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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

Computing

COMPUTING 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.

Technology is changing the lives of everyone on a daily and on a global scale. By delivering a high-quality computing curriculum here at Merstham Primary School, we inspire and equip the next generation to participate in this rapidly changing world. Computing skills and computational thinking are a major factor in enabling children to become resilient, creative and critical digital citizens, understanding their role and responsibilities in the digital landscape.

At Merstham Primary School our vision is for children to be confident users of technology so that we can develop the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to develop a curiosity for learning and inspire creativity. We ensure that children know how to use technology safely and responsibly, putting a high importance on e-safety as part of our Safeguarding Curriculum.  

We know that computing in schools represents continuity and change, challenge and opportunity. It gives Merstham Primary School the chance to review and enhance current approaches in order to provide an even more exciting and rigorous curriculum that addresses the challenges and opportunities offered by the technologically rich world in which we live.

Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. Pupils at Merstham Primary gain an understanding of computational systems of all kinds, whether or not they include computers. Computational thinking provides insights into many areas of the curriculum, and influences work at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines. It allows our children to solve problems, design systems, and understand the power and limits of human and machine intelligence. It is a skill that empowers, the pupils at Merstham Primary School. Our pupils who can think computationally are better able to conceptualise, understand and use computer-based technology, and so are better prepared for today’s world and the future.

At Merstham Primary School we use the scheme Switched on Computing which engages our learners and gives them the opportunity to develop different skills.

In KS1, units are mostly completed on iPads but also with the opportunity to work on the laptops and in the computer suite. Children have had the chance to learn about new apps which enhance their learning as well as securing computer skills.

In upper KS1 and throughout KS2 the children will progress from being just users of computers and software to becoming confident and creative explorers, inventors and problem solvers of computers, systems and software.

Useful Links

Here are some links we really recommend looking through to help have those important conversations about using technology safely and positively at home:

www.saferinternet.org.uk

 

http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

http://www.childnet-int.org/

http://www.internetmatters.org/

​https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/


​http://www.digizen.org/ 


http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.google.co.uk/familysafety