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Breakfast club to launch in September 2022

From September 2022 we have the pleasure of offering a Breakfast Club to our school community. Breakfast Club will run from 7.30am Monday to Friday (term time only).

Bookings will need to be made on a half term basis and there will be £5 per session charge. Children will be supplied with a drink, fruit and toast (with butter and a topping). Games and activities will be on offer to keep the children entertained. A letter has been sent to all families. For more information please contact the school office.

Year 4 Sports Festival 15th July 2022

The children in year 4 were delighted to meet olympian Rachel Leybourne today at the sports festival! They also won the 'Tug of War' event. The children competed hard and behaved beautifully. What wonderful ambassadors of the School they were. Well done year 4.

Sports days success at Ringshall 13.7.22

A huge thank you for all the parents and grandparents who supported the children so well on this years sports day - the first for 3 years! The children had a great day competed hard and cheered on their classmates with great enthusiasm. Great sportsmanship was shown all round. I hope the parents enjoyed the Mums, Dads, Teachers and Toddlers races at the end.

Violet class trip to the Incinerator - 14th July 2022

Violet Class really enjoyed their visit to the Energy from Waste site at Gt Blakenham. It was fascinating to hear about the different processes and see inside the furnace!

Year 6 go to Clip and Climb 12th July 2022

Violet Class had a great time at Clip and Climb! Some of the children really overcame their fears and were incredibly brave; willing to give everything a try. Well done Violet!

Ringshall Young Ambassadors awarded a social action project award 8.7.22

We are so proud of our young ambassadors in year 5 for being awarded a certificate for the completion of their social action project. It's so important that the children know that their voice matters and that it has the capacity to change the world.

Blue class parent reading cafe - 7th July 2022

Blue Class had an amazing time in today's reading cafe! Thank you to the many parents who were able to attend and a massive thank you to Mr Garnham for organising the session. More parent cafes are planned for the news school year.

Cats protection charity visit orange class 7.7.22

Red and Orange classes enjoyed a visit from the Cat Protection charity to talk about the fantastic work they do and how we can help look after our own cats as well as stray ones.

Ringshall Children receive Gold award in the Junior Road Safety Officer Scheme 7.7.22

Well done to our junior Road safety officers for achieving the Junior Road Safety Gold award for the school. We are so proud of your fantastic achievement.

Needham Market Library visit Ringshall 6th July 2022

Red and Orange class enjoyed a visit from Needham Market Library today. They were excited to hear about the reading challenge and listen to a story.

Year 3, 4 and 5 go to the Natural History museum 5th July 2022

Our year 3, 4 and 5 children have had a wonderful day at the museum today. They handled stone age objects, made pots, performed a range of investigations and had an all round fantastic time. Their behaviour was wonderful. They were a credit to the school, their families and to themselves.

Ringshall Eco Council launched their new Eco Code - July 2022

It's been a fantastic year for the Eco Council; planting trees, rewilding and banning glitter to name just a few of the highlights. Today they have launched their new Eco Code. Look out for it on the newsletter and on the website. Well done Eco Council.

Year 5 children successfully complete the 'Young Ambassadors Programme' July 2022

Well done year 5, you have competed the 'Young Ambassadors Programme.' This is a project that is aimed at teaching children about social action and helping children to become empowered to use their voice for positive change.

Year 2 go to sports festival - 17th June 2022

Year 2 had a fantastic time at the sport feastival today at Stowmarket High School. They were well behaved and took a full part in all proceedings. Well done Year 2.

National Relationship and Sex Education Day 30.6.22

For national RSE day the children took part in a virtual live assemble about healthy relationships and worked on a number of activities and tasks about what makes a good relationship. RSE Day is a day to celebrate great Relationships in schools and other settings.

Egyptology school visit - 27.6.22

Thank you to Mrs Thorpe for coming in to teach Blue Class all about mummification, hieroglyphics and the rulers of ancient Egypt. A mobile museum was created in the hall and the children were able to instigate and play with the artifacts. A wonderful afternoon that brought history to life.

Eco Council lead Big Battery Hunt - June 2022

Well done to all of the children who have helped us collect 359 batteries to be recycled. And thank you to our wonderful eco-council members for counting them all!

Virtual author visit with Anthony Horowitz

Upper KS2 has had an amazing opportunity today (9.6.22). They took part in a webinar with Anthony Horowitz (organised by the Get Suffolk Reading campaign) about his book 'Where Seagulls Dare.' Not only was it a great opportunity to listen to one of the world great authors, there were also opportunities for the children to vote on different things throughout the session and a Q and A at the end on the chat.

School trip to Jimmy's Farm for EYFS and Year 1 - 9.6.22

Red and Orange class had a wonderful time today on their first trip since lockdown. They went to Jimmy's farm to see the animals and explore the grounds. They also got stuck into other exciting activities such as den building. As usual they were a credit to the school and behaved beautifully all day.

Year 6 swimming starts on the 17th June 2022

Swimming lessons for our year 6 children will start on the 17th of June and run until the end of term. Coaches have been booked to take the children to Wattisham Airbase swimming pool. The children are really looking forward to it.

The Ninja Warrior course is open to the children

We are delighted to announce that Ringshall school has its very own Ninja Warrior assault style course and the children love it. It opened on Tuesday the 7th June with every child having a go throughout the day. It will be used for PE, nurture support and play time fun and fitness.

Ringshall have signed the power of youth charter! 8.6.22

By signing the Power of Youth charter we can further develop pupil voice within school as well as encourage awareness and participation in youth social action.

Ringshall school counselor carries the Jubilee touch

Ringshall pupils were out in force to support our year 6 school counselor to carry the Jubilee touch through the streets of Ringshall. Well done Dumi for representing Ringshall school and the community so well.

Work has started on the Ringshall Ninja Warrior assault course!

It's nearly hear!!! We just need the rubber flooring and then Ninja Warrior training can begin!

Olympian Montell Douglas visits Ringshall and puts the children through their paces.

Today (24.5.22) we were visited by the Olympian Montell Douglas. She talked about herself and her training and then got the children involved by taking them through a fitness circuit. Perfect preparation for the opening of the Ninja Warrior Course in a few days time.

Ringshall has signed the Education Transition Charter

Ringshall is proud to be one of the very first schools to sign the Education Transition Charter. The aim of this Charter is to unify and empower education providers around a consistent, collaborative framework that delivers successful supported transitions for all children and young people through their education and beyond. The Charter and associated tools are designed to cover all key transition points for children and young people, from Early Years to Post 16 and beyond.

Suffolk Recycling and Waste Management visit Ringshall School for an afternoon of activities and learning

Thank you to @SuffolkEfW and @Suffolkrc for visiting Green Class and Blue Class today (6.5.22). We had a fantastic time learning all about waste management and the things we can do to help the environment!

Ringshall to celebrate mental health week - 9th to 13th May

Next week is mental health week. Supporting good mental health for all is something that is very close to our hearts here at Ringshall. This year we have expanded our nurture provision, continued to develop our Wellbeing Wednesday focus days, surveyed the children's wellbeing with our ImpactED surveys, prioritised pupil voice and backed initiatives that support wellbeing, such as reintroducing singing assemblies, the building of the ninja warrior course, expansion of our lunch time clubs etc… I believe we all have mental health and we need to look after it and nurture it, just like we need to look after our physical health.

4 years of weekly Ukulele lessons for all at Ringshall

From June 2022 we are extending our music tuition from 3 year of learning a musical instrument to 4 years. Now every child in Keystage 2 will have weekly Ukulele lessons. We believe that this is the best way for children to learn about music, enjoy music and hopefully develop a lifelong musical mindset.

Singing assemblies relaunch - backed by a live piano

Ringshall School would like to announce that singing assemblies are back! This Friday, backed by a live piano, the children of Ringshall will raise their voices again in song. Singing has such fantastic wellbeing, therapeutic and community benefits that we need it back in our schools. Singing can also boost self esteem and self confidence and lets not forget - it's fun!

Olympian Visit

You have now all received the sponsor forms and more information about the Olympian Visit on Tuesday 24th May. We have a fundraising page for the event which is now live. The link provided will take you to the page

Please help us raise as much money as we can.

We are all very excited about the visit and can’t wait to hear Montell Doudlas tell us about her sport and achievements.

Year 6 hoodies ordered

Our fantastic year 6 children will be getting their special Ringshall Hoodies straight after SATs week - 16th May. They have worked so hard to prepare for the SATs so it's great that they will have their hoodies as soon as they have finished. Keep working hard year 6 you are nearly there.

Road Worker Heroes visit - 3.5.22

We are really excited to announce that we will be visited by the company Keir to talk to the children about road safety and the heroes that work to keep us safe on the roads. The children will take part in a special assembly and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Pupil Voice Survey - lunchtimes 26.4.22

Key Findings - New lunch time club offering popular with pupils

94% of children access the activities/clubs provided at lunch time

71% of children feel happy or excited at break times

They enjoy getting to play with friends/family

They love having a big space to run around- playground and field

Summer Clubs with Premier Sport

Summer term clubs are now online and ready to book. As always, we only have limited spaces per club, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Tuesday before school Multi-sports club - Year 1-6 - 7.45-8.45

  • Tuesday after school Football club - Year 1-6 - 3.15-4.15

  • Wednesday after school Hockey club - Year 1-6 - 3.15-4.15

For details of the courses, and to book, visit or call 01953 499040.

A day for Ukraine at Ringshall School - 16.3.22

Staff and pupils at Ringshall School will be showing their support for the plight of the people of Ukraine by taking part in 'A Day For Ukraine' on Wednesday 16th March. Whilst we won't be dressing up (our blue and yellow school uniform already matches the Ukraine flag), we will be learning more about how aid agencies are supporting the people of Ukraine. The day has been organised by 'First News' and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). Any parents wishing to donate to support the relief effort can do so at Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.

Ringshall visit from Stowmarket Library 6.4.22

We are very pleased that Stowmarket LIbrary will be visiting the school on 6th April. They will be talking to each class about what the library offers, including different activities and events. Library cards will be given out on the day so please complete the attached form if you would like your child to have one:

Joining the library | Suffolk Libraries

Ringshall is working with the Literacy Trust to promote reading

We are excited to be involved in 'The Little Big Book Club', part of the National Literacy Trust's national programme in the summer term. 5 pupils from year 3 have been selected and have just chosen their books for their 'mini library'

Science week launches at Ringshall School - 14.3.22

A week of exciting science investigations, experiments and activities has launched at Ringshall School. Staff have had additional science training through the Enthuse project and bought resources with our Enthuse grant. We are working hard to inspire the scientist of the future. See our newsletter for more details.

Therapy Dog visits Ringshall School - 10.3.22

Buster the 'Therapy Dog' came to visit us at Ringshall School and tell us about is fantastic work helping people in hospital or in care homes.

Parent letter about Ukraine.pdf

Support pack sent to parents about how to talk to your child about the events happening in Ukraine

We know that stressful events such as those happening in Ukraine can make emotions run high, and that can lead us all to say or do hurtful things or to become anxious. To help this we have spoken to our children about the situation, promoted and discussed our school values among the children and we have reset these expectations with the children. We have also sent out a pack with some guidance around how to talk to your children about this situation to all our parents.

Weekly Lyfta assemblies start at Ringshall School 7.3.22

Every Monday, from now on, the children at Ringshall school with have a Lyfta assembly. Lyfta invites children to experience different cultures and perspectives. It gives them the opportunity to see and connect with positive human stories from around the world - modelling resilience, problem-solving, teamwork, and many other critical skills, values and competencies.

The idea is that through Lyfta we can help develop the global citizens of tomorrow.

Children at Ringshall learn about the life of the Buddha and how to meditate 17.2.22

A huge thank you to Harshaprabha from the Ipswich Buddhist Centre for visiting the school this afternoon to talk to all our children about Buddhism and teaching us how to meditate.

Ninja Warrior Fitness Course coming to Ringshall

We are delighted to announce that funding has now been secured for our very own 'Ninja Warrior' assault course.

Coming Spring 2022

Parliament workshop and discussion with MP

Violet Class enjoyed a workshop with UK Parliament and a chat with our MP, Jo Churchill. 14.2.22

Love yourself week launched at Ringshall - 14.2.2022

Ringshall Primary School is launching 'Love yourself week' today on Valentines day! This week will be bursting full of fun activities aimed at boosting wellbeing and self esteem.

Ringshall celebrates Safer Internet Day

Celebrated globally in February each year, Safer Internet Day promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The theme for this years Safer Internet Day was ‘All Fun and Game’. In school, the children explored respect and relationships online, reflecting on their own experiences as well as scenarios faced by others of a similar age. From gaming to video sharing, the children have learnt about the vital role they play in keeping their online world safe.

Any parents wishing to access a free online safety course aimed at parents and carers, presented by Myleene Klass, should visit;

Maz Evan virtual author visit for KS2 - 7.2.22

The whole of Keystage 2 were lucky enough to take part in a virtual author visit from Maz Evans. Evans is the author of the bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT? series, which has sold to 19 countries worldwide and has received over 20 award nominations. Her acclaimed live events have featured at countless literary festivals and primary schools around the UK.

NSPCC Number Day

Friday 4th February was NSPCC number day! On this day the children came into school wearing their own clothes with a number on them. Donations for the NSPCC were collected on the day.

Across the school, there were lots of lovely maths activities on offer and parents were able to keep an on Twitter to find out what the children were doing on the day.

Children's Mental Health week

It's Children's mental health week this week. The theme is 'growing together' which fits beautifully with our focus on Wellbeing and Growth Mindset here at Ringshall Primary School. We will be taking part in the Children's Mental Health week assembly today (7.2.22) and doing a range of activities to nurture positive mental health.

Harry Potter Book night - 3.2.22

On Thursday it will be 25 years since the fabulous 'Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone' was published. Thursday night is the official Harry Potter Book night, with the theme of magical journeys. At Ringshall school we will spend the afternoon celebrating all things magical. Children are welcome to wear magic or Harry Potter themed clothing and bring a copy of the book to read. In school, we will be rebranding as Hogwarts and doing lots of reading based magical activities.

Storytelling workshop at Ringshall School with KS2 - 29.1.22

Monday 29th January 2022 there will be a virtual storytelling workshop with Richard O'Neill. Richard writes stories based on his (Irish) culture, he will be talking to the children about heritage and telling stories connected with your own heritage.

Ipswich Town Football Club are coming to Ringshall School

Ipswich Town will be coming to Ringshall School to lead a school assembly on 9th March 2022. They will also provide the school with up to 300 tickets (150 adult, 150 junior), which are designed for each child to attend with a parent/guardian who is over 18 years old. The Match will be in March against Portsmouth. The school will also receive a shoutout from their PA announcer on matchday, along with a message in the matchday programme.

What a fantastic and exciting opportunity generously provided to us from Ipswich Town Football Club.

Virtual Author Visits

Ringshall school has signed up to 5 virtual author visits during January, February and March 2022. The children will be meeting inspiring age appropriate authors to help further develop a love of reading and a love of books. The school is also purchasing copies of books written by these authors for the children to read and enjoy.

Ringshall signs up to 'Suffolk Youth Ambassadors' programme

Pupil voice is really important at Ringshall School. We have a weekly pupil voice assembly, we garner pupil views regularly with pupil surveys, we have a school council and we regularly consult our children on many important decisions. For this reason we are really excited to announce that we have signed up to the ‘Suffolk Youth Ambassadors’ social action programme. Its a 12 week programme for year 5’s that empowers children to develop their thinking and their voice. It will culminate in a pupil lead action project.

Chinese New Year at Ringshall

Ringshall School will be celebrating Chinese new year on the 1st February with a fantastic Chinese inspired menu and a range of fun and active Chinese cultural activities and games throughout the day. Lets welcome the year of the tiger in with a roar!

SEN ‘drop-in’ meetings

On Wednesday 26th January in the afternoon, Mrs Finch will be running SEN parent ‘drop-in’ sessions. If you have any questions or concerns around how your child is being supported in school or want to find out more about the support which we can offer, please email Mrs Finch on to book a slot. These sessions will have to be held virtually due to Covid-19 regulations.

Play Leaders and lunch time activity clubs launched

Following feedback from our School Council and pupil voice assemblies the New Year will see the launch of our new Play Leader initiative and a large range of free lunch time activity clubs. Key Stage 2 'Play Leaders' will be recruited and trained in January 2022 and will be on duty every lunch time. Their role will be to organise games and activities to help make lunch times a more active, fun and harmonious experience. We will also have two members of staff leading playground games every lunch time, 3 clubs lead by teaching staff across the week (Starting with Yoga, Lego and Craft clubs), a PE club twice a week run by our sports coaches and a reading club run by our reading advocate once a week. All lunch time clubs a free!

Daily in class fitness calendar to help launch the New Year

Every class at Ringshall Primary School will be doing a daily fitness countdown challenge during the month January 2022 to help promote an active lifestyle and good wellbeing for the New Year. Each day will see a new exercise, such a 2 minutes jumping Jacks or 7 reverse lunges.

Nativity 2021!

EYFS and Key Stage 1 have been busy recording their nativity. We have had great fun doing it and also learned some performance skills. Red Class are acting out the story, Orange Class are singing and Yellow Class are narrating.

The recorded performance will be uploaded to Tapestry for Red Class parents to watch and Google Classrooms for Orange and Yellow Class parents to watch on Friday 17th December. The rest of the school will enjoy a viewing in their classes on Friday.

Premier Sports after school clubs - Spring 2022.

Now open to more year groups!

New Football club on for Key Stage 2 on a Tuesday after school.

Hockey Club after school for KS2 on a Wednesday evening

Multi sports for years 1 to 3 on Tuesday before school.

Christmas Fair/Outdoor Christmas market

Today at 2.30 (8.12.21)

We can't wait to welcome all our parents and member of the local community to our Christmas Fair. Due to COVID restrictions we will be having it outside. The theme is a traditional Christmas Market. Santa will be making a surprise appearance if he can find somewhere to park his sleigh!

Father Christmas live read for Ringshall pupils

This Thursday (16th December at 11am) we have secured a online Santa Live Read session with the one and only Father Christmas. The broadcast on the Learn Live channel will last 30 minutes and include an interactive live quiz.

Ringshall Eco-council to plant 150 tree micro forest

The eco-committee are delighted to announce that we have finalised plans with Sicon Foundation to plant a micro forest on the school grounds. The micro forest will help to attract a greater variety of minibeasts to the school, supporting the children's learning and wellbeing. The 250 trees will be planted on February 2nd with each child able to plant their own tree. A big thank you to Sicon Foundation for making this all possible!

Ringshall School is committed to help tackle climate change. More initiatives to follow.

Year 6 have been working with a mental health charity to support high school transition

Violet Class had the second meeting today (2.12.21) with our charity partner Student Life, working on a project to support children's mental health as they transition from Primary School to High School. It was an interesting and supportive conversation around anxieties and ideas to overcome them.

Ringshall Parents and Carers survey.pdf

Parent Carer survey November 2021 - click on the link to the left for full results

A huge thank you for all parents who responded to our parents survey. It was very reassuring to hear that children are happy in school, feel safe and that you feel they are having their views listened too. I am also delighted to hear you feel we are communicating with you well and you feel your child's learning needs are being met. As a school we will continue to strive to support all our children and families to the best of our abilities.

Ringshall School is taking part in exciting new educational research project

The 'Stop and Think' study is a collaboration between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the Centre for Educational Neuroscience at Birkbeck, University of London. It is a software programme developed by neuroscientists at Birkbeck University which uses quizzes and games to help pupils learn counterintuitive concepts in science and maths. For example, making the mistake of thinking that -5 is larger than -1. Ringshall can't wait to get involved.

Virtual Parents Evening Success

This week saw our first ever virtual parents evening. Feedback from teachers and parents so far points to it being a huge success. Using video conferencing software allows for a much better conversation than a phone call, where to can’t see who you are talking to. It is convenient and accessible for parents who can attend from home, work or wherever they are in country or even the world. I hope all parents feel it was a positive experience and they feel fully informed as to how your child is getting on at school. Your teacher will have discussed how your child is getting on in regard to age expectations and how reading is the the schools number one priority.

Ringshall kicks off its support for anti-bullying week with odd socks Monday 15.11.2021

Children will be asked to come into school on Monday with odd socks to support the start of anti-bullying week. This year's theme is 'one kind word.' At Ringshall we will be celebrating what makes us unique, looking at the impact of bullying and how 'one kind word' can make a big difference.

Children in Need at Ringshall school will be Pyjama day! 19.11.2021

Our school council has decided that we will be dressing up in Pyjamas for children in need this year. Please bring a £1 donation to children in need. I think the children will have a wonderful day with lots of bedtime stories and reading planned.

Remembrance day at Ringshall

Ringshall School held a Remembrance Day assembly to show their respect and to honour the memory of those who lost their lives serving our country. In the assembly, the children performed poems and shared wonderful drawings and paintings of beautiful poppies. We had a 2 minute silence ended by Miss Parker playing the Last Post.

Our parents and carers survey has gone out today - 11.11.2021

Ringshall School is committed to supporting our children and families in the best possible way. We see ourselves as having a major role in the communities we serve and want to do everything we can to support our children and families. With that in mind please complete the survey we have sent out to you all today and tell us how we are doing and how we can improve. Thank you.

Suffolk Family Carers visit Ringshall 9.11.2021

On Wednesday this week we were visited by Suffolk Family Carers to talk about the work they do with local families. They did 3 sessions speaking to all our children during the afternoon. Each session included a short video for the pupils to watch, they then spoke about Suffolk Family Carers and the support they are able to provide families along with the Military families project. The children enjoyed the sessions and learned a lot.

Year 2 take part in live virtual lesson with the Maths Hub 9.11.21

This morning Yellow Class took part in a live @AnglesMathsHub session where they explored shape! The children really enjoyed working live with other year 2 classes.

The Junior Road Safety Officers at Ringshall have decided to run a photo competition.

As it's Road Safety Week from the 15th-21st November 2021, we thought it would be a good time to run a photo competition about being the brightest you can to help you be safe. Can you dress up your favourite teddy bear in bright clothes so it can be seen? Do you have a pet you can dress up to show how bright they can be? Could you dress up in all your bright clothes so you will be safe and seen?

Please send any photos into or bring them into school by Wednesday 17th November. Road Safety prizes for the winners. Good luck.

Ringshall Eco-Warriors assemble

Today our eco-committee held its first meeting 2.11.2021. We are so excited to have have begun our Eco-Schools journey. Thank you to all of the children who applied for a position on the committee, your passion and great ideas will help us build an eco community to be proud of!

The Great Violet and Blue Class Science Exhibition - 22.20.2021

Violet and Blue class, years 4, 5 and 6, hosted the rest of the school for a showcase of their amazing science work this half term. The exhibition included examples of scientific writing, drawings, quizzes, facts and even real life living exhibits. The highlight of the exhibition for most of the children was the exploding tube demonstration.

A day of Diwali celebrations in key stage 1

All things Diwali! KS1 have had a fabulous day celebrating Diwali 22.10.2021. They made coconut barfi, decorated diya lamps, created rangoli patterns with coloured rice and enjoyed some indian food.

Air pollution poetry competition at Ringshall school - 22nd October 2021

Well done to everyone in KS2 who entered the poetry competition. They had to create an acrostic poem based on air pollution. See the image for some of the winning entries. This competition was to support Suffolk councils road safety and clean air campaigns. Looking after the local and global environment is very close to the heart of everyone within the Ringshall School Community.

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!

World Mental Health Day in School

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'.

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 ( 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.

Authors visit for KS2

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!

Pyjamrama Day at Ringshall School

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!!!!!

The Great Ringshall Welly Walk

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!

Mental Health Awareness week at Ringshall

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!