Now that Spring is here and we are spending more time outside we thought we would add some colour outdoors. The fairies will be thrilled with their new fairy garden and we've had great fun learning how to plant flowers.
Cup of tea for you and me!
Thank you to all of our lovely parents and guardians that were able to make our spring stay and play on Friday. What and fabulous day it was making mother's day cards and crafts, drinking tea and playing outside! Take a look at some of the precious moments we managed to capture.We looking forward to having you at the next stay and play!
In Reception we are very lucky as Mr Purtil has kindly bought us caterpillars. The children have a very important task of looking after them. To get a better understanding of our new pets we have learnt all about the life cycle of a caterpillar. Can your child remember the life cycle of a caterpillar? Hopefully in a few weeks we may have some beautiful butterflies! We will keep you updated when our caterpillars turn into butterflies!
Look who came to visit us!
This week we had a special visit from Padiham's police service. The children were thrilled to have them in class and were very curious about what they do to help us. After a little talk about how important the police are, the children began their police training...take a look at some of Padiham Primary's latest recruits
Red Nose Day
What a fabulous day to raise money for an amazing cause. The children were able to add a splash of red to their school day. We had wacky hair, painted faces, red outfits and many many more. Thank you to everyone who made a donation every bit counts. In Reception we spent the day listening to comic relief songs, decorating biscuits to look like red noses, designing our own red noses and having a dancing competition.
Run run as fast as you can!
Our topic this week has been The Gingerbread Man and what better way to end the week then making our very own gingerbread men. The children helped weigh out the ingredients, stir the mixture, roll out the dough and cut out gingerbread men shapes. Just as we were about to pop them in the oven....some of them tried to escape! Luckily we managed to catch them. The children spent the afternoon enjoying their delicious gingerbread men. An afternoon well spent. Yum yum!
World Book Day!
How fabulous did all the children look? A big thank you to all of the children (and of course the parents) for going all out and making such an effort. Reading is very important to us at Padiham Primary School and we want children to enjoy it just as much as we do. The day was well spent sharing our favourite stories and reading to one another. If only every day could be World Book Day...
Happy Pancake Day!
What better way to start the week then with delicious, mouth watering pancakes. To introduce our topic we read the story Mr Wolf's Pancakes to the children. Sadly Mr Wolf doesn't know how to read or write which was the perfect opportunity for the children to help. They helped Mr Wolf write his shopping list and the instructions. Mr Wolf was so thankful he sent the children all of the ingredients and together we used our instructions and made pancakes. They tasted beautiful as one child said. Even Mr Purtill and Mr Dunderdale came to enjoy a pancake with us. Take a look at all the fun we had
Who will help me make the bread?
I will said all of our Reception children! This week we have been reading the story of The Little Red Hen and her adventures on the farm. The Little Red Hen wrote to us asking if we would help her make bread seeing as none of the animals would. We asked the children and I think you can guess what their response was....YES WE WILL HELP! The children eagerly wrote letters back to The Little Red Hen and she kindly sent us some ingredients.
In Reception we feel it is very important to have regular brain breaks to ensure our children keep motivated and engaged. We are very lucky in Reception to have Miss Chapman, a sports coach, who helps us keep active in fun and exciting ways. Take a look at us taking part in outdoor aerobics. What fun we had
What's on the road?
To end our topic on road safety we took the children out of school to complete a tally of what they can see on the roads. After careful observation the children learnt that the roads are very busy as they saw over 20 cars, 3 lorries, 2 buses and 1 motorbike. Take a look at the children at work.
When Eddie came to visit
To link with our topic of road safety we asked our local lollipop man Eddie to visit us and tell us all about his job and how he keeps us save. The children had lots of questions to ask and enjoyed trying on his uniform. Take a look at Padiham's latest recruitments
We are first aid trained!
Congratulations to all the staff in Reception for completing the Millie's Trust First Aid Training. We are proud to say each staff member at Padiham primary school is now first aid trained. We would like to say a big thank you to Millie's trust for the excellent training you provided
Stop, Look and Listen!
This week we are learning all about keeping safe on the roads. We have been learning the 3 golden rules to help us cross a road. 1) Stop at the road. 2) Look both ways. 3) Listen for cars.
We even took the children out to the crossing to help them practice keeping safe. Maybe you have seen us crossing the road in our high vis jackets? The children will all receive a certificate for crossing the road safely
The Year of the Pig!
