Frodsham Manor House Primary School is an attractive Primary School formed on the 1st January 1994, by the amalgamation of the former Manor Junior and Orchard House Infant Schools and is situated on Langdale Way, Frodsham.  

Our school vision is ‘Hand in hand, we imagine, we believe and we achieve’ and we do this by offering an exciting, themematic and rich curriculum in conjunction with a happy caring environment where all children can enjoy the learning process in an atmosphere of excitement, enthusiasm and support. Click here to find out more about our Vision.

Frodsham Manor House pupils, through dedicated support, develop a love of learning and portray all those wonderful skills and attributes that make you very proud of them. They are all wonderful ambassadors for the school and demonstrate empathy, compassion, enthusiasm and fun in all that they do and how they are with one another.

School has 217 pupils on roll and has an extremely supportive Governing Body and a parental community which supports their children superbly during their time at school. We welcome visitors so we can show them how we learn and how proud we are of our school.

Ian Devereux-Roberts

Head Teacher 

 

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13th March 2020

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What's in the news:

Please find below a copy of a letter sent out to all school families this afternoon.

13th March 2020

Dear Parents


Re COVID-19


As we are in a very difficult and fast changing situation, I would like to share with you the following information.


We are following guidelines from Public Health England and the Department of Education in all respects to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are holding regular internal meetings and we are following all government advice rigidly.


School will only action full school closure if we are advised to do so by Public Health England, local authority or the Department of Education. If our ability to deliver a safe environment is compromised through staffing issues, then a decision will be made at that time to action part school closure or full school closure. In the case of a part or full school closure, or any further information, we will be providing updates to families via the school website, text messaging service and through social media.
We would request that all families adhere to current guidance in relation to coronavirus symptoms and self-isolation for the designated period of time. Up-to-date information can be found via

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

We must all work in partnership to protect one another and if any member of the family starts to experience symptoms then prompt action must be taken in relation to self-isolation. This refers to a new continuous cough or high temperature and the requirement to self-isolate for seven days. If your child has these symptoms, however mild, please keep them at home. This will help protect others in our school community whilst they are infectious. Please plan ahead and ask others to help so your child can stay at home.


As a consequence to the ever changing situation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the forthcoming events that were due to take place in school over the next couple of weeks:

Celebration Assemblies from w/c 16th March
Rocksteady Concert Wednesday 18th March
Milne Class Stay and Play Friday 20th March
Potter Class Assembly Wednesday 25th March
Community Sing Tuesday 31st March
Dahl Class Talent afternoon Friday 3rd April
School Sleepover Friday 3rd April

All these events will be rescheduled to take place in the summer term.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support as parents/carers with all of the above, particularly if the possibility of a school closure is realised. As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries or concerns regarding any of the above at any stage.


Yours sincerely


Ian Devereux-Roberts

Headteacher

To support 'Our world in our hands' whole school theme for this term, I am delighted to say that we have received a donation from Jem Recycling group to support our project work this term. We thank Phil Robinson (Managing Director) and dad to Alfie in Shakespeare Class, for kindly supporting our whole school topic. Jem's mission statement is detailed below:

Jem Recycling believes in a different view. We believe we need to look at the problem in more detail to come up with an innovative solution for our client. This may be through an all-encompassing service offer, or a radical change to the way waste is processed.


Jem can demonstrate examples of innovation that no other company has brought to the waste industry. We have some major client’s in our portfolio who are constantly challenging us to improve and exceed expectations. The philosophy at Jem is to go further for the solution and to demand the best from our people. We are totally committed to the improvement of our service offer and to our client’s environmental performance.
At Jem we understand that our aim is to deliver a Gold Standard Service that can be seen more as a partnership than a contract. Putting sustainability and progress at the forefront is a mission we intend to fulfil.


