St Edward's Roman CatholicPrimary School DarwenLearning Through Caring with God's love


Welcome toSt Edward's Roman CatholicPrimary School DarwenLearning Through Caring with God's love


Reception joined dough disco live, with Shonette Bason this morning! We loved it, especially the hulk smash move! #doughdisco

The Reception children really enjoyed picking our homegrown strawberries today. 🍓 They were delicious!

Reception love doing Dough Disco in the mornings. We are looking forward to joining the live Dough Disco session in July!

We're on our way to Smithills farm!

Our first Reception Class assembly!

Pentecost Celebration

Oliver's vegetables

Reception loved their first Forest school session with Sporting NRG this week. We can’t wait for the next one!

‘We’re going on an egg hunt’

Reception made some porridge, we left it to cool and when we came back in…it was GONE! It must have been Goldilocks! Today we made another batch of porridge, this time we kept our eye on it!

The children in Reception have loved using the Bee-bots today. They quickly got the hang of how to program and clear instructions to send the bee-bot to different places on the map.

Where are Mrs Nelson's Gingerbread men?

Reception have LOVED having their grown ups join us, for stay and play sessions this week. Thank you to everyone who came along.

Happy St Patricks Day

Reception held a lovely CAFOD liturgy this afternoon.

Reception have been investigating which material would make the best boat for the Gingerbread Man. We had quite a few soggy biscuits!

This week Reception have been reading ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We have enjoyed role playing the story and building our own bridges.

World Book Day

St Davids Day and Pancakes!

No Pigs allowed - only Wolves!

Tell me a Tale - 3 Little Pigs

Reception children were reading ‘Spaghetti with the Yeti’ by Charlotte Guillian last week. They then made their own Yeti characters. Don’t they look fabulous! 😍

Chinese New Year

Squiggle whilst you wiggle

Winter and bird feeders

Christmas Jumper Day

Celebrating Birthdays

Remembrance Day

local author Janek Puzon visited Reception to read us his new book ‘Stuart the wrestling seal’ about a seal who did not give up on his dreams. We loved meeting a real author and getting our copy of the story signed!

Visiting church for St Edward's feast day

Looking for Autumn treasures

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We went into our woodland area to look for signs of Autumn. We had a fantastic time and found lots of Autumn leaves, conkers and conker husks.

National Poetry Day

This week Reception have been reading Owl Babies. They were fantastic at retelling the story. We also made a cosy nest for the owls, with twigs, leaves and feathers in it. Owl

We tried out the Green Screen for the first time. We are amazed that we can be anywhere in the world!

Our first PE day!

Our class

Tiny Teddies

At the bottom of this page is a list of useful documents to help your child during Reception.


Welcome to Reception!  We are looking forward to a busy and enjoyable year with your children.  They are very excited to be part of St. Edward’s family and have settled in so well. 


During the year we will be going on walks around our school and our local area to see how the world changes throughout the seasons, so be ready with your wellies!


Reading books will be changed on a Monday.  We know lives are busy but it really helps if children read on a regular basis.  These books are wordless to begin with.  Please don’t feel that you have to complete a book each time you read –it’s fine to take 2 or 3 nights.  If you feel your child needs to read the book again please let us know by making a comment in their reading record book.  Please sign the reading diary when your child reads at home. 


Homework will be sent at the beginning of each half term. Tasks will link to the current topic and can be done in any order. Please do not send any work in to school at the moment, instead please send photos on Tapestry. 


Our PE day is Tuesday.  Children should come in their PE kit on this day. If your child wears earrings, please could we ask that these aren’t worn on PE days.  



We want your children to feel happy in class and to enjoy to coming to school.  If there is anything at all that is worrying them, or worrying you please pop in and see us.  If it’s just a quick question then morning is fine, if you need a little longer than home time is better,

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Nelson and the Reception team 

Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).