Latest News

Current news items

Bikeability - 15th to the 19th January 2024

Children from years 5 and 6 have been learning all about road safety and how to ride their bike in a safe way. It was also a lot of fun.

OFSTED report released today - 15.1.24

This week we have finally been able to share with you the outcome of the OFSTED visit just before Christmas. The inspectors were full of praise for the school and we are delighted to confirm that we remain a ‘Good’ school. Please see the website for the report.

Children from years 5 and 6 enjoyed taking part in the AIM Higher writing day - 10.1.24

A fun day out to work on developing their writing skills was had by children from year 5 and 6 at the AIM Higher writing day. Lot of fun activities to get the chidlren's creative ideas flowing.

Paramedic visit to Ringshall - 19.12.23

Mrs Bradford came in to tell us all about her special job! She is a paramedic and she showed us all the amazing equipment she has to help us if we are sick or injured.

The Christmas Fair was a huge success - 15.12.23

A huge thank you to the friends of Ringshall for all their work organising and running this years Christmas Fair. We raised lots of money for the school, there was a great turn out and the children loved it.

The Christmas Nativity wow's parents - 14.12.23

Red and Orange were amazing this week when they performed 'The Twinkly Nativity' together for the school on Monday and their parents and families on Thursday! Fun, laughter, great acting and the most wonderful singing! So proud of them all.

The Winter Reading Cafe - 13.12.23

Parents were invited to this terms reading cafe. Lots of fun was had by all and the children got to share books with family and friends.

Christmas Jumper day - 13.12.23

Pupil had lots of fun on Christmas Jumper day. They also enjoyed their Christmas dinner - turkey and all the trimmings.

The Ringshall Panto - 12.12.23

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the Ringshall Panto. Thank you to the Tickled Pink theatre company for providing the good old fashioned panto fun. Oh no they didn't....

Eco committee on litter drive 5.12.23

Members of the eco-committee enjoyed picking up litter around Ringshall Village Hall! 


Community Police visit to Ringshall - 30.11.12

PC Stefan came to talk to KS2 about online safety. The children were surprised that their usernames could identify lots of things about them. PC Stefan also talked about online bullying and making sure you know who you're talking to online.

Book Fair comes to Ringshall - 30.11.23

The Scholastic Book fair arrived at school today. The children were very excited to choose their favourites.

Competition time has landed in the library! - 29.11.23 

Can you design a festive nutcracker soldier to be in with the chance of winning a signed copy of Alex T Smith's latest retelling of The Nutcracker.



Micro:Bits Arrive at Ringshall - 23.11.23

We excited to announce our free Micro:Bit computers from the BBC have arrive in school. Violet class couldn't wait to get their hands on them. 

Cricket Coaching from Chance to Shine coming to Ringshall - 27.11.23

Exciting news for PE at Ringshall. After Easter we have a cricket coach from #Chancetoshine coming in on a Tuesday to deliver an hours cricket coaching to each class Orange, Green, Blue and Violet classes for 6 weeks.

Ringshall Children perform at Snape for the conclusion of the Unsung Hero project

Four children from Ringshall took part in the Asset Education Choir to perform 4 songs in front of a paying audience at Snape concert venue this Saturday - 18.11.23. They performed magnificently and were a credit to the school.

Ringshall Remembers 11.11.23

Virtual meeting with Anglia Water for Violet class - 9.11.23

Violet had a very interesting online session with Anglian Water - learning about saving energy and how we can use water wisely.

Kidslingo visit Ringshall to talk about learning French 9.11.23

The children in Key Stage 2 have enjoyed learning all about France with Emily, our visitor from Kidslingo this morning! Bonjour, ca va? 9.11.23

Ringshall Eco-committee launch health lunchbox competition 8.11.23

The children of the eco-committee did a fantastic job of introducing the Warburtons Eatwell Lunchbox competition to the children in KS2 this morning. Can you design a healthy lunch box?

Mr Gough appears on ITV Anglia News

Mr Gough made an appearance on ITV Anglia news today 6.11.23 to talk about the importance of parental involvement in their children's education.

Staying safe online leaflet being sent out today - 18.10.23

Staying safe online leaflet being set your all parents today - please check your inbox. It is full of valuable advice to keep your children safe online.

Ringshall children are having their say in the Big Ambition survey - 16.10.23

Ringshall is taking part in the Big Ambition survey from the Children's Commissioner. Our children's chance to tell the politician's what is important to them.

Play Leaders - October 2023

This years crop of 'Play Leaders' are now fully trained and working hard to make playtime as fun and inclusive as possible. 

Ringshall celebrates World Mental Health day by wearing yellow, focusing on wellbeing and setting a homework like not other - 16.10.23

Ringshall Children looked wonderful in yellow for 'World mental health awareness day.' We set them the 'Young Minds' and ITV special homework task and discussed lots of ways to support mental health.

A visit from our community engagement officer to talk to the children about his work - 11.10.23

Thank you PC Stefan for coming in and visiting our school to talk about your role as community engagement officer. We look forward to you upcoming visits to talk about internet safety with KS2 and the role of the police with KS1.

The eco-committee complete eco review and present it to the school - 4.10.23

The eco-committee has worked hard over the last few weeks to complete our eco review. The children shared their findings in class assemblies. This year, the eco topics we will work on as a school are biodiversity, healthy living and saving the ocean.

Ringshall school library prepares to celebrate Black History Monday 1.10.23

September has seen us getting back into the swing of all things library based. This October we will be celebrating all things Black History. Ask your child to come explore and check out some books by amazing authors and illustrators and find out their inspiring life stories. Also ask them about the inspiring black historical figures they have been learning about in class.

Ringshall welcomes a new visitor to the school for an RE assembly - 29.9.23

Pastor Ismael and Catherine from Wattisham Baptist Church visited us today to tell the children about how Pastor Ismael discovered his faith while growing up in Pakistan. We also learned some interesting facts about the Pakistan flag.