Last week we had a very exciting week learning all about Chinese New Year. We have learnt lots of interesting things such as they celebrate different animals, they use the colours red and gold, their new year lasts for 15 days and they clean their houses to get rid of bad luck. We feel it is very important for the children to really dive into other cultures to understand we should treat people equally...so what better way to do this then a party!! We hosted our very own Chinese New Year party. We have dragon dancing, decorations, musical instruments, books, colouring's and FOOD!
What a treat!
Performed by Reception children at Padiham Primary School
Stars in the making
To end our superhero topic we decided to take the children on an adventure to Whitegate Nursery to perform the story of Superworm. The children were very brave and confidently performed the story with actions. We had a lovely morning visiting our old key workers at the nursery. We even got to take part in their snack time and enjoyed a carton of milk whilst making new friends. A video will be posted soon of the full performance
I'll huff and puff and blow your house down...
In Reception we have been looking closely at different materials and their uses. We thought it would be a good idea to investigate 3 different materials; paper, bricks (Lego of course) and ice. The children were put into groups and had to build a house. We then tested the strength of the houses using the big bad WOLF (the hairdryer). The children loved this experiment and as a result could confidently describe the different materials. In the end the WOLF (hairdryer) was no match for the brick house, it was tooooooooo strong!
Breakfast and books!
A big thank you to all the parents who came to our breakfast and books stay and play. What a perfect morning it was enjoying a cup of hot chocolate and some yummy toast over our favourite books. The children really enjoyed sharing their favourite stories. It was so lovely to see so many parents dive into a good book with their child. Take a look at some of the parents that got caught reading!
Superheroes to the rescue
In Reception our new topic has been superheroes. The children have completed many challenges, tested their strength and bravery and are now fully fledged superheroes! During the week Evil Pea escaped from the freezer and caused lots of trouble. The children put their superhero skills to the test and managed to capture the Evil Pea. POW. ZAP. BANG! We have been very busy over the week making capes, saving vegetables from Evil Pea, making superhero patterns and writing superhero speech bubbles. Take a look at some of our superheroes in action
This is how we spent our day!!!!
Waking up this morning and what did we have...SNOW! What better way to spend our day then playing out in the snow. Suits on and off we went outside to explore. The children loved making snow angels and snow balls. Fingers crossed for more snow
Water balloon fun
This week we have been learning all about the season winter, what happens in winter and the changes we might see. We decided to do a fun experiment testing water and the cold. We filled up a water balloon (and tried really hard not to have a water balloon fight) and predicted what we thought would happen to the water if we put the balloon in the freezer. After a day in the freezer, we took the balloon out and guess what....we had a ball of ice. The children explored the ice and noticed that our warms hands were beginning to melt the ice. Take a look at some of our pictures
Wheeling through the week
The children have been racing through this week on two wheels! Every day they have been learning and practising how to ride balance bikes. Avoiding crocodiles, racing and negotiating spaces have all been part of the fun. Check out how great they with look in their helmets and big smiles :)
A fruity fruit salad!
This week our topic has been healthy eating. Over the week we have been looking at foods that are good for us and foods that are bad for us. In class the children have been painting with fruits, packing healthy lunch boxes, writing healthy shopping lists and even shopping for healthy food which led us to make a fruit salad. The children are now health experts. We cannot wait to eat our fruit salad tomorrow.....lets hope it survives a night in the fridge (and nobody eats it!!)
What a fantastic week we've had for our Eco week. We've been learning all about how to be environmentally friendly and the importance of reusing, recycling and reducing our rubbish. Take a look at the recycling we've been doing with our new pencil pot holder and bird feeders. RT's bird-feeder was so fantastic it won a prize (a big hotel). Saving our town, recycling and writing down ways to save energy and protect our sea life have been just a few of the great activities we've done this week!
We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break and are ready to begin the new term. We can't wait to get stuck in and carry on our fabulous learning adventure. Continue to check our website daily for all the latest information and pictures of what we have been up to.
Miss Tann and Miss Pearson
Today was our Christmas dinner day and the children were beyond excited to tuck in to their Christmas feast. The children were all smiles as they demolished their dinner and pudding! We had a lot of children eat their pudding first, they just couldn't resist! Take a look at some of the pictures
All partied out!!
Yesterday was our Christmas party day. Best frocks on and dancing shoes polished, the children turned up ready for a day to remember. We started our day by playing games and have a boogie. The children showed off their impressive dance moves and cleared us out of prizes! We then had a game of pass the parcel. We have never seen so many children unwrap presents so slowly. After lunch it was time for the DISCO. We went into the hall and played even more party games. Then we had a special visitor...can you guess who???? What a fabulous day had by all. Take a look at some of the fabulous moments we managed to capture
Warming up for winter!
On Friday it was our termly stay and play. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents who attended and made the day so special. It was magical seeing the children's faces light up and engage in the Christmas activities put out. I think everybody's favourite was the hot chocolate table. The children demolished the biscuits!!! The news got out about our wonderful stay and play and we even had a visit from Burnley Express. Please check their website and you might be famous. Take a look at some of the lovely moments we managed to capture
Christmas is coming!
This week we have been looking at the Christmas story in preparation for our school nativity. Together we have been re-telling the special story of how Mary and Joseph travelled to Bethlehem to have baby Jesus. To fit in with our Christmas theme we have also been extremely busy creating Christmas cards, decorating Christmas trees and making presents for all you lovely grown-ups! We apologise now if your child comes home painted a different colour and covered in glitter.....it just means we have been having TOO much fun! Take a look at what we have been up to
The Elves are watching!
We made an exciting discovery in class today. Santa has sent one of his Elves to come and watch over us. The Elf was in a bit of a sticky situation when we found him. He came with a note and explained he will be here each day in a different place looking for children with good listening and kind hands. We have decided to name our Elf Chippie. I wonder what our Elf will be up to next...
A dinosaur has landed!
Over the weekend Mr Purtill noticed strange activity in school. He asked Reception if we could become detectives and figure out what was going on. Firstly we set off on an adventure around school looking for clues. The first clue was a trail of eaten leaves. Our second clue was large, scary footprints. The third clue was a strange looking box on the playground. We sent Mrs Harvey over to investigate and you'll never guess what she found? A dinosaur egg! Carefully we took the egg back to class and explained to Mr Purtill we have the situation under control. PHEWWW. We better not tell him theres a dinosaur in school!!!
Children in Need
On Friday we celebrated a very special cause, Children in Need. As a class we talked about how lucky we all are and the importance of giving to others who aren't so lucky. The children had lots of enjoyment coming to school dressed inside out/back to front!! We would also like to say a huge thank you to parents for your wonderful donations. With out your help we wouldn't have been able to raise £300.51p WOW!
This week in Reception we have whisked the children off on a magical adventure and visited the land of Cinderella. Firstly we read the story of Cinderella's bum (which is all about why it is good to have a big bottom) and then closely looked at the original version of Cinderella. The children have been very busy making party invitations, dressing up in the castle and decorating their own crowns. Please take a look at some of our very own princes and princesses
In reception we have be learning all about the importance of poppies and what they symbolise. Can your child remember why we wear a poppy? The children recognised the importance of them and even asked if they could make their own. Take a look at some of the poppies reception created. We were then asked to talk about our new learning in assembly. 5 brave children shared their interpretation of the word peace.
P is for poppy, E is for everyone, A is for always, C is for countries and E is for equal.
Never forget, always remember
What a bright and colourful week we've had learning about Diwali, the festival of light. We learnt that Hindus celebrate their festival of light for 5 days with fireworks, decorations, food, presents, dancing, candles and diva lamps. Take a look at our own diva lamps that we made, along with some super firework patterns and drawings. We even wrote our own Diwali cards using our tricky words.
We hope that you enjoyed your time off and got lots of rest because you will need it with the run up to Christmas in the next term. Can you believe we are thinking about Christmas already? Next term there will be lots of music, dancing and glitter so prepare for the excitement! Attached below is our autumn 2 newsletter which contains your child's upcoming learning
Oh we do love a dressing up day and how fabulous did everybody look. A big thank you to everyone for making a super effort and dressing up! From dragons to unicorns we really did have a wide variety of costumes. To keep up the excitement of dressing up, we ended the day with a disco!!! The children showed off some impressive dance moves. Take a look at some of our photos from our super day
What a fabulous parents evening that was. It was so lovely to share your children's learning experiences and discuss the progress they are making. If you wasn't able to attend then do not worry our doors are always open and feel free to pop in for a chat.
Miss Tann and Miss Pearson
Autumn has arrived
What better way to begin our autumn topic then an adventure around school. We encouraged the children to look out for signs of autumn and to collect anything they could find. The children worked together and discussed all of the things they found. We took all our findings back to class and made a lovely autumn display. In class we have also been learning about hibernation. Challenge your child and see if they can remember what it means
Thank you Mr Purtill!
