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15/06/22

Year 6 have arrived at ! We’ve had our picnic lunch and we’re now taking part in a lesson about screenplay stories, before walking through the tour later! https://t.co/1DqEw1xsyW

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20/05/22

That’s an end to the Year 6 2022 residential! The children have been incredible, we’re so proud of their achievements and how they have represented themselves and our school. https://t.co/XkfpsgHT9Z

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20/05/22

Mini Olympics activity last night! Even Miss Brizelden got involved! If you can see the difference between the two teams formation, make a note! It really does impact the outcome! Tried and tested! https://t.co/hmsphpYAti

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20/05/22

Check out these roller skating skills from this morning! Our children have many other talents & strengths outside of the classroom. https://t.co/fecP6tlM0O

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19/05/22

Dinner tonight was either pizza or chicken nuggets! Followed by a trip to the shop for ice-creams and souvenirs! We’ve just finished our last activity for today ‘Mini Olympics’, now it’s time to relax, read and wind down! https://t.co/BACTTNeF7Z

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19/05/22

The highest course !👏 https://t.co/FBy7J939q9

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19/05/22

Go Ape! We’re having SO MUCH FUN! https://t.co/iYpPjxGZPn

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19/05/22

Our favourite activity so far ‘Night Line’ - involved lots of cold water, mud puddles and courage! We’re now on way to lunch! https://t.co/wja8DoNQ3W

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19/05/22

We’ve had such a great day already! Despite the rain, the children had an exciting time running around the grounds during their first activity - orienteering! https://t.co/gYiDFA6oVG

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19/05/22

Good morning from Grosvenor Hall! Although the night was noisy due to the thunder & lightening, all slept well! They children are now eating their breakfast before a busy day ahead, which includes a trip out to GO APE! https://t.co/kr2piWWZkM

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18/05/22

Day one of the Year 6 residential is well underway! The children have been taking part in rock climbing and scrap heap challenge. https://t.co/qwr8YFHcjP

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01/04/22

This week the netball team went to to take part in a huge netball tournament of 14 schools! They came 3rd in their group and scored some amazing goals! Well done for representing the school and showing our values throughout! https://t.co/UFXcZFHqcW

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19/03/22

Yesterday EYFS enjoyed their car washing activity in the beautiful sunshine! https://t.co/aSuFOQk2gK

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15/03/22

Another exciting visit today from the children thoroughly enjoyed their basketball sessions and listening about your incredible sporting achievements! https://t.co/anG16APNrp

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08/03/22

Our Reception Class had a lovely visit from Reigate Fire Crew. https://t.co/i7OVeugw0S

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03/03/22

What an amazing WORLD BOOK DAY 2022! https://t.co/LHLUpmJl2x

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01/03/22

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed a visit from Simon Murray yesterday. They learnt how to draw his 'Icky Doo Dah' character before creating a character and planning a story of their own. A great way to start Book Week! https://t.co/WfUwu0r2Ud

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07/01/22

Looking for a friendly Nursery where you child can grow, learn and flourish?  Don’t forget to apply for your child’s place for September 2022 by 15th January https://t.co/3RpVREQIUf

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07/01/22

Don’t forget to apply for your child’s Reception place for September 2022 by 15th January https://t.co/cU4mYSKNVZ

British Values

In accordance with guidance from The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
     

How this is done at Merstham Primary

We believe that this is best done in context, and through exploration of ideas and questions which are generated by the children themselves. This takes place primarily in our topics and in PSHE lessons. British Values is a theme which runs through our programme of assemblies, and each Value will be discussed in detail at an assembly each half term.

Democracy – what do we do?

  • Provide pupils with a broad general knowledge of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services;
  • Teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the democratic process and involve them in this process through the school council;
  • Include discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain
  • Hold elections and other votes so pupils learn how to argue and defend points of view
  • Help pupils to express their views
  • Model how perceived injustice can be peacefully challenged

Rule of law – what do we do?

  • Ensure school rules and expectations are clear and fair
  • Classroom Code of Conduct – linked to Rights and Responsibilities 
  • Class rules and celebration of adhering to these rules 
  • Help pupils to distinguish right from wrong; Help pupils to respect the law and the basis on which it is made 
  • Help pupils to understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.

Individual liberty – what do we do?

  • Support pupils to develop their self-knowledge,
  • self-esteem and self-confidence; Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as knowing their rights
  • Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence 
  • Challenge stereotypes; Implement a strong anti-bullying culture – SEAL theme – ‘Say no to bullying’ 
  • E-Safety throughout school

Respect and tolerance – what do we do?

  • Promote respect for individual differences 
  • Help pupils to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and other cultures and ways of life 
  • Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • Develop links with faith and other communities through RE and working alongside children and their families
  • Learning to disagree in a respectful way 
  • Develop critical personal thinking skills