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Cherry Fold Community Primary School, Cog Lane, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 5JS


Cherry Fold Community Primary School

Enjoy, Respect, Succeed

  1. Learning
  2. Enrichment



Please look at our weekly newsletter for our most recent enrichment opportunities!


Active 60 Event at Prairie Sports Village

We took some of our Yr3/4 children to an Active 60 Event at Prairie Sports Village. Here the children took part in a wide range of activities including football golf, throwing, catching and parachute games! ⚽️⛳️
The children were absolutely brilliant and represented Cherry Fold to the highest standards. We are super proud of their achievements! We learnt lots of new skills and made new friends

'Fun Run' at Towneley Park

On Tuesday we took some of our year 2 children to take part in a 'Fun Run' at Towneley Park. Here the children ran a huge distance of 1mile, whilst tackling some tricky obstacles along the way such as a tunnel crawl, bubble machine; they even had to do 10 star jumps on their way to completing the course 

Outdoor Adventure at Towneley Park

Some of our year 3 and 4 children took part in an Outdoor Adventure activity event at Towneley Park.
Here, they took part in a wide range of activities, focusing on teamwork, communication skills and determination

Wheelz Extreme



Primary Engineers

Last week some of our children were invited to celbrate their entries to the competition, 'If you were an Engineer, what would you do?' from the 48,000 entries acrss the Burnley region, Cherry Fold received 2 winning entries and 1 highly commended. It was a very tough competition with only 2 winners and 2 highly commended from each year group receiving an award on the night. 
Years 1 to 6 took part in the competition and Mrs Willenbrook was amazed at the fantastic entries and awards given to every child that took part. 
A huge well done and who knows, maybe you will be the next great Engineer! 

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Jungle John

Year 4 had a visit from Jungle John. They all got a chance to handle a variety of reptiles, gastropods and insects: snakes, snails, hissing cockroaches and stick insects to name but a few!



UCLAN Preston

Some of our year 6 children went to UCLAN to find out about life on campus as well as investigating policing and forensics!

Bunny Hop for Pendleside Hospice

We all had a great time raising money for Pendleside Hospice.

Charter Walk Sensory Garden

Some of our children were lucky enough to be at the official opening of the Charter Walk Sensory Garden. After experiencing all of the different plants, sents and sounds, we then went the The Entertainer on a toy hunt! Why not have a look at the article in the Burnely Express?

Golf at the Prarie

Some of our Yr4 children have been taking part in a recent golf after school club in partnership with Prairie Sports Village in Burnley. After an intense 3 weeks, the children got the chance to put their newly learnt golf skills to the test at the driving range! ⛳️. The children were AMAZING! They represented themselves and Cherry Fold to the highest standards!

Dancing at Sir John Thursby

Some of our children have been taking part in a dance afterschool club in preparation for the annual dance competition

A.I.M. High Writing Day

Eight of our year 6 children attended an A.I.M. High Writing Day at Rosewood Primary School.T he A.I.M. High programme is tailored for children to be able to – Achieve, Inspire and Master. A.I.M. High delivers high quality, aspirational and deepening learning experiences to children who demonstrate a particular talent or flair and have the potential to work far beyond their current level.  

The author running the event was Andy Craven-Griffiths. Andy is a writer, rapper, musician and educator based in Leeds. He has performed poetry most extensively on stage (Glastonbury, Latitude, BAC), but has also had work broadcast (Radio 1, Radio 4, BBC2) and printed in poetry journals. The children had a great day and produced some fantastic poems.


Chris Mason came in with his inflatable planetarium and took all the children in Year 5 on an adventure through time and space. We learnt about our
solar system, space travel and other forms of life in our universe!

Whole school pantomime visit

On Thursday 5th January, the whole school went to see Cinderalla at Colne Municipal Hall - we needed five double decker buses and a minibus!

We had ana mazing time - the performane was magical! The staff also complimentedour shool, saying how beautifully behaved the children were and how organised the staff were.


In our local environment there is a building site. 

This week, Reception  walked in small groups to look at the builders working and to see what equipment they are using. We met some of the builders and saw a dumper truck and an excavator in action! 


Nursey and EYFS had a visit from Hartbeeps. We used our listening ears to find different parts of our bodies, met some new friends and told the story The Three Little Pigs. We had a fantastic time and have even begun to make some of our own houses inspired by the story. 

Burnley Youth Theatre

In history, year 2 are learning about significant people. Burnley Youth theatre visited and taught the children about Marcus Rashford and his achievements. Through drama, the children learnt about his early life, his footballing career and how he has campaigned for change regarding free school meals for the poorest children. The children found his story inspiring.

Scott Park

Reception went to visit Scott Park as part of their Autumn topic. This was to see seasonal changes and explore the local environment. We had a walk around the park, met a park keeper, collected some autumn objects and even played on the playground, before finally rolling down the hill and setting off back to Cherryfold. There were lots of smiles all around and the children talked about their favourite parts once back at school. Olivia said, 'I loved throwing the leaves'. Jayden said, 'I liked seeing the tractor'. 

Queen Street Mill

3K had a wonderful time visiting Queen Street Mill. It was so interesting to learn about the work, job roles, science, technology, engineering and history. We were able to participate in a weaving session and also see how a loom was operated in the past. It was nice to experience real, local history and we asked some excellent questions to find out even more! 


Samuel Pepys


Maths masters!

Four of our year 4 children have made it through to the interschool maths final, organised by Lancaster University.

Stem Roadshow

BAE Systems, The Royal Air Force, and The Royal Navy collaborated to deliver an engaging theatre roadshow celebrating STEM during the Autumn Term 2022.

The 2022 theme was Magnetism, and the presentation explained the integration of magnets, magnetism and electromagnetism in our everyday life.

Meet the Vikings!

Our year 4 children met a Viking! As part of our Viking day, Year 4 had the opportunity to learn lots about Viking life. We learnt how to light a fire the Viking way. We had a go at a Viking game called hnefatafl. We learnt all about the different Viking gods and what a Viking funeral entailed as well as looking at and trying out helmets and weapons. 


Round Our Way

Round Our Way is a community project, in its third phase, funded by Lancashire Violence Reduction Network and delivered by Westend Community Centre.
Working with Cherry Fold Primary School, Coal Clough Academy and Burnley Youth Theatre, the project is redefining what South West Burnley means to its community and their hopes and dreams for the future.  Since March, the groups have been working with poets, artists and drama practitioners to create an exciting performance exploring the definition of their community as "Non-Judgemental"  "Supportive" and "Diverse" (as voted by in a community ballot in May 2021)
Many of our current year 6 children have been involved in this project and this term, 12 children completed the third phase of the project, culminating in an amazing performance at Burnley Youth Theatre.

Magic Fest

We are involved in a project seeking to develop literacy skills through magic! This term, we have had our second visit from the Magic Fest crew. We were introduced to a range of new magic tricks, some of which we have learnt and adapted to create our own unique tricks. We also had an opportunity to demonstrate a range of tricks we have been learning in class since September. We were also shown how to present a trick effectively to capture the audience’s attention.

Burnley Youth Theatre


Burnley Youth Theatre came into work with Year 4 and immersed us into our new English Novel ‘Rumaysa’ through a range of drama techniques. The children worked together in teams to create parts of the forest where the story is set, they created freeze frames of the Tower were Rumaysa was held captive and acted out several scenes from Chapter 1.

Year 2 also had a visitor from Burnley Youth Theatre and enjoyed doing drama activities. They explored locations around the world and their animals. It was a perfect end to our ‘Animal Antics’ unit.