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Millbrook Primary School

‘Learning about caring; caring about learning’

Acorns – Nursery

           Welcome back to Nursery 😊
It was fantastic to observe the children at their play today and it didn't take long for the investigations and experimentation to begin. We heard so much shared language during imaginative and creative play. We can't wait to see what tomorrow brings 😊

Have a fantastic half term break everyone 

           See you on the 24th February

 

 

We are planning to create a St Davids Day display in Nursery when we return. Would you like to get creative and make something for our Welsh display. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

I wonder what it will be? I can't wait to see 🤔

1st March come to Nursery dressed in traditional Welsh clothing 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

 

4th March children are invited to come to Nursery dressed as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day 📙

Nin hao,

The Teddies have been learning about how Chinese people around the world celebrate Chinese New year. Big Ted and Little Ted have looked at the characters used in Chinese writing and had a go at copying some of them. Would you like to try? 

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Bora Da bawb x It was lovely to see you on our Google Meet yesterday. If you were not able to join us some of the activities have been uploaded below for to share with your families 😊

        Have a lovely day x Miss Jones 

                        🦆🦆🦆🦆🦆

Five little ducks went swimming one day. 

Over the pond and far away. 

Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack. 

And four little ducks came swimming back.

                

Four little ducks................... 

Three little ducks.................

Two little ducks................... 

One little duck...................... 

 

Mother duck went swimming one day. 

Over the pond and far away. 

Mother duck said quack, quack, quack, quack. 

And all her little ducks came swimming back. 

Can you make your own die with your families? Create challenges for each number. Then roll 😊

                        Good Morning

             Hope you are able to join our

                     Google Meet today

                 10.30 for Morning children 

                 1.30 for Afternoon children

                             🐻🐻🐻

Bora Da bawb x What has happened to the weather? Everything outside looks a bit different today.

Big Ted has uploaded a song about Little Jackie Jack Frost for you to share with your families x 

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Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have discovered some numbers. They have also been counting out the fruit from the fridge. Have a look around your house how many of the same objects will you discover?

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have been very helpful around the house and together we have cleaned and tidied from top to bottom. I wonder if you could help somebody today and how would you do it? Big Ted and Little Ted worked so hard I decided to give them some pennies to spend at the shop. But they didn't want to go to the shops in Bettws today instead they created their own at home. Now wasn't that a clever idea 😊

    What another busy week we have all had.

 Thank you for sharing your activities with me

                                     😊

  I really enjoyed reading all of your messages

            and the photos are amazing.

                                     ❤️

    Can you spot yourself in one's below?

       Have a lovely weekend everyone

            I hope to see you very soon

                             Miss Jones 

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have set up a number game. They are taking it in turns to call out a number and throw a ball made up of scrunched up paper into the corresponding saucepan. Big Ted said he is going to make another game using shapes and Little Ted said he would make one for colours. Have a lovely day x Miss Jones

Bora Da bawb x It was lovely to see you yesterday at our Google Meet 😊. The Teddies have been practising one of the songs we sang together '5 Little Monkey's Jumping on the Bed'. If you were not able to join us, we have recorded the song for you to share with your family below. The Teddies enjoyed counting with the monkey puppet and decided to make puppets of their own. Would you like to make a puppet? We would love to see how you create one? What would you use? I wonder if you will put on a show? Have a lovely day everyone x

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       Hope you are able to join us for our

          FANCY DRESS GOOGLE MEET

                               today

              Wednesday 3rd February

             10.30 for Morning children

             1.30 for Afternoon children 

Bora Da bawb x Little Ted has been reading his favourite book today. He then retold the story to some of his friends by following the pictures on the page. What is your favourite story and who will you share it with? Big Ted has uploaded his favourite story for you to listen to below. We hope you enjoy.

Peace at last written by Jill Murphy.

