At Rushey Green we teach the children about ‘Values’ Education

At Rushey Green we teach the children about ‘Values’ Education.  

This helps children learn how to behave and how to be respectful, honest, compassionate, caring and responsible citizens. Our ‘Value’ for the month of March is ‘Hope’.  Have a look at the work the children have produced to celebrate and understand what they think ‘Hope’ is. 

 In Reception we read the story of ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers. It tells the story of a boy who finds a penguin. The boy attempts to return the penguin to the south pole.

After we read the story we talked about how the penguin felt ‘hopeless’ and how the boy gave him hope by helping him.

We asked the class whether they had ever felt hopeless and what gave them hope. 

“I felt hopeless when I lost my Aunty in Lewisham. I felt hopeful when a woman in the shop found me and we looked for my Aunty together” (Safa)

“I felt hopeless when I got in to trouble, when I told my mum I felt better” (Ilias)

“I felt sad because no one wanted to be my friend. I then asked Martin and he played with me” (Amarachi)

Our photos show a selection of poems from year 3 and a display using doves to express the thoughts about Hope in year 4.  In the Nursery, the children used finger prints to make the word ‘Hope’ while year 1 and year 2 have produced posters with 2C making the outline of the word ‘Hope’ with their bodies. 



Talent for Writing

Talent for Writing

Children from Year 2 entered work for The Young Writers’ My First Story competition. They were asked to write a story based on five story boards. They used their creativity and imagination. Some of their work has been selected for publication in a Young Writers’ Anthology.

To mark their achievement, they have also been awarded a certificate and a bookmark.

“ I now feel like I’m a real author” Thaasiv. (2P)

“ I’m so surprised that my work is going to be printed and that I’m a winner” Jemima. (2C)

“ I’m happy because my story is being published” Lamoi (2W)

“ I’m delighted that I can write so well” Brihanna. 2C


School Council spends £25k !!


On Fri 3rd Feb some of our School Council members were lucky enough to take part in a Meet the Lewisham Mayor event at the Civic Suite.
Our pupils were given an imaginary 25k to spend on local community issues and asked to address the council on how to spend it wisely.
The children received a certificate to remind them of the day. Needless to say they all spoke with passion and commitment, we were very proud of them all.

Readathon – Reading Challenge!

“Inspiring children to read is one of the greatest gifts you can give them”.

We had a fantastic week at Rushey Green exploring comics, newspapers, recipes, poetry, electronic books and just listening to stories.

To complete our reading challenge parents from Nursery to Year two attended our Parent Read Along Club, where they joined in the fun of reading.

A big THANK YOU to those parents and babies who attend our First Read Along Parent Club!


Year 3 Fossil Detectives!

Budding paleontologists in Year 3 have been exploring a variety of fossils in Science this term as part of their topic “If Stones could Talk”.  They have been developing their observation skills while researching the different creatures, including Ammonites and Trilobites, which have been hiding in the layers of rock beneath our feet for millions of years. In addition, the children have been creating their own fossil creatures and each of them have some amazing stories behind them.

To created the fossil the children mixed together coffee, flour, and salt. Then they kneaded the dough together and flattened it out onto waxed paper.  Afterwards, they cut out circles of the dough into which they made imprints of their “fossil” objects.

Take a look at our photos.