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!
Christmas Lunch - the whole school enjoyed Christmas lunch together waited on by the staff. Crackers were popping and jokes shared.
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.
Children were taught how to keep safe in assemblies, PSHE and ICT lessons. We held a competition for the best ”Be bright, be seen!” helmet or rucksack design and Isabelle was the winner. Congratulations Isabelle!
Ready, Steady, Read - launch assembly with everybody reading and sharing books. Children all have a sponsor form with details of the event and a log sheet to record their reading minutes.
Rock Stars Times Tables Launch Day
Shadi returned to our school to tell us all about her Matterhorn climb. She is raising money towards a new A & E children's department at Southampton General Hospital. We raised £84 with a small change mountain.
Our fantastic Merfest funding raising event - 8 July 2017
Computing Day - Some Year 5 and Year 4 children took part in a computing challenge to program a Sphero robot around a course.
RE Week - May 2017. All children had the opportunity to visit either a Mosque, a Gurdwara, a Hindu temple or a synagogue.
Comic Relief 2017 - over £2700 raised through 100 sponsored minutes of activity
Book Characters arrive at Merdon
Author Guy Bass entertains and inspires the children
Christmas Lunch 2016
Christmas Carol Concert 2016
Golden Ticket winners in the footsteps of Roald Dahl
Merdon Association - Spooky Disco
Poetry Day 2016. Upper School wrote poems inspired by Tomorrow has your name on it - by Roger McGough. Click on the links below to read some of their thought provoking poems.
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!
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Singing Day Video
The winning year group -Year 3 with "You've got a friend in me". Well done Year 3, a brilliant performance!
Sports' Day 2015
Sport Skills 2015
Book Week 2015
Our new Play trail taking shape!
Take our great British Quiz and see how much you know about modern Britain!
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!!!!
Sports Day - June 2014. Congratulations to Tyrrell who scored the most points and to Katie for winning the Bradley Watson Memorial Cup for her contribution to sport at Merdon
House treats, a fun and wet afternoon for the children in the winning houses Tyrell and Merdon.
Ready Steady Go! Sports skills
Visiting author Peter Jay Black.
The Grand Opening of the Community Room
Merdon Junior School was very proud to welcome Bishop Jonathan as our Guest of Honour at the opening of the new Community Room. Bishop Jonathan spent time with the children and led an assembly before cutting the ribbon on the new room! Thank you to the Parish of St Michael's Church and Chandler's Ford Parish Council for their financial support with this project. It really has made a huge difference!
PIctures of the Opening celebration
Sport Relief Activities - A massive effort was made by all children and staff with fantastic support from the whole community.