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Pebbles Nursery

Just to let you know we will be having a

STAY and PLAY session from 9 am to 10 am

on Tuesday 18 October 2016.

Parents, family and friends welcome! Come and find out all about Pebbles Nursery and how your child can flourish and grow in a safe, exciting and caring environment. Mrs. Mason, the nursery teacher with a BEd in Education and a Masters with Distinction in Early Years Education, and Mrs. Jordan, a highly experienced and dedicated Nursery Nurse, look forward to welcoming you along with other members of our management team.

Counting 1 to 20

With the help of little bunny, we were able to count along the number line.

Oh oh! Don't let little bunny miss out any numbers!

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Great model making!

Picture 1 Hmmm...what do I need now?
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Picture 3 Careful cutting!
Picture 4 Gluing the wheels on my car.
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Picture 1 Making my dinosaur.
Picture 2 I am so proud of my model!

We love reading!!!

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Picture 1 a,b,c,d,e,f,g...singing the alphabet song!

Great balancing!

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Finding out all about Autumn.

We went to Dane Park and collected conkers, leaves, twigs and acorns to make a collage.

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Hello Mr Slug!
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Did someone say there was a fire?
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Welcome Back!!!

We have only been back to school a couple of weeks but have been OH SO BUSY already!!!

We have visited Dane Park:

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We joined Margate library and have borrowed some lovely books to read at nursery.

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Filling our new sandpit took strong muscles and great team work!

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Learning a song all about Bunny Rabbits is helping us count from one to ten. We then made some Bunny ears and went on a listening walk…

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To help us with our handwriting we have been practising making ‘dot’ patterns...

Picture 1 Making dot patterns on a large sheet of paper.
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Picture 3 Dots patterns for my Learning Journey book.
Picture 4 Dancing to 'dotty' music!!!

Washing up after snack time is a very helpful thing to do!

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Visiting the Pet Shop

Unfortunately Snowy our hamster...who was two years old...died recently. So a group of us went to the local pet shop to buy a new hamster!

Picture 1 Leaving nursery
Picture 2 I can see the Pet Shop!
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Picture 4 The lady in the shop was very kind...
Picture 5 ...she showed us lots of different animals!
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Picture 15 Buying our new hamster
Picture 16 Here she is! What shall we call her?

Easter Celebrations!!!

We made Easter bonnets and did a parade down the nursery

'cat walk' to our friends and family.

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Morning Easter Bonnet Parade

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Easter Bunny Hunt with the afternoon Pebbles...
Picture 1 Red group's turn to hunt...
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Picture 35 "Hello Easter Bunny!"
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Picture 40 Blue group's turn to hunt...
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Picture 55 "Hello Easter Bunny, again!"
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We have been making Easter cards…can you spot your one?

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We had fun cooking.

We made Easter Nests made out of Shredded Wheat and melted chocolate…YUM!!!

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World Book Day

Celebrated on Friday, 4th March 2016

Today we dressed up as our favourite book characters...can you guess who we are?

 

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Picture 31 Gangster Granny
Picture 32 Fairy Godmother
Picture 33 Mary Poppins

The Gangster Granny let us borrow her walking stick, our Fairy Godmother waved her magic wand and made sure we ate up all our dinner and Mary Poppins measured us with her measuring tape to make sure we were all "practically perfect in every way"...

...and, of course, we were!

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We brought in our favourite books and read them with The Gangster Granny!!!

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We love our Mummies and Aunties and Nannies

SO MUCH...

(sshh...don't look at these until after Mother's Day!!!)

Picture 1 Busy drawing a picture of our special grown up!
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Picture 5 Now for my hand print!
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Picture 12 Paint...
Picture 13 ...press...
Picture 14 ...perfect!
Picture 15 Time to wash my hands...
Picture 16 ...this is so much fun!

(Close your eyes now if you don't want to spoil the surprise!!!)

