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Values & Ethos

Manland Primary School is a supportive, caring community in which we encourage each other to achieve our potential in everything that we do. We have our own school values which we encourage the whole school community to demonstrate.  These values help us to become considerate of others in our school, as well as, helping us to become thoughtful citizens in the wider world.  Our whole school values run alongside our work on British Values. We have a Manland Values cup which is awarded each week to a pupil who has demonstrated one, or more, of our values.

Manland Values Trophy Winners

As part of the school community and the class community, it’s really important that everyone does the right thing and is where they need to be at the right time.  In the short time that I’ve been Maxi’s teacher, I’ve been struck by his conscientiousness, diligence and attentiveness.

He listens carefully to explanations, which means that I can give him feedback in the lesson and very quickly move his learning forward.  When lining up and transitioning around the school, Maxi is a role model to those around him and leads by example.  He never needs reminding or refocussing and that in itself, is impressive! 

Maxi, you are inspirational! I am very much enjoying having you in year 6 and I’m looking forward to our Year 6 journey – it’s going to be a great year!

Elliot is a kind, caring and thoughtful individual who displays all the Manland Values in his daily conduct.

Elliot is inspirational in lessons with his passionate answers and attitude toward his own learning.  He reads and researches topics and has inspired others to do the same.  Elliot has high aspirations for himself; he sees errors as a learning opportunity.  Any teacher at Manland would be lucky to have Elliot in his class!


Olivia consistently displays our Manland values. She is a responsible, kind member of the class and she always tries her best in everything she does.

Olivia always takes care of our classroom and will help people to tidy up things she hasn’t even explored herself. She has high aspirations for herself in all areas of learning, especially  in her writing.

Her behaviour for learning  is inspirational, and she is a wonderful role model to her peers. She will hold open doors for people walking past, she listens attentively during lessons and continues her learning at home!

Well done, Olivia!

Harry is the recipient of the Manland Values Award on 23rd June! 

Harry has inspired us with his attitude towards learning this year. He is always very positive and comes into school every day with a smile on his face.  

Harry has shown aspiration and taken responsibility for his learning by working incredibly hard in all lessons; this has been particularly noticeable in maths recently, where he has been developing his addition skills. 

Harry has a very kind-hearted nature and shows a genuine concern for others. Harry, you should be incredibly proud of yourself this year! 

Luca has put a huge effort into his school life recently.  Every morning, Luca comes into school with a huge smile on his face, greeting everyone he sees and holding doors open for them.  

Luca has been working so hard in lessons and this has been particularly noticeable in Maths.  Luca not only takes his time and uses the resources around him, but is keen to contribute to discussion and share his learning.  

His kind-hearted nature has been particularly noticeable recently in the way he has shown care and concern for others who are hurt or upset.

Well done Luca, you should be so proud of everything you have achieved this year.

Connor continually displays the Manland values in his own quiet and committed way. 

In particular, he shows a great deal of responsibility in his approach to learning and has excelled when completing the tricky end of KS1 assessments recently.

Connor also shows high aspirations and often inspires us with the all interesting facts that he has learned at home.

Well done Connor!

The 26th May recipient of the Manland Values Award is Thomas C.

Thomas has inspired us with his determination to learn and improve his phonics and reading this year.

He has shown aspiration and taken responsibility for his own learning by working incredibly hard each week, both at school and at home. We are really proud of the dedication you have shown and the progress you have made this year.

Well done Thomas!

Inayah consistently displays all of the Manland Values in both the classroom and across the school.

She is a good role model, showing responsibility and she inspires others with her excellent behaviour.  Inayah always follows instructions and is always fully engaged in lessons. Inayah has high aspirations for herself and her learning, and she always tries her best in all lessons.

She is a very kind and friendly member of both Year 3 and Manland, which has been noticed by many adults across the school.  Well done Inayah!

The 12th May recipient of the Manland Values Award is Magda Koutsi from Year 6! Magda truly epitomises all of our Manland Values.

In class, Magda demonstrates aspiration by applying herself 100% to every task she completes.  In English, she carefully scrutinises the success criteria to make sure her writing has the ‘wow’ factor.  In Maths, she is always able to consolidate previous learning and apply this to new topics so that she makes rapid progress.

