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 did
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 below
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!
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!
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.
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 crew
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 queens
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!
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. Luckily...it didn't rain once...yipee! Please take a look at all of the pictures from our adventure!
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 to
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....
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.
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!
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 School
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 play
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!
The Little Red Hen
Leo tells his version of the story. Recorded by Alexa C.
Once upon a time...
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'.
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
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 enjoy
Our performance of Superworm
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!
We love celebrating together...here is what we did at our Chinese New Year party...
Our Chinese Celebration
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!
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!
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!
Stay and Play Spring
Thank you to everyone who came to stay and play, it was lovely to see so many faces! We really enjoyed getting messy in the mud, covering ourselves with paint and showing you our superhero work. Please take a look at some of the moments we have captured. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as we did.
See you again soon!
Stay and Play
Our next stay and play session will be on 26th January at 9:10 - 10am. All are welcome. Please do come along if you can, its a wonderful time to see your children's work, learning environment and friendships which have blossomed.
Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Team.
Ready, Set, Go!
We have had a fabulous treat in reception this week. Tots on tyres have been in to show us how to ride a bike. The children were confident and had a go! Here is what they got up to!
Would you like to play?
Toy day in Reception is always an important day as we see children sharing their own possessions. They talk, share, negotiate, take turns and build on social skills which we regard as central to friendships in class and school. It was wonderful to see the children using those skills. Miss Tann caught them having lots of fun. Take a peek too!
Christmas Party Day
As you can see the children had a fabulous time on party day. We played games, met santa and enjoyed christmas treats. We love celebrating in reception as you can see by our photographs!
Come on in...
Thank you to all the parents who came in for open afternoon in school. It was wonderful to see you and share our displays. The children enjoyed making reindeer food. Here are a few moments we captured.
We love the snow and ice!
He's behind you!
Reception had a fabulous time watching the panto!
We have a furry visitor...
Reception were thrilled to meet Lightning the reindeer on monday. We would like to thank Mrs Turner for the visit. The children stroked him and enjoyed learning about what he likes to eat. Take a peek at our pictures.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the many parents who enjoyed stay and play with us this morning. It was a wonderful, frosty morning and the children were thrilled to show you around our classroom. Keep an eye on our noticeboard for our next stay and play session in spring.
Welcome Miss Wheatcroft
We are pleased to welcome Miss Wheatcroft into reception for the next four weeks. Miss Wheatcroft is completing her first year of teaching and will be going into 4G prior to christmas. We hope she enjoys her time in reception with us.
Stay and Play
On Friday 24th November we will be having a stay and play session in class. We welcome parents, guardians and families to come into reception and enjoy some activities. Our first session this year will be at 9:15am -10am. All are welcome. We hope you can make it!
Is there room on the broom?
There was magic and mayhem in class this week with our reading week. We were very excited to put on our fancy dress! The children enjoyed our witches potion lab and were thrilled to read Room on the Broom. Here are a few photographs, we think we look spooky don't you agree?
We have had a colourful week learning about Diwali. We have learnt all about the Hindu celebration and compared it to our own celebrations. We really enjoyed making Diva lamps too!
Autumn is here!
Shiver me timbers!
Our current topic is Pirates! We have had a great couple of weeks searching for treasure, making maps, learning about Blackbeard and pretending to walk the plank! We hoped you liked our telescopes. Please feel free to send in any pirate related books or items for your children to share.
Have you seen our treasure?
National Fitness Day
We had a super time with year one getting fit! Thank you to Burnley football club who came into school to do a session with us.
Let's get fit!
Is that a monster over there?
This week we have been talking about monsters. We have shared our ideas on what they look like and written how we would catch one! We also noticed the apples on our class tree were ready and ripe for picking. So with a little help from Mrs Howell and the children of course a MONSTER CRUMBLE was made. We will enjoy tasting it tomorrow. Here is how we made it!
Please send us your photographs!
