Fun at Pebbles

April 2018

Preschool

This month the children have had green fingers and enjoyed planting runner beans and watching them grow roots before taking them home. The children have also watched eggs hatch out some baby chicks. The children have participated in caring for the chicks before they went to live on a farm.  After talking about spring the children have become very arty making lovely pictures with paint and tissue paper

Dragonflies

The Dragonflychildrenhave been through to preschool to visit the chicks and have then painted pictures of them. Water and sand play  as well has playdoh have been a big hit. a new musical keyboard has been introduced into the room, the kids are loving it.

Bumble Bees

The Bumblebee children have been getinto know new staff and new routine for the room including washing hands, using a water butt for snack drinks out of open top cups. They have also had fun printig with dinosaurs, lots of messy play with rice shaving foam and flour.

Ducklings

Cereal and rice play has been a big hit with the ducklings children this month. With the weather getting better some of the children have enjoyed walks out into the park to see the spring blossom on the trees.

Ladybirds

The little ladybirds have enjoyed lots of fun in the ball pool and popping bubbles. Lots of messy play and cereal play has accompanied music and singing fun this month. Some walks into the park have also been enjoyed by some of the Ladybirds.

March 2018

Preschool

This month in preschool children made fabulous Mothrs day and Easter cards and have enjoyed creating spring pictures with paint and sticking.  The children had fun with our hay tray, with farm animals and trucks. The Preschool children also took part in a mini first aid course, designed for preschool age children to learn basic first aid skills and what to do in an emergency.

Dragonflies

The dragonfly children have also made some fabulous Mothers day and Easter cards as well as creating lots of art work with paint. Sand and water play has been a big hit again this month as well as playing outside and dancing to ‘Frozen’

Bumblebees

Art work has been a big thing around nursery this month all the children making Mothers day and Easter cards and making spring pictures with sticking and paints. The Bumblebee children have also had fun dancing to Moana and playing with the flash cards.

Ducklings

The duckling children have said goodbye to Emily this month but have still had fun paintng and sticking , playing with the musical instruments  and cereal play. Mothers day and Easter cards are beautiful too.

Ladybirds

The ladybird children have enjoyed walks around the park and visits to the pet shop to see the animals. Shaving foam, flour play and sensory blocks and ball play have been shared by all. Mothers day and Easter cards have also been fun.

February 2018

Preschool

The Preschoolers have been having fun on sound walks around the park, listening to see what noises and sounds they can hear. Whilst out and about the children have also been collecting sticks and using them to paint with as well as making stick men.  Phonics and number matching games on the giant tablet have been throughly enjoyed as well as sampling pancakes on pancake day and making lovely valentines day cards.

Dragonflies

The dragonflies have had fun playing outside on the bikes. Some children have been visiting the Dragonflies room from Bumble bees room and have had lots of fun investigating the room and making new friends whilst playing with farm animals in the hay tray, sticking and glueing, drawing with felt tips and having a go on the giant tablet.

Bumblebees

Bumble bees room has been buzzing around being very busy. They have been doing symmetrical  painting and roller painting. The children are still really interested in flash cards and learning new words. The story coner has been a hive of activity!!! the children enjoying lots of different books.

Ducklings

The Ducklings have been playing in jelly, cereal and having fun with Valentines crafts. For Chinese New Year the children enjoyed a Chinese New Year sensory tray and have also had lots of fun exploring with musical instruments and dance.

Ladybirds

The Baby Ladybirds have enjoyed jelly, cereal, gloop and flour play. Balloons, bubbles and chalks have been the centre of fun too for the babies.

January 2018

Preschool

The new year has brought us a new toy – our giant tablet! The children have had lots of fun exploring the giant tablet, playing games and learning to use one finger to navigate. The children have also enjoyed playing in our role play hairdressers, outside experimenting and playing with ice as well as hay play in the builders tray.

Dragonflies

The Dragonfly children have also gained a giant tablet to play on and learn with. They are learning to use one finger to navigate and love the jigsaw and Peppa Pig games. Sand and water play is always a big hit with the dragonflies. They have also enjoyed filling and empting containers with beads, as well as dressing up and dancing to Frozen.

Bumblebees

The Bumblebee children have had a lot of fun this month exploring and experimenting. They have been making tracks in the sand with the farm animals and tracks in the paint with the vehicles. The children have had great fun looking at flashcards, describing what they can see in the pictures including using colours and then linking whats in the pictures to nursery rhymes.

Ducklings

This month the Ducklings children have had lots of fun playing in the water tray with the sea animals. They have also had fun playing in shaving foam, cereal play and blowing bubbles. Walks around the park have been enjoyed by the staff and children in crisp January.

Ladybirds

In the Ladybirds room this month we have welcomed lots of new babies – introducing them to our fun cereal play, shaving foam sensory play, sensory balls, lots of bubbles and plenty of singing.

December 2017

Preschool

Preschool children had a fantastic evening singing at our carol concert for the parents. They all did brilliantly. This month the children have also had fun in our winter wonderland/igloo role play area, made lots of glittery pictures as well as some gifts for pareents – calendars, cards, reindeer hot chocolate and reindeer food. Not forgetting Our Elf on a shelf antics!!

Dragonflies

The Dragonflies have had lots of Christmasy fun making Christmas cards, making reindeer with footprints, robins, calendars and playing in fake snow. The Dragonflies also has an Elf on the Shelf visit them and play silly games whilst the children werent around!

Bumblebees

The Bubmlebees have made lots of christmasy artwork too. Christmas cards, Reindeer hot chocolate, glittery baubles as well as christmasy baking.

Ducklings

The Duckling children have had fun making some Christmas pudding picutres, snowflakes pictures, hot chocolate reindeer and Christmas stockings amongst lots of other Christmas artwork. They have also had fun in their winter sensory tray and singing christmas songs.

Ladybirds

The ladybirds have been making lots of lovely Christmasy artwork for their mummies and daddies. They have made some mistletoe pictures, glittery snowflakes, butterfly footprints and snowmen pictures to name but a few.

All the children have had lots of glittery fun this month. Happy Christmas.

November 2017

Preschool

This month the preschoolers have had lots of fun making bonfire and firework pictures and models. They enjoyed taling to their friends about their bonfire night experiences. Colours and noise descriptions were focused on to develop vocab. The children have also started to think about Christmas and we have started to learn some christmas songs for our carol service.

Dragonflies

Draonflies enjoyed bonfire and firework pictures and painting as well as starting with glitter and glue for lots of christmasy art work. Bricks, sand and water play have been a big hit this month too.

Bumblebees

Bumble bee children have had lots of fun too painting firework pictures and starting christmas activities as well as role play fun, looking at the tractors out the back and playing with the toy cars.

Ducklings

Duckling children have been playing with the leaves and conkers in the autumn sensory tray as well as bonfire artwork and starting christmasy activities. Sand and wzter plsay has also been a big hit this month.

Ladybirds

The ladybirds have been settling in some new babies as well as enjoying lots of singing and sensory play. Mono painting has been lots of fun and playing musical instruments has been …noisy!!! and fun.

October 2017

Preschool

In October all the children had lots of fun making and creating crafts for Halloween. The children have helped scoop out and carve pumpkins whilst talking about weightand texture. Threading with pumpkin seeds has been lots of fun too.  The children have also had lots of fun with wake up shake up movement and dance.

Dragonflies

The Dragonfliy children have been creating lots of fab halloween pictures, painting and mixing colours. Dry pasta play has been a big hit with all the children as well as water and sand play and drawing on pumpkins. All the children have enjoyed the Autumn air outside watching the leaves fall from the trees.

Bumblebees

The Bumblebees have had a lot of fun making halloween pictures as well as playing with the pumkin mush! Jigsaws have been a big hit this month with the bumble bees wooden ones as well as on the tablet. The Bumblebees have had loads of fun outside throwing leaves too.

Ducklings

The duckling children have been making skeletion, cat and pumpkin pictures and also playing in our spooky halloween playdough. Autumn pictures and sensory play with conkers, pine cones and leaves has been great fun too.

Ladybirds

The little ones have been making some spiders and bats this month for Halloween and enjoyed the sensory play playing with the pumpkin mush. Other sensory play has been thoroughly enjoyed too; cereal, ice cube, and flour play. Pinting with cars and rolling balls has been a lot of fun. Some of our little ones have also started walking!!

September 2017

Preschool

In september Preschool welcomed some new faces from the Dragonflies room. We had lots of fun on our Bush Craft outing. The children were able to light a fire, scavenge for worms (string) eat apples straight from the tree, Swing on a rope swing and relax in a hammock. It was a great day out. We have also enjoyed an Autumn walk around Nunroyd park, collecting conkers and leaves so that we could do some conker rolling, leaf painting and sticking. 

Dragonflies

In September the children have enjoyed a refreshing walk around the park collecting conkers to roll in paint and create masterpieces. The children have also thoroughly enjoyed dressing up and exploring the role play area. Sand and water play have also been a big hit with the children this month, filling and emptying containers.

Bumblebees

The Bumblebees children have also enjoyed an Autumn walk around the park to collect conkers and leaves to make some fabulous Autumn sticky pictures and some conker rolling pieces of art. The Bumblebee children have enjoyed a lot of sensory activities this month too including cereal play and gloop.

Ducklings

The ducklings children have made lots of interesting pieces of artwork with conker rolling and leaf printing with the contents of their  Autumnal sensory tray. Dried pasta has been a good sensory and mathematical activity for the Ducklings, they have been filling and emptying containers and enjoyed listening and watching the pasta fall.

Ladybirds

The Ladybird room has welcomed some new babies over the past month and shown the new babies what fun they have with activities including leaf play, flour play, shaving foam, painting with Autumn colours as well as playing with the musical instruments. A whole world of sensory experience for all the babaies to  enjoy and learn from.

August 2017

Preschool

August saw the preschool children having fun at the park. The children enjoyed exploring outside in our “August summer sun”!! In August we lost 30 preschoolers to school. We want to wish them all luck as they start school. Have lots of fun.

Dragonflies

The Dragonflies have enjoyed dressing up and playig in the sand and water trays. The children have also enjoyed Outside play this month.

Bumblebees 

The Bumblebees have had lots of fun playing outside in the summer sun and rain!!! They ahve also played a lot in the role play area and with the small world toys.

Ducklings

The ducklings children have made lots of lovely pictures using chalks. They have had fun on the mini slide and enjoyed the summer sun outside.

Ladybirds

The ladybirds have been outside playing in the baby garden. They have enjoyed playing wit the sensory toysand with th sensory board. Rice crispy play and lots of fun paintig

July 2017

Preschool

In July the children have been gettig ready for school. We have been dressing up in school uniforms, talking about our worries as well as our excitment for school.The leavers made a teatowel with their habd drawn pictures on, mums and dads and Grandmas loved them. July saw some of our preschool children leave so we hosted a graduation party.

Dragonflies

The Dragonflies have been having lots of fun making and flying paper aeroplanes and making airports out of the bricks. The dragonflies have some new wind up cars that they have enjoyed playing with. Many of the dragonfly children have had fun drawing on the whiteboard as well as enjouing dancing and a bit of Yoga.

Bumblebees

The bumble bees have had lots of fun this month dancing, painting with shapes, playing in the sand and water trays and lots of fun in the “summer” sun!!

Ducklings

The Duckling children have all had lots of fun with the room kitted out with soft play. Bubbles, shaving foam and water beads have been a great hit. Some new books in the room have been well read this month too.

Ladybirds

The babies have been exploring sensory play with ready brek mark making, bubbles, painting, flour play and our new big water mat. The babies have enjoyed the ball pool and exploring their new outside area.

June 2017

Preschool

In June all the children have been very busy. We have looked at germs and te importance of washing our hands. We have also looked at our bodies after exercise- how our hearts and breathing changes. The children have enjoyed watching our caterpillars grow and transform into butterflies. We were sad to see them go when we released them into the garden. Name regognition and self registration has been a big part of preschool this month -part of our school readiness.

Dragonflies

The dragonfly children have had fun playing with dinosaurs and creating charcole pictures. Dolls- dressing them up and changing their nappies has been enjoyed by the boysand girlsaswell as enjoying the magic music box at carpet time.

Bumblebees

The bumble bee children have enjoyed lots of outside play in the sunshine. Water play featuring highly in thier days. They have also enjoyed making some lovely Fathers day cards.

