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Pebbles Nursery from September 2016 to March 2017

Welcome to Term 4

 

We kept visiting the chicks who were in Dragonfly Class. WOW! The chicks grew so fast. There were 10 eggs and nine hatched...Three girls and six boys.

The chicks were going back to the farm so we went to see them one last time.

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Chicks!

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Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is a Christian festival to mark the start of Lent. Lent is a period of about six weeks when Christians are meant to give up luxuries or unnecessary things. Lent ends on Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday.

Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is associated with pancakes being eaten. This was the last chance to eat rich foods before Lent, and an opportunity to use up all of the luxury foods (such as fat, butter and eggs – which pancakes are made of) which might go off during Lent.

Clever Cooks make Pancakes!

In preparation for World Book Day, we brought in our favourite books.

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World Book Day

We were very brave and went into the Key Stage One assembly. We learnt about “Forgiveness” with Oscar the Owl. At the end we stood up and showed off our Book Day costumes to all the other children! It was fun seeing our older brothers and sisters and friends.

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Look at our gorgeous outfits…

Emilia won a prize for her outfit and so did Mrs. Jordan. Well done to them both!

(Mrs. Jordan was really kind and shared her prize with the nursery…it was chocolate!!!)

Congratulations!!!

Congratulations!!! 1 Pelens Ancitis
Congratulations!!! 2 The Lady with the Alligator Purse

Receiving World Book Day prizes from Mrs. Wall, our school Literacy Coordinator.

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Receiving World Book Day prizes from Mrs. Wall, our school Literacy Coordinator. 2
Expelliarmus!!! Watch out! Here comes the disarming spell!
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Meet this week's Tidy Inspectors.

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More busy work we’ve done this week…

"Just Playing" by Anita Wadley

Great writers in Pebbles!

I decided to write my own class register. I copied the names from my friend’s name cards.

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I wrote down the numbers of the children in the class while the register was being taken.
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We practised writing the number 3 after watching Ten Town. It was quite tricky but fun to try!

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More great writing!
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We like working on our construction site.

We enjoyed dressing up, using the tools and creating interesting structures.

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The hair stylists are here. How would you like your hair today?
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Write dance to ‘stick’ music.

Write Dance is all about handwriting using music, movement and exercise. It helps children feel happy and comfortable with their bodies.

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Finding out how to use different programmes on the computer, tablet and interactive white board.

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Dragonfly Class have ten eggs in an incubator. We went to see some of the chicks hatch.

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Hatching Chick (courtesy of Mrs. Vanstone, Dragonfly Class)

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Songs and Rhymes

“All the Fish are Swimming”

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“Gonna Build a House”

"Gonna Build a House"

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Practising our cutting skills with scissors.

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Assembling a circuit with the large blocks was fun!

We had to make sure it was safe to walk on. 

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We are very good at helping our friends!

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The Tidy Inspector makes sure our nursery is tidy at the end of the session.

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Here comes the Tidy Inspector!

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It’s the end of term 3 and, WOW, what a busy last week of term we had…

SCIENCE WEEK

Shadow Play: Finding out that shadows are just areas where light has been blocked.

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Astonishing!!!

The sun came out so we could practise making shadows on the garden wall and ground!

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Taking Flight and making Paper Planes:

Air pressure—air pushing against you and everything around you all the time—is what keeps planes and birds in the sky. The air under the wing is slower moving and has higher pressure. The high pressure is what pushes the wing up and keeps birds and planes in the air.

 

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We held a competition to see whose plane travelled the furthest.

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Good one Jacob!

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Oops…Go!...Go!

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Have you got your plane up the right way?

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Altogether now…or not!

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Upside down?

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MAKING TELEPHONES              

Sound Vibrations: All sounds are made by vibrations in the air. The vibrations reach your ear and make your eardrum vibrate. This is what makes you able to hear sounds. The vibrating string makes the cup vibrate too, which makes the sound louder.

 

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HELICOPTERS AND GRAVITY             

The shape of the helicopter rotor blades make it spin when dropped from a height. Gravity pulls the helicopter down. The air resists the movement and pushes up each rotor separately, causing the helicopter to spin.

 

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Picture 3 Don't forget to write your name!
Picture 4 Expert cutting!!!
Picture 5 Left handed scissors, please.
Picture 6 Superb, accurate cutting!!!
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Picture 14 Folding along the dotted lines.
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Picture 17 Testing my helicopter indoors.
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We decided to go into the Reception classes’ garden to challenge our helicopter models some more...

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Clamber up the HUGE climbing frame...be brave!

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Whenever you’re ready…

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Wow!!!

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Two to go…

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What a great week of

scientific enquiry and reasoning!

Our Early Learning outcomes: 

Comments and asks questions. Can talk about some of the things they have observed. Talks about why things happen and how things work. Understands that different media can be combined to create new effects.

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday 7 February 2017

Watching a short film with Red and Murphy about viewing videos online, we thought and talked about what we should do before we watch videos on YouTube and what we should do if we saw something upsetting online? https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2017/sid-tv/films-5-7-year-olds

We found out that it is VERY important to ASK a grown up before we go online. We talked about how important it is to tell a grown up if we ever saw something we didn’t like online.

Introducing our new wicker house:

Picture 1 Just the right size to lean out of.
Picture 2 How many are we going to fit in?
Picture 3 Peek-a-boo!
Picture 4 A hose to put out the fire! What fire?
Picture 5 Quick! Get out! There's a fire!
Picture 6 Rescuing my friends!
Picture 7 No more room.
Picture 8 Just the right size...luckily!
Picture 9 Chill out!
Picture 10 I think the danger's over now?

Sharing a favourite book together.

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Busy fingers.

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We set up our own theatre, all by ourselves, and invited an audience. We put on our own show.

