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 and we showed her our excellent listening.  She told us to come back with our families to join the library.

Back at school we have been learning that print has meaning and moves left to right.  We have been learning how to handle books correctly, talking about the illustrations and the text.  We enjoy telling others about our favourite books!

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

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

Life in the Polar Regions!

We have been investigating the cold in this Winter Weather.  We used our non-fiction collection and the internet on our laptops and ipads to ‘research’  Life in the Polar Regions.  We enjoyed creating a land of snow and ice in our classroom.  We found out lots of facts about Life in the Arctic and the…Continue Reading