Reading progress scores for Ringshall in the top 5% of the country - September 2023

Not only was attainment in the KS2 SATs well above national average in all subject areas, recently released progress data shows that our children's progress from starting points was also significantly above the national average too. Year 6 progress results show Ringshall in the top 5% of all schools in the country for reading progress. We were also in the top 25% for Maths progress and the top 40% for Writing progress. Well above the national average in all areas. Well done to all the teachers at Ringshall for the amazing job you do.

Ringshall celebrates European Language Day - 26.9.23

For European Language Day on the 26th Sept, the children did a range of fun language activities, including singing call and response songs in French: 'Alouette' and the Days of the week song in German. Children also listened to a Dutch and Welsh songs. No strictly European but as these countries are very close to our hearts here at Ringshall, some children listened to songs in Nepalese and Fijian!🎶🎵🙂


Ringshall's Eco-Council again achieve Green Flag status - 21.9.23

Well done to the eco-committee and the children of Ringshall School for another eco-friendly year. We have once again achieved Green Flag status as a school!

Unsung Heroes project sees top class Choral Director, Tom Appleton, giving  year 6 a masterclass in singing 18.9.23.

This week Choral Director,Tom Appleton, visited our school to work with the year 6 children to learn our new Unsung Hero Song. Our song, entitled 'Heroes,' was co-written with the year 6 children and professional songwriter Francis Goodhand. What an amazing opportunity to learn from a top class Chorister.

Green Class singing lesson from visiting Trust music lead 

Asset Education music lead visited the school this week to give Green Class an impromptu singing lesson. Mr Gregory was impressed by their singing voices and enthusiasm. Well done Green Class.

Can you spot Mr Gough providing the musical accomiment on his Ukulele?

Ringshall launches new Music curriculum for KS2 based around singing, music theory, music appreciation and playing the Ukulele

This year all children at Ringshall School will learn to play the Ukulele during the 4 years they are in keystage 2. However, new extended music lessons will now focus on Singing skills, music theory, music appreciation (across 6 genres from blues to classical music) as well as instrument tuition. Children will also have the opportunity to perform a song in front of their peers 3 times a year to demonstrate their new found musical skills.

Please sign up for our MyHappyBrain parent app

We really encourage you to make use of the free content on the MyHappyMind parent app so that you can support your child in getting the best out of this wellbeing curriculum. If you have any questions about the  MyHappyMind, please look at our website or contact your class teacher.

To access the parent app just go to: https://myhappymind.org/parent-resources  

and enter your name, email, and authentication code. Your authentication code is 147509. Or scan this QR code to sign up.


MyHappyMind launches at Ringshall 4.9.23

This week every child from reception to year 6 started weekly MyHappyMind sessions. MyHappymind is all based around helping children to understand how their brain works and to

support them in developing positive skills and habits to be their very best selves! Check out our website for more information.


British Values Assembly 7.9.23

Mrs Gooch led an inspiring assembly this week on British Values. She spoke about how Democracy, Rule of Law, Respect, Tolerance and Individual Liberty and why these values are so important. This links in closely with the work we are doing in PSHE, on Mindful Mondays and with MyHappyMind.

Ringshall has signed up to 'Britain Get Talking!'  6.9.23

A homework project designed to help children talk about the hardest subjects on their minds with their parents and carers, helping ease their stress and alleviate their worries. More information to follow.

Year 6 leavers assembly - full of fun and moving moments - 20.7.23

A tear jerker of a year 6 leaving assembly. The highlight for me was the playing and singing of 'Stand by me' on the ukulele's.

Ringshall's performance of Peter Pan wows parents - 18th & 19th July

This year's  school performance of Peter Pan was a huge success! Just under 2 hours of acting and singing - all memorised and leaving not a dry eye in the house. 

Apache Attack Helicopter landing on the school field headlines an incredible careers day at Ringshall School - 18.7.23

The children were treated to the wondrous sight of an Apache Attack helicopter landing on the school field to mark the start of Ringshall School's careers day. Whilst the Apache was the highlight of the day, a fire engine with crew, an ambulance with crew, a tractor with farmer, a flight attendant, local business people, the church, alternative therapists, the police and a horse with riding instructor and others also delighted the children and answered their numerous questions. The children spent the morning asking questions, learning about these jobs and careers, finding out what qualifications they needed to do these jobs and having fun with the firehose. 

Ringshall Primary School.m4a

BBC Suffolk live broadcast from Ringshall School's Careers day

Careers Day makes the paper -19.7.23


School disco fun for all at Ringshall

Friday nights school disco raised lots of money for the school and was a lot of fun too. Lots of dancing, singing and snacks. A great way to end the week.

Year 6 braved the wall at clip and climb to celebrate a memorable year at Ringshall School - 14.7.23

Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their end of term trip to Clip and Climb! Their resilience, self-belief and growing confidence were obvious!

Ringshall working with Stem4 to support mental health and resilience - July 2023

During July our violet class has been taking part in a software trial for Stem4's new resilience programme titled 'bounce not break.'

Stem4 is a charity that supports positive mental health in children and young adults. IT provides mental health information, apps and education. They are also the founders of Youth Mental Health Day. We have been working with them to trial a brand new programme designed to support resilience in children in year 5 and 6. Ringshall were delighted to support this vital work, once again supporting innovative ways to improve young peoples lives.

Sports day 2023 a fun filled success - 12.7.23

When the gates opened for the parents who wished to attend sports day the queue was around the block. The parental support was amazing and this set the tone for a fun filled afternoon of sport and competition. We started off with a round robin set of activities before we moved onto running races around the school running track. Toddles then raced before the Mum's race and Dad's race. The teacher, not to be outdone, raced last of all, which capped a wonderful afternoon of sunshine and sport.

The Eco council have written an new code for the upcoming year 

It's been a busy year for our Eco council. With rewilding, planting trees, monitoring energy use and winning a green flag award. So what better way to finish the year than by creating an inspiring new Eco Code to ensure next year is as green as this year has been. 

