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Sports day! 


Yesterday was our infant sports day. We would just like to thank all of the parents for coming down and supporting the children but most importantly well done to Reception! They were fantastic and every body tried their very best. Well done to all of the winners and well done to all the children who took part! Please take a look at some of the pictures, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we didsmiley

Just having a cool off! 


With highs of up to 27+ degrees we have been teaching the children the importance of keeping safe in the sun. We have looked closely at the 3 S's: SLIP on a t-shirt, SLOP on sun cream and SLAP on a hat! Please ensure your child has sun cream on along with a hat and a water bottle to keep in school. In order to cool us down yesterday, Miss Chapman came up with a fabulous idea. She made us our very own paddling pool! The children absolutely loved it and decided to do more than just paddle and go for a swim!! We apologise if any child was slightly wet yesterday, we were busy having lots of fun! Please see some of our pictures belowsmiley

A royal reply 


Earlier on in the year the children decided to sent a letter to William and Kate congratulating them on the recent arrival of the new prince. Violets lovely creation was chosen to be on the front cover of our card and all the children wrote their name inside. We didn't expect a reply but one day.....a post card arrived for us! The card stated that William and Kate loved the card we sent them and wanted to say thank you, WOW! The children were ecstatic to have a reply!smiley

Football is coming home! 


This week has been geography week and what better way to celebrate it by inspiration from the world cup. Each class was given a country to learn about and lucky for reception we had....ENGLAND! The children have learnt all about the royal family, our capital city London, things that we like to eat and sports that we play. On Friday each class set up a table displaying all of the work they have done across the week. The children were able to visit each table and learn more stuff about new countries. Please take a look at our pictures and fingers crossed for England in the world cup!smiley

Warburtons came to visit!


We were very lucky in Reception as we had a visit from Warburtons. They talked to us about healthy eating, food waste and then we got to make our very own healthy sandwich! The children were encouraged to try new fruits and vegetables. But before we could do that we had to make sure we had our lovely hairnets on, aprons on and hands washed. Please take a look at our pictures from the day and we hope you enjoy your free loaf of bread.smiley

Reception's Got Talent


Every year we have our annual Padihams Got Talent. Representing Reception were Harry and his crew. They stole the show with their dancing of Cha Cha Slide! The children did amazing and were very very brave. Their hard work and dancing paid off as they were awarded with 2nd place, wow! Well done Reception. Take a look at the fabulous members of Harry and his crewsmiley

Lunch fit for a queen 


With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, today we had our very own royal lunch! Not only did the children have a yummy lunch but they also got a crown. To carry on the celebration in class we have been decorating wedding dresses, making wedding invitations, writing wedding cards and decorating crowns. We even dressed up and held our very own class wedding (don't worry it was only pretend). Please take a look at our very own kings and queenssmiley


Meet our new friends! 


In reception we have been very lucky. We have had the responsibility of looking after butterflies and helping them turn from an egg, to a caterpillar into a butterfly. This was a perfect opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly. The children were very gentle with the butterflies and made sure to care for them. The children now know that first their is an egg and then a caterpillar pops out. The caterpillar makes a cocoon and stays inside for 2 weeks. Then a beautiful butterfly pops out. Look at all of the smiley faces on our pictures below!smiley

Our adventure to the farm


Today was our school trip to the Wild Boar Park. The children were fantastic from start to finish. We fed the lambs, held the baby chicks and then went on a walk to spot some boars! After some lunch, we had a tractor ride and played on the park. didn't rain once...yipee! Please take a look at all of the pictures from our adventure!smiley 

A Royal Baby


Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge! The children have really enjoyed talking about the Royal family and the birth of their new baby. The children thought it would be a fabulous idea to make a card for the new prince! Following the children's interest in the royal family, we have decided to make the royal wedding a topic. The children are very excited to make crowns, dress up and learn all about different traditions. If you have anything you would like to share about weddings, please feel free to bring it in. Make sure to keep checking our page for all of the latest fun with have been up tosmiley

Book Sale

On Friday 27th April we are having a book sale in school. Please bring in books to donate to the sale and 50p to buy books too! All proceeds will go towards our school scooter pod.

Thank you for your continued support

Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Team. 



Click below to see what we have planned for the Summer term....

Spring has sprung


This week we have been learning all about spring. Firstly we learnt all about things we see in spring and then the children put their exploring skills to the test and went on a spring walk to see what they could find. We have even been planting potatoes using our new gardening equipment. Please take a look at what we have been up to!

We hope you have had a fantastic Easter break! We're very excited for the term ahead, hopefully we will have blue skies and sunshine. 


Just a reminder, on Wednesday 9th May we will be visiting the Wild Boar Park for our Reception school trip. Please don't forget to pay at the office by the 20th April. 

Thank you, 

The Reception Team 

What an eggtastic week! 


With Easter just around the corner, we held our annual design an egg competition. The children worked so hard and came up with some amazing creations! Please see the pictures below and well done to all of the winners! smiley

Stop look and don't forget to listen


To fit in with our topic of road safety, we took the children on an adventure to the pelican crossing. We talked about the 3 important steps; stop, look and listen. We then crossed the road with the help of the green man. The children did really well and all crossed the road safely. We have even learnt a song about crossing the road, don't forget to ask your child to sing it to you.


