Events at Merton Bank
Planet team reward- Well done Mercury!
Mercury were our planet team winners this term and earned themselves an afternoon tea. They enjoyed lots of delicious treats such as scones, cakes and biscuits. Thanks to Mrs McDonald for organising!
Marks, get set, go Mrs Pickford!
Mrs Pickford will be running the London Marathon in a few weeks and to support her we completed sponsored events in each class, to raise money for her chosen charity 'Childhood first'. Check out our Year 3 and year 6 class completing their challenges below! Year 3 had to complete in a train lap, they couldn't break the human chain whilst they completed their laps and Year 6 had to do a 'skipathon'! Everyone worked really hard, good luck Mrs Pickford!
An egg-cellent Easter at Merton Bank!
To celebrate Easter we held an Easter bonnet and Easter craft event. In Key Stage 1 we held an Easter bonnet parade, showing off hand made bonnets from home. There were some egg-cellent creations. In Key Stage 2 children created their own 'eggy' scenes. A winner from each class was chosen by our Junior Leadership team. Well done to everyone who took part!
As part of celebrating a love of reading across school, we held a book cafe. Children and parents could attend after school and enjoy a book, a cup of tea and treats in our library. Mrs Clark set up some fun challenges too; book hunts, guess the teachers favourite book and book quizzes! Thanks to everyone who attended it was a great success!
Drop everything and read!
Mrs Clark organised another enjoyable reading event. Mrs Clark enjoys reading so much she wanted to catch everyone dropping everything and enjoying a good book when they heard 5 bells ringing! Year 3 even dropped their tennis rackets and enjoyed a book, Miss Newby joined in reading too! We all love reading at Merton Bank!
World Book Day
This year our theme was poetry and rhyme and our costumes had to reflect this. We had little Miss Muffet, Hickory Dickory clock and Humpty dumpty just to name a few! To celebrate and promote a love of reading each class did lots of activities throughout the week looking at poetry. Each class then performed a poem to the whole school! Key stage one and two did tricky book quizzes and we had a book cafe open all week to parents. We had a super week and we all love reading!
Our school choir attended this years young voices concert at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester. We performed alongside many other schools to be apart of one of the worlds biggest children choirs. Behaviour from the children was superb and the singing even better!
Inter team PE competition
Miss Newby organised an exciting inter team PE competition, were we competed in our planet teams. Unfortunately the rainy weather meant we had to have our competition indoors but that didn't stop us having a great time! We had to compete in many different events such as; hockey, bench ball and dance. We had to work as a team showing resilience and co-operation. We all had a wonderful time and can't wait for the winner to be announced in assembly! Here's our Year 3 and 4 in action.
Superhero Athlete Competition
We all took part in our annual sponsored super athlete day, which helps us raise money for school. All children competed and worked really hard to score as many points as possible in various sporting events. Our school raised over £800! We had a special awards assembly to celebrate our success and to receive our awards. Well done to Max Fear who raised the most money and received a brand new pair of football trainers!