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Devizes Eisteddford
Our Choir attended the 2023 Eisteddfod Junior Choral Festival in Devizes where they demonstrated our school values of courage and togetherness as they performed two songs to an audience and a panel of judges. Nine junior choirs took part in this event, and we are very proud to tell you that they were awarded the runner-up prize for the most promising performance! This is an amazing result for our choir who have worked hard at our after-school Choir club, run by Mrs Mackinder.
Shoebox Appeal
A big thank you to everyone who donated items towards the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. We set up a wrapping and packing station and had some brilliant helpers putting together the shoeboxes that will be taken to the pickup point to find their way to bring joy to children affected by poverty this Christmas.

Shoebox appeal


Fireworks Night

A big thank you to everyone who came out for our rather wet and soggy Firework Night yesterday evening. As a fundraising event, we were all really grateful that you braved the elements to support us!



Collective Worship Council

We are really proud of our Collective Worship Council who have worked together so well in planning and leading services and thinking about practical ways that we can serve others as a school. It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to take on a leadership role within the school and it's fantastic to see the children gain confidence and make a difference.


Harvest Festival

During our Harvest Festival Collective Worship we were treated to the song 'Big Red Combine Harvester', with actions, by Bloom class, the retelling of the story 'The Little Red Hen' by Rossetti class, wonderful harvest art and acrostic poems by Rosen class and Blake Class talked about this term's collective worship theme of 'service' and how both Moses and William Wilberforce, through their faith, truly were people of service to others.

Harvest Festival


Stay and Play
We had a lovely Stay and Play session in October, having lots of fun with the autumnal activities. It was lovely to see lots of new faces.

Stay and Play


Community Morning
It was fantastic to see everyone who came along to view our beautiful village school and join us for tea and a delicious scone, made by our children, who have proved themselves talented bakers! Well done to our Year 6 children, who proudly showed the visiting parents and community members around the school, you did an excellent job. We are so happy to be a part of this wonderful community in Rushall.

Community Morning


New Class Names

We have started off the School Year with newly named classrooms, each named after amazing poets!

Valerie Bloom, Christina Rossetti, Michael Rosen and William Blake.
Each wonderful poets and interesting characters that we look forward to learning more about and enjoying their works.
New outdoor equipment

We have had a revamp in our younger years' outdoor learning area with some exciting new play equipment that has been a BIG hit with all the children! The children have been developing their physical skills while climbing as well as using the area for wonderful imaginative play with their friends.

New Outdoor Equipment


Reception children’s first week
Our new reception children have settled in wonderfully with great enthusiasm and curiosity. There was a lot of excitement about staying for lunch and it has been fantastic to see the children’s confidence grow. We have enjoyed getting to know each other and the classroom routine, while enjoying lots of fun activities in the classroom as well as exploring the outside learning area.


Reception children's first week




Year 6 Leavers

We would like to wish our Year 6s lots of luck and happiness as they continue their learning journeys on to their Secondary Schools. Working with them has been a privilege and we are very proud of all that they have achieved.





Whole School Trip to Hope Nature Centre

We had a fantastic trip to Hope Nature Centre. The children had the opportunity to have lots of hands'-on experiences with a variety of animals and enjoyed exploring nature together and having lots of fun. A fantastic end of year treat.

Whole School trip to Hope Nature Reserve



Stardust Performance - School Daze

Stardust Class worked really hard to learn their lines for their performance of 'School Daze' and put in so much effort to make sure they were delivered with expression, enthusiasm and perfect timing. A wonderful team effort.























Careers Week 

We had a fantastic Careers week in Stardust Class. The children had an insight into the world of employment with visits from a Marine Engineer,  Air Traffic Controller, Police Officer, Graphic Designer and an Architect. All of our visitors gave the children an invaluable insight into their careers and helped the children really understand that there are so many different paths they can  take themselves in the future and the opportunities they can follow.


Netball Tournament

Well done to our wonderful netball team who took part in the netball tournament at Dauntsey Academy Primary School. They showed excellent teamwork and perseverance, remembering everything they have been taught at netball club, and represented our school beautifully. We are very proud of you all.


Year 6  Residential Trip to PGL Osmington Bay

The year 6s spend three days at PGL activity centre in Osmington Bay. Activities included the giant swing, rifle shooting, aeroball, trapeze, archery, zip wire and dragon boating. The also took part in a silent disco, played 'Passport to the world' (which involved map reading and answering geography related questions) and took a walk down to the beach. Lots of fun was had and the children all demonstrated our school vision of courage by pushing themselves and trying new things. They represented our school beautifully,  showing respect to all the instructors by listening carefully and following instructions, which meant they got to have numerous goes on each activity.

Year 6 Trip to Osmington Bay



Coronation Tea Party

We enjoyed a wonderful Tea Party to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III. We had an amazing spread of party food, which everybody thoroughly enjoyed.  A big well done to our 3 Bake Off winners: Wilf's amazing coronation cupcakes, Poppy's Union Jack cake and Fred's fabulous crown cake.  All the entries were wonderful and our judges had a hard time choosing just 3 winners. Lots of happy faces, lots of full tummies and lots of fun with friends.

Coronation Tea Party


Sunburst & Moonbeam 2 Coronation Crowns

As part of the Coronation celebrations, Sunburst and Moonbeam 2 designed and made crowns for the new King. The Rushall residents had a celebration tea at the community centre on Sunday and the crowns formed part of the display. Both classes took a walk over to the community centre on Tuesday afternoon, where they met members of the community, including Marion Harvey - a former head of Rushall school. Mrs Harvey had made a beautiful display of all the crowns and they were joined by a special appearance of the King and Queen! The children talked about the process of making the crowns and then were treated to a glass of squash and a biscuit. Mrs Harvey said: “The crowns were a great success and delighted so many members of the community, so thank you for making so many people smile”.




Moonbeam 2 visit Brownsea Island

On 21st of March, Moonbeam 2 class visited Brownsea Island to supplement their studies of islands around the UK and around the world.  They all wrapped up warm and took the ferry over to the island.  The island is one of the few places in the UK that is home exclusively to red squirrels.

Brownsea Island

Moonbeam 2 trip to Brownsea Island


Stardust at the Fleet Air Arm

On the 9th of Match, Stardust class visited the Fleet Air Arm as part of their studies into World War 2. They represented the school superbly as always and enjoyed learning about all sorts of different aircraft and events.

Fleet Air Arm

Stardust visit to Fleet Air Arm Museum

 World Book Day Crafts

On World Book Day, all classes worked at making characters from their personal favourite or a class favourite book.  The results were spectacular!

World Book Craft Day

Costume Parade

On Tuesday March 2nd, the whole school celebrated world book day by coming in dressed as a book character.  All of the children (and adults!) paraded into the hall and the range of costumes was truly outstanding.

World Book Day Costume Parade


 Poetry Slam!

On March 1st , children from across every year group in the school performed poetry in front of everyone.  The poems were well chosen and superbly read.  Well done to the winners chosen by our illustrious panel!

Poetry Slam