Monday 20 June 2022Nursery LOTCEvery Thursday morning, Nursery pupils embark on a walk from Lower School to Morden Recreational Grounds. Pupils walk along the pavements and through the recreational ground to reach the park.
Wednesday 15 June 2022College TransitionLaunching 10th June 2022, Year 14 students will be embarking on induction programme at Orchard Hill College over the course of a month, to support their transition to college.
Monday 13 June 2022KS4 Work ExperienceDuring the summer term, KS4 pupils at Perseid School embarked on work experience within our school community.
Tuesday 31 May 2022Travelling SafelyLast week, William from TFL came into school to support some of our 6th formstudents to understand how to travel safely and responsibly.They learnt about how to stay safe when waiting for a bus or train andwho to speak to if they feel worried or unsafe when using public transport. This will support all our students to develop their independence as they prepare for adulthood in addition to ensuring they develop their understanding of safer strangers and keeping safe in the community.
Friday 27 May 2022Perseid's Shooting Stars6th Form are continuing with their exciting enterprise project after great success in handmaking and selling wax melts last term. Pupils sell in their shop, ‘Shooting Stars’ for which they have now designed a shop logo to add to products.
Sunday 22 May 2022Outdoor Wellbeing AreasPerseid School is engaged in a fundraising appeal for £152,000 to fund developments to Upper and Lower School outdoor facilities to support pupil wellbeing. Facilities will be developed to encourage and enhance pupils’ sensory awareness, communication skills, enrich lived experience and support wellbeing and emotional regulation.
Wednesday 18 May 2022Stand TogetherLower School pupils are very proud of their 'Stand Together' art work that was created during our UNICEF fundraising day for Ukraine. Each pupil decorated a person to present themselves.
Monday 16 May 2022School CouncilSchool Council at Upper School are focusing on Pupil Voice this term by participating in a survey on their views of school, how well they feel they are listened to and how they are supported, with the aim of improving experiences in these areas for all pupils. They will also be embarking on their annual School Council trip to the cinema, to watch Minions 2: The Rise of Gru!
Wednesday 11 May 2022Healthy LifestylesParrot Class are really enjoying their topic of Healthy Lifestyles in PSHE this half term. They have loved making Fruit Yogurt Salad, by chopping up lots offruits, andadding yogurt and honey! Some even enjoyed it blended into a smoothie!
Monday 9 May 2022PanathlonThis week, some of Perseid School Upper boys participated in a Football Panathlon competition at Wembley Goals.
Thursday 5 May 2022Our Head PupilWe are incredibly proud of our Head Pupil Hamzah, who has taken on the role ofUnder 18 Community COVID Champion alongside other young people in Merton.
Monday 2 May 2022MinibeastsElephant Class have really enjoyed learning about butterflies, as part of their 'Minibeast' topic. Pupils have followed instructions to make butterfly headbands and tried different 'nectars' by drinking through a straw. Did you know that butterflies have a special straw-like tongue that they use for drinking
Tuesday 26 April 2022Catching up with Octopus ClassOctopus Class really enjoyed their trip to Morden Recreation Ground for their LOTC lesson. They were able to go to the park on the minibus and then once in the park, they enjoyed exploring and playing together on the play equipment as part of their Adventure Learning topic.
Tuesday 19 April 2022Easter CelebrationsTo celebrate the end of term and Easter holidays, pupils enjoyed lots of Easter related activities, including a very special Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter bunny.
Wednesday 13 April 2022Solidarity with UkraineOn Wednesday 30th March, pupils across Lower and Upper school hada special assembly to reflect on the significant crisis in Ukraine and show our support to those families who have been affected through this difficult time.
Monday 11 April 2022NHS 5 Ways to Postive WellbeingResearch shows that there is a strong link between positive wellbeing, good mental health, building resilience and improved outcomes for children and adults alike.
Wednesday 6 April 2022Out of AfricaElephant Class had a lovely end to their Out of Africa Creative Curriculum topic! Ife, one of our class TAs, showed us how to make jollof rice. The pupils were able to explore the rice andthedifferent herbs and spices bytouching,smellingand tasting the ingredients. We were then able to try some of the rice. As one of our pupils put it - 'mmmmm it's delicious!'.â€‹
Wednesday 6 April 2022Book WeekThis year, Book Week focused on Adventures Together: Promoting Well-Being through Reading Together. Throughout the week, it was our aim to celebrate reading together after time apart; reading, working and learning together to support positive wellbeing and celebrate ourselves, our differences and how we can work as a team.
Thursday 31 March 2022Merton Dance FestivalWorking in partnership with Merton Schools Sports Partnership, Tiger Class have been working on a group piece to perform at Merton Dance Festival during their PE lessons. On the 23rd March, pupils performed to Shakira’s Try Everything from Zootopia, and showcased their moves – they learnt to follow and move to the beat of a song and had coloured spots which helped them to known their places which matched their own individual coloured flags which they waved at the end of the song.
Wednesday 30 March 2022Kings College School Community Partnership ProductionThe Partnership Production with Kings College Wimbledon has not happened since March 2019 because of COVID restrictions, so this year’s event was extra special, highly anticipated and very much welcomed.
Monday 28 March 2022Adventures in the Edible GardenThe Edible Playground is part of the Trees for Cities initiative, which aims to transform areas of school grounds into educational, natural outdoor spaces. In particular, the Edible Playground will turn an under-used area of the school site into an outdoor classroom, with a focus on gardening, growing and eating healthy food in a multi-sensory and engaging way. It will be built by the charity Edible Playgrounds, which as well as focusing on healthy living aims to combat Nature Deficit Disorder by offering exciting opportunities to spend time outside.
