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