Welcome to Richardson Endowed Primary School

Class 3


Wow! Class R had some very special visitors today! We found 2 smooth newts in our outdoor area. How fantastic that we have amazing wildlife visiting us- we are very lucky! We are now going to use these visitors to inspire learning. 

See if you can find out some facts about smooth newts and comment below. 

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A special Mother's Day service


Thank you so much to the ten members of our SING group who performed at the Mother's Day service at church this morning.  

You all sang beautifully and made us all very proud.

We hope you've enjoyed the rest of your day.  Thank you for sharing your time with us this morning.


World Book Day 2018


It may have been a week later than planned - but we all had great fun dressing up as book characters today.  Thank you for all of the beautiful costumes and ideas about books and stories.  What a great day we've had!




Book Fair 2018

Book fair

A very BIG thank you to all the children, parents, grandparents, carers, teaching assistants and teachers who attended our travelling book fair over the last week.  It was wonderful to feel the buzz and excitement for the books on the shelves.  The children's faces were full of smiles as they glanced over all of the books that were on offer.  For some children it was very hard to choose which one to have and for some they zoomed in for the book they had had their eye on for a while!

As you can see from our poster, from our sales, we have been able to choose nearly £500 worth of brand new books for the children to enjoy in school - BRILLIANT!


If your child didn't get chance to visit the book fair this time, then they will have been given a £1 book voucher towards the cost of a book at your local book shop today.  The details on where you can spend the voucher are on the back of it.

Just a reminder that tomorrow we will be dressing up.......

World book day

Look forward to seeing you in your costumes tomorrow for World Book day - Smalley style!

Thank you!

Letters and Sounds phase 6

With Mr Barwise, the children have been learning about the 'o' phoneme after a letter w and how often it's spelt with an 'a':Image



Children with Mrs Reckless have been starting to practise some dictionary skills.  Here are a few fun games to try:






Miss Tulley to the rescue!

Look at the photo I received from Miss Tulley today!  Can you guess what it is and where it has come from?




It's from the water feeder that our chickens drink from!  Miss Tulley has been keeping a special eye on the hens at her house and also on the water situation.  The chickens must have fresh water at all times and these containers had frozen solid twice today.  Miss Tulley has emptied and then refilled them with warm water. Thank you Miss Tulley, you're a Super Chicken Carer and the hens love you for it! xx

Here's one of my favourite photographs from warmer times!


Happy hens!

Brrrrrr! I hope that you have all enjoyed the snow today. It has been very, very cold... because of the forecast the school hens have been staying at my house so that I can regularly check their water and feed. Today they have had a big bowl of spaghetti to warm them up 😋 and some fresh (warm!) water. It was too cold for the chickens to have some exercise outside of their coop but they still got chance to experience the snow when they pecked it off my wellies! 


Oxford Owl


Calling all Parents and Carers,

 To celebrate WORLD BOOK DAY and as a reminder of this super resource - here is a link to Oxford Owl, which allows you to read and share 250 free online books, ranging from age 3 up to age 11.

All you need to do is register (join us) with an email address  (this is free) and then follow the link to the ebooks; lots of the books have fun, helpful activities to enjoy too.

Please click on the link to register:




Let us know what you think by commenting below - did you find it useful?

Happy reading!



World Book Day Snow Day! Keystage 2

Please feel free to follow these links to a variety of World Book Day activities for our KS2 children.

Download T2-e-4723-ks2-world-book-day-crossword-english_ver_2

Download T2-t-10000044-ks2-world-book-day-design-a-book-craft-english_ver_1

Download T2-t-10000046-ks2-world-book-day-word-cloud-colouring-page-english

Download T2-e-4725-ks2-world-book-day-word-search-english


Mr Redgrave

Snow Challenges!

Can you think creatively and solve the following challenges? 

 Design a new vehicle that can travel through snow. 

Build different size/denisity snowballs and measure their melt times. 

Feed the Birds - in the snowy weather they need food. Try to hang food and put some on the ground so you can see which are ground feeders. Spend time identifying birds - they are lot easier to see against the snowy background. Sketch the birds, so you can identify them later at school (if no access to bird books or internet). Spend 30 mins watching the birds, count them, plot bar charts etc. 

101 creative uses of a sledge 

What is the best shape for a snow house. You want to build a snow house, but it takes a lot of time and a lot of snow. What shape house should you build to get the most floor area for the least amount of effort? What other ideas do you have? If you could build it against a wall (i.e. one side already made for you) what shape would you build? 

 Be creative and answer any of the 5 challenges above. Post pictures/comments as answers.