Miss Quinn and Mrs Houston-Stewart


Welcome to Reception, this year in reception we have been learning all about our families and how different they all are. We had so much fun sharing stories about our families and sharing our favourite memory. We have also learnt all about Autumn and why the leaves go crunch! We are currently learning how to be healthy and recently had a visit from the dentist who taught us all about “sugar bugs”.

We are also learning how to read new sounds and blend them into words, this is a little bit tricky but we are trying very hard. In Maths we are learning all about number and have been taking number selfies wherever we find numbers.

Reception Class Information



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

Afternoon Tea

Reception class have been celebrating HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. The children enjoyed celebrating the Queen’s birthday by having afternoon tea in the class.  We posted a Birthday card and letter to the Queen. What a wonderful afternoon !... read more
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St. Aidan's Church of England Primary School
Derwentwater Road
Gateshead NE8 2HQ
(0191) 477 2690

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