Posts by: Mrs Blow

School closure to mark the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Monday 19th September 2022

Posted by on 12 - Sep - 2022

It was a very sad end to the great start to this academic year with the news of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. We started the week with a new Prime Minister and ended the week with a new Sovereign.

Over the weekend, the government announced that Monday 19th September, the day of the Queen’s funeral, will be a National Bank Holiday. This means that schools across the whole of the United Kingdom will be closed, as will shops and most workplaces.

The last state funeral of a British monarch was for King George VI, the Queen’s father, in 1952. We know that pupils and staff will want to watch this historic event, which will be televised.

Any school events planned for this day, including “meet the teacher events” will be postponed. If you were due to attend a school event on 19th September, we will contact you in due course with a revised date. Schools will be open as usual throughout the remainder of the ten-day mourning period, but we will continue to mark what has happened as appropriate and to answer the questions of pupils sensitively and supportively.

Our assembly today focused on the qualities the Queen possessed that made her so successful over such a long period of time. Irrespective of your viewpoint, her commitment and reliability were matched by her ability to adapt to change and recognise that the Britain of 1952 was very different to the modern world of today. Like everyone, she made mistakes but showed a resilience and dedication to duty that were a real example to all.

Many Morden children were fortunate to meet Her Majesty in 2019 and we reflected and remembered those experiences today. I am sure that the following week will see an outpouring of gratitude on a national scale. We will also probably see some public grief at the nation’s loss. Although not personal to our students, it may be that this public display of emotions will trigger memories for some of the losses they may have suffered. If your child needs support, we are here to help.

Charity Bake Sale

Posted by on 9 - Sep - 2022

Morden Primary School, with the help of the School Council, will be raising money for the SPEAR homeless charity in Morden. This organisation helps homeless people become more independent and has been chosen by School Council as our focus charity to support this year.

To raise money, we will be having a bake sale after school on Tuesday 13th September. This is where we need your help. Please could you send in your donations of cakes, muffins, biscuits and cupcakes into school on Monday 12th September.

I know many Morden families are extremely talented bakers, so we are really looking forward to this fund-raising event!

Many Thanks,

Mrs P Barbour

PSHE Lead/Class Teacher

Announcement of the Death of the Queen

Posted by on 9 - Sep - 2022

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8.9.22. Morden Primary school send their deepest condolences to The Royal Family at this very sad time. We were very fortunate to meet Her Majesty on 11.10.19 when she formally opened the new homes in Haig Housing.


Posted by on 9 - Mar - 2022

On 23rd March we are participating in the 2nd annual National day of reflection. Alongside this, we will be supporting our Ukrainian families and friends by fundraising for UNICEF. Please look out for further details coming out soon. A little bit of love goes a long, long way. A Little Bit Of Love – Graham Kendrick – Virtual Choir – YouTube

PTA 2nd hand uniform sale

Posted by on 25 - Feb - 2022

Our new PTA committee will be selling second hand uniform on Friday 4th March during coffee morning. Please do come along and say hello.

WORLD BOOK DAY – 3rd March

Posted by on 25 - Feb - 2022

Remember it’s World Book day on Thursday. You do not need to buy something new! Often the best costumes are ones that have been made at home.

PJ day

Posted by on 25 - Feb - 2022

Remember PJ day is this Wednesday 2nd March! Wear your PJs to school and get ready for some snuggle storytime and hot chocolate.

The Masked Reader!

Posted by on 25 - Feb - 2022

How many staff members will you be able to identify behind the masks? Each day the children will get to try to guess two before Thursday’s reveal assembly!

Parent Tours of the School

Posted by on 21 - Feb - 2022

We are looking forward to showing you around our amazing school! It has been 2 years since we have been able to conduct parent tours and we are very excited to show you our excellent learning environment. Make sure you contact the office to book your place as spaces are limited!

Mr Bowtell has been a busy bee!

Posted by on 21 - Feb - 2022

Over half term, Mr Bowtell has constructed a geodome climbing frame for the EYFS and also a new climbing frame! He has also added a new rope swing. All these fun activities will help with the physical development of our EYFS children. Thank you Mr Bowtell!!

The geodome will be moved to the grass area soon!
The new rope swing
Only the safety surfacing to go 🙂
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