What has happened in school this week:

Our project to create an external library gathered pace this week when the building, we will use for the library, landed on the infant playground on Monday evening. We are so excited that this project has commenced. Mr MrCarvell has laid artificial grass inside the library and one of our unused school bookcases has taken home in their for us to use for adult books. It is going to be painted blue over the next couple of weeks and we have purchased bunting to decorate the outside of the library and a pair of wooden deckchairs to sit in when the library is open. Watch this space!  

Earlier this week, Tolkien Class and Shakespeare Class were fortunate enough to undertake class visits to Safety Central - an interactive life skills centre in Cheshire. Through undertaking a series of fun and interactive activities, each class learned how to keep themselves and the people around them safe. The activities helped us to learn about fire, road, electricity, travel (including trains and railways), cyber, building site and water safety, accidents at home, bullying, five ways to well-being, healthy eating, the Countryside Code and first aid. For both classes, their trip begun and ended with an interactive quiz to test knowledge and understanding before and after the visit - it was clear that by the end of the visit that both classes had learned so much about keeping themselves safe. The children and staff were wowed by the 'indoor village' at the centre, which was very realistic, as well as all of the technology and special effects used to simulate a range of hazards and risks. We were lucky to have amazing rangers to lead us through four themed zones and to set us exciting challenges and activities to help us learn through hands-on experience. What a fantastic day each class had!

We celebrated the success of the recycled project, organised by members of the school council, this week. The amazing landmarks or inventions have been proudly displayed in the hall for the last ten days for all the children to view. What talented designers we have in school! Super congratulations to everyone who took part and an even super well dome to the winners. I know the school council found it really hard to decide on the winner designs. 

Well we did it! The challenge for @sportrelief was to try and run to Europe - and we have smashed it! By running the Daily Mile course we have counted all the laps run by the children and we have converted this into miles and we have run 447 miles (with Year 6 rowing 9 miles too!) thus totalling 456 miles. This distance allows us to reach Brussels in Belgium. How proud are we of all our running superstars? Immensely would be the answer! And to top it all we have raised £200 for @sportrelief too.

For the @sportrelief challenge record: Applebees ran 12 miles; Mile Class ran 31 miles; Potter Class ran 47 miles; Carroll Class ran 45 miles; Dahl Class ran 69 miles; Lewis Class ran 62 miles; Shakespeare Class ran 89 miles and Tolkien Class 92 miles.

Shakespeare walked up to Top Park this afternoon to plant daffodil bulbs, along with bluebell and lavender seeds. Armed with gardening equipment they completed their planting successfully. This was part of their community challenge for 'Our world in their hands' topic. Super well done Year 5!


What has made me smile this week:

The determination on the children's faces as they tried to complete as many laps as possible of the Daily Mile course as part of our @Sportrelief challenge to run to Europe. 

Headteacher Awards:

Pearl, Daisy and Maya (Dahl Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Natalya (Lewis Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Eloise, Imogen and Isla (Shakespeare Class) for being superb helpers during Mrs Halliwell's art session with Year 5.

Jack J (Dahl Class) for his super arithmetic skills. 

Erna (Milne Class) for her amazing 'Eddie is eating everything' writing.

George (Shakespeare Class) for his super thneed presentation.

Ethan (Carroll Class) for his excellent mathematical explanations.

Scarlett (Carroll Class) for her super independent writing skills.

Alfie R and Mia E (Shakespeare Class) for their additional home learning reading response tasks.

Imogen (Shakespeare Class) for completing her reading bookmark.


Sporting Achievements:

A squad of footballers from Year 2 took part in a FAVSP Everton mini-kickers tournament at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Thursday afternoon. Accompanied by Mrs Lamb and our sports leaders - Beth and Ethan - the squad played matches against other local schools.  Max, Ollie, Ethan, Ellie, Elliott, Aidan, Poppy, Jayvin and Alex played extremely well - winning three out of their four matches and taking the silver medal position. Super congratulations!


Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Mason for his amazing creativity and making skills.  
Potter Class: Sophie for her positive attitude to learning and bubbly personality.
Carroll Class: Ollie for his amazing letter writing and problem solving skills.
Dahl Class: Jack J for pushing himself out of his comfort zone and his super maths skills.
Lewis Class: Bella for being hardworking and her super multiplication facts knowledge.
Shakespeare Class: Fred for the super improvement in his handwriting and his excellent literacy ideas.   
Tolkien Class: Phoebe B for being always ready for a challenge. 

Mrs Anstice's choice: Jaxon (Carroll Class) for working hard and being a respectful member of Carroll Class. 

Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:

'Spread the happiness' hot chocolate Friday took place this week, with Mr Devereux-Roberts enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners:

Isaac (Milne Class); Luciana (Potter Class); Jayvin (Carroll Class); Noah (Dahl Class); James B  (Lewis Class); George and Liam (Shakespeare Class) and Luke (Tolkien Class).

We had fun creating the name for a boy band that would be managed by the only girl chosen to have a hot chocolate today!!!


Friday Top Table:


The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 13th March 2020 as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:


Vade (Milne); Henry (Potter); Ellie (Carroll); Euan (Dahl): Ava F (Lewis); Joshua (Shakespeare) and Ella Cleave (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday:


In our Thursday Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Mrs Deegan, Nathan A, Noah F, Jack L and Erica T. If you have celebrated your birthday this week, then many happy returns from us too!

The Winning House Team:


The winning house team for this week was yellow team (Grasmere) with 1021 points: red team (Coniston) second with 870 points; green team (Thirlmere) third with 851 points and blue team (Penrith) fourth with 827 points . Congratulations to everyone in yellow team for this week.


What we are looking forward to next week:

Claire House Butterfly Bake - Thursday 19th March. 

FAVSP Delamere Cross Country event - Friday 20th March.

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6th March 2020

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

As you will appreciate, we are receiving daily updates and guidance in relation to Coronavirus from the Department of Education which we are adhering to. Their latest advice today is:

Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.
Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.
In addition to handwashing before eating and after sneezing, both children and staff should also wash hands after using toilets and after travelling on public transport.

Working in partnership we can support the children together.

What has happened in school this week:

A tense afternoon of mathematical excellence was the order of the day at Helsby High School on Tuesday for a squad of mathematicians. Competing against three other teams in the final of the FAVSP Big Maths Quiz, our team - supported at the event by all of Tolkien Class- competed in four rounds of maths challenges. At the end of the final round, our team - Finn, Oisin, Robyn and Lois - came our victorious and were delighted to be crowned winners. Super congratulations form us all!

Carroll Class sharing their learning on Wednesday morning in their class assembly. What a busy time it has been in Year 2 and how lovely to hear all about it. Well done Year 2 for a super class assembly.

A favourite day of the school year took place on Thursday with the children and staff transforming the school into a world of book characters - both fiction and non-fiction. It is a real delight to see the children dressed as their favourite character and when the children undertook their ERIC time the whole school as thoroughly absorbed in reading for pleasure. As a legacy of World Book Day past, present and future, we are hoping to create an outdoor library so that both children and adults can enjoy reading. Keep your eyes peeled to see this project coming to fruition and if you thin you may be help in any way don't be shy in coming forward. Our reading ambassadors - Robyn and Oisin will be helping me spearhead this project.

Year 6 participated in the International Women's Day of Prayer at Frodsham Methodist Church on Friday afternoon. The same service is happening around the world and was written by women in Zimbabwe. The children sang and drummed for two musical pieces as part of the service. Thank you Year 6.

What has made me smile this week:

World Book Day on Thursday made me smile lots - although I wasn't supposed to be smiling because of the character I was! All staff and all the children came in an array of amazing costumes. Thank you for your support.

Headteacher Awards:

Mia W (Shakespeare Class) for her super character description.

Erica (Dahl Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Dexter (Shakespeare Class) for his super character description.

Isabelle (Dahl Class) for her accurate punctuating direct speech work.

Harry (Shakespeare Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Aidan (Carroll Class) for his extreme living writing.

