Year 5/6 Science Week - 6 - 10 October 2014

Trebuchet pic 1 This week, Year 5/6 have had a fun filled Science week, including this amazing display of how forces work, built by Mr Stubbs (Senior).

"It was awesome!  The force of the bungees made the ball take flight" said Millie T-W, Year 6.  " This demonstration really helped me think carefuly and understand how forces work""


        Trebuchet pic 2



PUPIL PREMIUM! Claim Free School Meals and help Redlands

For every child that is entitled to free school meals, Redlands receives a "Pupil Premium" of £600 this year!
In the past twelve months we have used Pupil Premium to: pay for counselling and support for children who need it;
pay for additional teachers to do small group work and one to one tutoring; subsidise school trips and residentials;
provide free places at TJs Breakfast Club.
To check if you are entitled go to
If you simply want a form you can ask to see Mr Harcombe who will deal with your request in private away from the busy main office.
When teachers call dinner register no one knows who is free and who pays - there should be no shame in claiming your entitlement and, remember, you are not just helping your child to a delicious and nutritious school lunch but you are helping the school too! 
Even if you don't actually eat the school meals (you can still bring packed lunch) the school gains £600 because you are entitled.   

Best School of the Year!

We've won 'Best School 2011' at The News 'We Can Do It' Award Ceremony. This was for our fundraising event, held in May of this year, to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We want to say thank you for making Thomas Allfree's dream come true - he managed to meet Mr. Tumble from Cbeebies!

(Image: The News, Portsmouth)



Dear Parent,


Welcome to Redlands Primary School!


I aim to lead Redlands so that it is high-achieving and also friendly, inclusive, and open. I usually come out onto the playground at the start and end of the day simply to chat. Teachers, too, come out to ensure the children are safe and to mingle with parents and carers. If you need a private meeting appointments can be made through the office. We will always listen and try to take account of your views.


At Redlands all my staff and I want to see all children achieve the highest standards of which they are capable in all subjects, but especially in reading, writing and maths. We also value and nurture their artistic, spiritual, musical, sporting and other talents.


We are delighted to welcome you to Redlands and hope that you will make full use of the many opportunities to work in partnership with us for the benefit of your child.


KEVIN HARCOMBE | Headteacher


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