Merton Park Primary School

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Pupils do exceptionally well at this school, in terms of both their academic and personal development.

Leaders, including governors, are relentless in their ambition to make this school the best it can be.

The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They work hard at all times and persevere with tasks that are frequently challenging.

The warm, mutually supportive relationships that staff and pupils have with each other make this a very caring, nurturing school.

Provision in the Early Years is outstanding. Children make rapid and sustained progress due to excellent teaching and imaginative activities.

The curriculum is excellent. It promotes a real love for learning in pupils, as they have many opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills within a real-life context.

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Foundation Stage

Early Years and Foundation Stage Curriculum

In the Nursery and Reception classes the children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. This involves activities and experiences for children in the following seven areas (the three areas in bold are considered the ‘prime’ areas of learning)

  • Communication and language development 
  • Physical development  
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy development
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Each of these areas has its own learning goals. By the end of Reception most children should have made significant progress towards achieving these goals.  At Merton Park children are encouraged to be independent learners in a safe and stimulating environment. We have a fantastic new outdoor learning area for the Early Years (you can see some photos in the Photo Gallery on this website).

 

Our topics for Cycle 1 are:

Nursery Rhymes; Off we go! ; Minibeasts; Living in the sea

 

Our topics for Cycle 2 are:

Me, myself, I; Fairy tales; Rumble in the jungle; London; Ooh, baby baby!

 

We are currently on Cycle 1.  Please click on the highlighted link to see the current topic for this year.

 

The EYFS Framework can be downloaded here.

 

For more practical information about starting in the Foundation Stage at Merton Park, please see this extract from our school prospectus.