With a lovely, warm sense of humour, Magda is highly thought of in our class.  Anyone meeting Magda will be struck by her integrity and calm demeanour.  Several times this year, various adults have taken the time to let her teacher know how kind and patient Magda has been with other students.  What an inspiration!

Congratulations Magda!

Eric has inspired us all with his fantastically written and illustrated book that he made at home. We were particularly impressed with the attention to detail in his illustrations, including a hidden character on each page for the reader to spot, in the style of books we have studied in class and those he has read at home.

Eric has shown high aspirations to include dialogue and a compelling narrative in his book and we are very proud of him for choosing to write in his own time. Well done Eric!

The recipient of the 28th April Manland Values Award is Ernie from Year 5. 

Ernie does things methodically and he thinks very carefully about what he is doing.  He is fully engaged in all lessons, always on task and he checks, double checks and triple checks his work.  He listens to, and acts on feedback and questions to ensure success.

Ernie uses his knowledge and love of learning to inspire his learning partners and has a warm, welcoming tone that means he is always there to listen and offer support respectfully.

These high aspirations aren’t just in lessons but in his day to day interactions in the playground and with staff.  I am very proud to be Ernie’s teacher – Mr Brittin


Freddie, in Reception, has been working extremely hard to improve his writing.

Miss Parker is particularly proud of his efforts in Literacy this week. Freddie is always willing to have a go first trying to work independently, before having the confidence to call for help, he has been working hard on his letter formation and presentation and is also aspiring to improve even more. 

His attitude and behaviour towards learning is always positive and inspirational. Well done Freddie!

Emma consistently displays the Manland values in Year 1. She inspires others with her excellent behaviour and manners, always setting a positive example. Emma takes responsibility for her own learning by listening carefully and following instructions sensibly.

In every lesson, in every subject, Emma always aspires to do her best and will persevere independently to complete her work. She is also very helpful in the classroom and on the playground. She will tidy up other children’s belongings or play equipment, even if she hasn’t been using them.

Emma is a very kind and friendly member of Manland and treats everyone with respect. Well done Emma! We are so proud of you!

As soon as Edie walks through the door in the morning, her love for learning is clear.  She greets everyone she sees and asks inquisitive questions about the day ahead.  

Edie is aspirational in all lessons and is eager to know how she’s going to be able to apply and stretch her understanding each day.  Edie’s responsible nature is evident in her relationships with her classmates.  She is always finding ways to make everyone feel welcome and respected, something that was recognised recently by one of her peers.  Edie’s joy and passion for learning is infectious. Well done Edie!

During our mock SATs week, Mika has really displayed all of our Manland values and her efforts are paying off.  Not only is Mika a polite and courteous member of our class, she takes full responsibility for her learning too.  She is attentive and studious in and completes tasks to the best of her ability (including long division!). 

Although a quieter member of the class, the standard she is reaching shows that she is taking it all in and implementing all the feedback she is given.  Every adult who works with Mika is complimentary and appreciates the effort she puts in.  It’s not always easy to complete tasks that are challenging, but Mika does so with grace and a smile. 

Chloe in Year 2 has inspired her class by sharing an informative video she made at home about how to use an EpiPen. 

Chloe always aspires to complete all work, both at home and at school, to a high standard and goes above and beyond, taking photos and making videos to share with us. She has encouraged all her friends to help take responsibility for looking after one another. Well done Chloe!

This 24th February recipient of the Manland Value Award is Rafferty from Reception, for his continuous aspirational effort within all of his learning.

Reception have begun a ‘Growth,’ topic and Rafferty has shown great knowledge and responsibility with the natural environment around us. During their initial introduction to the topic, Reception class went on a nature walk and Rafferty displayed a high level of responsibility, suggesting things the class could do to help and support the natural environment, to ensure it remains ‘beautiful.’  Well done Rafferty!

Augustus in Year 2 embodies all our Manland Values in everything he does in school.

He has high aspirations for all his work, challenging himself to use ambitious vocabulary and tackling tricky maths challenges. He inspires others in class by giving confident answers to questions and persevering with difficult activities like playing the glockenspiel. He takes full responsibility for his learning, always showing good learning behaviour and supporting his friends when they need help.

He has particularly impressed us this week with his fantastic ‘Into the Blue’ poem! Well done Augustus!

