Amazing Grace

Grace has been going out weekly to play her keyboard or her trombone for her neighbours every Thursday to thank all the NHS and key workers. Here is Grace playing ‘somewhere over the rainbow’ last night. We are very proud of you Grace, especially everyone in Year 6, it brought a tear to my eye! Keep up the good work!

Year 6 catch up!

Thank you to all the parents who have been sending in photos and videos of what Year 6 have been getting up while we are not at school. I thoroughly enjoy looking through all your emails to see what you have been doing. It is also fantastic to see all the amazing work that you have been doing at home and sending to me on Google Classroom. Even though this is a difficult and strange time, you are continuing to work very hard and stay focused.

Matthew has been keeping very active while at home, spending lots of time on his bike and going for walks. He has been doing some baking and playing the guitar. It looks like Matthew has been having lots of fun while at home: playing games, having a water fight, eating Easter chocolate and getting very creative – a fabulous rainbow for the NHS Matthew. It is lovely seeing that big smiley face in these pictures Matthew!

Oliver has been keeping busy baking a cake with his brother for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Oliver this looks delicious!

Skyla has been working very hard on her home learning tasks, keeping to a routine but still making sure she is having lots of fun too. Skyla has been climbing trees with Dexie and learning how to do back flips on her trampoline! Skyla is celebrating this week with an ‘end of SATs’ party – even though there has been no SATs this year she has worked very hard this year so is having a party! Have a wonderful time Skyla.

Louie has been keeping very active going for walks and enjoying the outdoors with his brother and sister as well as taking part in P E with Joe! He has been in the kitchen lots too, doing lots of baking and cooking – looks yummy Louie. He has decorated his house along with his sister for V E Day with colourful bunting and posters. Louie has even took to painting in the garden – it looks like you are having lots of fun Louie.

Lyla has been enjoying the sunshine with Keira while she has not been at school, going out for walks and spending time in the garden. As well as this, she has been doing some baking at home. Lovely to see those happy smiling faces!

If you wish to share any photographs or pieces of work that you have been doing at home, please email them to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk and I will add them to the class blog for yeou.

Year 6 Celebrate V E Day

Last week, the nation celebrated the 75th anniversary of V E Day. The celebrations were not what we had all hoped and planned for however this did not stop us having our very own ( smaller than desired) parties at home to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

It has been so nice to see what Year 6 did to celebrate the occasion as well as the outstanding work that was completed for their Enrichment homework.

Eleanor made a special street party for her Sylvanian family outside Buckingham Palace. She included lots of key facts and information of her family history.

Grace celebrated V E Day with her family. She had a tea party on her drive with her mum and dad and made an excellent flag to display for her party.

Over the Easter holidays, Ellis worked with his sister, Felicity, to create their own piece of V E day homework. They worked together to decide what they were going to do – great team work Ellis and Felicity!

Riley decided to create a presentation all about V E Day. He included details about WW2, what V E day is and why we celebrate it. Riley celebrated by having a socially distant street party with his family and his neighbours. The whole close took part in the 2 minute silence followed by their rendition of the national anthem. They all had their own BBQ’s with war time music being played in the background – a wonderful community atmosphere!

Here is Riley’s presentation.

George has been keeping very busy completing his V E Day enrichment homework, showing how creative he is. Well done George this is fabulous.

If you would like to share how you celebrated V E Day, please send in your photos to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk. We can share your photos with all your friends in Year 6.

Stay safe and well Year 6!

A message to all Year 6

To all our Year 6’s,

As SATs week arrives, it is not quite the same,

The tests that were printed this year, never came,

The displays all still up; walls full of Maths ‘rules’,

But Year 6 very different, at present, in schools,


For some of you, happiness, lots of relief,

For others a sigh of pure disbelief,

That you worked really hard in advance of this week,

Expected and Greater Depth marks you did seek.


Algebra, fractions, the times table drills,

Inference, retrieval, in-depth reading skills,

Past present, progressive… and all the SPAG terms,

You’ve practised and mastered them over the years.


Fear not though, the SATs, yes, won’t happen this term,

But remember tests don’t measure everything you learn,

Primary subjects are varied; you’ve always tried your best,

And many of those skills that you’ve gained can’t be defined by a test


So, here at Rushall, you’ve made us so proud,

We sit here with pride and we shout this out loud …

“Year 6 you amaze us, you’ve come incredibly far…

And we don’t need a test to see how amazing you are!”

From Miss Rea and Miss Stephenson

Stay safe and well everyone!

Riley’s Butterfly Diary

Riley sent in his guide to keeping butterflies which he has worked on while at home. He has put so much effort into his presentation – well done Riley!

Year 6 Catch up

It is lovely hearing about all the wonderful things that some of Year 6 have been getting up to while we are not at school. Lots of you have been been sending in your work, completing your Accelerated Reader quizzes and sending in photographs for me to see what you have been doing.

Riley has been keeping very busy along with completing his school work and projects. He has been baking lots of cakes; chocolate brownies, iced sponge cake and chocolate concrete with mint custard! Your cake looks delicious Riley! I am impressed to hear about Riley’s very own ‘Be the best you can be’ where he has been trying to increase how many keep ups he can do in one go – he is now at 25! Amazing! Riley has been very creative making posters for the NHS Nightingale hospital and decorating his house to make it colourful for the neighbours. As well as all of this, Riley has been looking after his caterpillars and watching them grow and change into butterflies. Looking forward to seeing the butterflies Riley! Keep up the great work Riley.

Alfie has also been keeping very busy. For P.E, he has been doing a bit of target practice, plenty of bike rides and some amazing dancing – excellent idea Alfie! A little bit of science trying to make fluffy slime, maybe not quite as successful as he would have liked but it looked a lot a fun. Working together with his brother to make a scarecrow for the garden, what a fabulous idea Alfie – Did it scare the birds out of the garden? Alfie has demonstrated how creative he can be – chalking an enormous rainbow onto his drive to show his support to the NHS and making a life size Alfie hug perfectly in the rainbow colours. Excellent work Alfie.

Grace has been working so hard all the time. Here you can see her concentrating really well using her revision guides. She has been completing her Accelerated Reader quizzes and any projects that have been set. As well as her commitment to her school work, Grace has been a superstar at home helping out with some of the house work to help her mum and dad. Excellent work Grace!

Eleanor sent this piece of writing in to school. Year 6 were asked to write a persuasive leaflet encouraging people to go to Zennor in Cornwall. To complete this, Eleanor was required to research the tourist attractions of Zennor and think about appropriate language that would persuade visitors to go to this famous picturesque village. As you can see from this writing, she has worked so hard to complete a beautiful leaflet including the correct features. Well done Eleanor.