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  • 22/06/20

    Windrush Day

    Today - June 22nd - is Windrush Day, commemorating the day that the ship Empire Windrush arrived in Britain bringing over 500 migrants from the Caribbean. You can watch the video at  to find out about these people, and why we celebrate W...
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  • 05/06/20

    Healthy Mind and Body

    Every afternoon we set a lesson activity which has a focus on health, safety and wellbeing. This week I asked you to send me the posters you had designed to show people what you were doing in lockdown to keep your mind and body in good health. I had many entries and the quality was so high it w...
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  • 31/05/20

    Zoooooooming into the last half term

    Welcome back! We can't tell you how excited we are to be seeing all your lovely, smiley faces in our Zoom tutor-group meetings this week. Look out in your email for a Zoom invitation from your morning teacher. The invite will include the time the session starts. Bring along a pencil and pap...
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  • 17/05/20

    Rainbow Learners

    We nominated nine new Rainbow Learners last week. Every day we are stunned by the children’s resilience, determination and commitment to their learning, but also in the million ways they find to entertain themselves. We’ve had children heading off on their own family...
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  • 23/04/20

    Let Battle Commence!

    Get ready to take part in our next TT Rockstars battle. The final round of the house battle will be live between 9am-12 noon on Friday 24th Friday. The current scores after the first two rounds are: 1st Bassett     25,395           2nd...
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  • 31/03/20

    Thank You, Heroes

    TRJS staff and pupils say a HUGE thank you to all of the heroic keyworkers keeping our country safe and continuing to function at this time.  Thank you Will C in Y3 for the wonderful artwork - our keyworkers are indeed brave, kind and fantastic! 
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  • 20/03/20


    We are now closed to the majority of Thomas Russell Junior School pupils. We will operate a skeleton staff providing care for Key Workers (whilst they are at work) and also provision for Vulnerable children, including those entitled to Free School Meals. If you think this applies to you, p...
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  • 18/03/20

    Questions - please ask or email:

    The health and wellbeing of our children and staff in both schools remains our priority alongside our continued efforts to maintain our high levels of teaching and learning which takes place daily. We continue to follow all hygiene routines and preventions in school as previously shared with you...
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  • 06/03/20

    Who won the Pancake Race?

    Last week we held the inaugural TRJS Pancake Races! First in assembly we learnt about the ways that people celebrate the start of Lent around the world, and what the meaning of Lent is, before heading outside onto the playground in House teams. Participants were cheered on as they raced to...
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  • 07/02/20

    Find Your Brave

    At TRJS this week we have focused on our mental health and the ways we can help to keep ourselves mentally healthy. Activities have been going on all week all over school, including daily mindful breathing exercise in every class, Our assemblies have focused on the theme of the week: Find Your Brave...
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  • 31/01/20

    Question Time

    Welcome to Debating Club! Each week, participants take on roles debating the pros and cons of a hot topic. This week's topic was 'Do footballers get paid too much?' and last week was 'Should we be given homework?'! Debaters take it in turns to take on a different role, including...
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  • 24/01/20

    Football Fantastic

    Last night our fantastic Y5 and Y6 boys footballers took part in EFL Football Cup at Dove Valley. After playing brilliantly through the rounds, they reached the final. This was a tough match but our team played brilliantly, and although many watching on the sidelines thought they had played bet...
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