Albie (Potter Class) for his 10/10 Spring test maths result.

Nathan (Tolkien Class) for his superb reasoning skills in maths.

Katie, Betsey and Eva (Potter Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Jacob (Milne Class) for his independent craft skills.

Presentation Awards:

George (Shakespeare Class) for his literacy work on 'why should we buy a thneed?'.

Fred (Shakespeare Class) for his persuasive language work.

Sporting Achievements:

Three Volleyball squads took part in the FAVSP Volleyball Festival at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Thursday afternoon this week. Competing against other teams, the squads demonstrated great serving and returning skills and all showed immense team spirit. Although not placed, the squads had a great afternoon  of sport. Congratulations to Harrison, Ashton W-D, Owen, Ruby P , Robyn, Finn, Oscar, Ella G, Edith, Alice, Oisin, Eva, Rhys and Kimberly. 

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Seb for being thoughtful, kind and caring. 

Potter Class: Emily for her independence, great literacy work and for being amazing at spelling.

Carroll Class: Poppy for  her fantastic reasoning skills in maths and wonderful literacy work.

Dahl Class: Rosa for being a super role model and excellence in Power Maths.

Lewis Class: Alex for being superb in maths and excellence with multiplication facts.

Shakespeare Class: Ashton for being great at dance and making super choices. 

Tolkien Class: Harrison for being funny, determined and having amazing energy.

Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:


'Spread the happiness' hot chocolate Friday took place this week, with Mr Devereux-Roberts enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners:


 Ollie (Milne Class); Ella (Potter Class); Bethan (Carroll Class); Euan (Dahl Class); Ava R (Lewis Class); Owen (Shakespeare Class) and Phoebe F (Tolkien Class).

Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 6th March 2020 as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:

 Seren (Milne); Betsey (Potter); Jess (Carroll); Rohan (Dahl): Issy (Lewis); Lilia (Shakespeare) and Rhys (Tolkien).


Happy Birthday:

In our Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Phoebe F, Tom A and Mrs Hughes. If you have celebrated your birthday this week, then many happy returns from us too!


The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was green team (Thirlmere) with 710 points: red team (Coniston) second with 599 points; blue team (Penrith) third with495 points and yellow team (Grasmere) fourth with points 428. Congratulations to everyone in green team for this week.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Tolkien Class visit - Safety Central - Monday 9th March 

Shakespeare Class Visit - Safety Central - Tuesday 10th March

Parental Conferences - Tuesday 10th March - 3.30pm to 7pm.

Parental Conferences - Wednesday 11th March - 1pm to 4pm.

SPORT RELIEF - FRIDAY 13TH MARCH 

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29th February 2020

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

Below is guidance we have received in school this week for your information:

Dear Headteacher,

Re: COVID–19 Advice for schools and educational settings

You may be aware that advice for travellers from affected areas has recently changed and it has come to our attention that this may affect children and staff returning from school trips. Please be aware that this is a fast-evolving situation and we will continue to share any new advice at the earliest opportunity.

As of today (25th February) advice for returning travellers is as follows;

1) If you have returned from the following areas since February 19, call NHS111 to inform them of your recent travel, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people even if you do not have symptoms:

• Iran
• Specific lockdown areas in Northern Italy* as designated by the Government of Italy:
In the Lombardy Region:
 Bertonico; Casalpusterlengo; Castelgerundo; Castiglione D'Adda; Codogno; Fombio; Maleo; San Fiorano; Somaglia; and Terranova dei Passerini


In the Veneto Region: Vo

A map has been published to help detail the relevant areas.


• Daegu or Cheongdo (Republic of Korea)
• Hubei province, China (returned in the past 14 days)

2) If you have returned from the following areas since February 19th:
• Northern Italy 
• Vietnam
• Cambodia
• Laos
• Myanmar

Or If you have returned to the UK from any of the following areas in the last 14 days:.
• Other parts of China outside Hubei province
• Thailand
• Japan
• Republic of Korea
• Hong Kong
• Taiwan
• Singapore
• Malaysia
• Macau

You should stay indoors at home and avoid contact with other people immediately and call NHS111 only if you develop symptoms.