Please keep us up to date with what you have been up to. The children love to share experiences and photographs with friends. Any photographs sent will be put into our class book to be viewed in the reading area.
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Roald Dahl Day
We all had a fabulous day dressing up and celebrating Roald Dahl day. The children all looked amazing. Have a peek at a few of our photos!
My first day at school
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to our Reception page! We are looking forward to a fabulous year ahead and hope you will visit our page to keep up to date with what's going on in class. Your teachers in Reception are Miss Wilson, Miss Tann, Mrs Howell, Mrs Harvey, Mrs Wade, Mrs Hewerdine and Miss Chapman. We are always available and on hand too if you require any information or help with your child's needs and progress. We ask that you ensure your child has a labelled water bottle and PE kit within school and that all other items of clothing are clearly labelled. We will be celebrating Roald Dahl Day on Thursday 13th September so your child will have the option of attending school in yellow clothing or non-uniform. We hope you will also be able to attend our reading meeting on Tuesday 19th September at 9:15.
Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and all the Reception Team.
Please click to view a copy of our framework Development Matters in Foundation Stage. The 'What to expect, when?' document is a lovely version of our framework which allows you to see what your child can be achieving at age related expectations.
Please have a read and if you have any questions please feel free to chat to us.
Wow! What a fabulous day we had at Sports Day! The children all tried so hard and were wonderful at all the games. Thank you so much for coming to watch...have a look at our pictures!
This week we are looking ahead to year one. We have been talking about our new classes and writing letters to our year one teachers. The children are very excited about their new classes and will soon be visiting them for the afternoon. If you wish to chat to me or Miss Tann regarding your child's transition into year one please do pop in and see us,
We are busy bees!
We have had a busy few weeks in reception and we have enjoyed learning all about space! The children thrived on this topic and loved chatting about the solar system. Last week we talked about summer, how to protect ourselves in the sun and what we take on our holidays! This week we are continuing the stay safe topic. We have been discussing how to stay safe, stranger danger and water safety. Please do chat to your children about stranger danger, can they recall what to do if a stranger approaches them?
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Team.
It was wonderful to welcome our new children into reception this week for their taster session. Our current reception class were fabulous at looking after them and showing them around. Thank you to Ramone and Tianna who helped Miss Wilson take photographs for our child led transition booklet. We will drop this off at nurseries as we continue with our transition visits.
What lies ahead...
Time seems to zoom by and we are in our final part of our summer term. Please see our overall plan below, we have made amendments as the children's interests and learning evolve on a daily basis. Please feel free to send in any books or items related to forthcoming topics. This term we will be preparing the children for year 1 whilst welcoming our new children into class. If you have any questions with regards to transition please do chat to one of our team. Thank you for your continued support.
On Friday 26th May school hosted Padiham's Got Talent. As a class we chose Xenan Robinson and 'The Twinkles' (our singing group) to perform. The children were superb and both acts sang without any backing music! Xenan sang 'You are my sunshine' while The Twinkles sang 'If you are happy and you know it'. We were very proud of our performers and we weren't at all surprised that Xenan came 3rd in the competition. Well done Reception!
Come on in and have a cuppa...
Reception were proud to welcome parents into school on Friday 26th May to celebrate their learning and host a coffee morning. They used their knowledge of money learnt that very week! Children bought and sold homemade biscuits, cakes and worry dolls. Our worry dolls were a key theme to Emotional Health and Well-being week and reflected how important it is to share emotions. As a class we decided to donate our proceeds to 'Millie's Trust' and we have now paid for one parent to be trained in first aid. Thank you to all who supported us, it was wonderful as always to see you in school.
In a moment...
In reception we love to capture those precious moments and here is one of them! We have loved being out in the wonderful weather. Following on from our discussions about looking after each other the children have been looking after our things too! Here they are cleaning our muddy kitchen onsies! Please can you make sure all children have a water bottle, hat and sunscreen applied.
The Reception Team.
