Miss Quinn and Mrs Houston-Stewart

Welcome to Nursery! Our teachers are Miss Quinn and Mrs Houston-Stewart We are busy welcoming lots of old and new friends into Nursery and learning about how we play together and follow instructions. This half term we are learning all about ourselves and what it is that makes us special and unique. We will be watching the season change from Summer to Autumn at Forest School and will be looking carefully at nature in and thinking about all of the changes that happen to prepare for Winter. We have been having lots of fun doing ‘finger gym’ activities to get our hands ready for writing. We are looking forward to lots of fun and lots of learning this half term!

Nursery Autumn Overview
Nursery Spring Overview
Nursery Summer Overview


Sharing a Story

Today we had a very special visit from the local library services.  A  giant monkey arrived to help read the story of  Little Monkey by Marta Altes.  We thoroughly enjoyed the story and especially like roaring when we seen the tiger . [gallery columns="2"...

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Poetry Week

This week we have been reading We’re Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury as part of poetry week. We  looked at  onomatopoeia words which he uses to describe the movements through the different landscapes. We enjoyed making up our own sound words...

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Harvest Festival

Reverend Meg opened our Harvest Festival by explaining to the children that we would be sending our food donations to the Gateshead Food Bank. The Bible reading was about people giving money to those in need. Jesus said it was not about those who gave the most money,...

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This week in maths we read the story Sharing a Shell by Julia Donaldson. We then looked at a collection of shells and looked for different ways we could sort the shells. There were many ways, big, small, patterns, textures,colours and shape. We even counted past 10 !...

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Over the past two days children have been planning to play in the house area making Playdough toast. Following on from this nursery made their own snack, using a real toaster we toasted bread and used real knifes for buttering and slicing our toast. It was really...

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Attendance Assembly

Our final assembly of the year was a celebration of the children who had 100% attendance. Mrs Steele explained that sometimes children may be absent during the year due to illness and this is unlucky for them but as a school we celebrate those children who have been...

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As the school year draws to a close, we would like to wish Miss Gillespie, Mrs Lee and Mr Exley all the best in the future as they go on to pastures new. Miss Gillespie will be travelling the world which will be a very exciting adventure. We hope she will send us...

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We have been learning all about Christenings. We took part in a pretend Christening, we poured water onto the babies head from the font and gave the baby her name Aurora.

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Sports Week 2018

During sports week this week, our children have been extremely busy making the most of this amazing weather. They have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities with our different visitors. Throughout the week, each class has taken part in a...

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  • July 17, 2019Transition Day
  • July 18, 2019Year 6 celebration evening 4:30pm
  • July 19, 2019Merit and attendance assembly 9am
  • July 22, 2019Summer Holidays
  • September 2, 2019First day back for children
  • October 21, 2019Half Term
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Mrs Lesley Steele: Head Teacher
Mrs Kathryn Miller: School Business Manager

St. Aidan’s Church of England Primary School
Derwentwater Road
Gateshead NE8 2HQ
(0191) 477 2690

(Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm)

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