Good as Gold News

Saint George's Day

Thursday 23rd April 2015

A trip to the fish and chip shop was on the agenda today, followed by a picnic in the garden to celebrate Saint George's Day!  Our children learnt that George saved the princess from being eaten by the dragon!

Bring your "Baby" to Nursery Day!

Wednesday 15th April 2015

Today our children brought their "Babies" to nursery for the day to raise money for Milo and Friends, a local charity raising money for Burnley NICU.  They had to bath, play with and feed their babies before putting them down for a nap!  Our children made excellent mummies and daddies!

Celebrating Easter

Easter 2015

Today our children went on an Easter Egg Hunt, searching around the garden for hidden Easter Eggs filled with treats.  They then donned the catwork to show of their Easter Bonnets before prizes were awarded for the best creations.  

Saint Patrick's Day

Tuesday 17th March 2015

 

Today we celebrated Saint Patrick's Day by wearing green, white and orange clothes to nursery and eating Irish food, including Irish stew, potato farls and soda bread!  We found a pot of gold at the end of our rainbow which we all got to share at the end of the day.

Frozen Day!

Tuesday 20th January 2015

 

A strage chill crept over nursery in the early hours of Tuesday, adn snowflakes started to appear everywhere!  Our Frozen day had fiunally arrived!  The chidlren engaged in numerous Frozen themed activities and ate special Frozen themed food as well as dancing to "Let it go!" with their magic wands.  At  the end of a very busy day the chidlren took home an OLAF to build.  It was a very exciting day!

Christmas Celebrations

December 2014

 

This year our Nativity Play and Children's Christmas Party was held at the Village Hotel in Bury.  The chidlren acted out the Nativity PLay before being entertained by JabberJacks and a visit from Father Christmas.  On Christmas Eve the children shared a Christmas Lunch with turkey and all the trimmings, before going home to bed to wait for Father Christmas and more presents!  

The "Good as Gold" Family!

Friday 31st October 2014

 

The "Good as Gold" Family had a spooky day full of fun to celebrate Halloween.  

Come on England!

Thursday 14th August 2014

 

A very memorable occassion as we said goodbye to our children who were leaving us to start at school, and celebrated their achievements during their time at nursery.

Come on England!

Thursday 20th June 2014

 

Today we had a football party BBQ to wish Englang luck in their World Cupgame against Uruguay.  

Peppa Pig Welly Day

 Tuesday 29th April 2014

 

Today a;ll the children wore their wellies to nursery and enjoyed lots of Peppa Pig educational activities including sorting, matching and counting wellies, peppa pig games and jumping in puddles!  They enjoyed Peppa Pig ice-lollies for lunch and piggy noses for tea!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday 14th February 2014

 

Today love was in the air, and all the children came to nursery dressed in red and pink to celebrate Saint Valentine's Day. 


Chinese New Year Celebrations

Friday 31st January 2014

 

Today we celebrated Chinese New Year by decorating nursery with lots of traditional good luck symbols and making a Chinese dragon.  We tried really hard to eat our lunch using chopsticks, and at the end of the day took home a traditional red envelope filled with chocolate coins.

Christmas Celebrations

Saturday 14th December 2013

 

Today our children performed their nativity play "A Busy Night"  after which they were treated to their Christmas Party and entertained by Jo Jingles before Father Christmas arrived with presents for everyone!

Fundraising for Children in Need

Friday 15th November 2013

 

Today everyone wore their onsie's to nursery in exchange for a donation to Children in Need.  We had a very cosy day!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday 31st October 2013

 

Today we had a Halloween party and played lots of spooky games including going on a ghost hunt and making magic potions.  We had witches stew and dumplings for lunch.  Yummy!

Bake it PINK!

Thursday 17th October 2013

 

We held a baking competition to raise money for breakthrough breast cancer.

Graduation Day 2013!

Thursday, 15th August 2013

 

Today we celebrated the achievements of our pre-school children as they leave nursery to start a the next stage of their life journey.

Eid Mubarak!

Friday, 9th August 2013

 

To celebrate Eid the children had an Indian banquet for tea and enjoyed having henna patterns painted on their hands and arms.

We are the Champions!

Friday, 26th July 2013

 

This year on Sports Day the children took part in a running race, sack race, water race and the hurdles.  The winning team was Great Britain, however all the children took the podium in turn and were awarded medals. 

A Mark of Quality!

Wednesday, 23rd July 2013

 

Today Good as Gold were awarded the second stage of the Lancashire Quality Award which is awarded to settings who are committed to providing quality childcare and continually strive to develop the activites and opportunities available for the children.

