Reception Class visit Washington Wetlands!


The outdoor environment is a rich, dynamic, natural space for learning and development and we value it as an essential resource.  Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well being, gives them first hand experiences of weather, seasonal change and the natural world.  Reception class travelled to the adventure playground at Washington Wetlands Centre so we could have the freedom to explore, use our senses and be physically active.

We had a great time developing our physical coordination, experimenting with body movements and challenging ourselves in adventurous situations.  Outdoors we had the freedom to explore and develop our physical boundaries.  This developing awareness of risk taking had a huge impact on our self esteem and confidence.  We are learning to develop healthy and active lifestyles.


Reception Class visit to Saltwell Park!

As part of our learning about seasonal change, we went to Saltwell Park to look for signs of Autumn.  We collected a variety of leaves, conkers, berries, leaves, nuts and seeds, some of which we used to make our own special crowns! We asked the many kinds of wildfowl if they were ‘going on holiday’…Continue Reading

Understanding the World

During STEM week we have been thinking about what job we would like to do when we grow up!  We enjoyed a visit from David a garage mechanic.  He talked to us about his job fixing motorbikes and cars.  We enjoyed having a go with his tools and motorcycle helmet.  He even joined us for…Continue Reading


Gateshead Library Service came to present the “Boogie Bird” in “A Busy Day for Birds”.  We really enjoyed the storytelling, drama and mask making activities.  Continue Reading

Reception Class visit Whitehouse Farm!

On Tuesday 20th March we travelled by coach to Morpeth to visit Whitehouse Farm.  We have been learning all about the different types of animals – pets, wild and farm animals. What a fantastic day we had!  We got to hold rabbits, rats, lizards and even a millipede which had not 100 but 400 legs!!…Continue Reading

World Book Day 2018

This year we decided to celebrate the ‘Bedtime Story’.  We came to school in our nightwear, dressing gowns and slippers!  We each brought in our favourite bedtime story book and a cuddly toy!  We enjoyed a day of fun activities based on books and stories.  Continue Reading