Year 4 – Fight on Food Waste
Year 4 have been looking at ways to reduce the food waste and packaging during lunch times.
They went to the hall and found that people are still using individually wrapped items, cartons, cling film and tin foil.
They have come up with a few ideas about how to reduce packaging and plastic waste during lunch times.
Year 5 and 6 Showcase
Year 5 and 6 had a great evening on Wednesday 4th December 2019, showcasing all their hard work from the past term.
Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to celebrate with us.
The children invited us “down the rabbit hole” as they performed their dance piece, retelling the story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. They then enthralled us with their performance of Lewis Carrol’s ‘The Jabberwocky’ alongside some brilliant actions.
We hope you enjoyed the fantastic work on show in the classrooms, from teapots and cups to fresh handmade sandwiches!
Y4 visit to the Elderberry Group
This week, Year 4 visited the Elderberries. The children had a great time singing and socialising with the group. The Elderberries really look forward to the visits from the children.
School Council and the Sensory Garden
Mrs Miller and the school council started work in the sensory garden this week and are hoping that the area will reopen later next term. The council also decided to buy bird feeding stations, to encourage more birds into the garden, some planters and a garden clock. These were bought with the gift voucher that Mrs Juler kindly gave the council when she retired.
Oxford United Visit
Malachi Napa and Nico Jones from Oxford United FC came to visit Years 1-6 last week along with the club’s Communication Officer, Chris Williams.
The footballers talked about their commitment to the club and the importance of self- belief when it comes to achieving your goals.
We hope you enjoyed yourselves if you secured free tickets to OUFC’s match against Doncaster!
Y4 visit to the Elderberry Group
Last week, Year 4 visited the Elderberries.
The children sang some of their Easter songs and performed their rain orchestra before joining in with St George’s Day colouring, anagrams and word searches with the members.
The children had a great time and the Elderberries really look forward to the visits from the children. We hope to visit once more before the end of the school year.
Y4 Isle of Wight Residential
Year 4 had a fantastic time on their Isle of Wight adventure! Mrs Woodward was very proud of the children throughout their stay. Behaviour was fantastic and pupils set themselves their own challenges.
“I'm not sure what the best part was, but we certainly had an amazing time travelling on a ferry, lots of exciting outdoor activities, trying new food and sleeping on bunk beds.”
Find more photos on the Year 4 Class Page.
World Book Day – Potato Book Characters
Part of the World Book Day celebrations involved all of the children creating brilliant book characters using craft materials and a humble potato. The class winners were:
Year 1 – Harvey (Pinocchio)
Year 2 – Kalina – Winnie the Witch
Year 3 – Josh (Captain Underpants)
Year 4 – Scarlett (Robot Cat)
Year 5 – Flora (Dumbledore)
Year 6 – Sophie (Mog the Cat)
Bags2school Collection- 14/03/2019
Miss Young led an assembly last week introducing a fun new challenge called ‘Extreme Reading’.
The idea is to simply have the children appear in a photograph, reading a book in a very interesting way. For example some of the staff had taken photos of themselves reading a book whilst trampolining, visiting London, sitting in a tree and even reading to chickens! Miss Potter even used her Photoshop skills to cheekily appear to be reading on the moon and with the royal family!
Check out the staff photos on the school website: https://www.hanboroughmanor.co.uk/gallery/
Ultimately the main reason for the challenge is to instill a deeper love of reading!
Please note that this activity is not essential, it is only for fun and only if you and your child want to take part. (Parents are most welcome to join the challenge too!)
It should go without saying that the children's safety is paramount... Please do not let them come up with scenarios or pose for photographs that are hazardous to their health!
Photos can be printed out and given to the class teachers or emailed to the office: email@example.com
By issuing a photograph we can assume that you give your permission for us to display the photo on our website in the gallery, unless you tell us otherwise.
Extreme Reading (Staff) 2019
World Book Day – Potato Book Characters
Part of the World Book Day celebrations involved all of the children creating brilliant book characters using craft materials and a humble potato. The class winners will be announced during Monday’s assembly. Continuing with the book theme; look out for an exciting new reading challenge being issued on Monday!
