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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 lucy.finch@ringshallprimary.co.uk 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 at Ringshall

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 at Ringshall

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 150 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 admin@ringshallprimary.co.uk 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!

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

Author 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!