A Democratic Vote!

As part of our work on ‘British Values’ we have been learning all about democracy and the importance of voting.  This week we have voted on what we will wear and do to raise money for Children In Need on Friday.  Look out for our Pudsey related pictures, coming soon…………..

Rushall Remembers…

As part of our current whole school topic, ‘I Remember’ we have had a week dedicated to learning about WW1 and WW2.  We have learnt war time songs and dances, baked war time recipes and played conkers, jacks and marbles.  Finally we took part in a special Remembrance assembly followed by our Tea Dances and War Time Bake Off which was judged by our school governors.  We have had a fabulous week immersed in the past, thank you to all of the staff and parents for making this so special and memorable for our children.

Attendance Ted!

Attendance Ted has announced that the winners of our shield for the best attendance in the first half of the Autumn term are………Year 5!!!!  Well done Year 5!!

Spotted at Lunch Time!

We have been delighted this week to spot children enjoying reading in their break times and lunch times!  This enthusiasm for reading is fantastic to see children, keep up the good work!

St John Ambulance Promise Ceremony

Well done to our Badger group who made their St John Ambulance promise this week along with Mrs Lloyd and Miss Faulkner.  They looked immaculate in their uniforms and marched beautifully before making their promises.

St John Ambulance have also been in school today to teach essential life saving skills.  During our assembly all children in years 1-6 were taught basic life saving skills including CPR.  We then had the opportunity to practise on dummies. 

Harvest Festival 2018

We are so proud of all of our children who performed and behaved beautifully in our Harvest Festival this morning.  Thank you so much for all of the donations of produce, we will be donating this to the food bank at Pelsall Methodist Church.

Crossbow Education Project

Real Life Learning – Year Four and Five Apprentice Hopefuls in Training! We were recently approached by Mr Hext the managing director of Crossbow Education to help with a very special project. Crossbow Education make a range of educational resources that help children to learn effectively in the classroom. One of their products is a reading ruler which helps children who experience visual stress to read more comfortably. Mr Hext asked is we could help him with his latest marketing campaign. We were set the task of making posters which would encourage schools from all around the country to buy the reading rulers. A challenge which we were keen to take on!

To produce our posters, we carried out lots of research into Crossbow Education, the benefits of their reading rulers and what makes a successful marketing campaign. We also got to find out about how Mr Hext markets and sells his education resources, creates his catalogue and website and how he has grown his business from a small caravan into a large successful company that sells products all around the world. Finally, we had the chance to participate in a real marketing campaign as we helped him to organise and run a professional photoshoot for his latest catalogue in which we took a starring role. We all learnt lots! Look out for us on the next series of the BBC’s Apprentice!

All about Jamaica!

We are very proud of La’myah who has brought in some beautiful work all about Jamaica today.  This is fantastic independent work and knowledge that can now be shared.  Well done La’myah, this is amazing!!

Courage at Rushall!

We are so proud of our children for producing such thoughtful and creative pieces of homework about our new value, ‘courage’.  We have had amazing accounts from family history, poems, stories and recounts of personal experiences.  Some children have worked independently, others with their siblings or with friends to produce collaborative pieces.  Many of the pieces of work talk about the importance of having the courage to be yourself, to tell the truth and do what you believe to be the right thing.  Well done everyone, you are truly courageous children!

Accelerated Reader Stars!

We have been so impressed with our children this week for their enthusiasm with our new reading system for Key Stage Two; Accelerated Reader.  We have noticed a huge increase in the amount of reading at home and school by all of the children.  A huge congratulations to the group pictured above who have read an amazing 242,224 words between them since returning to school on Tuesday!  Well done everyone, this is amazing!!