Archive for January, 2015

Our Year 6 pupils continue to learn about the fascinating topic of Evolution. Today they were given an idea and some appreciation of the tiny fraction of time that human beings have actually existed when compared to the life of the planet. They were introduced to the concept through the ‘toilet roll timeline’…





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It is always the absolute highlight of my day when children come to my office, proudly showing their work and learning. So far, today, I have had two visits.

Let’s just say that Joel was one of our more reluctant writers… But not anymore… Joel is truly developing a GROWTH MINDSET…


Acknowledgement from Goldfinch Class, Manor Primary – fellow members of the great blogging community… thank you Goldfinch…


Joel was soon followed by a group of our very youngest writers… Great stuff!!


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Throughout the Summer term of 2014, our Year 5 children worked with Grace Dunn of the Anne Frank Trust UK. Grace made the children aware of all the issues surrounding the Holocaust, through the inspirational Anne Frank and her own thoughts and recollections, recorded in her diary. On becoming Anne Frank Ambassadors, our Year 5 pupils hosted events for local schools, presenting their own work and showing groups around the Anne Frank exhibition loaned to us by the Trust. At this poignant time of the year we would like once again to extend our thanks to Grace and her Anne Frank Trust colleagues, and thank them for the valuable work that they do.

In September 2014, the same group of pupils travelled to Amsterdam where they benefitted from the expertise and knowledge of the Anne Frank House Education team. The time we spent in the house will long be remembered by everyone who went. A special thank you goes to Jurmet Huitema-de Waal.






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A very proud Jamie (Year 1) is learning to form his letters…


We have agreed a date and put it in the diary…


Jamie’s challenge is to be able to write his name. we agreed a time-scale. Jamie is up for the challenge!!

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KS1 have held their Bader Parliament member elections.

The following 4 Junior Ministers will join our 8 KS2 ministers in forming our very first Bader School Parliament.

Joe (Y2)
Daisy  (Y2)
Alicia (Y3)
Sam (Y3)

Congratulations to all 12 ministers!

We look forward to meeting James Wharton M.P. in school, in February, and to visiting the Houses of Parliament in April.

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Our first 8 ministers met this afternoon to discuss and agree upon responsibilities to be held in the first Bader School Parliament.

Ciaran (Prime Minister)

Michael (Deputy Prime Minister)

Ellie (Minister for Sport)

Ebony (Minister for Charity)

Lilly (Minister for Community)

Xander (Minister for Culture)

Ellie (Minister for Learning)

Kieran (Minister for the Environment)

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Pupils and staff from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 gathered in the School Hall yesterday (Monday) to listen to 19 presentations prepared by prospective members of the inaugural Bader Parliament. A respectful and interested audience listened to 19 well prepared and thoughtful speeches. The ballot followed immediately afterwards. All pupils considered the presentations given and voted for their 1st choice, 2nd choice and 3rd choice. 3 points were awarded for a first choice, 2 for a second, and 1 for a third. The top scoring candidate would become Prime Minister, the second top, Deputy Prime Minister, with the next six top scoring becoming Minsters.


Voting for the election of 4 additional ministers from KS1 will take place this Thursday


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Excitement is building by the day at Bader as Monday approaches…

Many of the Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children are preparing their presentations as they ready themselves for the Bader Parliament Election to be held on Monday 12th January.

Prospective Bader Parliament members will put their case to all of the Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 children, stating why they would make a good representative of their peers in the newly formed Parliament.

The Bader Parliament will be made up as follows:

Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Learning, Minister for Sport, Minister for Culture, Minister for Charity, Minister for the Environment, Minister for Community.

These 8 Ministers will be elected from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6, by all of the pupils in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

A further 6 Ministers will be elected from Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3, by all of the pupils in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3. they will serve as Junior Ministers, supporting the 6 Ministers with responsibilities from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

Miss Cant and Mr Feasey will take joint responsibility for the position of Speaker.

Teachers will be allocated to support the work of the Ministers and Junior Ministers with named responsibilities.

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