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Meridian Highlights

At Meridian, we are proud of all our successes, achievements and highlights each year. Here is a tour of some of the amazing events that happened in 2021-2022!

 

Gold Games Mark Recognition Award

We were delighted to find out that due to our fantastic sporting efforts throughout the academic year, Meridian was awarded the ‘School Games Mark Recognition Award’.  This award is a testament to the provision we offer our children during PE lessons, the extra-curricular options we have available and the enthusiasm and positive learning attitude Meridian children have when talking about their own health and fitness. This was the second consecutive year that we have achieved Gold. So we still carry GOLD for this year!

 We took part in many sporting activities, for example:

 

We held an all-school fundraising ‘Fun Run’ in October. The children started their running route on the recreation ground and ended up on the school field and all the money raised went towards the habitat garden

 

Y6 children were able to fulfil their primary PE curriculum with swimming lessons in the summer term

We offered the following clubs:

·         Netball

·         Dodgeball

·         Multi-sports

·         Football

·         Gymnastics

The children were able to start playing sport competitively again in the spring term:

 

·         Two of our netball teams played in the top division finals of the South Cambridgeshire Schools Netball Competition and our A team came 6th out of 200 schools in the county, playing at the county Finals

·         Our football team played a local primary school

·         Children from Y3-6 participated in the Big Schools’ Cross-Country Competition at Wimpole -

·          22 schools took part and in the overall team results, Meridian came 3rd in the Year 5/6 competition and 10th in the Year 3/4 competition.

 

We held a sports week in the summer culminating in our Sports day.  During the week, we welcomed local sports clubs into school and they lead workshops in sports such as triathlon, golf and cricket

We teamed up with companies for sport taster sessions:

 

·         Little Scrummers - rugby

·         Cambridge United – football and they also delivered an important assembly to KS2 about diversity and inclusion

·         Comberton Squash Club gave Y4 children taster squash lessons over four weeks in the summer

In music and performance, we showed our skills and shared our joy:

 

We were so pleased to hear that we were nominated by Cambridge Music to receive the Music Mark.  This is in recognition of our commitment to providing high quality music education and the promotion of music within the school

We continue to offer a wide range of instrument lessons as well as music clubs and singing assemblies.  Instrument lessons currently include: recorder, flute, cello, drums, piano and violin. 

We teamed up with one of our music teachers to start up an orchestra - Meridian Music Makers aim to build children’s confidence and dexterity on their instrument and  to develop skills needed to rehearse and perform in a group

 

We also run a KS2 choir which practises weekly and this is going from strength to strength

 

Children took to the stage individually, in groups or in pairs and performed to entertain us all in our annual Meridian Talent Show which was live after a couple of years of being held virtually and we were so proud of the huge variety of talent that we have at Meridian

 

Many children took external music exams with very good results and these were celebrated in school

 

Students and staff from CVC attended one of our KS2 assemblies and gave a great clarinet and saxophone demonstration

 

We opened the Comberton Celebration Festival with performances from the junior school choir, the recorder and flute orchestra and we finished with a whole school song

 

The children took part in a Lordsbridge Team of Churches choir taster assembly

 

We held the Meridian Summer Concert which was a chance to celebrate the successes and hard work of the many musicians in the orchestra, choir and through individual music lessons

 

EYFS and KS1 took part in their own nativity plays which were filmed in class and shared with parents

 

Many Y5/6 children took part in in our Christmas Service with Reverend David Newton at St Mary’s Church 

 

We were able to participate in many educational and cultural events such as:

 

We had two wonderful Harvest assemblies and Reverend David Newton (from St Mary’s Church) joined us for one of the assemblies

 

For Remembrance this year, classes made poppies to display in their classroom windows, we displayed the fallen soldier in the front foyer and we held a special Remembrance Assembly

 

A number of children participated in the Bikeability scheme.  The scheme works to enable more children and young people to cycle safely and also to develop a lifelong love of cycling.

Y3 children planted trees at Wimpole Hall, becoming Rangers for a day and learning about the importance of biodiversity

Y5 children had a wonderful time at Hilltop Residential Centre in Norfolk at the end of April – this was a great week of outdoor education and activities which has been always been a highlight for our children

Our EYFS class had a fantastic and interesting visit from our local community police officers. 

 

Our EYFS class achieved the RHS School Gardening Level 1 award and are currently working towards Level 2

 

Y1 and Y2 children explored our local Watts wood

A team of four children from Meridian went through to the final of the Cambridgeshire Y6 English Challenge

We held a wonderful History workshop about the British monarchs with our Y5 and Y6 children

EYFS entered the Message in a Bottle competition from the National Schools Partnership and displayed their project around the school to raise awareness of litter

We celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a whole school picnic on the field, a non-uniform day and the children made portraits of the Queen which were displayed around the school.  Every family was presented with a commemorative Jubilee coin

We ended the 2021-2022 academic year with a great send off for our Y6 pupils – a disco, a leaver’s play and an enterprise day.  We would like to thank all of them for their amazing contributions to Meridian Primary and we continue to wish them success as they embark on the next phase of their education

EYFS, Y1 and Y2 visited the Hunstanton Sea Life Centre and Beach

Y3/Y4 had a wonderful pizza making morning as part of their DT curriculum

 

The PTA have been busy organising events at the school – we had a really popular disco in May and on the last Sunday in June they organised a 2k Fun Run around the school field and recreation ground.  They also held weekly tuck and cake shops after school on Fridays

 

We celebrated and focused on these topics:

 

·         November: Anti-bullying week - the children focussed on many different aspects of bullying with an ‘odd sock day’ to celebrate individuality and diversity

·         March: Art Week - Thank you to the local artists who visited us.  The children especially loved the focussed creative approach that we had during the week and they produced some excellent pieces which we displayed around the school

·         March: 25th Anniversary of World Book Day - we held special assemblies and during the day, classes joined in with live stream interactive sessions with World Book Day book authors, they took part in author and illustrator academies and they wrote book reviews with illustrations of their favourite stories

·         July: STEM week (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) – the theme this year was the environment

We listened to children from the school council and other class representatives who gave us good feedback on our provision to support mental health in school, we captured this feedback and used it towards our new policy

We were extremely proud of our Y6 children after their week of SATs (national testing). The children showed resilience and determination and we had 100% attendance for the week.  Our Y6 enjoyed a fun Friday at the end of the week with a spot of bowling

We have fundraised for the following worthy causes:

 

·         Harvest Festival week took place in October with food donations being sent to Jimmy’s, Cambridge

·         We held a non-uniform day to raise money for the Lisa Kent Trust which will go directly towards funding two children’s education in The Gambia

·         We raised £285 for the British Legion by selling poppies

·         We held a Santa Dash with children running in Christmas jumpers and we raised a fantastic £140 for Save the Children

·         We also raised money for Red Nose Day in March, we wore something red and shared jokes and raised over £350 for Comic Relief

·         We raised money for the habitat garden – this project  was initiated by our pupils to ensure they had a quiet calm, sensory and nature area to enjoy within the school

 

We look forward to many more events and activities during the 2022-2023 academic year!

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