SAT success for our Year 6's - 11.7.23

Achieving results in the all test subjects that were well above national averages has capped a wonderful year for our amazing year 6 cohort. We are so proud of our awesome year 6's. They have achieved outcomes that are way above the national average in every test. Aiming for, and achieving, AWESOME! 

Reading - 94% achieved the standard or higher (73% national average).

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling - 88% achieved the standard or higher (72% national average).

Mathematics - 88% achieved the standard or higher (73% national average).

Year 5 and 6 Trip to Great Blakenham Energy and Waste site - 10.7.23

Our Year 5 and 6 children had a great time on a trip to the Energy from Waste site at Great Blakenham. Some of them made a pledge, some tested their leg power and some were even allowed to work the grabbers!

Kooth Webinar on transitions to High School today for Violet chlass - 11.7.23

Violet class took part in a Webinar today about transitions to secondary school from the mental health and wellbeing charity Kooth. Kooth supports young people with their mental health and wellbeing, covering many topics including relationships, exam stress, anxiety and bullying.

A lorry from the Waste and Recycling center visited Ringshall - 7.7.23

Yellow Class enjoyed their visit from the waste and recycling centre! They found out about what can be recycled at home and how the bin lorry works.

Transition Day at Ringshall 4.7.23

Ringshall welcomed the new children who will be joining us in Early Years this September for a visit day today. The children met their classroom team - Miss Margetson and Mrs Steer and had a wonderful time getting to know the school and their new classmates. The rest of the school also moved up to next year's class and next year's teacher today. Even year 6 were getting a preview of life after the summer holidays as many of them were off to secondary school for the day as Stowmarket High and Stowupland High both had their transition days today too.

Ringshall Glory at KS2 Sport Festival 30.6.23

The children from both Blue and Green class have attended a sports festival at Stowmarket High school today. They were a real credit to the school with both their attitude and their behaviour. The year 4 team were amazing and came second out of the 9 schools. Go Ringshall.

Ringshall Pupils attend 'AIM Higher' writing workshop - 30.6.23

AIM Higher workshop was an opportunity for 2 of our year 4 pupils and 2 of our year 5 pupils to work with author Anne Stairmand on their writing skills. They had a wonderful time and were a credit to the school with their excellent learning mindset. 

Violet Class's PSHE visit to Crucial Crew at The Mix - 21.6.27

Violet Class had a great time at Crucial Crew. They learned about fire safety, internet safety, healthy relationships, how to 'save the bees' and a whole lot more during this highly engaging and interactive visit to The Mix in Stowmarket.

The songwriting phase of the 'Unsung Hero project' starts with help from a professional musician

This week (20.6.23) Frances Goodhand, an award winning songwriter, came to our school to work with our year 5's to write a song about Ringshall School. This is part of our Unsung Heroes project. Can’t wait to hear it.

Work starts on replacing all school lights using our environmental grant 21.6.23

We are very excited to announce that work starts today on replacing all our lights to environmentally friendly soft tone, anti-glare lighting that uses motion sensors and light meters to ensure children have optimal lighting conditions to support learning, whilst reducing our electrical power usage. The days of lights being too bright, too harsh or too dim are behind us. Special 'state of the art' anti-glare, warmer lighting is being installed, creating a calm, anxiety reducing environment that benefits all children but especially those children with anxiety or other special education need.

Green class invade Colchester Castle to find out more about their history topic

Green class had a wonderful time on their trip this week (21.6.23) learning all about British History and in particular Roman Britain. 

Year 6 return from the residential trip tired but delighted with their adventure 16.6.23 

Year returned to school a bit tired but full of stories of adventure and friendship. What a great experience for them to have before they leave us for high school. We are so proud of this cohort and know they will thrive in their new schools. 

Ringshall Open day - 15.6.23

It was wonderful to see so many parents at our open day today. We had parents looking around the school and spending time in our EYFS classroom for both September 2023 and 2034 start. We look forward to welcoming many of you to our school soon.

Blue class travel to 'It's Rocket Science' for their school trip - 14.6.23

A wonderful trip to 'It's Rocket Science' took place this week for Blue class. It turns out that rocket science is just a walk in the park for these budding scientists. Lots of learning and fun was had by all.

The Rosetta Stone unlocks the mystery of Hieroglyphics to Ringshall pupils - 14.6.23

Well, indirectly the Rosetta Stone unlocked the secrets of the hieroglyphics for our pupils. More directly it was thanks to Mrs Thorpe. Thank you Mrs Thorpe, our friendly, local Egyptologist, for visiting our school and teaching Blue class about ancient Egypt and showing them how to write with Hieroglyphics.

Virtual Author visit for Red and Orange classes 13.6.23

Red and Orange enjoyed another Author talk thanks to Scholastic.  We were able to listen to the authors of The Inflatables series - Jess Hitch and Beth Garrod taking about their books.

 The renovation of our Wellbeing courtyard gets underway - 12.6.23

We are very excited to have started our project to turn our courtyard into a sensory and wellbeing garden. Helped with a £1,000 grant from Councillor Pratt and Rachel Cattermole from Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils, we intend to make this wonderful space a place of calm and sensory wonder for all the children at the school who need it. It is early days but we already have started painting the walls, adding special flooring, gathering lots of potted plants and we have even installed a waterfall (see image).

Forrest School returns for Summer and the rest of the year too!

Summer term means return to the woods for Red and Orange class. Perfect weather for 'Forest schools' activities this week but we are looking to make 'Forest schools' a year round learning endeavour from now on. Outdoor learning whatever the time of the year.

Break the rules day raising money for the school library - 9.6.23

The children had a wonderful day of breaking the rules to raise money to buy new books for the school library. Hair was coloured, nails were painted and there was not a school uniform insight.  Back for following the rule tomorrow though!

