Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

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Believe and Achieve

Stepping Stones

‘Every child is a genuis’ – Albert Einstein

Stepping Stones is our KS1 Nurture Provision, led by Mrs Piper and supported by Mrs Lowery.

In Stepping Stones, we use a mix of teacher-led lessons, hands-on learning and continuous provision (COOL Time) to reach our individual targets. Children have the opportunity to develop their own projects as well as completing work in their English and Maths books.  Your child also has their own book that is updated with the learning they have completed within the continuous provision.

Stepping Stones pupils have been selected to attend morning sessions that are catered to their individual social and emotional needs, as well as learning needs for Phonics, Maths and English.  The classroom is fully resourced and has a relaxed, nurturing atmosphere to allow our children to learn in a calm manner and get the most from their learning.  Children are encouraged to develop a love for learning through practical and fun sessions.

We have several practical working areas and a reading corner/calm space. Children are fully encouraged to become independent learners.

How your child learns at home is also very important to us.  You can email us any pictures of your child to include in their COOL books, as well as any video’s.  We’d love to see what they enjoy doing at home!


In our English lessons, we are learning to rhyme, write initial sounds and build sentences.  We have learnt the story of The Three Little Pigs and can now re-tell the story with actions!  We are learning to be confident in creating our own stories too.  One of our children wrote an amazing story about Mrs Lowery being turned into a frog! Luckily, the story had a happy ending!

We have used puppets in our re-telling of stories…

Virtual Learning

From Tuesday 10th November -Tuesday 17th November Miss Piper will upload activities for the children to complete. If you are having any issues accessing or completing the work, please ring the school office and let us know.

Stay safe and we will see you Wednesday 18th November 2020.

Red Group for Tuesday:

Watch this video to support your child’s understanding of the days of the alphabet:






In our Maths lessons, we are counting forwards and backwards and learning to write and recognise numbers.  We have lots of practical lessons, using loose parts and natural materials such as conkers and sticks to ensure learning is fun!

Lots of our Maths lessons are practical…

Our children have the opportunity to practise using new skills during continuous provision time!

Red Group for Tuesday:

  • Watch the video below:

Reading and Phonics

In our Phonics lessons, we are learning the sounds of the alphabet and how to blend the sounds into words.  This video can help you support your children in learning and recalling many of their Phonics sounds.

We have listened to lots of stories to understand how stories are structured and learn new words.  Some of our children have even started to play the role of the teacher and tell us a story.  Wow!

Red Group Phonics learning until our return to school:



Emotional Literacy

Emotional Literacy is the ability to understand and communicate our emotions, a very important aspect of our learning in Stepping Stones.

We have played lots of games to start to recognise how we are feeling and why, with some of our children starting to make these important links.

Another aspect of our Emotional Literacy lessons has been developing the ability to understand how to be a good friend; we are kindness superheroes!

We are also learning to be confident and enthusiastic learners, developing resilience and identifying what makes each and every one of us amazing!

We used paper plates and collage materials to create faces, expressing specific emotions!







    • Homework is given out on a Friday and comes back every Wednesday.

Key Dates

Date Time Event
02.11.20 All day Stepping Stones can collect their learning pack from the office.
05.11.20 All day  Children can return to school.