Rykneld
Primary School

A partner school within the John Taylor MAT

News

Staffordshire Regiment Visit

21/09/2018




On Wednesday and Thursday, Year 5 visited the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, followed by the National Memorial Arboretum. They were lucky enough to walk through a trench system so they could imagine what life might have been like for soldiers in

in WWI and also got to try on uniforms an... Read more


Year 1 Seaside Day

15/09/2018




Last Friday, Year 1 enjoyed a seaside adventure. During the morning they had 3 workshops which included drama, music and beach games. The children enjoyed taking part in the activities and then wrote a postcard about it to their families. In the afternoon the children took part in creative activi... Read more


Welcome Back

07/09/2018


On behalf of the staff and governors I would like to welcome you all back to Rykneld, after what I hope was an enjoyable summer for you all. A particularly warm welcome goes to all of our children who have started in Reception this week - the have all settled incredibly well and already seem very... Read more


End of Term

20/07/2018


As another school year comes to an end, I wanted to say a big thank you to parents, governors and staff for the support given to ensure a successful year for the children. The year has been a whirlwind with so many successes due to the hard work and attitudes of the children – they deserve ... Read more


Sleepover

13/07/2018




On Friday, armed with their sleeping bags, Year 4 came back to school ready and raring for the first sleepover in the history of Rykneld Primary School. The night was made up of an obstacle course, a scavenger hunt, a film, ice lollies and many other delicious snacks! We were so impressed by the ... Read more


Dove Valley

06/07/2018




On Wednesday evening, our athletics teams raced their hearts out against 6 other schools. We had fantastic results starting with a bronze medal for Charlie Woollands in the Year 4 sack race, followed by a silver medal for Harry Dawn and a gold medal for Thomas Sherratt in the Year 5 potato race. ... Read more


Charity Fundraising Day

29/06/2018




On Thursday as a school, we really showed a tremendous amount of support to our football team, England. The children and staff all went to such great efforts dressing up, which in turn has helped to support our school charity, Breast Cancer Research. The School Councillors have worked tirelessly ... Read more


Sports Days - KS1 Tuesday 26th June & KS2 Wednesday 27th June

22/06/2018




The weather forecast for both sports days, next week, is predicting high temperatures with plenty of sun. Therefore, please can I remind parents to apply sun cream to their child before coming to school and to also send them to school with a sun hat, sun cream (to reapply if necessary) and a wate... Read more


Year 5 Launch Day

20/06/2018




On Friday, Year 5 had a fantastic day to launch their new theme, School of Rock. The children came to school dressed as their favourite musician and it was great to see such variety in the artists they chose, from Bob Marley through to Taylor Swift! As part of this launch, both classes created th... Read more


Sports Days

25/05/2018




Key Stage 1 Sports Day will take place on Tuesday 26th June and Key Stage 2 Sports Day on Wednesday 27th June. Both events will start at 9.30am.

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Year 4 Homework Projects

18/05/2018




As part of their Stone Age theme, Year 4 have been enjoying reading and watching Stig of the Dump. Over the past two weeks, the children were set the task of constructing their interpretation of Stig’s den. Inspired by Clive King, the children’s imaginations have truly run wild and th... Read more


Online Safety - Fornite

11/05/2018




Many of our children are playing the online game Fortnite, which is rated suitable for players aged 12. The NSPCC have recently issued some guidance urging parents to be vigilant because Fortnite automatically lets users speak to other gamers through text chat and voice chat. This means that chil... Read more


Staff News

27/04/2018


Following interviews on Thursday, I am pleased to inform you that Mr Wildman has been appointed as a class teacher from September. This additional position is necessary due to the ongoing expansion of our school and I am confident he will be a valuable asset to our team.

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Year 2 visit Morrisons

16/03/2018




As part of the "Fearless Are Here" theme, Year 2 have been designing healthy foods for our Olympians this week. The children went shopping to buy the ingredients and then used their skills of cutting, peeling and grating to create their salads. They have also talked about different food... Read more


Social Media

09/03/2018




Whilst we are aware that many social media apps that the children are currently using have great benefits, we would like to remind you that all social media apps come with age restrictions (listed below). As such, if you choose to let your child use them, we advise that you retain any relevant pa... Read more


School Closure 02.03.18

01/03/2018




We have decided to stay closed tomorrow (Friday 2nd March). Due to current conditions and the forecast overnight and tomorrow, we have made this decision as early as possible to help our families with childcare arrangements. We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause, the decision has not... Read more


School closure 01.03.18

01/03/2018


Dear Parents,

Rykneld will be closed today due to the heavy snow and dangerous travelling conditions for pupils and staff in the morning. We will update you later about tomorrow

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Tree planting cancelled

16/02/2018




Due to the forecast bad weather, the tree planting on Friday 2nd March has now been cancelled. Many thanks to all of those parents who volunteered to help, we will contact you with further information once a new date has been arranged.