Red and Orange visit Jimmy's Farm - 7.6.23

A wonderful time was had by Early Years and Year 1 on their trip to Jimmy's farm to learn all about animals and linking this to their work in Science.

Netball superstar Maria Lutua Rusivakula visited Ringshall on Monday 5th June 2023

Netballing superstar and member of the Fijian Netball squad that travels to South Africa in a few weeks time to challenge for the 'World Cup,' visited Ringshall to talk to the children in our assembly. She spoke about playing for Fiji on the international stage and why having a growth mindset and putting in hard work is required to be successful in any endeavour. She then answered lots of questions from the children. It was a really inspiring assembly. Thank you for taking the time out of training to come and see us.

Summer Switch off organised by the Ringshall Eco-committee

This Friday (26.5.23), the Eco-Committee has organised a Summer Switch Off at Ringshall School. During the day, the lights, computers and tablets will be switched off in order to save energy and promote outdoor learning!

Green Class dive deep into Roman History 25.5.23

History came to life today in Green class as the classroom was filled with legendaries, centurions, senators, Emperors and Empresses. The idea was to bring their topic work to life and it worked. Lots of fun was had and nobody was thrown to the lions. Phew!

Parents were invited in the afternoon for a History Parent Cafe in the hall. The children enjoyed working with their parents on a range of exciting history activities. 

One of our parents has been selected to play for Fiji in the netball world cup in South Africa

We are excited to let you know that one of our parents has been selected to play for Fiji in the upcoming netball world cup taking place in South Africa in July and August 2023. Ringshall will be cheering on Fiji and Maria Lutua Rusivakula in particular, as they prepare their world cup challenge. The children will be learning what it mean to represent your country on the world stage and we will be encouraging them to support Fiji (and England) during the tournament which takes place over the summer holidays! Come on Fiji! Come on you pearls!!!

Year 5 trip to 'The Hold' for the first part of the Unsung Heroes Project

All year 5 children are going on an exciting trip on Friday the 19th May to ‘The Hold’ in Ipswich. This is part of the ‘Unsung Hero’ project that we, as a school, have signed up to. This is a lottery funded project that involves two exciting phases - archive research and song writing. This visit is a morning of archive research with the project leaders and will then lead to two song writing days in June with a professional composer.

Competition Time has “sailed” into Ringshall library! 

Taking inspiration from the  fantastic Story : “Saving Neverland” by Abi Elphinstone, inspired by Peter Pan, your child is challenged to design a treasure chest or map - First Prize is a Signed Copy of Saving Neverland.

Stowupland head of year 7 visit - 16.5.23

Today the Head of year 7, Mrs Cooke, has visited Ringshall school to meet with our year 6 pupils who are going to Stowupland High School as part of the transition process. It was a great opportunity for her to get to know our pupils and for them to ask any questions they might have.

Year 6 SATs week

This week (May 9th to 12th) has been SATs week for our incredible year 6’s. We are so proud of them and the work they have put into preparing for these tests. We now have to wait for the results but one thing is for sure, each and every one of them has done themself and the school proud. Well done year 6.

Ukulele Club again provides the music in singing assembly - 12th May 2023

To celebrate the end of SATs week the Ukulele club again wowed the rest of the school by playing the music for two songs in the Singing assembly. Well done to all the children in the Ringshall Ukulele club as they did an awesome job of providing the music to 'Rockin all over the world' and 'The Wellerman' in today's singing assembly. What a performance!

Mental Health Week at Ringshall School - 17.5.23

We kicked off 'Mental Health Awareness Week' this morning with an assembly by Mr Gough. This years theme is Anxiety so we learnt what Anxiety feels like, how to describe it and strategies to manage it. Using our Zones of Regulation we are going to focus on our continuing efforts to develop our emotional vocabulary this week. Being able to describe how you feel is the first step to being able to regulate your emotions.

Ringshall wears Red, White and Blue to celebrate the King's Coronation

Ringshall celebrated the King's Coronation with a range of fun activities today (4.5.23). Including a special coronation meal, a non uniform day and a host of activities such as reading events, craft activities and the singing of the coronation song and the national anthem. 

A fun afternoon for parents and children at yellow classes Maths Cafe - 2.5.23

Another successful maths cafe. This time for our yellow class parents and children. Parents came to school and worked with their children on a range of mathematical problems and the children loved showing them their maths skills. Thank you parents for coming, it was great to see so many of you.

Ringshall welcomes operatic stars to assembly 27.4.23

What a wonderful Thursday we had, when Maciej (Pianist) and Lusine (Soprano) performed some amazing operatic arias and musical theatre songs for us. We played the beat and rhythms and joined Lusine to sing one of the songs! Magical!🎶🎵

Ringshall makes the newspaper again

Mr Gough was quoted numerous times in an article for the East Anglia Daily Times which talked about rural schools and why they were such exciting places to learn. Click on the image and have a read yourself.


Parish Council visit Ringshall Eco-Council

The Eco-Council enjoyed learning all about the Oaks Meadows, an inspiring local project which aims to provide a community space to celebrate nature. Thank you to Terry Betchley of Combs parish council and Desiree Shelly, chair of trustees, for coming to visit us this afternoon.

Ringshall school to take part in the 'Unsung Heroes' Music Project  

Ringshall is excited to announce that we will be taking part in the unsung heroes music project. The aim of the project is to engage children with their local heritage by developing skills in archive research, songwriting and performance. How exciting!

Best of all the children who take part will be working with a composer to write music in a 'songwriting workshop.' There are also opportunities to take part in a multi-school choir and perform a concert at Snape as part of the 10 year anniversary of Britten Pears Arts’ Friday Afternoons project.

Mindful Monday launches at Ringshall School 17.4.23

Today Ringshall launches 'Mindful Monday!' Our new wellbeing day that replaces Wellbeing Wednesday. 'Mindful Monday' includes the mindful minute, yoga club, the daily mile, a Lyfta Empathy assembly and Zones of Regulation work.

