Some of the pirates at Manor Primary School yesterday, with their ship in the background. Pictured with them is teacher Mrs Mary Gunn, whose husband Jerry built the ship.

Pirates board their ship at Manor Primary School

Pirates has been a theme used to help make learning fun for children who started at Manor Primary School, Uckfield, for the first time this year.

They are lucky enough to have their own pirate ship in one of the classrooms and yesterday the children dressed up as if about to sail in her.


Manor Primary School pirates ready to set sail in their ship.

Manor business manager Ruth Western said the pirates theme has been used to support all the literacy learning and number working this term with activities such as treasure hunts wound into the project.

“Our teachers are always looking for ‘wow’ opportunities and experiences, such as trips out that are different to normal, and activities that bring the curriculum to life. The pirate theme is used in the Foundation Stage as part of our aim to deliver a rich and varied curriculum.”

Prospective parents and children visiting Manor on school open days which take place on Wednesday, November 30, at 9.30am, and on Thursday, December 1, at 1.30pm will be able to see the pirate ship and some of the work that has been done by this year’s children.

Manor families donate 11 boxes of food to Uckfield Foodbank

Eleven boxes of food were donated to Uckfield Foodbank by Manor Primary School families after Harvest Festival this week. Some of the fare can be seen below.


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