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​Lots of parents have been asking about Bug Club - your child can read a selection of books online at home, just visit and log in with our school code wg9t


Ask your teacher for your logon if you don't know it! It's a great way to practise your reading, and it even asks comprehension questions. 



​At Manor, we have a different value each month to learn about and focus on. This month, our value is love. We thought about how we show love and Mr Hawkins read a story about a mango tree with monkeys and a bad king who did not love his subjects. 3B made a great display about love for the reception area, and there are lots of other displays round school!​




​We painted  the snow picture then we cut them out trees and buildings. next we stuck in the buildings and tree then we painted  on top.

we  got some shapes of  love harts because our value is love after that we cut them out and wrote on them.




by Kyliemay / Eliabeth.


All about our volcano pictures and topic

Here in 3b we have a flowing topic we are already making volcanoes models which are active!

We are lava lovers!


By Ben and Elizabeth


In D+T we have been making volcanoes. Miss Bowles she's already made hers out of papier-mâché and paint.


By Lucas.T.


​by Ryan

Yesterday I made a book review of Mr Gum.

It is where Mr Gum has to keep his garden tidy otherwise a Fairy (that lives in his bathtub) will hit him with a frying pan.  

Mr Guy said that we had to write a book review about the latest books we have read.

All of our class has been doing it.



Trust: is someone your trust like going to use the ipad's







by rebecca 


​You may not know that as well as a general election today, we have held our own election at Manor School! The children were very excited to take part in the democratic process, and to learn all about how elections work. 6 Year 6 children were our candidates, each with an idea of how to spend £200 to improve the school. We watched their campaign videos and cast our ballots, choosing between new books, art supplies, basketball nets and basketballs or equipment for the Juniors' 'trim trail'. Year 4 were in charge of counting the votes, and in the end a clear majority (over 200 pupils!) voted for a trampoline!




The Snowy Owls and their families must have been busily eating cereal the past few days as we now have plenty of cereal boxes for our exciting art and design project! The children have learnt lots about our new topic: The Victorians and especially about what the rich people's houses were decorated like.

Here are the foundations of our Victorian dolls house and the carefully planned rooms year 3 will construct in pairs!

Photos of our progress will follow next week!




Hummingbird class have been working extremely hard in their music lessons with the talented Mr Fullylove. They have all learnt so much in such a short amount of time. Keep up the good work, you sound fantastic!!!


Miss Davies ​​​



First we did cooking. In cooking we had scales and we made dough and then we shaped it. 

Second we did toy making and me and my group made a doll out of card bord and soft matirie.

Third we did victorian games hopscotch skittles football and last we did the school room. We had slate bords we did a flower abc and it was very scary and we did our three times table and our four times table. It was fun and if we did not sit strate we had the back stratener and if we were figeting we had our fingers tied behind us in a wooden figeting thing. It had three bits that you put your fingers In.

Madison- Snowy Owls

On the 12th of November, we were doing a victorion day at manor school and we dressed up as victorions . First we went to the cooking and we made sticky dough and we had to use are fingers. After that we made dolls and toys but the girls had to make dolls and the boys made the toys that were on the bord. Later, when we did the toys,  we whent onto the play ground with mr Handwell and we did lots of fun activites and and we did hula hoops, Football, skipping,marbles,skittles and beenbags. When we had fnnished that, we went to the school room and my favrourite was that we got to use the slait bords and we got a sertificate and a booklet with all the stuff that we did.When we did a little bit of work in the school , Jacob had to put thje dust hat on and max had to put his fingers in the finger stocks and Baily had to even put the back syraigtner behind his back. When Bailey had the Back straightner behind his back  and so did Joseph did as well we had to copy what was on the bord. Overall the victorion day was rilly nice and my favourite part was making bread because we got to make sticky bread. Ella-Mae Snowy owls















​Firstly we went on the train, it took a long time to get to London. When we got there we took an underground train from Paddington to Westminster. We got off the train and we saw the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.

We had to queue a long time to get to security and saw a policeman with a machine gun. There were also helicopters because MPs were discussing the Syrian war. We went to the Terrace by the river after walking through the Palace of Westminster.

At the reception we met a man called Jonathan, our MP's researcher. He offered for us to go to the Syrian bombing debate at 6pm, after the reception. We also met a doctor who was 103 years old and someone called Hailey from Allergy Adventures, who makes important videos about keeping children with allergies safe.