Virtual author visit to celebrate Autism Awareness week - 29.3.23

As part of Autism Awareness week, Red & Orange Class listened to Neurodiversity Ambassador, Christine McGuiness, read her new story 'Amazing me, Amazing you!' Orange Class also enjoyed being illustrators drawing a scene from the story!

Blue Class enjoyed a visit from 'Retune Wellbeing' - 24.3.23

A musical afternoon was had by Blue class with a focus on wellbeing and developing resilience. The children discussed ways to keep their wellbeing in tune. Thank you for filling our classroom with song, positivity and joy!

The book fair arrives at Ringshall for a full week of book bargains - 22.3.23

We are excited to announce that for a week we have the book fair in school. Parents are invited to join their children after school to see whats on offer and maybe purchase a book or two.

Yellow and Green class went on their school trip to Felixstow - 22.3.23

Both classes had an amazing time exploring the local area on their Geography themed school trip. They clearly enjoyed being besides the seaside. 

Violet parent attend their children's Maths Cafe - 21.3.23

Violet Class held a 'maths cafe' where the children could show off their amazing maths skills to parents! We have some very competitive parents who were very keen to share their maths skills in return!

Ringshall celebrates world poetry day

World Poetry Day (March 21st). We will be encouraging all our children to get lost in a “world of pure imagination and some truly revolting rhymes” with all the fantastic poetry we have on offer in the school library. The children also had a go at their own poems.

Three of Ringshalls best writers attend the AIM higher writing course - 21.3.23

Three of our pupils attended an A.I.M Higher writing course at Chilton Hall Primary School, led by author Matt Beighton. The children had a wonderful day and brought back lots of lovely ideas which they shared at a reading assembly.

Another visit from local artist Nicholette - 17.3.23

Sowing the seeds of love with Yellow Class: Friend of the class Nicholette braved the rain to visit us today.  She talked to the children about her work with rare and endangered plants.  The children then went out into the wet to plant wildflower seeds - just the right weather!

Ringshall turns red to celebrate Red Nose day - 17.3.23

The whole school wore red to help raise money for all the charities that benefit from Red Nose Day. What an amazing day. However, we didn't forget why we were doing this and there was lots of discussion around the work of the amazing charities that are supported by Comic Relief. 

Science Week celebrations across Ringshall School - 10th to 19th March 2023

A week of investigations and experiments across the school as Ringshall celebrates Science week. The children also investigated different types of careers working in science.

Ringshall made the newspaper for world book day celebrations 13.3.23

This week's East Anglia Daily Times features pictures of our amazing world book day celebrations. Grap a copy or see it on our twitter feed.

School visit from Mrs. Oldfield who works for Mid-Suffolk District Council - 13.3.23

Talking Rubbish in Yellow Class!  On Friday, we had a visit from Mrs. Oldfield who works for Mid-Suffolk District Council.  She taught us all about the 3-rs: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle.  In the afternoon, we re-used our cardboard recycling to make fantastic pictures.

Exciting 'Design a dragon' competition running in school  9.3.23

Don't forget we have our design a dragon competition running to win a signed book by Cressida Cowell ! We have had some great entries in so far, keep them coming in you still have 2 weeks!

Parents evening - you can now book through Arbor

This Springs 'parents evening' time slots can be booked over Arbor. You have been sent some instructions on how to do this but please don't hesitate to contact the office if you need any help. Parents evening will take place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday the 30th March.

Blue Class invites parents in for their Maths Cafe - 6.3.23

An afternoon of maths problems and reasoning tasks ensured both children and parents used their maths skills and developed their maths vocabulary during Green Classes Maths cafe. It is always fun getting parents into school to work with the children. We hope the parents enjoyed it as much as the children. Violets Maths Cafe next!

World Book day celebrations at Ringshall 2.3.23

A day full of dressing up and exploring books, stories and characters took place on World Book day. A fun day that was all about developing a love of reading. The theme this year was fairy tales and this sparked a lot of debate about what actually is a fairy tale.

A week full of virtual author visits as part of the World Book Day celebrations -27.2.23

Classes across Ringshall enjoyed a number of virtual author visits this week, brought to us by Scholastic. This was great fun and the children learned a lot about how authors and illustrators work. The highlight was possibly the illustrator, Axel Scheffler, reading from his version of the traditional fairytale "The Three Little Pigs" and Julia Donaldson reading "The Baddies"- a modern fairytale.

Victory in our long running fight to ensure our service families get the bus pass they are entitled to 17.2.23

We is delighted to announce that the council have finally agreed to our demands to re-assess the route from Wattisham Airbase to Ringshall School. They did this during half term and, as we told them the would, they found sections of the route dangerous. This means that pupils living on or around the base can now apply for a bus pass on safety grounds.  

Quotes from the article in the East Anglian Daily Times which reported our victory;

Rachel Hood, Cabinet Member for Education, SEND and Skills, said: “It is good news that a positive outcome has been found and eligible children will now receive free bus travel to school.  

Maria Rusivakula’s four-year-old son was among the children from Wattisham Airfield who were turned away from the bus last week. “We’re going to be here for a couple of years, and this is really going to help my son’s independence.” 

“This is wonderful news,” said Mr Gough. “Families will now be able to apply for a bus pass on safety grounds.” 

Front page news - Our fight for a bus pass for our families living on or near the base has made the newspaper. 11.2.23

It's been a week of hard campaigning at Ringshall School. We have been in contact with many high profile figures in the community, the council and the army to support our campaign to get the route from the Flying Station to Ringshall school declared unsafe. If this happens then our children will get the bus pass they need and are entitled to. 

Our local MP, the head of the local authority and the defence minister are among the many influential figures we have contacted to support our cause. And now we have made the paper with a front page headline and a wonderfully supportive double page spread. If this doesn't help the council to see reason, I don't know what will.

