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It's Party Day!! 

 

Yesterday was officially the best party ever! The children looked fabulous in their party clothes. We started the day with party games such as pass the parcel and musical bumps before turning the classroom into a disco. We even had disco lights! At dinner time we had Christmas Dinner and luckily there was enough for all of the teachers so we even got to eat dinner together. The celebrations didn't stop there as in the afternoon we had another disco and party food. Pheww I think we are all partied out now. Merry Christmas Everyonesmiley

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Another adventure 

 

We have been very busy bee's in Reception! Yesterday we went on an adventure to Whitegate Nursery to watch their nativity. The children did an amazing job as it was their first time performing to an audience. We even got a special treat afterwards....milk and cookies!!! Yum! As a school we think it is very important to maintain close links with local nurseries. Thank you Whitegate for inviting ussmiley

 

 

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Wow, what a performance! 

 

This week Reception were invited to watch the year 3 ukulele performance. The year 3 children were incredibly brave to stand up in front of such a big audience. Our favourite song was of course Jingle Bells! 

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Christmas Stay and Play

 

 A big thank you to everyone who came to our stay and play this morning. We hope you had a lovely time. The children really enjoyed exploring the classroom with their loved ones and what a treat it was getting to enjoy a delicious cup of hot chocolate. We hope you have a lovely Christmas and a happy new year! smiley

 

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Adventures to the Library 

 

What a day we have had! We are very lucky in Reception as we got invited to visit Padiham library and of course we said yes. Coats zipped up, hoods up and off we went on our adventure. It was so exciting looking at all of the Christmas decorations in the shop windows. At the library we had a special talk about how a library has changed over the years and what you can do in a library. The children were amazed at how much you could do. We then had a special story session before getting to explore the library on our own. The children were little angels. I do hope we get invited back soonsmiley

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Camera, Lights, Action!!!! 

 

This week we are preparing for our Christmas Nativity. The children have worked so hard learning all the songs and remembering all of the actions. We cannot wait for you to see it. Make sure you get a ticket from the school office.

The countdown is on till Christmas (literally) so what better way to spend our remaining days in class then writing Christmas cards, making presents, writing Christmas Lists and acting out the Christmas story. Did you know we even received a letter from Santa!!!! We are having so much funsmiley 

Merry Christmas from Reception! 

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Open afternoon

 

Thank you to everyone who came to open afternoon yesterday, we hope you had a lovely time. The children always have a magical time when it is spent with their loved ones in class. Do not worry if you wasn't able to make it, stay and play is next week! Please come along Friday 13th December, 9:05am smiley

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When dinosaurs roamed Padiham Primary School 

 

What a week we have had! The children have been very busy making dinosaur skeletons, ordering dinosaur bones and making dinosaur fossils. Did you know we've had a dinosaur roaming around the school? Look at the mess they have made! They left their footprints on the wall and even spilt dinosaur slime on the floor!!!! Mr Purtill wasn't very happy. After such a busy week, the children are now dinosaur experts. Ask your child what extinct means. Can they tell you what happened to all of the dinosaurs? smiley 

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Children In Need 

 

Last week we celebrated Children In Need and what better way to celebrate it than in our pyjamas. To begin the celebrations we did a whole school wake and shake! The children were fantastic at copying the actions. We then headed back to class and joined in with some fun Pudsey bear activities. The day would not be complete until we made Pudsey bear out of the donations the children brought in. The children loved helping make Pudsey. Look at all the fun we had! If only we could come to school in our pyjamas every daysmiley

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Animal Experts 

 

This week we have been learning all about animals. The children have made observations on where animals live and why they might live there. We even learnt a new word - habitat! We then had a go at drawing our own animals. We have some artists in the making here at Padiham Primary School. This week we have also explored the concept of height and practised measuring different animals using the language tall and short. Can your child measure anything at home? 

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Family Friday 

 

Thank you to every one who came to our Family Friday stay and play. What a fantastic turn out we had. We hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did. It was so lovely to see so many of you making precious memories with your child. Don't worry if you was not able to attend, we will be holding another stay and play in December....we look forward to seeing you then!smiley

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We love reading! 

