Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Bunny Phonics!


The Sunflowers have been exploring our Easter Phonics Tray as a way for us to promote school readiness. The Sunflowers first used their fine motor skills to choose a lettered carrot. We then identified the letter by sounding it out for them. This lead onto them matching them up to the correct carrot on the corresponding paper.

We then focused on making some key Easter words and spelling out our names independently. The children then fed the carrots to the bunny until he was all full up and ready to deliver our eggs.   The Sunflowers thoroughly enjoyed matching up the letters and practicing saying the correct sounds – this prompted us to sing some Jolly phonics. This is a great way for children to practise recognising and sounding out letters correctly. Overall, the children worked very well individually and as a team to make sure the Easter Bunny was full so he could deliver us all of our yummy eggs!

We hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend!

Love from everyone at Leighs xxx

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Newcastle Nursery

Chesters Ave, Longbenton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 8QP

0191 259 9299


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Gateshead Nursery

The Den, Westfield Terrace, Gateshead NE8 4LD

0191 477 1097


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday

Heddon Nursery

1 Taberna Cl, Heddon-on-the-Wall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 0BW

01661 854001


7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday