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World Book Day 4th March 2021

Thank you to all who dressed up on World Book day, you all looked fab.  It was great to really think about our favourite characters and why we like them.  We hope you enjoy spending your voucher on your new book, here is the link to see the books available…

https://www.worldbookday.com/books/

We hope you enjoyed our ‘no device’ day with lots of reading and other book/character related activities.

 

 

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March 2021: Our AMAZING Ganas Home Learning Projects!

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Our GANAS projects: March 2021

During the lockdown, we’ve been working really hard at home on our amazing GANAS home learning projects. ‘Ganas’ comes from the spanish word meaning desire – and these projects are designed to get our children learning creatively about a topic they are interested in. Our five class teachers have provided a basis from which to work – but the creativity and inspiration has come from our amazing children and families.

As we were unable to share our projects in school this time (hopefully we can do this again soon with our Ganas Share Expo) – the teachers have shared them in a variety of ways. Whether asking children to present their learning during a Google Meet or sharing pictures and videos – there have been so many different ideas! Models, cookery, stories, artwork and much more!

We’d love to show you our Ganas project shares – and you can find them in the Learning Zone for each class. Simply click here and then choose the class you would like to visit!

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RCFS Christmas Films 2020

Due to the Covid-19 situation, we have sadly been unable to perform our annual Christmas nativity play at St. Nicholas Church. We know this is disappointing for you all – especially parents of children new to our school and those of Y4 who would have been performing in their last one.

However, whilst we are limited in what we can do at the current time, we have put together some short Christmas videos for you! We hope these will make you smile, as we the teachers had a lot of fun putting them together.

Please see below for your child’s class – and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Enjoy…

RECEPTION CLASS:

 

YEAR ONE:

 

YEAR TWO (please click the link below):

Year 2 Christmas video

 

YEAR THREE:

 

YEAR FOUR:

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Christmas Jumper Day 4th December 2020

Guess what?…….Santa and his reindeers came to school today!!!!

You’ll not believe what happened today in school!!!  The children and the teachers wrote letters to Santa and I posted them yesterday with a letter from me saying sorry we couldn’t invite Santa to our Christmas fair and parties this year.

Then, would you believe, this morning I had a ‘zoom’ invite from Santa, because he wanted to talk to all the children and thank them, not only for their letters but also for their hard work and brilliant brave attitudes to all the changes they’ve had to put up with this year.  It was very exciting to see Santa, in his grotto, on our computer screens!  He asked us to promise to go to sleep on Christmas eve so he can safely visit us all with presents.  He told us we were all on the ’good’ list because we’ve all been so brilliant in these difficult times.  Santa gave a special thank you to all those children who have had to work from home.  He also sympathised with Y4 because they are missing out on their lead roles in the nativity this year, but he admired how sensible they are being about coping with the disappointment.  We all look forward to making up for it all next year.

Then Santa organised for some of his reindeers and one of his elves to visit us to deliver presents to all the children.

We’ve had a wonderful end to the week to make up for no fair this week! Thank you to all parents for your donations today for our PTFA.

 

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Children In Need November 2020

Children In Need is such an important charity and close to our hearts as professionals working with children.  We would like to thank our community for supporting our fundraising event today in school and congratulations to the children for taking part in our Pudsey colouring competition.  Everyone looked great in their no uniform.

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11th November 2020 Remembrance Day

Today we marked Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Day. It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.  We take the opportunity to teach the children about the history of this day and the importance of the work done and sacrifices made by service men and women both throughout history and today.  Year 4 visited the village cenotaph earlier in the day and laid a wreath on behalf of us all at RCFS.  Year 2 decorated remembrance lanterns that lit up the courtyard.  The whole school took part in a 2 minute silence at 11am and we raised our remembrance flag.  Rev. Farrington led us in a special, socially distanced, outdoor ceremony.  The children were super, showing a real sense of occasion and understanding.

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End of half term trick or treat? October 2020

As we were unable to have our usual halloween disco and other seasonal events we decided to end the half term with a halloween themed day!  The PTFA set up a ‘Count the Ghost’ trail around the school grounds, we had tricks and treats in the classroom, made up of games, decorate a pumpkin competition and of course, some sweeties.  We also had a no uniform day, and many children enjoyed dressing up!  The costumes were fab!

Well done all, it was a lovely way to end the half term! Thank you to all who supported.

  

Sometimes you just have to put on the hat to show them who they’re dealing with!

 

 

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Harvest Celebration 2020

We had to do things differently this year due to the current restrictions, so our normal Harvest Festival couldn’t go ahead.  Instead we had a special on-line assembly with Rev Davis, who talked to the children about the reasons for harvest festivals at this special time of year.  All the classes gave thanks to all the people who work in the food chain.

We also made our usual collection for the Rugeley Food Bank and Dave Webb (the Foodbank manager), came to collect the wonderful donations.

Thank you to all who made donations to help those families who might be struggling at the moment during these tough times.

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Welcome back to school!

Fantastic start to the new term!  Thank you everyone for a brilliant first week in school.  It was so lovely to see all the children looking so happy to be back, learning with their friends.

A warm welcome to our new teachers, new children and families and new lunchtime supervisors.

Thank you for your positive feedback so far, we appreciate it and find it very motivating!

Reception

He came home and declared that school was awesome! Thank you very much for all the work you’ve put into the return.

Thank you for the picture, xxx really enjoyed today and can’t wait to come back tomorrow.

Hello Mrs Read. xxxx is really enjoying school and tells me (and Daddy) what she’s been up to. Looks like we have a thumbs up 👍🏻 for school life. Thanks again for settling xxxx in.😄

Year 1

xxxx had an amazing day in year 1. Thank you so much.

xxxxx loved his first day in year 1. Thank you! 🙂

xxxxx had a great first day in year 1. Thank you so much 🙂

Year 2

xxx has had a fantastic first day and said you’re amazing, he can’t wait to come back tomorrow!! Xx

xxx loved her first day back and seeing all of her friends again. She said “I’ve had the best day EVER”!!! Thank you xx

xxxx has a great day! Xx

Year 3

xxxx has been loving being back at school – and really likes Miss Salt – she’s been coming back full of excitement at what she’s been up to at school.

I just wanted to express our heartfelt thanks to your staff, Miss Salt and yourself – xxxx has done nothing but gush about how wonderful Miss Salt is and how happy she is at school.

Year 4

Thank you for your support Mr Hindhaugh. xxxx seemed very happy! X

Thank you all so much for being so utterly professional during Covid. Each and everyone have you had made it so easy for the kids. We are so lucky to have you all as amazing role models of calmness and resilience.

Many thanks amazing team.

 

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Richard Clarke Anthem

Hello everyone! Mr Welsh has worked with the RCFS team to create a musical extravaganza! Here is our school anthem to remind you all just how amazing every single one of you are. We miss you incredibly.

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