Year 6 return from a wonderful residential trip to Belchamps.
The feedback over the week has been amazing. The children did us proud!
Feel free to find out what they have been up to by following the links below.
If you are unsure about sending your child on residential trips in the future, the link below will allow you to see comments provided by parents of pupils who attended this year.
Comments from parents about the residential
Thank you to everyone for helping raise money from the cross country run. We raised a massive £4,470 to spend of improving the playground for the children.
Mrs Jones (Music Teacher) led a music meeting for parents who were considering paying for music lessons in the next academic year or those parents who were keen to continue to pay for music tuition.
Rushmere Hall remains committed to music and continues to invest in it because it recognises the value which it holds and how the skills learnt in music translates over to other areas of school life.
Next year, the school will utilise more tutors from the Suffolk County Music service who allow the school to lease the instruments and in turn will repair them free of charge.
Mrs Jones shared leaflets which explained how the lessons work and included an agreement that would need to be signed to ensure the pupils stay committed to learning an instrument and practise regularly.
Those who were unable to attend but are interested in music lessons should contact Mrs Jones in the next week for some more information.
At Rushmere Hall we are trying hard to improve the provision for our deaf and hearing impaired children. Part of that is about educating the children across the rest of the school about how to communicate effectively with children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
Mr Platt came into assembly today to teach KS2 how to communicate well with deaf and hearing impaired children. The children learnt some basic sign language and how to spell their name using sign language.
The assembly was extremely valuable and the children enjoyed learning the sign language but they were most impressed with Mr Platt whose sense of humour entertained them throughout the entire assembly.
A huge thank you to Mr Platt for a wonderful Deaf Awareness Assembly.
An excellent day of learning had by all at Flatford Mill. Half of the year three year group visited on Tuesday and the other half visited visited today. The children did a range of activities linked to geography and science. Children were extremely well-behaved and the trip was enjoyed by pupils and staff. It was pure luck that I managed to choose one of the nicest days we've had so far this year we go along and support with this trip. Tuesday's trip had been a little chilly but today was extremely warm. So much so that I failed to check the kit list that was given to all of the children. The Sun was so hot that I needed to wear a hood order to stop my head from burning.
Year 1, 2, 3 & Mrs Cleave's Class - 3:45 - 5:15pm
Pupils will bring their party clothes with them to school and will change in their classroom supervised by their class teachers between 3:30 and 3:45pm.
Parents will only need to pick up at 5:15pm as pupils will go straight to the disco at the end of the day.
Year 4,5,6 5:45 - 7:15pm
EATs Catering, our lunchtime meal providers have asked for some feedback about their menus and ways in which they can improve their service.
If you would like to provide them with feedback, good or bad, please click on the link below to reach the survey that they have set up.
click here to complete the survey
Today we announced in the assembly the current total money raised for the playground from our recent Cross Country Challenge and we were super pleased to find out that we have almost achieved our £3000 target.
Member of the fundraising team, Hazel Gudgin, asked the children that any outstanding sponsorship money to be brought to school to help us to reach our final target.
Thank you to everyone for raising money for playground improvements. We are meeting next week to discuss things that could be purchased with the money to improve childrens play times.
Below are more pictures of the games and activities that are already set in the school playground, during playtimes and lunchtime.
Mr Smith and the team have been working on improving the activities at playtime and lunchtimes.
Yesterday, Mr Francis set a wonderful game of afternoon cricket and today children were developing their building skills. Hopefully, they'll be able to build us a house in future years (at a fraction of the cost!) : )
What a fantastic event! The children exceeded our expectations and ran, walked and jogged their way round the course. They supported each other and parents who were able to attend cheered along too. The music helped keep them motivated and some children could have carried on running for hours. The organisers (Mr Stock, Miss Keeley and the Fundraising team) were so impressed by the children’s attitude to this event. Everyone gave it their best shot and the children were incredibly supportive of each other.
This was first and foremost a challenge event, the children stepped up to that challenge and blew us away with how well they did. Secondly, it was about raising money for the School Fundraisers to develop facilities in the school playground. Within the next week or so, you will find out the number of laps achieved by your child and your job will be to round up the sponsor money and send it into the school.
The deadline for sponsor money to be brought in will be announced soon by the school fundraisers. In the meantime, if you have collected the money feel free to send it to school.
A huge thank you to everyone who made this event run like clockwork. A massive well done to the children. A final thank you to those parents who were able to come along and support as it made a massive difference and help increase the number of laps achieved… in turn raising more money for the school.
Another successful School Fundraiser event – Well done everyone!