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. 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 Autumn Overview



Reception class have had a fantastic day at Beamish, we saw everything from the sweet shop to Santa Clause and his...

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Sound Room Taster Session

We were lucky enough to take part in music taster sessions with Gareth and Stuart from the Soundroom in Bensham. We practised playing the instruments before performing Jingle Bells to the rest of the...

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As part of our Celebrations topic we have been learning about the Jewish Festival of Light called Hanukkah.We looked at the special candle called a Menorah and decided to make our own by painting our hands and transferring onto...

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Local History of Gateshead

This morning St Aidan's enjoyed an assembly delivered by the Shipley Art Gallery about the local history of Gateshead. They showed us an interactive map and they invited children to find out about the history of different parts of Gateshead by choosing a location and...

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St Aidan’s Choir

Today the St Aidan's choir performed at the Marriott hotel for the 'NSPCC Ladies Lunch'. The girls sang beautifully, everyone was so impressed with their professional performance! Well done to the St Aidan's choir, you should all be very proud....

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Commemorating Remembrance Day

Today St Aidan's commemorated Remembrance Day and reflected on the sacrifice of all soldiers who have died for us during World War 1, World War 2 and in all the conflicts since. We learnt about ways in which we remember the brave soldiers in an assembly delivered by...

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Shadow boxes

As part of science we made our own shadow boxes, first we cut a square shape out of a cardboard box then placed some tracing paper over the opening , after that we had to make our puppets which we made out of black paper and stuck them to lollipop...

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Drawing around our friends  shadows this afternoon, we learned that the sun has to be in the right place for us to see our shadow but when we were in the shade our shadow...

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Dentist Visit

The big Dentist bus came to visit Reception class and Year one we learned lots about the dentist and how to keep our teeth nice and clean. Some of us had a try in the big dentist chair while others had the job of being nurses using the mirrors and the little Hoover,...

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Blue Reef Aquarium

We had a great time at the aquarium today learning all about the different kinds of fish. We watched some shows too ! We saw the seals waving and the smelly otters, we also saw the monkeys who had just had a baby it was very cute...

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  • December 18, 2017Christmas film night
  • December 19, 2017Christmas Lunch
  • December 19, 2017Dress up for Christmas Day £1
  • December 20, 2017Nursery and Reception Christmas Performance 9:30am
  • December 20, 2017Whole school Christmas Performance 1:30pm
  • December 21, 2017Whole School Christmas Performance 9:15am and 3:45pm
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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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