Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

Believe and Achieve


“Play is the highest form or research”
Albert Einstein

Miss Newhouse is the Reception teacher, she wants the children to have fun with their learning, try their best and become independent learners. 

Reception is a very important and exciting time where the children learn skills to enable them to become confident and independent learners. The children have lots of opportunities to learn and explore through meaningful play within the provision. The children will learn through a mixture of adult led and child initiated learning. Our aim is to create an inquisitive and creative learning environment to engage and encourage creative thinking.

We observe what the children can do, how well the children are learning and use this to plan their next steps. We document this learning in our floor books, wall displays and in the children’s Learning Journeys. We try our best to cater to the children’s interest to inspire and engage the children. We do not just learn indoors, we take our learning outdoors as often as possible, in all weathers! We do various activities every day and send parents a message via Marvellousme to inform you of what your child is learning.

How your child is learning at home is very important to us. You can email the School to share experiences or come into School and fill in a Wow moment for your child’s Learning Journey. By letting us know your child’s achievements and enjoyments outside of school we can build upon these experiences in School.

Photo Gallery

Here are some of the photos captured showing all the different types of learning that happen in our class!

Click here to see the full Photo Gallery for Reception.

Key Dates

  • FIVE Hullabaloo Theatre Trip – 29th March 2019: Reception children are going to the theatre for the morning for completely free!
  • Topic Express – Tuesday 2nd April 11am/2pm: All parents are invited in to discover what we have been learning about in our latest topic, ‘People Who Help Us’.


Each day we new sounds and enjoy lots of activities to help us remember to read and write the new sounds. This week we are focussing on: v and j. Then we learn to read and write simple words using our newly acquired letters as well as our previously acquired sounds such as pin, map, sip, dip etc.

Topic News

We begin each half term with a new topic; how these topics develop depends on the interests of the children.

Our new topic is, ‘People Who Help Us’. We have had a range of professionals come into School to discuss their job roles and answer questions the children had. We now know the name of a paramedic, what number to call in an emergency, we know we get different types of doctors and can talk in length about what Dentists do.


The next few weeks we are focusing on sharing, halving and doubling amounts. So far, the children can share easily and are beginning to halve.


  • Homework is given out on the first day of term, it is up to you and your child to complete one piece of homework each week. You can download the homework grid for this half-term here.
  • Each child must bring their book bag.
  • Please label everything!
  • We use our outdoor provision daily so wellies are essential, please bring in a pair to leave in school.
  • Each child needs a PE kit for Monday mornings. They can come into School in their PE kit if this is easier, or we can help the children change into their PE kit. We also do PE on Thursday’s, however, on Thursday’s your child must come into School in their uniform and their PE kit in their bag.
  • Make sure you read three times a week with your child. We encourage you to reread books with your child, this will help your child to remember repeated phrases and the more they see words the quicker they will become at reading them.