On Tuesday 11th June 2019, Year Two went to visit a Mosque because they have been learning about Islam in their SMSC lessons. It was a rainy morning however the trip was fascinating. The Imam (priest) taught the children about lots of the similarities between the Islamic and Christian faith. Year Two enjoyed seeing the […]
Our D & T project this half term was to test a product on the market and research the taste, texture and ingredients. We researched flapjack before adapting the recipe to create our own. We chose marshmallows, sultanas, mixed dried fruits, apricots and chocolate chips. They were delicious!
On Monday, Year 3 visited Cadbury World as part of their Scrumdiddlyumptious topic. They learnt about the history of the Cadbury family and how they improved living conditions by creating Bournville. They had an opportunity to learn about chocolate through the ages, manipulate chocolate including writing their names in chocolate, sample their own chocolate pots […]
On Friday 7th June RFPS celebrated World Ocean’s Day, particularly focusing on litter pollution. Reception read a story about the ocean called ‘The Journey’ and explored how litter effects the ocean and the sea creatures. We then represented this in our own artwork. Some children created posters and made a mini Ocean to portray pollution […]
This week we had some special visitors in Reception, in the form of Amphibians. Tilly and Terrance the Tortoises joined us for a few days and we got to learn all about them and why we shouldn’t call them Turtles! We got to hold them, feed them and even bathe them. A special thank you […]
On Thursday, Year 2 walked to the top of the road to conduct a traffic survey. Before we left we made predictions and lots of children thought that we would see the most lorries as there are lots of factories in our local environment. Whilst we were there, we created a tally chart of each […]
To launch our new topic ‘Commotion in the Ocean’, Reception were given the task of either creating 3D models of different Sea creatures, or creating a diary of an experience they had over Easter. We almost fell over in amazement with the results of their hard work, so much so we wanted to display them […]
We have had a fabulous morning in Year 3 sharing our learning with our parents and peers. We have made sentence fortune tellers, story dice, completed interactive spelling and grammar quizzes and much much more. Thank you to all our parents for their support.
On Thursday, Year 1 performed their Easter Production, ‘Here comes Jesus’. The children have all worked really hard to learn their lines and the catchy songs. Thank you to everyone who came to watch and we hope you have a great Easter!
This week, three prizes were up for grabs for the children who have been participating in the reading challenge. Don’t forget to read regularly and have your reading diaries signed so that you can also be in with a chance to win at the end of the year. Good luck!
It was world art day on Friday 5th April for Rugby Free and we celebrated this special day by spending the whole day practicing art skills and being super creative! Each year group had a particular artist and image to look at and we either recreated that image or created our own interpretation of that […]
This week, Year 3 proudly presented their play Cinderella and Rockerfella. They have worked extremely hard to put their play together and we are very proud of them!
On Tuesday, Year 2 visited a Garden Centre to learn more about Plants. The trip was amazing. Although the weather wasn’t ideal, we managed to hunt through a secret garden and identify many plants we’d never seen before. Miss Bailey also tried to trick Year 2 by hiding some difficult facts for them to find […]
On Monday, Year 2 were very lucky to have a Beekeeper called Ray come and visit them as part of their ‘Scented Garden’ topic. Ray bought in a Beehive and taught Year 2 all about the different parts that help extract honey for us to eat. Year 2 even had the opportunity to try a […]
Year 1 had a very special visitor on Wednesday. A lady called Sarah Condry (a guide dog trainer) came into school with her dog Luna to see all the children for our Paws, Claws and Whiskers topic. We learnt a lot about the job of a guide dog and what you need to do as […]
On Tuesday Year 1 had an English Inspire Workshop where both children and adults took part in many different activities to support the understanding of how English is taught at RFPS. We created our own stories using story stones, practiced our letter formation, matched contractions, used Now Press Play to role play a pirate story […]
On Tuesday Year 1 visited Twycross Zoo. They saw lots of different animals including gorillas, zebra, giraffes, meerkats and leopards. During the visit they got to take part in an educational talk all about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Year 1 saw elephant teeth, cheetah teeth and stroked a tortoise.
