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We are super at recycling in Reception! We have loved learning about Eco Week.

Tots on Tyres - Last week we learnt how to ride a bike!

We had so much fun at our infant Christmas party!

We love PE lessons in Reception!!!

The Polar Express visited Reception today! We had hot chocolate and biscuits along the way, what a yummy treat!

We loved our Christmas dinner!

This week in Reception we have transformed our classroom into Santa’s workshop and we have been very busy helping the elves. The children have been writing letters and cards and sending them to Santa’s post office. We have been busy making presents in the workshop and making a special map for Santa so he knows where to travel on Christmas eve.

The Christmas celebrations have begun in Reception

We had so much fun at the Christmas Panto!

This week we have been looking at people who help us!

To continue our topic of castles we have explored the text The Queen’s Hat. Look at all the different hats we have found across the week!

This week we have carried on our topic of castles and have explored all the different people that might have helped the kings and queens in the castles. We then moved on to explore how different people live in the world and we looked houses all over the world. Did you know some families lived in a mud house and that some families live in a tall flat? Have a look at all of the fun we have been havingsmiley

Reception joined in with Odd Sock Day!

Do you know who lives in a castle....

To kick start our new topic of Castles we have had Civic Arts Centre from Oswaldtwistle in. They taught us all about the history of castles. We even got to meet a real life princess! 

We learnt all about what it was like to live in a castle, who might have lived in a castles and what people wore in a castle. We even got to make our own castles.

Take a look at all of the fun we hadsmiley

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Civic Arts Centre

Halloween dress up day....look at our spooky children!

On Thursday we will be having a Halloween dress up day! 

Children are able to come to school wearing an appropriate Halloween costume. 

We cannot wait to see your fabulous outfits.

Autumn/Halloween pictures!

This week we have a new topic! For 2 weeks we will be exploring the season of Autumn and Halloween magic. 

In literacy we are reading the story Room on the Broom. We will practice our writing skills by writing characters and potions! 

In maths we are focusing on numbers 1,2 and 3. 

We will work on counting, writing numbers and matching amounts to the correct number! 


Pictures coming soon!!!!!smiley

On Friday 15th October, Burnley Express will be coming into school to take a photo of our Reception class for the newspaper. 

If you do not wish for your child to be on the class photo then please let your child's class teacher know! smiley

Pirate Blackbeard 

Look who came to visit us in class this week... Blackbeard the pirate! He was rather scary but we enjoyed asking him questions about his ship and all the treasure he has. We've had a great rest of the week playing pirate treasure games in PE and 'walking the plank' on the trim trail



This week we are learning all about pirates. We had such a treat this morning as somebody had left us treasure map in class and of course we had to follow it. We went on an adventure around the school following the map. Guess what! We found treasure wooo!!! smiley

Don’t forget tomorrow is our reading meeting starting at 9:15am.

Don't worry if you are unable to make the meeting, we will be sending home learning packs which will cover the information from the meeting. 

Monsters in training!!

We have had a fabulous first day! 


This week we are learning about monsters. We will be counting monster eyes, writing about silly monsters and creating our own monsters. 

Our topic book is 'There's a Monster in Your Book'. Did you know the monster escaped the book!!!! 

The children worked very hard to get the monster safely back in the book. Phhhewwwww! Nobody wants a monster roaming around schoolsmiley

Today we got to experience the trim trail. Look at how well we can climb!

Take a look at some of the memories captured from our first day at school....

Welcome to the Reception class page, at Padiham we are two classes in one shared space.

Our fantastic team is made up of:


Miss Tann, Miss Thompson and Mrs Wade (RT) and Miss Pearson, Mrs Leyland and Mrs Harvey (RP)

Our EYFS staff

We have had a wonderful week together settling and having lots of fun with our new friends, take a look at what we’ve been up to!


We love learning in reception and would like to share some of the things we have been investigating and exploring so far! Our class page also includes reception newsletters and information you may need.