It’s half term!

I hope you are all well and staying safe. Half term is here and I know that so many of your children have been working hard doing the home learning that the teachers have been setting each week. I love looking at the tweets and receiving messages from the class teachers telling me all about the wonderful work. Well done to everyone for all your efforts.

Please make sure you visit your class blog this week to see the lovely video message from the class teachers.

As you know, after half term the plan is for us to re-open for particular year groups. For those of you who have children in Nurery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 who have replied to say you would like your child to return, please look out for the letter that will be emailed to you next week.

There is no home learning for the children this week so I hope you have chance to enjoy the sunshine and spend time having fun with your families.

Take care everyone and stay safe.

Best wishes

Ms Bretherick


Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that you and your families are well.  Everyone at Rushy is missing the normality that school brings – we miss seeing the pupils, we miss seeing you [the parents and carers], we miss seeing our colleagues on a day to day basis.  We hope that it won’t be too long before things return to how they used to be.  Having said that, we must make sure that everything we do to bring school back together is done safely.

We know you’ve seen in the news that schools may reopen on 1 June to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 pupils if the government thinks it’s safe then.

We’re waiting for further guidance and clarification from the government right now, which will hopefully help us create an action plan for our phased reopening. We’ll share this with you as soon as possible so you know what the school’s reopening will look like in practice.

It’s a very unsettling time for us all, but rest assured that we’re going to be doing everything we can to make sure we’re ready to receive these year groups if it’s safe for our school to reopen in the coming weeks.

We’d like to thank you for your continuous support in helping your child learn from home. We’ll need to keep going with this for a while yet, so please do continue to do what you can and stay in touch with us about how your child is doing.

Stay safe and take care everyone.

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

It’s the start of the summer term.

Today is the start of the summer term but it is not the usual way we begin the term.  I do hope that you, your children and all of your family are staying safe and well.

As you know, the government announced last Thursday that we will remain in lockdown for a further 3 weeks.  Although the announcement from the government will at least give some short-term relief from speculation, the discussion is bound to begin again as we approach the next review point.   Until we know what the government has in mind and until we know what the science will say, it is unhelpful to pre-empt when we may return.  Therefore, here at Rushy we will continue to do what we have been doing for the past few weeks to support you.  We will continue to stay open for some vulnerable children and children of key workers.  We will also continue to provide home learning for your children which can be accessed on the blogs.  The next set of home learning will be on the blogs today.

However, we are going to make some changes to how we support you and your children.

  1. Class teachers are going to ring each of you once a fortnight to see how the children in their class are doing.  This will be an opportunity for you to let us know some of things you have been doing and to ask for support with the learning if you need it.
  2. We are also going to set up class emails.  This way, class teachers will be able to send regular messages to their class.  It will also be an opportunity for you to upload any of your children’s work for the teachers to see.  We want to be able to celebrate all the good work that the children are doing.

Finally, I want to say please remember that this strange and difficult time will not be for ever. 

Do take care and stay safe.

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

It won’t be like this forever.

Good morning everyone,

I want to reassure you and your children that all the staff here at Rushy are thinking of you and hoping that as each day passes you stay safe and well.

As you know, the class teachers have been setting your children home learning which has been posted on the Blogs.  The teachers will not set any learning for the two week Easter break.  However, I am sure you have all now discovered some fun and entertaining things  online  which your children can use over the next two weeks.  Also, don’t forget the more traditional things such as board games, arts and crafts etc, anything to keep your children busy and entertained!

The teachers will upload home learning for week three of the school closure on Monday April 20th.

Moving forward we want to be able to communicate with you and your children more directly so we are working hard to set up the technology to enable us to do that. This will mean that you will be able to contact teachers to show the good work your children are doing, but also to ask for help and support.  Please bear with us while we set this up.  We hope to have it ready by April 27th.

In these strange times it is worth remembering that it won’t be like this forever.  We need to continue to reach out to one another in our school community and beyond to offer help and support, albeit remotely!

Best wishes,

Ms Bretherick

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