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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Years 1 & 2

In KS1 we aim to foster a love of learning.  Our cross-curricular topics include all subjects in the National Curriculum, although science and maths are usually taught as discrete subjects.  At the heart of our topics are fantastic books that are carefully selected for their links to the topic as well as for the quality of the text and/or pictures.

Phonics is taught every day and children are split into ability groups, depending on what phase of phonics they are working on.  Phonics is taught in a fun, interactive way using games and engaging resources following the 'Read, Write Inc.' programme.

Children are monitored on their ability to recognise key words in their reading and are encouraged to start spelling these correctly in independent writing.

Maths is taught daily through a variety of games, investigations and hands on activities. Children are encouraged to apply their number skills in many aspects of their learning e.g. science and ICT. We support the children in acquiring important basic number skills, such as counting, sequencing and number bonds.

 

Our topics for Cycle 1 are:

Y1 Wild & Wonderful; Yum, Yum; Beside the seaside

Y2 Wild & Wonderful; Yum, Yum; Beside the seaside

 

Our topics for Cycle 2 are:

Y1 Out of this world; Fire & Ice; London

Y2 Out of this world; Fire & Ice; London

 

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