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  • 21/06/21

    Zumos Wellbeing

      Our mission is to measurably improve world happiness! It has been well documented and reported that personal wellbeing and mental health have been impacted by the pandemic and, in addition to the systems we already have in school which support children’s wellbeing, we have dec...
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  • 11/06/21

    BCP Bike It summer Term Challenge

     Bike It Summer Term Challenge Organised by BCP Council’s Sustrans Bike It Officer, Amanda.       By completing the relevant alphabet challenges to spell their name, children can enter the competition to win a scooter!   To take part childr...
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  • 11/06/21

    Eco Warriors - Bee Orchids

    The Orchids are flowering well and probably at their best, they look stunning.  It is wonderful to see that the efforts our Eco -Warriors made to protect the Bee orchids by the community centre have worked. Please go and have a look  but ‘Bee - careful...
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  • 11/06/21

    World Ocean Day

      World Ocean Day - June 8, is all about protecting the ocean. A healthy planet needs a healthy ocean, but our waters face huge risks from overfishing, climate change, and plastic pollution. In Year 1 and 2 we have been learning about our oceans and what we can do to help look a...
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  • 20/05/21

    Dr Bike

    Dr Bike day was a huge success.  Bookings for Merley First School came in thick and fast and the team were fully booked on the day.  Everything was very well-organised and went smoothly, the one way system for parents made bike drop off and collection very straightforw...
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  • 07/05/21

    The David Hendry Art Prize

    The David Hendry Art Prize This year the theme for the ‘David Hendry Prize’ is Nature.  This could be a landscape, close up of a flower etc. You may sketch, paint, use pastels and so on but no photographs please. Prizes will be Hobbycraft vouchers awarded to 3rd, 2nd and...
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  • 30/04/21

    Inside Outside Rah Rah Rah

    Inside Outside Rah Rah Rah by Jen Vincent The Croad family have very kindly donated to our school library, copies of the book 'Inside Outside Rah, Rah, Rah' by Jen Vincent.  The author, a close relation to the family, has published this book about children in lockdown, written and il...
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  • 31/03/21

    Happy Easter from Merley First School

    Today in school the children took some time to learn the Easter Story and make some fun crafts. Reception - Easter Biscuits   Year 1 Easter Cards   Year 2 Easter crafts   Year 3 - We finished our RE learning by making stained glass windows of the Easte...
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  • 24/03/21

    The Great Big Read

    A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Great Big Read 2021 challenge. Merley had a 30% participation level across the school which is fantastic!   We raised £427.75 in book fair sales and donations, which will benefit Merley with £280.91 extra books. Thank you so...
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  • 24/03/21

    Easter Holiday Fun

      Upton Country Park Go Forth and Have Fun!   March’s Fox & Cubs Activity Pack is now available to download from the Upton Country Park website and this month it is all about INSECTS! As we are currently unable to run our Saturday Fox and Cubs Dads and Kids Club, we h...
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  • 18/03/21

    Comic Relief 2021

      Red Nose Day Friday 19th March 2021
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  • 17/03/21

    Operation Encompass

      The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Dorset Police. Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools, prior to the start of the next school day, when a child or young person has experienced, any domestic abuse. O...
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