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


Homework Topic 3

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).