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Whole School Events


Welcome to our whole school events page!

We would like to share some of the extra-curricular learning that we all take part in as a school community. These range from special themed days/weeks to charity events. It's all part of our aim to provide our children with a curriculum that is purposeful, current and valued.


Author Katherine Barr Visit and Roving Books


National Poetry Day work- please see Autumn 1 of each year groups

The Big Pedal - Amazing stuntman, Terry Price, teaching and performing his daring stunts on his scooter for all the school and Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandlers Ford.

Sing Up Day

Christmas Lunch - the whole school enjoyed Christmas lunch together waited on by the staff. Crackers were popping and jokes shared.

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

Author Guy Bass entertains and inspires the children

Art Week.

Christmas Carol Concert 2016

Golden Ticket winners in the footsteps of Roald Dahl

Merdon Association - Spooky Disco

Roald Dahl Day

Winner of the Bradley Watson Cup 2016

Work Experience at Chandlers Ford Library

Merdon's Royal Variety Performance to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday.

Sponsored 100 Minute Challenge for Sport Relief

Book Week 2016

Thank you for your fantastic dolly pegs. The tree looks fabulous.

Local School Choirs Join in the Christmas Lantern Parade @ Fryern Arcade on Tuesday 2nd December

Christmas pegs.

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.


Day 2 of the Woodland community day- 30th October 2015

The development of the Woodland Classroom Autumn 2015

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!

Singing Day Video

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The winning year group -Year 3 with "You've got a friend in me". Well done Year 3, a brilliant performance!

Our new Play trail taking shape!

Take our great British Quiz and see how much you know about modern Britain!

National Poetry Day Celebrations - 2 Oct 2014

Bike Doctor

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

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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.

Book Week 2014

Author Visit - Nigel Hinton - Please click on 'Latest News' below: