Rachael Allsopp

Welcome to our Reception class

Reception is one of the most exciting and nerve-racking times in a child’s life as they begin their school learning journey. In Reception we hope to create an environment where each child is valued, cared for and encouraged to reach their potential in an atmosphere of warmth, challenge and support. Now that the children are settled into school life it’s time for the hard work (and fun) to begin!


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.

Handa’s Suprises

In Reception we are reading Handa’s Surprise. We talked about what we thought Handa’s surprise might be and found out it was lots of exotic fruit!   We explored some of the fruit that was in Handa’s basket. We talked about what they looked like,...

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...

Super Duper Potions!

In Reception this half term we are all Superheroes! On Monday we received a letter from Spiderman. The Joker has been seen around school and thinks he’s going to try and take Pete our dragon! Spiderman asked us if we could be superheros too so we can help keep...

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!...


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...
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