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               Wednesday 3rd February

            FANCY DRESS GOOGLE MEET

                10.30 for Morning children 

                1.30 for Afternoon children 

                    🤠👸🤠👸🤠👸

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have been playing with my button box today. They have been sorting through all the different shaped, coloured and sized buttons and organizing them into piles. I wonder what you will sort today? And how will you group your treasures?. Afterwards to get us moving we decided to try a yoga video. The jungle video was such great fun and is good for both our physical and mental health. The Teddies have uploaded the link below for you to share with your families. Have a lovely day everyone. Miss Jones, Big Ted and Little Ted 😊

What did you think of the jungle yoga?

What yoga position did you enjoy trying? 

Which yoga position did you find the hardest to do? 

 

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have been out in the rain practising their bike riding together. It has been a bit tricky for them but they have persevered and LOOK. Big Ted and Little Ted can now pedal their bikes along the street. I wonder new skills you have learnt during the lockdown? And what challenge will you try next? Have a fantastic day everyone x Miss Jones and the Teddies 😊

What an absolutely fantastic week we have all had. Thank you so much for sharing all your activities and adventures I have loved reading about every single one 😊Keep sharing everybody and have a lovely weekend 😊

Bora Da bawb x During Winter, food is scarce so The Teddies have been helping by putting out food and water. There are lots of ways to encourage birds onto your window ledge or garden. I wonder what you might think of.

Have you found a quiet spot for your bird watching den? How will you record how many birds you have spotted?

The Teddies and I can't wait to hear about your discoveries. Shhhhhhh 🤫 we can see some birds flying towards us Shhhhhhh 🤫

                    Bora Da bawb x 

It was lovely to see so many of our Nursery friends on our Google meet yesterday. 😊

I have put one of our songs on below for you to share and sing with your families. 

Maybe you can find some props and create actions for your favourite songs. If you are able to share I would love to see them. 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

   Have a lovely day everyone 😊

 

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             Hope you can join us for our

                  Nursery Google meet

             10.30 for our morning children 

                                 And

              1.30 for our afternoon children

                         🎶🎶😊🎶🎶

  

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have been making some preparations for the RSPB bird watch.

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have spotted  lots of hungry birds in our garden. They haven't been able to find food because of the snow. So we decided to scatter bird seed on the ground for them.

Have you helped any hungry animals?

What did you do?

Below are the songs of some of the birds we saw. Have a listen and then shut your eyes can you guess which song belongs to which bird? 

Nursery Children would like to watch and count the birds in your garden, local park or through your window this weekend? I wonder what we will see?

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies and I have been building a snowman in the garden. I wonder what adventures you had in the snow yesterday? ?

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The foxes in the story followed footprints when they became lost. Have you discovered any footprints? Who did you think they belonged to?. Where did you think the footprints were going? Did you follow them?

                            

  Thank you so much for sharing your week with me. I have really enjoyed reading about all the fabulous activities you are experiencing with your families. Here are a few of the photographs you have shared with me. Have a good weekend everyone. Miss Rachel Jones 😊

                   

     Hello to all our Mums, Dad's and Carers. 

I am planning to phone all the Nursery children next week for a little catch up 😊. However I understand that many of you have work commitments and are juggling quite a bit at the moment.

Please email me if a AM or PM phone call would suit you best and which Day is easier. 

Please note I am unable to guarantee a time. 

Thank you Rachel Jones 

 

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies and I have been reading the instructions on the back of a packet of Angel Delight. We are having the banana flavoured pudding after our tea. I wonder what you will read today?

Bora Da bawb x 

It was so lovely to see so many of you and your teddies yesterday on our Google meet. We shall be meeting again next Wednesday at the same time if you are able to join us. 🐻

(I am aware a few families had difficulties joining. Please let me know if you need any further information and I shall gladly help) 

Your singing was fantastic. 🎶🎶🎶🎶I have put the songs on below, perhaps you can make a mouse and some currant buns, use them to teach your family the words and actions 😊

Have a lovely day everyone 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

     Miss Jones and the Teddies x🐻🐻

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If you are able to join us on our Nursery Google meet it will be great to see you and your Teddy to

