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Read For My School 2016

Well done to everyone for taking part in Read for My School this year and reading so enthusiastically at home and at school.

Congratulations to Daisy and Ahmed who were chosen as winners in our class.

Money Management Training 

Module 3: Payment and Savings

Brian Souter with this term's Money Mentors.

World Book Day, March 2016

This week we have  been busy reading the story Saint George and the Dragon by Geraldine McCaughrean. The story provided lots of opportunities for some imaginative writing and some fantastic artwork.


Well done to Joshua Taylor and Leah Middleton who won prizes for their wonderful costumes in our annual competition on World Book Day.

Get Caught Reading 2016

Well done to the Get Caught Reading team who did a fantastic job this week organising the event throughout school.

Congratulations to Amy and Alyssa who were the lucky winners drawn in the raffle.

Spring term, 2016


Money Matters

 Brian Souter from Debt Aware, delivered a training session on Budgeting to a group of children from Years 5 and 6, who then went on to present the module to the children in their own classes.

Budgeting is the second module in the Money Management course

which is designed to encourage young people to develop a sensible attitude towards money.

Our money mentors for this module were Dainton, Amy, Vincent, Dominic and Ahmed, who did a fantastic job of passing on all that they had learnt to the rest of the class.

Kev F Sutherland

Our class were delighted to receive another visit from Comic artist, Kev F Sutherland, who showed us  how to draw superhero versions of ourselves. The children's work will form part of a larger picture that Kev is drawing of the school.

Greek vases


After a lot of hard work , we have finally finished our paper mache sculptures. Everyone took a lot of care designing, creating and decorating their Greek vases and the results are very impressive.

Money Matters

Our Money Mentors, Ahmed, Phoebe, Alyssa, Paige, Libby and Ginny, delivered their first module on Money Management to 5/6B and 6K. They really enjoyed presenting the session and are looking forward to their next training session in January.

Christmas Fun!

Everyone had a great time at the school disco on Tuesday and at the Christmas party on Thursday.


Comic Art Masterclass with Kev F Sutherland

We had a thrilling afternoon on Tuesday this week, when Kev F Sutherland spent the day with 5/6B to teach the children all there is to know about making comic strips. By the end of the session, the children had produced a comic containing a strip by every single one of them and Kev also drew some very lifelike portraits of all the children. 

Kev was very pleased to see all the lovely artwork we had produced in preparation for his visit and said in his blog,

“Possibly the most flattering display I've ever seen greeted me as I entered the classrooms of Padiham Primary School this week."

A huge thanks to DC Thomson, publishers of the Beano, who very kindly donated copies of The Beano to all the children in 3/4R and 5/6B.



Our trip to Liverpool World Museum


Year 5 and 6 had a fantastic day at Liverpool World Museum on Wednesday this week. The main purpose of our trip was to enhance our work on Ancient Greece through practical workshops and drama activities. In our first session, we learnt some amazing facts about the Greek gods and for the finale, some of the children very enthusiastically took on the roles of the Olympian gods. To finish this session, the whole class had the chance to act out the myth of Perseus and Medusa which revealed some very fine acting skills. In our second workshop, we took on the role of archaeologists, looking at a range of artefacts to investigate what they revealed about life in Ancient Greece. Finally, we had the chance to explore the rest of the museum and really enjoyed looking at the Aquarium, the Bug House and the Natural History exhibits. Overall, it was a very informative and fun trip.

Welcome to 5/6B


My name is Mrs Billam and working alongside me this year is the wonderful Mrs Darbyshire.


Welcome to your new class and to what will be an exciting, action-packed year ahead.


PE this year will be on a Thursday afternoon. It is an important part of the school curriculum and all children are expected to take part so make sure you have your full PE kit in school.


Two pieces of homework are sent out on a Friday (English and Maths) and should be returned at the latest by the following Wednesday so that  work can be marked. New spellings to learn will be sent home on a Friday and there will be a spelling test on the following Friday. Weekly arithmetic tests are also held on a Friday focussing on multiplication tables and basic mental maths calculations.


Reading is at the heart of our curriculum and we encourage our children to read as often as possible so please remember to bring your book into school every day if possible.

If you would like to find out any more information, please get in touch.



Dahlicious Dress Up Day

On Friday, 25th September, we took part in the national Dahlicious Dress Up Day, a fundraising event for Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, which helps seriously ill children and young people in the UK.

We raised over £200 in donations by dressing up as characters from Roald Dahl stories or dressing in something yellow, which was Roald Dahl’s favourite colour.

Our class read The Twits and created storyboards of the Wormy Spaghetti scene, decorated biscuits to look like eyeballs and made Roly Poly Birds.








Poetry Please!

Some of the money raised every year by our Year 6 Enterprise project is used to buy books for the following year’s children in Years 5 and 6. This year, the children have all received a poetry book, which we hope will inspire a love of reading.

Money Skills for Life

Our Money Mentors, Ahmed, William. Alyssa and Phoebe, all enjoyed the training session on Money Management, led by Brian Souter. The purpose of the programme is to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to become responsible adults. 


Our Money Mentors will be sharing what they learnt with the rest of the class and helping them to develop a sound and sensible attitude towards money.

Magic, Monsters and Mystery Book Week, October 2015



To celebrate Book Week, our class focus this week was on the legend of Beowulf. We read the story, watched an animation and then used this as a stimulus for producing some wonderful writing, from storyboards and diary entries, to newspaper reports.

On Thursday, 22nd October, the children dressed up in some incredibly monstrous costumes, so well done to everyone for making such a huge effort. Congratulations to Phoebe and William, who were chosen as the winners from 5/6B. Enjoy reading your book!





Curriculum Clouds For Years 5 & 6

Padiham Primary School

Burnley Road, Padiham, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 8SJ

Tel: 01282 772496