Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Happy Chinese New Year!


Happy Friday everyone!

This week we’ve started our celebrations in the run-up to Chinese New Year!

We think it’s so important for all of the children to get a sense of different cultures, celebrations and traditions from around the world and we make it as exciting as possible through a range of different activities thought up and planned out by our outstanding staff.  The children have been taste testing a range of different Chinese foods, allowing them to experience new textures and figure out what they like and dislike. There was a lot of independent feeding practice using a variation of different cutlery – they even had a good go at using chopsticks with some help and it was amazing to see just how well they did!

We’ve had a go at exploring a new style of writing through copying different Chinese symbols and marks by tracing them in our sand trays and writing them with pencils which is amazing for improving the children’s literacy skills. We loved seeing their little imaginations run wild in our ‘Chinese restaurant’ themed home corner, allowing them to role play with one another whilst dressing up in traditional Chinese clothing (and even turning into Chinese dragons!)

Keeping fit and active is another big focus for us on a daily basis across our nurseries, so listening to some Chinese music resulted in the children learning a new style of dancing while having fun with their friends! They also thoroughly enjoyed researching about Chinese New Year through looking at books and the internet.

It’s been an amazing week to say the least, we hope you all have an amazing weekend.

Lots of love,

Everyone at Leighs Nurseries x





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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