Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

Sunflower ABC’s!


The Sunflowers have been practicing and recognising their letters using our homemade sand. We started off by going through the alphabet identifying the sounds for each letter. The children then independently chose letters to match the Sunflowers before attempting to write them in the sand, either using their fingers or the pencils. This prompted the discussion of how our homemade sand felt using words such as ‘crunchy’.

This activity enabled children to develop their phonic knowledge whilst also encouraging the children to practice developing their fine motor skills using the tripod grip. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity, exploring the new feeling of our sand, learning some new letters/sounds and playing with the marks that they made with their friends.

Lots of love,

Leigh and the team xx

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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