Gallery - How we've Grown

Visit from Olympian Lizzie Yarnold

We were delighted to welcome Double Olympic Champion Lizzy Yarnold OBE to school on Monday 4th March.  Lizzy hosted an assembly, telling the children all about her journey to become an Olympian. Despite being told she wasn’t good enough at previous sports she found her vocation and won her first gold medal in the Skeleton at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014 and her second at the PyeongChang 2018 Games.

Year R Fairy Visit

To launch their new topic, Year R had a fairy forest workshop.  They had to help Fairy Forgetful on her journey to collect the magic golden key. As they did this they had encounters with many fairy tale characters, who all brought their own challenges for the children to overcome.  

Assemblies (Spring 2019)

On Mondays and Wednesdays we either lead our own assemblies or invite visitors into school to enhance the learning of the children across a range of subjects. Recently Pastor Phil used fire to explain how problems can become out of control and Christians choose God to talk to, to help them.  Reverends Ian and Phillipa came and read a story about how God can help you when you are in trouble.

On Tuesdays we hold class assembliles and Thursdays we get together to sing as a whole school choir.   We end the week with a Celebration assembly on a Friday afternoon when parents of those gaining the Padnell Promise are welcomed into school.  In addition, we celebrate the out of school achievements gained by the children such as in swimming or football and we sing to those who have had a birthday that week.


Year R Dress Up Day 

On Friday 25th January the children in Year R came to school dressed as a character from their favourite book in celebration of their “Once Upon a Time Topic”.  The children shared their favourite book with their friends and their PE lessons were related to fairy tales - climbing the beanstalk, going over the troll bridge, dressing up as a wolf and granny and saving the gingerbread man!


Beat the Blues day - 21st January 2019

Monday 21st January is known as “Blue Monday”.   All children coloured in a flower with a message on the back which read “Padnell Infant School: Spreading love, hope, happiness and smiles on Beat the Blues Day."

Mrs Grayson took our 6 School Councillors to Cowplain shops and Age Concern to spread kindness and smiles. They gave the coloured in flowers together with Daffodils out to passers-by.  Two members of the public telephoned school to express their joy at receiving them and we have received three wonderful thank you cards.

Year 2 Dinosaur Visit - January 2019

Year 2 were delighted and enthralled by our Dinosaur visit to launch their new topic.

Year 1 African Workshop – January 2019

A carnival of dance and drumming launched the Year 1 “Africa” topic.