We have had a lovely start to the Summer Term, which has already seen Year 5 attend a London Philharmonic Concert, Year 1 enjoy a trip to the seaside at West Wittering and the whole school take part in National Skipping Week.
Deaf Awareness Week
This week, we are celebrating Deaf Awareness Week at Rushy Meadow. This is an opportunity to raise awareness of some of the challenges d/Deaf people may face in the community and ensure everyone in our school and wider community feels included, whilst promoting the amazing aspects of living with deafness. Pupils have been invited to create a poster promoting deaf awareness and, in assembly, our Teacher of the Deaf, Miss Gelly, shared strategies with pupils on how we can become more deaf aware. These included speaking clearly and making sure we have the person’s attention before we begin speaking.
A reminder that we have a dress-up day to celebrate the King’s coronation on Friday 5th May. Children can dress as a King, Queen, Prince or Princess. We have our 50p cake sale taking place after school in both the KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. Remember, you can donate cakes to the sale by dropping them to the office before 2pm on Friday 5th May.
Events taking place this Term
Come and Be Nosy – more information will follow; these are mornings when parents are invited into school to see a lesson taking place in their child’s class:
Tuesday 13th and Wednesday June 14th : Year 3 – 6. Time: 9am-9.30am (parents to attend one)
Thursday 15th and Friday June 16th : Reception. Time: 9am-9.30am (parents to attend one)
Wednesday 21st and Thursday June 22nd : Year 1 & 2. Time: 9am-9.30am (parents to attend one)
Sports Days – more information on organisation will follow; dates and times below:
Nursery and Reception: Thursday 29th June 2023 from 9am – 10am
Year 1 and Year 2: Thursday 29th June 2023 from 10.30am – 11.45am
Year 3 and Year 4: Friday 30th June 2023 from 9am – 10.30am
Year 5 and Year 6: Friday 30th June 2023 from 10.45am – 12.15pm
Journeying safely to school
Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your journey to and from Rushy. We have had almost 200 parent responses! I am putting together a small work party involving governors, parents and staff, who will be reading through your comments and suggestions. We will then share our next steps and I hope to update with further support from Sutton council.
For some of our pupils, this is their last term before Secondary school, whilst others are preparing to start full-time schooling in Reception. I am looking forward to celebrating many milestones with you and all our pupils in the Summer months.