Ducklings

The duckling children has thoroughly enjoyed outdoor play especially water play. Some fab fathers day cards have been made as wellas some great string pictures. Some of the Ducklings have been busy baking and some have enjoyed body painting too.

Ladybirds

The little ladybirds have made some lovely fathers day cards too. A new washing machine meant a fab big box to play in and decorate. The kid loved it!A few new starters had some settling in sessions and a few of the children moved up to the Ducklings roomhave fun.

 

May 2017

All the kids photos look fab.

Preschool

All the preschool children have been having fun. Hairdressing has been a big hit with both boys and girls. Pretending to cut and curl hair has lead to a lot of paper and scissor practice.

The children have posed beautifully for our leavers photo.

Dragonflies

The Dragonfly children have enjoyed playing in the glittery sand and making marks with car wheels and trucks. The children are also enjoying a bit of sun outside.

Bumblebees

Lots of messy play has been lots of fun for the bumble bees with corn flour and painting, as well as baking buns to sell at the Muddy Puddle walk.

Ducklings

The ducklings have enjoyed lots of messy play too as well as creating lots of spring artwork.

Ladybirds

With a few new starters to the room the Ladybirds have been busy making new friends and welcoming the new starters into the room. With lots of creative and messy artwork as well as our favouite ceareal play to crunch and munch the time away!

 

April 2017

Preschool

This month all the children have had lots of fun making and creating Easter/ spring crafts and artwork. Using pastel colours and egg and bunny stampers, our paint rack has never been so full!

Boys and girls alike have also had lots of fun playing with transformer toys as well as washing the baby dolls with soapy water and sponges.

Messy play has been a big thing in preschool this month, we have has shaving foam, gloop and soil play all of which have captivated the childrens imaginations finding and using toys from around the room to aid their play.

Dragonflies

The Dragonfly children have been having lots of fun this month. They have been getting creative with Easter crafts. They have been making and creating trains in the room role playing going on a journey. The children have also really enjoyed story time this month with Andrews fabulous story telling and some new books to captivate them all.

Bumblebees

The Bumblebee children have been making lots of lovely Easter crafts and have enjoyed the spring weather playing outside.

Ducklings

The little Ducklings have been enjoying the spring wether outside and many are gaining confidence on the play equipment especially going down the slide. As well as continuing with Easter crafts the children have also enjoyed a lot of messy play including gloop and shaving foam play.

Some of the Ducklings have enjoyed visits to the Bumblebee room, moving up to the room soon.

Ladybirds

The babies in the Ladybird room have had lots of sensory fun, playing with cereal, water beads, mono painting and much more. The Ladybirds have also been enjoying the spring weather getting out for lots of walks in the spring sun.

The ladybirds have had a few new childrn start in the room and some are visiting the Ducklings room.

March 2017

Hope all you Mummies had a fab Mothers Day

Preschool

This month Preschool have had lots of fun dressing up as superheros and flying around the room saving the day. The children have enjoyed making superhero smoothies and taste testing them along the way.

Baking has played a big pary in preschool this month too. The children have made and decorated buns and chocolate crispy buns to sell to help raise money for the Diabetes awareness week. The children have also had fun making and decorating gingerbread men.

This week in Preschool we have incubated some chick eggs. The children and staff from all rooms, watched and waited as the eggs began to crack and the chicks began to hatch. We all watched in amazement as all the eggs sucsessfully hatched into cute and fluffy little chicks.

The chicks will stay with us for a short time before they head off to live happily on a farm. We will watch, observe, feed, play with and look after the chicks until they are ready to go to their new home.

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The children in preschool have already enjoyed drawing pictures of chicks and aggs, ahead of Easter.

 

Dragonflies

The Dragonfly children have had a busy month. The children have enjoyed listening to the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ reading this story has led the children draw pictures and develop role play based on the story.

Both boys and girls have had fun dressing up as princesses and dancing to frozen!!

With spring in the air, the children have developed green fingers and helped Andrew plant some plants for our outdoor area.

The children have also enjoyed visiting our small feathered friends in preschool.

Bumblebees

The Bumblebees have had lots of fun this month painting with different objects- balls, bricks and animals were but a few. The children have been singing with puppets and having a messy time in gloop.

Role play in the home corner has been a big hit this month too.