Ellie Stones - Wildlife photographer and filmmaker - visits Ringshall school to inspire pupils 9.2.23

Today we had a visit from ex-pupil turned wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Ellie. She told us all about her love of pangolins and her trips to Uganda to film the wonderful conservation work going on there to protect this amazing, endangered creature. Children asked lots of questions and learned lots about a career in conservation. 

Eco council create pop up shop to sell second hand clothes and highlight the issue of clothing waste - 8.2.23

The Eco-Committee joined in with the 'Cut Your Carbon' campaign to raise awareness of climate issues. They spread their vital message in class assemblies and chose to hold a pop-up-shop to promote reusing clothing in order to reduce waste. 

Ringshall's Reading Champions launch our 'Readathon' 7.2.23

Our Reading Champions were delighted to launch  'Readathon': our sponsored read which will lead up to World Book Day on 2nd March. Some of the money raised will go towards new books for the school library. Let's get reading!

Ringshall Children take part in the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch 

Orange Class did the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch on Monday 6th Feb  with Red class. We had made fat balls with seeds and mealworms last week to encourage more birds to the school.  We certainly heard quite a few and eventually saw them too!

Year 2 publish their own book - 'Outlines and Islands.' 6.2.23

Yellow class have written a book based on their visit from a local artist - Nicolette. It's over 50 pages long, although there are lots of pictures.

Not yet available in all good book shops!

Local artist visits Ringshall to inspire the children's imagination - 27.1.23

Outlines & Islands was the theme of the day, the children thought about what makes them who they are.  They drew round themselves to create a silhouette and turned this into their very own island!

We were very lucky to have a visit from local artist Nicholette who worked with the year 2 children in connection with this term's theme of coasts.

Ringshall to celebrate Numbers Day again this year - 3.2.23

On Friday 3rd February 2023, Ringshall School will be celebrating the NSPCC Number Day. We would like each child to come to school dressed to represent their favourite number. This number can be decorated and can be a number that we use in England (Hindi and Arabic originally) or a number from a different culture, such as a Persian number, an Indian number or even a Roman numeral! Our collective numbers will form part of the learning during the day.

Ringshall register for the Arts Quality Mark - 26.1.23

Today Ringshall took the exciting step of registering for the Artsmark. Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. We want the children at Ringshall to benefit from an education full of creative, artistic and cultural opportunities.  The process can take up to two years and requires a full commitment for the school. We are looking forward to this exciting journey.

Reading champions take part in our weekly Reading Assembly - 23.1.23

Our Reading Champions were in action in today's assembly: talking about and recommending books. You would not have thought it was their first time! We're very proud of them.

Ringshall celebrates diversity in science - W/C 23.1.23

This week all ringshall pupils will be watching videos and discussing diversity in science related jobs. A Scientist Just Like Me is an educational programme designed to raise awareness of diversity in science-related jobs and to provide illustrated examples of a wide range of science-based careers. It consists of a series of short videos and slides, each one ‘telling the story’ of a particular scientist or person working in a science-related job.

Ringshall send pupils to the Asset Maths Excellence Day - 24.1.23

Two children from Violet Class had a fantastic time at the ASSET Maths Excellence Day today, which took place at Castle Hill primary school! They took part in numerous activities and challenges and mixed with other children who also have a love of learning maths. 

Bikeability comes to Ringshall - W/C 16.1.23

The children who took part had a wonderful time and the feedback from the bikeability team was that our children were keen, enthusiastic, polite and a real credit to the school.



The vikings are coming! 13.12.22 

Blue Class had some extra special visitors on Wednesday. Our Viking friends answered questions and demonstrated how Vikings wore their armor.

Christmas online safety from internet matters

This festive season, set your child up for online safety that lasts the whole year. Whether you’re gifting a new device or one that’s new-to-them, make sure you set it up before you wrap it up with step-by-step guides and a personalised online safety plan from internet matters.

Explore their guidance in the link below to gift yourself peace of mind as they play and share in new and different ways over the holidays.

https://www.internetmatters.org/childrens-online-safety-this-festive-season

Christmas Fayre, Christmas jumper day and our Christmas dinner this Wednesday - 13.12.22

This year will see the return of our German Christmas Market styled 'Christmas Fayre.' Parents are invited to join us from 2.45 or arrive at the usual pick up time of 3.15 if you prefer. Wrap up warm as it will be outside again this year as we are modelling it on the traditional German Christmas Markets. Wednesday will also be our Christmas jumper day (wear something festive if you don't have one) and our Christmas meal. Hopefully Santa will also make an appearance if we have all been good.

Aladdin comes to Ringshall - Christmas Panto - 13.12.22

We are so excited to welcome the Tickled Pink Theatre Company to Ringshall School. They will perform the pantomime Aladdin for all our children in our school hall. This will be a real highlight of our Christmas celebrations this week. 

Early Years and Keystage 1 dazzle parents with wonderful nativity performance - 12.12.22

A packed hall of parents saw our Early Years children perform the nativity, accompanied by a choir from Years 1 and 2. A wonderful way to kick of Christmas week in school.

Full wrap around care launches at Ringshall

From January 2023 we have the pleasure of adding an After School Club to our existing Breakfast Club. We are now able to offer full wrap around care.  After School Club will run until 5.30pm Monday to Friday (term time only) £8 per session. Children will be supplied with a drink, fruit and sandwiches. Breakfast club will run from 7.30am Monday to Friday (term time only). £5 per session. Children will be supplied with a drink, fruit and toast (with butter and a topping). Bookings will need to be made on a half term basis.

Ringshall to take part in cutting edge learning research 5.12.22

Ringshall school have joined forces with the EEF (Education Endowment Foundation), Birkbeck University of London, The Behaviour Insight Team and NatCen Social Research in a computer based learning activity research project developed by neuroscience and education experts. It aims to help children think carefully about difficult concepts in maths and science. The children will be working with the software over the coming weeks. We are very excited to be involved in this important work. 

