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Seaside adventure


This week we are moving on from space and are visiting the seaside. We are going to explore seaside holidays in the past and seaside holidays now. We will explore different places in the world to go on holiday and how we might get there. The children will be able to dress up and take themselves off on a holiday....I wonder where they will go. Did you know we even have an ice cream shop in class? 

Ice cream is just what we need whilst Mr Sun is outsmiley

Our space adventure


To continue our topic of space, the children have been very busy designing and creating their own rockets. We have learnt what it would be like to visit space, just like the astronaut Neil Armstrong. Did you know there is no gravity in space? The children have loved pretending to move around like there is no gravity on planet Earth.

The children have even written lists of all the things they would like to take to space. To end such a lovely topic on space, we decided to make stars out of salt dough. The children carefully mixed the ingredients and then used a template to create their star.

What a busy week we have had!

When the ducklings came to Reception


This week we have had some new furry friend’s visit our classroom and they took over our water tray. It was such a magical experience for the children to hold the ducklings and watch them swim and splash. We managed to capture some lovely photos. What a lovely experience for the children.

When the circus came to town


Just before the Easter holidays we had a special visit from SPLATS circus and what a fabulous show they put on. They taught the children lots of circus skills from catching floating scarfs to balancing plates and feathers! I think we have lots of circus performers in the making!

When Britain's tallest man came to visit Reception

What an interesting surprise we had we when stepped inside the classroom and found a beanstalk growing! I wonder what surprises we will find this week.

This week the children will be exploring Jack & the Beanstalk, creating story maps and working out number bonds using Jack’s magic beans.

Take a look at some of the learning captured so farsmiley

We really enjoyed Pancake day in Reception!

In Reception we are using Epic to nurture children's love of reading and learning with instant unlimited access to thousands of amazing children's books and videos. 


Your child will have a unique code which will allow you to be apart of our online Reception library. If you are unsure about this unique code please ask us and we can give you another. 


Each week your child will be set reading assignments. As your child progresses through the books they will earn badges and certificates online. 




This week we have continued our learning on dinosaurs. We have been extremely busy searching for fossils, investigating dinosaur bones and researching different dinosaurs. We have even learnt some new vocabulary...extinct! Ask your child what it means. The children have been fascinated learning all about how dinosaurs became extinct. 

Take a look at some of our fabulous photos of our learningsmiley

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

If you would like to look at their website for upcoming events please click below

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.

Padiham Primary School

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

Tel: 01282 772496