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 5 & 6

Literacy

In Years 5 & 6 we put books at the heart of our learning in literacy and use them to inspire our class topics.  Through our topics we will be reading: fiction books, recounts that tell historical stories, biographies that explore journeys and poems that evoke emotions.

We will give the children opportunities to immerse themselves in books and to write in role, exploring ideas through drama and talk.  We will teach different writing styles and give the children the chance to develop independent & critical thinking skills as they choose how to present their ideas, opinions, information and arguments most effectively for a range of audiences.

Maths

In maths we will continue to build upon the children’s knowledge and give them the opportunities to become confident mathematicians. We will focus on developing key number skills and facts and show them how these can be applied to more complex problems. We will teach methods they can use with confidence and understanding, encouraging them to use the most effective methods for different contexts. When a child leaves Yr 6 we want to be sure that they have a tool box of good mathematical skills that they can understand, develop and apply with confidence.

 

Our topics for Cycle 1 are:

Y5  All the world’s a stage; Journey into the unknown; Odyssey

Y6  All the world’s a stage; Journey into the unknown; Odyssey

 

Our topics for Cycle 2 are:

Yr 5  Best of times, worst of times; The world at our feet;  London

Yr 6  Best of times, worst of times; The world at our feet;  London

 

We are currently on Cycle 2.  Please click on the highlighted link to see the current topic for this year.