Friday 5th April 2019

This week, we proudly opened our 2019 Arts Festival exhibition inspired by E Nesbit’s Five Children and It. Children across the school have shown curiosity about the works of art in Tate Britain and the story of the Psammead. They have persisted in developing drawing techniques and focused on crafting short stories of their own. We have been very impressed by the way in which the staff have given more control to the children this year — allowing the final installation to emerge from the children’s ideas and encouraging lots of reflective learning.

Do make time to come and visit. The exhibition will be open in the middle hall at 8.55am and 3.15pm every school day for several weeks, or you can make an appointment with the school office to visit during the day. Immerse yourselves in the children’s wishes by walking through and around their art installations and stay a while to enjoy reading their beautifully illustrated books. Remember to feedback to the children by completing the visitors’ book. The children look forward to showing you around...

Enjoy the Easter holidays and see you on Wednesday 24th April (except Nursery children who return on Thursday. 25th April).

At Meridian we recognise that:

• all children are unique and special;
• we make a difference to children’s lives;
• children have one chance at a primary school education;
• children cannot learn unless they are happy, safe and secure;
• everyone is important to the success of the team.

At Meridian we aim for all our children:

• to be happy, safe and secure;
• to enjoy school and enjoy learning;
• including those who are deaf, dyslexic or have other learning differences, to become resilient, independent lifelong learners;
• to be the best they can be, whoever they are and whatever their starting points or circumstances.

At Meridian we are committed to:

• the aims and values of our school and to demonstrating these values in our everyday practice;
• a child-centred approach;
• high expectations of all children and staff;
• identifying and overcoming barriers to learning;
• making every lesson count;
• knowing all our children and families and working in partnership with them and the local community.