Come and be Nosy

We have been delighted with our Come and be Nosy days so far.

The comments have been fantastic and we know that those of you who came found them extremely worthwhile. Here are some of the feedback comments:

“Really enjoyed seeing how the children learn, and how you have made learning so much fun.”

“The morning was brilliant. Went really well. Would like to see maths next time.”

“Really nice to see what my child is learning. I think it’s a really good idea and will come to another.”

“I like all the rhymes the children learn to sound the letters.”

We read all of your feedback and look to see how we can take on some of your suggestions. We will definitely be having more Come and be Nosy days next term.

We still have our Come and be Nosy days for Key Stage 2 so we look forward to seeing more parents on those days.

Thank you

Ms Bretherick

Autumn term

I hope you have enjoyed the half term break.

Remember, the children come back to school on Tuesday 29th October

Before I write about the next half term I would like to say ‘thank you’ to those of you who came to our Parents Consultation meetings just before we broke up for the half term. As always, it is lovely to see you and talk to you. Some of you may also have spoken to some of our governors who came along. Thank you all for your very positive comments about the school as well as your constructive comments about what we can consider to be even better.

The next half term is traditionally a very busy one so please do keep your eye on the school calendar which is found on the school website so that you know what is happening. Other ways we will keep in touch with you are through the class blogs, occasional texts and letters.

A letter will be coming home this week to invite you to our ‘Come and be Nosy’ days. These are an opportunity for you to come into your child’s classroom and find out what they get up to!

I look forward to the next half term and to seeing you in and around school.

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

A new school year

It has been wonderful to welcome back our pupils and to also welcome our new children who have started with us this week. The children all look very smart and are settling in well to their new classes. It is lovely for us to hear about their holiday news.

This year we have introduced some school rules that we want all the children to know and follow. All the adults have been talking to the children about them this week. There are just 5 for the children to remember. Please ask your children if they can tell about you our 5 school rules.

  1. Be respectful
  2. Be responsible
  3. Be honest
  4. Be polite
  5. Be kind

As always, I ask you to keep checking the class blogs so that you know what your children are doing in their classes. Also, keep checking the school calendar on our website so that you can keep informed about all the events that are taking place in school.

I look forward to working with you all this year.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

Happy Summer Holiday!

Well we have reached the end of term! The last few weeks have been full of special activities such as our International Day, Year 6 sleepover, parties…the list goes on. It has been a lovely end to the term.

We have also said goodbye to some members of staff who are leaving us. We held two special Leaver’s assemblies where we wished them well and presented them with special gifts.

We particularly want to wish our lovely Year 6 pupils a special goodbye. They have been a brilliant group of children and it has been a pleasure watching them grow and mature this past year.

I hope you all enjoy the summer break. The children have some fun activities to do, so if you run out of ideas to keep them occupied, please try something on their summer holiday list.

Finally, on behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your ongoing support. I really do feel that we are embracing our school motto:

Pupils, families, community: learning and working together

We will see you all on Tuesday 3rd September.

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

Latest news

We got off to a great start last week – it was lovely to welcome the children back after the half term break.

Garden Project

Thank you to all of the parents and children who helped out with our garden project last Saturday. I am very grateful to everyone who helped with the digging, clearing, pulling up weeds and putting in the foundations for the new pond. We made a fantastic a start and I know the garden and pond will look fabulous when it is finished. Look out for more information about the next stage. Your continuing support is always very welcome.

Parent survey

Thank you to those of you who have returned your survey. We welcome your views and comments so please do return your survey if you still haven’t done so. The deadline is the end of this week.

Scoot to school

We want as many children as possible to ‘scoot to school’ this Wednesday.
Scooting to school is growing in popularity; for the children it’s a fun, fast way to get here. It’s also a great way to get children more active and is a great sustainable solution rather than to coming to school by car. We are keen to encourage the children to do so. On Wednesday the class teachers will be doing a count of how many scoot to school.

Year 5 Transition meeting

The meeting takes place this Thursday [13th June] at 6 pm. The meeting will give important information about pupils’ transition to secondary school. Please make sure that if you have a son or daughter in Y5 you attend.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

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Spring into summer!

We have almost reached the end of this half term. In the past 5 weeks the pupils have enjoyed many wonderful activities, including trips to Wisley Gardens and Brighton. Fortunately the spring weather was kind on both these occasions and the children behaved beautifully. In fact some members of the public went out of their way to talk to members of staff to say what a credit the pupils were to our school. I am always delighted to hear that our pupils are such great ambassadors for our school when they are ‘out and about’.

Last week our Year 6 pupils applied themselves brilliantly as they sat their SATs. All the staff in school were impressed by the pupil’s attitude and commitment to do their very best.

It was lovely to see so many parents and carers in the hall supporting the PTA Family Disco last Friday. The PTA received very positive feedback from those who attended so let’s hope we can do more of these events. I would like to thank the PTA for all their hard work in organising the disco. Their commitment to organising events is brilliant and is making such a difference to all the pupils at Rushy. Their next event will be the Summer Fair – listen out for more news about this over the next few weeks.

As you know, we are going to be developing the garden at the front of the school. We look forward to seeing some of you on Saturday 8th June when we begin the first stage – clearing and weeding.

I wish you all an enjoyable half term break and look forward to welcoming the pupils back to school on Tuesday 4th June for the rest of the summer term.

It really does feel that summer is almost here.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

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Welcome back!

We have had a great start to the new term. The children have quickly settled back into their learning. We are now looking forward to all the exciting things the summer term brings, for example: trips, sports day, summer fair to name just a few.

Next Wednesday at 8.45 – 9.30 we have a coffee morning to which you are all invited. Do come along to meet other parents and staff. A letter about this will go home on 26th April.

As well as coffee and a chat, we’re going to talk about bullying. Bullying is something all parents fear could happen to their child, and we want you to know how we deal with it here at our school.   Bullying incidents are rare at Rushy but we want to work with you to ensure that all children are supported and above all feel happy and safe in our school.

Of course there will be a chance to just sit, relax and chat with other parents.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 1st May.

Ms Bretherick

Easter time

The Easter holiday is almost here. This term seems to have flown by! The children have worked hard, showing resilience and enthusiasm for their learning.

The last couple of weeks of term have been a busy. We had the wonderful performance from all our Y3 and Y4 pupils, we have had our PTA Easter Egg Hunt as well as the parent consultations.
Thank you for your support for these events and throughout the whole term.

We look forward to welcoming the children back after the holiday. We also look forward to seeing many of you at our coffee morning on Wednesday 1st May at 8.45. This is for all parents, no matter what year group your child is in.

I wish you all an enjoyable Easter break.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

Please note…we finish school at the usual time on Friday 5th April and the children return on Tuesday 23rd April.

Determination and self belief

‘If you think you can, or if you think you can’t, you are right.’

This morning, in my assembly, I talked to the children about being determined, believing in themselves and, as George in Year 6 said, “having a positive mentality”.

I spoke to the children about how important it is to never give up. Maybe they can tell you about the examples I showed them where people did not give up. Here are 3 clues: football, Mount Kilamanjaro, child genius.

Hopefully the examples I shared inspired the children to have the willpower and self confidence to challenge themselves and to do their very best.

We want all the pupils to say to themselves “I can…”. Ask your child to tell you what they achieved today.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

Latest news

Just a few days to go until the half term break. This half term seems to have flown by, and we escaped without too much snow!

As you know, there has been lots going on in school this half term and there are still events happening this week. Last Friday we said farewell to Miss Poverello in Y5 but welcomed Ms Saunders. This week our Key Stage 1 choir will be singing at the Big Sing on Thursday. This is taking place in Cheam and I am sure the children will have a great time. We also have our Valentine Disco on Friday which is being organised by the PTA.

You will also want to know that Miss Heslop had a baby girl just over a week ago. Mum and baby are doing very well – we hope they can visit very soon.

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You will be aware that I recently sent out two letters; one reminding everyone about our school uniform expectations. Thank you for supporting the school with this matter and ensuring that your children come to school looking smart and wearing the appropriate uniform. The other letter gave you some helpful suggestions of the questions to ask your children when they come home from school. Hopefully the ideas have generated discussion and given you an insight into your child’s day at school.

I wish you all a safe and happy half term break when it arrives on Friday and look forward to seeing the children return on Monday 25th February.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick