Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

Believe and Achieve


“Play is the highest form or research”
Albert Einstein


Reception Cohort with our lovely teaching assistant Mrs Pidgeon.

Our teacher is Miss Newhouse and our teaching assistant is Mrs Pidgeon. Miss Newhouse and Mrs Pidgeon always wants us to have fun with our learning, try our best and become independent learners. Please check regularly to know important dates and find out what we have been learning.

Reception’s teacher is Miss Newhouse. On the first week the children all collobrated to make a Class sign.

Reception is a very important and exciting time were 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 our 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 don’t just learn indoors, we take our learning outdoors as often as possible, in all weathers! We do various activities everyday 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

We understand parents work and cannot always come to all events we host at School.

Click here to see the full Photo Gallery for Reception.



In Literacy we learn new letters and words each week. We learn to recognise the letter, then write the letter in sand, shaving foam, paint or other sensory materials. When we can write the letter we make simple words and sentences.

We have started learning tricky words this week, the words that you can't sound out, you just have to know how to spell them. We have focussed on six tricky words: to, I, no, go, the and into. We have been playing splat the tricky word, arrange the tricky word, tricky word hunt around the school and a tricky word board game.

Topic News

We begin each half term with a topic, how these topics develop depends on where the children wish to take it. In last topic of ‘What is fire?’ the children wanted to know what caused fires, who to call if there was a fire and acted out being fire men and women. We roasted Marshmallows and the Fire Brigade came in.
22.01.18 The fire fighters arrived!
We learned about their daily routine, the items in the fire engine and who to call in case of a fire. We loved going inside the fire engine. See our gallery for all the photos.

This term is going to be, 'Why do spiders eat insects?'

I wonder where our learning will take us this term?






In Maths each week we focus on something different. This week we learned how to order numbers from 1 - 20. Miss Newhouse gave us all numbers and we had to put them in order. We can even them smallest to biggest and biggest to smallest.







  • Homework is given out on a Monday in your child's homework book and is due in on Friday.
  • Each child must bring their book bag they were provided with in September.
  • 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 assist the children in changing into their PE kit.
  • Make sure you read three times a week with your child. We encourage you to reread books with your child so you child can remember repeated phrases and the more they see words the quicker they will become at reading.
  • Finally, we have our Points make Prizes challenges for parents to help with. Expect some special prizes for these!