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13/08/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

Our students Artwork exhibited in Strickland Riverton, Australia to be a part of the global artist trading card project. 5430 children across the world drawing about what makes them happy 🙌🏻 https://t.co/A9HpQfQBHj

07/08/19

Wow - our work displayed down-under! 👏👏 https://t.co/ZKfoN7x1my

18/07/19

Retweeted From Teacher 2.0

Collated our literacy provision for 2019-20 on the plane, hopefully that's everything (?!) and now I'm on holiday. Happy holidays ! https://t.co/PbXdkUVrKN

17/07/19

Retweeted From Mousey

Well organised sports day by . It was nice to see a good variety of events which promoted inclusivity for all. Fantastic team ethos from the pupils cheering each other on irrespective of house. https://t.co/D5J6snyZpX

17/07/19

An absolute pleasure - thank you for supporting the students yesterday! https://t.co/ZOgWsoLOo5

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Fantastic Sports Day at MPS yesterday - well done everyone for participating and cheering each other on! https://t.co/pDRWwBJHfl

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Standing Long Jump enjoyed by our Year 7s https://t.co/G5N809CuuH

17/07/19

Retweeted From Martin Beard

Students enjoying the mixed relay. Well done Nutfield. https://t.co/lgnb7EAOy1

17/07/19

Great Sports Day Mr G! Well done for organising. https://t.co/KjWxzxP6F1

10/07/19

Retweeted From Merstham Primary School

Our Choir performing at the Quality Street Fair on Saturday https://t.co/dnjv6omSoD

09/07/19

Retweeted From Tamasine Kimber

Last Thursday I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of seeing this smile 3 times in the evening - once after he performed and twice when he won awards for his hard work and resilience. Thank you for bringing out what we always knew was there! You rock! https://t.co/tw5eHTmPS5

06/07/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

A lovely afternoon with the Art club students attending the Coppice Lea summer BBQ and saying goodbye to the residents for the summer! ☀️ https://t.co/dSe0gueLop

06/07/19

Retweeted From Kevin Briggs

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05/07/19

What a great evening last night - thank you to all our families for supporting the brilliant and talented children. https://t.co/drjAJHHiiR

05/07/19

Don’t forget our students’ work is being displayed this week at The Merstham Hub https://t.co/rA7jFAGiDU

05/07/19

We have been awarded The Arts Mark at MPS! Well done to Mrs Harkness for all her great work. https://t.co/eytrG0K0UJ

05/07/19

Great performances last night at our Celebration Evening. Thank you to all our students for performing and families for supporting. https://t.co/bJOt2x8x4f

05/07/19

Three ladies awarded 100% attendance by Mr Beard. Well done ladies 👏👏 https://t.co/7Km7WTwyVJ

03/07/19

Join us tomorrow evening from 6.15pm at Reigate St Mary’s Church Centre on chart Lane Reigate. Celebration Evening at MPS https://t.co/EZjruWXhnq

02/07/19

Retweeted From MPS Arts

We had great fun creating name sculptures today with our new students joining us next year 👨‍🎨🖊✂️👩‍🎨✏️🔤 https://t.co/w57wiuElh8

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Why Integrated Teaching Projects?

Integrated Teaching Projects (ITPs) is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. In ITP, students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds, and provides real-world relevance for learning.

After completing a project students remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Because of this, students who gain content knowledge with ITP are better able to apply what they know and can do to new situations.

In the 21st century, workplace success requires more than basic knowledge and skills. In ITP, students not only understand content more comprehensively but also learn how to take responsibility and build confidence, solve problems, work collaboratively, communicate ideas and be creative innovators.

It is essential that all projects have a real outcome and a real audience. When students know that the work they are creating in a project will be displayed publicly, this changes the nature of the project from the moment they start working - because they know they will need to literally ‘stand by’ their work, under scrutiny and questioning from family, friends, and community members.

This inspires a level of ambition and commitment much greater than is fuelled by the incentive of ‘getting good marks.’ In addition, students’ families, as well as other people from the local community, get to see what is going on in the school, providing an opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the school and our community.

 

Essential Elements of ITP include:

  • Significant Content - At its core, the project is focused on teaching students important knowledge and skills, derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subjects.
  • 21st century competencies - Students build competencies valuable for today’s world, such as problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity/innovation, which are explicitly taught and assessed.
  • In-Depth Inquiry - Students are engaged in an extended, rigorous process of asking questions, using resources, and developing answers.
  • Driving Question - Project work is focused by an open-ended question that students understand and find intriguing, which captures their task or frames their exploration.
  • Need to Know - Students see the need to gain knowledge, understand concepts, and apply skills in order to answer the ‘Driving Question’ and create project products, beginning with an Entry Event that generates interest and curiosity.
  • Voice and Choice - Students are allowed to make some choices about the products to be created, how they work, and how they use their time, guided by the teacher and depending on age level and PBL experience.
  • Critique and Revision - The project includes processes for students to give and receive feedback on the quality of their work, leading them to make revisions or conduct further inquiry.
  • Public Audience - Students present their work to other people, beyond their classmates and teacher.