Welcome to Richardson Endowed Primary School
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I would like to extend a very warm welcome to our school website. We are incredibly proud of the site which is very interactive and lets us keep you up to date with what's going on around our school, as well as letting you comment and get involved.

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What’s in the special suitcase?

Today in Class R we learnt the ‘s’ sound - what can you see in the special suitcase that starts with ‘sssssss’?


Letters and Sounds - information for grown ups

Today, the children and I looked at the characters in the Oxford Reading Tree books, we will meet them lots in our reading books:

ORT characters

Please look below for the videos that I mentioned in your child's reading diary today. I have also attached a downloadable booklet informing you about the progression in Letters and Sounds - usually in Class R children work on phase 2, 3 and 4 as the year progresses.  Letters and Sounds is the programme we use to teach your child synthetic phonics which helps your child to read and spell. Please, if you have any questions, contact us through the agreed channels - thank you.








Download Phonics A guide for parents

Our very first week at BIG school



Making friends, making precious memories, learning lots...




We can't wait for next week!  

See you soon!

Our investigation

Will our boats FLOAT or SINK?

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Our Tree (well bush) of Hope

In our Reception outdoor zone we have a beautiful bush which grows throughout the different seasons.  We have decorated it with our rainbow handprints.  This is our Tree of Hope.  Each class in school has a Tree of Hope in their classroom as part of our reconnection programme.  We will enjoy looking at ours each day.



Whilst children are away, mice will play!

Children look what I have found these cheeky mice doing!  


Just to let you know that they are all safe with me for the weekend - they are all tucked up in bed now after a very busy first week!

See you on Monday!

PTFA - Annual General Meeting

The PTFA will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 23rd September 2020 at 7.30 pm via Zoom.

If any parent, carer or grandparent would like to join the meeting or find out more about being involved with the PTFA then please email the school office on info@richardson.derbyshire.sch.uk by Monday 21st September 2020 for the meeting details.



Our first Welly Wednesday together!

Oh what fun! Thank you children.



Your first full day at BIG school!




Mrs Evans and I will be waiting for you at the YELLOW entrance at 9.15 this morning - we can't wait to see you all again as you start your first full day at BIG school!  

Remember to bring your mouse as I bet they can't wait to meet everyone too!








Welcome to our new children starting in Class R!

What a gorgeous week in Class R!  

This week we welcomed our brand new starters to come and look at their brand new learning space and have chance to meet some of the special adults at our school.  A small group came each day to meet Mrs Evans and myself, they also met Mrs Mason (Our Headteacher), Mrs Straw (our teaching assistant), Mrs Hull (our teaching assistant) and Mrs Harrison (our mid-day supervisor).  All of the children made us so proud as they could not wait to come and find out more about their school; we chose our own very special school mouse who will join each child on their Reception journey. We made mouse hats, shared nursery rhymes, counted, drew and explored our learning zones, as well as ate our dinner in the hall and enjoyed our fruit and milk together! Phew!  

Please have a look at our slide show to see some of the fun that we had during our new adventure together at Smalley School!


We can't wait to see you next week children.

Have a lovely weekend in the sunshine!