Wow Josh! We are so proud of you for your amazing counting and story telling. Well done you superstar! :)
Josh it looks like you've been very busy reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar, making your own fruit kebab, doing fruity maths and we're very impressed that you've even sorted the fruits and vegetables! Your fruit kebab looks delicious. It looks like you've been having lots of fun playing basketball, going on walks and making a collage picture too :)
Photos from the week beginning 15th June
A lovely message from Lily: "Hi to all my lovely friends and teachers. I hope you are all still staying safe. I’ve enjoyed seeing what you have all been up to. I have been keeping busy too. I’m counting down the days to see you all. From Lily" Lily it looks like you've been having a wonderful time seeing tadpoles, using bubble paint, playing with your shop with REAL sweets, playing on your trampoline, seeing the fairies clothes on the washing line, splodging in the water and making that fabulous paper mate. :)
Photos from the week beginning 8th June
Rose it looks like you've been going on some lovely walks and had a great time having a go at fishing with your net. Well done for doing your school work and what a good idea doing it outside in the garden :)
Photos from the week beginning 1st June
Aoife well done for decorating your own stone and adding it to Colin. It looks huge now! It looks like you had a nice sunny time going on a long walk with Alfie and your peanut butter fudge for Granda's birthday looks delicious we hope he enjoys it! :)
Wow Josh you have been busy! Painting stones for Colin the Covid19 Snake, going to the beach, playing in the garden, painting with water and baking a very delicious looking cake! Your fudge sounds very tasty too. Well done for working so hard on your numbers and pencil control you superstar! And well done for helping Sophia with her tricky maths too. We're glad to hear you enjoyed reading The Snail and the Whale and drew your own snail too. Well done Josh :)
Photos from the week beginning 18th May
Aoife your painting of a big ladybird is brilliant! Well done! We can tell you've been having a lot of fun in the sun in your paddling pool, going on a nature hunt and playing with your dinosaurs. We love your walking stick you found to be like Grandad! :)
Myla it looks like you've been having a fabulous time getting out and exploring. It looks like your baby was having a very nice trip out too! Well done for practising your name in the sand- you've done a brilliant job and what a great idea! :)
Rose we can see you had a great time on your scavenger hunt at Hebburn Lake! Your pizza looks delicious and you look very cosy reading your favourite book and watching a film with your furry friends :)
Ella it looks like you've been on an lovely walk with Emilie seeing a waterfall! Well done for practising your pencil control and forming letters too :)
Photos from the week beginning 11th May
Alfie that's a very good idea going to the beach to find some more stones for you to paint. It looks like you had plenty to choose from! That cave looks very exciting too :)
Aria we can see you've been having lots of fun in the sun this week seeing the ducks and the turtles at the pond! We can tell you've had a very creative week too with all of your fabulous pictures and your play dough. And we love your papier-mâché balloon! :)
Wow Josh you have been busy! You've made gloop and a lava lamp, watered the plants, fed the ducks, been on bike rides and played in the garden including playing in your lovely new tent! We're not surprised to see it's a red tent since we know how much you love red :) Well done for all the learning you have been doing too with numbers and shapes. Your picture of your favourite car is great too :)
Aoife it sounds like you've been having a busy time making your own BBQ in the garden and being a vet to your poorly rescue dog! We're glad you're enjoying your favourite book and musical letters sounds like a fun game. We love your new troll glasses thank you for showing us them :)
Alfie it looks like you've been having a lovely creative time painting stones for the garden and making hand prints with your family. We can tell you're concentrating and being very careful painting those stones well done :)
Emily it looks like you've been having a wonderful time in your pool in the sun with Annabelle as well as working hard! Well done! :)
Myla your Moana figure looks fantastic! We can tell you've worked really carefully and concentrated, well done! :)
Lily we love your superhero picture and you are right your Grandma definitely is a superhero working so hard to protect others! We love yours and Ella's crowns for VE Day too :) It looks like you've been working very hard practising writing your families names and practising riding your bike. Well done! Your trip to to the fairy's house looks very fun and magical! We are missing you too and hope to see you soon!
