School Logo

Richardson Endowed Primary School

To be an outstanding school at the heart of the community

Interactive bar

Get in touch

Contact Details

Spring 2 (The Environment)

Key Vocabulary for the Half Term


Save/Saving – To look after or keep something safe.

Responsibility – Something that is your job or duty.

Environment – Everything that surrounds us.

Living Things Life forms (plants and animals) that inhabit Earth.

Damage – When something is hurt or harmed.

Extinct – When there are no more of a plant or animal on Earth.

Endangered - A species seriously at risk of extinction.

Reduce – To use something less.

Reuse – To use more than once

Recycle – Turn waste into new materials.

Story time: A Dot in the Snow | Oxford Owl

It's story time! Watch this story of a curious polar bear, a little girl lost in the snow, and the precious friendship they discover together - a heartwarming wintery story for kids. Find more storyteller videos on Oxford Owl: What is Oxford Owl?

Habitats in Science

Last week in our Science lesson we enjoyed getting outside and exploring microhabitats. We collected information about which microhabitats different minibeasts preferred. We collected information using tally charts and presented our findings using pictograms. 

Science- Sorting animals into different world habitats.

Greta and the Giants

Enjoy listening to our class text at home. We are currently working on re writing the story in class and making our own books!

Sharing our Core Texts

(2nd March 2022)

As part of our book week we had a very special assembly this Wednesday. Representatives from each class took the opportunity to share the book their class will be focussing on this half term. They went on to explain how their book fits into our whole school theme of ‘Saving our Environment’. It was a joy to see children sharing their enthusiasm of reading and looking forward to a half term packed with learning.

Our Core Texts


Class 1 - Window

Author and Illustrator: Jeannie Baker


Class 2 - Greta and the Giants 

Author: Zoë Tucker Illustrator: Zoe Persico


Class 3 - Once Upon a Raindrop (The Story of Water) 

Author: James Carter Illustrator: Nomoco


Class 4 - The Lost Book of Adventure  

Author: Unknown Author Editor: Teddy Keen


Class 5 - Natural World

Authors: Amanda Wood & Mike Jolley Illustrator: Owen Davey


Class 6 - Greta's Story (The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet)

Author: Valentina Camerini Translation:  Moreno Giovannoni Illustrator: Veronica Carratello