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News Letters will be added to this page on a Friday afternoon to inform you of what has been happening in Ringgold and the exciting learning that has taken place. The news letters will also inform you of any key notices and upcoming date that you need to be aware of.




The Ringgold Team.

Autumn Term News Letters

Friday 24th May 


We have had a busy week in Ringgold class this week and everyone is now ready for a weeks rest. 


There are some activities we would like the children to do whilst on half term to keep their brains active.


Cracking Comprehension - two tasks have been set and need to be completed by the Thursday of the first week back. 


Spellings- Spellings have been handed out and i shall also upload them for any instances where spellings are lost. 


Times table Rock stars - I have set some tasks on here which i would like the children to have a go at. Again for the first Thursday back. 


Spelling Shed - Some games have been activated for the children to have a go at as and when possible - little and often is great! 



PGL is going to be upon us very soon. Please can those parents who couldn't attend the meeting make sure the consent form for medicines and creams is signed and returned by Wednesday 5th June. 

**** Rounders Club will not be on the first Monday back ****


Friday 17th May


We have had a great week in Ringgold. The children have enjoyed being in the youth centre for a nice change and have completed some mazing maths -converting measures work - which they should be really proud of.



The children have been given spellings which need to be practised ready for the test on Thursday. we will be looking at these spellings in our spelling sessions next week.


Class Trip

Don't forget our class trip to the Museum is on Monday. The children need to have a packed lunch in a disposable bag. Children are to come in normal uniform. We will be back in time for the end of the day.


Cracking Comprehension

I have updated cracking comprehension with another activity for the children to complete. Please can this be done by next Thursday.


Three Peaks Challenge

On Saturday 15th June, Miss Sewart, Miss Parker and two parents from Da Vinci Class will be completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for the Amazing Zen Garden at School. If you would like to support this very worth cause, which will support all children in school, there are sponsor forms in the office and it will soon be put on Parent Pay.


Thank you,


Miss Sewart and the Ringgold Team.

Friday 22nd March


We have had a super week following on from test week. The children really enjoyed Forest school and really came out of their comfort zones, climbing trees, getting muddy and planting their own trees.


Forest School.

We have another session of forest school this Tuesday the 26th March. All children need to bring a spare change of clothes for the forest with suitable shoes. as you saw from this week, it can get very muddy so please bring clothes that are ok to get dirty.


Cracking Comprehension

The children have been working hard In class to complete cracking comprehension tasks. As an on-going homework, I have re set any tasks that the children achieved bronze awards in for the children to have another go and try to improve on their previous score now that we have looked at how to answer the questions carefully. Please ensure children are looking to check if they have any tasks to do.


Spelling Shed and TT Rock Stars

There are weekly tasks set each week on both sites which the children need to be accessing regularly throughout the week. This will really help with the children's progress in school.


Have a lovely weekend,


The Ringgold Team.

Friday 8th February


We have had a good week yet again, looking at fractions in maths, poetry in English and continuing our Rainforest topic!


Spelling Shed

The children have been introduced to another educational game that we are going to be using in school and encouraging children to use at home to support their spelling. I have put a few games on for the children to complete and would appreciate it if the children are encouraged to complete these before next Friday. The children really enjoy it and it is a fun way to further their development.


TT Rock stars

We are encouraging children to access TT Rock stars weekly to develop speed and understanding of the times tables. It is now a requirement for all children to know their times tables and the division facts by the end of Year 4. 


Cracking Comprehension

The children have all be reset a text on cracking comprehension called The Fisherman and his Soul which we completed in class during Cracking Comprehension sessions. I have asked the children to have another look at this text to develop understanding and address misconceptions.


We are looking forward to another fun-filled week at school before a lovely week off for half term.


Have a lovely weekend.


The Ringgold Team

Friday 25th January


The children have been working hard to create diary entries as though they were Fred, a character in the book "The Explorer" that we are exploring in English. The children have created some fantastic pieces of writing which are soon to be displayed with our rainforest work.



Children have been sent home today with their new spellings which are to be practised ready for the test next week. We will also be looking at developing ways in which we can remember and practise these spelling in class during the week.


