Welcome to Richardson Endowed Primary School

Class 1

Afternoon tea with my Mummy!

How wonderful to welcome our Mummies and special ladies to our afternoon tea today.

We wanted to say a special thank you for all that you do, each and every day.

Mummies and other special ladies in our lives, including Grannies and Aunties, were treated to some lovely singing, presentation of special work, a poem, a gift of flowers and piano music.  Our special guests also enjoyed freshly baked scones, baked with our own Smalley eggs (thank you Mrs Mason), shortbread with strawberries (thank you Mrs Straw), freshly baked cakes (thank you Mrs Pace) and of course plenty of hugs and time to chat.  The children enjoyed their freshly baked biscuits made by our kitchen staff - thank you.

Thank you so much everyone for coming - it was really super to see you all. If you were unable to make it, we hope you enjoyed your special gifts.

Happy Mother's Day xx



Phase 6 prefixes

In Letters and Sounds, phase 6 is all about prefixes!

The children impressed me with how many 'un' words they could remember and think of. Well done children! Can you remember what 'un' and 're' do to a word?

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Over the next week, we will be exploring the prefix 'dis' and 'pre'. 

Reading for Life!

During Book Week 2017, special assemblies were held with lots of special guests. Our guests included Lucy Truman, who came to speak to the children on Tuesday about her work as an illustrator. Lucy also gave a masterclass to Class 4, where they designed some beautiful book covers. On Wednesday Tess, Oliver and Iris spoke about their favourite books, visiting Heanor library and making bookmarks. On Thursday, we welcomed Mr Huntington, who is the headteacher at Heanor Gate Science College; he came to read his favourite children's book 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson. Our very own Dr Shelton shared her wonderful book that she had written as part of her studies - she spoke to the children about everyone having the potential to write a book and that everyone has a book inside them  

On Friday, we held a special whole school assembly where each class shared the work they had been doing. 

Thank you to everyone who visited our school and to everyone who shared their work during our assemblies this week. 


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Book Week - Teacher Swap

As part of our book week in school, we held a teacher swap! Teachers went into other year groups to share their love of reading. This was enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.



What a brilliant first day to Book Week! Here are Class 1 talking about why they love reading! 

Why we love reading... from Miss Tulley on Vimeo.


Plants plants plants!

Class 1 have had a brilliant week launching into our new topic 'Plants'. We have been exploring capacity and measuring in maths using dried beans and we have started work on one of our focus stories, Jack and the Beanstalk. We have also started our classroom garden which features: runner beans, sunflowers, a hyacinth, daffodils and grape hyacinths. We water and check them daily and have already had some flowers opening! As well as this we have been enjoying our new garden centre role play!  IMG_1778 IMG_1779 IMG_1780

PSHE with Mrs Evans

IMG_0253Our whole class activity today was 'pass the magic mirror '. Each member of the class held up the mirror so they could see their reflection. They were then asked ' What is so special in the mirror? ' They then shared with everyone what makes them special. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Plant art!

Take a look at Class 1's beautiful artwork that they have been working on today. We used a variety of beans and seeds to create these lovely pieces of art. I wonder if Class 1 children can remember some of the bean and seed names? :-)  IMG_1736

Visitor to Class 1!

Class 1 had a special visitor today as part of their 'Animals' topic... Miss Tulley's pet tortoise Hamilton Button came in to stay in Class 1 for a few days. Hamilton had a busy time taking a tour of Class 1 and letting all of the children feel his shell. The children asked lots of questions about Hamilton so that they could write about him. Hamilton also spent the afternoon in Class 2 so that the children could draw him in their Art lesson. 

Can you remember any facts about Hamilton? 


Class 1 authors!

I think we have some budding authors in Class 1! Over the past few weeks the children have been enjoying Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book which Iris kindly brought in for us. Each day we read a chapter and we've been closing our eyes and imagining the story in our heads. Reading a longer book has inspired some children to write their own books in their spare time. This week Toby shared one of his books about a dinosaur that he had written and illustrated. It had some rather exciting characters in, including 'invisible man'!

Keep up that love of reading and writing Class 1! Well done :-)