Keep up to date with all that we have going on here at Manor Hill. The pupils and staff enjoy documenting learning and experiences with photographs. This is where you can see for yourself just how fun learning at Manor Hill can be!
Year 3 had a super time at Conkers, they were Vikings for the day and had so much to tell us when they got back!
Walk like an Egyptian!
The children in Year 4 had a wonderful time at The Birmingham Museum viewing artefacts and taking part in workshops to extend their learning.
Roman Soldier Visit
We were delighted to welcome Gaius the Soldier back to Manor Hill, Year 3 were able to tell him all of their Roman Knowledge and he was most impressed!
Christmas Jumper Day
Well done to everyone for getting involved, we raised £96.00 for The Donna Louise Trust!
Ford Green Hall
Year 1 had a super time at Ford Green Hall meeting Samuel Pepys to discuss the events of the Great Fire of London.
Times Table Rock Stars Rock Off !
We were so proud of our Rockstars who represented the school at a MAT wide Maths competition. Manor Hill came joint first because of the excellent mental Maths and super fast recall. Well done!
To get us feeling Autumnal we held a Scarecrow Competition and had some very imaginative entries, thank you to those who took part!
Harvest at Manor Hill
All of our classes prepared some super presentations for the Harvest Assembly this year. Here are Year 3, who delivered an important message about food waste.
Don’t waste water!
We were all fascinated to learn about what happens to the water we have used and how water makes it way to our homes, we took a very important message away from the assembly, don’t waste water!
Year 4 Conkers Trip
Year 4 had a fantastic day exploring all that Conkers had to offer, their workshops were linked to the Stone Age topic and they were really able to show off their prior learning.
Off to the workhouse!
To launch their new class novel, Oliver!, Year 2 dressed up as Victorians and performed so drama to represent scenes from the book, they were super!
Gruffalo spotted at Manor Hill!
After a long day out in Forest School building dens for the Gruffalo and the Mouse and going on a very exciting treasure hunt, Reception class were delighted to find a brand new friend and story book and a mud cake to enjoy!
Stones and Bones
What is it like to be an archaeologist? Year 4 found out when they excavated a section of the school field, this helped them to write some excellent persuasive job advertisements afterwards!
Year 2 Blists Hill Visit
Year two kicked off their topic of ‘Twisting Times’ with a visit to the Victorian Town at Blists Hill. They found out what life was like and how different it was to today. Much fascination was found in making their own bricks and learning all about school life.
Year 4 Graduation
We bid farewell to our fabulous Year 4 cohort with a graduation ceremony and morning tea. It was a super day for all
West Midlands Safari Park
As a final treat to end the year Year 4 had a fun filled day seeing lots of wild animals and going on some exciting rides.
Pirates vs Mermaids
Year 1-4 put on such a wonderful performance for their end of year show. Set in Me Hearty High School, a band of pirates needed help to overcome the ultimate problem- learning how to swim. They found help from the mermaids and in the end decided to share the seas together!
Sports Day 2019
Well done to all our our children for competing in Sports Day together this year, it was such fun to see everyone participating in the races and cheering each other on!
To mark our conversion to Academy Status we held an Aspiration Day to reinforce the fact that we can be anything if we work hard! All of the children and teachers dressed up as what they want or wanted to be in the future. We had everything from astronaut to dolphin trainer, engineer to marine biologist! We are so proud of all of our pupils and just know they will all go on to great things!
Live Music Performance
We did so enjoy a special concert given to us! We recognised many of the songs and learned all about the instruments, a great treat!
Year 1 had a Space-tastic visit to Jodrell Bank as part of their Infinity and Beyond topic, they learned all about Tim Peake and satellites in two exciting workshops.
Animal Man Visit
EYFS and Year 1 had the great pleasure of meeting Spike and his animal friends, the children (and teachers!) were very brave when holding the unusual species and asked some great questions.
Year 2 enjoyed a taste of Forest School at Manor Hill, a super challenging and rewarding experience.
Super cycling skills were on show as Y3 completed their Level 2 Bikeability award.
Early Years had the most wonderful experience of observing chicks hatch in their classroom. The children were very quiet and patient whilst waiting for the new arrivals and have had looked after them incredibly well.
In aid of Red Nose Day we donned our trainers and climbed our school staircase 655 times to equal the height of Mount Kilimanjaro. With everyone taking a turn this was a real achievement and we were proud to raise £191.02 for such a worthwhile charity.
Save the Planet!
We are committed to reducing our plastic waste as much as we can and have many recycling schemes going on at school, which is why when we were offered an assembly on the subject from Katie from Stafford Borough Council and Tracey from the SWAPP Litter group we said yes! Watch this space for more news on how we are helping to reduce waste in our local area.
We celebrated Shrove Tuesday in style by tucking in to some delicious pancakes!
World Book Day
Fairy Tale costumes reigned supreme at Manor Hill’s World Book Day 2019, we had a wonderful time watching a special performance of Little Red Riding Hood too.