 Further guidance for educational settings has been published at the following links and will be updated as soon as possible with the above advice and any further changes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Information for the public: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Occasionally, one or more of your staff or pupils may be asked to self-isolate because they are a contact of a confirmed case or have been to the specified towns and regions in Italy or other specified countries. The student or staff member will be given specific advice from NHS111. In this instance there is nothing further for the school to do. There is no need for schools to close.

Headteachers should speak to the Public Health England North West Health Protection Team if they have any specific concerns with regard to self-isolated pupils or staff and / or their school contacts and the rest of pupils and staff [office hours: 0344 225 0562 (Option 1); Out of hours: 0151 434 4819; or e-mail: ICC.Northwest@phe.gov.uk].

 Yours sincerely

 Public Health England

Do we have any budding bakers in school that would be interested in this exciting opportuntiy? 

 

What has happened in school this week:

All the children have returned to their learning superbly well following the spring half term break. We have seen pancakes being tossed; coaches from Widnes Vikings Rugby Club running the first of five training sessions with Lewis Class and Dahl Class and learning taking place both inside and outside the classroom.

We undertook a test evacuation of school on Tuesday morning to comply with regulations. This evacuation also gave us the opportunity to discuss with the children our invacuation procedure which would be happen when we needed to get the children inside following an external alert. We will be undertaking a test invacuation towards the ned of this term. 

Our after school clubs re-commenced this week. Please note that clubs run by members of the teaching staff, with the exception of Junior Chefs Club, will not run during the week beginning 9th March, due to parental conferences taking place. We will send a text reminder next week.

Parental Conference and Sleepover letters have been sent out this week. Please ensure that return slips are sent back into school as soon as possible. 

Absolutely amazing recycled models have arrived in school this week, following the competition organised by the School Council. We will let you know the outcome of the competition next week.

Today in school, our Year Six Reading Ambassadors (Robyn and Oisin) helped Mrs Pye to launch the 'Share a Million Stories' reading challenge. This challenge is part of the World Book Day initiative, and aims to promote reading for pleasure at home and at school. We would like all of our families to try and help World Book Day to achieve their goal of sharing one million stories nationally during the month of March. Making story-sharing a habit at school and at home not only helps to create a love of reading, it also helps to spark young imaginations. A letter has been sent home with children today, which contains further information about the challenge, as well as a sheet for each child to record their 'story shares' upon. We look forward to seeing how all of our Manor House families help our school to rise to this challenge.

Reminder - World Book Day is Thursday 5th March and children are invited to come into school dressed as one of their favourite characters from a book. If they should happen to own a copy of the book that their character is from, they are very welcome to bring this into school to share with us on the day.

What has made me smile this week:

Enjoying a pancake made by Milne Class made me smile on Tuesday morning. One pancake is never just enough though!!!

Sporting Achievements: 

Accompanied by our Sports Ambassadors and Mrs Lamb, a squad of Year 1 footballers took part in an FAVSP Everton mini-kickers tournament at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Wednesday afternoon. Playing superbly against teams from other local schools, the squad secured the gold medal position and will represent FAVSP in the final which will be taking place at Finch Farm at the end of March. The squad were delighted to have played so well. Well done Year 1 superstars!

Headteacher Awards:

Amelia and Casper (Potter Class) for completing their bookmarks.

Mia E (Shakespeare Class) for her perseverance in her maths work.

Ashton (Shakespeare Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

George and Poppy (Carroll Class) for their super mathematical explanations.

Oscar (Dahl Class) for his excellent report on koala bears.

Hughie (Milne Class) for his super manners and working hard on his handwriting.

Barnaby (Potter Class) for her superb report on Amelia Earhart.

Max W (Potter Class) for his super spelling ability.

