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St Augustine's Catholic Primary School

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Reception-2 Page: 2022-2023

Visiting our local church

On Thursday morning, Reception visited their local church; St Augustine's. It was lovely to see the children show such care and respect when inside of the church, especially when looking at the artefacts. The children enjoyed chatting to Fr Paul who told them all about why the church is so special to so many people. The children made great links between what Fr Paul was telling them and what they had learned at school. To finish off our visit, Reception performed a Hymn for Fr Paul which they had been practising at school. Safe to say he was very impressed! 

As past of our summer topic, 'Lets explore our world', Reception started off by exploring their local area. The children took clip boards and pens and went around their local area making observations of things that they could find. It was great to see the children chatting to their friends about places they had been too before and places that they hadn't realised where so close by. 

This week, Reception have explored copying, continuing and creating their very own AB and ABC patterns. Take a look at some of the photos of our work. 



This afternoon, Reception were visited by two staff members from Nissan, as part of our Understanding the world topic.


The ladies told the children all about the different jobs and departments at Nissan and showed them how some of the cars are built. 


The children were then tasked to build their own car out of Lego pieces. 


We have had so much fun learning about the jobs at Nissan. 

Break the rules day!

The children have loved 'Break the rules day' at school. 


We have had children, wearing non-uniform, crazy hairstyles, filling their water bottle with juice or pop and wearing nail vanish. 


It is safe to say the children have not stopped giggling since they arrived. 

A visit from a Musician

This afternoon we have had another lovely visit into Reception; this time from a Musician.

Pauline from the Music hub came along to talk about her job as a Musician.

She told us how her job role includes lots of different types of jobs including teaching music, performing at concerts and for weddings, as well as conducting large orchestras.

She brought along a violin which she played for the children and allowed them to each have a little turn. The children even had a go at conducting.

Yesterday, Reception were incredibly lucky as we had a special visit from 4 brilliant Police Officers. The Officers came to talk to the children all about their job role as part of our 'What do you want to be when you grow up' topic.

Over the course of the afternoon, the children took part in a range of different activities including; 'shooting the target', exploring the Police van, Switching on the 999 response call and trying on the uniform.

I can not begin to explain how much fun and excitement the children had.


The King's Coronation

We have had a lovely Friday celebrating the King's Coronation.

We would like to say a big thank you to the PTA who organised juice and cakes for us to share during snack time, Jill and all the lunch staff who put together a fantastic afternoon tea and to Year 1/2 and Year 2 who put on a great assembly about the life of King Charles. 

Reception Sports Festival

This afternoon, 10 of our lovely Reception children were invited to take part in the multi-sports festival at Gateshead Leisure Centre. The children took part in 8 different activities, each testing and developing a different physical skill. The children worked so hard, giving 100% in all activities. Well done Reception :) 

The children in Reception have worked hard on their Easter Eggs.

We had some amazing, creative entries this year. The judges found it extremely hard to choose a winner! 


Well done everyone! 

This week, Early Years received a special deliver