The 3rd February Manland Value Award has been awarded to Buddy in Year 3.  Over the past few weeks, Buddy has been taking lots of responsibility and being aspirational in his behaviour for himself and other children in the class.

He has been helping his classmates in the mornings coming from Timeout and consistently tidying the classroom without being asked to. Buddy has also been keeping other members of the class company at lunchtime to ensure they are not lonely. In year 3, we have been really impressed with his thoughtfulness. Well done Buddy!

Seren in Year1, consistently displays all of the Manland Values and approaches every aspect of school with positivity.

She is always extremely well behaved and polite. She tries her best with all of her work in every subject. Seren is a wonderful friend. She ensures everyone is included during play and takes care of others.

Seren is also very helpful in the classroom, giving equipment out and helping to keep things tidy. What an inspiration to us all!

The Manland Values award for 20th January goes to Phoebe in Year 5! Phoebe is a student who works hard in every lesson, week in and week out.  She shines positivity in Year 5. 

Phoebe is always smiling, enthusiastic and helps to  motivate others.  She always takes care and wants to complete work to a very high standard. Mr Brittin has been really impressed with her narrative writing in English and how she challenges herself in Maths lessons.  Phoebe’s growth mindset sees challenges as learning experiences. These incredibly high aspirations do not go unnoticed.  

Phoebe is also a wonderful role model to younger years in House assemblies.  She shares responsible ideas and behaves excellently in each House assembly.  Keep it up Phoebe! 

The award for 13th January 2023 goes to Gabrielle. She is a warm and kind presence in the Year 4 classroom.  She is always happy to help those around them and greets everyone with a smile.  Recently Gabrielle has been supporting new pupils in the class, ensuring they have had a welcoming start to their time here at Manland. 

Gabrielle continues to be a friend to all and is fantastic at offering advice to her classmates in our PSHE lessons.  She should be so proud of all of her hard work to help make Year 4 such a happy place.

Well done to Saga, who has been awarded the 16th December trophy.

Year 3 worked really hard to produce inspirational games to show their Science learning and Saga has been recognised for going one step further.

Saga gave instructions for how to play her Christmas-themed magnetic game and showed responsibility by sharing it with friends and teachers at lunch time, explaining how to deliver presents down the chimney!  Well done Saga!

Congratulations to Mimi in Reception who was the proud winner of the Value Award on 2nd December! 

Mimi has shown great responsibility for her Phonics learning by trying really hard and showing persistence to learn her new sounds.  She has been pushing herself and her learning, in both lessons and during her CIL time, by practising and blending her sounds to read. Well done Mimi!

Avery from Year 5 was an inspiration to other children during lunchtime when she saw the school piano and asked if she was allowed to play a song for everyone. 

Her piano playing talents were absolutely incredible and children loved gathering to hear her play, clapping her with pure joy at listening to her music.  Well done Avery!

A huge well done to this week’s winner of the 19th November Manland Values Award: Well done to Ori in Year 1! 

Ori demonstrates all of the school values. Her behaviour in the classroom and around school is excellent and she is such a good role model to others. She always holds the door in the corridor without being asked and is so polite and kind to adults and her peers. She also tries her very best to complete the work set. 

Well done Ori!


Suri is this week’s recipient of the 4th November Manland Values Cup! 

Suri has a positive energy that she passes round to whoever she works with. She always works hard, has brilliant ideas, is funny and always looks to include others.    

In a recent lesson, Suri gave a presentation to her class about William the Conqueror.  She spoke loudly, clearly and confidently.   Suri has been inspirational by overcoming things she finds difficult, aspirational for pushing herself  and wanting to achieve her goals and responsible for doing it sensibly and maturely.  Well done Suri!

Time Out would like to nominate Thomas B for the 14th October award. In Time Out, his behaviour is always positive, he always shows good behaviour and is a great role model to the younger children. ​

Recently he has taken time to play with and help other children in the Reception class and his kindness and good manners is always recognised. ​

Well done Thomas!

Congratulations to Edward in Year 6 for winning the 7th October Manland Values Award.

Across all subjects, Edward shows he has high aspirations for his learning.  He asks great questions that show he is thinking deeply and reflectively about the topic.  These rich discussions help to push his thinking further. 

