Leigh's Nurseries Newcastle

The Year Of The Tiger!


Here at Leigh’s throughout all of our nurseries we’ve been having so much fun this week celebrating Chinese New Year – the year of the tiger!

The Sweetpeas enjoyed our themed transferring sensory activity and were very curious to see the different colours and materials out on the table, all very keen to come over and explore. They used their hands to transfer the rice into the different pots and pans and we talked about how the rice felt and used lots of key describing words! We then poured water into the pan and talked about how the rice felt once it was wet. The Sweetpeas got very excited using spoons to mix the materials together in the pan which was brilliant to see!

Another activity that went down a storm was our play dough activity as this seems to be a keen interest at the moment! The children concentrated brilliantly and were able to manipulate the play dough into lots of different Chinese symbols. This encouraged the children to talk about the different symbols they could see and actively helps to develop their fine motor skills.

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