Friday, 10 December 2010

Christmas Events at Manford:

Christmas is drawing closer by the day and at Manford Primary School we are all looking forward to it, here is a quick summary of what's to come this week:

Years 1 and 2 performance of "The Evening News Hour" to the rest of the school.
The Nursery and Reception classes have their christmas parties.
Year 1 has their christmas party.

Years 2 and 4 have their christmas parties.
Year 6 go carol singing.
Years 1 and 2 performance of "The Evening News Hour" to parents.

Year 3 has their christmas party.
The PTA Christmas Bazaar.

Years 5 and 6 have their christmas parties.

The Autumn school term ends. School breaks up at 2pm.

For the full overview, please go to our website:

Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas arrives at Manford Primary School!!

Christmas comes to Manford!

Check out the school's calendar for more information!

Click Here to see what's coming...

Friday, 3 December 2010

Manford Primary School is OPEN

The school is now fully OPEN again and the heating system has been repaired!
We are looking forward to having all the pupils back to school for the upcoming Christmas events.

For more information, check out our website:

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Manford Primary School is OPEN Friday 3/12/10

The school is OPEN (the nursery is CLOSED) on Friday 3/12/10 unless weather conditions worsen overnight. No clubs will be open. Please wear warm clothes for outdoor play. The school heating system has been fixed.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

School is CLOSED Thursday 2/12/10

Due to extensive heating and hot water repairs, school will remain CLOSED on Thursday 2nd December for pupils. We will let you know about Friday when we have received further information. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

SCHOOL IS CLOSED TO PUPILS 30/11/10 + 1/12/10

Manford Primary School is CLOSED to pupils today due to a heating failure.
The school is remaining closed for Wednesday 1/12/10.
Please check tomorrow morning for further updates.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Children In Need Charity Event

A big thank you to everyone who donated to help Children In Need 2010!

The cake and biscuit sales raised lots of money and a special thank you to the parent that donated the lovely cake for auction.

From all at Manford Primary School........THANK YOU!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Official Opening Of The Outdoor stage!!

The outdoor stage at Manford Primary School was officially opened by Councillor Alan Weinberg!

After the stage was officially opened there was dancing, singing and celebratory drumming as the crowd rejoiced.

Watch the celebration here or go to


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Half term is over........Welcome Back!!!

The half term may be over but the school already has lots going on:

We have musical drum activities in the infant hall where the pupils haave lots of fun but learn so much at the same time!

We have school trips coming up:
Year 6 are going to HMS Belfast on the 15th Novemeber
Year 4 are going to the tower of London on the 23rd November
Year 5 are going to the Epping Forest Conservation Centre on the 24th Nonember

Don't forget that it is parents evening 4th November.....

Visit the website for more information:

The website is updated regulary so visit it often for news, updates, school calenders, newsletters, galleries, and so much more....

Friday, 22 October 2010

Friendship Week at Manford!!

This week at Manford Primary School was Friendship Week!!

The children have had lots of fun working with others writing poems, baking biscuits, making posters and so much more............

The children have worked in groups to create fantastics displays and posters!


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

New School Year 2010 - 2011!!!

The long holiday is over and the school is back in full swing.

We have some exciting events coming up this term; indivual photographs, Drama Centre, Silent Movies and much more.

For more information go to our website:


Individual Photographs: Wednesday 6th October

School Half Term Breaks Up: Friday 22nd October

School Half Term Returns: Monday 1st November

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Arts Week 2010

During the week of the 28th June, Manford held an Arts week. The theme of the week was 'The Natural World'.
The week was very exciting, with the children having lots of fun and creating some fantastic work. We were very fortunate as we had two visiting artists and two actresses visit to work with classes.

Year 2 worked with Sharon Drew and her son Alfie to create a large mural that showed a busy city scene and a countryside scene. The children created some fantastic work. They had the opportunity to draw, paint and print. This fantastic piece of work can be seen hanging near the Junior hall.

Years 4 and 5 also worked with a visiting artist, Georgia Wizby. Georgia creates sculptures out of willow. The children helped Georgia make two large butterflies that will be hanging outside the Infant hall. They had a great time weaving the willow to create the butterfly shape and then placing coloured tissue paper over it for a fantastic effect.

Years 2 and 3 had the opportunity to work with two actresses. All classes had a great time acting out a variety of scenes connected with the Natural World.

All children also had the opportunity to take part in a dance class led by Mrs Krish. Mrs Krish worked very hard for two days teaching the children a dance connected to the jungle. All children thoroughly enjoyed this dance and the music that accompanied it.

Thanks to all visitors and teachers that made Manford's Arts Week a fantastic one!
Mrs Krish and her dance lesson

Year 3 creating under the sea images.

Year 5 creating their Aboriginal Art work.

The Willow Workshop:

Year 5 during their dance lesson.

Year 2: Drama

The Willow Workshop:

Year 2 and Sharon Drew:

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Information For All Parents

Y6 SATs Boycott

Dear Parents/Carers,

You may have already seen and heard on the News that the NAHT and NUT have balloted their members regarding the boycotting of this year's Year 6 SATS tests.

The reasoning behind this action is the belief that the current SATs system in primary school is an unfair one that is used to create unreliable league tables, measuring how good the children in the schools are at passing tests, rather than measuring the progress they make by using appropriate, fair and accurate assessment process carried out over the year by teachers, using a range of sampling and testing methods.

After a successful majority, NAHT and NUT are asking their members to boycott KS2 SATs and we at Manford Primary School will be supporting this request.

We will therefore not be carrying out the 2010 maths and English SATs.

Because our current Y6 children have worked so hard towards SATs week we will be conducting our own end of KS2 testing in the week beginning 10th May. Thry will be conducted in the same way as in previous years but will be marked and moderated by the school's own experienced teachers (far more reliable than marking that has been provided by the Government in recent years).

The end of year report will be sent to you as usual and will contain information on your child's progress and tell you what national curriculum levels he/she has achieved.

I am confident that these levels will accurately reflect your child's level of performance- taking test results and teacher assessment into account. This information will be passed on to your child's future secondary school as normal.

I sincerely hope you support this action that we are taking are reassured that your child's Year 6 education will not disrupted. You will receive all the information about your child's attainment and progress that parents have had in the past.

The school governors have been made fully aware that Manford Primary School will be supporting this boycott.

If you have any questions please do not hestitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Miss T Jacobs


Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Easter Break

We would like to wish all children and parents
a Happy Easter holiday!!

Last day of Spring term is: Thursday 1st April 2010
(school finishes at 2pm)

First day of summer term is: Tuesday 20th April 2010

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Manford Primary School have been working hard to raise mon
ey for the victims of the Haiti Disaster. On Friday we had a "Hats for Haiti" day!!
Class 3K

We raised lots of money by having a cake sale!!

Our Office staff were sponsored to do the "Trim Trail" ten times!!!

Our team did very well!!!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Home Access Grant

Information For Parents!
New Government Home Access Programme
Home Access is a government drive which will help low-income families to get access to a computer and the internet to get online at home.
If you are a low income family in receipt of certain benefits you could qualify for a grant to buy
a computer and /or a minimum of one years' internet access.
Depending on what you need, the grant allows eligible applicants to buy one of the following packages:
1. Full package ( a computer, one year's internet access, service and support)
2. A computer with service and support only
3. One year's internet access only
If you think you could be eligible call the Home Access Grant Helpline on 0333 200 1004 to find out more information.