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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
“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.
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.
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!
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.