We had such a great time at our disco! We celebrated having a school full of wonderful friends to play with and care about.
Year 3-4 welcome a Roman Soldier
What a wonderful experience it was to have Gaius the Roman in our school for a whole day. The pupils in Year 3 and 4 learned all about the lived experience of a Roman. In the afternoon they put their knowledge to good use in a real battle in the hall with lots of instructions and orders to follow.
Birches Valley Trip
Year 2 had a super time at Birches Valley learning all about a forest habitat. They made clay hedgehogs with natural materials and experimented with casting animal footprints, they even squeezed in a game of hide and seek!
NSPCC Number Day
We celebrated Number Day with a dressing up and mega maths quiz event. We raised £71.00 for this super charity and had fun doing so!
Year 3 and 4 Crime Scene
What a shock Year 3 and 4 had during their first week back to find a criminal investigation in their classroom! Clues included purple slippers and murray mint wrappers left at the scene. They guessed that Gangsta Granny was to blame and they were right!
Type 1 Diabetes Superheroes
We had an incredible day on 14th November. We all dressed up and held a bake sale to raise money for JDRF on World Diabetes Day. We raised over £200 pounds!
Thank you to our Head Girl and Boy for taking part in the Stone Remembrance Day Parade. They represented our school brilliantly by paying their respects and laying a wreath on behalf of us all.
Back in time to 1900s Willenhall, the Year 2 class had a great experience learning all out the way of life back then and how a family house and business worked. I think it is safe to say that they all prefer their modern day comforts!
Year 2 started their topic, Nutritious and Delicious with a fantastic visit to Cadbury World. Here they learned all about the journey from bean to bar and sampled some delicious treats too.
Once again Manor Hill created a fabulous float to join the Stone Carnival Parade. This year our theme was Recycled Rainforest and over 7 weeks, teachers, parents and pupil worked together in a craft club to create all that we needed. It really was a team effort and we hope you agree the results were fantastic! Well done and thank you to all!
We all enjoyed a fantastic royal spread to celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it was lovely to celebrate this important event together.
Year 2 and 3 have worked their socks off to learn all about plants in science and to design a sensory garden by researching, selecting and purchasing plants. They made their visions into reality with the kind help and generosity of their parents and have created a fabulous garden plot on the field. This project has really captured their imaginations and we cannot wait to see what they grow next!
We love our Mums!
We showed our families just how much we appreciate our mums by holding a special assembly to celebrate all that they do for us.
A super showcase of Easter songs, poems, stories and dances from our talented children really kicked off our Easter Week of celebrations!
The Great Manor Hill Bake Off
All of the teachers unearthed their whisks to get creative and make some delicious cakes. We raised £135.72 thanks to generous purchasing by our fantastic families. Proceeds went to the Donna Louise Trust. Well done everyone!
Healthy Eating Day
We had a great day learning about Healthy Eating and using pedal power on the smoothie bike to make delicious smoothies.
We were so happy to welcome back Twitter, Smartie and Cutie, the chickens we hatched here a year ago. They live happily with Mrs Proudman now and had a great time exploring the hall and meeting the children again.
Year 4 visit the Sealife Centre
A trip to Birmingham Sealife Centre was enjoyed by Year 4. Their topic, the Blue Abyss was enhanced by the trip to see some wonderful creatures.
Wolseley Bridge Trip Year 2/3
Year 2 and 3 packed so many activities into their trip, from making scented potions, tree measuring and bird watching to relay races and garden centre shopping! Such a lot of learning and certainly a lot of fun!
World Book Day
We had a super day celebrating World Book Day together as a school. We enjoyed a parade and working with our families in a book workshop session too. Great costumes were worn by all, here are our David Walliams characters, do you recognise them?
Pancake Flipping Fun
We had such fun on Tuesday 13th February, learning all about Shrove Tuesday and making, flipping and eating pancakes. In our competition we reached an incredible 19 flips in 30 seconds!
Year 1 visit Ford Green Hall
Learning about the Great Fire of London was really brought to life by Samuel Pepys at Ford Green Hall. The children really impressed with their knowledge and learned lots more too.
Christmas Jumper Day
Here are our wonderful Nursery looking super in their Christmas Jumpers. We raised funds for Save the Children and enjoyed feeling festive too!
Key Stage 1 and 2 gave a tremendous performance of their play. Would the angels learn their song in time? What was the big star for and Why did the innkeepers have no room? All was revealed by our super talented cast!
Year 4 in the Mines
Heading underground at Apedale Mine was certainly a new experience for year 4 and it helped them to write some super setting descriptions too.
Year 1 Think Tank
What a super time Year 1 had learning all about Space at the Think Tank Museum. It was a great end to their Moon Zoom Project and we loved their assembly to tell us all about it too.
We were delighted to welcome Laura Samuels, Silver Medal winner to our school. The children had great fun being put through their paces for the sponsored event.