Rachael Allsopp

Welcome to Reception!

Reception have settled into school life well and have enjoyed exploring our indoor and outdoor classroom!

We have had fun in our phonics sessions, listening to sounds and playing games such as ‘eye spy’. We have begun learning our letters and sounds and will soon be learning how to read tricky words too!

In maths we have met Polly the parrot. She is sometimes a little bit silly and gets muddled up when counting. We have been helping her count forwards and backwards to 20, we even made our own number lines!

This term our topic is ‘All About Me’, where we are sharing family photos, taking about our likes and dislikes and discussing feelings and emotions. Lots of children have been interested in the changing seasons and have brought in lots of lovely Autumn items; such as conkers, leaves and pinecones. Some of our children even went on an Autumn walk around school.

As the term continues our themes and topics may change depending on our children’s interests. Stay tuned to see what wonderful work we produce in the future …

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Autumn 1 Newsletter

Here’s the Autumn 1 Newsletter – the children will be bringing a copy home on Monday! Our printers have had a technical glitch which the technicians are busy resolving.

Headteacher’s Welcome

As the newly appointed headteacher, I feel very excited about the possibilities for the school as we look to build on recent successes and develop and expand the opportunities for all children in our care.

Newsletter, 10th July 2017

There are a couple of things I’d like to share with you as we start the final two weeks of our school year.

Newsletter 16th June 2017

Dear Parents/Carers, Wow, what a busy term we had at White Mere last term, more of which will follow!  Equally, what a busy term we have to come, not least due to our Summer Fayre on Saturday 17th June, Sports Day on Thursday 13th July, Family Picnic on Wednesday...

intu Metrocentre Great Gateshead Fun Run

Dear Parents /Carers, Each year Saltwell Park hosts a Gateshead wide school fun run. Hundreds of children descend upon the park from all parts of the Borough to complete the fun run. Our school has not participated previously but this year we will be taking Reception...

Easter Egg Competition

White Mere PTA held an Easter egg decorating competition for children and their grown-ups. Here are a selection of the entries, very creative! [gallery size="medium" link="file"...


What an eventful week the children in Reception are having. Today we had a surprise visit from the Police! They came in to let us know they had received our letters about Goldilocks. Thanks to our investigation skills she has now been arrested! She has promised not to...

If you go down to the woods…..

The children in Reception had a wonderful visit to the Rising Sun Country Park in North Tyneside for a "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" outdoor workshop. We started off our day by going on a treasure trail in the woods. Each group was given a map and we had to find...

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