Emmaville Primary School

Gateshead Reception

Welcome to the Gateshead Reception Class Page.  Here, you can find out about everything that we've been doing this year.
Children in Need bake off
Wow Gateshead class - you have blown us away with your amazing bake off skills. We had some fantastic entries - all of your bakes looked delicious!! It was a very tough decision but our Children in Need bake off winner was..... Scarlett!! Well done Scarlett for your scrumptious looking Blush cupcakes. A big thank you and well done to all of our other star bakers too!
Week beginning 9th November 2020
Wow Gateshead, what a busy week it has been!  You have been so amazing with your home learning activities and have made us all feel extremely proud.  Thank you to all of your grown ups too for being so brilliant!  We have enjoyed lots of phonics and maths work and, of course, some lovely activities based around Remembrance Day and Children in Need.  We hope you have a lovely restful weekend - you all deserve it.  It won't be long until we're back at school together again and we can't wait to see you all.  Take care everyone and stay safe.
Week beginning 2nd November 2020
Welcome back everyone! It sounds like everyone had a great half term and enjoyed lots of spooky Halloween fun. This week we have started a journey to the jungle as part of our PE lessons. We will be continuing this journey throughout the half term to help develop our fundamental movement skills, such as, balancing, crawling, jumping, hopping, throwing and catching. The children have all worked really hard on their first week back - it's lovely to see their enthusiasm and excitement when learning new things - well done Gateshead class, a great start to the half term!
Week beginning 19th October 2020
This week our main maths focus was all about comparing amounts. We used a range of manipulatives (cubes, sweets, toys and blocks) to find which group (from a choice of two) had more, fewer or equal objects. The children then worked hard to articulate their findings into a sentence, for example, three is fewer than five. 
It has been so lovely to get to know each of the children during the first few weeks of their school life. They have all been absolute superstars; working hard and being so enthusiastic about everything we do!
We hope you all have a lovely half term together and we look forward to welcoming you back to school next Monday for another exciting half term. Stay safe everyone.
Week beginning 12th October 2020
Another wonderful week in Gateshead class. This week we enjoyed the story 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. The children have enjoyed acting out the story using various props, making their own owl pictures, looking at nocturnal and diurnal animals and thinking about words to describe an owl feather. To finish off our lovely week we listened to the story 'Wow said the owl' and joined in with the song 'A wise old owl'. Have a lovely weekend Gateshead class and we look forward to seeing you all next week for our last week before half term.
Week beginning 5th October 2020
This week the children have enjoyed the story 'Shark in the Park' by Nick Sharratt. We have had a very busy week with lots of shark themed activities in the classroom; we made our own telescopes and went on a shark hunt, acted out the story using small world resources, made play dough sharks and danced along to the baby shark song. We also found out many interesting shark facts and completed some shared writing based on our findings. The children worked hard to identify the rhyming words from the story and blew us away with their fantastic rhyming knowledge throughout the week. Well done Gateshead - another super week!
Week beginning 28th September 2020
Another great week in Gateshead class this week. I am so proud of how well the children have adjusted to their new routines and environment - they have all been superstars!
This week we have introduced the children to maths sessions. Our focus for this week was counting and the children worked really hard to develop their counting skills both by recalling numbers in order and counting objects using one to one correspondence. 
Well done to you all for another brilliant week! 
Week beginning 21st September 2020
A big welcome to Gateshead Class to all of our new Reception children and their families. This week we have played lots of getting to know you games, met Rambo (our class tortoise), learned the sounds m, s, a, d and t in our phonics sessions and enjoyed exploring our new classroom environment. The children have settled into their new class very well and have had a super week. I can't wait to spend the year with you on your Reception learning journey - we are going to have so much fun!