Edward is always willing to take on board feedback and relishes a challenge.  His fantastic start in Year 6 has continued well into the term.   Well done Edward!



Congratulations this week to Sophie Thomson from Year 4 who received the 30th September Manland Value Award for being a responsible gardener, working really hard to grown a fantastic sunflower. 

Sophie put in lots of time and effort nurturing the flower, so much so that she was awarded the prizes for tallest and most heads on a sunflower by her Brownie pack.

The 23rd September award goes to Caitlin in Year 4. Caitlin has been inspirational and respectful to all members of the class. 

Caitlin always ensures that her classmates feel welcome and has encouraged those who may be unsure to participate in her activities and games.  This has been particularly noticeable in PE, where Caitlin took the time to carefully and enthusiastically explain and demonstrate how to complete the football activity, when her classmate was unsure of the rules.

Georgia has made a fabulous first impression in Year 6!  The very first piece of writing that Georgia produced was inspirational and I’m so pleased that she applied 100% effort, the first time around. 

Alongside this, Georgia has been a great role model to others in our class and throughout the week, exemplifying Manland’s values.  I’m excited to see what the year holds for Georgia!

Our Manland Award for 10th June 2022 goes to James in Year 1! James has been practising his maths at home and we were amazed to hear about his attitude towards learning and the maths that he knows!

James has been playing a game at home where he is given an age and he tells his family the year the person would have been born (his idea!).

He has been doing bigger and bigger numbers, and he can now calculate taking away any number from 2022 in his head, for example 2022 – 1689! What an inspiration!

The 27th May 2022 Manland Award goes to Chloe in Reception!

Chloe always takes responsibility for her things and her classroom; she always treats resources with respect and tidies up after playing.

Chloe is also inspirational in her learning. This week she spent her choosing time writing lots of different phrases and sentences. Chloe’s hard work is inspirational, well done Chloe!

This week William in Year 2 has been nominated for the Manland Value Award on 6th May 2022.

William actively participates in our science lessons regularly sharing his thoughts and ideas. Over the past few weeks he has wowed us with his inspirational knowledge of the natural world and the animal kingdom. William shares his knowledge with his friends and helps them with their learning.

Well done William – what an inspiration!

Well done to Charlie in Year 3 who is the 22nd April 2022 recipient of the Manland Value Award. 

Charlie has worked so hard all year.  He is enthusiastic about his learning, has great ideas which he shares with his peers and is an inspirational mathematician! 

Well done Charlie! 

The Manland Award for 1st April 2022 goes to James H in Year 5.

James represented Hertfordshire in the National Schools Cross Country Championships last Saturday which was held in Market Harborough.  He was part of the Year 5 Hertfordshire Team which secured second place in the teams event!

What a great achievement! You have inspired us all!

Jack B from Reception was nominated for the 18th March 2022 award.

At lunchtime, 3 of Jack’s peers bumped heads with each other.  Jack saw that his friends were upset and walked with them over to the first aid point.  After a while, Jack returned to the first aid point to check on his friends and asked them all if they were ok.   

Jack’s kindness to his peers is truly inspirational.  Thank you, Jack, for being such a good

Mary has shown high aspirations in all her maths work this term, particularly learning her times tables.

Mary takes full responsibility for her learning, always listening carefully in class, even when it’s tricky. She has even put in extra effort to practise at home and has told us about the charts she has that help her too.

Mary’s maths learning is coming along incredibly well and it’s all because of her fantastic positive attitude and the way that she strives to achieve her high aspirations. Well done for receiving the 11th March 2022 Manland Award Mary!

The 4th March 2022 award goes to Orla in Year 1.

Orla is always an excellent role model to her peers. She has a positive attitude to all areas of the curriculum and her positivity is an inspiration to us all!

Orla shows perseverance with all tasks, and is always on hand to help her peers. Thank you Orla for being a true inspiration to us all!

Aaliyah in Year 4 has been presented with the 25th February 2022 Manland Award for showing great determination and resilience in swimming!  

Aaliyah has put in so much effort in the last couple of weeks and it is clear that her confidence and aspirations are growing.  She is an inspiration to all those in her group! Well done Aaliyah.

Atticus in Year 3 has been awarded the 4th February 2022 Manland Award!

We have been really impressed by the effort and improvement that Atticus has put into his handwriting and presentation this half term.  He has been an inspiration to others by showing he is resilient when faced with a challenge.

