Message from Mrs Tomlinson

It has been a wonderful half term with so many exciting opportunities for new learning; the new Nursery space was opened, Y5 have been to Forest School, Reception have been taught how to cross the road safely and lessons on Balanceability bikes, Y2 are finishing off the term with a Monarch's Day, a super celebration of Children's Mental Health Week with our "Dress to Express" day. Thank you for your donations for or KS2 Wellbeing Room and our planned KS1 Wellbeing Room.  We raised over £200! Thank you to all of you who attended our recent Book Fayre.  We will update you on the amount we raised for this. 

We have moved to using the School Life for booking clubs, Parents' Evening and for how we send out newsletters.  If you need any help with this new system, please don't hesitate to speak with one of the Admin Team who will do their best to help support with this.

World Book Day is Thursday 3rd March.  Children will be allowed to wear an outfit that matches their favourite story.  We look forward to seeing who their favourite character is after the holidays.

Have a wonderful half term break and we look forward to welcoming you back on Monday 28th February.

Wellbeing Warriors

The Wellbeing Warriors led assemblies in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to launch our Children's Mental Health Week. They helped us think about how it is okay to talk about your emotions and the importance of doing the things that we love.

Well done Wellbeing Warriors leading your first assembly!

We have been awarded the Bronze Woodland Award which encourages outdoor learning and inspires pupils about trees, woods and wildlife. Our school can now use the special logo, highlighted above, on newsletters to celebrate this achievement.

We are now working on projects and activities to gain the Silver Woodland Award!

Road Safety Network 

Well done Reception Children who have taken part in Road Safety Awareness. The children participated in road safety workshops and completed activities linked to this theme. They are now looking forward to discovering more about balance bikes in the near future. 

Wellbeing Award for Schools

We are excited to let you know that Red Hall is working towards the Wellbeing Award for Schools (WAS). The award focuses on the long-term culture of the whole school, ensuring that mental health and wellbeing sit at the heart of our school life. Although this was important a few years ago, I'm sure we'd all agree that during the pandemic and now as we hopefully approach post pandemic, it is even more so.  

What we think is special about this award is that it focuses on our school as a community and therefore we are looking at the wellbeing of our children, staff and parents/carers alike. 

Thank you to all of you who completed our questionnaire in December. We have taken on board your views and over the next few months, we will share with you the actions we are taking as we work towards the award.  

Finally, I appreciate that being parents / carers at times can feel overwhelming. But please always ensure you show yourself self-care, even if this is as simple as a bath to unwind the stresses of the day! Kindness really does start with kindness towards yourself! If you have any questions or views on the award please contact Mrs Ashworth, via the school office. Thank you.

It's time to get creative! Submissions are now open for the Young Artists' Summer Show, an exciting opportunity for young artists aged 4-19 to exhibit their work online and onsite at the Royal Academy of Arts. It's free to enter and open to young artists studying in the UK. We can't wait to see what you've been creating.  



Head Lice - please can we remind parents to check their children's hair regularly for headlice and treat as soon as possible. Children with long hair should keep their hair tied back whilst at school.


We have a defibrillator!! 

We had a special delivery this week. Due to your fantastic fundraising, we have been able to purchase a defibrillator. Hopefully we will never have to use it, but in the event of an emergency, we will be prepared. For more information regarding defibrillator use visit: (British Heart Foundation) #CREATE

We wanted to let you know that we have purchased a new phonic scheme called Monster Phonics.  We will update you on this very new exciting scheme that will help your child to have success with reading.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Nursery celebrated Chinese New Year last week. We dressed up, listened to Chinese music, danced with ribbons, learnt where China was on a World Map and tasted Chinese Food! We had so much fun!

Forest School Visit

Class 5CJ visited the Forest School last Friday and had an amazing time! 

They started the day with a bit of team work, highlighting the importance of listening and talking to each other to work out a plan!
Children then were able to lead their own learning by choosing which activities they wanted to do. The mud pit was in full flow with lots of working together, digging trenches and creating tunnels. Testing them with the water and amending as required.
The mud kitchen had banquets made whilst others revised the obstacle course to make a rather precarious surf board!
Clay stick men with some amazing creations using natural materials and recycled fabric!
Some chilled in the hammock and spent valuable time catching up with their friends, having the space and time to chat and connect.
The performers were also in full force with a rendition of the Greatest Showman with music!
Of course they had a fire and s'mores and had a great couple of games of eagle and mouse.
They ended the day with a bit of meditation and reflected on the day and connecting with our natural world. The children were also showed the gratitude tree and they could add any wood cookies with their thankful thoughts over the day. They were pretty awesome!




Someone is having a baby!

Everyone at Red Hall Primary School would like to take this opportunity to wish Miss Moulton (2M) all the very best as she leaves to start her maternity leave on Friday 18th February. We wish her all the very best with her forthcoming happy arrival.

This means that after February half term Mrs Jones will be coving the 2M class. Mrs Jones is already a member of the Red Hall team and will be moving from the Junior school building.

Cash For Schools 2022 - WE NEED YOUR HELP!

It’s time to help Red Hall Primary school be top of the class with the Express & Star's latest competition, worth a cracking £12,000.  

All schools who enter will be showcased in a special Cash for Schools supplement that will appear in the Express & Star on Thursday, March 3, 2022, which will signal the start of the token collect campaign.  

Parents: All parents, children, neighbours, grandparents and teachers have to do is collect as many tokens as possible that will appear every day in the Express & Star from Thursday, March 3, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022. 

Your support would be greatly appreciated!

School Meals

Please find the school menu below. Children are able to place their meal orders on a daily basis and can choose from a fish or vegetarian option hot meal or a Cheese/Ham/Tuna grab bag. Meals are £2.40.

Children in years Reception to the end of year 2 get the Universal free school meals. Don't forget to see if you are eligible for Free School meals if you are in receipt of certain benefits and criteria.

  • Monday 14th February - Balanceability bike sessions for Reception
  • Wednesday 16th February - Year 5/6 Football team event at WBA
  • Thursday 17th February - Cross country competition
  • Friday 18th February - Break up for half term
  • Monday 28th February - Back to School
  • Monday 28th February - Year 4 School nurse visit
  • Monday 1st March - Year 5 & 6 - My Mate fancies you theatre workshop
  • Tuesday 1st March - Year 3/4 Football team event at WBA
  • Thursday 3rd March - World Book day
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