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News from 2011-2012

Queen Street Mill visit, Wednesday 23rd May

Everyone enjoyed our trip to Queen Street Mill and learnt a lot about what life was like for children in Victorian times.


The SATS are over and after months of hard work, Year 6 celebrated in style! Some fancy moves on show Year 6!

Her Majesty's Visit to Lancashire 16th May 2012

ear 5 children have been given a unique opportunity to take part in an event at Turf Moor to welcome the Queen to Lancashire.


The event will allow Year 5 children to be part of the "public welcome" and to view a one hour and twenty minute performance involving a number of Lancashire schools. This will culminate in Her Majesty addressing the crowd. The children  will also be able to view the arrival of the Royal Party at Turf Moor.


A fantastic opportunity for the children!

Queen Street Mill

All Years 5 and 6 children are visiting Queen Street Mill on Wednesday 23rd May as part of their topic on Victorians. They will have the chance to experience what it was like in a Victorian classroom, play with Victorian toys, find out about the clothes worn by mill workers and much more!


To make the experience even better, we are asking all children and staff to dress up for the day as Victorians.

Author Visit Victoria Barry

Victoria Barry spent Friday morning in school talking about her first novel, Darkmoor:The Darkness Discovered. She explained how she started writing stories as a child and how reading stories such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, gave her the bug to start writing.


Victoria talked about her childhood, how she plans her stories and where she gets her ideas from. All the children listened really well and had plenty of questions to ask her.


If you would like to order a signed copy of her book, contact Mrs Billam.

To find out more about her, visit



5/6B and the School Councillors spent an afternoon litter picking in the woods by our school. We found lots of rubbish, including things such as drinks bottles, sweet wrappers, crisp packets, newspapers and black bags full of household rubbish! The woods now look fantastic again - just in time for Spring. Please help us to keep it this way by putting your rubbish in the bins provided.

Book Week and World Book Day

Our class novel for this week was How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. We have really enjoyed reading the story. This week, the class have

  • created their own dragons,
  • made Dragon Top Trumps cards
  • created a new character for the story
  • made Viking longships
  • researched the Vikings and made information books about their everyday lives
  • in groups created a collage dragon
  • wrote a newspaper report about a scene from the book,
  • watched the film version of the book
  • celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as a character from a book


The children have had great fun tasting, designing and making biscuits as part of our DT topic this term. They also enjoyed making gift boxes to hold their finished biscuits.

Christmas disco

Fun for everyone!

Greek vases

After several weeks of hard work, we have finished making our Greek vases. Even though it was very messy, everyone enjoyed using papier mache to create their pottery.

Christmas party

We had a great time at the Christmas party.


Year 5/6 and 6D spent a lovely morning at Padiham Town Hall with author Tommy Donbavand.


Scream Street is a series of 13 comedy horror novels by Tommy Donbavand. It tells the tale of Luke Watson who, after he begins to change into a werewolf, causes his family to be moved to Scream Street - a secure location for vampires, zombies, monsters and more.


Luke quickly makes friends with a young vampire called Resus Negative, and Cleo Farr, an Egyptian mummy.  His parents, however, are terrified of their new neighbours, and Luke sets out to find a way to take them out of Scream Street and back home.

Magic and Mystery Book Week

Magic and Mystery Book Week winners from 5/6B, Charlie Budgen and Amber Liversidge.


Children enjoyed writing scary stories this week and are looking forward to meeting Tommy Donbavand author of the Scream Street series,after half term.

Making clocks in DT

The class have been busy designing and making clocks as part of their Design and Technology work. They will be completed and sent home after half term.


Children in Years 5 and 6 really enjoyed their trip to the Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday 12th October.


Here are some pictures from the day. 

Padiham Primary School

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

Tel: 01282 772496