Rucstall Primary School

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We have had a jam packed first week back. 

This week Miss Baverstock joins us from the University of Winchester: she is training to become a teacher so will be teaching the children a variety of lessons across the curriculum, she will be with us for the whole of Spring Term. Please make her feel welcome. 


Happy New Year! We hope you have all had a restful Christmas break and are ready to get stuck into new learning. 

We have already been busy beginning our new Writing unit, discovering new worlds through our magical doorway and investigating the effects of exercise on the human body by taking our own pulse. 


Keep your eyes peeled below for the latest class newsletter which will tell you all about the learning we will be discovering this Spring term. 




Wow! What an end to a very busy half term: the children have all worked so incredibly hard and I am extremely proud of them. We have done some fantastic things from writing persuasive letters to Pete the Badger, designing our very own teddy bears, further developing our gymnastic knowledge and to even becoming geographers and taking part in some tricky fieldwork around the school grounds. 


Take a look at the pictures below for a sneak look at some of the brilliant costumes from our Nativity this week. The children did so amazingly well - some of them had only had their lines for 16 hours as they stepped in at the last minute due to sickness! They are all superstars. 


Well done Hazel class, a busy but very productive half term! 


Welcome back, I hope you have had a restful half term! We have already been very busy with some seasonal activities. 

On the first day back we kicked off with some spooky pumpkin carving! The children worked so well together, really showing off the school value cooperation. 

Yesterday we celebrated Bonfire Night by sharing sparklers around the fire pit with Mr Mills. Please see the pictures below. 

October 2022


A big, warm welcome to Hazel Class! 


UPDATE: Wow! What an incredible half term with Hazel Class, we have been so busy with our learning and extra activities to enhance our learning that we haven't updated you in a few weeks. Please see below our healthy wraps and how the burning of the houses went - thank you so much for the hard work that went into them, although I did feel awful having to burn them, but this did mean that we got some brilliant vocabulary from the children.



Mrs Earl and Mrs Lomax

September 2022

We have had a fantastic start to our Autumn Term. The children have been working incredibly hard and it is really paying off. We have seen our first ever Handwriting certificate and over half the class have already reached their 25 reads! Keep it up Hazel class. 


Below are some fantastic examples from our Science unit all about life cycles and offspring. The children created life cycles for the butterfly. 


In PE we have been looking at building on our gymnastic knowledge from Year 1 by creating sequences involving movements such as tuck, star and straddle. See some pictures below. 


In Writing this week we began a new unit, we are going to be writing our very own witness statements for the Great Fire of London, but how can we do that if we have not experienced it? Well, we set up our own - safe - fire and used our senses to have a sensory experience  to help us with our writing. 


Mrs Earl and Mrs Lomax