A Special Christmas Assembly!

Our final assembly before Christmas was made extra special this morning when Grayson performed ‘Silent Night’ for us on the piano. What an amazing talent!  Well done Grayson and good luck with your concert! 

On behalf of all of the staff at Rushall we wish you a very Merry Christmas!!

Our Third Word Millionaire!

We are very proud to announce our third word millionaire, Kiera!!  Well done Kiera, this is a fantastic achievement!  Enthusiasm for reading across school remains very high, let’s keep this up over Christmas and see how many millionaires we can create in the New Year! 

Story Writing Stars!

We are delighted to showcase an amazing amount of 100% independent story writing currently being produced by some enthusiastic children in year 2!  They have even made a box to store their work in and to use when transporting it around school to show.  We are sure we have some future authors here, keep it up children this is fantastic!! 

Christmas Dinner!

There was a wonderful atmosphere in school yesterday lunch time when we had our Christmas dinner!  Thank you to Gurjit, Sue and Lesley for their amazing cooking and to the whole lunch time team for creating happy memories like this for our children.

Christmas Performances!

Our performances this year began at the beginning of this week with our fabulous Early Years and their ‘Nursery Rhyme Nativity’.

This was followed by Key Stage One and their spectacular performance; ‘Prickly Hay’!

This morning Key Stage Two performed their first Christmas Concert which included a brass section, beautiful singing and readings of favourite Christmas moments.  We are so proud of all of our children for the enthusiasm, talent and super team work shown in all of the performances that have taken place so far!  Well done everyone!!! 

Our 2nd Word Millionaire!

We are extremely proud to announce our second word millionaire!  William received his certificate, special badge and prize in assembly this morning and was then spotted heading out for lunch with his reading book tucked under his arm!!  What an inspiration! – Well Done William!!

Hanukkah and Advent

In assembly this morning we learnt all about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.  Hanukkah is celebrated by families having special meals together and exchanging gifts.  Candles are lit to symbolise the presence of God.  We noticed that light and candles are used in many religions as a symbol of hope or God.

We marked the first week of Advent by lighting the first  candle on our special advent wreath that Reverend Such introduced with us last week.  Our wreath was created by Mrs Watts with holly from her garden. 

Children In Need

We have had a fantastic day raising money for Children In Need!  The children particularly enjoyed throwing wet sponges at some very brave teachers!  The penalty shoot out and ‘Just Dance’ competitions were also very popular.

A special mention must go to ARP who helped to organise and run the day.  They have manned stalls, helped with activities and shown great enthusiasm throughout.  Thank you ARP!!!!!  

Our First Reading Millionaire!!

We are incredibly proud to announce that we have a ‘Reading Millionaire’ in our school!  Since starting our ‘Accelerated Reader’ system in Key Stage Two in September we have noticed a huge increase in enthusiasm for reading, and the amount of words being read each week.  We are amazed to have a pupil who has read a million words already!  Well done Madiha, you are an inspiration to us all!  Let’s see how many more ‘millionaires’ we can create at Rushall!

Well done also to our fabulous ‘Star Readers’ this week who have received certificates for their exceptional effort in reading and comprehension.  We are very proud of you all!

Diwali Celebrations!

This week we have been finding out all about Diwali! We are very lucky to have children in our school who celebrate Diwali and are happy to share their experiences with us. 

Today we have some very special visitors in school; ‘Lions of Bhangra’.  We are so excited to be learning how to do Bhangra dancing! Look out for more pictures on our class blogs, coming soon!!