Reception Class visit 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

Baking Gingerbread Men!

After reading this traditional tale we wanted to make some Gingerbread Men of our own to see if they would run away too!  We found a recipe to read and helped Mrs Conway make a list of ingredients to shop for. We enjoyed measuring out the ingredients and mixing the dough.  We cut out extra…Continue Reading


As part of our topic on ‘growing’, we planted bean plants and are watching them grow!  We also planted cress seeds and had great fun watching our ‘cress hair’ grow!!   Article 28  You have the right to a good quality education.Continue Reading