100 Days of School
Each year at Marown School we celebrate 100 Days of School and Learning.
Tomorrow, Wednesday 15th February, will be our 100th day of school (since the first day in September). In order to highlight the fact that we have been working hard at school for exactly 100 days, we will have a day of celebration on Friday 17th February.
For our 100 Days of School we will be raising money for Leonard Cheshire Disability.
To celebrate 100 years of Leonard Cheshire’s birth we will be taking part in the 100 for 100 event. The pupils will have class challenges to complete on Friday – they may be asked to hop on the spot 100 times, do 100 number facts, walk 100 times around the playground, or even read 100 pages of a book!
We would like to ask for a £1 donation to support this cause. We would be happy to accept this in copper or silver coins, to see if we can collect 100 coins in each class.
For this donation, Friday will also be a non uniform day.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
As I sit down to write this blog I find it hard to believe just how quickly the weeks are flying by and that we are already so far into the new academic year! We seem to have moved from running races at Sports Day in the lovely sunshine to the sounds of Christmas songs drifting from the school hall in a matter of minutes!
Our new Reception children have settled into school life really well and we hope that any families new to Marown this year have found the start to the year smooth and that you are enjoying being a part of our very special school community.
This term has already been incredibly busy in school in terms of events. We’ve also had some great trips and workshops, including the Year 5 trip to Port Skillion, and the whole of KS2 attending a concert at the Villa Marina.
We already have so much to be proud of this academic year. We were all so proud of the way our school rallied for MacMillan Coffee Morning as we raised over £485. The children, staff and grown ups really enjoyed the event, and it was so lovely to see just how proud the children were when they saw the total raised – a true lesson in the difference that can be made when a school community pulls together!
As we reach the end of term, Christmas fever has hit, as all phases in school have worked hard in putting their Christmas productions together. The very hardworking School Association also put on a fabulous Christmas fair on 25th November, which was brilliantly attended and has helped raise a great deal of essential funds for the pupils and school. We are always so grateful for their efforts and the money that they manage to raise for school. Any offers of help for future events would be gratefully received by the School Association, as they have some fun events planned for 2017. It is a great way to get involved with the wider Marown School community.
We have more exciting events coming up this week and in the new year – we are looking forward to Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, and sharing in the festive fun! Bring on the tinsel and mince pies…. Ho Ho Ho.. Merry Christmas!
Mr Longshaw - December 2016
A fantastic evening of stalls, games and crafts organised by Marown School Association. The event was extremely well supported and everyone had a great time. The school hall looked brilliant – with refreshments, bottle stall, crafts, lucky dip, the raffle and much, much more.
The evening went so well, there was a real Christmas buzz in the air. Thank you to all that supported us.
28th November 2016
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Each pupil (Year 6 will be helping the younger children) will be able to submit suggestions in the ‘Idea Boxes’ which are placed around school. The idea being that the pupil views will be made into a display in the entrance hall of our school.
I also want the pupil views to be presented to staff and governors, and some of the ideas to be incorporated into the 2016 whole school improvement plan.
Mr Longshaw 10th October 2016
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
On Friday 30th September we supported the Macmillan "World’s Biggest Coffee Morning" fund-raising event, by holding our very own coffee afternoon in the school hall, to which all parents and grown-ups were invited. Cakes were baked and grown ups came along for a chat, coffee and cake.
The afternoon was a lovely community event that also raised money for a very good cause. A special thank you to the parents and staff who helped serve, and to Mrs Morgan who organised the event. In total we raised the magnificent sum of £485!! This is an amazing achievement - WELL DONE TO ALL!
If I haven't yet seen or spoken to you, I hope you and your children have enjoyed the return to school.
I believe that Marown School is unique and special in many ways. Staff, governors, parents and children work together to make a welcoming and friendly community.
This academic year the school has just under 200 pupils on roll, in seven classes. The strong family like atmosphere is evident as soon as you walk through the door. This was very noticeable today during our school photographs.
We pride ourselves on knowing all our pupils well. We value each child and as a result of this ethos our children attain high standards and a sense of themselves, well equipped for success in their future.
Our aim is that every child who passes through our doors will be inspired with a love of life and learning – we do this partly through our learning toolkit - The ‘Marown Learning Jungle’. The toolkit encompasses our school values; learning dispositions; learning skills; the use of thinking tools and the UNICEF rights of the child. You will see the Learning Jungle in our corridors, in every classroom, and with the awards that are handed to the children during our Friday achievement assembly.
As parents you are always welcome into school to discuss any issues. I am always available to meet and discuss any concerns or successes too. Alternatively you can catch me when I’m on the yard for morning duty!
I hope to see as many of you as possible tomorrow afternoon for our MacMillan Coffee event. Refreshments will be served in the Hall from 2.30pm.
It was great to come back from the summer break with our front playground being resurfaced.
A planning application was put forward in the summer term to have the car park at the rear of the school (by the YR and Y1 playground) extended, creating 19 car park spaces and 1 space for the minibus. This would therefore, free up space around the front of the school during drop off and pick up times. I will keep you informed with this when I receive further updates.
Ian Longshaw, Headteacher
Year 5 were visited by special effects creator Steve Allen on Wednesday. The pupils made some fantastic sea creatures with Steve for this year's Peel Carnival.
June 2016 - Summer Term 2
A very warm welcome back to school for the second half of the Summer Term. I hope that you have all had a very enjoyable, relaxing and productive TT break.
This half term is always very busy – with the Western District Sports, Sports Day, the School Summer Fair (to name a few!), and us also welcoming the new Reception pupils for their induction days.
Walking round the school is such a joy at the moment. There are so many amazing things going on in all classrooms to support learning and thinking - visual maps, De Bono's hats, thinking skills, philosophy - the list is endless!
Mr Kim Johnson
At the end of last term we were visited by Mr Kim Johnson, the NAHT National President. Kim spent the day with us, and visited every year group, observed break time and had school lunch. He tweeted about his visit before he left the Island.
Thinking Schools Conference
On Monday I was asked to lead a workshop at the Thinking Schools International Conference in Swindon - presenting our learning toolkit, 'The Marown Jungle', and discussing our fabulous school. The talk was very well received, by a very receptive international audience - I hope that we can now develop links, and share practice, with others around the world.
Mr Longshaw, Headteacher
Manx Step into Quality Award - Tuesday 24th May
Congratulations to the YR and Y1 staff teams for achieving the Manx Step into Quality Award.
The award provides an opportunity for practitioners to spend focused time looking at what they do everyday and considering which parts work well and which could be improved upon.
The process has supported our early years and year 1 development, and has had a positive impact on practice and provision. Well done everybody!
A letter has gone home tonight (copy below) outlining the changes to ordering school uniform. This will no longer be done through the school office, instead parents will be able to order directly from the same suppliers, whenever they wish, with free delivery to school each month. You can click on the link below to go directly to the website
Door Security System
Contact us at:
Marown Primary School
Glen Darragh Road
Isle of Man
Tel: 01624 851428