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26/01/23

On Monday night we had 29 of our students travel to the O2 to perform in the largest school choir in the world with They all did amazingly! Well done. https://t.co/mSUPi3J0Od

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25/01/23

Nursery spaces available for 2-4 year olds! We are delighted with the new addition to our signage by . Thank you. https://t.co/LNCX9tg9nV

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24/01/23

Harley the hummingbird is our Nursery mascot and is looking forward to welcoming all our prospective parents to our Nursery Open Day tomorrow morning at 11:00. https://t.co/y3DQUx9dOz

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22/01/23

Happy Chinese New Year! our Nursery Hedgehogs class had a great time celebrating the year of the rabbit this week in class. https://t.co/KA3wVwLDG5

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19/01/23

We have a Nursery Open Day, next Wednesday for Nursery spaces in September this year. Please do book a space here: https://t.co/qSK8Quw8j8 https://t.co/wCFs5tkjWb

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18/01/23

Our nursery children had a great day today celebrating Winnie the Pooh day. Look out for our Nursery Open morning next Wednesday, 25th. https://t.co/E6VaU65Gey

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18/01/23

Today is Winnine The Pooh day! We are so fortunate to have our own dedicated library for the children to go and enjoy reading. https://t.co/c8xySkIFxu

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17/01/23

Our Nursery admissions for September 2023 are NOW OPEN online. Please apply here: https://t.co/xY3hkgHpg7 https://t.co/s93XdZ6vp5

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13/01/23

This Sunday is the deadline for applications for September 2023 reception spaces. Please ensure you have submitted your application with Surrey County Council. To watch our full video prospectus & find out more about our fantastic school then please go to https://t.co/UltISaEkkT https://t.co/2dryp2h2IO

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12/01/23

Just posted a photo https://t.co/10YjpHzQ3k

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11/01/23

Just posted a photo https://t.co/P4qq29jcHS

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10/01/23

We are pleased to announce we are holding an open day tomorrow morning for anyone who would still like to apply for a reception place for September 2023. Please call the office to book a place. https://t.co/4lmdU0vgba

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09/01/23

Our Nursery & Reception class are doing ‘Into the woods’ this term and they started with reading Stick Man and creating their own Stick Men. https://t.co/ZVw6HiIUL2

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08/01/23

This time next week all applications for children starting reception in September need to have been submitted. https://t.co/f6Qg1sJYBN

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12/12/22

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12/12/22

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09/12/22

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05/12/22

Our bridge into school is now back open! https://t.co/PZrrRj78xd

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11/11/22

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

A huge well done to the staff and pupils of Merstham Primary in Surrey as Ofsted praise their "heart-warming and caring" environment. https://t.co/ARYs1lkbJy https://t.co/NZjeYKUAI8

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11/11/22

Today is looking to be an explosive day for our Year 3 students at the London Natural History Museum. https://t.co/xpVtFEE3j5

EYFS

Class Name Hedgehogs (Nursery) Rabbits (Reception)
Teacher Ms N Saeed Miss K Thatcher
Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Hancock

Mrs Rashid (Wed - Fri)

Miss Mitchell

 

 

EYFS Curriculum 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.

EYFS Curriculum

At Merstham we believe that ‘Play’ is how children learn best. Through play our children explore and develop learning experiences, which help them make sense of the world. They have the opportunity to practice skills, develop ideas and think creatively alongside other children as well as individually. The children communicate with others as they investigate and solve problems. They have the opportunity to express fears or re-live anxious experiences in controlled and safe situations.

Each area of learning and development is implemented through planned, purposeful play. We also teach through a mix of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Staff respond to each child’s emerging needs and interests, guiding their development through warm, positive interaction.

Our early years setting follows the curriculum as outlined in the latest version of the EYFS statutory framework that applies from September 2021.

The EYFS framework includes 7 areas of learning and development that are equally important and inter-connected. However, 3 areas known as the prime areas are seen as particularly important for igniting curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building children’s capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

The prime areas are:

The prime areas are strengthened and applied through 4 specific areas:

All areas of learning are interlinked and are dependent on each other. They are all of value and important for a child’s development. The 7 areas of learning are underpinned by the ‘Characteristics of Effective Learning’, which show the learning styles of individual children.

The Characteristics of Effective Learning are;

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active learning
  • Creating and thinking critically

The EYFS is based upon four principles:

  • A Unique Child
  • Positive Relationships
  • Enabling Environments
  • Learning and Development

Each half term we have a new topic which are closely linked to children’s first hand experiences and to their interests. Topics may change to meet the needs of the children. Possibly lines of enquiry this year are:

Term  Topic
Autumn 1 My World 
Autumn 2 Celebrations 
Spring 1 Into the Woods
Spring 2 Paws, Claws and Jaws
Summer 1 In the Garden
Summer 2 Pirates and the Seven Seas

 

Working in partnership with parents

We recognise that children learn and develop well when there is a strong partnership between staff and parents and/or carers.

Parents and/or carers are kept up to date with their child’s progress and development. The progress check and EYFS profile helps to provide parents and/or carers with a well-rounded picture of their child’s knowledge, understanding and abilities.

Each child is assigned a key person who helps to ensure that their learning and care is tailored to meet their needs. The key person supports parents and/or carers in guiding their child’s development at home. The key person also helps families to engage with more specialist support, if appropriate.

The school acknowledges that it is a requirement for each child to be assigned a key person. In nursery we will assign a key person for each child and for reception the key worker is the teacher.

We have an ‘Open Door policy’ which allows parents and teachers to talk regularly in order to discuss information. Parents are also welcome to request a meeting with the class teacher or Early Years Lead to discuss their child’s learning and development. Parents are also able to access their child’s learning via the Tapestry app. Parents are also updated regularly via class newsletters and the whole school newsletter.

There is a formal meeting for parents in the Autumn and Spring terms at which the teacher and the parents discuss the child’s progress with the teacher. Parents receive a report on their child’s attainment and progress at the end of the Summer term. All staff involved with the EYFS aim to develop good relationships with all children, interacting positively with them and taking time to listen to them.

 

Useful Websites:

Reception Baseline Assessment https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1025098/Information_for_parents_reception_baseline_assessment.pdf

What to expect when 
https://foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-complete-FINAL-16.09-compressed.pdf

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