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2020/2021

We are having such a lovely time now that we are back in nursery. We have welcomed lots of new friends and have started our topic, 'Magical Me'. We began by looking at the story, 'Elmer' which celebrates our differences and how it's good to be you! The children's interests then turned to dinosaurs and now they have been looking for families of animals within our small world area. 

 

Keep an eye out for an invitation for Evidence Me, our new observation platform which will replace 2simple - 2 build a profile. 

 

Miss Monks has lots of wonderful photos of our time back in nursery so far... watch this space!

8th-14th October, 2020

Evening everyone,

We are having a lovely time at nursery and doing lots of exciting things. 

We have been studying our faces and having a go at drawing them.

Name writing.

Playing with our friends and taking turns.

Painting pumpkins.

Doing colour mixing. We used a zipper bag and squeezed the colours together to mix them and put blobs of different coloured paint on a leaf picture and dragged the colours together with a piece of card.  (The girls really enjoyed this).

We have sooooooooo much fun on a Wednesday...Yes you've guessed it... It's Wellie Wednesday.  Yippeeeeeee!    Mrs Abbott-Lewin joined us this week too,  I've got to admit though she was a bit apprehensive, she's not an out-doorsy kind of girl. (Ssshhhhhh don't tell her I've told you that) but guess what? She absolutely loved it.

7th October 2020

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well and staying safe.

We've had lots of fun again this week in nursery, (besides lots of handwashing), especially Wellie Wednesday. It was soooooo muddy with all the rain we've had.  The children collected soil and tipped  lots of water on it, mixed it up to make lovely mud, then painted pictures using paintbrushes and sticks.                          But guess what?   YES! you've got it.

We jumped in lots of muddy puddles (maybe some of you noticed as you saw your children).  We also found lots of worms, yuk!  The children are very brave.

 

Hi Mummies, Daddies, Aunties, Uncles, Grandmas and Grandads,  Miss Monks here, hope you are all well. It is soooooo lovely to see all your wonderful children in nursery having such a wonderful time.  Just to reassure everyone that we are not making it up, here are some photos!

Who wants to play?...We do!

 

Who wants to jump in muddy puddles?...We do!

 

Who wants to climb trees?...We do!

Welcome to Anthony Bek Nursery!

 

2019/ 2020

Scroll down past all the work activities for all new updated photos of your friends!
Take a look at the parent guide developed by the Department for Education - What to expect when. It outlines different milestones and developmental expectations throughout the early years. It is broken down into age bands which overlap because children do not all develop at the same rate. If you need any support or have any questions, we are always happy to arrange a meeting with you. 
Mrs Abbott-Lewin's Videos
Here is some useful information about preparing your child for school.

Oh arrgghhhh! It's a pirate's life for me!

 

Here are some pirate activities for you to try at home. Please send some photos of your creations once they're finished.

Here are some play ideas you might like to try.
Take a look at these great ideas for kitchen maths. Maths is everywhere...

Hello everyone!

 

Hope you're all keeping safe and well.

 

It's been lovely to receive lots of your photos and even some videos via email and on our shared drive. Don't forget to keep scrolling down to see all of your friends on their photos and take a look at my videos for some activity ideas. I know you're all keeping super busy and have been telling Miss Leverton all about your amazing learning and play.

 

Miss Monks has been busy making some new wooden resources for us to use back in nursery. So that's exciting.

 

I have sent some more resources via email and on the shared drive too so you can continue to develop some of your skills with those. 

 

:)  12.05.20

Hello!

 

I hope you all had a lovely yet strange Easter and are keeping safe and well.

Hopefully some of you have managed to collect your next paper pack and have received my email about it.

I have also sent some phonics plans via email too. You will find the plans here below. Please let me know if you find them useful.

Here is Miss Leverton's 'Challenge Your Teacher' Pack too. Please send your fabulous photos to us as we love seeing you and so do your friends.

20.04.20

Hello everyone,

 

All the staff at nursery hope that you're all keeping well and enjoying your activities in your home packs or via the website links which were sent out. Here is a copy of the resources and website links which were sent out plus a few more handy resources, websites and activities. 

 

I would love to see any of the activities you have been doing, you can e-mail photos and messages to me via my email address nicolaabbott-lewin@anthonybek.derbyshire.sch.uk With permission, I will put some of your photos on here so that the children can continue to see their friends and the activities that they have been doing. 24.03.20

Here is another copy of the timetable. 

Here are some ideas that you could use at home. The children will already be familiar with some of the activities and ideas.

 

This Government link gives some of the ideas too. https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

 

Daily Maths

Counting stairs - up and down. Count the cups, plates, bowls and cutlery needed for lunch and dinner. What is one more/ one less? Representing the number with fingers, marks or writing or objects. Creating their own number problems – We need 4 forks and 4 knives – how many altogether?

