Welcome to 2 Year Provision
This half term, our topic we will be focusing on is 'A Colourful World'. We will be exploring all things colour and taking part in a variety of activities linked with the colours of the rainbow. Our topic books we will be learning are 'Rainbow Fish' and 'Elmer'. In order to find out more about colour in the world we will be going on colour walks around the environment, colour hunts, mixing paint and many more!
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!
Aliens and Astronaut Day! (Article 31)
On Monday 26th March, we celebrated Alien and Astronaut Day! It was lovely to see some of the children dressed up and we enjoyed dancing and learning a little bit about aliens and astronauts!
Easter Workshop (Article 30)
Thank you to all who attended our Easter workshop! We had lots of fun taking part in an Easter egg hunt outside, making our own Easter baskets and mark making our own eggs for our competition in 2 Year!
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!
Baking! (Article 29)
We have been enjoying doing lots of cooking in the setting recently and we have been making a variety of sweet treats! We have been learning the names of different ingredients we are using and also how we measure out the ingredients also. We enjoyed mixing the ingredients together and then we spooned them into cases and put them into the oven to cook! This week we have made cakes to sell at our Fair trade fayre!
Carnival Day! (Article 30)
On Tuesday 27th February we celebrated Carnival Day! All of Early Years joined together and watched a video explaining all about carnivals and what happens throughout them! After the video we took part in a wide range of activities such as making colourful bracelets and necklaces, making our own masks and headpieces and making our own musical instruments! Once we had completed these we went up to the school hall and took part in our very own carnival, dancing to music and playing our own instruments we made! We had a lot of fun!
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.
Mothers Day Workshop (Article 18)
Thank you to all parents and carers who attended our Mothers Day Workshop! It was lovely to see so many of you! We had lots of fun making bracelets and necklaces, hanging hearts, bookmarks and flower pictures. There was so much to do and we all shared the resources beautifully.
Exploring our Great Outdoors! (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!
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 16th April - All children to return to school
Thursday 19th April - Litter Picking
AM Session - 9:00am
PM Session - 1:10pm
ALL parents are welcome to come and join us!
W.C Monday 23rd April - Commonwealth week
Monday 23rd April - Trip to Hall Hill Farm
Monday 7th May - MAY DAY!
W/C 21st May - Reading with adults week!
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.