Investigating Bensham!

We went for a walk around our local area looking for aspects that were pleasing and things that needed some improvement.  We were disappointed to see so much grafitti and rubbish on our streets and talked about how we could make them better.  We found lots of good things though – shops, a park, a library, a theatre and a leisure centre.  We learned how to cross the road carefully and how to post a letter, we enjoyed reading the street signs and passed some of our own houses!

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Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Confident Climbers!

Reception Class walked along to Saltwell Park playground.  We really enjoyed trying out all the different climbing, balancing, swinging and sliding activities on offer there.  It was lovely to be able to run around in the Autumn leaves on the grass.  We enjoyed looking at the swans and their cygnets and the ducks and geese…Continue Reading

Reception Class visit to Gateshead Central Library!

When Gateshead Library wrote inviting us to visit, we ‘wrote’ back saying yes please!  Some of us had never been before.  We were lucky enough to get a tour of the library and found out all about how to borrow books.  We especially liked the machines that record borrowing! The Librarian read us a story…Continue Reading

Signs of Autumn

As part of our learning about seasonal change we visited the woodland in Saltwell Park to search for signs of Autumn.  We enjoyed collecting a variety of fallen leaves, berries, conkers, nuts and seeds and back at school used them in our transient art pictures and our prints and rubbings.  We did some super number…Continue Reading

Reception Class Baking

After enjoying the story of the Gingerbread Man we decided to bake some of our own.  We followed the recipe and decorated them with currants.  They were yummy!  One of them managed to run away and we had great fun trying to find him – while working on our positional language.  The teachers enjoyed them…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

Our New Reception Class!

We have welcomed 28 children into our Reception Class.  Mrs. Wilson is delighted with how well the new starters have settled.  The children have enjoyed exploring the indoor and the outdoor environment and are proud to be “Corpus Christi Busy Bees!”Continue Reading

Woodland Trust Green Tree Schools Award Winners

Thanks to the Reception Class, Corpus Christi School has been awarded a gold award by the Woodland Trust for getting involved in green activities including visiting a local woodland, taking part in forest school experience, reducing carbon emissions and recycling, and various other woodland activities. The Green Tree Schools initiative, which has seen more than…Continue Reading