Monday 20 March 2023Pupil VoiceBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Wednesday 15 March 2023Link Visits from Mainstream PeersBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Monday 13 March 2023Working in Partnership with the National OperaPupils in Upper School worked alongside our Music teacher Helen and the English National Opera (ENO) on a project entitled Finish This, a project closely aligned with the national curriculum to inspire pupils to create their own music, develop composition and performance skills, introduce them to opera and new cultural experience and promote creativity, collaboration and self-expression.
Monday 13 March 2023Outdoor LearningBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Thursday 9 March 2023Local & National Events/ProjectsBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Tuesday 7 March 2023Exciting Times AheadAs part of our ever-evolving vision and offer, last year we relaunched our vision with a post-pandemic recovery strategy in mind. We felt this was the right time to refresh our look, so that it is contemporary and in line of the Perseid School experience.
Monday 6 March 2023Sports at Perseid SchoolBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Thursday 2 March 2023Spirit of the WildYellow and Orange Pathway from Lower School visited Morden Library on Monday, where they were very excited to be greeted by Ben and Hannah from Spirit of the Wild. Pupils had the opportunity to see, feel and hold a range of animals and insects including Cockroaches, Toads, Chinchillas, Tortoises, Snakes, Meerkats and they got to meet Ice - a Husky Puppy! They were all incredibly brave and thoroughly enjoyed this experience at Morden Library so a big thank you to Spirit of the Wild!
Thursday 2 March 2023The ArtsBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Monday 27 February 2023Music OfferBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Thursday 23 February 2023Careers EducationBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Monday 20 February 2023Computing and Online SafetyBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Monday 13 February 2023Curriculum UpdateBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Friday 10 February 2023Quality of Teaching and LearningBelow is an extract of our Termly Curriculum Report, outlining outcomes of key aspects of the pupil experience and curriculum at Perseid School, Spring 2023.
Wednesday 8 February 2023Visit to the London Transport MuseumElephant Class went on a trip to the London Transport Museum last week, to extend their learning for their 'Travel and Transport' Creative Curriculum topic.
Friday 3 February 2023Visit to the British MuseumParrot Class had a wonderful trip to the British Museum yesterday, as part of their Ancient Greece Creative Curriculum topic.
Wednesday 1 February 2023Celebrating the New YearAt the end of January, Butterfly and Ladybird classes celebrated the Lunar New Year, through an array of exciting sensory activities. From exploring themed tuff trays filled with coloured rice and rice noodles to crafting rabbit themed cards and paper plates, pupils thoroughly enjoyed marking the start of the year of the rabbit
Tuesday 31 January 2023Big Thanks to the National Trust!Lower School were excited to welcome visitors from Morden Hall Park, National Trust in early January. The National Trust have kindly donated resources for Learning Outside the Classroom, including magnifying glasses, bug catchers, giant bugs, counting bugs, insect pots, printing materials and lots more! We are thankful for this wonderful donation for our pupils’ learning.
Thursday 26 January 2023Learning Outside the ClassroomThis week as part of Learning outside the Classroom curriculum, Monkey Class walked to Morden Library. Pupils shared a pirate themed sensory story together and then spent time exploring the books.
Tuesday 24 January 2023Back in the PoolOn 9th January, not long back at school, Perseid Upper School competed in the South London Panathlon Gala against six local special needs schools – it was loud, lively and warm, with lots of splashing!
Monday 16 January 2023Winter MarketWe are thrilled to share that we raised over £600 for the charity chosen by School Council, Dons Local Action Group. This is a fantastic organisation supporting people in our local community to fight poverty by providing food parcels, household goods, furniture and appliances.
Monday 9 January 2023Winter ShowcaseWinter Showcase was a celebration of our pupils’ teamwork and skills. Riley Class sang Let Your Spirit Fly, with Angel and Laiba performing solos, and Van Gogh Class performed I Can Sing a Rainbow, with Bliss and Balqis leading on vocals.
Monday 26 December 2022Visit from the Fire Fighters!This term, Elephant and Zebra Class have been learning all about different jobs, and in particular ones they might like to explore 'When I Grow Up'. During this topic, pupils have investigated a range of careers, including Firefighters, and we were lucky enough to be visited by The Blue Watch Firefighters from Mitcham Firehouse.
Wednesday 21 December 2022Deen City NativityAt the start of December, KS2 pupils from Elephant, Tiger, Zebra, Parrot and Monkey Class experienced a retelling of the Nativity performance, led by Deen City Farm.
Monday 19 December 2022London Eye VisitLower School pupils in Turtle Class went on a great adventure this term, to the London Eye! Take a look at the photos below - doesn't it look as though they had a great time
Thursday 15 December 2022Magic QuestTo mark the beginning of December, many KS1 and KS2 pupils went to Morden Library today, to watch a fantastic Multisensory Christmas Story performed by Magic Quest.