 

We’re going on a number hunt… look for numbers around the house. Phones, clocks, ovens, doors, toys, tv remote, washing machine, food packaging, etc. Do you know what this number is? How do we write it? Can we jump 4 times? Clap 4 times? I’m going to tap my head, can you count how many times I do it?

 

Walking through the ‘jungle’ which shapes will we see? Show chn simple 2D (flat) shapes – either draw them or find a picture on the internet. Let’s go on a shape hunt! Look for real objects around the environment which objects are the same shape as... e.g. clock – circle, window – square/ rectangle etc.

 

Use your 'magic pencil' (finger) to ‘write and draw’ the numbers and shapes in the air.

 

Phonics.

Read, Write Inc YouTube. Look up RWI Pure Sounds on YouTube which helps you to know how to pronounce the sounds of the letters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB6SvZscxgg

Practice looking for the letters around the house just like the numbers. Use your 'magic pencil' (finger) to air write them. Practice writing them with different coloured crayons – rainbow writing. We are currently working on set 1 sounds. 

Younger children are accessing Letters and Sounds Phase 1.

Go into the garden and be still and quiet – listen to the sounds for 1 minute. What can you hear? What was making those sounds? Can we make sounds with our bodies? Let’s sing a nursery rhyme and try to follow a rhythm by clapping.

 

Imagination and Role Play.

 

Follow the children’s interests and join in their role play. Extend their play by adding in ideas and use households items as props. E.g. the sofa is the castle and the action figures are the knights. How will they get to the top of the castle? What could we use to make a bridge? Encourage imagination, problem solving and language. If the children are making up their own story, write it down for them as they’re saying it. Read it back to them and see if they can act it out. Would they change it or add to it? What might happen next?

 

Bed Time Stories and Reading Books.

 

Encourage children to ‘read’ to story to you by ‘reading’ the pictures. Encourage use of language question them about what they think is happening. Do they know the characters? Can they think about the ending and what might happen? If it is a familiar story, can they recall it? Ensure the children hear you telling stories – this doesn’t have to be reading a book, it could be making a new story up, retelling a familiar story or making the events of the day into a story. It will help the children to hear how you use your voice for different characters and how you pause in different places. It is good for the children to hear and learn new words that you use too.

 

This is a document showing the letter sounds that we learn and the order than we learn them in. The older children have just reached j. There are some descriptions of how to write the letter within the table. These sentences correspond with the letter's picture. E.g. a is all the way around the apple and down the leaf and the picture is of an apple.
Here is a list of websites which was sent home with the home learning packs. I have added a few more to the list.
Easter activity ideas
A great website to use for nursery rhymes is YouTube. Search for singing hands uk and join in with lots of familiar nursery rhymes, stories and words all accompanied by Makaton signs and symbols. 
Here are some Makaton resources which you might like to try during this time.

13th July 2020

Yes everyone, Guess what?...................its me again, Miss Monks.

How is everyone?, hope you're all ok?,  I do apologize, it has been a while and I also apologize for not  replying to your emails too as I've downloaded the photos then deleted them, what am I like? LOL 

I can't believe it is nearly the end of term, (YIPPEE).......... only joking, and I've not had the chance to say goodbye to all my little cuties, I am soooooo going to miss you all.   Hopefully I will get to sneak across to reception  to see you all in your new school uniforms. 

I've had lots of fab photos sent to me, it  looks like you're all having an amazing time.  I've really enjoyed looking through them all, you have all been sooooo busy, busy and lots of you have been out and about now the restrictions have been lifted...........thank goodness!  So have a gander below at some of the fab photos.

HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER EVERYONE.............WE ALL DESERVE IT.

WOW! Isabel, what more can I say!  you have been doing lots of fantastic work, soon as you get your packs, you get stuck in straight away, there's noooooooo stopping you.  But look guys, there it is again, that beautiful smile, Well done!

Here is one of our newbies, Rory, on his trip out to the zoo and seaside, Such a little cutie. What is your favorite animal Rory? mine is the polar bear.  Looks like you had lots of fun with your sister Billie too.   

Give us a lick!, I hope you brought me a lolly back............only joking.  What do you think would happen to my lolly on the way home Rory ?

He's even  growing his own beanstalk, maybe you will find a golden egg at the top for your mummy, Rory.

Well these two cuties Miles and Lola have been out and about at the seaside again!  I'm sooooooo jealous, because they have been to my favorite place.  Bet you can't guess!.......... Do you know, have you got it?...................CORNWALL.  Does anybody else like it there?  its wonderful.  They've also been strawberry picking too,  look at all those strawberries!,  WOW! You have picked loads, I hope you didn't eat too many on the way round..............lots I hope, LOL

Look at these two cuties, Clara and Ralph.   Mum did send me these for class photo, but I'm sooooooo sorry mum,  it was too late when I saw them, so I just had to put them on here.  I hope you don't mind?  

