Manor Field Junior School

Manor Field Junior School
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Hello there,

Have you ever passed our school and wondered what it is like? We think it is one of the best schools ever and can’t be beaten (although sometimes we get beaten at football!). Let us tell you something about it.  It’s amazing!

Learning at Manor Field is never boring; it’s fun and interesting. Our learning is linked to topics, which means our teachers teach all areas of learning, making links with subjects so that when we grow up we will have lots of skills. Learning through topics and using lots of resources makes learning more real. It’s fun to learn here and the teachers care about us and make choices of what to teach so it helps us learn better.

We have more school trips than other schools as these help our understanding. For example when Year 5 studied conservation they went to Marwell Zoo. Year 3 went to the cinema and had popcorn when they were studying Monster v Aliens. We use lots of clips from films, for example Year 6 watched the car chase in James Bond and it helped them write brilliant descriptions. This helps us with our learning as when you see or do something, it’s first hand so you kind of live it. We have lots of visitors, some from as far away as Australia and New Zealand, who come and see us learning.

We are proud that we are a Rights Respecting school. We work as a team and often organise fun events like our Easter Egg Hunt. At Manor Field we learn about the rights of other children and you learn about things that will keep you safe, in and out of school. We learn that we have responsibilities and this helps us improve our own lives and that of others.

At break we are given choices; you can stay in or go out and at lunchtimes we have a range of activities to choose from so it isn’t boring. In the winter we even have “Cold club” where we can choose to stay in the warm. Choosing different activities shows that the staff trust us and we are responsible. On Friday we have clubs led by year 6 Lunch leaders which are really fun and every day Mrs Nunn organises games.   If someone is lonely, someone will find you and we have “helping hands”, who are like buddies, who support some children. They are very special and working with them is a privilege. Older children help younger children and our school agreement makes sure everyone knows what is expected.

If people fall out with friends, teachers deal with this brilliantly and try to make it more positive. One Year 3 pupil said, “We learn the Manor Field way of life!” Like all schools, very occasionally we may have to deal with bullying but this is dealt with fairly and immediately. The staff listen to all viewpoints and each side of the story so we can resolve the problem and sometimes this means we might involve parents.

At Manor Field there is a “have a go culture” in the school. One pupil said “When I am solving things in Maths, sometimes I get it wrong but that can be good as it helps me learn it and know what to do next time and what to work on”. In fact, whilst we are talking about Maths it is never “boring Maths”. For example, we may go outside and use chalk to round numbers to the nearest 100.

We are encouraged to be independent and learn to make decisions on our own but know we can ask for help from a friend or teacher. Independent learners are organised, can select their own resources and manage their time so they get the task done!  So if you want your education to go to the next step keep on reading! If you come to our school, you will be inspired to become curious as we are encouraged to find out information and knowledge. Because we want to know about the future and the way of life, we ask questions and want to know more.  

Manor Field learners are resilient (or we try to be!). This means if we get stuck we don’t give up. We won’t always have our mum or dad to help us so we have to learn to do it ourselves. Our teachers help us by giving us challenges.

 

If you want to know more about Manor Field, the most amazing school, come and meet us. The School Community Relations Team will love to show you around.