We are very lucky in Reception. Mr Purtill has very kindly re-filled our outdoor sandpit meaning we can now have even more fun in our amazing outdoor area. Look at all of the smiles it created
Ahoy my matey!
What a week we have had. In reception we have been learning about pirates. The children have been very busy building pirate ships, making treasure maps, searching for treasure and learning all about captain Blackbeard. Did you know he was an evil pirate? Some children even had to.....WALK THE PLANK! The children are now fully fledged pirates, arhhhhhh! Take a look at some of the pirates we have recruited
Today a strange map was delivered to Reception. After lots of inspection by the children, they came to the conclusion it was a treasure map, a pirates treasure map. The children decided they would like to follow the map. Off we went on an adventure around school, following the map and looking out for pirates! We didn't spot any pirates but we did find the treasure!!! Take a look at our pictures
I'm a little monster
What better way to end our monster topic than to turn into monsters ourselves!! The children created their very own monster hat using different eyes and mouths. I hope they didn't scare you too much....take a look at our little monsters
In reception we have our very own vegetable patch and each year we grow potatoes. Firstly we watched a video on how potatoes are grown. We then dug out the potatoes from the roots and put them in our bucket. The children then carefully washed them. What should we do next with the potatoes we all thought.......EAT THEM OF COURSE! Take a look at the spud-tastic process
This week our topic has been monsters. We read the story 'How To Catch A Monster' but it all got very out of hand when a monster escaped from the book!!! This led the children to make monster traps, create their own monsters and practise their monster counting. Did you know monster love to eat monster crumble? Together we picked the apples from our apple tree and decided to make apple crumble!! Yum Yum. Hopefully this will help us catch the monster, what will Mr Purtill say if there is a monster running around school!!
Things that move
This week we have been learning about transport. Together we have talked about things that move and where we might find them. Did you know that a train can be found underground or that a seaplane flies on water? The children have enjoyed sharing what they already know and talking about the new things they have learnt. We have also talked about keeping safe around things that move. Take a look at some of our pictures, can you spot the police man, the lollipop man, Mr Look, Mrs Listen and Mrs hold hands?
What a feast!
Today was a very important day for Reception. Not only did they stay for a full day but they also had their dinner here! The children were rather excited to find out where the 'restaurant' was. The dinner hall is a very large space with lots of noise but the children didn't let that ruin their feast! The children were fantastic. We had lots of clean plates and lots of children eating their delicious pudding first...opps! Take a look at some of the children enjoying their very first school dinner
Happy Roald Dahl Day
On Thursday we celebrated Roald Dahl day. The children looked fantastic in their costumes. From Matilda to George Marvellous Medicine the children really did go all out. We had a lovely day talking about our favourite Roald Dahl characters. Take a look at our pictures in our costumes!
What a busy two weeks we have had! The half days are coming to an end and we cannot wait for full days to begin. The children have been amazing learning new rules and routines, joining in with new activities and learning new sounds in phonics. We are extremely excited for the children to begin full days and make even more friends. Your child should have received a letter explaining if they will be in Miss Tann's class or Miss Pearson's class. If you have any questions our door is always open! Please take a look at some of the things we have been up too
School is for adventures!!
Today we took the children on an adventure. We told them we were going to spy on the other children to see what they were up to. The children were the perfect spies!! They tip toed quietly around school. The children were able to see the school office, the school chickens, the dinner hall, the school garden, the play ground and even where Mr Purtill lives. I wonder what adventure we will go on tomorrow...
Fabulous first day
Oh what fun we have been having! The children have settled really well into their new environment and have eagerly explored the different areas within class. The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning through play and it has been so lovely to see friendships start to blossom. Please take a look at some of our photos from our first day at school
Welcome to Reception
We hope you have had a fantastic summer holiday! Your child is about to embark on a fabulous learning adventure with us here at Padiham Primary School and we are super excited.
This is our Reception class page. In Reception we love to learn, explore and investigate whilst having lots of fun. On here we will keep you up to date with all of our topics and things we have been up to. In Reception we have 2 teachers, Miss Tann and Miss Pearson and 4 amazing teaching assistants, Miss Chapman, Mrs Howell, Mrs Wade and Mrs Harvey.
If you have any questions we are always available to chat!
Let the adventure begin