Meet the team

Summer Term 2017

Welcome back!


We have an exciting term ahead of us; your child will have brought home the curriculum flyer whcih tells you what we are going to be doing. There is also a digital copy here for you in case you missed it:



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summer 1 curriculum flier1.docx
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My name is Mrs Allison and I will be one of the teachers in class Rushcliffe this year. I am really looking forward to getting to know all of the children, staff and parents and working with Mrs Turner-Rowe in my leadership role as Assistant Head Teacher.

I have been a primary school teacher for 19 years and have taught from Foundation Stage to year 6. I am passionate about Literacy, especially reading and finding new and interesting ways for children to develop a love of reading and reading for pleasure.

Mrs Mclean will be the other teacher in class Rushcliffe this year.  I have worked with Mrs Mclean for many years in another local primary school. Together we make a great team!

I am also taking on the role of SEND CO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator) at Kimberley Primary School where I will be supporting children, staff and parents to ensure all pupils are getting the most out of our great school.

I am looking forward to the exciting year ahead!

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Hello, Mrs McLean here!


Just wanted to say how excited I am to be starting work at Kimberley Primary School in class Rushcliffe, but also with the Year 4s for English and Maths. I have previously worked with Mrs Allison in a job share role, so we make a good team.


I am looking forward to the adventures ahead, as there is never a dull moment in teaching! My passion is languages, so I also lead a languages club after school and also teach Spanish at another local primary school.


Hello, I'm Miss Farnsworth


For the next seven weeks, I will be working in Rushcliffe class as part of the second year on my teacher training course.  During this time, I will be teaching some lessons - including English, Maths and PE.  I am looking forward to getting to know the children and working with them for the next half term.


During my time her, my main aim is to get to know the school and gain experience working in Key Stage 2.  I will also be developing my skills further by shadowing the class teachers during Parents' Evening and teaching topic-focused lessons.


I will be in the school playground before and after each day if you have any questions you would like to ask.

Spring 2 Half term. 

spring 2 curriculum flier music.docx
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Hope you all had a relaxing break. Returning home with your child this week will be the Curriculum flyer for the next 6 weeks; there's also a copy here in case it gets mislaid!

January 2017

Welcome back to the Spring Term! We hope you all had a fulfilling Christmas. Your child will be bringing home a copy of our curriculum flyer for this half term ...there's also a copy here.



spr 1 curriculum flier.docx
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Space - May the force be with you!
This document summarises all of the things we will be learning in class Rushcliffe in the second half of the Autumn term. Our topic will continue with a space theme however this half term there will be a focus on forces and the geography of our planet.
aut 2 curriculum flier.docx
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welcome back letter.pdf
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Curriculum Flyer A1 - Solar System.doc
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Have a look at what we have been up to:                                                                                       

Reading Morning


Thank you to all of the parents who came to share a book in our reading morning. The children really enjoyed sharing their favourite stories. 

National Storytelling Week (30.1.17 - 3.2.17)


This week is National Storytelling week. To celebrate this the whole school had a 'buddy' reading session at the end of the school day. Class Rushcliffe joined up with children in Rufford and Bramcote. The children had a wonderful time sharing stories! Class Rushcliffe were very grown up and behaved beautifully. The younger children enjoyed sharing a book with their older 'buddies'. Well done everyone.

Christmas Party Fun!


We had a great Christmas Party this afternoon. Thank you to all the parents who donated food for the buffet. The children had a wonderful time.


All the staff in Rushcliffe and Newstead would like to take this oppertunity to wish all our families a very Merry Christmas!


Design and Technology


Class Rushcliffe have been planning a healthy meal for an astronaut as part of our Design and Technology work. After much consideration we opted for pizza! We had so much fun making and taste-testing them!


Magna Science Trip


The children in Rushcliffe and Newstead had an amazing time at Magna science museum. We enjoyed the Planets and Stars workshop and had a wonderful time exploring the earth, fire, water and air zones.

An Astronaut's Lunch!

We have been designing and creaing a health lunch for an astronaut in Design and Technology - we created some truly delicious food although we aren't sure what it would tast like if it was freeze dried! 

Diwali Craft Morning


Thank you to all those parents who came along to our Diwali croft morning. The children had a wonderful morning, learning about the Hindu festival of light and creating some wonderful craft items. Well done to all the children....and their parents!

Egg Challenge


Class Rushcliffe took on the Egg Challenge, as part of our first week getting to know each other. It was great to see the children working together in groups, listening to each other's suggestions and inventing a device to stop the egg from breaking when dropped from a given height. We definitely have some future engineers in our midst!




This week in English we have been exploring a setting using a short video clip. Each day the children have been watching a small part of the clip and writing a first person account of their exploration of the deserted castle and church. I have been blown away by the quality of the descriptive writing produced. Well done class Rushcliffe. You are all first class writers.

Here is a link to the website if you want to share the video clip with your child.

Reading at home


Reading at home is vital in ensuring children progress in their reading and writing skills. Please make sure children are reading regularly at home, at least 4 times per week. Please make sure you are recording reading in the planner when you share a book. As always we value your input and support at home and appreciate the difference it makes!



Moon Diary Homework (Monday 17th October 2016)


This week the children have learnt about the phases of the moon. We thought it would be interesting to get the children to observe these different phases for themselves so we set up a moon diary. The idea is that each night the children observe the moon and record their observations. This should only take a few minutes but it will be great experience to observe the moon phases first hand. After a month we will ask the children to return their diaries so we can share our findings.


I have put a copy of the moon diary here!


Many thanks for your support.



Moon Diary.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.1 MB]

Space - The Final Frontier


Our topic in the autumn term will be Space ‘The Final Frontier’. This is a great topic to start the year off with! We will be learning about the solar system and the position of the planets in relation to the sun and how this impacts our life on Earth. We will also be delving in to the History of the space race as well as looking at the geography of our planet. Our science will focus on forces where the children will be able to experiment with gravity and magnetism.

We have lots of fun activities planned. Please have a look at our curriculum flier giving more details of what we will be learning about this term.

Your help and support is always appreciated! You can help at home by talking to your child about the work they have been doing and supporting them with any additional research they wish to complete at home!

We have recently set a homework project where the children were asked to research and present their own space project. We were overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of work received. Thank you to all the children, and their parents for their support. Photos to follow!




Your child will be coming home today with a new homework book. Any homework that is set should be completed in this book and brought back to school as soon as it is completed.

Homework for Friday 7th October - 

  •  Maths based on addition and subtraction
  • Spellings - please help your child put these into sentences. Spellings will be tested next Friday.