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Next week is Diversity week at Ringshall. W/C 18th October.

During the week we will be focusing on our ‘celebrating diversity’ curriculum driver and getting the children to think about the wonderful ways we are different at Ringshall. This is a time to celebrate where our children are from such as Fiji, Nepal, Poland, The Caribbean, India etc! We will be asking the children to think and talk about how life may be different in these different countries and cultures and make comparisons.


Our celebrating diversity week is linked to black history month, which is focusing on ‘ Be proud.’ We will use this link to focus on being proud of our culture, race and heritage. We will also make links to British values and talk about what are they proud of? Finally, each class will be picking a significant person linked to black history month that the children may not know about! Someone that has done something awesome that may have been unnoticed!

We are 'celebrating' World Mental Health Day on Monday 11th October 2021 (the official date is the 10th October). We will be having class discussions about what 'mental health' means and link it to Wednesday wellbeing tips.

There is a link below if you would like to have a look.

The theme of this year's day is 'mental health in an unequal world'.


https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day


We are taking part in the Anti-bullying big assembly on Monday 4th October

Last year, The Diana Award, Nationwide Building Society and thousands of schools joined together to welcome one another back and remind everyone of the need for mutual respect in our schools and communities.

This year, Ringshall School will be joining thousands of other schools for the second Big Anti-Bullying Assembly Live!

Together, we will pledge to put an end to bullying behaviour, to celebrate diversity and create communities of kindness. It’s going to be BIG.

European Languages Day at Ringshall 27.9.2021

The whole school had a wonderful day celebrating European Languages day. We learned words and phrases in a number of different European languages, we learned about different cultures and we even got to try food from around Europe - Yummy.

Ringshall Cross County Team wins big!

Well done Ringshall Cross Country team who competed in the yesterdays 22.9.2021 multi-school event. We won the boys and the girls event. Caleb won the boys event, Oscar came second. Robyn won the girls event. All those daily miles must be paying off.

Staff Library opens

The Ringshall staff Library opens its doors today 22.9.2021! The idea is to introduce the staff to the latest children’s authors so they can promote their works and reading in general to the children. The will be staff are writing book reviews and advising the children on their next read.

Our fantastic reading advocate is working with our English and library team to create a plan for redeveloping the children's library. The plans include a reading cafe and a new 'advanced reader' section. We will be investing in new books, decor and shelving as well, with the aim to create the ultimate reading environment. Developing a love of reading is a vital life skill that all our children need to help them become successful in their lives. Creating an inspiring library and reading space is a big part of our reading strategy and all of us at Ringshall Primary School can't wait to see it completed.

Author webinar for KS2

We are taking part in an exciting webinar tomorrow afternoon 17.9.2021 with authors Chris Smith and Greg James. To launch their fantastic new title The Great Dream Robbery, the Kid Normal authors will be sharing top tips on creating stories and their best secrets for encouraging pupils to unlock their limitless imaginations to come up with the best stories possible. Their adventure story features a hospital heist, some banana-loving llamas and a talking cat called Bin Bag.


A Planetarium experience for the children at Ringshall

On Tuesday the 14th September 2021 to children at Ringshall Primary school were treated to a awe inspiring experience. A mobile planetarium visited the school and showed the children the solar system and star constellations. It was breathtaking! Whats more the year 6's were able to demonstrate their already considerable knowledge gained from learning about the solar system in their new topic.

Blurt it out arrives at Ringshall

Our 'blurt it out' handbook arrive today! This fantastic resource will support our wellbeing and mental health teaching this year. Its full of amazing lessons to help improve mental health and resilience. We will be devoting one lesson a half term to teaching and learning explicitly about good mental health.

Carnival day at Ringshall school - complete with a live 'Samba Band.' 14.7.21

The children and been making carnival masks, listening and dancing to the the Samba band and even having a go at playing the drums with the band. The beat and spirit of carnival are alive at Ringshall Primary School.

Exhibition time! 13.7.21

What an amazing exhibition by Blue and Violet Classes! The children have obviously been working hard in their topics about the Greeks and about Mexico. The ‘visitors’ absolutely loved it! Well done to all the children!!



As you are no doubt aware, Sunday is a big day for this country. England are playing in the European Cup final. Now I know not everyone will be watching it but many of our children are desperate to support the team on Sunday night and we would like to encourage you to let them stay up and watch the match and then let them sleep in the next morning (Monday).


We will be leaving the registers open until 10.30 on Monday for any families who want (or can) drop their children off later. Staff will be in as normal for the children that arrive at 8.40 or after.


This is a once in a lifetime (hopefully not!) occasion with England being in the final of a major football tournament. We would like to encourage you to talk to your children during the game about national pride, the anthem, fair play, anti racism and possibly (hopefully not) how to deal with disappointment and not always winning.


Good luck England and enjoy the game.

