Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Space Fun!


The Sunflowers have taken a real interest in space recently so we have incorporated an array of activities to meet their interests. Learning about space can expand children’s appreciation of the world we live in and help them to express care towards our planet.
Children can explore their imagination and curiosity through play, this can help provide children with a better understanding of the world around them. For example we have been reading space themed stories to expand their space vocabulary and knowledge.
The Sunflowers have also been exploring their sensory skills by playing with the galaxy play dough using their fine motor skills to make space themed shapes whilst investigating the different textures. Children have been working on their numerical skills whilst playing with the play dough by counting the amount of rocket ships and spacemen they have in their galaxy.
We have incorporated mark making by creating our own moons using tin foil. This allowed the children to explore mark making with different materials and textures.
They had so much fun!
Lots of love,
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