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Safer Internet Day

09/02/2018




 

This week the children have been celebrating Safer Internet Day. In Key Stage 1, through stories such as DigiDuck, the children have been learning about their digital footprint and how their social media lives will always stay on the internet. They have learnt about how to spread... Read more


Shugborough

26/01/2018




Year 6 had a wonderful week at Shugborough! They hiked across Cannock Chase (at day and at night...and both in the pouring rain!), enjoyed caving, BMXing, climbing, archery, orienteering, bridge building and improved their ability to work as a team. Lots of children tried and succeeded at new act... Read more


B & Q Competition

15/01/2018




Many of our pupils enjoyed taking part in a Christmas colouring competition just before the holiday. The competition was arranged by B&Q and we are very grateful to them for including our school and providing prizes to all pupils who entered. The chocolate coins have been distributed today! W... Read more


Year 1 Performances

05/01/2018




Well done to all of the Year 1 children who, on the last Monday of term, put on two brilliant performances of ‘Humph the Camel’! The children should be very proud of their efforts and their wonderful singing and acting.

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School Reopen Tuesday 12th December

11/12/2017




Dear Parents,

The school will reopen tomorrow but there are some parts of the grounds that are very icy - please take care and keep to the paths. The school drive is particularly icy a... Read more


Closure for Snow 11.12.17

10/12/2017




Dear Parents,

Rykneld will be closed tomorrow due to the heavy snow and dangerous travelling conditions for pupils and staff in the morning. We should be open as normal on Tuesday and apologise for any inconvenience caused by the closure.

 

 

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Hrothgar the Viking Cometh to Rykneld!

01/12/2017




Year 4 enjoyed a real treat on Thursday. Blowing a horn and waving his axe, Hrothgar the Viking invaded the Year 4 classrooms to take the children back in time to the days of Norsemen and women. Headin... Read more


Rykneld Fire Update

23/11/2017


Please open the letter below for more information about today's incident.

Rykneld Update Letter

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#Be Kind

17/11/2017




Across the school, we have been supporting Anti-Bullying Week. The effects of bullying can have a huge impact on children, and our Anti-bullying Week has been a great way to raise awareness in our school. During this week, we have promoted difference and equality at Rykneld, with a particular foc... Read more


Remembrance Day

10/11/2017




It has been lovely to see so many children buying poppies and wearing them with pride this week. All children have been busy making their own individual poppies in class, which have made a fantastic display in the entrance to our new building. Also this morning, a group of Year 2 children walked ... Read more


Yamaha Music Session

23/10/2017




On Wednesday, Key Stage 2 had a great time ‘rocking out’ with the Yamaha Music School. The children learnt about the different notes and some even got to play along to some of their favourite songs.

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Year 2 Pirate Workshop

16/10/2017




Year 2 had a fabulous day with our Pirate visitor on Thursday! The children enjoyed exploring pirate artefacts, making pirate flags and advertisements for sailors for the ship belonging to Captain Purwash. They are looking forward to sharing some of their creations in their assemblies next week!<... Read more


Online Safety Award

04/10/2017




We are delighted to announce that we have just achieved our 360 safe accreditation for high quality online safety standards and provision. We now join only 1 other school in the Burton area who have achieved this mark and we have also b... Read more


Outdoor Theatre Performance

17/07/2017




On Thursday night, our Rykneld families were entertained by an outdoor performance of “Dogs Don’t Do Ballet.” They watched a mixture of dancing, puppeteering and singing and even the weather was kind! We are hoping to hold some more of these events during the next academic ... Read more


New Phone Number

10/07/2017




I would like to provide a further reminder that from Thursday 14th July at 4pm our existing school phone number will no longer work. Our new school number to use from that time will be 01283 247475. Other schools who have already migrated to the new system did experience problems... Read more


A Win for Neptune!

10/07/2017


KS2 Sports Day

This morning we held our Sports Day for the older pupils and the event was a great success with the children participating well to earn points for their houses. The results of the event are as follows:

Neptune 653, Earth 545, Jupiter 531... Read more


Green Flag Glory!

26/06/2017




Congratulations to our Eco Warriors who successfully achieved our school’s Eco Green Flag award. On Wednesday afternoon, they had to showcase all the eco work we do at Rykneld to an Eco-Schools Assessor. The children spoke with confidence and enthusiasm on all areas of the eco curriculum fr... Read more


Elections

12/06/2017




The Year 6 children at Rykneld have spent all week creating manifestos for their self-selected and self-created political parties. They designed numerous posters and leaflets, gave out business cards on the playground an... Read more


Olympic Swimmer Amy Smith visits Rykneld

29/05/2017




On Thursday we were very fortunate to have an Olympic athlete lead us in a whole school fitness circuit. All classes from reception to year 6 joined in, completing 4 different exercises; spotty dogs, star jumps, leg drives and press ups. Amy Smith, ... Read more


Hockey Tournament

22/05/2017


Last Friday, Rykneld took part in a hockey tournament for the first time in many years. The tournament was held at the Shobnall Leisure Centre and it was a fantastic afternoon. Unfortunately we lost our first game but then drew the second game. The team soon got in to the swing of things and won ... Read more


World Book Day

02/03/2017




This week the children have celebrated World Book Day by dressing as their favourite character.  In class, the children have talked about their favourite books and shared their likes and dislikes. They have been writing book reviews... Read more


Young Voices Choir

31/01/2017




On Monday night our Young Voices choir performed along with over 6000 children and professional artists at a concert at The Genting Arena, Birmingham. The children represented Rykneld superbly and thoroughly enjoyed singing, beatboxing and dancing! Well done to all of you and thanks to Mrs A... Read more


Welcome to our new Website!

21/11/2016




Welcome to our new website.  Please feel free to take a look around and let us know your thoughts.

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