The Garden House Nursery School

72 Crimicar Lane, Sheffield, S10 4FB | T 0114 263 0149



As the very changeable weather has been keeping us on our toes, the children have enjoyed recording the temperature and weather charts. A big THANK YOU to parents who have supported us in celebrating Chinese New Year. The children have done some lovely cooking and baking activities and made amazing decorations. We are looking forward to next month when we have a parent coming in who is a farmer. They will be giving a talk to our Tiggers and Christopher Robins who will have the chance to see calves and lambs.


Good homes have been found for all hatched chickens, so thank you to our parents/carers who have been able to help.

Pot planting is getting underway this month and next with a wide variety of fruit, veg and herbs being grown organically. 2 large strawberry pots should provide a good crop and great care will be taken not to confuse them with the chillies. Leeks, onions, carrots, broccoli, salads and herbs are all going to be enjoyed later in the year.


We are happy to be continuing with 'Mini Movez' and we welcome 'Diddi Dance' to our curriculum. The children have been enjoying fun sessions exploring music, rhythm and movement.

Safe havens have now been provided for ladybirds, lacewings, toads and other small creatures. The new bird feeders are proving popular and the Blue Tits have successfully fledged. The pond snails are growing rapidly and the Tiggers/Christopher Robins are hatching more butterflies. Once again we will be enjoying our much-loved outdoor week with the Tiggers and Christopher Robins. The children will be experiencing the joys of an outdoor classroom with all activities taking place outside including traffic tally charts, observational wildlife drawings and many, many more. Hopefully we won't have much rainfall to measure!


'Zoolab' has held everyone spellbound and we look forward to welcoming them back. Their most recent workshop was based around 'The Gruffalo' which as you can imagine proved extremely popular. Well done to all our school leavers who performed so brilliantly in the Leavers' Concert. Sadly we will be soon saying goodbye to them and wish each and every one good luck for the future.


Language clubs are continuing to be very popular and The Gruffalo in Spanish proved a big hit. We have it on good authority that the hens that we hatched earlier in the year, are now busy laying eggs of their own. We always look to improve and thank everyone for their kind comments during "parents drop-in week" and for the 96% rating at "outstanding" for overall care.


Once again we have had a wonderful time preparing our Christmas Market Stall and are happy to report that all the mulled punch (non-alcoholic of course), gingerbread men and activity packs were a huge success. Our papier mache reindeer and puddings caused much merriment but it was the snowman that stole the show. Thank you to everyone and may we take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.