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



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

Little Red Riding Hood

We are learning about traditional stories and have been reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We helped make salt dough, so we could create picnic food for Grandma’s basket. We had so much fun making and painting our cakes and... read more

Durham Cathedral and St Chad’s Church

Reception Class have visited St Chad’s Church in Bensham and Durham Cathedral. Both the church and the cathedral have very similar features. We have been looking at the artefacts of the church and the importance of them. We had a wonderful time looking around... read more

Living Eggs Day 3 !

This morning we arrive at school to find two healthy chicks . One a girl and one a boy we are yet to name them.! We have loved watching them taking their first few... read more

Living eggs!

Today we welcomed ten eggs into our classroom. These eggs are special and have a home called an incubator. We are hoping to hatch ten healthy chicks in the next few... read more

Happy Easter

We have been very busy again this half term and have been working very hard. Today Zoo Lab came to school, to show us lots of interesting minibeasts, creatures and animals. Our favourite was the hissing cockroaches! Which one was the quickest? We have also been... read more

Easter Disco!

Yesterday, the whole school enjoyed an Easter Disco. Everyone danced to their favourite songs and played games. The children loved taking part in the best dancer, musical bumps and corners! Everyone looked fantastic in their party clothes! The children also enjoyed... read more

World book day

All of the children enjoyed taking part in Workd book day. We had a very busy time with year six and year three children coming to read stories with Reception... read more
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  • May 23, 2016Summer Half Term
  • June 7, 2016Chinese Tea Art Club Y4
  • June 8, 2016 3:30 pmY5 Chinese Tea Art Club
  • June 9, 2016 3:30 pmY3 Chinese Tea Art Club
  • June 10, 2016Year 5 Merit Assembly
  • June 14, 2016Chinese Tea Art Club Y4
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Mrs Lesley Steele: Head Teacher
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St. Aidan's Church of England Primary School
Derwentwater Road
Gateshead NE8 2HQ
(0191) 477 2690

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