Sports Day at Ringshall 8.7.21

This years sports day at Ringshall may have lacked parent supporters but it made up for it with the enthusiasm of the children. The weather was kind and the activities were enjoyed by all the children. A range of round robin events in the morning, from hurdles to basketball throws, and running races in the afternoon, including a teachers race. Well done everyone one at Ringshall School for making the day so memorable.

The Ringshall staff reading challenge launches today

The Ringshall Staff Reading Challenge starts today, 8.7.21. Every member of staff received a book from our library and a reading diary for the summer break. They can then recommend the wonderful books they have read to the children in September. Well done Mrs Cape and Erin our reading advocate for organising this. Mr Gough can’t wait to recommend his book ‘The Pear Affair’ by Judith Eagle to the children in September.

Ancient Greek Day

Blue Class and Green Class had lots of fun on Ancient Greek Day (1.7.2021). The children looked amazing and enjoyed being Greeks, including fabulous gods, goddesses and soldiers! There are lots more great pictures on Google Classroom.



We asked the Ringshall Staff 'what 3 words represented Ringshall School best.'

This is what they said.

Ringshall Owl Experience

What an amazing experience! A huge thank you to the Owl Sanctuary for visiting and bring some of your wonderful owls. They are such amazing creatures and have helped to create lots of learning and memorable moments.

Orwell Challenge raising money for books and our Ninja Warrior Fitness Trail

Well done to the six members of staff who completed the Orwell Challenge (26.6.21). It was a tough 22km but the company and the views certainly made up for it. Money was raised for the school's Ninja Warrior style fitness course and books for the Library. A huge thank you to all those who sponsored us.

Owl Sanctuary Visit

The Owl Sanctuary is visiting us next Monday morning (28.6.21), the itinerary is below.


9.15-9.45 - EYFS and Y1 Storytime

9.45-10.15 - Y2 - Habitats - looking at where owls live around the world

10.30-11 - Y3 and Y4 - Adaptations - looking at the different adaptations owls have

11-11.30 - Y4 and Y5 - Food Chains - looking at what owls and other raptors eat

11.30-12 - Y6 - Climate Change - looking at the impact climate change is having on raptors around the world.


How exciting!

Author visit for year 1 and 2

This week it was Yellow and Orange Class’ turn to have a virtual author visit! The children were completely inspired by hearing Susanna Lloyd share her story ‘This Book Can Read Your Mind’ with them and we now have some extra keen budding authors in class. Well done to the children who asked such thoughtful questions!



Author visit to Early Years

Red Class enjoyed a virtual visit from children’s author Jane Clarke (www.jane-clarke.co.uk) this week. 7.6.2021. At Ringshall Primary School we love celebrating books, writing and stories.



Work has started on the Ninja Warrior course.


A big thank you to the army for their time and hard work last weekend to clear out the old derelict playground ready for our new Ninja Warrior fitness trail. It was a tough job!


The school is so grateful to all at Wattisham Air Base for their generosity and support for the school.

In Olympic year our after/before school clubs this half term are going to be Athletics.


Year 1/2 Before School Athletics club - Mondays - https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/4593-693951

Year 5/6 After School Athletics club - Mondays - https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/4593-693955

Year 3/4 After School Athletics club - Wednesdays - https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/4593-693949

For details and to book, visit premier-education.com or call 01953 499040

We are in the paper! Read about our exciting plans to build a Ninja Warrior Style Fitness Course at Ringshall Primary School.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/ringshall-primary-school-plan-ninja-warrior-course-7974820

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Key Stage 2 loved their virtual author visit from Jan Burchatt and Sara Vogler today (14.5.21). Authors of the wonderful Sam Silver Undercover Pirate series. Great questions from all the children. Hope we have inspired some budding authors today!

We are celebrating Pyjamrama day this Friday (14.5.21) to promote reading and a love of books with the help of the Book Trust. Don't forget to Not Get Dressed and come to school in your PJ's!!!!!

Well done to all the children who did the welly walk today (12.5.21). It was amazing to see all the children connecting with nature as part of mental health awareness week. We are so blessed to have so much nature on our school grounds!

It is the start of 'Mental Health Awareness Week!' The theme is connecting with nature. In school we will be doing lots of connecting with nature and talking about how best to strengthen our mental wellbeing. We are particularly looking forward to the welly race on Wednesday and Pyjamarama day on Friday!

NSPCC number day 2021.pptx (2).pdf

Sports Clubs are back!

See below for the current sports club offering from Premier Sports. All are priced at just £4 per week.

Year 1/2 - Monday - Multi-sports - 7.45 - 8.45, starts 19th April - https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/4593-686174

Year 5/6 - Monday - Athletics- 3.15-4.15, starts 19th April - https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/4593-686172

Year 5/6 - Wednesday- Tennis- 7.45 - 8.45, starts 21st April - https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/4593-657783

Year 3/4 - Wednesday- Athletics - 3.15 - 4 .15, starts 21st April - https://www.premier-education.com/parents/venue/courses/4593-678443

Booking page - BOOK HERE

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply for a full-time school place as soon as possible