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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 2018

Monday 21st May

Mini Beast Hunt - Outdoor Play


Monday 4th June

Outdoor Water Play - bring spare clothing


Monday 11th June

Father’s Day Crafts


Monday 18th June

Seaside/Beach Crafts


Monday 25th June

Sports Day - Wear suitable sports clothing


Monday 2nd July

Multi-Cultural Week Crafts


Tuesday 3rd July


(ticket event £2 per child)


Monday 9th July

Make your own placemat for our picnic


Monday 16th July

Teddy Bear’s Picnic - come along and make your own ice-cream sundae

(Bring your own picnic & teddy bear)


We will return on Monday 10th September


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

Toddlers Events 2018