Sam (Shakespeare Class) for his super attitude to learning and his teamwork skills.

Jenson (Milne Class) for his super long ladder letter practise work.

Scarlett (Carroll Class) for her super recall of multiplication facts.

Austin (Dahl Class) for his accurate problem solving using mixed numbers.

Max (Carroll Class) for his super sentence work.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Ollie for always setting a brilliant example to others and for being a calming influence.
Potter Class: Max for showing determination and resilience and for really enjoying forest school sessions. 
Carroll Class: Martha for being quietly confident and showing perseverance.
Dahl Class: Isaac for being a ray of sunshine and growing in independence.
Lewis Class: Ava F for her beautiful handwriting and her imagination. 
Shakespeare Class: Jacob for being thoughtful and trying his best all the time. 
Tolkien Class: Lois for her kindness and positivity.

Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:


'Spread the happiness' hot chocolate Friday took place this week, with Mr Devereux-Roberts enjoying a hot chocolate and a chat about pancake toppings with the award winners:


Holly -Jo (Milne Class); Albie  (Potter Class); Sophie O (Carroll Class);  Oscar (Dahl Class); Noah (Lewis Class); Imogen  (Shakespeare Class) and Phoebe B  (Tolkien Class).

Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 29th February 2020 as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:

Seb (Milne); Shane (Potter); Jayvin (Carroll); Sophie (Dahl): Charlotte (Lewis); Liam (Shakespeare) and Phoebe F (Tolkien).


Happy Birthday:

If you have celebrated your birthday this week, then many happy returns from us too!


The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was re team (Penrith) : yellow team (Grasmere) second;  green team (Thirlmere) third  and blue team (Penrith) fourth. Congratulations to everyone in red team for this week.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Big Maths Final - Helsby High School - Tuesday 3rd March.

Safety Assemblies - PCSO Neil Flannagan - Tuesday 3rd March.

Carroll Class Assembly - Wednesday 4th March @ 9am.

WORLD BOOK DAY - Thursday 5th March.

Volleyball Tournament - Frodsham Leisure Centre - Thursday 5th March.

Women's Day of Prayer - Frodsham Methodist Church - Year 6 - Friday 6th March 

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14th February 2020

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What's in the news:

Our 'Stars in their Eyes 2020' event was once again an immense success and saw 21 super talented children performing as their singing idols. The judges - Mrs Devereux Roberts, Miss Devereux-Roberts and Mr Kilborn - had the really difficult role of deciding on the winning acts which they eventually did and declared Edith, performing as Cilla Black, as the winner; with Minnie, performing as Lauren Alfred, coming in second place and Will, performing as Freddie Mercury and Amelia, performing as Lily Allen coming in joint third. Will was also declared the children's winner with Tom, performing as Ed Sheeran and Layla, performing as Anne Marie being declared the best newcomers. Congratulations to all our winners and super congratulations to all the performers and our talented dance crew.  

Please see marketing tweet sent out this week.



What has happened in school this week:

Classes celebrated 'eSafety Day' this week in school with the children looking at and understanding the need to be safe when online. If parents would like us to run another CEOP information evening, then please contact school and we can look at delivering a session in the summer term.

The PTA Valentine's Disco proved to be very popular on Wednesday evening. Love was certainly in the air if you look on Twitter! Thank you to the parents and staff who helped make this event a lovely event.

Jane Ashcroft - a volleyball coach - delivered a volleyball coaching session with Year 5 and Year 6 on Thursday morning which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children taking part. We look forward to selecting a squad to participate in a tournament after the half term break.

Friday afternoon was the Year 4 Talent Show with a range of acts including comedy, singing, piano playing,a Pokemon talk and coding demonstration. Well done to all who took part. Congrats to the Winner who was Will and runners up Natalya and James.

What has made me smile this week:

Being away from school this week, due to attendance at the Cheshire West and Chester Headteacher's Conference, I have been able to follow events at school on Twitter. Seeing the very happy faces of the children at the Valentines disco made me smile lots.


