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06/10/21

We are very excited to be able to share with you the progress that has been made on our new home in the last 2 weeks. Please click here to view the work and also some fantastic moon rises and weather patterns: https://t.co/GPUkmWtGfX

29/09/21

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Open Evening and to our amazing staff who made the event really special. We have a few spaces left on our Open Morning on Thurs 21 Oct and due to popular demand, we have added Tues 19 Oct. Email info.org to book. https://t.co/3S7jd8Hfbe

28/09/21

The gates have opened to our 2021 Open Evening. We hope you enjoy seeing how MPS ignites a passion for learning in all our students. https://t.co/B50tOgIUqf

28/09/21

Less than 1 hour before we open the gates. Our hard working staff are busy making sure that the evening is a great success. Mrs Eckershall has instruments galore in Music, Miss Mosley has experiments in Science, Mr Walker brings colour to Maths, and there is also a tent..! https://t.co/KP5ElVyQSO

28/09/21

With just 2 hours to go, Mr Ward is rehearsing his presentation, Mrs Harkness and Mr Tunbridge are putting the finishing touches to their Art displays and Mr Martin is preparing a demonstration in DT. We cant wait to see you at our Open Evening (5-8pm) https://t.co/k4Nqeijeas

28/09/21

With less than 3 hours to go, all staff at MPS are on hand to make tonight's Open Evening really special. We are really looking forward to seeing Year 6 children and their families https://t.co/JFKm7Qdf2r

27/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening for Year 6 children and their families. There is no need to book: please just come along and join us between 5pm and 8pm. The Head of School will be delivering talks at 5.15, 6.15 and 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to MPS. https://t.co/NE0PfmI3ZF

24/09/21

Only 4 more sleeps.... https://t.co/tSMpdCKI3C

16/09/21

On National Teaching Assistants Day, we wanted to thank our wonderful team of LSAs who work so hard to support and improve the learning outcomes of our students. Thank you to Miss Hardy, Mrs Mahmood, Miss Tattershaw, Miss Aguirre, Miss Lynch, Miss Stocks & Miss Gibbons. https://t.co/zPtkc22MOj

16/08/21

Building work has begun on our brand new home and we are all very excited: https://t.co/IEuepWq9YL

13/08/21

Exciting news on the developments of our new home!! https://t.co/MCwPmSaCDc

03/06/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 11 June 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/Aj1G0hnnEG

27/05/21

Thank you to Mr Lawrence who came to MPS this afternoon from Glyn School to take some drone footage of the start of the demolition of the old Chart Wood School for our website. https://t.co/eXJ9DCIfc1

27/05/21

Are you interested in becoming a at either primary or secondary level?✨ Join the 'Zoom into Teacher Training' event on Mon 14 June :30-19:15 to find out more about how we can support your journey to teach! To register click here 👉https://t.co/B0b2mDqlY4 https://t.co/AlIRczRQlw

25/05/21

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Thank you to”The Anne Frank Trust UK” for working with yr 8 . Using Anne Frank’s life & diary as a starting point, we empowered students with the knowledge, skills & confidence to challenge all forms of prejudice & discrimination https://t.co/585WnF1WSj

14/05/21

Many thanks to the Breck Foundation, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the University of Surrey who came and spoke to MPS students during an Enrichment morning today. Staff and students thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. https://t.co/xn37uZIejY

10/05/21

We have a vacancy for a Premises Assistant to work across both Merstham Park School and Merstham Primary School. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 17 May 2021. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click here: https://t.co/YMH4c1IVJQ

10/05/21

We have a fantastic opportunity to join our Premises team. Please click on the link below for details and to apply https://t.co/8IRTSJ3RpA

23/04/21

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, staff at MPS surprised all students by dressing up as characters from his plays. Students had a wonderful day identifying the characters as well as the plays they came from. Who can you recognise from this selection? https://t.co/VmQXY3WCrC

Remote Learning Provision

During the most recent period of forced partial school closure, we provided students with an engaging remote learning provision. Our remote learning provision was been carefully planned and considered and the feedback we received from parents suggested that it provided students with a very high quality learning experience. All students were expected to access and engage with our online provision, whether they were at home or attending our onsite childcare facility.

 

Welcome from Mr Ward

 

Lessons

Lessons were created using a platform called ‘Screencastify’. This enabled staff to utilise screen recording technology to share lesson content with students. These videos were uploaded to Google Classroom for students to access. Students are familiar with how to use Google Classroom as this is a platform we already use on a regular basis in lessons. If a child could not join the relevant Google Classrooms for any reason, a list of the required joining codes and joining instructions is here. We asked aprents to please spend a few minutes with their child ensuring they could navigate Google Classroom effectively to access the learning resources set by their teachers.

 

School Day

Students were expected to complete 4 lessons a day, following their timetable which can be found in ClassCharts. Each lesson had a piece of work set that the students needed to complete and submit via Google Classroom. While we wanted you to encourage your child to be creative, it was also important they continue to have a level of structure in their life. We therefore recommended they follow this timing of the school day if at all possible.

School Day Timings

 

Daily Challenges

We also set daily challenges that were shared with students each morning via learning mentor time and included reading, PE activities, DT activities, Food Tech activities and Drama activities. We really enjoyed seeing photos of our students attempting the daily challenge or any other creative task they were proud to have undertaken on our official school twitter account. 

 

Live Learning Mentor Time

As part of our remote learning provision, students were also expected to attend a live learning mentor session from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. every day. This was led by the child's learning mentor and included assemblies, PSHE sessions, topical news sessions and weekly quiz sessions. Students were invited to join the Google Classroom for their learning mentor group. Once they were on the relevant Google Classroom, students clicked the Google Meet link at the top of the classroom to join the daily session which was enabled by learning mentors at 8:40 a.m. to allow students to join in time for a prompt start at 8:45 a.m. If students were unable to locate the relevant Google Classroom they could do so by selecting the correct Google Classroom code from this link. As with a normal day at school, any students who were not present in their morning live learning mentor session were contacted by the office so their absence can be explained. If your child was unwell and therefore not able to attend, parents were asked to call the absence line as they would normally do on 01737 919491 or email info@mersthamparkschool.org.

 

Support

Teachers were available during the timetabled lesson times to support students. If a student required any support they could click on the Google meet link at the top of the relevant Google Classroom to join a video call with their subject teacher. These calls were recorded to safeguard staff. Students were welcome to remain on the video call for the entire 60 minutes or simply ask a question to clarify their work and leave the call again. Students did not have to join these video calls, they were simply in place to support any students who require it and would like to join. The timing of these support meetings were linked directly to students timetables, e.g. Monday lesson 1, if a student had English, their English teacher would be on their classes Google meet for the duration of that lesson.


If parents had any learning related queries during this period of closure, they were asked to either email the class teacher directly or the school office (info@mersthamparkschool.org).