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  • 12/02/19

    500 Words

    On Thursday 7th February, Year 6 watched the 500 words 2019 Live Lesson. Choosing the genre of horror (which the majority of the country voted for [instead of a fantasy story]), children across the country, helped authors: Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce to write the official 500 word sto...
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  • 01/02/19

    Healthy: Inside and Out

    Next week is Children's Mental Health Week. To explore this in school, we are going to be having a few different assemblies and workshops, including visitors from NSPCC on Monday, talking about choice and consent on Safer Internet Day on Tuesday and how to help yourself have a healthy mind...
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  • 28/01/19

    Misleading Media?

    This week in our assemblies we have been developing our critical thinking skills to explore and question what we see and read in the media and on social media. We recapped the SMART rules (see below) for staying safe online, focusing on R for Reliable. We thought about how we can examine the informa...
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  • 18/01/19

    Impeccable, impressive, immaculate!

    On Tuesday and Wednesday this week we were visited by a team of Ofsted inspectors lead by HMI Simon Mosley. The outcome of the inspection remains confidential for 21 days until the report is published by Ofsted, but we are able to tell you that we are pleased with the outcome of the inspection and a...
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  • 11/01/19

    Big Awards

    Today we celebrated excellence in Maths and English in our Big Awards ceremony. Two children in each year group were awarded a 'Big Award' for outstanding progress or achievement last term at school. The whole school and their parents watched on as their teacher read out the reasons they had...
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  • 21/12/18

    It's Christmas!!!

    It's been a week of Christmassy treats at TRJS. On Wednesday we had our Christmas lunch, with children making their own party hats for the occasion and Mrs Sharpe serving out the pigs-in-blankets (when not eating one or two herself!).   On Thursday we came together as a school commu...
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  • 14/12/18

    Arrival of Sankt Nikolaus

    Year 4 have had a jolly old visitor arrive a little early this Christmas time. The children left their shoes outside their classrooms at the end of the school day and next morning when they came back in school they found to their surprise... presents! This follows the German Christmas...
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  • 07/12/18

    Ambassadors for Science

    On Monday, Miss Press introduced an exciting new opportunity for all our budding scientists. After Christmas  we shall have 'Science Ambassadors' at TRJS. These will be children who demonstrate a passion for science and can communicate it to others. They will take the lead in class...
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  • 30/11/18

    Football Fantastic!

    On Thursday 29th November, Thomas Russell, captained by Mica, took part in the Dove Valley Girls Football Competition. The team played exceptionally well, drawing 0-0 against All Saints, Alrewas; beating Shobnall 1-0; and William Shrewsbury B team 1-0. These fantastic results meant that TRJS prog...
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  • 23/11/18

    What do you think?

    We have a new interactive display in the hall which asks a new question each week. This week, we learnt that nearly 22 million small pieces of furniture, more than 11,000 bicycles and over 28 million toys are binned in the UK every year after they become damaged (information from a study by Nor...
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  • 16/11/18

    Children in Need

    Spots and stripes galore today, as we raised money for Children in Need. Year 6 learnt about the history of the charity and what the money is spent on. To celebrate, they did some collaborative Pudsey Bear artwork. Each child took one art movement - Art Nouveau, Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, Cubi...
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  • 09/11/18

    Forest School

    Say hello to 'Mr Autumn'! Every week, a child from each class receives a special Merit Certificate in our weekly Merit Assembly in recognition of outstanding effort, progress, achievement, attitude or behaviour at school that week. These children choose a friend and spend an hour wit...
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