         10.30 for Morning children 

          1.30 for Afternoon children

                             🐻😊🐻

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have been experimenting with mark making in flour today. I wonder what different materials and tools you might experiment with and what you will produce? Have a lovely day everyone.😊

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have been searching everywhere for hidden numbers today. I wonder where you will discover some? Happy searching everyone. 😊Miss Jones and the Teddies 🔎

Bora Da bawb x The Teddies have been practising their scissor skills whilst turning boxes from the recycling inside out. They have made a train which when they pushed it passed over a very high mountain. When it reached the top a fire breathing dragon roared at the driver before it flew away. Their train sped quickly down the mountain into a wood. As the train moved slowly past the trees fairies came out of their toadstool houses to wave. Their train rumbled on and on crossing over a bridge past a field of cows and a pond full of ducks. Finally the train stopped at the train station where a little boy and a little girl climbed aboard. I wonder what they will see on their train ride and where they will go ? I wonder where you would travel to on the train and what adventures you might have? . Big Ted has put the story The train ride on for you to watch below. Have a lovely day x Miss Jones and the Teddies 😊

The train ride

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Thank you so much for sharing all the messages, photographs and videos of your children taking part in their daily activities. Here are just a few of them 😊

 Have a lovely weekend with your families x

 Missing you all 

Miss Jones and the Teddies ❤️

Bora Da bawb x 

I am off for a walk with Rolli my dog this morning. I wonder what I shall see?

I wonder what you see on your walks?

Prehaps you would draw me a picture or a map and ask an adult to write down your speech. If you are able to send it to me via my email address I would love to see them.

Have a lovely day everyone 😊 miss you x

   Miss Jones, Rolli the dog and the Teddies x

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Bora Da bawb 😊. The Teddies have been practising dressing themselves in their outdoor clothing. But they did get a little bit muddled at first. Have you been practising putting on your coats, shoes and gloves?

Thank you everyone for the photographs and messages you are sending. I have really enjoyed looking at and reading all about the fantastic activities you are all doing with your families. 😊

It was lovely to speak to lots of you on the telephone to. 

My email address if you would like to share more is

rachel.jones@millbrookprimary.co.uk

 Missing you all very much 

 Miss Jones 😊

Bora Da bawb x 

Little Ted and I went out for a walk today and discovered lots of shapes hidden in the outdoor environment. When we got home we told Big Ted about the shapes and where we had found them. 

Big Ted decided to look around house to see what shapes he could discover inside. 

I wonder where you might find shapes today?

 

After lunch we sat together and listened to the story 'Alfies feet'. Big Ted said he would like to go for a walk tomorrow just like Alfie with his Wellington boots on.

(Little Ted has put the story on below for you to listen to, enjoy 😊)

Have a fun day everyone x

Miss Jones and the Teddies 

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Bora Da bawb x When the Teddies went into the garden yesterday they discovered the weather was very windy. Big Ted said he could hear music and so they followed the sound until they stood under the wind chimes. Together they listened to the beautiful melodies as it swayed in the wind.

Little Ted wanted to make a raindrop orchestra so they collected different objects and placed them outside to see what sounds the rain made when it fell on them.

Can you find different sized saucepans or look in your recycling for foil containers and empty tin cans. Can you hear heavy drumming, a soft pitter patter or pretty tinkling sounds?

Try to create as many different sounds as possible and make some raindrop music. 

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Bora Da bawb x The Teddies and I have been watching the weather forecast on the television this morning. Derek the weather man has told us that it may rain all week. Have you watched the weather forecast? I live in Newport, where do you live? I wonder if you will have rain to?. We are going to make a list of some of our favourite rainy day activities to share with you through the week. In the meantime,

Bora Da bawb x We have had lots of fun with the Robin masks Big Ted and Little Ted have created. We have even made up our own Robin song to sing.

Two little Robins sitting in the tree. 

One called Nancy and one called Lee.

Fly away Nancy, fly away Lee. 

Come back Robins it's time for tea.

I wonder what song you might sing today?

