Christmas message

It is nearly the end of term and there are lots of exciting things happening in school as we lead up to the final day on 20th December. Our Early Years classes are performing the Nativity this year. They will be doing two performances: one to their parents and carers and one to the whole school. I am sure this will be a special moment that all the pupils can enjoy.

There are also other ‘Christmassy’ things planned : we have our school Christmas dinner on 13th December, Christmas Jumper day on 15th, Class Christmas parties on 18th as well as the Santa’s Grotto, organised by our new PTA on 13th . Children have been enjoying singing festive songs in their singing assemblies. There is lots going on!

As you know, we have launched our new school uniform and it is lovely to see so many children wearing the new logo. Also, thank you for supporting the school with our requests for other uniform rules such as no colourful logos on trainers, no jewellery and no hair bows.

It is not just the children who are looking smart. I am sure you have also noticed the very smart new signs around the school. I hope you agree, they make the school look so much better.

Remember, we finish school at the usual time on Wednesday 20th December and the children come back to school on Wednesday 3rd January.

I wish you all a happy break over the festive season and I look forward to seeing you all in 2018!

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick


Message from Ms Bretherick

We are now settled into the second half of the autumn term.  This time of year is always a busy and exciting one as we lead up to Christmas   Thank you to those of you who were able to come along to our Year Group coffee mornings.  As you know, this was the first time we have held the coffee mornings.  We will hold them again next term so please try to come along as it is an opportunity to sit and chat with Senior Leaders, Phase Leaders, and other parents.

I am delighted that our new PTA is now established and I am confident that they are going to be a great team.  This half term we will be holding our first PTA AGM.  The meeting will be on Friday 17th November at 8.45 – 9.45 in the school hall.  Please do come along as this is your opportunity to hear about their plans for the way in which they will support the school and provide opportunities for our children.

Just a polite reminder from me about behaviour at the school gates in the mornings.  The school received a complaint last week about parents who were smoking and using inappropriate language outside the main gate.  I am sure you will agree that it is important that we make sure we are mindful about our language and I ask that you consider waiting to smoke until you are away from the school gates.  Thank you.

Finally, we are currently advertising for additional Midday Supervisors.  if you are interested in applying for one of these positions please visit

As always, I look forward to chatting with you at the school gates each morning.  Do please come and say hello.

Ms Bretherick

Message from Ms Bretherick

We are almost at half term and so much has been happening in school already!  Our after school clubs are up and running and it is wonderful to see so many children staying after school to take part in such a wide range of activities.  It is great to see and hear the school ‘buzzing’ with music and activity.  Please look out for another letter that gives you information about some additional clubs that will start after half term.

Also, do make sure you click on the school calendar tab which is at the bottom of the blog page.  This is where you can keep up to date with events that are happening in school.  We are regularly adding to the calendar so it is important that you keep checking it.

A couple of things to mention are the a book fair which will be in school after the half term as well as coffee mornings for each year group.  More information about these events will be sent out in a newsletter.

I am delighted to say that our new PTA will be established after half term.  I do hope that many of you have put your names forward to be part of this group.  An essential part of making Rushy Meadow a successful school is having strong and supportive links with parents and the local community.  I am very keen to make sure this happens and I am looking forward to working with our new PTA.  Look out for more information about the PTA after half term.

I always value the opportunity I have to talk to you all when I see you at the gates each morning. Please do come and speak if you have any questions or comments.  I assure you, I do listen!

Finally, thank you for your ongoing support.

Enjoy the half term break.

Ms Bretherick


Welcome to our blogs!

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have now set up the class blogs so that you can find out about the learning that is happening in your child’s class each week.  I hope you find them interesting and informative  – this is your window into our classrooms!  Do let me know what you think when you see me at the school gates or around the school .

As you know, we have held our first set of Parent Forum meetings this term.  These were well attended and it was very interesting to hear your views, particularly about homework.  I do recognise that not all parents are able to attend these forum meetings because of work or other commitments.  Therefore, in future, I will look at ways we can gather your opinions for other focussed topics that we discuss at the forum meetings.  I am keen that you all have an opportunity to express your views.

I can assure you that we are all working very hard to ensure that Rushy Meadow Primary Academy provides the best learning opportunities for your children.  Thank you for your on going support and encouragement.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Bretherick

Welcome to Rushy Meadow’s new blogs

We want to be able to involve parents/carers in their child’s learning at Rushy Meadow in an easy to use way. These blogs will provide general information and news from the Academy and individual blogs for each year group. These will let you know what your child will be learning next week, and show you all the great things they’ve been doing this week.

It will take a few months to get this working consistently across Rushy Meadow, but we know from experience at Avenue that, once it’s all functioning correctly, you will find it easy to use.

The blogs will reduce the need for newsletters and letters. You’ll be able to see the blogs on a computer, tablet or phone, and we’ll show you some easy ways to stay up-to-date with changes that we make and information that we provide.