The children have helped raise money for the diabetes awareness week, by baking buns to sell.

Ducklings

The duckling children have been busy this month painting and sticking to make their fantastic spring display of spring animals. Animal noises and numbers were incorporated into creating their display.

The Ducklings have had a fab time exploring the mud kitchen outside in the discovery garden – Stirring, tipping and scooping.

The children have also started to make some Easter crafts.

Ladybirds

The babies have been having lots of fun this month with a lot of messy and sensory play.

The babies have enjoyed mushy pea play, painting  and rice crispy play, as well as clean painting and lots of sensory activities including playing with their fantastic new sensory board.

The babies have also enjoyed lots of walks in the lovely spring sun.

February 2017

The children in all the rooms been really busy this week creating fantastic Valentines Day cards. – Have a lovely Valentines day.

Over the past few months children in all rooms have been amused and excited to watch out of the window, a man with his dog with an ever growing following of ducks from the pond. Everyday a gentleman and his dog walk over the grass outside the front of nursery feeding a gathering of ducks. The group of ducks has grown in size over the months and has sparked off an interest with the children. We will shortly be trying to hatch our own ducks/chicks in order to advance this interest of the children

January 2017

27th January 2017

Chinese New Year was celebrated this week. The children in Butterflies and Dragonflies were tempted to try some traditional chinese food. Duck pancakes, prawn crackers and different sauces were all tried and enjoyed.

We are all looking forward to a fantastic 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Christmas is fast approaching and glitter and sparkle is a common theme in every room. We would like to say sorry in advance for spreading this glitter far and wide – your car; your drive; your front room!!!!

Snow this week has been a favourite for all the children at nursery. All the children have enjoyed playing in the snow and gaining valuable educational experiences using all their senses.

Bonfire night is always a night that sparks imagination and expression from the children. Our pre-school children have enjoyed telling us all about the bonfires and fireworks displays that they attended. They used their experiences to create fabulous artwork.

As the weather is getting colder and the season is changing  the children are enjoying getting wrapped up warm and going out for Autumn Walks.  Most of the rooms have been out in the local park collecting conkers, leaves and sticks to make some wonderful art work for their rooms.

We are shortly doing a charity event for breast cancer care the event is called  “The Big Pink” and all children and staff will be dressing up in pink clothes or fancy dress. The event will take place the week beginning 17th October.

30th August:

We have all been having fun in the sun, and been going out into the local park and playing games. The babies have been out for pushchair walks in the fresh air, and all children have been getting messy!!!

These past 2 weeks have been very busy at Pebbles.  The children have been continuing with the Olympic theme and displays are up in the nursery.  They have all been outside enjoying the sunshine and most rooms have been for local walks.  The Teddy Bears picnic happened on the 10th August and the children and parents took part in the search for the Teddy’s in the park.

The week 25/7/16 has ended and all rooms have had a lovely week:-

Ladybirds have had lots of new babies visiting who will be joining our Pebbles family very soon. They have also got very messy playing in beans, rice pudding, cereal and body painting.

Ducklings went on a trip to Ilkley park and played on the swings and fed the ducks.

Bumblebees have been musical and used their own musical box. Their singing has been lovely to listen to. They have also been getting messy inside and outside.

Dragonflies like Ladybird’s have had new children in for visits. Whilst these children have been visiting they have joined in with dressing up as fire fighters, builders and princesses.  Some children have brought some toy aeroplanes from home and they have been sharing them with their friends.

Butterflies the children have shown an interest in Space and have spoken about Tim Peake. They  have also been pretending to be pirates and have been looking for treasure.  Over the coming weeks they will be focusing on the Olympics and activities will incorporate elements that link to this.

 

The beginning this week 25/7/16 has seen the start of our holiday club on Tuesdays. The children enjoyed games in the park with the coach Steven Light (Louise’s husband) who is a qualified teacher. Photos will be uploaded soon. They had lots of fun playing football and cricket as well as flying kites. The children also enjoyed singing the song “let’s go fly a kite”. Im sure the local dog walkers loved to hear the children sing.

The nursery is quieter at the moment as some children are on holiday and others have left to start their new adventure.

There is still lots going on within nursery and as always the children are accessing the outside area.  We will aim to update you with what is happening in the rooms very soon.