After the speeches we met Ed Vaizey who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Wantage and Didcot and a Minister of the Government. We asked him some questions and he asked us some too. Then we went to watch the debate, which was really interesting.

Then we went to Covent Gardens to see the Christmas lights and our Dad nearly knocked over Penelope Keith  - Mum says she is a famous actress from 'The Good Life'.

When we got home we saw the news was all about the debate we had seen for real. It was past our bedtime!

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​Ms Wigley gave Mrs Whyte the great idea to get the Snowy Owls to memorise one times table fact a day.

So far this week we have learned 8 x 3 = 24.

Amazingly, because we have learnt this, we have also learnt 3 facts for free!  

3 x 8 =24      24 ​÷ 8 =3      24÷3=8


Can you work out our 4 facts that go with our times table today from these images (all images show the same idea)?

WE COULD! (Answers at the bottom!)




The main two facts are   8 x 4 = 32   and     4 x 8 = 32  

but we now can also work out that:  

32 ÷ 8 = 4   

32 ÷ 4 = 8


Well done Snowy Owls, super times tables.



​In hawks class we have been learning our times tables. We practise them every day. Look how many times tables Dillan did!



This week we have been concentrating on Read for my school!

If you want to make an account.1 go to

2 select "pupil login"

3 enter your child's classroom code, username, and password and click "login" then read all you want and have fun!!!  


by Masha


We have been learning about the Romans, in art we've been doing mosaics. 

And also in art we've been doing

Roman shields and if you want a paper

Sord. by Lauren




In Hawks class we have been making up our own

characters and we made our own wanted posters with our characters .

By Joe


In Literacy we’ve been designing our very

own Roman myth characters.

We all made funny names for our...

Roman myth, characters I called

Mine Jakeious!!!!We used different body

Parts to create our very

Own Roman myth character!!!!

By Jake



​Yesterday, Wednesday 10th February, year 3 and 4 had a visit from an author called Gillian Overitt. She has published a book called Max's Magical Dream! She also published a short story called Joseph -which was about a giraffe!

The children listened to the first gripping chapter of the book called 'the painting' and then had an imagination workshop.

The children found it very inspiring and helpful for them writing their myths this week!

"I thought the book was very interesting!" Stanley

"I liked it when the lady threw the alien frisby across the hall!" Luca

"I liked it when we imagined an alien story!" Javannah

"I liked it when she read us the story." Zak

"I liked the Joseph book about the giraffe!" Harmony

At the end of the day, some children purchased the books and are already reading them!



​Snowy Owls would like to say a big thank you to Manor school for our new books!

We love them! xxx​​IMG_0243[1].JPGIMG_0242[1].JPGIMG_0241[1].JPGIMG_0240[1].JPG



Well done to Manor School ‘First Access Strings’ and Manor School Orchestra! A fantastic night at the Didcot schools' instrumental concert at The Cornerstone Arts Centre.

Each and every child took pride in their performance and showed the audience the young talent of Manor School!


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Today Mrs Whyte read us a story called Cushy Butterpat goes wild! which is about a teacher, who would be described as dull by her class and colleagues, who goes on a very exciting summer holiday! She dresses as a man to catch a boat to South America, joins a carnival dressed as an elephant, spends some time with an African Tribe, wins money in a card game and even escapes being strangled by a huge snake!

As part of the Big Book Off challenge the children:

experienced a teacher reading a story,

Discussed the dilemma of escaping a snake, through conscious alley,

made book related board games,

described the character,

Described and acted out a carnival of animals using props,

researched a famous illustrator (Quentin Blake) 

and read some poetry!

Lots of fun!!










​Today in year 3 and 4 we had a roman was fun. First we went and made mosaics, then we went to break. Click this link to watch a video. After the video we tried it out.


All the children had a fantastic day!!!!! 

Roman Cafe

On Friday the 18th of march we made pizzas, and since we made so many we decided to share them with our family and our friends. They absolutely LOVED them!

 by Masha, Jake and Josh



The annual competition that may have seen your child glued to a paper or e-book for the last couple of months has come to an end. We will find out if Manor school won a prize in the nationwide competition in the coming months but to celebrate the achievements of Manor school children,​ we held a final assembly.

