Red Hall

Primary School

Believe and Achieve


Where learning is FUN!


The Reception teacher is Miss Newhouse. We love learning through play and even though your child may say “All we do is play”, we promise that  lots of learning takes place every day without the children realising.

We also love learning through the outdoors so your child may come home a little muddy sometimes but they will have had an amazing time.


(We went outside on a hunt for oranges and then learnt how to write o for orange).

We also spend time every day practising the skills needed for reading and writing such as hearing sounds, writing our name and making marks. The children also learn about numbers, shapes and measuring through games and hands-on activities.

There are lots of different topics that we cover each year but we also try to follow the children’s interests so if the children are really interested in babies we will set up our learning areas with resources to explore this topic or choose a book that links to this interest.


We focus on a letter and a number each week and complete lots of activities from creating crafts with the letter or number to finding the letter or number in the environment. Your child’s homework will be linked that week’s learning.

Topic News

We follow a two year plan in Nursery and Reception so your child will cover some topics in Nursery then different topics in Reception. We learn about dragons, dinosaurs, farms, the seaside, shadows, seasons, being healthy, space, mini-beasts, our senses, the wider world, plants, pets, food as well as choosing topics that the children are interested in.


Our new topic is....

Why is water wet? 

Our new topic is ‘why is water wet?’ to celebrate the beginning of our new topic we held a pirates and mermaids day. We read stories about creatures that live in the ocean, spoke about where pirates and mermaids live, went on a treasure hunt, made sand castles, eye patches, flags, rainbow fish and jelly fish. We then all decorated and ate ice creams! We can’t wait for our up coming trip to the seaside to consolidate our topic.




  • Homework is given out on a Monday in your child's homework book and is due in on Friday.
  • Make sure you read at home every night for at least 10 minutes and get it signed at least three times a week (if you have lost or forgotten your reading record you can always download one from the School Library page).
  • Finally, we have our Points make Prizes challenges for parents to help with. Expect some special prizes for these!
Dates for your diary:
The dates for the Saltburn trip have changed. Early years will now be visiting Saltburn on Monday 17th July.
A new letter is not required but please do not hesitate to contact the office if you have any queries.
With this being the last term before the children go into Year 1 we are changing our timetable and activities to match Year 1 to ease the children into the transition. We will be having longer lessons and moving towards more working at tables which reflects Year 1 lessons. We will also be getting changed for PE now every session to help when the children change themselves in Year 1 for PE.
We will be writing on lines now for Literacy, this will be reflected in the children's homework. Similarly with Maths we will be writing numbers in on squared paper. All these changes will help the children transition smoothly into Year 1. If you have any concerns or queries please don't hesitate to speak to Miss Newhouse.

We went to Seven Stories today. We got a bus aaaaaaallllllll the way to Newcastle. We even spotted the Angel of the North!

We took part in lots of activities when we got to Seven Stories. We listened to two stories in the comfy attic: ‘The Dinosaur that pooped a Planet’ and ‘Where’s My Hat’. Then we all had our picture taken on a wooden chair. Next we went into the Aliens Love Underpants room, read books and got to dress up as Aliens.

After lunch we learned about different types of bears, went on a bear hunt and dressed up as bears. To end the day we read ‘Otto The Book Bear’ and took part in lots of activities to help Otto on his next adventure.

We all had a fantastic day and took some amazing photos!

We wrote a letter as a class to Seven Stories to say thank you for a fantastic day yesterday. We watched the ‘Come Outside: Royal Mail’ episode. This showed us the process from writing a letter, to posting a letter to being sorted in the sorting office to be delivered to the recipient.

Then we walked to the post box at the bottom of Headingly Crescent and posted our letter. The children eagerly await a reply.

We now know a letter needs an address, a post code and a stamp on the envelope. We also know the postman comes and takes the post.

During the 6 weeks holidays we are pleased to announce we are running a holiday club and still have places available. These are on a first come, first served basis. Contact the office if you require more information.

This will run from Monday 24th July until Friday the 28th 9am - 2pm and is £25 for the week. Please provide your child with a packed lunch from home. The monies raised will be used to replenish our equipment within early years.

The early years staff have kindly given up their time to run the club.


All of our children are stars everyday so at the end of each week we recognise amazing work with awards for literacy and we also give an award to a child who has given their best in everything.

 For his fantastic story writing this week.

For an all round effort in everything she has done this week.