Open Day at Ringshall announced for parents of children starting in September 2023

Monday 5th December 1:30-3pm

An open day at Ringshall School for families of children starting school in September 2023. 

You and your child can meet our Early Years classroom team, take part in a range of fun activities, ask any questions you have and look around our wonderful school.

For more information call 01273 658307

Blue class go all Christmassy for their Parent cafe - 1.12.22

Blue Class read The Grinch at their parents cafe, then they thought of gifts we can all give to others. We then enjoyed making decorations for the classroom too. Thank you to all of the adults who could share the afternoon with us today. 

Visitors come to school to bring the Christmas story to life -2.12.22

Yellow Class had some surprise visitors on Friday during RE, including a baby!  We were learning about the Christmas story and had help from Mrs. Finch and baby Rosa, Mrs. Green, and a shepherd who looked an awful lot like Mr. Green.

Christmas reading drive hits Ringshall - 1.12.22

Here at Ringshall we believe that Christmas means more opportunities for developing a love of reading. Christmas reading displays have sprung up in the library and around school. Christmas reading activities are happening in class and class books will take on a Christmas theme. Please read at home with your children over the festive period.

Virtual author visit for Red and Orange - 29.11.22

Storytime with a twist with Orange and Red Class when listening to the 'Three Billy Goats Gruff' read by the author and illustrator- Jon Klasson and Mac Barnett through Scholastic Schools Live. The Troll had a bit of a shock when the 3rd goat arrived!

Yellow class host parents for a art themed reading cafe - 25.11.22

Children and parents had lots of fun with paint and leaves this Thursday afternoon for their leaf painting activity after enjoying their book.  The results were very creative!

Orange Class parents come to school for a science themed reading cafe - 23.11.22

Orange class shared their love of books with their parents as well as showing them how to be Investigative Scientists to find suitable materials for Traction Man to survive in the Depths of the Frozen Freezer! The substitute 'Traction man' potatoes kept nice and warm thanks to some impressive scientific thinking.

Ringshall Celebrates Anti-Bullying week - 14 to 18.11.22

This week all classes at Ringshall School took time to talk about bullying. We linked it to our recent Trauma informed work and our Zones of Regulation learning and discussed how bullying felt. The idea was to help develop empathy with a bullying victim as you can't be a bully if you are able to empathise. Lots of discussion and activities took place and we all learnt a lot.

School trip to Wattisham museum - 14.11.22

Violet class really enjoyed their trip to Wattisham Airbase. They learned about the history of the airbase from someone whose family owned the land it was built on. The museum had some fascinating displays to look at but they were most excited to look at a Phantom aircraft and a rebuilt Hawker Hunter jet!

Green class welcome parents in for their reading cafe

Children and parents both loved this weeks reading cafe. The children and their parents listened to a book read by Mrs Gooch and then worked together on a number of activities relating to the book. It was a wonderful afternoon finished of with coffee and a biscuit for the parents.

Times Table Rock Stars - 10.11.22

We're excited to to announce that Ringshall School will be taking part in the times tables rockstars England Rocks competition for Maths Week England! 

Find out more here: https://ctt.ec/tc15U+

Parents evening this week - 8th and 9th November 2022

For the first time since COVID we are having a face to face parent meeting in school. Whilst Google meets were great, nothing beats a face to face conversation. Teacher will talk about how well your child is doing in each subject and what they need to improve. If you can't make these dates please contact the office and we will arrange an alternative.

Swimming lessons for year 6 start - 4.11.22

Year 6 are to start their swimming lessons on the 4th November at the Garrison Pool. They are all very excited to get in the pool and develop their swimming skills.

New word art feature created for Ringshall School by PPG Stowmarket 1.11.22

Not only have they painted our school for free but PPG Stowmarket have also donated a wonderful piece of word art to the school. Created in the form of a tree, this beautiful piece of word art is made up for our core values and curriculum driver statements. It will have pride and place in our hall. Thank you PPG.

PPG Stowmarket paint Ringshall School for Free - 1.11.22

Thank you PPG for painting our school for free over the half term break. Top quality paint and volunteers were provided by PPG, who then gave up their time to give Ringshall School a makeover. The results are amazing. Thank you PPG Stowmarket.

Bulb planting in the community 20.10.22

Just before half term, some of the children were delighted to take part in bulb planting at Ringshall Village Hall. As you can see, they loved it!



Wild East and Ringshall Primary making a difference for nature

Ringshall is going to help Wild East on their mission to create more wild spaces for nature and us! Education Lead, Kate (formerly Miss Jackson!), visited todays assembly  (10.10.22) to generate excitement about our project with Blue Class, and get the whole school buzzing about helping wildlife AND winning some great prizes!

Ringshall School is pledging to rewild over 20% of our land. Why not do the same? Go to wildeast.co.uk and pledge your 20% to their Map of Dreams. It doesn’t matter whether you have a huge garden or a windowsill, Wild East and Ringshall want to support our families to help create more corridors of wild spaces for nature across the East.

Online Safety Webinar for Parents emailed home today - 7.10.22

Today we have sent out a link to a webinar that took place last night. It is a parent's guide to online safety. It's not appropriate for children to watch but it contains valuable information for parents. 

The webinar lasts about 50 minutes and is really worth the time investment for the insight it provides. Rest assured we are addressing online safety in school at an age appropriate level but I know you will also want the latest information on how you can do this at home. 

Keeping our children safe in this digital age is challenging but achievable and being forewarned is to be forearmed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpFspt6fgfg

Ringshall is taking part in the Take 10 reading event

Next Monday (10th October) we will be taking part in 'Take 10.' This event is in association with the Literacy Trust and in support of World Mental Health Day. The goal is to encourage children to read for 10 minutes and then inspire them to continue this every day. 


We would like to take this opportunity to re-emphasise the importance of reading at home, and suggest we all take 10 minutes out of your day, every day, as 'reading for pleasure' time.