Photos from the week beginning 4th May
Harry it must have been so wonderful watching your butterflies fly away after watching them grow and change all this time! I love your painting of a butterfly and it's great to see you've been reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar too. It looks like you had a great time celebrating VE day with your flag, medal and delicious looking cupcake. Well done for your threading too :)
Wow Aria your castle is amazing! And I love seeing your bike which you told me about on the phone! We're so happy to hear you're being helpful painting the walls in your new house. We can tell you've been having lots of fun in the sun going on nature hunts and digging in the garden too. And well done for making such beautiful rainbows for your family to put in their windows :)
Mrs Gray has been busy making a special book for her daughters birthday and Miss Procter has been planting sunflower seeds and enjoying daily walks in the sunshine :)
Well done Rose for working hard at home! It sounds like you've been very helpful too helping to wash the car :) Your krispie cakes and pasta look delicious!
Great tree climbing Alfie! Papa Troll says he is very happy to see you're still climbing trees :) We are missing Forest School too!
Wow Aoife! We love your Humpty Dumpty puppets they look amazing! It looks like you've been having a lovely time crafting making a unicorn ring and mask too. Well done for practising your numbers and pencil control too. :)
Well done Shay for working so hard at home! What a star! And what a great pencil grip you've got now. Keep it up! :)
Well done Alfie! It looks like you've been working really hard. We are very proud of you. :)
Emily your pizza looks fantastic! That certainly is a cheesy smile! :)
Well done for doing your work Carlton! We're very proud of you. :) It looks like you're having a wonderful time outside too! Hopefully we'll get lots more sunny weather this week for you to enjoy!
Photos from the week beginning 27th April
Wow Alfie, your mam was right Jack is so big now! We're so glad to hear what a good big brother you are being :) It looks like you're having such a lovely time in the garden! Your hair looks very cool!
Amelia we love your hair! I never knew you could use tissue paper to colour your hair! The crispy cakes and chocolate strawberries you've been making with your brother Matthew look delicious :)
We miss you too Harry and Isla! And we know all of your friends are missing you too. Hopefully we will all be able to see each other again soon! :)
Hugo it looks like you've been having a lovely time making dens, doing some baking and going on nature walks. That's very exciting that you spotted some turtles on your bike ride! :)
We love your fairy houses you've been making Aoife! Those ice creams you've been making look delicious and its been perfect weather for an ice cream :) Well done for practising writing your name and for working hard with numbers, super star!
This is fantastic Josh! Singing Incy Wincy Spider all by yourself AND playing your instrument which you made yourself! We are so proud of you! :)
Wow Josh! You have certainly been creative this week! I love your musical instrument and your salt dough decorations and your cakes look delicious! Keep practising ready to bake us some for when we next see each other! :)
Shay it sounds like you've been having a wonderful time going on walks, singing songs, playing games, going on an Easter egg hunt and a scavenger hunt, doing some baking and turning FOUR! Thank you for your lovely message. We are missing you too and we know your friends are missing you as well. Hopefully we will see each other again soon!
This looks like great fun Shay! :)
Well done Shay! It looks like you've been working hard and looking very cool wearing your sunglasses! :)
Wow Emily! Well done for practising your numbers and your pencil control! It looks like you've been having a wonderful time in the sun on your Peppa Pig bike and planting seeds. :)
Harry it looks like you've been having a very fun and creative week! We love your natural art picture and your super drawing and colouring. Your pizza looks delicious. :)
Photos from the week beginning 21st April
Wow Myla! We love your rocket! :)
Rose you are so kind making bird feeders to feed the birds, I bet they were very happy! Well done for doing your school work as well as doing jigsaws and planting seeds. It sounds like you've been doing lots of fun learning. :)
Lily it looks like you have been having a wonderful time in your garden planting seeds and feeding the birds! Thank you so much for the wonderful natural picture you have made us, we love it and Papa Troll from Forest School says he loves it too. :) Your cupcakes look delicious and it looks like you've been having lots of fun with Ella. Well done for practising your numbers too, what a star you are!