Monday 21 March 2022Outdoor LearningLower School Red Pathway were very excited to see the sun shining this week, so we decided to takeour Maths learning outside!Pupils have been learning about measuring length and using words like 'long' and 'short'. We had lots of fun using cubes tomeasureobjectsthat we collected from outside.
Thursday 17 March 2022The WormeryOn Friday, Elephant Class had great fun during their Wormery session. Pupils loved watching the worms wiggle in the trays and soil, and we were able to name worms too! Pupils found it really interesting learning about what worms like to eat andhow they live. and are looking forward to taking care ofthem, and using the compost for our edible playground.
Monday 14 March 2022Launching Book WeekEvery year, our annual Book Week provides pupils with the opportunity to immerse themselves in literature, to explore either a chosen book or author through an array of creative, exciting and sensory themed activities, all of which take inspiration from the chosen theme.
Friday 11 March 2022Careers WeekNational Careers Week promotes careers guidance across the UK. This year the event took place 7-12 March 2022.
Thursday 10 March 2022Alumni EventAlumni pupil and ex Head Boy came back to Perseid School Thursday 10th Marchto share their successes since attending college and coinciding with Careers Week. Aman spoke to his friends and peers about the college timetable, favourite lessons and what is different between school and college. Current pupils asked questions such as 'how do you travel to college','what college do you go to' and 'do you do gardening'. All our current pupils were excited to seeour alumni,hearing about his college experiences and being inspired about their best next step beyond school!
Monday 7 March 2022Red Nose Day VotingPupils at both campuses are looking forward to celebrating 'Red Nose Day' next Friday 18th March
Thursday 3 March 2022MOVE-ing!Yellow Pathway have been working hard to get MOVE-ing during their Maths and Literacy lessons this half term. Pupils have been able to use the physiotherapy room at the Star building to workhard on their MOVE and physioprogrammes, while choosing and engaging with their favourite toys or stories!
Tuesday 1 March 2022Comet and StarOctopus and Zebra Class have been working hard to help care for our resident rabbits, Comet and Star. As well as learning how to look after our school pets, pupils have been busy making their Rabbit Fact File, labelling rabbit features and learning about their needs. We have also obtained and stocked a new cupboard for storing all the rabbit food, hay, straw and other equipment, which has really helped to keep the outside area organised. The rabbits have enjoyed playing with their new toys too!
Monday 28 February 2022Catching Up with Year 7We make great efforts to ensure that the move to secondary school is as smooth and exciting as possible through a series of ‘Move Up’ events in the summer term, before pupils start their new secondary education adventure at Upper School. Last term we welcomed pupils transitioning up from Y6 in Lower School and, in this edition of the newsletter, we spend time catching up with class teacher Grace, to find out how Kandinsky Class pupil Harris has settled in.
Wednesday 23 February 2022Catching Up with School CouncilAt the end of last term, both School Councils deliberated on what to spend funds raised for Sports for Schools as part of International Day of Disability, deciding on sports and play equipment for the playground and PE.
Monday 21 February 2022Warmly Welcoming Hamza!This year positions opened for the role for Head Pupil. Following his application and interview, the post was awarded, very deservingly, to Hamza, who has been at Perseid since 2017. We caught up with Hamza to find out more about why he wanted to be Head Pupil, and welcome him to the role.
Friday 18 February 2022Father Christmas Comes to VisitAs term drew to a close, Father Christmas made his annual trip to Perseid School, visiting pupils in their classrooms to deliver presents. As always, pupils were thrilled to see Father Christmas, it is always a special celebration. Many of our staff also got into the festive spirit – take a look at their fantastic Christmas outfits!
Wednesday 16 February 2022Christingle CelebrationsEvery year, Perseid School celebrates Christingle, a joyful celebration bringing communities together to spread a message of hope. Across both campuses, Tina and Fiona each led a Christingle Assembly and pupils created beautiful Christingles to take home. A special thank you to Morden Sainsburys for their orange donations.
Sunday 13 February 2022A Christmas PerformanceEvery year, we eagerly await our school Christmas performances and productions. Our Early Years department put on a fantastic livestreamed show. Butterfly Class dressed up as stars and showcased a beautiful rendition of Twinkle Twinkle, whilst Ladybird Class performed the story of the Nativity and pupils from Tiger Class expertly narrated. Well done to all those involved and thank you to those who made this possible.
Thursday 10 February 2022Minister Visit to Perseid SchoolOn the 3rd Febriary 2022, MinisterMaria Caulfield MPvisit Perseid SchooltowitnessSeeAbilityeyecare team deliver new NHS eye care service to children with learning disabilities.
Friday 4 February 2022RainforestsElephant Class have really enjoyed the start of their Rainforest Creative Curriculum topic. We have learnt about the trees of the rainforest, andmade some art work. We also learntaboutdifferent plants,what they need to grow and did some planting.
Thursday 27 January 2022Rebound therapy!Lower Yellow Pathway pupils have had Rebound Therapy sessions with Nick (sports coach) this half term. Pupils have thoroughly enjoyed the sensory feeling ofbeing on the trampoline, engaging with a parachute, and experiencing the bouncing feeling! Thishas really supported their physical development!
Tuesday 18 January 2022Learning About RainforestsElephant Class have really enjoyed the start of their 'Rainforest' Creative Curriculum topic. Pupils have learnt about the trees of the rainforest and the different plants that grow within the rainforest habitat, and have learnt more about how they grow, did their own planting and created artwork. Take a look!