Welcome to Rainbows Nursery
Tree Planting With The Woodland Trust
We were lucky enough to receive a pack of hedgerow saplings and one of copse tree saplings free from the Woodland Trust. These are the first trees that will be planted in our Forest School Area when we have access.
The nursery children were helped by Janet Orrock, Project Officer, and Caron Henderson, Learning Officer, from the Woodland Trust. The children had great fun visiting our Forest School site and potting the saplings. Take a look at our photos below.
People Who Help Us
This term we are interested in 'People Who Help Us!'
As part of the topic we have had some very important visitors come in to nursery and share their job roles with us.
Our first visitor was Susan who works at the PDSA animal hospital in Felling. Susan talked to us about how she helps the vet look after the sick animals.
Our second visitor was Helen Ramm who is a paediatric nurse at the RVI hospital in Newcastle. Helen talked to us about how she looks after babies and children who are unwell and have to stay in hospital.
Our third visitor was Cheryl Martin who is a midwife at the QE Hospital in Gateshead. Cheryl talked to us about how she looks after pregnant ladies during their pregnancy, labour and babies until they are 11 days old.
Our fourth visitor was Dr Lynne Trainor who is a GP at a surgery in Chester-Le-Street and also one of our parents. Dr Lynne talked to us about how she examines and diagnoses the patients who visit her surgery.
Road Safety Officer
Our fifth visitor was Sara who is a road safety officer and works for Gateshead council. Sara talked to us about crossing the road safely and keeping safe whilst near the road.
Our Christmas Nativity
The children invited their friends and family to see our Nursery Rhyme Nativity. The children worked really hard to learn all of the words and Makaton signs to all of the songs. They also sang in French! We are so proud of our little angels. We hope you enjoy the photos.
The Children enjoyed coming to Nursery in Halloween fancy dress. We made witches stew, pinned the tail on the cat, decorated pumpkin's and used Oreo's to make spiders.
We are very excited as Infinite play have started to build our exciting new play equipment. They hope to be finished soon and we are very much looking forward to climbing, sliding, jumping, exploring our new equipment.
For outdoor learning week our children and parents went for a Nature Walk in Oliver Henderson Park. After the nature hunt we gathered at our newly installed Triumphal Arch. Lingey House Friends of Oliver Henderson Park were awarded funding from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme to pay for the arch and seating, which was created by sculpture Graeme Hopper. Our older pupils visited Graeme at his forge and helped to design the arch and seating.