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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

Art

ART AT MERSTHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL

At Merstham Primary School our vision statement A community growing learning and achieving together clearly sets out what we wish to achieve as a school community. Embedded in our vision are our values Community – Aiming High Learning to Learn and wellbeing

We want children to develop the skills to become creative and visual thinkers using

their imagination, creativity, expression, observation, independence, analytical and problem solving skills.

Our art curriculum is taught through three strands :-

  • to develop ideas,
  • to master techniques and
  • to take inspiration from the greats.

Each strand is developed, from EYFS to Year 6, using a progression of skills in drawing, painting,

collage, textiles, printing, sculpture and digital media. We include a range of styles and genres, using

websites, books and galleries to support our teaching. We also make sure that the subject matter is

broad and includes culturally and ethnically diverse artists. This helps children to understand that

art is made by all sorts of people, in a variety of ways, and they should feel represented by the art

and artists they are exposed to.

“If we want children to value art, we must give them access to it early on in life.”

By the end of Key Stage 1 most pupils should be able to:

  • use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space
  • learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.
  • learn the tools and techniques for working with digital media e.g paint, fill, shape, flood, colours and shades

By the end of Key Stage 2 most pupils should be able to:

  • develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design.
  • create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]
  • learn about great artists, architects and designers in history, use their techniques and create works influenced by them.
  • develop their use of digital media - creating enhancing and adapting images, editing for detail and adding elements of sound and animation

Useful websites:

https://artsandculture.google.com/
https://www.tate.org.uk/kids