Queen Lexie's Coronation

Monday, 3rd June 2013

 

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation, we crowned our own Queen and celebrated with a street party lunch.

May Day Parade!

Wednesday, 1st May 2013

 

On May Day the girls danced around the maypole, and the boys joined in Morris Dancing to entertain our may Queen.

A Celebration of England!

Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

 

On Saint George's Day we opened our very own Chip Shop, and the children had their own penny to buy their own fish and chips!  In the afternoon the children made their own sandwiches in preperation for a picnic tea in the park.

A Wee Bit Irish!

Monday, 18th March 2013 

 

 

To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day the children dressed in orange, white and green and went on a rainbow hunt to find a pot of gold!

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Monday, 11th February 2013 

 

Today the children celebrated Chinese New Year by making a Chinese Dragon and taking part in a dragon dance.  They ate Chinese meals using chopsticks and took home lucky money envelopes filled with chocolate coins.

Santa's Christmas Story

Saturday, 15th December 2012

 

Today the children presented "Santa's Christmas Story" to an audience of over 160 parents and friends.  They were all fantastic!!  After the play the children had their Christmas Party and met Father Christmas.

Owl Visitors

Wednesday, 28th November 2012 

 



Today we had an educational visit from the North Wales Bird Trust who brought Baldrick, Benji and Fergus to see the children.

Pudsey Parade!

Friday, 16th November 2012 

 

Today we made a donation to Children in Need to have our faces painted.  We also took our teddies to nursery and they enjoyed playing party games.  We all had a Teddy bear's Picnic for tea.

Halloween Party

Wednesday, 31st October 2012

 

All the children looked fantastic in their fancy dress costumes and had a great time at their party.  They played lots of games including pin the wart on the witch, yukky dip and pass the parcel as well as going on a witch hunt and a ghost hunt!

We all went on Safari!

Monday, 15th October 2012

 

What a busy week!  First we had to make our jeeps, hats, cameras and binoculars before we could set off on our safari.  We visited the jungle, the rainforest and the actic and read lots of stories about different animals.  We even had animal themed foods, but best of all was having our faces painted!  On the final day of our trip, we all brought in an animal friend for our jungle jambouree, and they joined in our games.  They were all very well behaved!!

Wear it PINK Day!

 Thursday, 11th October 2012

 

Today the children and staff wore pink to nursery to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.  They also joined in with pink themed activities and had "pretty in pink" buns for tea.  The total raised is £100.

Under the Sea Adventure

Monday, 3rd September 2012 

 

At the beginning of September the children spent a week transforming our Music Room into Under the Sea by making octopus, jellyfish, crabs and different fish which were suspended from the ceiling along with seweed and bubbles.  The children went "diving" and also searched for a mermaid as well as going fishing.  Nemo biscuits were a favourite on the menu along with octopus sandwiches.

Class of 2012

Thursday, 16th August 2012 

 

Today our pre-school children attended their graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements during their time at nursery.  They talked about their aspirations for the future before performing in a short concernt for their parents.  All the children were awarded a diploma and took home a yearbook with pictures of all their friends.  Their achievements were then toasted with champagne.

An Adventure on the High Seas!

Monday, 23rd July 2012

 

Our pirate adventure week started today, with the children making hats, patches, hooks and even a pirate ship!  They ate pirate food, such as treasure island pie, and listened to lot of pirate stories.  The children also enjoyed dressing up as pirates and made "Wanted" posters using their photgraphs.  The week culminated with a treasure hunt where the children helped "Pirate Pete" find his hidden treasure.

Going For Gold!

Friday, 20th July 2012 

 

Today the children formed teams representing 7 countries and took part in the Good as Gold Olympics.  Events included 100m sprint, basketball, 100m meters hurdles and a relay race.  The children were awarded medals at the end of each race, and at the end of the event, all the children took the podium and were awarded commemorative medals.

10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 Blast Off!!

Monday, 11th June 2012 

 

Today the Good as Gold Astronauts blasted off into space on a trip to the moon.  Over the course of the week they made space suits and rockets, aliens and telescopes, and joined in with lots of space related activities as well as listening to lots of stories about space.  The children also ate cheese and crackers on the moon and enjoyed space food at mealtimes, the favourites being moon rock pie and stardust sprinkled milky way!

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Wednesday, 6th June 2012 

 

Our children all wore red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and took part in a parade.  Our "Queen" was crowned by the Good as Gold Mayor before awarding all the children a special commemorative medal, and a street party lunch followed, but unfortunately this had to be held inside as a result of the weather!