Monday 12 December 2022Visit from Banstead DownsThe outgoing Banstead Downs Golf Club Captains visited Upper School this week to see the new scooter park.
Thursday 8 December 2022When I Grow UpElephant Class really enjoyed thinking about becoming postal workers as part of their 'When I Grow Up' topic. Pupils wrote and posted special letters to Santa, made their own postboxes and postal worker pictures.
Tuesday 6 December 2022Kurling KontestThis term, Elephant Class pupils travelled to AELTC Sports Ground for the Kurling Borough Championships, hosted by Merton School Sports Partnership.
Monday 5 December 2022Merton Wellbeing EventAt the end of November, Tiger and Elephant Class ventured to Morden Library, for the Health and Wellbeing launch event.
Wednesday 30 November 2022Careers Leader ProgrammeCongratulations to Perseid Upper School Lead Practitioner Louise Tidey for award of the Teach First Careers Leader Programme. The programme is designed to provide school leaders with the careers expertise to deliver good career guidance for success beyond school, and knowledge of how to create and implement a whole-school strategy, covering areas such as embedding careers into the curriculum, building partnerships and measuring impact.
Tuesday 29 November 2022Working in PartnershipStudent volunteers from local mainstream schools join various classes at Perseid School on a weekly basis. They have various responsibilities from mentoring a Perseid learner to general classroom support. They bring a positive peer influence, leading to improved social skills, increased self esteem and broadening the breadth of experience of Perseid the pupils. This term students from King's College, Ursuline and Wimbledon High are volunteering.
Monday 28 November 2022NSPCC Pants ProjectThe Talk PANTS project led by NSPCC helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset of worried (Privates are private; Always remember your body belongs to you; No means no; Talk about secrets that upset you; Speak up, someone can help).
Thursday 24 November 2022SeeAbility BlogPerseid School Executive Headteacher Tina Harvey has spoken with SeeAbility on the importance of eye care in special schools.
Wednesday 23 November 2022In the PressWe are thrilled to have been recognised for our dedication and efforts, in ensuring our pupils receive the correct eye care and regular check-ups, however this would not be possible if not for our long-standing partnership with SeeAbility.
Wednesday 23 November 2022Pupil VoicePupil Voice is a priority at Perseid and it is elicited in a number of ways to allow all pupils to express their needs and wants. All pupils are given the opportunity to express themselves using their preferred communication method and all voices and views are valued. The benefit is that pupils are supported to develop their social and communication skills, pupils are heard and as a result their self-esteem and lived school experiences are improved which research suggests holds a direct link to improved long term outcomes.
Wednesday 23 November 2022Online SafetyThe internet is an integral part of our lives and opens up so many wonderful opportunities for connecting and learning. Being ‘online’, however, has the potential to be harmful for users if the correct safety measures are not in place and we know that children and young people with SEN are particularly vulnerable towards the risk and dangers surrounding online content. At Perseid School, students are supported, at an appropriate level, to develop awareness of how to stay safe online. There are many fantastic resources which can support the whole school community, including families, in making the internet a safer place for children. Check out the QR codes below for links to useful websites.
Monday 21 November 2022Outdoor LearningOutdoor learning is a key part of the school curriculum. Outdoor learning is proven to be beneficial to pupil wellbeing and readiness to learn, improving their overall quality of life and school experience. Outdoor learning at Perseid increases our pupils’ opportunities to develop skills beyond the classroom that will help prepare them for life beyond school. Not to mention they also have lots of fun!
Monday 21 November 2022Halo CollectiveAt Perseid School, we are committed to inclusivity and celebrating the culture, heritage and identity of all pupils and staff. We uphold equality, and believe in removing factors that may prevent a member of our community from feeling comfortable and being their true authentic selves.
Friday 18 November 2022School CouncilOur School Councils are already underway and busy. Upper School Council have been organising the Christmas Card design project, Children in Need Day, the Winter Market and the International Day of Disability. Whilst at Lower School, School Council will be helping Assistant Headteacher Emma in naming the group work rooms and decide how to raise money for Children in Need.
Wednesday 16 November 2022Scooter ParkUpper School’s brand-new Scooter Park was born out of School Council’s identification that pupils want to spend more time learning outdoors. Throughout the discussions, pupils talked about the benefits to their wellbeing in improving the outdoor spaces, and we are now proud to launch our Scooter Park, with the support of Banstead Downs Golf Club, who raised an excess of £8,000 for the project.
Monday 14 November 2022Emotional WellbeingLuna, therapy dog at upper, with Anna continues to visit Upper school every Thursday. The pupils are always excited to see her and can’t wait for their turn to be “Luna’s friend”. We now also have had a therapy dog called Lottie join lower along with her handler Sarah.