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Manorfield Muscles

As many of you will appreciate, our children are growing up in fast-moving and ever-changing world.  Whilst the knowledge and skills taught in school are important, the attitudes and characteristics shown as they tackle a challenging question or ponder as a group are just as vital.  These are the attitudes and characteristics that they will stay with them through to adulthood.

At Manorfield we recognise the importance of teaching and strengthening these characteristics and have introduced them as our ‘Manorfield Muscles’.  We will be incorporating the language into our lessons and taking part in activities targeting particular characteristics, all to help children become more aware of the characteristics that they excel in but also the areas that they may want to strengthen.  

You will begin to see our ‘Manorfield Muscles’ up and referred to in school, in our newsletters, on homework and, in time, spoken about by the children themselves.  Please support us by using the same language with your children at home; future newsletters will provide ideas for activities that you could try with your children to help strengthen their ‘Manorfield Muscles’.  If your child shows any of these characteristics outside of school, why not take a photo and let us know about it via the school email address or class teacher.  We will be displaying photos up and around school to celebrate their efforts and achievements!

Year Group

Our Christian Values

Manorfield Muscles

EYFS

Thankfulness

Listening, teamwork, kindness, creativity

Year

1 & 2

Forgiveness, trust

Enthusiasm, concentration, independence, self-control, confidence, listening, teamwork, kindness, creativity

Year

3 & 4

Respect, compassion

Perseverance, courage, good humour, resilience, curiosity, enthusiasm, concentration, independence, self-control, confidence, listening, teamwork, kindness, creativity

Year

5 & 6

Endurance, wisdom

Optimism, self-efficacy, integrity, perseverance, courage, good humour, resilience, curiosity, enthusiasm, concentration, independence, self-control, confidence, listening, teamwork, kindness, creativity

 

MUSCLE WORKOUT

Concentration

There are many activities and games that can be done at home to help develop and strengthen concentration – one of our Manorfield Muscles.  You can train and strengthen a child’s ability to concentrate and focus by playing concentration games that require thinking, planning and the use of memory.  Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and card games such as ‘Memory’ and ‘Uno’ actually improve attention for words, numbers and pictures, while picture puzzles—in which your younger child has to look for things that are ‘wrong’ in the picture or look for hard-to-find objects—also improve attention and increase concentration.

Have a go at home and don’t forget to send in any photos or messages letting us know about how your child is strengthening their ‘Manorfield Muscles’ outside of school.