The Enormous Pumpkin!

A huge well done to Eva who has grown a gigantic pumpkin from seeds that she planted on her allotment during the school holidays. This is amazing Eva!! – I’m sure that this will inspire other children to start growing their own vegetables as well.

On behalf of all of the staff we would like to wish all of our children and their families a very happy October half term. Stay safe everyone XX

Harvest Festival 2020!

On Wednesday we held our traditional ‘Harvest Festival’ and the children performed some of their favourite harvest time songs. We were so impressed with both their behaviour and their stunning performances; these will be available to view on the class blog pages via the special codes shortly. Well done children, you are amazing!!

Below you can see just a small selection of the produce that has been donated to us to pass on to the food bank. Thank you so much for your generosity, it is much appreciated.

Caring at Rushall

We are so impressed with the wonderful work that our children have created on our new value; ‘caring’. The children have thought about caring in many different contexts, and of different ways that they can care for and be considerate of others.

As part of our autumn term curriculum we are reflecting on what has happened during the lockdown and thinking about the positive aspects that have emerged. Our appreciation of carers and NHS staff in particular has grown throughout this time and the children are enjoying learning all about the history of nursing. At harvest time this year we will be thinking of all of the people who help our food get to us in a way that we may not have done previously.

We are also thinking about all of the ways in which we can care for our planet. We now know just what a difference we could make having seen all that happened during the lockdown; animals appearing in new places, the sky appearing more blue, lower pollution levels to name a few.

Our resident pigeon family has had an eventful week with the two babies finally venturing out of their nest as you can see here under the watchful eye of their Dad.

We are so proud of our children and it has been a pleasure to begin our class based ‘Golden Moments’ assemblies where we can celebrate all kinds of achievements and acts of kindness together. Thank you to all parents, grandparents, and carers who have sent in nominations, we love having nominations from home. If you would like to nominate your child please send the details into our school email, postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

An Exciting Discovery!

We have discovered that some wood pigeons have made their nest in the ivy outside our school offices. It has been a fantastic opportunity to observe our new school value, ‘caring’ in action as the parent birds care for their two babies. Watch this space for more pigeon news soon!!

Welcome back to school!

We are delighted to welcome our children back to school! We have been so impressed with the maturity and independence they have shown as they have returned. It is wonderful to have our building full of noise and fun again too! We can’t wait to meet all of our youngest children as they begin their journeys with us.

VE Day Celebrations!

On the 8th May it is the 75th anniversary of VE day – the day that people celebrated the end of World War Two in Europe. When we planned our celebrations back at the beginning of the school year we could never have imagined that we would not be able to do them in the way that we intended. The last few weeks have probably taught us all more about WW2 and how life changed for people than any lesson could possibly have done. We can appreciate how happy people must have felt after enduring six years at war. We know that lots of you will be marking the day at home and maybe having mini tea parties. We would love to hear all about it! We also know that some amazing enrichment homework projects have been completed – these will be displayed proudly when we all return to school.

Here on the Celebration blog we are taking a look back at how we celebrated Remembrance in 2018. We hope that whatever you are doing on the May Bank Holiday VE Day anniversary that you enjoy it, and have a wonderful day with your families.

Stay safe, with lots of love from all of the staff at Rushall XX

Happy Easter!

We would like to wish all of our children and their families a very Happy Easter! We miss you lots and can’t wait to see you when everything is back to normal. We know how much we will appreciate doing all of the things we usually take for granted after this experience. We look forward to seeing you all soon, until then keep smiling and being the amazing children you are,

With love and best wishes from all of the staff at Rushall XX 🌻🌺🐣🥰

Our Latest Millionaire!

Congratulations to Ellis who achieved ‘Word Millionaire’ status earlier this month on Accelerated Reader. We are very proud of you Ellis and we hope that your love of reading inspires others to read lots too. Keep reading everyone!!

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!