Mrs Cook, Mrs Heslop, Mrs Porter and Mrs Hornsby

Welcome to Reception

Mrs Cook, Mrs Heslop and Mrs Porter are very proud of the hard working children in our Reception Class who try super hard in day to day activities.

Reception is always a hive of activity with outdoor learning and creative activities for all areas of the curriculum.

Mrs Hornsby, the teaching assistant in Reception, loves to support and challenge the children and encourage them to become confident and independent learners.


Early years multi-sports!

A small group of children from reception attended a multi sports competition this morning held at Gateshead leisure centre. They had so much fun practising their throwing skills, dribbling skills and more.... read more

Writing Fun!

The reception children really enjoyed welcoming their parents / carers into class for our writing stay and play. Each area within the classroom was set up with writing activities. These activities are things that parents / careers could also do at home to support... read more


All of reception went to the Great North Museum to learn about space and animals.  We really enjoyed learning about all the different planets. We learnt some new space songs and some fab facts! After lunch we explored the museum and went on a scavenger hunt, we had to... read more

aliens in Reception

We had a fantastic day in Reception dressed up as aliens!  In the afternoon we had an alien tea party, we had a dance and played alien themed games like pin the eye on the alien!  What a lovely end to our space topic.... read more

Road safety

  We have learnt all about road safety today.  We looked at where it is safe to cross the road, we learnt about zebra crossings and traffic lights. We looked at some people who might help us cross the road like lollipop people.   We learnt the green cross... read more

Christmas Party Time!

The children from both nursery and reception had a fantastic time at their Christmassy party. They enjoyed dancing, party games, party food and even a visit from Santa Claus!... read more

Reading Stay and Play

Thank you to all the parents who attended our reading stay and play.  The children had a lovely time making crafts and sharing their reading skills with you. We hope you found all the information given useful and we look forward to seeing you all in the new year with... read more

Reception Christingle Service

The children in reception enjoyed their own Christingle service this morning with the Rev Dorothy Snowball from St Thomas’ Church. They listened to the Christmas story, discussed the significance of each item used to create their own Christingle and also... read more

Whitehouse farm trip

We had a great time on our trip. We met lots of animals, pigs, lizards and cheeky goats. We had such a fun filled day. We even got to meet Santa! We got to go in the soft play and on a tractor ride, what... read more


Both Nursery and Reception has a fantastic turn out for the bike parade! The children absolutely loved showing off their brightly decorated bikes and clothing. There was lots of support from their friends as they travelled around the Nursery road. The children were... read more

Out and About!

This morning the children in reception visited Lidl to buy items from a shopping list. They bought things like bread, jam and butter. I wonder what they could be doing with those... read more
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