Atticus has also shown his high aspirations by always wanting to improve his work and complete it to a high standard. Well done!

Virginia always strives to achieve her best in her learning and has high aspirations for what she can achieve. This has been exemplified through her enthusiasm for our monthly TTRockstars battle, where she has not only placed first in her house but in the whole school!

She takes great pride in her achievement but is not boastful; she encourages and inspires her peers to join in and compete with her too. Well done to Virginia for receiving the award on 28th January 2022.

Matthew in Year 2 has been an inspiration to his peers over the last term and has been presented with the 16th January 2022 Manland Award.

He always pushes himself to achieve in class and went ‘above and beyond’ leading up to Christmas, where he offered to teach us to write Chinese characters and even brought in resources to help us learn!

He takes pride in his heritage and it is inspiring to see his enthusiasm and drive to achieve.  

Huge congratulations to Sonny in Year 5!

Sonny has been nominated for the Values Award on 10th December 2021 for making such fantastic progress in his writing.

He is truly an inspiration to everyone in the school, demonstrating what can be achieved with hard work and determination. Well done Sonny!

Bethany has continuously shown great responsibility in Reception both for her belongings and her classroom.

She is always quick and helpful to tidy up and shares and plays well with all children in the class.

She inspires us with her energetic approach to learning and her immaculate manners. Well done Bethany for receiving the 4th December 2021 Manland Award!    

The 26th November 2021 our Manland Value Award has been presented to Bailey in Year 5!

Bailey, you consistently set a good example to your peers and younger children. In your work you show that you have high aspirations of yourself and you always challenge yourself to reach your potential.

You are thoughtful, considerate and caring and strive to always be a good friend. Bailey, you are an absolute asset to your class. Well done!

The 5th November ‘Manland Values Award’ goes to Rae in Year 3. Rae has been inspirational, always setting an example to the rest of the class. She is enthusiastic in her learning, listens carefully and works well with her learning partner. Rae should be proud of her achievements.

In her Maths lessons, Rae has been working completely independently and has high aspirations for herself. When things got tough, she didn’t give up. Instead she showed excellent resilience to find the right answer.  During Year 3’s assembly practice, she has shown great responsibility, learning her lines and supporting her friends with their performance. Keep up the hard work Rae!  

The 22nd October ‘Manland Values’ trophy goes to Charlie in Year 2!

The way Charlie has worked with learning partners this half term is inspirational! He listens carefully to instructions and enthusiastically discusses his work with his peers. He shares his ideas and supports his friends, helping them to get the best out of their work.

Charlie collaborates well with others, listening attentively and building on ideas together with his friends. He has really pushed himself this half term and takes responsibility for trying his hardest at every task given to him. He has made a fantastic start to Year 2 – Keep up the good work Charlie!  

The 15th October ‘Manland Values’ trophy goes to Eric B in Year 1.

Eric is a fantastic role model to his peers. He has high aspirations of himself and always tries his best in every lesson. He is a caring and sensible learning partner and helps other children in his class.

His manners are exceptional and he shows his teachers that he is always ready to learn. Well done Eric!    

The 8th October ‘Manland Values’ Award goes to Sophia in Reception class!

Sophia’s behaviour in class is inspirational to her peers. She listens to the teacher all of the time and has quickly learnt all of the Reception class routines. She has excellent behaviour for learning and participates in lessons, plays with her friends in a kind way and always remembers her manners.

She is very independent and takes responsibility for her belongings. She’s a joy to have in Reception and really is an inspiration to other pupils.  

The 1st October ‘Manland Values’ Award goes to a very deserving Daniel in Year 4! Daniel has (and has always has had) a fantastic attitude to learning.

Daniel is an inspiration to his peers and an excellent role model.

He always participates in class discussions and even helps others if they are stuck. Beyond this, Daniel is polite and well mannered to everyone, and a joy to have in the classroom.

We are delighted to announce that the first child to receive our Manland Values Trophy on 17th September 2021 is Aimee!

Aimee, has made such a fantastic start to Year 4. She has been coming into school everyday with a smile on her face ready to start the day!

Aimee’s teacher’s have said “It is inspiring to see a young person grow in confidence”. Well done Aimee!  


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