Amira gets to use the fire hose

People who help us at First Steps

People who help us is one of our favourite themes on the Pre School Calendar. This topic is jam packed with new experiences and exciting things to discuss. Our First visitors of the month were the Fire Fighters, a big hit with everyone children and staff. On Wednesday 6th May 2015 everyone got the opportunity […]

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Holly House Supports World I.B.D Day

Every 30 minutes in the UK someone is diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis- the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease or IBD for short. Tuesday 19th May 2015 was world I.B.D Day, this was used to raise awareness of these two diseases. Holly House Nursery decided to support this charity by wearing […]

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It's a bugs life

Mini-Beast Mayhem at Holly House Pre-School

Guess what we have been doing in Holly House Pre-School this week? We have been learning all about the life-cycle of a butterfly! We have also been studying lots of different insects including growing our very own butterflies and stick insects along with hunting in the garden for some mini-beasts… we even managed to pick […]

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Bunnies in a Basket

The Ark Farm Visit

On Monday 20th April the Ark Farm came to Pre-School. They brought with them a variety of animals. The children got up close to some fluffy bunnies, guinea pigs, tiny baby chicks and even fed a very hungry goat. They were learning all about the life cycle of a chicken too. It was a great […]

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What a fantastic day at Armagh Planetarium.

Armagh Planetarium Visited by First Steps

Who would have believed that we arranged our trip to the Planetarium on the same day as the Solar Eclipse! We were lucky and got a sneak peak just as we were heading up the stairs. It was fun watching the film about the little star and our guide thought we were great singers… In […]

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The Frozen stars

Easter Egg Competition at BT9

It’s Easter and to help get into the spirit with this eggciting time of year each room had the challenge of painting hard boiled eggs! Everybody got involved with a fun yet competitive challenge. There was no yoking about and it turned into quite an eggstravaganza! Take a look at the photos and the winning […]

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More Easter eggs from our wobbler room

Easter Egg Fun at Little Gems

Hope you all had an Eggtastic Easter. The boys and girls at Little Gems had lots of fun with their Easter Egg competition. And this is the winner Phoebe from our Wobbler Room with her winning egg. The winner from our Junior Pre-school Room who also took part in the Easter Egg competition is Jessica. […]

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Zoolab Visit to BT9

The children in Preschool and Junior Preschool were very excited to hear that some special visitors would be coming on Monday 23rd March. Sarah from Zoolab brought a variety of her friends with her to meet the children. The boys and girls were very brave holding everything from Ziggy the snake to George the cockroach! […]

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Buns for Mothers Day

Mothers Day 2015 at BT9

What a fabulous and yummy Mother’s Day tea party we had at Kids@BT9! It was great to have so many Mums, Grans and Aunts join us in putting their feet up for a well-deserved rest whilst enjoying fresh cream cakes (we didn’t count the calories) with tea and coffee. We wish all mums a ‘Happy […]

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We got to go into the police car

Police Visit, Red Nose Day & Library Bus

We had a busy month this month. Newtownabbey Community Police came to visit our nursery school. They taught the children all about keeping safe and how the police are here to help us. The children got to get inside the police car, see the lights and hear the sirens. The Policemen were so friendly and […]

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