Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

School Readiness!


Here at Leigh’s, we thrive in providing an engaging environment and opportunities for children to learn and develop as they navigate their first years of life.
With the summer quickly approaching, we have provided our Sunflowers with opportunities within their environment to explore what it may be like at school. We set out an array of activities for the children to complete to imitate what a day in school may be like and what to expect. We used our circle time to explore what was written on the whiteboard – the children had identified that the date was written on there and helped each other sound out the word ‘school’.
The Sunflowers started in our ‘getting ready’ station where we practiced putting on our shoes and coats all by ourselves. The children loved the method they were shown and even named it the ‘superhero way’. There was opportunities for children to explore their letters and names, sounding out different letters that they could find and matching them independently. Also using their fine motor skills and our writing roads to write out their names and familiar letters, starting off by tracing them and then attempting them independently. The children also explored a new topic of number bonding where they started to pair together two numbers that then added up to 10.
Overall, the children thoroughly enjoyed this day which prompted them to ask so many questions about schools to better their understanding and begin getting excited for their next big step!
Lots of love,
Leigh and the team 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