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



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 both of these magnificent... 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 looking at the stations of the cross. An art expedition was displayed in the hall for us to reflect our thought and prayers to each station. The art work was amazing! Last week we also took part in Sports Relife and ran around the school field in support of the event. Some of us showed each other just how good we were at learning new dances. What fun we... 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 crisps, sweet treats and drinks at the Disco!    ... 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

Minibeast hunt

In Reception class we have had a great afternoon looking for minibeasts out in the school gardens. We found eggs, slugs, flys, worms and centipedes. Maybe this weekend you will go on your own mini beast... read more

Animal yoga

As part of our take one look project we have been to the Hancock museum in Newcastle. As we were looking at the animals and elephants in our painting, The Roman Triumph, we looked at the animals within this painting and then took part in some animal... read more
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  • May 4, 2016 3:30 pmMulti Skills Club Y1, 2, 3
  • May 5, 2016Polling Day - Training Room
  • May 5, 2016 3:30 pmFootball
  • May 6, 2016Year 3 Merit Assembly
  • May 6, 2016 3:30 pmMulti Skills Club Yrs 4, 5, 6
  • May 9, 2016SAT's Week for Y6
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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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