Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Busy Bees!


As Summer blooms, the children have been taking an interest in the nature that comes along with it. Insects have been the topic of discussion at our Heddon nursery –¬†Bumblebees in particular!
Following on from this interest, we decided to have a busy week of bumblebee fun! First, the children got creative making their very own play dough bees, and even labelled the different parts of the bee that they had learned about, such as the wings and the stinger.
The children then got messy exploring our nature filled honeycomb bee sensory tray!  They loved learning all about the process it takes for bees to make honey and even acted it out in the tuff tray using role-play and lots of buzzy bee sounds! They then got the opportunity to try a spoonful of natural honey, and loved exploring the new taste and texture.
To top it all off, the children ended the week by finding their very own bumblebee in the garden, which we all had a good look at from a safe distance. The children were so excited to see what we had learned about in real life.. and even said thank you to the bee for all their hard work and making them yummy honey!
This was a great opportunity for the children to learn about nature, and how even small aspects of it can impact the world they see around them.
Lots of love,
Leigh and the team xx

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Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit. We'd love to show you what we do!

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