Miss Quinn, Miss Pegram and Mr Melrose


Welcome to Reception! Our teachers are Miss Quinn, Miss Pegram and Mr Melrose. This half term we are watching the season change from Summer to Autumn we will be watching the physical changes to the environment in our Forest School, we will be observing how animals prepare in autumn for hibernation and migration in the Winter months too! Throughout the year Reception will be learning daily sounds that will help us to read and write by following Jolly Phonics scheme of work! We are going to be very busy but are looking forward to lots of fun and lots of learning this half term!

Reception Class Information


PSHE lesson. We all have rights

During our PSHE lessons we are learning all about our feelings and our rights. This afternoon we played a little game called the jailer and the thief where one person played the policeman and one person stole the keys,  we discussed how we would feel if someone stole... read more

Welcome to Reception class !

We have had lots of fun this week making new friends and getting to know one anot her. We have been learning new routines, and enjoyed having lunch in the hall. This half term we will be learning about ourselves and why we are unique. We became artists and painted... read more

Hoopstarz Show

To round off an exciting day working with Hoopstarz, four children from each class got to show off their moves to the rest of the school in a celebration assembly. Have a look at the children in... read more

Pokemon Go Advice for Parents

As you may or may not be aware, a new app has hit the stores called Pokemon Go. The app is very popular with children and adults alike, but it may be worth noting that it is recommended for ages 9 and above. In basic terms the app works by using the GPS on the device... read more

Wheelbirk’s Dairy Farm

As part of out topic about food we visited Wheelbirk’s dairy farm. We learnt how  ice cream is made . The ice cream tasted amazing and there was lots of different flavours to choose from. The cows on the farm are jersey cows which produce a rich creamy milk.... read more

Sports Day

Today was Sports Day at St Aidan’s and the weather held off long enough for a great afternoon of races on the playing field: sprinting, hurdles, egg and spoon, sack race, relay and more. The children competed in their year groups for their House Teams and lots... read more

Sports day !

This morning was our Sports day in Nursery and our Nursery and Reception children worked really hard in all of their activities including the egg and spoon race which was very tricky ! A huge thank you to all of our parents, grandparents and families who came to... read more

Cornflakes and Lions

As part of our topic about food we have been reading lots of stories about  food.  We have partially enjoyed a book by Michelle Robinson and Jim Field called There’s a lion in my Cornflakes . We have been making lions using  cornflakes , rice and... read more

Parachute Fun!

Reception class had fun during P.E. we used the parachute to play listening games and to work as a team. We were brilliant ! As part of our topic about food the ice cream van came to school for both Nursery and Reception  this was a real treat  and delicious !... read more

The Queen’s Birthday Dinner

Today we have enjoyed a fabulous dinner to celebrate HRH Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. The children have also entered a competition to design  a stamp . It certainly looks like a winning... read more
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  • October 7, 2016Irish Dancing (Yr 4, 5 & 6)
  • October 24, 2016Autumn Half Term
  • October 31, 2016School Opens at 8:40am
  • November 4, 2016Year 2 Achievement Assembly
  • November 4, 2016Bonfire Night Disco
  • November 18, 2016Year 3 Achievement Assembly
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Mrs Lesley Steele: Head Teacher
Mrs Linda Pooley: 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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