Next we will be making our very own stop signs. Look out for the future lollipop men and women of Padiham! 

A visit from Eddie the lollipop man


In Reception we have be learning about road safety. We were very lucky this week as Eddie the lollipop man came to visit us. He told us all about his important job, what he wears and how he keeps us safe. He even let us try on his uniform! Take a look at the newest lollipop men and women of Padiham Primary Schoolsmiley

Story Time with Mr Dunderdale and Mr Leyland

We were very excited to welcome Mr Dunderdale and Mr Leyland into reception this week. The children really enjoyed hearing male role models read in class. If you would like to come in and read to a small group of children we would love to have you in class. We love visitors!


Who will help me eat the bread?

Following on with our little red hen theme we made bread in golden time and all had a taste. It was wonderful to hear the children's description of the tastes. I thought it was scrumptious!



Stay and play cake sale 



What a turn out! Thank you to every one who attended our cake sale this morning, as well as making a donation. It really was a lovely morning drinking tea, eating cake and eating more cake! With your help we have raised a whopping £60, AMAZING! With this we will be buying a bug hotel, gardening tools, gardening aprons, plants/flowers and herbs (as requested by the children).


Thank you again and we can't wait to see you at the next stay and playsmiley

World Book Day round 2!


The weather didn't stop us this time, what a fantastic day we had. The children looked amazing! From Captain Underpants to Cruella De Vil, the children (and parents) really did pull out all the stops. Please take a look at some of the fabulous costumes!smiley

The Little Red Hen

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Leo tells his version of the story. Recorded by Alexa C.

Once upon a time...

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Here Keaton tells his version of The Little Red Hen. Recorded by Ruby F.

The power of reading!!!!


The more that you read the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go. With World Book Day approaching we have dived into our reading. We have been teaching the children about the importance of reading and how fun reading can be. We even had a visitor from Lancashire library service who came to read us a story! Please take a look at some of the pictures of the children who have 'got caught reading'.smiley

Do you want to build a snowman? 


Please keep snowing!!! What better way to spend the day then outside in the snow. We have learnt about different seasons, changes in weather and properties of snow. The children even began to make a class snowman, I wonder what we should call him? Please take a look at all of the fun we have had smiley



Stars in the making! 


During our topic of superheroes we read the story Superworm. As a class we worked tremendously hard to act out the story. The children then put their acting skills to the test and performed the story to the rest of the children at Padiham Primary School and to the children at Whitegate Nursery. They were fabulous! So after lots of practice and many takes later, we managed to get a wonderful video of the children performing. Please enjoysmiley

Our performance of Superworm

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We would like to invite you to our special stay and play!

Every year we have a stay and play with a difference! This year we are inviting you to our Cake and Coffee morning on Friday 9th March at 9:10. We will be raising money for our garden area and would love you to come for a cuppa and slice of cake. All are welcome so please do bring along grandparents and siblings, the more the merrier! 

See you there,

Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Team.


Kung Hei Fat Choi!

We have had a fantastic week celebrating Chinese New Year. We had our own party tasting noodles and prawn crackers alongside learning how to dragon dance! It was spectacular! We wrote invites, danced, made music, made lanterns, talked, drew and even had our own drinks station where we could chat with friends. Have a look at our video to see how busy we all were...


from Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Class 



The year of the dog!

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We love celebrating is what we did at our Chinese New Year party...

Our Chinese Celebration

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Have a peek at our dragon dancing...

Let's run for fun and a new scooter pod too!

So today we all donned on our PJ's to get healthy and raise money for our school scooter pod. Thank you to everyone who sent in donations, took part with PJ's and ran so well. Reception were incredible and over took Miss Wilson at the back! smiley



After our trip yesterday we had some very special visitors in reception. Our local PCSO's and officers visited school and brought a police van too! The children were thrilled to chat, explore and try on the police accessories. We learnt how to stay safe and how the police can help us when we are in need. 

Let's go on an adventure...

We all wrapped up warm and headed out into Padiham yesterday to visit Whitegate Nursery. For half the class it was a chance to see friends and teachers at whitegate. It was also super walking through our community and talking about road safety. The children performed our version of 'Superworm'. Which you will see online tomorrow. We chatted shared a drink of milk and pottered back to school. Here are our photographs. 

Can Miss Tann flip a pancake....yes she can! 


What a fantastic week! This week our topic has been pancakes and with the help of Mr Wolf we have wrote lists of ingredients, instructions on how to make pancakes and best of all.....we got to make them AND EAT THEM! The children described their pancakes as "delicious" "the best I have ever had" and "yummy". Please take a look at the photos of the children enjoying their pancakes! smiley



Superheroes to the rescue!!!!


Oh have we been busy! For the past two weeks our topic has been superheroes. We have been using our super powers to write SUPER sentences and words, fill in the missing numbers, create our own superhero and order numbers. The children have thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and working together to save the world. Please take a look at our very own superheroes in action! smiley