We were very fortunate today to have a visit from the NSPCC. They talked to us about how to keep safe and protect ourselves in different situations. We know how to 'Speak out and Stay safe".
How do you feel today?
Across school we have been talking about Emotional Health and Well-being. We have discussed how we feel and how we can get support if we need it. Reception are fabulous at sharing their feelings and supporting each other. Further to this we shared different ways to be kind.
Emotional Health and Well-being Week
Fly little butterfly...
We were thrilled to set our butterfly free last week. The children were excited to see them butterflies emerge and have handled them with care.
We have been very busy in Reception today. We have been wearing pink and red to show our support for our chosen charity Millie's Trust. Congratulation's to Jaicee and Kacie-Mai who won our Millie's Giraffe colouring competition! We have also been very busy baking for our coffee morning on Friday where you can buy biscuits and worry dolls whilst having a chat and a cuppa! Here are a few snippets of today's moments. We love baking!
Oh what a wonderful day...
Burnley Gymnastics Club
Class RT would love to say a huge thank you to Burnley Gymnastics Club for coming in to teach us new skills and ways of moving. The children have made huge progress and have enjoyed the sessions.
Let's play rounders!
Reception class RW have had a superb five weeks learning the game of rounders with Ben from Burnley Leisure. We can all throw, catch and strike confidently! We have also enjoyed learning and playing new games like canon ball!
I am sure you have heard all about our trip to the farm already but here are some photos for you to see what we got up to! It was a wet and overcast day but we loved exploring in the mud and rain. We hunted in the woods for minibeasts, fed the animals and planted wild flowers. We had a fabulous time!
This week we have learnt all about growing. The children are superb at science and have enjoyed this topic. We have read The Tiny Seed and Jasper's Beanstalk. We have watched our seeds grow and dreamed about what we would see at the top of Jasper's Beanstalk. We can now name parts of a plant and talk about what a plant needs to grow. Well done Reception!
Fun in the sun!
In Reception we love being outside and this is where most of our learning happens! We have had a great week, here are a few pictures of what we have been up to! Our water wall has taught us how to problem solve, whether different materials float or sink and how buckets can contain different capacities! We have also had a great time making potions in our mid kitchen and imagining a variety of ingredients. Me and the team would like to apologize for the few changes of socks this week, sometimes our toes can get a little soggy!
Our Little Tiny Wiggly visitors
You may of heard that we have got some tiny visitors in class! They are small, hungry and looking for food...they are caterpillars! We have been very excited and we have loved watching them grow. As you can see they are getting very fat! We are waiting for them to make a cocoon and emerge as beautiful butterflies. We we show you some pictures when this occurs!
Let's do some planting!
Mrs Howell has been showing the children how to plant vegetables this week. We have all had a turn at planting whilst chatting about what a plant or vegetable needs to grow. Now we just need to tend to our plants and watch them grow. We will keep you updated!
Stay and Play
Dear Parents and Guardians,
On Friday 26th May we will be having a Stay and Play session with a difference! We welcome you to school at 9:15 to play in class and share your children’s work. However Reception will also be selling cakes, biscuits and handmade worry dolls in the small hall with a complimentary tea or coffee. This is in celebration of our Emotional Health and Well-being week in school but it is also to enable our children to have a shop following a week of learning about money! Cake, biscuits and worry dolls will be priced below 50p and will be made by staff and children in Reception. If you are able to attend please let us know,
Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Team.
We have had a fabulous first week back at school! We have read Handa's Surprise, tasted some different fruit and learnt about a variety of animals. Take a look at what we have been up to!
Spring has sprung!
After a very exciting morning with our family visiting class we decided to make the most of the gorgeous weather and go on a spring walk. We saw all sorts of signs and we collected some nature tokens for our display.
Our Red Nose Day Stay and Play!
