Welcome to 2 Year Stay and Play
Hi welcome back to 2 Year Stay and Play! Our new topic this half term is 'At the Beach'. We will be using this theme to help develop our language skills, explore numbers and reciting them in sequence, use our imagination indoors and outdoors with our beach small world amongst lots of other activities. We will be bringing the beach to us in the Early Years setting too, on Wednesday 18th July!
Our new topic book is called 'Shark in the Park' We will be reading this to find out if there is a real shark in the park or whether it is all Timothy Pope's imagination! We cant wait to get started!!
The Room Lead in 2 Year Provision is Shelley Nicholson and the Early Years Practitioners are Kirsty Rodham and Danielle Hocking. Danielle and Shelley are in the setting on a morning and Kirsty and Shelley are in the setting on an afternoon!
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!
Sports Day! (Article 29)
The sun was shining for our Sports Day this week! We took part in a wide range of activities such as running, jumping, throwing and kicking which we have been practising a lot recently! We all tried really hard and did a fabulous job! We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and carers who attended and of course, those who joined in with the parent race at the end! We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
2 Year Picnic! (Article 28)
On Friday, we were kindly given some food from Mrs Shaw so we decided to have our very own picnic. Some of the children helped to make the sandwiches, whilst others helped us to set up the blanket and cushions on the carpet so we could have our picnic! We all tried lots of new food, which some of us liked and some of us didn't. All in all we had a lovely picnic, which ended with Shelley reading our new topic story 'Shark in the Park' to us all! Thank you Mrs Shaw!
Our Pet Snails (Article 31)
We are so excited to welcome our new pets to the setting, two African land snails! We have been learning lots about these such as what they eat, where they live and how to look after them carefully and safely. We all help with the caring of the snails and spray them with water to keep them hydrated and feed them different things such as lettuce, cucumber and egg shells! Some of us have been holding the snails and we have been talking about what the snails feel like!
Wake up Shake up and Relax Kids! (Article 28)
We have recently introduced a 'wake up' song and a 'cool down' session at the start and end of each session and the children are really responding well to this and having lots of fun taking part! The objective is to begin the session with a song to get the children excited and ready to learn and then end the session with a relaxing few minutes to let the children calm down and relax before leaving the setting!
Litter Picking! (Article 29)
Today we went litter picking! It was a beautiful and sunny day and we were all eager to go out into the school grounds and look for any litter we could find. First we had to get ready so we put on our florescent jackets and the grown ups modelled how to use the litter pickers. Once we had the rubbish bag ready we were all set! we searched high and low for rubbish and we were able to find a little bit to collect. We all tried really hard using the litter pickers, squeezing the handle tight to keep hold of the rubbish until it was in the bag! We all did a fantastic job!
Pizza Making! (Article 29)
Following on from an interest of the children talking about what food they like to eat whilst they are in role-play, we decided to make our own pizza's! We talked about the ingredients we were going to need and what the children like on their own pizza's! First we all had a go at trying each ingredient to see which ones we liked and didn't like. Then the children chose what they would like on their pizza and used a knife to chop it up smaller so it could fit on our pizza's! We talked about the shapes of the ingredients such as the pepperoni being a circle shape and what each ingredient tasted like!
We had a great time and enjoyed eating the end result!
Stay and Play sessions (Article 18)
We would like to say a big thank you to all the parents and carers who attend our stay and play sessions! It is really appreciated and we hope you have been enjoying them! Our weekly sessions on a Tuesday are the last 45 minutes of each session! Here are a few photos of our recent sessions.
Exploring our Great Outdoors in Summer 2 (Article 29)
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 (Article 18)
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.
Forest School (Article 29)
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!
Monday 2nd July - Transition week (Children visiting new class)
W/C Monday 9th July - Report sessions
W/C Monday 16th July - Non Uniform week
Wednesday 18th July - Beach Day in setting
Friday 20th July - Break up for Summer!
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.