St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School Hindley

01942 253522

Abbott Street, Hindley, Wigan,, Lancashire WN2 3DG

We Learn and Grow together with Jesus

Autumn Term 2 

We started our second topic on Halloween as the children were starting to discuss this after seeing items in the shops.

We began out topic with a talking box to find out what the children knew already and what they wanted to find out about. Over the next four weeks the children practiced many skills including:

Enjoying stories and songs about Halloween including 'Room on the Broom' and 'In the witch's kitchen'

Creating spider webs pictures and exploring the environment looking for spiders and their webs

Working collaboratively and solving problems to create broomsticks on small and large scales

Creating potions and writing spells

Exploring pumpkins- weighing, counting and carving



Autumn Term 1  2021 

Our first topic was all about dinosaurs. We knew that most children entering our setting enjoyed dinosaurs. We used a talking box to discuss what they knew and find out what they wanted to learn about. 

The children took part in many activities including: 

Finding out where dinosaurs live

Printing and mark making dinosaur pictures

Examining dinosaur teeth and our own teeth

Look at dinosaur bones

Exploring how dinosaurs move

Listening to dinosaur songs 

June 2021

Reception class went to visit Smithlls farm in Bolton. They had a great time looking at, holding and feeding the animals.


Over the last 5 weeks we have been watching our caterpillars grow bigger and bigger. They turned into cocoons and then into butterflies. On the 7th June we let them free. They were very friendly butterflies.

A snapshot of life in Reception Class.

In addition to this, please click on the pages below for pictures of events, celebrations and themed days/weeks in Reception:

World Mental Health Day 2020
Children In Need 2020
British Science Week 2021
Easter 2021
NSPCC Number Day 2021