Look at this little cute speedy lady, Esmee, she is such a whiz on her balance bike.  I bet you could ride a two wheeler bike now Esmee,  I wonder if you've tried?  You have been busy too with your work pack, your work is fantastic, Well done!

Oh my goodness Ravan, you have grown up soooo much, look how your hair has grown too, its beautiful.

I take it that's your new school uniform, verrrrry cute.  You also look like you have been having the time of your life with Ryder and Ricco,  cutting, planting, baking and painting.  Miss Harrison will be getting you to teach everyone how to use those scissors when you go into reception class,  I'm sure. 

Here is Poppy again, one of our newbies too, just look at that smile, she's sooooo adorable.  What doesn't this girl get up too?  Everything! LOL with her big sister Lottie.  I definitely think Poppy will own her own bakery one day, I soooooo can't wait to taste her creations.

Hi everyone, yes it's me again, Miss Monks,

How are we all doing on this lovely sunny Monday? Hope your all enjoying the glorious weather, mind you, you need to hold on to your sun hats, it's a little breezy.

I am really loving seeing all these photographs, you are all little superstars, your writing and drawing are coming on fantastic.  If you want your photos of your children adding to this page, then maybe you could email me, it's k.monks@anthonybek.derbyshire.sch.uk, as I have taken over this job, Hehe!. 

I am really missing you all, I bet you have all grown a lot taller too.  

Please take care and stay safe, hopefully see you soon  xxxxx 

 

Oh my goodness Lola and Miles, I'm sooooo jealous, how lucky are you two  having that wonderful tent and camping in the garden, What time do you want me? lol and I'll be round with my sleeping bag.  Loving the Spiderman costume Miles.
A few photos of Ivy on her day trip to the seaside, 'give us a lick Ivy' that ice cream looks delicious, 'what is your favourite ice cream?, mine is strawberry.  It looks like you had lots of fun in the sun and I'm loving your little suit too Ivy, I cant wait to hear all about it. Just look at that smile.

Here are Miles and Lola on a bike ride, looks like Clumber park, I think!   Look at you Miles, love the new hair, such a cutie pie and you have made your name using flash cards too Wow!, well done you.  I have also got a video of Miles but it won't let me upload it, but guess what?..............Miles is an absolute superstar,  he has learnt to ride his bike without stabilizers, yippee! fantastic job.

Oh my goodness!, I think we have an artist, Lola your paintings are fantastic, maybe you could make an art gallery on your wall, fabulous job.

My oh My Isabel, what can I say, there is no stopping you, your writing and colouring is fantastic.  Look how good you are tracing round the letters and staying in the lines.Well done!  

Hi Miss Monks here again!

Hope you are all well and have enjoyed the wonderful sunshine, I must admit I am enjoying a bit of rain now though, so i hope like me, you've put your wellies on and gone and jumped in a few muddy puddles, SPLASH!, SPLASH! 

 

 

Liam has been busy playing and learning with his new tuff spot, playdough, dressing up and baking! Well done, Liam. Were those cakes as tasty as they look?
There's nothing better than a cardboard box, especially when you can make it into your very own playhouse! Wow! Well done, Rory!
Happy birthday, Poppy! Poppy had a lovely time celebrating her birthday. Here are a few pictures from her lovely day.
Pola has been busy playing at home. Have you ever played Twister before?
Wow! Esmée has been super busy with her work pack at home. Look at all the pirate-y pictures she has done!
Hi Isabel! Isabel is still enjoying her time learning and playing at home.
More fabulous home learning from Poppy. She is learning so many new skills and having amazing adventures at the same time. Well done, Poppy.
I think Rory is becoming a little explorer and learning so many new skills! He has been outside exploring, he has found an enormous box with endless possibilities and he has been planting some beans with his sister. Will they grow as tall as Jack and the Beanstalk's beans?
Some wonderful summer fun with Pola :)
Here is Jax one of our new little cuties coming into nursery soon, enjoying some great family time and just about to go swimming in his pool, nice wet-suit Jax.   Wow! does that smile melt your heart or what? Soooooo cute.

Isabel soooooo loves dressing up.   You look beautiful Isabel.    Wow look at your picture, how clever are you.  Here are a couple more photo's of Isabel.

