World Book Day 2020!

We had a fabulous World Book Day on Thursday which began with a performance by the Hobgoblin theatre group of their show; ‘The Greatest Fairytale Ever Told’.

Following the show the children met with their buddy classes and reading partners to share their favourite books and stories. The children have also produced some fantastic enrichment homework all about reading which is displayed proudly in school.

Thank you to all of the staff for making this such a wonderful day, and to parents for your support with events such as this and your daily support with reading; this is priceless and helps the children develop in so many ways.

Successful Young Writers!

We are very proud to receive news that Ava, Fletcher, Jayden and Aaron in Year Two have had their work chosen to be published by the ‘Young Writers’ group. This is a fantastic achievement! We can’t wait to pick up a book and read their stories!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Things were very noisy this afternoon when a wild dragon rampaged around school!

Thankfully it was Early Years celebrating Chinese New Year! The dragon paraded around school followed by an enthusiastic walking band.

DJ Visit to Rushall!

We were very lucky yesterday to have a very special visitor in school – DJ Nathan Dawe!

Nathan spoke about his passion for music and how this had started when he began playing the trumpet whilst at school. He told the children all about his work in the music industry and how hard he worked at school and early on while he was building his business. He now has opportunities to travel and work with lots of different artists through his work. What an inspiration for us!

Young Voices 2020!

We are incredibly proud of our choir who performed at the ‘Young Voices’ event in Birmingham last week. The children put on a spectacular performance and behaved beautifully throughout the day. Miss Maeer and Miss Hawtin will be re-starting choir on Friday lunchtimes from this week; if this has inspired you please do come and join in!

Merry Christmas from all at Rushall!

We began our celebrations with our Early Years and Key Stage One Christmas performance; ‘Lights, Camel, Action!’

We all enjoyed our Christmas dinner – thank you Sue, Lesley and Gurjit for making this really special for us!

We continued our festivities with our spectacular Key Stage Two Christmas Concert. This included a brass section and drama and singing based on Christmas films.

We are so proud of all of our children for their amazing Christmas performances – well done everyone!! We wish all of our families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Best Attendance Award!

Congratulations to Year 2 who have won our fabulous trophy for ‘Best Half Termly Attendance’ for Autumn 1. The trophy was received with pride in assembly this morning. Well done Year 2!!!!!

We have some more good news to share with you – we raised over £700 for Children In Need last week – more than ever before! This is amazing; a huge thank you to everyone involved and to the children for their wonderful fundraising ideas, planning and organisation.

Children In Need 2019!

We have been very busy today raising money for Children In Need. Activities have included a penalty shoot out, a dance off and ‘throw a wet sponge at a teacher’! Congratulations in particular to year 6 who clocked up a grand total of five hours in their sponsored silence held yesterday!

An enormous thank you to our ARP children and staff for leading the organisation of today, and especially to Mr Owen for being such a good sport! Thank you children for your fabulous fund raising ideas and for your enthusiasm throughout the day. We will confirm the amount we have raised after all of the money has been counted. Well done everyone!!

Message from Shanghai!

We are delighted to have received a message from our specialist Mathematics teacher, Miss Atkins who is currently in Shanghai taking part in an exchange programme organised by the NCETM, (National Centre of Excellence for Teaching Mathematics). Miss Atkins has arrived safely and has begun her work observing Maths being taught by the teachers she is with in the photograph above. We can’t wait to hear more about this very exciting venture! For further details about the exchange programme please see below.

  • Miss Atkins is working with Charlie Stripp (National Director) and Debbie Morgan (Primary Director) from the National Centre of Excellence for Teaching Mathematics who have set up MathsHubs across the UK, along with 70 other teachers who have been successful in their application for the China-England Exchange. https://www.ncetm.org.uk/news/51584 This link is to NCETM and gives more information about the wider exchange programme.

Halloween Disco 2019!

It was a very spooky Thusday yesterday at Rushall with Halloween themed days across school followed by our disco for Key Stage Two! The costumes were spectacular and all children behaved beautifully. An enormous thank you to the staff and Rushall Family PTA members who made this possible.