Nick Butterworth

On Friday Mrs Bargh and Miss Rea were lucky enough to meet the author Nick Butterworth at the NASEN education event. We are now the proud owners of a signed copy of his new book; ‘Albert Le Blanc’. Mrs Bargh has invited him in to school to read to the children and we are very hopeful that this may happen soon………watch this space!

New classrooms for upper key stage two!

We are delighted to be able to share pictures of our new rooms for year five and six. The corridor leading to the rooms is just next to our school hall and has been completely transformed as you can see above. Below you can see photographs of the classrooms and small group areas. As you can see the rooms are very spacious and have been decorated in our school colours.

An enormous thank you to the upper key stage two team and to all of the staff who worked so hard over the summer to make this possible!

A ‘First’ for Reading at Rushall!

We are extremely proud to announce that for the first time ever we have a reading millionaire in year three! Mia has read over a million words and is our youngest ever millionaire so far! This is amazing Mia, a huge congratulations to you from us all. We hope that this inspires all of our children to keep enjoying reading throughout the summer holiday and we look forward to creating more millionaires in the autumn term.

Millionaire Mile!

We are delighted to announce a fabulous five new reading millionaires who have read through over one million words in their accelerated reader books! A huge well done to Heidi from year four, Courtney and Aidan from year five, and Frankie and Daniel in year six for this amazing achievement; we are very proud of you!

Perseverance

We have been so impressed with the response to our enrichment homework task about ‘perseverance’. We have received some stunning work that reflects this value in all kinds of ways. Lots of children have used their own experiences as examples of perseverance and others have researched successful people who have had to work very hard to achieve their goals and ambitions. Well done children – you have demonstrated good understanding of perseverance and know that it is important to keep trying, learn from mistakes and to never give up!

Our Heroes….

Today on the the celebration blog we are celebrating the fantastic effort that our children from reception to year 6 have put into their Royal Mail ‘Heroes’ stamp design competition entries. The children were challenged to design a stamp to honour a hero of the coronavirus pandemic and the response has been wonderful! We have had stunning designs submitted including lots depicting Sir Captain Tom, NHS workers and other key workers including food shop workers, cleaners, drivers and postal workers. Many children have dedicated their design to their own parents, many of whom are key workers which is very thoughtful.

This is a national competition and some of the winning designs will be used to create real stamps. We are so proud of all of our children for taking part and think that Her Majesty the Queen will have a very difficult decision to make when choosing the winning designs! Good luck everyone!

Remarkable Reading!

We are very proud to announce that we have another ‘Accelerated Reader’ word millionaire in school! Congratulations to Finley for this wonderful achievement! Keep reading and quizzing and you too could be a millionaire soon!

Word Millionaire Success!

A huge ‘congratulations’ to Junze for being our first ‘Accelerated Reader’ word millionaire of the year! Junze, this is an amazing achievement and we are very proud of you! Junze received his certificate, pin badge and voucher in our assembly this morning. Well done! – this will inspire us all to keep reading.

On behalf of all of the staff we wish you a very ‘Happy Easter’!

Welcome Back!

It has been fantastic to see everyone this morning and we are delighted to report that everything has gone very smoothly. 

Behind the scenes staff have been working hard to plan for a very safe and happy re-opening of school.

There has been a very excited buzz around the building today and it was wonderful to see the playgrounds busy once again.

We would once again like to thank parents and carers for all that they have done to keep learning continuing throughout the lockdown and to the children for their superb effort and the resilience that they have shown.  We are extremely proud of them and will now look forwards and do all that we can to get everyone on track to be the very best that they can be.

Responsibility at Rushall

Thank you so much children for sending in your ‘Responsiblity’ themed enrichment homework projects. We have been blown away by the quality of work that has come in and the effort that has been made to produce it.

We can see that you all take your responsibilities very seriously, from keeping your rooms tidy and helping at home, to limiting your use of plastics to help the environment. There are lots of mentions too of how important it is to follow the rules and play a part in helping to stop the spread of the corona virus. We are very lucky to have such mature, thoughtful and considerate young people in our school who will go on to be very responsible citizens in the future.

We hope that you have enjoyed looking at just a few examples of our ‘Responsibility’ work and would like to thank all of our parents, carers and family members who are working so hard to help the children to work at home at this time. Well done everyone!

Don’t forget that you are able to post comments on our blog pages, we would love to hear them! Stay safe everyone, and keep up the fantastic work!