Here's Poppy again sharing more of her amazing learning experiences. She has been baking, mark making, writing, making shakers, planting, building, playing cards and recognising numbers. Well done, Poppy!
Wow! Georgina from Nursery and Oliver from Reception sent a letter to our Prime Minister - Boris Johnson. They received a letter back from him! Well done, Georgina and Oliver!
Rory has been so busy learning and developing new skills. Here he is mark making and writing his name, fantastic marks, Rory! Also, he has been developing his gross motor skills by jumping on his very own hopscotch and learning his numbers at the same time! Rory has also been developing his fine motor skills and strengthening the muscles in his hands by doing the brilliant activity of picking pasta up with pegs! Wonderful, Rory! Well done!

Hi everyone Miss Monks here,

 

Hope everyone is well and staying safe.  I am really missing you all very much so it has been lovely to see all your photographs of all the hard work and new skills you have been learning.  You have all been busy, busy, busy.  I think you will all have to teach me how to do them, especially the baking or even sneak me a cake or two...only joking.

 

Please keep sending your photos and videos and you can even email me too:-  k.monks@anthonybek.derbyshire.sch.uk.

 

Here are a few photos that have been sent:-

Girl after my own heart, but I don't think I love horses as much as Pippa. I really do miss our little chats about Magic and what he's been up to.  How good does Pippa look?  That is one great riding position and a lovely looking pony. I am so jealous, your balance is incredible!
Isabel has been doing lots of exciting things, I really love the little house you have made for your toys.  I could just eat one of those cakes too,  they look sooooooo yummy.  Just look at that beautiful smile. 
Wow Ivy, how you have grown. It looks like you are having lots of fun and doing some fantastic writing, well done!  What a beautiful playhouse you have, maybe I could come round for tea and you could bake me some chocolate muffins like the ones you have made.  I'm loving the sneaky taste of chocolate.

Mila - Oh my goodness! you are getting so good with those scissors, look how good that triangle and circle are.  I am really loving the colours you have used for your zigzag repeating pattern.  Mrs Abbott-Lewin and Miss Leverton will be so pleased when they see your writing too.

Wow!  Izabella you have been busy, busy.  You are very good at colouring and numbers.  I can see you have taken care to stay inside the lines on your pictures and you have done fantastic counting too, fabulous job.
Awwww I do miss that beautiful smile and look how proud you look on your balance bike, Esmée. I bet you were going very fast too, so no grazed knees please.

Oh my goodness Georgie, you have been soooooo busy.  

Reading lots of new books with Mummy. 

Writing (WOW!)

Building a BBQ with Dad and following instructions.

Baking, love the smiley faces, banana cake (mmm my favourite).

Practicing the sound V and doing the work pack. 

Just look at those gorgeous curls. 

 

Kelsey has sent us even more photos of all the amazing things she has been doing. Well done, Kelsey! You are learning so many new skills. You will have lots of stories to tell!

Georgina and Oliver have been so busy with so many different activities and learning experiences. They have been playing games, exploring the outdoors, getting creative, baking, celebrating VE day and much more. They have also sent lots of amazing videos to our shared drive. Take a look at : https://anthonybekderbyshire-my.sharepoint.com/:f:/g/personal/anthonybek_anthonybek_derbyshire_sch_uk/EkReZb9HEONMn8d7crw9MDUBNUPLr1GWbMT881tbqYp2hg?e=oQGMCa 

This is Fraser and Scarlett, Mrs Abbott-Lewin's twins. They're doing their school work at home dressed as Woody and Mary Poppins! 

 

They also dressed in red, white and blue for VE Day and made some decorations for our window. Then we all ate some yummy scones. How did you celebrate?

Lola and Miles are doing some colouring today and some dressing up! Do you recognise the characters? Great job, guys!
Grayson has been developing his gross motor skills by using his bike and going out for walks. He has also been hoovering the garden! You're doing a fabulous job, Grayson! Keep it up!
Our new friend, Rory has been using his fantastic imagination through play. He has been a builder, a fireman and even a fisherman! It's lovely to see you're enjoying your play, Rory :)
It's lovely to see how many great things Ellie has been keeping busy with. Well done, Ellie :)
Nancy-Lou has been writing her numbers. Well done, Nancy-Lou!
Wow! Poppy is such a busy bee! Look at how many different activities she has been doing. She has been developing her fine and gross motor skills when mark making and playing with play dough. She has learnt new skills when baking. Poppy and her family decorated their window for VE Day. They have been out for walks and looked at the beautiful outdoors - I wonder if they found any mini beasts?! Well done, Poppy!
Here's Kelsey keeping super busy with her activities. Well done, Kelsey!
Rueben has made so much amazing progress! He has been practicing his writing so much, I can see such a difference. Well done, Rueben!
Poppy is constantly on the go and learning all the time! Here are some of the amazing things she has been doing. Well done, Poppy :)
Here is Ivy enjoying some sunshine and keeping busy with her creative activities and baking. Lots of wonderful learning happening all the time. Well done, Ivy!
Isabel has been working hard on her home pack and has been for a lovely walk with her little brother, Freddie.