Millbank Primary School

Growing Together To Be Our Best


Welcome to

Millbank Nursery Class

Autumn 2017

Nursery Times for September 2017

Morning Nursery

8.55 am to 11.25 am

Afternoon Nursery

12.25 pm to 2.55 pm

Fruit Money

If you would like your child to have a fruit snack with their milk each day, please pay £1 per week on a Monday.

(Please put your £1 in an envelope with your child’s name

clearly labelled on it)


Wellington Boots

Please can all parents send in a pair of wellingtons for your child as we like to splash in puddles on wet and rainy days. We will also be going on an Autumn walk soon and the children will need their wellies for this adventure.

Bobby and Betsi Bear

We have 2 super bears in Nursery who like to go home with all the lovely boys and girls.

Thank you to all the children who have looked after Bobby and Betsi so well.

Mrs Penfold loves to hear all about their adventures and share your experiences with all the other children in the Nursery

Areas in the Nursery classroom. We have fun as we explore, investigate and discover.

September 2017

A very big welcome to all our new Nursery children this year.

Outdoor fun

We have been collaging pictures of ourselves

We have printed our hands using paint and we have been talking about what we use our hands for

September Welsh Speakers of the week

October 2017

Owl Babies

We have been looking at the story 'Owl Babies'  

We have been retelling and sequencing the story and learning to order the owls from biggest to smallest.

We are having lots of fun experiences based around the story.

Have a look at our pictures below and why not watch the story with your child.

Ordering by size

Sequencing and retelling the story

Making owl nests and owl homes

More owl fun

Owl Babies - Picture Book Animation

Three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, wake up one night in their hole in a tree to find that their mother has gone. So they sit on a branch and wait. Darkness gathers and the owls grow anxious, wondering when their mother will return.


We have been learning our 2D shapes

Circle, Square, Triangle, Rectangle.

Look at how much fun we had!

Please help your child by reinforcing these shapes at home.

We are learning to recognise our names and write them, trying to form the letters correctly.

We have been finger painting our names

We have been learning about the signs of Autumn and all about the Harvest

Having fun learning about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

We made windmills and bows out of crisp packets

We are learning to recognise, form and write the number 1 correctly. Please have a go of this at home.

We have been making magic potions to help us learn the number 1

We brush our teeth in school every day

Look at one of the songs we brush our teeth to in the Nursery. You might like to try this at home

Brush Your Teeth

It's a song about brushing your teeth. This song was written and performed by A.J. Jenkins Video by KidsTV123 Copyright 2012 A.J. Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved.

October Welsh Speakers of the Week

November 2017

We are continuing our number 1 work.

We use scarves to help us in our Digit Dance to learn number formation.

We are learning to recognise and form the letter m correctly

We have been learning 2D shapes and we have created lovely shape pictures.

We have had lots of fun with our new Bubble Machine

We have been continuing our work on patterns and we have been sequencing with crisp packets.

This week was anti bullying week. We have been talking about how to be kind to each other and how to be a super friend.

We have been continuing our work on the letter 'm'.

Sewing our Christmas stockings

Making our cheeky monkey calanders

Thank you to everyone who supported the Children in Need Day by making super recycling costumes and dressing up. Thank you to everyone who sent in cakes and for your kind donations.

We have been naming and labelling parts of the body.

We have been learning to recognise and count out 2 objects and we have been learning how to form the number 2 correctly.

We have been learning how to hold our scissors correctly and we have been cutting straight lines.

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With the help of Fflic and Fflac our welsh speaking puppets, we have been learning to speak in welsh and asking the question Pwy wyt ti? and answering with our name and ydw i.


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December 2017

December has been a very busy and exciting time in the Nursery.

We have been learning to recognise and form the letter 'a' Printing with a a a apples.

Making Christmas cards.

Making cheeky monkey calendars

We did some sewing on our Christmas stockings

Making snowmen to eat. Mmmmm DELICIOUS

We made Snowmen hats for our Christmas Party

This year the Nursery and Reception class performed our Christmas concert 'Our First Nativity'

Morning Nursery and Reception-- Our First Nativity Play

Reception and Afternoon Nursery--- Our First Nativity

We had a super visit to Cefn Mably Farm Park.

Guess who we saw there?

We sang a song from our concert for Santa.

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We had fun at our Christmas party. we ate party food, played games and danced.

The Nursery staff would like to wish you all an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We would like to say a big thank you for the lovely gifts and cards.

January 2018

Welcome back to all our lovely boys and girls and a super new welcome to our new starters.

Our theme this term is - 

Our Wonderful World of Colour.

We are also learning the colours in welsh.


Coch       Melyn     Glas    Gwyrdd    Oren     Porffor    Pinc           Du    

We have been learning the letter sound 's' and how to form it correctly.

Our number this week is '3'

We have been learning the 'd' sound and how to form it correctly.

Round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet.

We have been reading the story 'Elmer' by David McKee, investigating colour and designing our own elephants, creating patterns and much much more.

Take a look at the Elmer story below.

Anytime Tales - Elmer

Elmer the patchwork elephant seems to feel very different from the other elephants in his herd, so he decides to fit in, but little does he know, being different makes him special. Recorded from the NSPCC Children's Favourites Volume 2 VHS. Elmer is the property of David McKee.

Revising the formation of the letter 'd'

February 2018

Colour Mixing

We have been learning that mixing 2 primary colours can make a new colour. 

We have been looking at Daffodils and painting Daffodils ready for our St. David's Day Celebeations.

We made a Valentine gift for someone special.

Chinese New Year Activities

Half Term Home/School Task

We have been learning to recognise and form the 't' sound.

March 2018

Painting the letter 't' with tea.

We have been learning to recognise and form the number 4.

World Book Day

The Nursery children have been very busy making cards and gifts for Mother's Day.

We hope you enjoy your super surprises.

We have been learning ti recognise and form the 'i' sound. Look at our i i i i insects.

5 little ducks went swimming one day.

St. David's Day was celebrated a little late this year as our special day was interrupted by snow.


We completed a home/school task.

We had a writing and an art competition.

We have been learning and performing Welsh songs.

Wew dressed in our Welsh costumes.

Our Eisteddfod competition winners.

Easter Time is here again.

Let's Celebrate

Learning about the Easter story

Making Easter cards

Easter Bonnet Parade

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Easter Bonnet Parade

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Easter Bonnet Competition Winners

We would like to wish all the Nursery children and their family a very Happy Easter.

April 2018

We have been learning to recognise and form the letter 'n' n for Nemo in a net

We have been developing our scissor skills

Our theme this term is

'The Secret Garden'

We have been looking at the books about

Percy the Park Keeper

We have painted pictures for our new role play area.

We love to play in Percy's Hut

May 2018

We are enjoying the stories about Percy the Park Keeper

We are doing so well writing our names

Outdoor P.E.

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We have so much fun learning numbers.


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This week we are learning all about planting and how things grow. We are also learning to name parts of a flower. 

We have watched 'Come Outside' all about planting.

We have been reading the book `In Wibbbly's Garden` and we have been watching the video.