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News from 2013-2014

Little Children Weak WW1 Project

Our whole school is taking part in Little Children Weak, a local history project to remember and honour all those soldiers from Burnley and Padiham who died during the First World War. Over the next half term, children will research the main events of World War 1 and find out about the lives and experiences of ordinary men and women who lived at this time. We have a "Tommy" visiting school to show children from every class what life was like for an ordinary soldier. KS2 children will watch a play entitled, "Your Country Needs You" which uses songs and poetry to examine the effects of war from the outbreak of war to the Christmas Truce. We hope to visit Memorial Park, Padiham to lay crosses in memory of some of those soldiers who died during WW1. 

World Book Day March 2014

We really enjoyed reading poetry this week and producing art work in the style of Rene Magritte.  On World Book Day, we dressed up in silly costumes and enjoyed drinks, biscuits and sweets on the day, plus a World Book Day book.

World Book Day Fun March 2014

To celebrate World Book Day on the 6th March, next week we will be reading, performing and enjoying Humorous, Nonsense and Classic poetry. Poets such as Michael Rosen, Paul Cookson and Brian Moses will feature heavily this week.


Visit to listen to Classic, Nonsense and Humorous poetry.


Our art for the week is based on the work of Surrealist artist Rene Magritte, who created some very interesting art work, which we hope to reproduce.

January 2014

We have had a fun filled half term to kickstart the new year. In Literacy, we read a fantastic novel by Louis Sachar called There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom and finished off the term by watching the film Holes.


In DT, we made Chocolate Chip Cookies and created gift boxes to hold what was left of our cookies.

Christmas Fun 2013

5/6 B have had an exciting build up to the Christmas holidays. In class, we made Yule logs, Melting Snowman biscuits, calendars and cards.


We had a great time at the Christmas party on Thursday.

Greek Vases

All years 5 and 6 have worked really hard this term making Greek vases from paper mache.The finished products are fantastic.

Liverpool World Museum

We had a great day out at Liverpool World Museum today. We looked at lots of Greek artefacts to find out what everyday life was like in Ancient Greece and visited the Planetarium to learn about the Earth and Space.  

AUTUMN 2 2013

We have been busy reading Greek myths and gathering ideas for writing our own stories. All the children in Years 5 and 6 received a copy of a Greek Myths book to read at home.

Book Week October 2013

We had great fun during Book Week. Our class read Neil Gaiman's The Wolves in the Walls and produced some very creative art work and writing about the story.

Activities in October 2013

On Monday 21st October, all Years 5 and 6 are heading off to Accrington Vue cinema to watch Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.


Children's Book Week begins Monday 21st to Friday 25th October. The theme is Magic, Mystery and Monsters and dressing up day is on the Thursday of that week. 5/6B will be reading Neil Gaiman's The Wolves in the Walls.

5/6B 2013-2014

Welcome everyone to an exciting new year in class 5/B. We have lots of exciting activities planned for the coming term.



This term our topics in History and Science are Ancient Greece and the Earth in Space. If you get the chance, visit your local library to do some research.


In Literacy, we will be reading Dr Xargle's Book of Earthlets and producing our own Guide to Earthlings. Throughout the term, we will be reading and enjoying Greek myths in preparation for writing our own Greek myths.



Two pieces of work, one Literacy and one Numeracy will be given out on a Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday, so that work can be marked.


Spellings are given out on Friday and tested the following week.


Reading books should be brought to school every day as children will be reading daily in class.


PE lessons are on a Tuesday.


ROALD DAHL DAY, Friday 13th September

We have already had great fun celebrating Roald Dahl Day as you will see in the pictures below. We listened to The Twits, made Roly Poly Birds and even some Mrs Twit's Eyeball Cakes!

Padiham Primary School

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

Tel: 01282 772496