Have fun Miss Jones and the Teddies 😊x

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Bora Da bawb x We spotted a Robin this morning in the garden and have decided to make our own Robin masks using a recycled egg box. Little Ted carefully used the scissors to cut out the shape and Big Ted coloured the masks with his pens in Robin colours. I wonder what you could make with recycled materials. If you would like to and are able to share your creative ideas via email I would love to see them. X Miss Jones and the Teddies 😊

 

 

 

Bora Da Bawb x. Big Teds favourite thing to do at moment is to colour with his pens in his colouring book. He has shared his colours with Little Ted who has drawn his favourite new toy, a green car. Little Ted pushes his car all around the house, it's very fast and he is always crashing it into my chairs. Would you like to draw your favourite toy or activity?. Maybe you could tell a grown up all about it and they will write your words onto your picture. If you can share I would love to see your picture. Have a lovely day everyone x Miss Jones and the Teddies x

Bora Da bawb. I hope you enjoyed Christmas with your family. Santa has taken our naughty elf back to the North Pole and is planning to keep him very busy. I would like you to meet my two Teddies Big Ted and Little Ted who live with me at home. They will be challenging us with daily activities that we can take part in around our homes and local environment. If you would like to and are able to share your activities I would love to see them. My email address is rachel.jones@millbrookprimary.co.uk

Thank you to all our Nursery families for sharing the decorations you created together. Our Christmas tree looked absolutely stunning. We really enjoyed reading each of your homemade cards and wish you all a very happy Christmas from Miss Jones, Miss Tovey and Mrs Cramp.

Christmas 2020 party games and celebrations.

Christmas 2020 party games and celebrations.

We stretched out a length of beads it reminded the children of a skipping rope. We practised our skipping and jumping skills over the beads as they were raised higher and higher. .

Our new foot path is under construction.

* Brought into Nursery a snake. We searched for objects that were the same length or longer.

Diwali celebrations.

Challenge 4, crawling.

Challenge 3, jumping.

Challenge 2, balancing.

Challenge 1, rolling.

For Children in Need 2020 we completed the act your age challenge.

*Brought into Nursery some recycling. We recognised the writing on the labels which when we read them told us what each item was.

* Brought a piece of string into Nursery. We estimated how many of the poppies we had made, it would take to fill the length of the string.

The children and staff of Acorn Nursery are taking part in the BBC 

Children in Need, Act your age challenge.

 

We shall be taking on 4 physical Forest School challenges, which includes:

Jumping, rolling, balancing and crawling. 

 

 Millbrook Primary is fundraising for BBC Children in Need, check out their

                                    @JustGiving and please donate if you can. 

 

                                     Thank you. 

 

 

"I've got a map, it can show us the way to Forest School."

Sparkler fun at Forest School.

Firework fun at forest school.

* Found a pumpkin seed on the grass, she told us what we had to do to make it grow.

* Showed his poppy picture to his friends, he then photocopied it so everyone had one to colour.

We recreated the sounds and movements of fireworks. We talk about how to keep safe on bonfire night. "Don't touch them its dangerous." "No pets outside coz they be burnt and scared." "Mummies and daddies light fireworks coz their hot.." "Just a little bit close coz they will burn you." "Put them in the water."

Remember to use quiet voices when arriving and leaving Nursery. There are squirrels searching for food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear children

Should you have the opportunity to go for an Autumn walk with your families we would be very interested to hear about what you discover.

Maybe you could bring your discovery into Nursery, draw or take a picture.

We would also be grateful for more conkers and pine cones for our play areas.

Have a wonderful break everybody and we shall see you very soon.

 

Miss Jones, Miss Tovey 

We went exploring and found "A cave. LOOK, LOOK A BIG BIG CAVE. Its dark."

Ring a ring a roses. A pocket full of posies. A-tishoo, a-tishoo. The leaves fall down.

Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue. We have made a rainbow. Can you make one to.

 

To encourage our talking about and recognition of patterns in our environment we would like to have a spotty and/ or striped dressing up day.

 

Please help us to search for clothing suitable or maybe even add some patterns to something old. 

 

Ours dressing up day will take place on