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May News

We have had a busy first half of the Summer Term! 

I would like to begin by congratulating our pupils and thanking our staff in Year 6. This half-term saw our Year 6 pupils sit their end of Key Stage 2 standardised assessment tests (SATs) in Spelling, Grammar, Reading and Maths. Although, performance in tests does certainly not define our pupils, testing remains a presence throughout education that children must learn to tackle. We were all incredibly proud of the Year 6's positive attitude and resilience throughout their week of tests.  


This half-term we have continued to enjoy a wide variety of trips and workshops. This has included EYFS and Key Stage 1 taking part in Maypole dance workshops, Year 3 and 4 enjoying the Ultimate Frisbee festival and Year 5 and 6 completing Bikeability training. Though, perhaps my favourite of this month’s activities was Junior Roadwatch. A selection of Year 6 pupils were invited to join our local MET Police officers with a speed gun on Thornton Road. Pupils then joined officers in confronting speeding motorists!  


Thank you for all of your efforts with costumes and contributing cakes for our Coronation Day celebrations. The children had a wonderful day in their Royal outfits, and I am pleased to share that we raised over £125 to be put towards resources for pupils.  


This half-term, the theme of our Headteacher assemblies has been Responsibility. This has fed into wider discussions with pupils around ensuring they attend school each day and recognise the part they play in getting to school on time. I am pleased to share that we continue to see improvements in both our punctuality and attendance figures.  


As the table below shows, attendance has improved in nearly every half-term this academic year compared to 2021-2022.  



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This month I met to discuss the recent travel survey with Mrs Green (our staff Travel Ambassador), Alex Russell (one of our parent governors) and a parent from Key Stage 2. A summary of key findings has been emailed to parents.


Finally, we have been very impressed this half-term with how well presented our pupils are for school. Below, we have included a reminder of expectations for school uniform, including on PE days. We are working with the PTA to make second hand uniform more readily available to families.  


I look forward to welcoming you back for the final half-term on Tuesday 6th June. I am looking forward to celebrating our Come and Be Nosy sessions, Sports Days and Moving up Mornings with you all! 



Mr Needham 

Rushy Meadow Primary Academy

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