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Picture 1 We made biscuits...
Picture 2 ...and then iced them...
Picture 3 ...decorated them with sprinkles...
Picture 4 ...all for Mother's Day!
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Celebrating

Chinese New Year

The Year of the Monkey

Picture 1 Making Monkey masks...
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Picture 6 ...don't forget to write your name on your work!
Picture 7 Ooh, ooh!
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Picture 9 Carefully cutting along the folded card...
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Picture 11 ...to make Chinese lanterns.
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Picture 13 Write Dance to Chinese New Year music...
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Picture 21 ...dancing with ribbons, too!
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Picture 24 We made a dancing Chinese Dragon...
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Picture 26 ...dancing around the school!
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Picture 28 We visited the school office!
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Picture 30 We composed our own music...
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Picture 33 ...and made the dragon puppet dance.
Picture 34 We watched films of Chinese dragons dancing...
Picture 35 ...to give us ideas.
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Picture 39 Making stir fry vegetables and noodles...
Picture 40 ...lots of chopping...
Picture 41 ...and slicing...
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Picture 47 ...adding the vegetables to the wok...
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Picture 55 Ready for snack time!
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At the end of term 3, our lovely Polish teacher, Ewa, and wonderful Polish Mums put on a

Polish Feast

for the staff at school!

Thank you so much!

Dziękuję

It was delicious and you are such great cooks!

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Please read our letter about World Book Day:

SCIENCE WEEK

1st to 4th February 2016

STAR WARS THEME

 

Look who came to visit us!!!

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We made paper aeroplanes and tested them in the garden. 

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We also had a competition indoors to see which plane went the furthest…

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Making Lightsabers...and dancing with them to the Star Wars theme tune!

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The Astrodome came to school and we were lucky enough to go inside it! We learnt all about space and the planets from the clever students from Kent University who have been doing degrees in ‘Space’!

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Let’s make our own outer space area…

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…Complete with planets made out of ModRoc Plaster of Paris!

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Millennium Falcon ready for take-off!!!

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We made a Foaming Alien!

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Experimenting with the solutions in the water tray…

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We drew alien life on our paper flowers and then folded them up to hide them. Watch out…the aliens appear when the paper flowers float on the water!

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Picture 5 Watching the experiment…
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Picture 9 …testing out the ideas we have learnt.
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On Thursday after school we had a chance to go into the big hall with our families to see all the great work that the whole school had been doing during Science Week!

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A GREAT BIG THANK YOU goes to Miss Johnson, our Science Co-ordinator, for planning such a brilliant week for the whole school!!!

Clever Cooks make yummy

vehicle shape biscuits!

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We have really been fascinated by the story of the

Naughty Bus!

Here are some more exciting things we've been doing... 

Picture 1 Small world play acting out the story.
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Picture 3 Making tracks...
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Picture 5 ...developing our ideas by making landscapes.
Picture 6 Re-reading the story...
Picture 7 ...so we can make up our own endings.
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Picture 10 Creating our own bus routes.
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Picture 13 Making special landscapes...
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Picture 15 ... for our vehicles to drive on.
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Picture 17 We made our own 'LOOP' bus picture.
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We have been making trucks for the play people.

We put on axels and working wheels.

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We went into town to look at the buses. What numbers could we see? Where were the buses going? The drivers were really friendly and waved at us as they drove past.

One driver even beeped his horn!

BEEP! BEEP!

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Happy New Year to you all.

We have so much fun and learning

planned for 2016.

Congratulations!

Alyssa, Roman, Chantelle and Lucie won certificates and bronze badges for achieving 100% attendance from September to December 2015. Well done!!!

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Power of Reading

We are now studying the book “Naughty Bus” by Jan and Jerry Oke

Picture 1 Pass the parcel to reveal a new toy…
Picture 2 Can you guess the shape?
Picture 3 What will it be?
Picture 4 It's a bus!
Picture 1 We looked at the Thanet bus route map…
Picture 2 …And drew our own maps…
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Picture 1 …Then tested them out.
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Picture 1 Our role play bus…
Picture 2 ...tickets, please.
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Picture 2 ... Steel Pan music!
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Picture 2 ...we made our buses move!

Displaying all our work in the cloakroom.

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Hamster News

We made a special play run for Snowy, our hamster.

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Christmas Party Day!!!

The morning party...

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Look who came to visit!!!

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