Michelle Fuller

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Christmas Jumper Day – Friday 13 December

5th December 2019

Dear Parents/Carers

On Friday 13th December we are taking part in Christmas Jumper Day. Staff and children are invited to wear their Christmas jumpers or Mufti for a £1.00 voluntary donation for Save the Children.

Your donation could change a child’s life. It could help them grow up healthy and safe, and get an education, so they can grow up to be who they want to be.

This is a worthwhile cause and will be festive fun for all to take part.

Christmas Dinner day is Wednesday 11th December and children can wear their Christmas jumpers or mufti on that day as well.  There is no donation required on this day.

Yours sincerely


Laura Clarke

Children In Need – Friday 15 November

We will be taking part in this year’s Children In Need on Friday 15th November and pupils are invited to wear spots or mufti.

BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Thanks to the support of the public, they are able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK.

We would like everyone to take part so please send your child into school on the day wearing spots or mufti and with a £1 voluntary donation.

Thank you for your support.


The Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele help us again

Our Preschool group were delighted to be visited today by Mr Michael Hill, President and Mr John Hustwite from the Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele.  This local charitable group have helped us again by kindly donated the wonderful sum of £900 to purchase some more much needed toys and equipment for our Preschool.

We would like to thank them and all of their members for their support.

See below – photographs of items purchased and handing over of the cheque


Come….create with me!

Parents and carers are invited to come into school during Arts Week to create art using natural resources with their child/ren.

This is taking place on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 2.15 pm  at both schools



Parents Evening – Tuesday 05 November 2019

Parents evening will be taking place on Tuesday 05 November between 3.30 pm and 6 pm.

Parents and carers will be offered the opportunity to meet with their child’s class teacher to discuss briefly how their child has settled in this term.  Appointments offered will be 15 minutes long.  If necessary a longer appointment can be made for a later date.

A letter will be sent for parents to indicate their preferred time. 

Every effort will be made to give you an appointment as near as possible to this time and confirmation will be sent nearer the date.


Science – Gardening Club

This year we started a Gardening Club instead of having a Science Week as in previous years.

It has been a privilege to invite volunteers from Rushden Allotment Association to help us to set up and run a Gardening Club both in Rushden and in Wellingborough.  As an association, they have supported us by raising money and providing resources as well as providing the expert help of Sue and Sue in Rushden and Alison and Rachel in Wellingborough.  It is thanks to these ladies that every child has experienced being in the garden this term, and we have allotment areas and flower beds around the school which are looking well cared for. Thank you so much for your time and energy.

The Ernest Cook Trust were kind enough to award a grant of £400, which paid for planters for the front of Rushden School, and storage for the allotments at Wellingborough.

The recycling centres at Rushden and Wellingborough also supported us by donating 20 bags of compost.

We also had so many generous donations from parents.   Thank you.

We have been working in partnership with The Green Patch in Kettering, a community allotment group; funding from Anglian Water, as well as donations from parents have enabled every class in the school to visit, to take part in activities and to enjoy the freedom of this beautiful natural place.

Thank you to Nigel and Sue and their team for making this possible.

Some highlights have been hearing about a child who enjoyed picking up all the chickens one by one; a child who was tired from so much walking and went to find a place to rest in the summer house; seeing children enjoying playing in the mud kitchen; a child who decided that it wasn’t enough to put her feet in the paddling pool so she put her whole self in; children trying to find the other cat to stroke and lastly, a whole class who went out together for the first time. That’s before we mention smelling and tasting herbs, planting and making a bag!

In addition to all of this amazing science, we have had visits and lessons from Sam Mallet from Wrenn Academy and visits from Anglian Water.

Thank you to all who have made this project possible.


Support from Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele

Rowan Gate Primary School run several Preschool groups each week for babies and todders up to school age who have additional needs. The Preschool is funded solely by the school and is run by experienced Teaching Assistants.

We recently approached the Rotary Club of Rushden Chichele to see if they could help us purchase some much needed resources to meet the changing needs of the babies and children who attend the groups.  We were really delighted when they agreed to help us.

On the 10 July 2019, we were delighted to be visited by Mr Michael Hill, current President and Mr John Huswait who gave us a fabulous donation of £900 to purchase some much needed toys and equipment.

We would like to express our  appreciation of their support.

See below  – Mr Hill handing over the cheque and some of the resources purchased.




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