Friday 8th March 2019 is International Women’s Day. At RFPS we have celebrated this day by learning about influential women. Year 1 learnt about Mary Anning and Amelia Earhart, Year 2 learnt about Frida Kahlo, Mary Anning and Coco Chanel and Year 3 have learnt J. K. Rowling. Throughout the day the children took part […]
What a fantastic response we had for World Book Day! Staff and children enjoyed dressing up as their favorite book character. We were so impressed with the costumes that we asked each year group, in assembly, for a fashion show! We also did lots of amazing work based around a book called ‘The Flower’ over […]
Year 3 pupils and staff had an incredible time at the Hindu temple in Leicester today. They went as part of our Religious Education curriculum on Hinduism. They came back so excited about the beautiful building that they had seen and the ornate carvings etc. They were spoken to about what Hindus believe in, how […]
Year Three have had great fun making their own seismographs to measure the movement of the earth’s plates and then testing how they work. We have realised that in design technology we use a whole host of skills including maths, science and speaking and listening.
In Year 2 we have been learning about our similarities and differences. We have been celebrating all of the things that make us individual and have been learning to respect each others views and opinions. Year 2 believe that if we were all the same, the world wouldn’t be as exciting as it. We love […]
Dear Parents and Carers RE: Proposed new starting and finishing times – September 2019 Following the announcement in the newsletter a few weeks ago informing you that we are considering staggered start and finish times next year, I wanted to write to you to let you know what we are planning to implement. However, it […]
Reception’s Topic for this half term is all about fairy tale stories. This is to help our story language and writing. Last week, we were focusing on the ‘Gingerbread Man’ and on Thursday we made some yummy Gingerbread Men of our own. We made the dough, cut out our men and placed them in the oven […]
Year 3 have been investigating the strength of different rocks by testing whether finger scratches, coins or nails leave a mark. We’ve had fun trying to find the evidence to test our predictions.
Year 3’s text this term is ‘The Pebble in my Pocket’. We used the language from the text to help us create vivid images of a volcano before annotating them with vocabulary from the text. We have also been writing group poems based on a pebble linked to our science and curriculum topic. We collected […]
A huge thankyou to the Friends of Rugby Free Primary School who have kindly bought the following for school. We are incredibly lucky to have such a dedicated team of parents to help enhance our learning with such wonderful resources!
On Wednesday Year 1 had the fire brigade in to tell them all about how to stay safe in the event of a fire. We learnt how to alert people when there is a fire and how to get to the nearest exits. We learnt about good and bad fires and what to do if […]
Year 3 have been investigating weathering and erosion in science. We looked at the effects of weathering on chalk and rocks found on our playground.
On Monday Mr Pawsey visited the school – he spoke to the children in assembly about his role as an MP and the importance of democracy. Mr Pawsey then had a tour of the school, where he spent some time in the classrooms and discussed with the children their learning.
On Saturday, Year 2 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to the rugby! Some of the staff, parents and children braved the elements to support Wasps in their final pool game of the European Champions Cup against Leinster. Unfortunately the Wasps lost 19-37 – but a good time was had by all! […]
Today our Road Safety Officer came to school to visit Year 2. Year 2 participated in an engaging workshop where they learnt how to cross a road safely. They learnt five rules to follow each time they are crossing a road; Think, Stop, Look, Listen and Think again. During the workshop Year 2 ordered these […]
On Wednesday Year 1 visited the Children’s Play Village to help their learning in the topic ‘Bright Lights Big City’. They had a fantastic time acting in the theatre, putting out fires as firemen, styling hair and nails in the salon, selling ice creams from the ice cream van and much more! The children’s behaviour […]
Lovely Lions have had great fun getting ready for the Christmas Fayre. We hope you enjoy our sweet cones!
As part of our outdoor learning, Year 3 learnt about the Gunpowder Plot and the significance of having Bonfire Night and fireworks. We created our own fireworks on the playground using chalk.
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and family members who joined us for our Year Three Maths Inspire Workshop. It was lovely for our children to be able to share their learning in Mathematics with you. It is lovely to be able to encourage parents to share in their children’s learning. Please do put […]
Year 3 had a fabulous morning at the local library where they took part in a creative writing workshop led by the writer and illustrator, Chris White. This involved them creating their own pets using characteristics of other animals and then forming a poem. Their behaviour was brilliant, they were a credit to the school. […]
Nationally, October is known as ‘Black History Month’, where tribute is celebrated for inspirational people in the past who have made a significant difference. At RFPS, we have been learning about the lives of these significant individuals and celebrating the impact that they have made to our society. Our children have learnt about many people […]
On Tuesday, the Reception children took part in an Inspire Maths Workshop. Both children and parents had a wonderful time and took part in various maths activities. Maths is a huge part of the curriculum so we would like to thank parents for getting involved and taking part. If you have any questions about Maths […]
We hope you have all had a wonderful summer with your children and that you are looking forward to the start of a new term at RFPS. Below is some information about new morning drop offs for all year groups. Please read it carefully. When RFPS opened in 2015 it was always intended that the […]