Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day


  Ms Bellamy-Brown  

Mrs Johnston


Miss Walters


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Piece Hall Trip

Piece Hall Trip!

Reception had a fantastic trip to the Piece Hall in Halifax to take part in a special art workshop. We explored the Piece Hall buildings and had fun creating our own animal inspired transient art pieces in the giant sculpture. We also had a go at creating our own mini clay sculptures and producing some scraffito art work using paint and forks. We learned so much about the history of the Piece Hall and how fabric is made - what a super day out!

Washing Day!

Washing Day!

What better way to learn about pairs and doubling than by washing socks! We had so much fun playing in the warm water filled with soap and bubbles and doing the laundry. We matched colours and patterns and hung them in pairs to dry! How many pairs of socks can you count on our washing line?

Easter Patterns and a Hot Cross Bun Cafe

Easter Patterns and a Hot Cross Bun Cafe

We had so much fun developing our maths skills using Easter themed objects to create patterns.  Our knowledge of money maths was extended by earning pennies by doing jobs around the classroom and spending them at our Hot Cross Bun Cafe - we even had to add up the cost of our buns and toppings! 

Cliffe Castle 2019

We had a fantastic trip to Cliffe Castle to learn all about dinosaurs and we also got to play in the adventure playground after lunch!


Christmas Dinner Day!

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Making Diwa Lamps to celebrate Diwali

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Autumn Term - Second Half!

This half term has been extremely busy in Reception. Our role play area became a Hairdressers/Body Shop - it provided lots of opportunities for the children to read, write and mathematical language in their play as well as opportunities to recreate experiences from home with their friends. We had a great time selling products, creating hair styles and running a busy shop!

We took part in Picture Book Week with the rest of the school - we used our knowledge of stories and language to create a narrative for Footpath Flowers as well as doing observational drawings of cut flowers, created transient art dandelions using cotton buds and buttons and enjoyed extra sessions in the library.

We had a super time learning about Festivals around the World including Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas  - for Diwali we had a super time  making puppets to retell the story of Rama and Sita, beautiful Diwa lamps using recycled jam jars and cooked some delicious coconut barfi sweets. The EYFS Christmas Musical - A Miracle in Town - was a smashing success and the children impressed everyone with their signing and dramatic performances. 

Stay & S.T.E.M in the last week of term was filled with Christmas themed maths and science activities. It was wonderful to see so many parents come along and try out all the activities available - the children built wooden furniture, lego models of Santa's sleigh, investigated ice and snow, used buttons to make patterned decorations for the Christmas tree, played some super Numicon Christmas stockings and Christmas tree games and they even made a pom pom catapult using lollipop sticks and elastic bands!

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Our First Half Term in Reception!


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Our First Half Term in Reception...

I think you can see from our photos that we have been having a lot of fun and doing lots of learning whilst we play during our first term in Reception! We have been developing our Physical skills along side Maths and Literacy. Can you tackle the Reception challenges - they aren't as easy as they look!!