Year 6 Kingswood Trip: Monday

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.

They have all slept well and got up at 7.30 to be ready for an 8.15 breakfast and a long day packed full of fun! More to follow tomorrow…

School Fund

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.

NED show update

The NED show was a great success and the children are persevering with their new Craze of the Week!

Follow the links in our website page ” CURRICULUM/PSHCE ” to download the NED Show Yo Yo Factsheets. These have information about the different yo yos which may help you, and information about NED’s Six Trix which the children are encouraged to learn.

Never give up

Encourage others and

Do your best


The NED Show

The NED show is here for KS1 and 2 children as part of their PSHCE education: Never give up; Encourage others and Do your best.

  • Children will be able to watch the experts perform magic and tricks with yo yos.
  • Children will have the opportunity to buy Yo Yos and other gadgets after school at 3.15pm from 29 Jun to 5 July.
  • Children will develop their use of values such as perseverance, confidence, kindness and encouragement by engaging with these activities.
  • Parents please refer to the letter on the back of the 23rd. and 30th. June newsletters.

Follow the links in our website page ” CURRICULUM/PSHCE ” to download the NED Show Yo Yo Factsheets.

The link below will take you to the NED website:  This link has videos showing you how to perform tricks with yo yos.

Maths workshops

Welcome to a new season of workshops to help your child become a better Mathematician. These will be specific to your child and speakers include Mr. Rowbotham (Maths Specialist), Mrs. Badar and class teachers.

Workshops will be in the Main Hall, starting at 9.10 a.m. and should last no more than 40 minutes

  • Thursday 8th June:        Reception
  • Friday 16th June:            Year 3
  • Friday 23rd June:            Year 1
  • Friday 30th June:            Year 4
  • Thursday 6th July:         Year 2
  • Friday 14th July:             Year 5


At Rushey Green we practise AIM which means that our children will confidently talk about maths using the correct language; that they will be resilient and be able to investigate new areas of learning; and that they will be able to see the relevance of maths in everyday situations.

All workshops will have support materials for you to take away and will be very much ‘hands on’.