(Music from the film “Frozen” is playing in the background!)

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Picture 2 Just in time!
Picture 3 The show's begun!
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Picture 6 "Let it go! Let it go!"
Picture 7 See me twirl!
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How authentic is this…programmes were handed out to all the audience!!!

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The Power of Reading

Putting together our poem about sticks.

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Read our Stick Poem here...

Clever Cooks make

Stick Sandwiches

Picture 1 Collect ingredients and wash fruit and veg.
Picture 2 Carefully cut open the bread packet
Picture 3 Place the part-baked bread on a baking tray.
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Picture 5 Pop the bread in the oven at 220 deg C.
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Picture 7 Left handed scissors please!
Picture 8 Carefully thread the food on the skewers.
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Picture 11 PING! The bread is ready.
Picture 12 HOT! HOT! HOT!
Picture 13 Cut up the cooled bread and cheese.
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Picture 36 Ta da! All done!
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Picture 38 Time to wash up.
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Picture 40 Wiping the cooking table clean.
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Picture 42 Don't forget to wash the cooking aprons!
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Picture 46 Time for a cheeky cheese snack!
Picture 47 Enjoying our Stick Sandwiches at snack time.
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Picture 51 Thumbs up!
We gatecrashed Dragonflies' and Bumblebees' police visit! 
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The Power of Reading

Writing a poem about sticks…

We looked at sticks and, using our senses, described what we could see, feel, smell and hear (we didn’t want to taste our sticks, although some of us tried!) We also thought about what we could use a stick for. We wrote and drew our ideas and our teachers scribed for us.

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Writing in the sand with sticks.
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Stick Mobiles 

(by Pebbles and Butterfly class)

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“Eggs in the pan e-e-e” …

enjoying practising the letter sound ’e’.

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Pebbles hospital is open for business!

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Picture 3 “Oh no! My patient’s got a temperature!”
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Picture 14 Hmmm...blood pressure is a little high!

These Theatre Royal, Margate, Panto programmes are SO interesting.

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We listened to some Stick Drum music and created our own rhythms and beats. We experimented with different ways of moving, using gross motor movements.

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Clever Cooks make Hummus Dip to eat with their Twiglets.

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Picture 7 Peeling the garlic clove.
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Picture 11 Cutting the lemon in half.
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Picture 13 SQUEEZE...
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Picture 15 ...SQUEEZE!
Picture 16 Adding the spices.
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Picture 19 Mashing all the ingredients together.
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Picture 32 The finished product!
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Picture 34 Twiglets and hummus dip...ready for snack time.
Picture 35 Yummy!
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Picture 40 Great to share!

Off to the bathroom to wash our hands for snack time. We’re pretending to be on a steam train …”Toot, toot!”

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“Teasing Mr Crocodile, you can’t catch me!”

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Wearing the new dresses the PTFA bought us for Christmas.

Don’t we look stunning?!

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Having fun finding out about the letter sound ‘o’.

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Tapping, rubbing, hammering and drumming our sticks to our song of the week:

“Stick Song”.

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Making stick creatures.
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We looked at the sticks we had found on our recent ‘Stick Hunt’ and described what they looked like, felt like, smelt like and sounded like.

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Fantastic construction with our new wooden building blocks!!!

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Picture 6 In our castle.
Picture 7 We even have cubby holes!
Picture 8 Busy calculating.
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Picture 14 A sail for our ship.
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Picture 16 It's a pirate ship.
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Picture 18 Walking the plank!
Picture 19 1,2,3 jump!
Picture 20 Night, night!

Catching snowflakes!

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Ok, it’s snowing, but I can still practise balancing on stilts!

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Baby changing session!!!

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Power of Reading fun!

Reading all about Stanley’s Stick...

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We went on a ‘stick hunt’.

We found long sticks, short sticks, fat sticks, thin sticks, thick sticks, heavy sticks, light sticks, some that weighed the same as each other, some that were hard to lift or we had to balance them in our arms to carry them!

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Making models out of the sticks we found on our ‘stick hunt’.

Picture 1 Granny's walking stick!
Picture 2 A swing for the play people.
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Mathematicians in Pebbles!!!

Counting how many children are in nursery today, finding the number on the number-line and filling in the day chart.
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Picture 1 How many raisins?
Picture 2 How many slices of apple?
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Picture 1 How many bounces can I do? I'm up to 20 already!
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Playing with shapes and matching them to the posters.

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I made a great new hat for my friend!

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Picture 2 Let's adjust it...that's better!

Fantastic new bricks! 

What can we design and build?

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Picture 1 Thank you for your help!
Picture 2 Strong muscles!
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Picture 4 Where shall I put this block?
Picture 5 Great co-operation!
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Picture 8 Is this safe to walk on?
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Picture 11 Table and chairs...where's the snack?
Picture 12 A bed?!!!

Great new outfits for damp and wet play!

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This is what my teachers look like!

Aren’t they lovely?

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Welcome back to a New Year

2017

With Power of Reading this term, will be studying 

Stanley's Stick

by John Hegley

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Congratulations! 

100% attendance between September to December 2016

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Christmas Candle Service

 

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Oh!!!

What fun we had at our Christmas Party!!!

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Picture 5 Pass the Parcel!
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Picture 17 Wow! Fabulous Party Tea!!!
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Look who came to visit us!

Knock, knock, who's there?

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SANTA!!!

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We all gave Santa a big hug and wished him a Merry Christmas!

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Making Christmas table decorations.

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Christmas Jumper Day

Friday 16th December

Helping to raise money for Save The Children Fund

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Hot Air Balloon calendars!

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Look at the lovely Christmas cards we have made!

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So where has that naughty Elf been hiding now?

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Allan the Magic Man visits Pebbles!

 

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Rope Trick

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Colour the Christmas Tree

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