Miss Quinn and Miss Pegram

Welcome to Reception! Our teachers are Miss Quinn and Miss Pegram. This half term we are watching the season change from Winter to Spring we will be watching the physical changes to the environment in our Forest School, we will be observing how the seasonal change effects life in the outdoors. In class we will also be learning about People Who Help Us and New Life.

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!

Spring Overview


Internet Safety Day

Reception class have been learning all about Internet safety as part of our whole school Internet Safety Day. We read a story by Lindsay Back titled Digiduck’s Big Decision, it taught us how we should be kind and caring on the internet just like in real life! We... read more

Number Day

On Friday morning as part of our NSPCC Number Day assembly Reception stood in front of the whole school to sing ” five little monkeys” Throughout the day we had lots of fun with number and shape games including colour by number, dot to dot as well as... read more

360 degree safe eSafety Award

It is with great pleasure that we can announce St Aidan’s earned the 360 degree safe eSafety Award. We are proud of the dedicated work pupils, staff, parents and governors do together to ensure the school is at the forefront of internet safety. Well done to the... read more


In Reception class we are very lucky to have Becky from Yogabugs come into school and teach us yoga.We completed our yoga this week by doing lots of breathing,stretching and different movements to create the story of The Three Little Pigs.  ... read more

Our Christmas Feast!

Today, we all enjoyed our Christmas lunch. There was an incredibly festive ambiance in the hall thanks to Christmas songs and some fantastic decorations on our table. We would like to give a special thanks to our lunchtime staff and our cooks for their hard work and... read more

Down at the farm

Today Nursery and Reception had a trip to the farm to visit some farm animals and Santa in his grotto. We had a wonderful time and even got to ride on the barrel ride it was so much fun and we all received a gift... read more

Meet Foundation Stage’s newest class friends!

Now it is  December, we welcome two new starters to Reception Class and Nursery . Our friends are called Tinsel and Tinker. Tinsel and Tinker have already tipped glitter and paint around the classroom and eaten a whole box of chocolates . They help us with our... read more

Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the end of the bloodiest battle of the first World War, the battle of the Somme. Yesterday St. Aidan’s remembered the thousands of fallen soldiers who gave their lives to protect us. Every class wrote a prayer and made a... read more

100 years of the Somme

As part of our Remembrance celebrations Reception class remembered the fallen in the battle of the Somme 100 years ago today. We each planted a cross and laid our wreath and said a prayer to... read more
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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

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