Ringshall to take part in the Big Anti-Bullying assembly for the second year in a row! 3.10.22

This Monday the children will be taking part in the 2022 Big assembly to encourage young people to Stand Up to and Speak Out About Bullying. We have a zero tolerance attitude to bullying at Ringshall School and we expect all our children to follow our 'Be Kind' core value at all times. There is no place for Bullying at Ringshall school so if it happens here we must speak out and tackle it immediately. 

Ringshall goes Green - 30.9.33

This week we have gone green (well our newsletter has) to celebrate our Green Flag award. 

Please go the Green Flag page on our website to find our more details about the Green Flag award.


Ringshall School has been awarded the coveted Eco-Schools Green Flag award 28.9.22. 

I am so proud to let you know that pupils at Ringshall Primary School have earned an international accreditation, recognising their amazing work in making our school more environmentally friendly and raising eco-awareness in fellow pupils. 

This is not an easy award to achieve and our Eco Council, led by Mrs Forrest, has worked incredibly hard to achieve this honour. From micro forests to the glitter ban, Ringshall School has made a strong commitment to tackling climate change.

New books for our library 28.9.22

The Ringshall school library has had a huge re-order and restock. Our school librarian (Mrs Jones), our school reading advocate (Mrs Steer) and our Trust reading advocate (Mrs Hamilton) have spent a day restocking and re-ordering our library. Our wonderful library is now full of books to inspire and promote a love of reading and stories for all our children. 

Ringshall School invests in state of the art new internet system 26.9.22

A brand new state of the art internet system is being installed today at Ringshall school. Together with the Chromebooks bought last year, the IT infrastructure for our children must now be one of the best in the country.

£1,000 of funding to develop a Wellbeing garden at Ringshall School

We have found out today (23.9.22) that we have been generously gifted £1,000 to develop a Wellbeing garden at Ringshall School. Councillor Pratt and Rachel Cattermole from Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Councils have arranged this for our school and we look forward to showing them the results. Thank you for your generosity. 

Welcome this year's crop of trainee teachers to Ringshall

Ringshall School is proud of its ongoing support for the SCITT programme and the part we play in the development of the next wave of teachers into our profession. Last year we took on and helped train 2 SCITT trainees and one undergraduate trainee. This year we have two undergraduate trainees starting with us this September, they will remain with us for the year, and we are hoping to take on at least one SCITT trainee as well. 

Zones of Regulation launches at Ringshall School

When you have a moment this week, please ask your child about ‘Zones of Regulation.’ This is something we have introduced to school this year (September 2022) to help children develop their emotional vocabulary. Research shows that children, and adults, are better able to regulate and manage their emotions if they have the vocabulary to describe their feelings accurately. The first step to emotion control is recognising your emotions and verbalising them. For more information look online or ask your child.

Ringshall School - aiming to achieve Trauma Informed school status

Ringshall School has set its sights on achieving Trauma Informed School Status. Trauma informed inspired thinking and practice already run through our school like a golden thread. Our values, our behaviour policy, our nurture practices, our wellbeing activities and our curriculum are influenced by trauma informed practice but we wish to further embed it and celebrate, hence the intention to achieve the official award. Watch this space for more information. If you would like to learn more about Trauma Informed practice, see our website or look online.

Lyfta assemblies to support Wellbeing Wednesday

We are moving our weekly Lyfta assemblies to a Wednesday from September 2022 to further boost our Wellbeing Wednesday offering. Wellbeing Wednesday already focuses on a range of activities to promote pupil wellbeing, such as the daily mile, mindful minute, wellbeing time, wellbeing conversations and wellbeing tips. Now Lyfta assembles will take place each Wednesday helping to develop the children's Empathy and understanding of other cultures and experiences. This is in line with our core value of being kind and our curriculum driver - celebrating diversity.

Funded Tag Rugby after school club to launch

We are delighted to let you know that we are funding a sports coach to take a new after school sports club on a Monday after school. 

This club will be fully funded by the school. For the Autumn term it will be a Tag Rugby Club.


The club will be open to boys and girls but limited to KS2. The first session will be on Monday 26th September. Numbers are limited and therefore places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you don’t get a place we still have our Premier Sports paid for clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday: Football - 15:15-16:15 - Years 1-6 Wednesday : Gymnastics - 15:15-16:15 - Years 1-6

Ringshall to celebrate Roald Dahl Day 13.9.22

Roald Dahl was one of the best children’s authors of all time and to commemorate him and his achievements, Roald Dahl Day happens every year on his birthday. Ringshall school will be celebrating the magic that he brought and continues to bring to children everywhere by taking part in a number of activities, the most important of which will be reading his wonderful stories.


Weekly Ukulele lessons for all of KS2 starts this week (14.9.22)

We are delighted to now be able to offer every child in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 weekly ukulele lessons as part of our music curriculum. We are proud that we can now say that by the time every child leaves Ringshall School, at the end of year 6, they will have had up to 4 years of ukulele lessons. Miss Parker will be teaching year 3 and a specialist music teacher will be teaching years 4, 5 and 6. The school will provide ukuleles for all lessons but to practice at home you will need to purchase your own.

Army Welfare Service to launch a STEM club at Ringshall School 

The AWS at Wattisham Flying station have kindly offered to run a weekly STEM club for all children at Ringshall School. The “DISCOVERERS” STEM CLUB will run on Tuesdays 1230hrs-1300hrs and will start on September 13th. All are welcome. 

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.

Trauma Informed reading and training for all staff

Every child facing member of staff has been given a copy of the book 'The body keeps the score' to read in the summer holidays. This book details the latest research and thinking in mental health and trauma informed practice. The headteacher is currently doing a diploma in Trauma Informed practice and will be using that learning to train staff during the September staff training day. Also, all staff meetings in the first Autumn half term will have an element of Trauma Informed CPD training.

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 https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/ringshall

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.


For details of the courses, and to book, visit premier-education.com 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; https://info.nationalonlinesafety.com/safer-internet-day

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 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

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 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