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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


Tyne & Wear


Tel: 0191 5536523


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Bernard Bear Toddler Group

Our Monday morning toddler group has been a huge success. All families are welcome for just £1.00 per session.

Bernard Bear Toddler Group

9.00 a.m. every Monday

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Bernard Bear's Events Calendar 2017

Monday 30th October

Halloween fancy dress (optional). Halloween crafts.


Monday 6th November

Poppy Crafts


Monday 13th November

Children in Need “Wear your favourite fancy dress outfit”

Cakes to be sold in aid of Children in Need (Cake Donations optional)


Monday 20th November

Biscuit Decorating & Winter Crafts


Monday 27th November

GLITTER FEST Christmas Crafts- Calendars (bring a photo of your child). Make your own bag of reindeer dust


Monday 4th December

GLITTER FEST Christmas Crafts

Cards, hanging decorations


Monday 11th December

GLITTER FEST Christmas Crafts – Make your own party crown to wear at the party


Monday 18th December


£3 charge/child – meet Santa (receive a gift), party food, party games. Join us for Christmas carols and mince pies!

Bernard Bear Toddler Group

On Monday 21st October  'Scales nTails' Animal Encounters visited the Bernard Bear Toddler Group. Children and adults got the chance to to handle a range of creatures including a tarantula spider, giant snail, millipede, tortoise and some stick insects. Click on the pictures to get a closer look.

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World Book Day, March 2014

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Easter activities, March 2014

Bernard Bear's first birthday party, September 2014

Pizza making, January 2015

World Book Day, March 2015

Barnardo's Big Toddle, June 2015

Toddlers Sports Day, June 2015

New born chicks, April 2015

Camper Van portraits

Scales & Tails, November 2015

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Toddlers Events 2017