Welcome to Richardson Endowed Primary School

Curriculum - PHSE

Busy, busy, busy!

Class 1 have been working hard this week. In PE we have been performing firework dances with streamers. We thought about the different kinds of fireworks and the shapes we could make with our bodies to represent them. This week we worked with a partner to create mirror dances.

PE 2
PE 2

We are enjoying doing our 'Disco Dough' each day. We take our fingers to the 'Dough Disco' after lunch each day to strengthen our finger muscles and co-ordination. Keeeeep dancing!

Disco dough
Disco dough
Today we were lucky enough to see the tank that visited school as part of our Remembrance Day. From our questions we found out that tanks have tread wheels so they don't get stuck in the mud, they are steered using 2 sticks and are made out of aluminium.  After our minute silence we planted some poppy seeds around the school playground. Lest we forget.


Looking after our wellbeing

We're so pleased to be here in school supporting the children, staff and community in keeping mentally (and physically) healthy and we understand that children, like adults, need to talk now more than ever. We're here for the children and we keep checking in on their wellbeing. It's good to talk and, as we approach the end of term already, let's keep the conversation going, keep supporting each other, keep sharing our thoughts, fears, worries, hopes and dreams. We love having all of the children back in school and we love seeing their resilience, hope, positivity and emotional intelligence. Be kind, be accepting, be patient and care for yourselves and each other :)

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World Mental Health Day 10th October 2020

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World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. The months of lockdown and loss have had a huge impact on us all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. Our mental health is just like our physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it, children and adults alike.

This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is 'mental health for all'.

One of the activities that World Mental Health Day are promoting is making time for 'Tea and Talk'. A cuppa, whether that's tea with friends, or milkshakes or hot chocolate with your children, is a great way to unwind and also provides an opportunity to talk. Remember, when asking how someone is, always ask twice and always actively listen to their response. Are they really ok? Don't forget also that it's ok not to be ok: we can all feel low. Be there for each other. We at Richardson Endowed Primary are here for you all too.

If you would like to take 'Tea and Talk' further, mentalhealth.org.uk are encouraging 'Tea and Talk' fundraisers (Covid secure of course):

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Click here if you would like to take part and download a 'Tea and Talk' pack.

There are so many websites, apps and online resources that promote wellbeing and support mental health so let's make use of them and let's talk and support each other too.

For tips on everyday living visit mind.org.uk and there are more opportunities to fund raise through this charity too.

There are lots of ways to support children with their wellbeing which can be vital if your child is feeling low but which also offer lovely calming, bonding opportunities for all children (and adults) generally. Visit the Calm Zone on Childline's website for fun games, calming breathing activities and mindfulness exercises which are really lovely to do.

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Yoga makes you feel amazing and is wonderful for your mental health. Why not try yoga as a family? There are lots of yoga tutorials on YouTube and many are aimed at children too. Or why not try the poses for children attached here:  Download Yoga Cards:

Screenshot 2020-10-10 at 16.06.08Also invaluable is meditation and breathing. There are some great apps which can be really beneficial at bed time in particular for children. InsightTimer has a lovely section for children and is free, or why not try some of these exercises:

Download Mindfulness and mindful breathing

I hope you are all keeping safe and well this weekend and please enjoy doing something to promote your own, and other's wellbeing, whether that's any of the above or just being with family, doing something your love, being out in nature or having a laugh! A new book at home has given myself and my son a giggle this Saturday as we've really enjoyed telling each other silly jokes:

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Laughter really is the best medicine!

Stay safe and wishing you all a happy, healthy World Mental Health Day 2020.

A great first week back in Class 1

We’ve had a lovely (and busy!) first week in Class 1. Thank you children for all your hard work!


At the heart of the community

A beautiful display created by some of our children during a very challenging time. Our message to our Smalley community is to stay safe and well 🌈❤️


The importance of Well being

We now have a well being display with lots of advice and information about the importance of well being in school and how important it is to check on friends and colleagues daily. Our school council reps will share the information with their class and encourage them to take a look. It will be updated regularly and children’s work will be added. CA39FE70-FF25-4E14-A30F-879B2684A517

Hand washing at its best!

Happy Class R children reminding us of the importance of hand washing. 69928E94-2B06-40BD-92D9-A4DCC0EEFEA2

What have you done today to make you feel proud?

2C7E7720-BF9B-4706-8A00-2835BA3DD5A6We have been learning how to recognise when someone is feeling proud.

We thought showered the meaning and gave examples of ‘boost ups’ and ‘put downs’. Our circle time was I am proud of myself...

Joel said ‘I’m proud of my skipping’ 

Freddie said ‘I’m proud of my work’

We enjoyed listening to ‘Proud’ by Heather Small

Class 5 at peace

On Tuesday in class 5, we were looking of the meaning of peace to different people. We had lots of meaningful discussions and even made lists of what peaceful acts we intend to complete this week. Here are some amazing examples.


Maisie said peace means to her, "When a fight is over. When I can relax listening to the birds or swimming in the sun."


Dixie said, "We learnt about what peace means to us and other people. Some examples of what peace means to me could be as simple as making someone smile, showing gratitude, empathy or mindfulness. Other ideas could be silence, taking a walk, listen to music or just doing a hobby."

What does peace mean to you?

Inside the Dragon’s Den

Finally after 3 weeks of working on their project they went inside the Dragon’s Den to present it and to try to persuade them that their design was the best. The dragons were Mrs Walton currently a school governor and retired teacher, Mr Gregory a semi-retired graphic designer and Mr Mason a retired businessman from Bombardier. 
They have spent the last 3 weeks designing a pet toy/home. They worked hard on presentation skills, sales pitch, persuasion, design, costing and meeting a deadline. They were asked questions by the dragons about planning, sales and marketing and organisation, they answered clearly and with confidence. 27196465-A069-41F5-9F31-C63D3E466752
The Cozy Homie was the winning design and it was by Leah and 
Amelia. Leah said she had really enjoyed the project especially being able to make it with her dad. They were presented with a certificate and a book voucher by Mrs Mason. Fantastic work from Class 6!