Design and Technology

A letter has been sent home with the children today regarding our design and technology project. we will be making pizza on Wednesday morning linking to our seasonal foods topic. As a school we are going to provide the ingredients for the base of the pizza and the tomato puree. We are however,  asking for you to provide the toppings for the pizza that your child has chosen.


Thanks for your support,


The Ringgold

Friday 18th January


We have had another good week in Ringgold class where we have been doing lots of work on multiplication and division. We have also been looking closely at Faith Ringgold's art work ready to design our own piece of quilting for our Arts Awards.


Cracking Comprehension

There is a task assigned to the children which they need to have a look at and aim to complete by this time next week (25th January). Please can you remind children to use the skills they have learnt in class session to support their understanding of the task.


Times table Rockstars

I have now assigned a task for the children to complete some times table challenges to see where our gaps are as a class so we can put more focus on these so please can children work towards completing some of these. We will also having time allocated to complete some of this during maths sessions.


Spellings have been sent home today and the children will be tested on these next Friday. Please can we remind you that reading is expected to take place at least 3 times and week and this to be recorded in the children's home school diaries.


Have a lovely weekend.


The Ringgold Team.

Friday 11th January


We have had a fabulous first week of the new year/term and all children have settled back in well. We are pleased to say that Rita the hamster will now be our Class Pet and she has settled in well and is glad to be back with the children.


Times table Rockstars - we now have times table Rockstars up and runnin and the children can access this at home to practise their times tables. for now the children are able to just explore and experience practising their tables however, in a few weeks, sessions will be set as home learning for children to improve on their times table knowledge.


Cracking Comprehension - I have set a few comprehension texts as home learning for the child to complete when possible. these comprehensions are accessible on computers and tablets and there is a link for the website on our class page.


Rainforest Creative homework - Some children have already brought their creative homework in and it looks AMAZING! we cannot wait to see everyone else's and get them put on display. reminder for those who haven't yet brought theirs in, they are due in by Wednesday 23rd January.


Have a Lovely Weekend,


The Ringgold Team

Friday 14th December


How fantastic were the children this week in their Christmas Production? We are all extremely proud of the children for their performances they were amazing and we hope you enjoyed them to!


I have sent out next weeks spellings which are a range of the Y5 key words. We will be making a fun Christmas game out of our spellings this week so there will be a twist to usual weeks.

There is also a cracking comprehension task on the school website for the children to complete called "republic of Madagascar" - please could all children attempt to complete this during the course of the next week.

I have also sent out the letter for the children's Challenge curriculum creative homework today which isn't due until mid January however I wanted to give plenty notice. As I stated to the children, I will be sending out a reminder letter on the first week back to remind you about the activity. - Have fun getting creative!


Next week:

Our Christmas party is on Tuesday afternoon. All children are to come into school wearing their party clothes which they will wear all day. please ensure children are in sensible footwear.


We will be having a very festive week in class ready for a wonderful Christmas break!


Have a lovely Weekend,


The Ringgold Team.   

Friday 30th November 


What a fabulous week we have had. 

We have written our own Rama and Sita stories in English as part of our Arts Award. They are fantastic! 

Just a few reminders: 

  • Aladdin costumes are to be in school for Thursday at the latest 
  • Parents evening Wednesday- all chn have been given slips back with times on. If you didn't manage to get a slip back to school, a time has been allocated for you. 
  • Children are expected to do at least 3 reads a week and this needs to be written in their diaries either by themselves or an adult with an adults signature - diaries are checked on a weekly basis (Thursdays) 
  • Spelling practise is also part of the childrens home learning and this needs to be done regularly 


We had a fabulously festive day today with the Christmas tree service and Mayors Christmas concert - the children were a credit and we were extremely proud of them. 


Have a lovely weekend,


Ringgold team. 


Friday 2nd November


What a fantastic first week we have had! We started the week with a visit from Mr Wood and Mr Murphy to learn all about Bill Naughton which was extremely interesting. We have been looking at number involving multiplication and division in maths this week to brush up on our methods. To end our week, we have completed our Class Assembly which we thoroughly enjoyed and hope you did to! Thank you to everyone who came.

