Welcome to 2 Year Provision
Our new topic in the New Year is 'Wonderful Weather'. We are going to be exploring the wintery weather outdoors and we shall be bringing it indoors too! We will be taking part in activities linking to this topic and exploring the different types of weather we may experience from snow to rain and wind!
Our new topic book is 'The Gruffalo's Child' and we cant wait to find pout more about it!
The Room Lead in 2 Year Provision is Shelley Nicholson and the Early Years Practitioners are Kirsty Rodham and Danielle Hocking. We are very excited to see everyone again and get to know our new families joining us this year!
If you have any queries or questions please don't hesitate to speak to one of us or drop Shelley an email at the address below!
2 Year Stay and Play at Christmas!
We love Christmas time and we have lots of activities for the children linked to Christmas! Take a look of some of the photos of our current provision!
Our Christmas Nativity
On Thursday 14th December, in 2 Year and Nursery, we held our nativity performance! We have been practising for a while to learn our lines and the songs and actions too! We hope you all enjoyed it just as much as we have!
Our Christmas Workshop!
Thank you to all parents and carers who attended our Christmas workshop, we hope you all had a lovely time! Here are some photos of the morning and afternoon sessions..
Decorating the Christmas tree!
We have all made a decoration to hang on the Christmas tree in the school hall! We loved the twinkling lights and were mesmerised by them!
Playing in the Snow!
We were so excited to see flutters of snow falling from the sky, as the week progressed it became heavier and heavier before turning into a snow blizzard! We couldn't wait to get outside and play in it! We had so much fun and made snowmen, snow angels and had a snowball fight! Here are a few photos from our snowy adventure!
Let's all Boogie Workshop
Our weekly workshop is now back on after half term and we have started the new term with a fun filled session! We would like to thank all parents and carers who attend the sessions hope more will continue to join the sessions week by week!
Take a look at some of the photos from the morning and afternoon sessions!
Fire Safety Day!
On Monday 6th November we celebrated fire safety day in Early Years! We took part in a variety of activities in and outdoors relating to fire safety!
We had a special visit from the Fire fighters from our local Fire Station, who came to talk to us all about being safe around fire and what we need to do if there is ever an emergency! They also brought some uniform for us to try and we were able to squirt water out of the big hose on the fire engine!
We had a fantastic day!
Celebrating Diwali Day
We had a fabulous day on Thursday 19th October celebrating Diwali in the Early Years setting. We all joined up and took part in a variety of activities linked with Diwali. Here are some pictures of the day...
Thank you to all the parents and carers who attended our Halloween workshop on Monday 30th October! It was great to see so many attend!
We took part in a variety of Halloween activities such as making ghost krispy cakes, sensory play and spooky arts and crafts! These activities have helped develop our fine motor skills from scooping the krispys out of the bowl to making our very own Halloween bats!
Take a look at some of the pictures from the day...
Exploring our Great Outdoors!
We love being outside in all weathers and have been enjoying exploring the environment around us from walks in the school grounds to taking part in activities in our very own garden! Here are some pictures of our recent adventures..
How you can help at home
There are lots of things that you can do at home to support your child at home.
Singing is such an important part of Early Years education, it supports speech, language, mathematical awareness and early reading.
We do encourage all children to use words instead of actions to make their wants and needs known. It is helpful if you continue this at home by encouraging talk and extending vocabulary for example if your child says "car" you could extend this by saying "yes, it's a big, red car".
When out shopping you could encourage your child to create their own shopping list. This list might be a lot of marks on paper but to your child it will be exactly what they say it is. Encourage your child to remember what they wanted to put on there " have we got everything on your list?"
If you would like to find out more about how you can help at home please speak to your child's key person.
We take part in weekly Forest School sessions and have been really enjoying exploring the school grounds. We have been learning about boundaries outdoors and have been taking part in different activities to encourage independence and exploration.
Dates for the Diary!
Every Tuesday - we will be hosting Stay and Play sessions for parents and carers to come in and join us
AM Session - 11:00am - 11:45am
PM Session 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Monday 11th December - Christmas workshop
AM Session 11:00am - 11:45am
PM Session 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Thursday 14th December— Christmas Nativity Performance
AM Session 11:00am
PM Session 2:30pm
Monday 18th December - Early Years Christmas Party
Come wearing your party clothes!
Wednesday 20th December - Christmas Fair
Friday 22nd December - Sing along around the Christmas tree 1:30pm
Break up for Christmas
Monday 8th December - Return to school!
We have lots of opportunities for developing physical skills both in and outdoors.
PE sessions will take place each week. These sessions will take place either in the main school hall or in our 2 Year Provision space. Every Friday, children will take part in a Fancy Footwork football session also! .
Session times are 8.45-11.45 and 12.15-3.15.
If someone different is collecting your child please inform school as soon as possible and make sure the person collecting brings their I.D and knows the correct password please!
We send weekly diaries home on Friday. These tell you what your child has been up to and what they have been learning. Please return these by Wednesday.
Notes from home are sent home regularly and are available anytime from staff.
You will have the opportunity to look at and contribute to your child's Learning Journey throughout the year and can ask to see this at anytime.
Each day your child will need to bring a named coat, bag and spare clothes. As the weather is becoming very changeable, we would really appreciate it if you could bring suitable clothes ready for any changes!
We go outside whatever the weather so children need to be changed frequently. Please ensure you send a named bag with plenty of spare clothes in, especially if your child is potty training.
If your child wears nappies or pull ups please send these AND wipes in a named bag each day.
Thank you for your support
If you have any questions about 2 Year Provision please send Shelley Nicholson an email.