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




Today we have been to Beamish. As part of our topic this half term we have been looking at toys from the past and took part in a workshop learning about Victorian toys.  A lot of the toys were made from wood. It was a great day and we even had time to have a look around the town and pit... read more

Take one picture

This half term we are looking at a painting called A Roman Triumph . We have focused on the elephants and have watched elephants painting their own paintings. We decided to try painting with sticks and paint. We had some very successful... read more

Merry Christmas

We have had a wonderful time at school performing the Christmas play, enjoying the Christmas party and we have enjoyed lots of Christmas activities. After all this fun it’s now time to enjoy time with our families and friends at home. Reception class would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and all the best for... read more

The Nativity

What a fantastic performance from all of our children in our early years nativity . The children have worked very hard and have had lots of fun performing it. We hope you enjoyed the show .  ... read more

Christmas dinner!

Today at St Aidan’s we had our Christmas dinner! The hall was decorated beautifully and the food was amazing, we were all wearing our Christmas jumpers and had such a great time. We can’t wait for next year... read more

When the pantomime came to St Aidan’s

This afternoon, the whole school got together in our hall to watch a pantomime called ‘Sinbad’. It was great, we got to sing songs, join in with chanting and even go on stage with the actors. Some of the teachers joined in too, and one of them dressed up as a Christmas tree!! Check out the pictures from the pantomime here…   ... read more

Whitehouse Farm

Today we have had an amazing day at Whitehouse Farm. We arrived at the farm to be greeted by Sally Elf who showed us around. We took a tractor ride around the farm and then we took part in The Nativity . Mary and Joseph got to ride on a donkey. After dinner we wrote letters to Santa and then got to meet him alongside the Christmas Fairy. We then took a walk around the winter wonderland , it was fantastic. Some of our friends were brave and held animals and even had a snake around their shoulders. Just before home time we had time to play in the soft play area where we all had lots of fun What a  great a great day!   .  ... read more

The Dentist

As part of our topic about healthy eating , we have also been looking at how we can look after our teeth. The dentist came to visit us  and told us how we can look after our teeth and which foods are good and which foods are not. Did you know you should brush your teeth for two minutes  twice a day.... read more

Fun with sounds !

    We have had lots of fun being musicians. We have learnt how to keep a beat, play fast, play slow, quiet and loud. We even found music outside!! I bet we could find tins to play with at home.... 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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