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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Curriculum 

 

Merton Park School Curriculum 

We aim to deliver an outstanding curriculum that is fun, enjoyable and memorable; is underpinned by our vision, values and mission; develops the whole child and is broad and balanced; has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills; is supported by wonderful fiction and non-fiction texts; offers purposeful experiences; is flexible and responsive to needs and interests; uses environments beyond the classroom; makes strong cross curricular links and has a local, national and international dimension.

Our curriculum has been designed using the following principles:

At Merton Park Primary School, some of the different National Curriculum subjects are taught through topics and these are linked to a specific fiction or non-fiction text. However, not all subjects can be linked to an over-arching topic and some subjects are taught discretely – this is particularly the case with maths, PE, RE, computing and science.

Click here to see a Parents' Guide to the National Curriculum:

A curriculum overview and information for each year group can be found under the specific year group tabs.

For more information about our subjects, please click on the buttons below. 

Please note that we are currently updating all of the curriculum pages and so some subjects may contain more detailed information than others. If you have any further questions or require further information, please contact our curriculum lead, Mr A Knox. 

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  • Art & Design
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • RHSE
  • Religious Education
  • Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

At Merton Park we ensure all children become confident speakers, writers and readers. Our aim is for all children to develop a love of language and to achieve this we make teaching inspiring and learning exciting. We are a 'Power of Reading' school which means that high quality texts are at the heart of our curriculum. Children are immersed in the texts through drama, music, film and art.

Speaking and listening is at the core of teaching and learning in English. This gives children the chance to develop their vocabulary, explore language and discuss ideas which they can use when writing. We use Pie Corbett’s 'Talk for Writing' to support storytelling and language development throughout the school.

Our writing often links with our' Power of Reading' texts and the children are given opportunities to write for a range of purposes and different audiences. Children create reading journals which are collections of their writing and learning around a text.

High quality literacy is not explicit to literacy lessons, instead is at the heart of our curriculum. The principles of ‘Think, Talk, Write science’ are used to ensure there is high quality teaching and learning of English in all subjects. In science children learn to write like scientists and in history they learn to write like historians. We help children to find and develop their writer’s voice and put emphasis on the effect our writing has on the reader.

We are a Rights Respecting School and believe that, 'Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child.  Discipline in schools must respect children's dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.'  (Article 28 of UN Convention on the rights of the child)

We also believe that, 'Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full.   It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.'  (Article 29 of UN Convention on the rights of the child)