Aoife you are so kind giving your delicious looking cupcakes to elderly people. :) Well done for being so good at taking turns, I hope you didn't let the crocodile eat too many of your fingers! Enjoy having lots of fun in the sun in your paddling pool and on your scooter!
Well done Ella, we can tell you've been working hard practising your pencil control and completing your weekend diary. It looks like you've had a lovely time playing cafes with Emilie, I hope you made each other some tasty food! :)
Wow Alfie! We love your sand pit! You have a very clever Dad being able to build that for you. It looks like you're having lots of fun in it and enjoying this lovely sunny weather. :)
We hope you all had a very happy Easter and that the Easter Bunny was good to you! We can't wait to hear what you have all been up to so if you'd like to tell or show us anything please send a message to email@example.com.
Take care and best wishes to all of you,
Miss Procter and Mrs Gray
Photos from this week
Aoife it looks like you've had a lovely, creative Easter decorating your Easter bonnet and your eggs. I love your fish and octopus in Granda's fish tank! Great idea! Well done as well for practising your throwing skills recognising numbers. :) Your moon sand looks very exciting!
Ella we love your rainbows, what a kind thing to do to thank the NHS for their hard work, super star! :) We're glad to hear you're keeping busy and being active by learning to ride your bike and joining in with Joe Wicks!
Emily we're glad to hear you're still playing with play dough since we know how much you love it at Nursery! Your Easter tree and homemade Easter cards look wonderful, well done! It looks like you've been having a lovely time playing in the sun in your garden on your trampoline and in your unicorn pool! And your fish and chips for Good Friday look delicious! :)
Wow Rose! It looks like you've been having lots of Easter fun decorating eggs and baking! I'm so pleased the Easter Bunny visited you too with lots of chocolate eggs! :)
Harry we can tell you've been having a wonderful time playing in the sunshine in your garden! It looks like the Easter Bunny was very good to you :) . I wonder what tasty meals you were making in your kitchen!
Myla it looks like your crispy cakes were very delicious! I hope Mam and Dad got some too!! What a good idea using some of your Easter chocolate from the Easter Bunny to make them. :)
Monday 6th April 2020
Thank you so much for all of your lovely messages and pictures last week- it made us so happy to hear from you and see what you have been doing. We hope you have all enjoyed seeing what your friends have been up to as much as we have!
In a 'normal' world it would now be the Easter Holidays so please find some Easter craft ideas on the COVID-19 Nursery page if you would like to complete any (including decorating a hard boiled egg!). As always, we would love to hear from you and see what you have been up to.
Above all, we hope you are staying safe, feeling happy and looking after each other.
Best wishes to you and your families and wishing you all a very happy Easter,
Miss Procter and Mrs Gray
Photos and messages from the week beginning 06/04/2020
Alfie your Easter hat and glasses are fabulous! You've been doing some lovely Easter activities. :)
It looks like you've been having a wonderful time playing outside doing some drawing and water play in the sunshine in your garden Carlton! I hope we get lots more sunny days for you!
We are missing you too Aoife! But it looks like you're having a wonderful time... Your homemade bubble blower looks brilliant and I love your fairy wand which you made using different shapes! And well done for practising your cutting skills :).
Josh it looks like you've been having a wonderful time decorating chocolate eggs, playing pin the tail on the unicorn, making paper plate animals, washing the car and helping Sophia with her Lego! You have been so busy, well done! And we hope Sophia had a lovely birthday, Happy Birthday Sophia!
We loved hearing how you've been singing lots at home Rose! I love the song 5 Currant Buns too :). We love your rainbows and snails and the den you made looks fabulous!
