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West End in Schools visit for World Book Day


The whole school enjoyed a visit from West End in Schools on Monday, 7th March. Each class took part in a Bringing Books to Life dance workshop and enjoyed using dance and movement to tell a story!


Poetry Tour visit


The children had an inspiring day on the 23rd February immersing themselves in poetry, reading and drama with visiting Poet and Specialist Poetry Teacher, Andy Tooze.

Jasper Cherry

What an amazing opportunity for all our children and staff in and out of school to experience. Jasper Cherry - Magician you are a true professional & had our children on the edge of their seats! 


Even in these strange times we can still inspire, encourage & motivate children and young people to reach for the stars. All our class bubbles loved it and each had a small group of children who asked superb questions- a great set up. Well done Hoddlesden St Paul’s!


National Poetry Day 

This year's National Poetry Day theme was vision. We read some poems and enjoyed performing them or writing our own version of the poem. Watch our performances here.

Year 6 Poems (based on a model)

Blackburn Virtual Children's Literature Festival

On 17th and 18th of September, we took part in the Blackburn Virtual Children's Literature Festival. We logged into interactive sessions with authors and poets who entertained us with their writing!

World Book Day Workshops - The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

This year, our World Book Day workshops were planned and delivered by our very own Miss Warburton! The EYFS and KS1 children enjoyed a dance workshop, while the KS2 children took part in a drama session. The children had a fantastic time exercising their performing arts skills, focusing on the text The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. The message at the heart of the story is to look after our planet!

EYFS and KS1 Dance Workshop


This half we really want to develop children's resilience and perseverance through problem solving and teamwork! We are going to focus on these attributes and values through STEM. To immerse the children into the many careers and achievements they can gain through STEM we began the half term with a STEM day! KS1 and KS2 took on the challenges and problems from Fairytale Land and came up with scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical solutions for them! It was also a great way to introduce the children to our new theme, 'Treasured Tales'. Have a look at all the skills the children were using over the day and will continue to use in the future!  

Martial Arts Workshop 

As part of our Amazing Asia whole-school theme, we have enjoyed a Martial Arts Workshop!  We learnt that martial arts are practiced for many reasons: fighting, self-defense, sport, self-expression, discipline, confidence, fitness, relaxing and meditation. We learnt different techniques and skills that are used in various martial arts.



Year 4

The Jungle Book Workshop


As part of our Amazing Asia whole-school topic, we have enjoyed a workshop based on The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling! KS1 has taken part in a dance workshop and KS2 has focused on drama. We explored the characters through dance and drama, using team work to create scenes from the story and music using animal noises. We loved it!


Year 1

Year 2

As part of theme Amazing Asia we have been exploring Chinese New Year. To support our learning Mrs King brought in her bearded dragon!

As part of our whole-school Amazing Asia topic, we all took part in a Chinese ribbon dancing session. It was a very colourful and energetic display of ribbons and dancing!

Chinese Ribbon Dancing - Year 5

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As part of our Amazing Asia theme, we have been creating Chinese dragons, using chop sticks, smelling some Asian food fragrances of chill, garlic and soy sauce and we also enjoyed a little celebration of eating noodles and crackers.

We our school nurse come in to talk to us about 'Hand Hygiene' and the importance of it in order to keep ourselves and others healthy! The children learnt lots as well as some very gruesome facts about what might happen if we don't keep them clean!

Black History Month! Year 5 and 6 spent half a day each exploring the equal and civil rights movement in Africa and Apartheid in South Africa through story telling!

African Dance Workshop! EYFS, Year 1, 2, 3, and 4 got to experience African dancing. The children focused on how different movements and sequences are used to tell African myths and legends.

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6