Headteacher Awards:

Alfie (Carroll Class) for his additional home learning activities.

Oscar (Shakespeare Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Zane (Shakespeare Class) for his super book review.

Jess and Sophie J (Carroll Class) for their super progress in reading.

Ruby P and Ella G (Tolkien Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Molly, James B-H and Freddie (Lewis Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Jakob (Dahl Class) for being a big help for Miss Hall on Friday.

Ashton, Sam and Dexter (Shakespeare Class) for their super poetry work.

Luciana (Potter Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Mia W and Eloise (Shakespeare Class) for completing their bookmarks.

Cara (Milne Class) for her busy job focus.

Thomas (Carroll Class) for reading lots at home.

Bruce and Poppy (Carroll Class) for their story writing.

Jack C (Lewis Class) for his diary writing.

Issy G (Tolkien Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Jack L (Dahl Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Jack J (Dahl Class) for his confidence in the Year 3 class assembly.

Erica (Dahl Class) for coming into school with a positive attitude.

Shane, Isaac, Olivia, Barnaby, Abbie, Ella, Robyn, Sophie (Potter Class) who have all completed their reading bookmark. 

Jasmine, Freddie, Poppy, Natalya and Molly (Lewis ) for amazing deep thinking in their RE written assessment.

Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Ella for always being such a delight to teach. She has lots of friends and has been working hard on her handwriting.

Potter Class: Imogen for being a whizz at maths, science, literacy and spellings. She never gives up, always keeps trying her very best. 
Carroll Class: Sophie J for  continuing to go from strength to strength, working hard on her maths, shows great determination and a pleasure to teach. 
Dahl Class: Aysha for excellent manners, beautiful presentation on all of her work, she is kind and creative. 
Lewis Class: Alfie P for his amazing personal qualities and always makes others smile, beautiful handwriting and has completed a great face file. 
Shakespeare Class: Lilia for always showing kindness and working particularly well in literacy.
Tolkien Class: Liv for always working to the best of her ability. She is sensitive to the needs of others, kind and mature.


Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:

'Spread the happiness' hot chocolate Friday took place this week, with Mrs Read enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners:
James (Milne Class); Casper (Potter Class); Alex (Carroll Class); Isabelle  (Dahl Class);  Aiden(Lewis Class); Zane  (Shakespeare Class) and Alice (Tolkien Class). 


Friday Top Table:


The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 14th February 2020 as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:


 Jenson (Milne); Joey (Potter); Isla (Carroll); Jakob (Dahl): Alex (Lewis); Rosi (Shakespeare) and Ethan (Tolkien).

Happy Birthday:


In our Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Harrison, Ruby M, and Molly W.  If you have celebrated your birthday this week, then many happy returns from us too!

The Winning House Team:


The winning house team for this week was blue team (Penrith) with 896  points: yellow team (Grasmere) second with 615  points; red team (Coniston) third with 503  points and green team (Thirlmere) fourth with 481 points. Congratulations to everyone in blue team for this week.


What we are looking forward to next week:

Enjoying spring half term break with family and friends.

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7th February 2020

Ian Devereux-Roberts (IDevereux-Roberts) on: The Buzz

What's in the news:

Please try and support the PTA's Valentine Disco next week and, following their meeting this week, please try and offer your support for all of the events planned for the remainder of this term and the summer term.  The focus for fundraising this year is to enhance our IT resources to support the teaching of the computing curriculum.

I am pleased to be able to share the news, on behalf of the governing body, that Mrs Atkin has been appointed as the teacher to cover Mrs McGrath's maternity leave. Following her acquiring qualified teacher status, fully supported and funded by school, it is a delight to be able to use her skills as a teacher from September. 

