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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

School priorities

Merstham Primary School SEFDP 2021-2022

Priorities and Success Criteria

Priority

Success Criteria (by the end of 2021-2022)

The Quality of Teaching: Quality First Teaching inclusive teaching for all pupils in class

  • Teaching is evidenced as focused, engaging and well-paced
  • Differentiated learning strategies to meet the learning needs of all pupils
  • Classroom displays include key vocabulary and celebrate work
  • High quality work evident in books
  • Assessments shows all children have made strong progress in reading, writing and maths
  • Barriers to learning are clearly understood and appropriate intervention is in place for each child

School Curriculum:

A bespoke curriculum covering of the National Curriculum aligned with the school context and the local community

  • A clear curriculum intent with key themes and ‘big ideas’ included
  • Clear sequencing and progression from EYFS to Y6 evidenced in planning
  • Knowledge and skills being taught are mapped out to enable children to deepen their understanding of core curriculum content
  • Implementation through teaching and learning is a strength
  • Robust system to measure the impact of the curriculum
  • Opportunities for oracy are embedded
  • Children speak confidently about the knowledge they have acquired
  • Build on opportunities to improve levels of cultural capital. A plan is in place to deliver extra-curricular activities

Early Reading and phonics

  • Evidence-based reading curriculum that meets the school context needs
  • Children listen to and engage with high quality texts
  • Children are listened to reading at least once per week and SEN and PP children are listened to at least three times per week
  • Phonics scores are 95% (Y2) and 90% (Y1)
  • Children read for meaning and pleasure; staff model this
  • Improved expected standards, and targeted interventions to close the gap
  • There is a plan in place to develop the library into a magical reading area as well as a functional library where children go to read for pleasure and expand their reading experiences

EYFS:

Focus on Leadership, phonics, CoEL

  • Leaders are fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of EYFS
  • Clear focus from all staff on developing CoEL
  • Leadership of the EYFS ensures that progress across the class is consistently good
  • Language and communication needs are supported as a priority with successful intervention using NELI and Word Aware
  • There is a plan in place to ensure the EYFS area is developed by the end of the academic year

Leadership and management:

A focus on impact

  • Strong senior leadership with clear vision for the school
  • Strong subject leadership ensures all subjects are taught to a high standard
  • Leaders are proactive and have a clear plan for subject development that delivers improvements on progress for all children
  • Leaders are able to demonstrate impact
  • A robust system is in place for monitoring and improving attendance