The following 10 children, who made up our leaderboard, succeeded in reading over 1000 books between them (about a quarter of the total books read by the juniors) which was a huge achievement! WELL DONE!IMG_0491[1].JPGIMG_0490[1].JPGIMG_0492[1].JPGIMG_0493[1].JPG


Scott, in year 6, also recieved an award for writing an amazing book summary of A Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Well done Scott!


Read For My School should return again next year!


For our new topic, 'What Lurks outside?' Snowy Owls visited the Forest School pond (on a fortunately lovely afternoon) and began a long term scientific observatio​n of the wildlife. We found tiny tadpoles eating algae, newts, frogs, ladybirds and other bugs! We identified which were food sources and which were living things. Our next step is to recap and understand habitats, food chains and life cycles. The children are very much looking forward to returning again soon!IMG_0484.JPGIMG_0485.JPG


​To give you as much notice as possible, we would like to let year 3 and 4 parents know that we have organised a trip for week 6 of next term! The trip will cost £4 per child.

We had aimed to get the letter out today but had not had the full confirmation by 3.05pm so this is just an initial communication to give you an idea of cost. A letter, giving all the information, will be given to your children in the first week back.

Thank you and have a lovely half term.

The Year 3 and 4 team 


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Our value this month is humility. Have you seen the lovely display in the Junior foyer? The children thought about how you need to be able to admit that not everything you do is perfect, and to appreciate the work that other people do for you.

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Manor School is always praised for our humility at sporting events, even if we win! We are always happy to win an award for good sportsmanship.

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This term our topic is STAYING ALIVE!!!We have been very busy with our topic.

We have made diner plates and smoothies and much much more.Our smoothies that we made were incredible. 

by Ella

Making our smoothie adverts!




Year 3 and 4 made smoothies. They used lots of different combinations of fruit. First we chopped up the fruit then we blended it all in the blender. After that we had a taste of it. Yum!

A few days later we planned and started making our adverts for the smoothies. Then we filmed them on iPads in front of our class. The next day we watched it then we voted for which group we thought was the best. Then year 3 and 4 performed there advert on the stage and the dragons (teachers and year 6 children) asked questions such as how much will they be where the fruit from is. When all the groups were done the dragons got together and decided what was the winning group the they asked all of the groups to stand on the stage and they

announced the winning group and why they chose that.   

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by Iola



Our new value is Honesty. 3D have written acrostic poems explaining how to be honest.

Honesty means telling the truth.

Only be honest to other people and always tell the truth.

Never be dishonest or untruthful.​

Even if you're an adult you should always tell the truth.

Some people are honest and don't tell lies and some are not.

Tell the truth all the time, even if you are scared.

You should never, ever be dishonest.

by 3D




During the last week of term year 3 and 4 took part in a Poetry Factor!

The week started with all of year 3 and 4 watching a clip of The MackBadgerz aka Mr MacKenzie and Mr Badger, performing the hit rap “When I say Kanga​”.

The children were then suitably inspired to write their own poems in pairs and groups, which they then edited and improved to make them fantastic. They then practised performing their poems in class before entering the unknown world of Judges’ Houses!


On the last day of term we were visited by the judges who announced which acts were through to the live final. The show was opened and closed with live performances by MackBadgerz and all of the children who performed did a brilliant job. The teachers were really impressed with everyone’s hard work and effort – there were some really fantastic performances and poems.​


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PE kits need to be in school, clearly labelled, in a bag from Monday until Friday.


PE kit consists of:


Black shorts

White T-shirt

Jogging Bottoms and top for outside (cold weather)

Trainers for outside – barefoot for inside


Please will you also encourage your child to bring in a water bottle for use every day.

We give out weekly Maths homework. In addition there will be topic based homework which your child will have a number of weeks to complete and could include; research, making, art work etc.


The children will be bringing home one reading book – a home reader. This is for the children to read at school and at home with an adult. Please could you continue to sign and comment in their Reading Record Book. Children must bring in their home reading book and reading record every day. Please feel free to use this as a home/school communication book. Whilst at school the children will also have a group reading book. This book will be kept at school and heard by an adult in a small group situation. Regular reading at home is an excellent way to support your child’s learning. The children will also have a weekly visit to the Junior library.