Miss Quinn, Miss Pegram and Mr Melrose


Welcome to Reception! Our teachers are Miss Quinn, Miss Pegram and Mr Melrose. This half term we are watching the season change from Summer to Autumn we will be watching the physical changes to the environment in our Forest School, we will be observing how animals prepare in autumn for hibernation and migration in the Winter months too! 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 Class Information


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

Rememberance prayers

As we remember the fallen soldiers who lost their lives during the first and second world wars Reception class have been learning all about poppies and why we wear them to remember. We made poppies in the classroom this afternoon then we thought it would be nice to... read more

PSHE lesson. We all have rights

During our PSHE lessons we are learning all about our feelings and our rights. This afternoon we played a little game called the jailer and the thief where one person played the policeman and one person stole the keys,  we discussed how we would feel if someone stole... read more

Welcome to Reception class !

We have had lots of fun this week making new friends and getting to know one anot her. We have been learning new routines, and enjoyed having lunch in the hall. This half term we will be learning about ourselves and why we are unique. We became artists and painted... read more

Hoopstarz Show

To round off an exciting day working with Hoopstarz, four children from each class got to show off their moves to the rest of the school in a celebration assembly. Have a look at the children in... read more

Pokemon Go Advice for Parents

As you may or may not be aware, a new app has hit the stores called Pokemon Go. The app is very popular with children and adults alike, but it may be worth noting that it is recommended for ages 9 and above. In basic terms the app works by using the GPS on the device... read more

Wheelbirk’s Dairy Farm

As part of out topic about food we visited Wheelbirk’s dairy farm. We learnt how  ice cream is made . The ice cream tasted amazing and there was lots of different flavours to choose from. The cows on the farm are jersey cows which produce a rich creamy milk.... read more
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  • December 8, 2016Christmas Panto
  • December 8, 2016Nurs/Rec - "Down at the Farm" Trip
  • December 8, 2016Year 2, 3 and 4 Football
  • December 9, 2016Year 5 and 6 Boxercise
  • December 9, 2016Dress up for Christmas Day
  • December 14, 2016Year 2, 3 and 4 Boxercise
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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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