Accessing the blogs

Our blogs enable parents to find out what their children have been doing at school and to see what the next steps are in their child’s learning, which enables more conversations and involvement at home with learning.

The blogs celebrate children’s learning, and you may wish to send links to other relatives so that they can also be involved in what is happening. We have strict guidelines for staff on using the blogs and safeguarding is our top priority. If we ever post anything that you do not feel should be on the blog, please let us know and it will be removed immediately (e.g. photographs).

All of our blogs may be accessed from the main blog site at rushymeadow.education – when you type that into a browser, please type it into the address bar at the top, and not a Google search bar or similar. Each blog is identified by the year that the children in that group will leave the academy. For example, this year’s Y6 leave in 2019, so their actual blog can be accessed directly at 2019.rushymeadow.education

You may also access your child’s blog using their year, ie:

nursery.rushymeadow.education
reception.rushymeadow.education
y1.rushymeadow.education
y2.rushymeadow.education
y3.rushymeadow.education
y4.rushymeadow.education
y5.rushymeadow.education
y6.rushymeadow.education

You will see the actual address of this blog by looking in your address bar now.

If you have more than one child attending the academy, you will want to keep an eye on several blogs. You may wish to bookmark the relevant sites in your browser, but we expect that many parents will wish to be kept updated through their mobile devices.

Good news! – each blog sends what’s known as an RSS feed. A feed is a function of special software that allows feedreaders to access a site, automatically looking for new content and then posting the information about new content and updates to another site. This provides a way for users to keep up with the latest information posted on different blogging sites. The address for each feed is:

Y6  https://2019.rushymeadow.education/feed
Y5  https://2020.rushymeadow.education/feed
Y4  https://2021.rushymeadow.education/feed
Y3  https://2022.rushymeadow.education/feed
Y2  https://2023.rushymeadow.education/feed
Y1  https://2024.rushymeadow.education/feed
Reception  https://2025.rushymeadow.education/feed
Nursery  https://2026.rushymeadow.education/feed

If you want to be notified whenever something new is posted, use an RSS reader on your computer or mobile device. There are apps for iPhones and Android, and plenty of browser-based readers. Some will even email you when you get new content. Just search on the internet for RSS Reader.

We know these blogs will become an integrated means of our academy communicating with you and for you to be involved in what we are doing.

Alex Clark
CEO of Cirrus Primary Academy Trust

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.