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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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Literacy and Numeracy

At Merstham Park we will embed the following core principles to support Literacy and Numeracy development of every student:

 

Writing

  • High expectations of the presentation of written work. “Every page is your first page”
  • Provision of writing frames to assist students scaffold their own work.
  • Clear modelling of writing techniques by teachers and sharing of best student practice.
  • Clear strategies for planning or redrafting written work.
  • Teaching of subject specific essay writing skills.
  • Spelling strategies are taught explicitly in the classroom when appropriate.

Reading

Integral in developing pupils’ wider reading and reading for enjoyment is how teachers facilitate reading for meaning through using a range of teaching methods and approaches. Therefore:

  • Reading material in all subjects is of high quality, up-to-date and relevant.
  • Reading and deconstructing of texts (beyond reading instructions / questions) is regular throughout the curriculum.
  • Reading material in all subjects is appropriate for the age and ability of the students.
  • A range of Directed Activities Related to Texts (DART) activities are used to teach students to skim, scan, select and take notes from texts, as well as the skills of inference and deduction.
  • All students are assessed for their reading age.
  • Students with low reading ages at KS3 access regular support to improve their reading.
  • Students with very low reading ages access Reading Support from the SEND Team.
  • Students are encouraged to read for pleasure through the Accelerated Reader Programme.

Speaking and Listening

  • Use of basketball questioning and Bloom’s Taxonomy to develop talk that questions, hypotheses, speculates, evaluates, solves problems and develops thinking about complex issues and ideas.
  • Students should be challenged to redraft verbal responses and speak with conviction every lesson (failing to do this lowers expectations of oracy and encodes bad habits).
  • Ensuring a range of opportunities to use the spoken word to work collaboratively with others, and express ideas, feelings and opinions.
  • Create opportunities for students to listen for a specific purpose.
  • Use specific strategies to ensure students learn to listen to others, and to respond and build constructively on the ideas and views of others.

Numeracy

At Merstham Park, we understand that Numeracy is not synonymous with Mathematics. All our students need to be numerate so that they can calculate in real-life situations, so that they can work logically to solve problems and so they can interpret commonly used representations of data.

Therefore, we will:

  • Ensure that all students know their times tables up to 12 × 12.
  • Recognise the importance of Numeracy in all subjects across the curriculum.
  • Be proactive in familiarising ourselves with standard methods of calculating and representing data. Be proactive in ensuring that we have the necessary numerical knowledge to support students with any numerical work relevant to our subject.
  • The Maths Department will help provide support to teachers who seek advice/revision.
  • Ensure that numerical concepts / methods are taught with a common approach across all subjects.
  • Ensure that we talk positively about ‘Maths’; the culture permeated by the media that Maths is difficult and only for a select few is very damaging to students’ mind-sets. Support parents and carers and home to use the same positive language around Maths.
  • To encourage learners to think carefully when solving problems. Reminding them that the answer will not arrive straight away and that it requires deep thinking.
  • Teachers to use Growth mind-set language to encourage students to be resilient.
  • Verbalise our thought processes when modelling numerical concepts, and/or solving problems.
  • Give students the opportunity to discuss different ways of doing a calculation that all give the correct answer. e.g. there are several different ways of thinking about calculating 24 × 5 (24 × 10 ÷ 2 , 12 × 10, ).
  • Give students understanding of measures by highlighting units used and conversions between them in practical subjects.
  • Raise the profile of Numeracy throughout the school promoting the use of numbers and measures whenever possible.