I bet your Dad will love the cake you're busy making him for when he gets home from work Luke! :)
We have loved seeing your messages and pictures already! Thank you! Let's have a look at what some of our Super Stars have been doing this past week.
It looks like you're having lots of fun learning Harry! You'll have to keep us updated on what happens with your caterpillars! :)
Well done Myla! It looks like you've been working hard learning useful life skills and being very helpful at the same time! :)
It looks like you're having a lovely creative time Aoife! :) I'm very jealous that you had all of those animals in your living room. And what a great use of technology!
It looks like you've been getting very creative Luke/ Spider-Man! :)
Those cakes look delicious Hugo! :)
Wow! It looks like you've been doing a very exciting science experiment Carlton!
It looks like you've been having a wonderful time in the garden Rose! We are very proud of you for looking after the creatures in your garden by making a Bug Hotel! :)
Wow! We love your nail salon Carter! It looks like you're having lots of fun and working hard too. Well done! :)
It looks like you've been having a wonderful time in the garden, Alfie! What a great idea to enjoy the lovely sunshine we had last week! :)
We're glad to see you've been enjoying lots of activities in the garden Josh! It looks like you've been having lots of fun learning. :)
Wow! Well done Josh! :)
Tuesday 31st March 2020
We would love to see what your children have been getting up to so please email us at YNlhps@gatedu.org and tell us what your child has been doing. We would love to see any photos you have been taking! We will then share these photos on our Class Page so your child can see what their friends have been doing too.
From now on, we will be updating the Covid 19 (Coronavirus) section on the website on a weekly basis with ideas for things you might like to do at home. This section can be found under Key Information. I'm sure you'll all get lots of ideas from each other too!
Thank you and best wishes,
Miss Procter and Mrs Gray
Monday 30th March 2020
I hope you are all well and that you had a nice week last week. I also hope you are all coping well with all the change that is happening at this strange time.
At this difficult time, try not to worry too much about what your child would be missing out on in Nursery. The most important thing is making sure your child feels safe and secure during this uncertain time.
However, if you feel that your child is missing the routine and structure of Nursery (I know I am!) I will be posting some ideas on here to keep your child busy every week. It is important to remember that children at this age learn best through play.
The characteristics of effective learning are: playing and exploring, active learning, and creating and thinking critically. The best thing you can do to help your child is to play with them and encourage them to explore the world around them (even if you are currently rather limited with how much exploring you can do!).
Here are some ideas for this week:
• Learn the Makaton signs to sing along with Baa Baa Black Sheep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VGsBK94I2U
• Go on a sound hunt around the house and in the garden. What sounds can you hear? What are they from?
• If your child has become interested in sounds in words then go on a sound hunt for things beginning with the ‘S’ sound. If your child is struggling with this give them examples and emphasise the initial sound e.g. “sssssink”. This could also be used as a game of ‘I Spy’. This is part of our phonics program Letters and Sounds which we follow within school. Here is a link to the website where you will find information, resources and games which can be played http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-1-games.html.
• Build something using junk materials around the house e.g. cardboard boxes from the recycling or using building materials like Lego.
• Use clothes pegs to pick up bits of wool or string (to develop fine motor skills ready for writing). If you have coloured pegs you could also sort them by colour and count how many of each you have.
• Don’t forget to read a book!
You could also discuss the day of the week and the weather every day like we do at Nursery to keep some sort of routine.
Hopefully it won’t be too long until we see each other again but, in the meantime, look after yourselves.
Best wishes to you and your families,
Miss Procter and Mrs Gray
Bulb Planting in Oliver Henderson Park
We planted daffodil bulbs in Oliver Henderson Park with the council's gardeners and councillors Stuart Green and Linda Green. These are behind the new memorial benches that the Friends of Oliver Henderson Park raised money for. We are looking forward to seeing them bloom in the Spring.
Forest School Stay and Play