World Book Day – Thursday 7th March 2019. Thank you all so much for wearing your amazing costumes and making it such a fun day!
Art Workshop at Oxford Brookes 14.02.19
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
from all the children and staff at HMS!
“Snow is falling, (it’s actually glitter and hay!) all around us… Children playing, having fun!” Carols drifting, down the hallway. Merry Christmas everyone!
This really is the best time to work in a school. Watching the Christmas story come to life through this year’s nativity play was so very special and we were so impressed by the standard of acting and singing. Well done to everyone who took part! We’d also very much like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all of our staff and the members of the PTA. These wonderful people are the unseen and unsung heroes of Hanborough Manor. It is their good will and additional hard work that enable us to have so much fun.
Your children continue to make us all extremely proud. Their hard work has resulted in impressive progress this term and this is in addition to the fabulous work of the showcase, the concert and the nativity. We’re still very much looking forward to the Year 3 & 4 Christmas concert next week, our Christmas dinner on Thursday and, of course, the school discos! Please join us after school ends (1.15pm) next Friday for a few carols before we formally wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Children In Need 2018
Thank you for your support with our charity day last Friday. With your help, we managed to raise over £600 for Children in Need, through the pyjama day, tea and coffee donations, bring and buy afternoon and cake sale.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated towards such a worthy cause.
This week, we have been thinking carefully about acts of remembrance, resulting in an absolutely beautiful display in the hall. The children were in awe when they walked into the hall this morning! Especially Foundation Stage, who joined us for their second assembly of the year. Thank you to Mrs Silverwood, who kindly put together a selection of the amazing artwork and writing, which we will leave up in the hall so you have the chance to see it in all its glory next week during parents’ evenings. Thank you to all of the children and staff who have contributed to the Poppy Appeal.
CIRCUS SKILLS – YEARS 5 & 6
Years 5 and 6 were lucky enough to take part in a circus skills workshop led by Mr Sensible, linked to their ‘Thrills and Spills’ topic. They had a fantastic day learning about peacock feather balancing, plate spinning, flower sticks, diablos and many more! Children throughout the school had the opportunity to see the skills in action, with an assembly from Mr Sensible in the morning and a showcase in the afternoon where years 5 and 6 showed off their skills. As always, the children behaved brilliantly and learnt lots of new skills. Years 5 and 6 are feeling inspired, and ready to put on a performance when they have their showcase!
ELDERBERRY GROUP VISIT – YEAR 4
Year 4 visited the Elderberry Group on Wednesday 31st October. The children sang songs to the group and joined in with their planned activities. Year 4 really enjoyed their time spent with the older generation. We are all looking forward to going again at the end of November.
We would like to say a ginormous thank you to everybody regarding our Harvest Festival Services.
Thank you to the children for their beautiful singing and readings.
Thank you to the staff for their ideas and assistance.
Thank you to the Parish members of St Peter & St Paul's Church for hosting our service. Thank you to all the parents and carers who assisted us with the walk to the church and thank you to all the parents and carers who attended.
The local Besom from Witney, have collected all of our donations from the office and were extremely grateful to all that contributed.
Enjoy lunchtime playtime, in the sunshine, with Dilys!
Wow! We were so impressed with the showcases last week. Utterly brilliant! Well done to everyone involved. Please enjoy the photos on the website.
COUNTRY DANCING AND FETE
A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped to make the summer fete such a huge success. The children danced beautifully in the country dancing sessions and had a great time clapping along. Special thanks to the PTA committee for their tireless work to raise funds that enrich the children’s time at HMS.
BIG SCIENCE WINNERS
Congratulations to Adelina, Emma, Emily, Flora and Phoebe in Year 4 who recently won the Big Science Event. The girls presented their experiment with confidence and wowed the judges in Witney with their consideration for fair testing and control measures. Future scientists in the making!
The children thoroughly enjoyed their broadcasting for BBC Radio Oxford last week and they made us all very proud. Sound clips of the shows can be heard via the class pages on the school website.