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Bernard Gilpin Primary School

Hall Lane


Tyne & Wear


Tel: 0191 917 2999


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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

29th October

Hallowe’en crafts and fun

(Hallowe’en fancy dress optional)


5th November

Poppy crafts and bonfire pictures


12th November

Children in Need

(Wear you favourite fancy dress outfit)


19th November

Glitter Fest!

Make your own bag of reindeer dust and Christmas calendar (bring a photo of your child)


26th November

Glitter Fest!

Christmas cards and hanging decorations


3rd December

Glitter Fest!

Christmas crafts and make your own crown to wear at the party


10th December

Christmas Party

Meet Santa and receive a gift. Party food, party games and mince pies

£3 charge per child


Bernard Bear would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We return on 14th January 2019


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

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