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!


When the Bog Baby Came to School

In the Bog Baby the girls in the story sneaked the Bog Baby into school in a margarine tub. We talked about what we thought the Bog Baby would like to do if he came to our school. We used the class iPad to take pictures to show where we took him. He even meet Mr Kidd!...

The Brilliant Baltic!

The children in Reception spent a morning at the Baltic Arts Centre in Gateshead Quay. We worked with one of the Baltic’s resident artists to make sculptures, prints and clay models based on our story “The Bog Baby”.

Beautiful Bog Babies!

Today we read the first part of our story “The Bog Baby”. We didn’t see the pictures in the book and had to listen very carefully to the description of what a Bog Baby looks like. In our craft area we made our very own Bog Babies! Can you see their...

We’re Going on a Bog Baby Hunt!

We are very excited about our new book “The Bog Baby”. Today went on a Bog Baby hunt! We talked about what we might need to take and made a list. Miss Groom gave us binoculars and a bag to put in the things we needed for our expedition and off we went! On...

Have you ever seen a Bog Baby?

This half term we are going to be reading “The Bog Baby”. Have you ever met a Bog Baby before? We talked about what we thought a Bog Baby would look like and where it might live. We then painted a picture of our Bog Baby in the craft area. What would your...
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