Next week, we are starting the week with a visit from the Music Service to kick start our Arts Award journey where we will be having a Gamalan workshop.

We also have Diwali day on Wednesday - don't forget to wear something bright or if you have some traditional clothing that would be brilliant.

Children have been given a piece of homework this week along with their spellings to refresh themselves on the column method of addition and subtraction. This needs to be completed and brought back to school by Thursday as we will be going through it together in Maths.


Thank you for your continued support,


Miss Sewart and the Ringgold Team.

Friday 12th October.


This week in Ringgold we have been focusing on a new topic of statistics in Maths, the children have been working very hard. In English we have been working on reading comprehension and inference. We have started to look at Jasper Johns in art and we have been evaluating his art work.

Open Day- On Tuesday 16th October we are holding an open day and school will be open to all at different times throughout the day. In Ringgold we will be singing in class at 9:50am, 10:50am and 1:40pm make sure you come and say hello.

Home learning- The children will be tested randomly on their spellings they have learnt so far to make sure they are retaining them. There will be no new spellings to learn this week but revision of the previous weeks.

Netball- well done to all of the children who took part in Netball, you were great representatives of our school.


Thanks for your continued support,

Ringgold team.

Friday 5th October


This week we have been working hard developing our comprehension skills in English and becoming more confident with a range of methods in Maths. The children have started to work with Sam who will be completing their spray paint art with them, to design their products and the children will be starting to spray as of next week. (The designs look amazing!)


On Wednesday (10th October) it is our Harvest celebration day and we would like to welcome you all to come and celebrate this time of year with us. 3pm in the school hall.


The children who took part in Yoga yesterday really enjoyed it and the other half of the class with be having their first session next Thursday.


Spellings have been handed out to the children so please can these be practised at home ready for our spelling quiz on Thursday next week.


Thanks for your continued support,


Miss Sewart and the Ringgold Team.

Friday 28th September


Another fab week has been had in Ringgold class. We have been doing lots of descriptive writing this week which has developed and improved dramatically!

Next week we will be starting our space, spray paint projects with Sam who will be visiting us on a weekly basis to complete this work.

The children will also be starting Yoga sessions on a Thursday as of next week. This will take place during lunch time and will be half of the class at a time. Children need to make sure PE kits are in on this day.

ART: Anyone with any polystyrene sheets at home that can be donated for our art work (printing) would be extremely appreciated - could this be brought into school by Thursday.

Again just a reminder for children to be practicing spellings, times tables and reading on a regular basis!


Thank You,

The Ringgold Team!


Friday 21st September


Wev've had another great week, children have been sent home with their spellings for this week and will be tested on them on Thursday as discussed in the meeting last night.


It was lovely to see so many parents at the Meet the Teacher Evening last night. I hope that you found the evening helpful and had some of your questions answered. Those who did not attend, I have sent home letter with your children; one regarding PGL and another regarding GDPR please could the GDPR letter be signed and back in school for Monday as it is very important that all children have this form signed ASAP.


The book fair is in school next week and you are welcome to come and visit during our classes slot on Thursday morning. otherwise the book fair will be open to parents and carers some mornings before school and after school.


Thanks for your continued support,


Miss Sewart and the Ringgold team.

Friday 14th September


We have had a great first full week back at school and have been busy getting involved in our new topics! We have had a visit from Mr Bones who amazed us with some fantastic images of space he has taken from his own back garden!


Just a quick reminder that we have meet the teacher evening this Thursday, Thursday 20th September, at 7.20-8.00pm where you will be informed of what is to come throughout the year in Ringgold and any dates/information you need to be aware of. We look forward to seeing you there.


In Art next week we will be working with polystyrene to complete printing of Zentangle patterns, so if you happen to have any sheets of polystyrene from pizza or anything else at home we would be very grateful if you could send it in to school for Thursday afternoon please!


Don't forget to check up on our twitter to see what we are up to in class!


Have a lovely Weekend,


Miss Sewart and the Ringgold Team