The whole school came together at the end of the day to celebrate Sing Up Day and show off their amazing talents.
We started with a fabulous (and tear-jerking) performance from the choir, who sang "On Your Way Home" from the musical James and the Giant Peach - wonderful! Closely followed by an enthusiastic and toe-tapping rendition of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" from Year 6, who have been learning about the heart in Science.
It was the turn of Year 5 next, who wowed us all with a powerful performance of "Eye of the Tiger" complete with actions! Year 3 sang next - a song called "Like a Roman" to link with their topic. We had some audience participation for this one!
Year 4 gave a marvellous performance of a song they have been learning in their African drumming Listen2Me workshops. They sang in two parts as well as having a superb drum accompaniment!
The celebration ended with the whole school raising the roof with the Sing Up day Anthem for 2018 - "Be the Change". What a showstopper!
Well done everyone - a fantastic event!
Radio Solent Christmas Broadcast
A group of children were chosen to represent our school at this special recording. The children had done really well this term with their Rock Star Times Tables and their names were drawn from a hat.
They worked with Chris, Assistant Editor at BBC Radio Solent, in pairs to record messages and links to the songs being aired. This will be broadcast on Christmas Day between 2-4pm and will also be available on IPlayer later that day.
Visit to Challenor House.
The school choir and recorder group entertained the residents' at our annual Christmas visit, before the residents enjoyed their Christmas lunch.
Road Safety Awareness
Last week was our “Road Safety Awareness” week. With the evenings getting darker, we want our children to know how to keep themselves safe. Our slogan “Be bright, be seen!” threaded through the week.
Our junior Road Safety Officers, Flynn and William, helped to lead the run and judge our competition and answer children’s questions.
This week the children will bring home a dolly peg. The plan is to turn the peg into a Christmas decoration.
The pegs will be used to decorate our school Christmas tree.
We would like them returned to school by the 8th December ready for the Christmas Fayre.
Below are some examples to help inspire you.
Wednesday 26th August 2015
Our thanks go to DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) Eastleigh branch and Waitrose employees in Chandler's Ford and volunteers came together to help clear a huge section of the overgrown school woodland. The rain tried but failed to dampen spirits and the results of their work are fantastic. This work entailed ripping out on fence, creating a new pathways, cutting back and raising the tree canopy, clearing Hawthorn bushes and a very large amount of spikey brambles. Due to the weather we also had some of our volunteers painting the entrance, toilet and kitchen area of the new woodland.
The school would like to thank our colleagues from DWP and Waitrose, the work they have done really shows the value of community spirit and the giving of time to help others.
Please click below on the school Landscaping project to have a look at the photos of the day!
The Bike Doctor came in to service our bikes. They looked at all 52 bikes (that's 22% of everyone at Merdon!!) and gave them a quick health check and service.
NEXT EVENT: BIKE BREAKFAST (From 8am, Friday 26th September)
Ride your bike to school and you will have the chance to make a smoothie using one of Bike It Ray's Smoothie Bikes!!!!
Book Week 2014
Author Visit - Nigel Hinton - Please click on 'Latest News' below: