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

Image result for summer gardening images clip art

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.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is image.png

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

Welcome to the new year

It’s 2019 and we are now back into the swing of things. The children have settled quickly into their learning. As always, it is a pleasure to see their eagerness to do their best each day.

Thank you to those of you who were able to come to our coffee mornings last week. It was good for our teachers to hear your views and ideas. We will always consider your suggestions for improving the way we do things.

We have a busy week coming up. Year 5 will be presenting their E-Safety performance to parents on Wednesday. We do hope that as many parents and family members will be able to come along. On Thursday the Key Stage 2 choir will be performing at the 02 in the annual Young Voices concert. This is always an incredible event and I am sure the children who are taking part will have a fantastic experience.

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

Christmas time

There has been a genuine festive atmosphere in school the past few weeks. The children have enjoyed many exciting and enjoyable activities which I hope they have told you about . Now the Christmas holiday has finally arrived!

Today we said farewell to two members of staff, Miss Yaddalee, who has been teaching in Ash class this half term and Miss Panners, our Reception class teacher. Everyone at Rushy wishes them well as they embark on new and different activities.

Finally, I wish you an enjoyable Christmas and look forward to seeing the children back in school on TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY.

Merry Christmas

Ms Bretherick

Christmas Jumper Day & Santa’s Grotto

Image result for santa

Wow!  There is a ‘Christmassy’ atmosphere in school today…we have our Santa’s grotto for the children to visit.  It looks amazing!  The PTA have done a fantastic job in preparing it.  I hope your children come home and tell you all about their visit to the grotto to see Father Christmas.

Image result for christmas jumper day

I would also like to say a huge thank you for your kind donations to Save The Children Fund for our Christmas Jumper Day.  The children have been very proud to show off their sparkly, flashing, furry, jingly jumpers.  Please visit your class blog to see some of the photos from the day.

I have attached a link to a short video clip from Save The Children Fund that says thank you to you all for your kind donations. https://player.vimeo.com/video/302101445

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick

 

 

Year 6 Residential

All last week many of our Y6 pupils were away on their residential at Hindleap Warren.  I was lucky enough to be able to join them for one day.  Despite the rain I had a great day and it was lovely to see the children thoroughly enjoying themselves.  They spent the whole week trying activities which challenged them as well as having lots of fun.  I had a go at the archery[!] and made an unimpressive start by shooting my arrow into the ceiling.  The children were a lot better than me!

Thank you to all the children who behaved brilliantly and made the staff proud.  I would also like to say a huge thank you to all the Rushy staff who were there too, particularly those who were there for the whole week.

Ms Bretherick

 

Anti-bullying week

Dear Parents and Carers,

Many of you will be aware that this week is Anti-bullying week.  This year ‘Choose Respect’ is the theme.  Most schools across the country will have a focus on this.  

Here at Rushy, the children will be taking part in a range of activities over the week linked to anti-bullying.  Activities include: The wall of respect, writing an acrostic poem on the theme of ‘choose respect’ and designing a ‘respect’ wristband.  Assemblies on Tuesday will have a bullying/anti-bullying focus, and we will be looking out for children who ‘choose respect’ over the week.

 Please ask your child to share what they have learnt this week.  They should be able to explain what bullying is, what to do if worried about bullying, and know that they are in control over the way they behave and treat others.

Thank you for your support,

Ms Bretherick