastic place to live – as the success of our nearby development The Brambles has shown – but the pupils from Manor Park Infant and Nursery School have really opened our eyes to even more things which make it such a great town".

 

“We were so impressed with all the children’s competition entries that it was a very difficult task to select the winners, and I’d like to congratulate everybody who took part.”

 

To read the full article click on the following link:

 

Picture 1 Winning children - (L to R) Elliot, Sienna and Leo

The year 1 children went to Lowdham Primary School for a morning of multi-skills. The children really enjoyed it, with one child saying: 'It was awesome!'.

The year 1 children went to Lowdham Primary School for a morning of multi-skills. The children really enjoyed it, with one child saying: 'It was awesome!'. 1 Good balancing.
The year 1 children went to Lowdham Primary School for a morning of multi-skills. The children really enjoyed it, with one child saying: 'It was awesome!'. 2 A good throw!
The year 1 children went to Lowdham Primary School for a morning of multi-skills. The children really enjoyed it, with one child saying: 'It was awesome!'. 3 Looking forward to my go!
The year 1 children went to Lowdham Primary School for a morning of multi-skills. The children really enjoyed it, with one child saying: 'It was awesome!'. 4 Enjoying the sunshine.
The year 1 children went to Lowdham Primary School for a morning of multi-skills. The children really enjoyed it, with one child saying: 'It was awesome!'. 5 Enjoying the javelins.
The year 1 children went to Lowdham Primary School for a morning of multi-skills. The children really enjoyed it, with one child saying: 'It was awesome!'. 6 Step carefully.

George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING!

George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 1 Khan
George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 2 Nutmeg
George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 3 Ringo
George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 4 Hold him steady.
George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 5 'This is amazing!'
George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 6 Stroke him gently.
George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 7 Wow!
George, the 'Owl Man', brought his owls in to show us. We learnt so much about all the different types of owls in the world. We thought they were AMAZING! 8 Well done Miss Williamson.

Spring Term 2015

Anyone can be a Super Hero!

Our Superheroes! We learnt how to use Mod-Roc and we also used the internet to research superheroes from all around the world to help us create these figures.

Our Superheroes! We learnt how to use Mod-Roc and we also used the internet to research superheroes from all around the world to help us create these figures. 1
Our Superheroes! We learnt how to use Mod-Roc and we also used the internet to research superheroes from all around the world to help us create these figures. 2
Our Superheroes! We learnt how to use Mod-Roc and we also used the internet to research superheroes from all around the world to help us create these figures. 3
Our Superheroes! We learnt how to use Mod-Roc and we also used the internet to research superheroes from all around the world to help us create these figures. 4

We love solving puzzles!

We love solving puzzles! 1 Sam from The Happy Puzzle Company challenged us!
We love solving puzzles! 2 We worked as a team.
We love solving puzzles! 3 We never gave up! We persevered!
We love solving puzzles! 4 We problem solved!

Gymnastics is fun...

Gymnastics is fun... 1 We concentrated and succeeded.
Gymnastics is fun... 2 We never gave up!
Gymnastics is fun... 3 We had a go!
Gymnastics is fun... 4 Excellent concentration.

Paul, our local Police Officer, is our Superhero! We learnt about his job and now many of us want to be police officers.

Paul, our local Police Officer, is our Superhero! We learnt about his job and now many of us want to be police officers. 1 Paul showed us how he uses his handcuffs.
Paul, our local Police Officer, is our Superhero! We learnt about his job and now many of us want to be police officers. 2 Sometimes they are worn at the front.
Paul, our local Police Officer, is our Superhero! We learnt about his job and now many of us want to be police officers. 3 Paul showed us the handcuff dance.
Paul, our local Police Officer, is our Superhero! We learnt about his job and now many of us want to be police officers. 4 Paul sometimes has to use a baton!

Autumn Term 2014

In the autumn term 2014 we found out about castles. We started by asking some interesting questions such as...

  • How did the people who lived in castles keep themselves safe?
  • What did they eat?
  • What did they wear?
  • What materials were castles made from?
  • What did people in castles do to entertain themselves?

Castles

Castles 1 We dressed up as knights
Castles 2 We also dressed up as Kings ...
Castles 3 and Queens too!
Castles 4 We enjoyed learning a medieval dance!
Castles 5 We researched medieval banquets.
Castles 6 There was straw all over the floor!
Castles 7
Castles 8 We used bread for a plate!
Castles 9
Castles 10 We had a great time!

Spring Term 2014

In the spring term 2014 the Meerkats, Falcons and Hummingbirds took a journey into space! We learnt many interesting facts about planets and space travel and did some interesting things... an alien spaceship visited Manor Park and we took a trip to the Space Centre.  We also found out about the 1960s. Take a look at our photographs...

Space Travel at Manor Park...

Space Travel at Manor Park... 1 Off to the Space Centre
Space Travel at Manor Park... 2 What incredible facts have you learnt about space?
Space Travel at Manor Park... 3 What is this?
Space Travel at Manor Park... 4
Space Travel at Manor Park... 5
Space Travel at Manor Park... 6 There is real gold on this landing craft.
Space Travel at Manor Park... 7 We tried on some astronaut suits.
Space Travel at Manor Park... 8 Watch...
Space Travel at Manor Park... 9 out...
Space Travel at Manor Park... 10 amazing astronauts
Space Travel at Manor Park... 11 about!
Space Travel at Manor Park... 12 Why do we need to wear a space suit in space?
Space Travel at Manor Park... 13 What do you know about the 1960s?
Space Travel at Manor Park... 14 On our way home again. A good day out!