Sunday, 22 March 2009

Starsnappers - Photography Workshop

Last week, the children of Manford Primary School were very fortunate to have a professional photographer and model work with them during a photography workshop.

The Starsnappers workshop showed the children the best way to pose for a picture and discussed portraiture and identity in images. The children were also given an introduction to the work of a photographer and photography, including the world of digital imaging.

However, the main part of the workshop involved the children photographing each other! They were able to photograph themselves and each other, composing the shot and clicking the shutter.
The children had a great time wearing silly hats and pulling funny faces... even the teachers had to have a go!

The photos will be used as part of Starsnappers project to break a Guiness World Record for the biggest photographic exhibition in history! This will be displayed in a glalery in London in the future. The date is unknown yet, but once we know we shall post it onto the blog.... so keep an eye out!

Children from Yellow Reception and Afternoon Nursery enjoying the workshop.

Friday, 13 March 2009

RED NOSE DAY Friday 13th 2009

Red Nose Day at Manford

All children in Manford made a great effort to raise money for comic relief. Classes enjoyed face painting, dressing up, pulling funny faces, Red Nose Day Aerobics and learning about why we raise money.
As a school we have chosen to send the money we raise to go towards helping orphan children in developing countries in order for them to go to school and have a better, safer way of life. The total money raised will be announced soon.

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Funny Faces Gallery

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Maths Week 2009

Monday 23rd February to Friday 27th of February 2009 was maths week at Manford.

We had lots of events happening in school for the children and parents. There was a maths trail for Year 1 and 2 children and their parents. Nursery and Reception children and parents came to play with and learn from the activities they use. Parents of children in 3 to 6 came to a special Fun Maths Roadshow.

Highlights of the week in classes inclued doing maths trails around the school, making books for the younger children and puzzle worshops.

On Tuesday there was much excitment as each class was asked to estimate how long they thought it would take Miss Jacobs and Mr Bowsher to run around the 4 roads that act as the boundry for the school. Estimates ranged from over 20 minutes to some of 5 minutes and this last estimate proved the most accurate as it took them 4 minutes and 56 seconds. Obviously some children didn't think the teachers were very fit!

Friday saw an assembly where prizes were given out for the different challenges that had taken place and the winner of the heaviest potato was announced. This was a half term challenge and each child was asked to bring in the heaviest potato they could find. The winner's potato weighed over a kilogram. Potato soup is now on the menu!

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