What has happened in school this week:

All the children had the pleasure of watching the dress rehearsal for 'Stars in their Eyes 2020' on Thursday morning. 21 children performed as their chosen singer - all superbly by all acounts - and the children have chosen their winner. All will be revealed later tonight. A streeetdance crew also performed and will do so tonight thus allowing the judges to decide their winners and runners-up. This event is always a real spectacle so if you are in the audience tonight them you are for a fabulous evening.

What has made me smile this week:

Miss Hopley has made me chuckle this week - all to do with a helpful sign!

Sporting Achievements:

Ten pupils - Manor 1 and Manor 2 - took part in a FAVSP basketball tournament at Frodsham Leisure Centre on Thursday afternoon. Luke, Ethan, Ashton, Joshua, Oscar, Liv, Alice, Phoebe B, Ruby P and Robyn all played superbly demonstrating excellent skills and showed true team spirit. Although not placed in the top three, both teams came very close. Many congratulations!

Headteacher Awards:

Layla (Dahl Class) for completing her reading bookmark.

Marnie (Carroll Class) for her Beanstalk Café writing.

Oisin, Lois and Elizabeth (Tolkien Class) for completing their reading bookmarks.

Imogen (Shakespeare Class) for her book review.

Lilia and Isla (Shakespeare Class) for their applying fraction knowledge work.

Ben, Will and Oliva (Lewis Class) for completing their reading bookmarks. 

Jacob (Dahl Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Sophie E and Poppy (Carroll Class) for their character descriptions.

Rhys (Tolkien Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Harrison (Tolkien Class) for his accuracy in multiplying decimals.

Rosa and Maya (Dahl Class) for Bible races on the Ipads.

Daisy (Tolkien Class) for her percentages work in maths.

Samuel (Potter Class) for completing his reading bookmark.

Harry (Shakespeare Class) for his quel temps fait - il? work.

Presentation Awards:

Marnie (Carrol Class) for her wonderful handwriting.


Our Celebration Assembly superstars:

Milne Class: Isaac for his excellent maths skills and for making an amazing kite. 
Carroll Class: Aidan for his complete commitment to his learning.
Dahl Class: Erin for being a quiet, determined and hardworking member of Year 3.
Lewis Class: James B-H for impressing adults with his mathematical reasoning skills and his excellent literacy ideas.
Shakespeare Class: Lochlan for his non-chronological report and his super science work. 
Tolkien Class: Amelia for her outstanding attitude to learning.

Our 'Spread the happiness' superstars:

'Spread the happiness' hot chocolate Friday took place this week, with Mrs Hughes enjoying a hot chocolate with the award winners:

 Henry (Milne Class); Elliott (Carroll Class); Chloe (Dahl Class); Ava  (Lewis Class); Marcus (Shakespeare Class) and Lucie (Tolkien Class)

Friday Top Table:

The following children, with a friend, sat at the special dining table on Friday 7th February 2020 as they had been chosen by the Midday Assistants for exemplary manners and behaviour at lunchtime:

 Mason (Milne); Max (Potter); Aidan (Carroll); Isaac (Dahl): Zach B (Lewis); Harry (Shakespeare) and Alysha (Tolkien).


Happy Birthday:

In our Celebration Assembly, we sang Happy Birthday to Mia E, Jenson and Chloe. If you have celebrated your birthday this week, then many happy returns from us too!


The Winning House Team:

The winning house team for this week was yellow team (Grasmere) with 540 points: green team (Thirlmere) second with 470 points; blue team (Penrith) third with 469 points and red team (Coniston) fourth with 466 points. Congratulations to everyone in yellow team for this week.

What we are looking forward to next week:

Dahl Class Assembly - Wednesday 12th February @ 9am.

Year 1 Mini-kickers after school session - Wednesday 12th February

PTA Valentines Disco - Wednesday 12th February 

Volleyball taster sessions - Year 5 and Year 6 - Thursday 13th February.

Dodgeball Festival - Thursday 13th February - Frodsham Leisure Centre.

Lewis Class Talent Afternoon - Friday 14th February @ 2.15pm.

Break for Spring Half term - Friday 4th February @ 3.15pm.

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