Happy half-term! Happy Halloween!

We hope that you are all having a wonderful half-term break and that you have been able to spend time doing the things that you enjoy.

Some of you may be planning to celebrate Halloween at home this year by dressing up, putting up decorations, having parties with the people you live with or by carving pumpkins.

Eva’s mum sent in a photograph of this enormous pumpkin, which is one of five that Eva grew in her allotment. She planted the pumpkin seeds during the school holidays and spent a lot of time watering, weeding and caring for her pumpkins. Well done Eva – this is an amazing achievement! We are sure that this will make a fantastic Halloween lantern. We wonder which design Eva and her family might choose to carve?

Remember that on the first day back at school – Monday 2nd November – you may come to school dressed in a Halloween costume if you would like to.

Please also remember to bring in your brass instruments on Tuesday 3rd November.

Take care everyone.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Miss Guy, Mrs Cook and Mrs Ross

More Year 5 stars!

This week we were very proud to nominate both Lily and Jerel to receive a golden leaf and place it on our golden moments tree. All of the Year 5 staff had been exceptionally pleased with Lily and Jerel for their wonderful harvest singing. Both children tried really hard in rehearsals, they concentrated and knew all the words to our harvest songs. During the performances both children sang very confidently and smiled throughout which was wonderful to see on our harvest video! (If you would like to find out even more about our performance, please see the separate harvest post).

Our star readers this week were Eva and Elissa. Both Elissa and Eva have worked exceptionally hard both at home and in school with their reading; they read confidently and fluently and achieve high scores on their A.R quizzes. Well done girls!

We hope that you all have a wonderful time over half term, that you stay safe and enjoy spending a bit of time with your family.

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy and Mrs Ross

Year 5 Harvest Performance

This week, Year 5 recorded two songs for our harvest performance; half of the class sang ‘Juicy fruit’ while the other half of the class performed ‘Harvest time is here again’.

The children worked hard to learn their songs and sang them brilliantly, as we are sure you will agree.

We hope you enjoy watching Year 5’s harvest performances.

Miss Guy, Mrs Cook and Mrs Ross

Year 5 Golden Moments

This week in Year 5 we had two golden moment nominations and two star readers. Dexie received a ‘golden moment’ from Miss Guy for being a wonderful role model. Miss Guy remarked how Dexie is an excellent partner and is always helpful to other children and staff. Well done Dexie!

Elissa received our second golden moment this week. It was lovely that Elissa’s mom made the nomination for Elissa’s wonderful swimming in her lessons outside of school. Elissa has recently moved into a new swimming group and her lessons are now based around life-saving. Elissa’s mom informed us that Elissa always tries her very best within her lessons and she has coped very well in her new group despite the long break due to COVID. Keep up the good work Elissa!

Freya and Lacey received our star reading certificates this week. Both of the girls have worked very hard with their reading since the beginning of the school term; they read frequently both in and out if school and achieve well on their Accelerated Reader quizzes. Well done girls!

We hope you all have a wonderful final week at school before the half term break.

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy and Mrs Ross

Sweeper Naming Competition

This year, Year 5’s pupil leadership focus is environmental issues. Linked to this, the class were asked to take part in a competition being held by Walsall Council to think of names for seven hardworking street sweeping vehicles. Along with this, children were also asked to create posters to encourage people not to littler and to keep the streets clean.

The lucky winners of this competition will have the honour of their artwork and chosen name being displayed on the sides of the sweepers. They will also win some additional prizes for themselves and their school.

Winners of the competition will be contacted on 14th October with certificates being presented on 16th October.

Below are the 5 designs from Year 5 that have been submitted to Walsall Council for judging. We wish the children the very best of luck!

Sienna’s design
Dexie’s design
Ruby’s design
Aidan’s design
Freya’s design

Golden Moments Assembly 08.10.20

All of the Year 5 staff would like to say a massive well done to Christabelle who received our golden leaf this week. Christabelle was nominated by Mrs Cook for wonderful ’emotions’ work as part of our PSHE curriculum. Mrs Cook remarked how Christabelle is always extremely sensitive to the needs and feelings of other people and this thoughtful attitude is also reflected in her work. What a wonderful achievement Christabelle!

Spencer received our ‘star reading’ certificate this week for his wonderful attitude towards reading. Spencer has certainly got the ‘bug’ for reading and enjoys reading both in school and at home. The Year 5 team are very pleased that Spencer quizzes frequently and often achieves 100%. Well done Spencer!

Rushall staff will continue to nominate the Year 5 children for a ‘golden moment’ on a weekly basis. It would however be wonderful if adults at home could also join in the celebration and nominate the children for all of the wonderful things that they do at home! Please send your nominations to: postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy and Mrs Ross

Golden Moments

All of the Year 5 staff would like to say a massive well done to Jack and Simran who both received a golden leaf this week. Miss Guy nominated Jack for having a “wonderfully positive attitude” towards his work both at school and at home. Mrs Cook nominated Simran for a wonderful piece of writing linked to the Iron Giant which is the topic we are focusing on in our English work. Well done Jack and Simran.

Courtney and Mason were our reading stars this week. Both of the children have shown a keen interest in reading. They both read for at least 20 minutes in school and at home on a daily basis and both are passing their Accelerated Reader quizzes, demonstrating they have a good understanding of the book they are reading. Well done Courtney and Mason.

We hope you have all had a good week in Year 5 this week, you are all shining stars.

Mrs Cook, Miss Guy and Mrs Ross