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 […]
Year 2’s topic has been called ‘Towers, Tunnels and Turrets’, to immerse ourselves further, Year 2 visited Warwick Castle on Monday. The trip was wonderful. Year 2 climbed many steep steps to make their way around the castle, the stairways were narrow but Year 2 were incredibly courageous and managed to climb from one side to […]
Lovely Lions have had great fun getting ready for the Christmas Fayre. We hope you enjoy our sweet cones!
On Friday 16th November we raised money for Children in Need by dressing up in spots or stripes. As a school, we’re delighted that we were able to raise money to support vulnerable children all around the U.K. Within classes, children learnt the reason behind raising money for this cause and enjoyed taking part by eating […]
Year three had a fantastic afternoon transporting back to the Stone Age and creating their own cave art. They used different mediums such as paint, charcoal and chalk to create their fabulous images.
Once again, the children and staff observed a minutes silence to remember those who died or were injured serving their country during the war. We wore our poppies with pride and we also made poppies to put on display to show to all our parents and visitors as they came into the school grounds. WE […]
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.
On Wednesday 7th November, our school had a special visit from Wasps. Children in Years 1, 2 and 3 all took part in an assembly where they learnt about the history of Wasps rugby team and also some of the rules – they even got to take part in a quick game. After that, Year […]
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 […]
On Friday 20th July we took the whole school to Twin Lakes in Melton Mowbray as an end of academic year treat. We had such an amazing day! The children were fabulous – so polite and well behaved. Several members of the public and Twin Lakes’ staff commented on what a lovely school we were, […]
Congratulations to all the children who achieved either 99% or 100% attendance for the whole academic year.
On Wednesday 18th July our Year 1 children visited St Marie’s Church on Dunchurch Road, Rugby. They met with Deacon Gerard who taught them about the history of the church and the symbols around the building. The children spent some time sketching different parts of the church. As always their behaviour was fantastic! They had […]
Today School Council were very lucky to meet with Rugby Rokeby Lions where the school was presented with over £900 in books. The children read with the President and Secretary and shared their love and passion towards reading. A huge thank you to Rugby Rokeby Lions.
Today, we have been focusing on our Geography skills and have had a special Geography day. This gave each year group the opportunity to apply their Science skills and use them within everyday life. the children thoroughly enjoyed the day. Year One particularly enjoyed collecting data during fieldwork. they looked at the number of houses/ trees […]
Today we all remembered those who sadly lost their lives or were injured in the Grenfell Tower fire, which was one year ago. All our children joined hands in a circle and stood in silence as a sign of respect and thought of those involved. Well done to our children who were absolutely respectful and […]
Thank you to all our Dad’s, Grandad’s, Uncle’s and Male Family Members who joined our children for a lovely Fish and Chip Lunch followed by organised games on our playground. It was lovely to see so many smiles from both children and adults and everybody getting so competitive with the games as they enjoyed having […]
Thank you to all our Year one parents and grandparents who joined us for our Maths Inspire Workshop. We know some of you were challenged by your children and have some practice to do with your Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving skills! The children absolutely loved showing you how their learn their Mathematics, and it […]
On Monday, we enjoyed learning more about the Royal Family and celebrating the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan, who became the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing in Red, White and Blue, Role Playing the Wedding ceremony, learning more about our Royal Family and making Union Jacks to decorate […]
As a thank you to our children for being amazing when our inspectors visited school last week, we all enjoyed an ice cream from an ice cream van on Monday. It was a lovely opportunity for us all to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our school in just three years since we opened in September 2015. […]
Thank you to all the parents, family members and friends who came to enjoy sharing the learning with our Reception children. It was lovely for the children to be able to share their English learning, do some activities with our little ones and take some ideas home. We really appreciate your support.
This week, we had a visit from Katie, our Road Safety Officer. She worked with Year Two children this time, doing a workshop based on how to safely cross the road and giving them the opportunity to role play different incidents. The children will be bringing home activity books tonight to consolidate their knowledge and […]