Wow! What a fabulous morning we have had in reception. Thank you to all the parents who visited today, it was lovely to chat to you and share your children's wonderful work. The class was a hive of activity and the children were thrilled to show off their environment and skills. From myself, Miss Tann and the team we would also like to thank parents for your continued support at home and fabulous feedback. Keep an eye on our new notice board with class updates and our next stay and play session.
Farm to Fork
We have had a fabulous morning at Tesco despite getting very wet on the journey! It's a good job we love the rain and being outside! The children enjoyed tasting fruit and finding out about healthy food. We touched a fish and we even got to see the giant fridge! Have a look at our photographs, some have been taken by the children too! Thank you to Kai, Joey, Lucy and Jaicee for helping Miss Wilson capture the moment.
Wow! What a wonderful visitor....
This afternoon one of our parents Mr Pennington was kind enough to pop in with his truck. He showed the children how it functioned, which was very exciting! The children really enjoyed asking questions and climbing up into the cab to have a peek. Thank you Macadam and Son of Colne for bringing some fabulous smiles to the faces of RW and RT!
We have had a superb spring term and as we look ahead to our week on Easter we also have summer in mind. We hope it will bring sunshine so we can carry on enjoying exploring outside! Taken from the children's suggestions and interests we have put together our Summer topics. Please click below to see what we will be doing in next term.
Today we have been out and about completing our road safety. The children have been talking about how to stay safe and we have been learning how to cross the road safely. They now know to stop, look and listen while they wait for the green man.
Stop, Look and Listen
Crime Scene Investigation
I am sure you have heard that our chair went missing on Monday. The children have made posters to find our missing chair and have been looking for evidence in the crime scene. Following lots of investigation we discovered it was Mr Monk. Our local PCSO's paid us a visit to class and had a little word with Mr Monk. Mr Monk was very apologetic and has shared how it is important not to steal items which aren't ours and how to ask if you are wanting to borrow something. Thank you to the local Police department and Mr Monk for a wonderful imaginative week in reception.
Eddie our lollipop man teaches us road safety
We would like to say a huge thank you to Eddie for visiting reception on Tuesday. We loved hearing about how you help us and how to stay safe when crossing the road. As you can see we had lots of fun trying on Eddie's uniform!
Thank you Padiham Fire Station
We have all been very excited to have a visit from the team at Padiham Fire Station today. We learnt all about fire safety, how the brigade can help us and how to squirt a hose!
World Book Day
Wow! We had some amazing outfits for World Book Day. In reception we love reading and dressing up so this is one of our favourite days of the year. Take a peek at our outfits...we look fabulous!
Can Miss Tann flip a pancake?
In reception we made pancakes with Miss Tann a day earlier so we could enjoy even more pancakes at home today! The children loved writing lists of what we would need. We are going to write instructions and then we will write what we loved about them. Take a look at our yummy, scrumptious, tasty pancakes.
Our yummy pancakes!
Let's be healthy!
Thank you to those of you who returned the food diaries, they are fabulous! We have had lots of fun focusing on healthy food and healthy bodies. We have painted vegetables, made healthy eating posters and even made fruit faces. Have a look at some of them!
We would like to say a huge thank you to those of you who sent images and even a video to our new class email address. It was wonderful to share them with the class and we have started a book to collate the children's adventures. Please feel free to send us images and comments of your children's learning, adventures and 'wow' moments for us to share. Our address is firstname.lastname@example.org but please be aware this is not a form of correspondence. If you wish to chat to us, we are always available.
Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Team.
Stay and Play
Our next Stay and Play session will be on Friday 24th March from 9:15 - 10:15. We really hope you can make it! It is a wonderful opportunity for the children to share their learning with you.
Miss Wilson, Miss Tann and the Reception Team
We have really enjoyed having visitors in school this week. Reception took part in our whole school workshop with Ian Bland. He taught the class poetry and together wrote our own poem too with actions! Today we had a visit from Zoe at the library. She shared a wonderful book and poem with us too which the children had lots of fun with, especially the rhyme!