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20/01/20

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20/01/20

Our grief is secondary to Martin’s wife, children, siblings and extended family and to his close friends for whom this loss is immeasurable. We extend our sincere condolences to them and they will remain uppermost in our minds in the forthcoming days and weeks.

20/01/20

This has come as a terrible shock to us all. We are heartbroken to have lost such a gifted, kind and popular Headteacher who has had such a profound impact on the lives of the children and colleagues in all the schools in which he has worked.

20/01/20

It is with great sorrow that we announce the very sad news that Mr Beard, our Headteacher passed away on Friday 17 January.

14/01/20

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Some of the year 7 and 8 “Toyota Dream Car” competition entries . Creative, imaginative, and many designed to help save the earth 🌍 🖼 🎨 fingers crossed for our students! https://t.co/IMHUpXNnvE

06/01/20

Students arrive for 8.30 and then lesson starts at 8.45am. Prevents lateness and allows a prompt start to period 1 - thank you for asking . 😊

06/01/20

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

06/01/20

Looking forward to welcoming our lovely students back to school tomorrow - 8.30am, correct uniform and equipment please.

20/12/19

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A remarkable term has come to a close across . Thanks to all colleagues for their graft this term. Wishing all children and families, governors, volunteers and colleagues a wonderful break.

19/12/19

Retweeted From Robert Brooks

Congratulations to our trainee teachers on completing your first term! Have a well-deserved Christmas break. https://t.co/5qXYzIwzT5

19/12/19

Link to our school newsletter below: https://t.co/a1UZxx80H3 Merry Christmas to one and all 🎄

18/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Students performed superbly at the Christmas Show tonight. Deepest respect to Mr. Johnson for managing the evening brilliantly. Photo shows thanking students for their bravery and enthusiasm. https://t.co/oKxa2vU3C3

16/12/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Excellent quick guide to social networks, apps and games. Useful for parents and carers to discuss and share with their children. https://t.co/5tPNRs10mC

13/12/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Each student created fabric poppies in school to lay at Merstham Memorial today. We were joined by The British legion & members of the local community for a service & 2 minutes silence. The students made us proud. “We will remember them”. https://t.co/vBe63OieiV

13/12/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Well done to our Nursery, Reception and KS1 children for their wonderful performances of 'The Magical Christmas Journey' this week https://t.co/RZ5whkjnxi

11/12/19

Thank you Mrs Harkness for organising once again. https://t.co/AOWPqXijCa

30/11/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

Great cross-curricular links to ITP / Geography https://t.co/G19WyHoWBl

30/11/19

Well done 8B! https://t.co/hgJZVwY59P

25/11/19

Retweeted From Frank Kelly

1/2 coud you hep us publicise that next saturday 30th help our wounded are pulling a sleigh from London to Brighton and will be coming through Merstham between 10 and 10:30. Need lots of local people on the route to cheer on.

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Lexia

This year, all of our students are all being assigned licenses to use Lexia. Lexia® PowerUp Literacy® is a personalised computer-based literacy program that works to each student’s specific need. The activities in PowerUp support and build on our English language classroom curriculum, focusing on developing skills in three areas essential to becoming a proficient reader: Word Study, Grammar and Comprehension.

How PowerUp works:

  • The first PowerUp session begins with a placement activity that determines the starting point based on their needs. All MPS students have undertaken this. 
  • Students now have weekly work based on the results of their placement test and online activities set up every week that must be undertaken.
  • There will be a weekly online usage target of 85-145 minutes. This weekly target will decrease over time as progress is made by the student. Some students may have more time than others for individual strands but this will be based on the different areas they need to work on.  
  • If difficulties occur students are given engaging tutorials and guidance on the spot to help break work down. 

 

Students using Lexia at MPS

  • Lexia is an online programme. Students will be able to access this in school and at home. 
  • After the initial set up week, students will have a weekly lesson as part of their English curriculum and the rest of their time will be undertaken as English home learning each week. 
  • Students are welcome to use the school chromebooks undertaking Lexia each lunchtime in B1 or afterschool in Home Learning Club.  
  • Students failing to meet their time target for that week will have an email sent home.
  • Students not meeting allocated time targets will be put into a compulsory Tuesday (Year 7) or Wednesday (Year 8) lunchtime session to work on Lexia. This will help them not to fall behind for their current week.
  • Students continually falling behind and not meeting time targets will be expected to attend Home Learning Club until the problem is resolved.
  • When a student meets their weekly time target their name will be added to a prize draw that will get picked at the end of each half term. The programme has a benefit to all students as it works them towards various GCSE and A level skills.

  

What parents and carers can do to support your child in using Lexia

  • Check your child’s usage and encourage your reader to meet or beat the weekly target. 
  • Remind students that find aspects of English difficult that this programme will support their learning and also help fill in any knowledge ‘gaps’. If questions are repeated, it is to secure knowledge and understanding. They will improve speed in reading and comprehension.
  • Encourage students to work regularly on Lexia to divide the time into manageable chunks. 

 

Accessing Lexia from home

or b)  www.lexiapowerup.com and using the teacher email: Lexia@mps.com to give them access to the MPS Lexia.

  • Students have all been given their usernames and passwords. They should have recorded this in their planner.
  • Students will need to have their own headphones that they can bring in to school. Please bear in mind it will be their responsibility to look after them in school. Only a basic model will be needed.

We hope you share our excitement about this program. We feel it will be of great benefit to our students.