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Keep up to date with all the latest news happening in school at the moment.

  • Rules and Values

    Sat 18 Sep 2021 Ms Bretherick

    We have had a very smooth start to the term and I want to thank you for helping us make sure your children settled so well and have been ready to begin learning in their new classes. 


    In my weekly assembly I am talking to the children about our Rules and Values.  I have been very impressed with the way the children understand how to behave and support one another.


    Best wishes

    Ms Bretherick




  • Wecome back to school!

    Sat 04 Sep 2021 Ms Bretherick

    We have welcomed back the children in Years 1 to 6 .  It has been lovely to see them, the teachers have already said what a pleasure it has been to hear all about their acitivities during the summer holiday.


    We have also welcomed parents, carers and children in our Nursery and Reception to our Stay and Play days.  We look forward to these children joining us full time over the next few weeks.


    It's brilliant to be back!


    Best wishes

    Ms Bretherick

  • Summer holiday has arrived!

    Fri 23 Jul 2021 Ms Bretherick

    We have made it to the end of term – what a year it has been!

    The pupils have been amazing this year.  We are very proud of how they have coped with lockdown, bubbles, isolation, home learning…the list goes on. 


    We wish all our Year 6 pupils every success as they move on to their secondary schools.  I know I can speak on behalf of all the staff to say they have been a pleasure to work with this year.  I look forward to seeing them pop back next term to tell us how they are getting on at their Secondary school.  Goodbye Year 6 – we will miss you!




    Thank you for all the support and encouragement you have given the pupils and school this year.  All the staff appreciate it very much.  We hope you have a great summer break.  


    Stay safe and well and we look forward to seeing you in September.

    Best wishes

    Ms Bretherick




  • Summer sport

    Wed 30 Jun 2021 Ms Bretherick

    In my assembly this week I talked to the children about all the wonderful sporting events that are happening around the world right now.  For example, Euro Football, Wimbledon tennis, Tour de France, Formula 1 and of course the Olympics that will hopefully start very soon.  Many of the children knew about these events.


    I hope you are all enjoying the feast of sport that we have taking part right now!


    In my assembly I also spoke about the qualites of succesful sports people:






    We talked about how important these qualities are for us all to have in everything we do.


    I know the children will try hard to display these qualities when they take part in their sports day next week.  I hope they can show these qualities in everything they do.


    Best wishes

    Ms Bretherick











  • Fantastic news!

    Fri 14 May 2021 Ms Bretherick

    As part of the Walk to School initiative, Rushy Meadow took part in a Nationwide competition called the Big Pedal run by Sunstrans: 

    Every day over a ten day period, teachers recorded the number of pupils who were walking, cycling or scooting to school and being active after school. 

    I am delighted to say that the official results are in, and I am so pleased with them.  Out of all of the schools in Greater London, Rushy Meadow came 2nd with 97.03% of children walking, scooting or traveling to school.  Out of all the schools nationwide, Rushy Meadow came 13th


    WOW! Well done to all our pupils that helped us reach this position.


    Thank you for all your support - next week is national walk to school week - let's see if we can get 100% of pupils walking, cycling or scooting to school.


    Thank you to Mrs Green who has been leading on these projects.


    Best wishes

    Ms Bretherick



  • Welcome to the start of the summer term

    Mon 19 Apr 2021 Ms Bretherick

    It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school in gloriously bright sunshine.  I hope that you enjoyed the Easter break.


    As always, your child's teacher will keep you informed of events that are happening in school so do please make sure you check your child's year group page every week. 


    Something for you to know is that we have had some new bike racks fixed in the KS2 area [see the photograph]. This means that more children can now store their bike during the day.  We are really keen that children walk, scoot or ride to school.  Mrs Green is promoting this in school and she has some great ideas lined up for the term ahead.  Look out for information that is being sent home this week about the Big Pedal event.


    That's all for now.

    Best wishes

    Ms Bretherick

  • World Book Day

    Thu 04 Mar 2021 Ms Bretherick

    Today is World Book Day.  In normal times we would all be school, dressed up in our favourite book characters today.  This year we can't do that but we can still celebrate books and the importance of reading.  Mrs Lambert has organised a Rushy Meadow Masked Reader competition for everyone to take part in, whether at home or in school.  Your child's teacher will explain all about it.  Here is the link if you wish to have a look:




    Also, every child in school has also been given a book which has been donated by Sutton Libraries.  This is fantastic.  I hope your children enjoy reading their new book.





  • "Tomorrow will be a good day"

    Fri 05 Feb 2021 H Bretherick

    Hello everyone,


    This week we all heard the sad news that Captain Tom had died.  We learnt about his amazing achievements of last year when he raised over £33 million pounds for the NHS.  I spoke about Captain Tom in an assembly earlier this year, so I know that the children know about him.


    One thing he was renowned for saying was, "Tomorrow will be a good day".  This is such a powerful message for us all right now, we must keep reminding ourselves that things will get better.


    As we near half term we are still unsure when we will open fully.  I will of course, keep you informed about when Rushy will fully open as soon as I receive guidance from the DfE.


    One thing I do know is this, the day I hear that we are fully open will definitely be a GOOD DAY.  Everyone in school is looking forward to welcoming all the children back.


    Stay safe everyone.

    Ms Bretherick

  • The start of term

    Sat 09 Jan 2021 Ms Bretherick

    First of all, I do hope that you managed to stay safe over the Christmas break. No doubt you, like me, are hoping that 2021 brings brighter prospects for us all. The start of term has been very different for all of us hasn’t it?!


    Teachers have welcomed back all their children, either remotely or in school.  The children who are in school have settled in very well even though many of their classmates are not here with them. We are all impressed by their attitude and resilience in these difficult times.  The children at home have made a brilliant start to their remote learning and I know the teachers are enjoying seeing all the work they are doing.


    We are very proud of all our pupils right now, both in school and at home and I want to thank you for everything you are doing to support your children.


    Stay safe everyone,

    Ms Bretherick


  • Christmas at Rushy!

    Wed 02 Dec 2020 Ms Bretherick

    Christmas has arrived.  Today the children came to school to discover decorations around the school.  We have our beautiful Christmas tree donated by the PTA.  This is in the hall for all children to see at lunchtime or when they do PE.  We also have a lovely tree in the main reception area.  The teachers have added some glimmer and sparkle to their classrooms too.  


    A letter will be going out this week to update you on some of our festive activities that are planned for the rest of the term.  Please make sure you read all the emails that are sent out to ensure you know what is happening.


    Continue to stay safe and well.

    Best wishes

    Ms Bretherick



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