Rushey Green pupils and Lewisham’s Mayor, Sir Steve Bullock, celebrated Fly the Flag for the Commonwealth at the Civic Suite .
On the 1st of February both the children and parents learnt about AFRIL. Action for Refgugees in Lewisham. Thomas Martin from the organisation presented information about the experience of these families, and how AFRIL supports both adults and children, particularly those who speak English as a second language. He highlighted how as a community we can support each other and challenge negative stereotypes of refugee and asylum seekers. The children raised £348 through wearing their own clothes and donating £1. This money will help AFRIL support our local families who access their service. Well done Rushey Green!.
For more information on AFRIL visit their website at www.afril.org.uk
Mrs. Simpson recently hosted a Phonics workshop for Parents. For more information, please follow the attached PowerPoint presentation on how we teach Phonics at Rushey Green using the Soundswrite programme phonics_powerpoint_for-parents-mtg.
We are very proud of the work produced by our children.
All the children in year 5 have been exploring the Caribbean as part of their Geography topic. Take a look at the fantastic example of a 3D interactive map made by Shania in 5D. Well done!
Sasha in the Nursery used playdough to make this key and latch.
Another fun packed day including a mixture of abseiling, aeroball and archery. Once again the children have 100 % effort in all that they did.
In the afternoon they were in the pool before they hit the dance floor at the disco.
The children are looking forward to seeing you all soon…
The Kingswood Team
The children are well in the swing of things now!
Shower, bed and lights out by 10pm and up at 7.30am.
We have had some great comments from our hosts about our children who have had a go at all the activities so far without any fear or complaints.
Today, two teams built shelters the woods. They were split into groups and communicated well while solving the problem of getting the shelter to stand up!
Then came the big 3G swing. All the children in my group made it to the highest point. There were a few shocked faces when they released the ripcord.
Nightline proved a hit and we ended up with a few muddy children as they navigated the obstacle course blindfolded but they persevered, working well as a team.
We say goodbye to Ms Barber this morning and Mr Rowbotham will be taking over.
Once again the children are eating well with plenty of seconds and all have slept well through the night.
Another full day of fun packed with many hair-raising activities.
Leap of faith proved to be no obstacle for most children with Efosa managing to catch the trapeze first time.
Outdoor laser saw the groups split and working in teams to develop their communication and cooperation skills. After lunch some children worked collaboratively to make a buggy on which they were delighted to push and take rides across on the field.
All the children are eating well and there is ample food with plenty of seconds.
Power Fan was a hit! Climbing a 20m pole and jumping off. Sophia and Barbara were very brave leading the way for the others.
After dinner, the children were back in the Gym playing Mini Olympics until 9pm before a shower and bed.
We had a quiet night and woke them at 7.30am.
They will be given their letters today and an opportunity to reply…hopefully no tears!
That’s all for now. Next update tomorrow…
The children are settling in nicely. Last night, Teams 13 and 14 completed a tech challenge where they had to make a working wheelbarrow out of large Meccano. They were very creative, working well in small teams, and came up with some amazing ideas.
Meanwhile teams 15 and 16 were racing through the Rope Park on the zip wire. They were all keen and brave – they even got Ms Rizou and Ms Barber to have a go. After an exciting day they settled well and got to bed about 10pm.
Dinner went down a treat, especially the jam doughnuts, and there were lots of clean plates.
In these times of austerity, we want to continue to provide the best resources for the children. However government and local authority cuts mean we can no longer afford to purchase, maintain and replace some of the quality learning resources that support our children. Currently, we have a number of IT resources in urgent need of renewal and updating; we are unable to continue to meet these costs. Our school budget does, of course, pay for the school and our teachers but it is the extra equipment and facilities which we have been able to offer in the past which are now under threat.
It is for this reason I am writing to ask you for your help in order to sustain some of our most prized resources. We are asking each family to make an annual payment of £40.00 towards school fund in September at the beginning of the academic year. All children will benefit from resources purchased and at the end of the school year the school will report on how the money is spent via the website and Rushey Greenpaper. This contribution is entirely voluntary but we hope you will feel able to support us in this way.