Year 11 Stand Down

On Friday 18th May, our Year 11 pupils were stood down from Carr Manor Community School. It's a long standing tradition that pupils are surprised with their stand down date, and this year was no different.

This means pupils will now just be attending school for revision sessions and their GCSE exams, before their Year 11 Prom in June.

Pupils were given 'Class of 2013 - 2018' t-shirts, which they had signed by fellow Year 11's and members of staff, who wrote farewell and good luck messages. Pupils had the chance to take photos with each other whilst reminiscing about their 5 years at Carr Manor.

We wish all our pupils the best of luck with their GCSE Exams and look forward to seeing them at their Year 11 Prom.

Sam’s Safari Visit

Reception and Year 1 pupils were lucky enough to be visited by Sam’s Safari.

The Year 1 children had a lovely afternoon exploring and learning about new animals. Linked with their big topic question ‘What surprises would you find if you went down to the woods today?‘ the children saw animals from woodlands all over the world! Pupils have been learning about the classification of animals and whether they are carnivores, omnivores or herbivores.

Reception pupils also had a brilliant day, and got to meet, learn about and handle lots of different animals. They met Sally the Giant African land snail, who was huge and super slimy, Tony the Tiger Salamander, who had the best smile and was very soft and Barry the Blue Tongued skink, who tried to pretend he was a snake by hiding his legs!

All the pupils had a fabulous time and were very appreciative to Sam’s Safari for taking the time to come and visit us!

Carr Manor Dash

The fourth annual Carr Manor Dash took place on Friday 4th May, which saw the first ever primary runners also getting involved in the competition.

Well done to all the runners – you were fantastic competitors and brilliant representatives for your House. It was also lovely to see pupils and staff cheering on their Houses and showing lots of support and encouragement.

There were 24 runners in total, representing Key Stages 2,3 and 4, who were selected via time trials they completed in their PE lessons.

The overall winners, based on the runners combined times, were Bremner House, who have now claimed their 2nd victory in only the fourth year of the competition.

Year 4 and 5 Residential

A very excited group of year 4 and 5 children had a fantastic time at our first ever Primary residential. All 39 children and 4 staff traveled to Peak Venture in
Kingswood where they stayed for two nights.

The children learned valuable team work and communication skills as they conquered the high ropes, screamed themselves silly on the 3G swing, abseiled
down the Kingswood tower and shot bows and arrows like Robin Hood! For some, however, the biggest challenge was back in the dorms where children had to make their own beds!

Great fun was had by all and a new tradition set at Carr Manor Community School's Primary Phase. We can't wait for the next one!

Carr Manor Goes To Iceland

Five pupils in Years 10 and 11 went on a bursary funded trip to Iceland, in partnership with Discover The World and the Geographical Association.

The trip, which aimed to bring the geography tectonic hazards topic to life, provided pupils with the opportunity to go caving in the lava tunnels, see one of the largest waterfalls in the world, the Gullfoss waterfall, and experience standing on a Mid-Atlantic Ridge which is between two tectonic plates moving 4cm apart each year.

“I thought the views in Iceland were incredible and I learnt a lot from the trip. We visited one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland … I was in awe as I had never seen anything like it.” – Safia Lees, Year 11 pupil.

The trip, which hoped to educate and inspire pupils to appreciate the natural beauty and spectacle of Iceland’s natural phenomena, was put on by Discover The World, an award-winning company that offer tailor made school trips and resources.

“I feel very privileged to have been given the opportunity to go on this trip. Iceland brought many wonders and I experienced some things which will stick by me for the rest of my life. The sights, scenery and landscape were overwhelming.” – Rasi Mizori, Year 11.

The immersive visit meant their classroom experiences have been brought to life, helping them prepare for their upcoming GCSE’s.

“The pupils were exemplary and embodied the Carr Manor Community School spirit on the visit.” – Mr Nock, geography teacher.