 

At Padiham Primary School we help foster a love for reading. In order to encourage our little one's to dive into a good book, our year 6 children come to read to us every Thursday afternoon. The children love our weekly story sessions. Not only does it encourage our Reception children to pick up a book but it also builds the confidence of the year 6 children and helps them build on fluency and paceyes

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Magic, Mystery and Mayhem! 

 

What a fabulous day we had yesterday. To celebrate book week the children were able to come to school dressed as a spooky character. What amazing costumes we had. A big thank you to everyone for making such a fabulous effort. In Reception we decided to carry on the celebrations into the afternoon and have our own discosmiley

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Happy Halloween 

 

This week our topic has been Halloween. The children have been casting spells and making potions. They even turned the teachers into frogs! We have carefully written our list of spooky ingredients and weighed them out looking at which is the heaviest and lightest. Look at all the spooky fun we have been having. 

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Autumnal Explorers 

 

Before the holidays our topic was autumn. We talked about all the things that happen in autumn. With the help our friend Shelly the tortoise from the story 'Ridiculous!' we learnt all about hibernation. The children became experts at spotting the signs of autumn. We even went on our very own autumn walk around the school. Look what we found!

We hope you had a lovely half-term holiday and are ready for the busy run up to Christmas, be prepared for lots and lots of fun (and glitter). smiley

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Can we build it, yes we can!

 

Look at our new amazing construction provision! The children were so excited to put their building skills to the test and see what they could create. We managed to make a tractor, a race car and our very own house. How cool is that! It was so lovely to see the children work together as a team. We love buildingyes

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Ahoy Me Hearties 

 

What an eventful week we have had! At the start of the week a special treasure map was delivered to our classroom and of course we just had to go and explore. Off we went around the school searching for the buried treasure. Did we find it? YES WE DID! After becoming successful treasure hunters we decided to be the best pirates Padiham has ever seen. We made telescopes so we could search for other pirates (especially Blackbeard), we practised counting our treasure and we even made our own treasure maps. We love being piratessmiley

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Monster Crumble 

 

Did you know monsters love apple crumble? What better way to use up our apples from our apple tree than to make a delicious apple crumble. Our little monsters were so excited. The children loved helping us cut the apples. Take a look at someone of the children enjoying their delicious crumble. I wonder what our little monsters will want to eat next...

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Padiham's Little Monsters 

 

In Reception we have been learning all about monsters. We have been very busy practising our counting and learning new sounds. To end such an exciting topic we decided to become MONSTERS. The children each created their very own monster hat. We hope you weren't too scared!!!surprise

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Just a reminder that it is our reading meeting on Thursday 26th September at 9:15 am. 

 

In the meeting we will discuss phonics and how this enables your child to read and write, numeracy skills and what you can do at home and how to encourage your child to be independent. 

 

Please head to the school office on the day.smiley

Outdoor Explorers 

 

We love the outdoors! In Reception our doors are always open so the children have access to the outdoor area at all times. The children have had tremendous amounts of fun exploring our provision and sharing with friends. Take a look at how much fun we are having! We love Receptionheart

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Yum yum

 

We have survived our first week of full days!!! When we asked the children what they have enjoyed the most, of course they said dinner. The children have been superstars in the dining hall and we've had lots of clean plates. Go Reception!!

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Roald Dahl Day

 

On Friday we celebrated Roald Dahl day and boy did we have fun. The children pulled out all the stops and looked amazing dressed as their favourite character. As a class we talked about why we celebrate Roald Dahl day and shared our favourite stories with each other. A big thank you to everyone who donated. Roll on the next dress up day....smiley

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Look what we've been up to!!!

 

The Reception team would like to say a big well done to all of our new Reception children for being really brave and for settling in so well. It has been lovely watching the children create blossoming friendships as they explore their new environment. As you can tell from these photos, we have been very busy these past two weeks. 

The real fun begins next week when we start on full days.....WE CAN'T WAIT!smiley

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The adventure begins here... 

 

Welcome to Reception! We hope you have had a fabulous holiday and are ready for your child's learning journey to begin. We are very lucky in Reception as we have an amazing team who are here to help nurture and support your child. Miss Tann and Miss Wilson are the class teachers and Miss Chapman, Mrs Howell, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Wade are our class teaching assistants. If you have any questions please pop in and see us...our door is always open!smiley

 

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