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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 ( 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 -

Year 5/6 After School Athletics club - Mondays -

Year 3/4 After School Athletics club - Wednesdays -

For details and to book, visit 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.

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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 -

Year 5/6 - Monday - Athletics- 3.15-4.15, starts 19th April -

Year 5/6 - Wednesday- Tennis- 7.45 - 8.45, starts 21st April -

Year 3/4 - Wednesday- Athletics - 3.15 - 4 .15, starts 21st April -

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