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Laygate Community School

Where Learning Creates Success

Laygate Lane, South Shields, Tyne And Wear NE33 4JJ


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Our Reception children were future stars in the making with their performance of Happy Birthday Jesus. There were lots of happy tears and that was just from the staff!​

Supertato Topic

As part of our supertato topic some of us designed our own superhero fruits and vegetables. We all promised to eat our vegetables so that we can be super strong too!

Children in Need Day

We enjoyed children in need day with some fizzy explosions and paint investigations.  We had lots of fun.

Spooky investigations

We discovered spooky slime and potion brains outside! We have been investigating how far we could stretch the slime, some of us could stretch it longer than the table!!   We also used the potion brains to make number potions. We counted different objects into the glasses and matched the numbers. It was great fun!
Little Dribblers
Over Autumn term we are working with SAFC to complete 'Little Dribblers'. This helps us wtith our speaking and listening skills, as well as our confidence and Physical Development. All of the sessions are linked to stories or films and we love it!
Still Life
As part of our harvest topic we have looked at the Art form of 'Still Life'. We have been using a range of media to try and create still life drawings of Autumnal objects.

We have been studying pumpkin soup as one of our Harvest Texts. We have been looking at the vocabulary in the book used instead of 'cutting' the pumpkin. We have tried slicing pumpkins. We all agreed the Cat has a very difficult job!​

We have been looking at Elmer the Elephant as our introductory topic!   We have even painted a giant elmer!


Mr Koomson our Caretaker worked with us for the afternoon where we planted, peas, potatoes, sunflowers, poppies and lobelia.

We worked in teams and shared the jobs independently so that everybody had a turn!..... Using the outdoor tap to fill the watering cans was very popular!

Over the summer term it will be our responsibility to water the seedlings and plants whilst they are in the green house, then we will
transfer them to our outdoor area where we will continue to look after them!

The children visited Hamsterley Forest to go on a Gruffalo Hunt. We had a fantastic day and we even got to meet the Gruffalo's Child and the Stickman. We also had a picnic in the middle of the forest!

After our trip to the forest we have been busy designing our own log pile houses for the snake! 

Outdoor Painting

We have been exploring outdoor painting on clear plastic. We've experimented writing numbers, shapes and simple mark making.

We have been playing a relay game with 2D shapes. We had to find a shape by listening to a clue such as "It has 3 sides". We even tried to give clues to each other. When we knew what shape it was we had to carefully balance along the beam.