Welcome to 2 Year Stay and Play
Hi welcome to 2 Year Stay and Play!
Our topic for Spring 1 is 'Wonderful Weather'. We are looking forward to exploring the great outdoors and the weather we may experience! Our new topic books for this half term are 'The Gruffalo' and 'The Gruffalo's child', the children are enjoying listening to these stories and are showing a real familiarity of these by repeating some of the words or phrases from the stories back to us.
If you have any questions and queries please don’t
hesitate to speak to any of the 2 Year Staff!
The Room Lead in 2 Year Provision is Shelley Nicholson and the Early Years Practitioners are Kirsty Rodham and Rebecca Lindsay. Shelley, Rebecca and Kirsty will be in the setting on a morning and then Shelley and Rebecca will be in 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!
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.
2 Year Stay and Play (RR Article 31)
We have started the new year with the children showing lots of interest in the new layout and area's of the room. Some of the children have enjoyed playing in the Gruffalo reading area, looking through the books and using their imaginations throughout their play with the character masks and the costumes. Here are a few photos of our first couple of weeks back in 2 Year Stay and Play setting.
Reading with Adults (RR Article 18)
This week is Reading with Adults week and on Tuesday we invited the parents into the setting to share some books the children enjoy at home or some stories we have in the setting. We had a lovely turnout of parents and carers attending and it was great to see the children listening to stories being read and commenting on what pictures they see in the stories also.
Maths in 2 Year Stay and Play setting (RR Article 28)
This week we have been exploring numbers a little further by focusing on creating symbols and marks to represent numbers, counting in sequence and looking at the difference between quantities of objects! We have been so busy and are doing an excellent job with these challenges!
Making marks Outdoors (RR Article 31)
Today we have had some awful weather with rain, sleet and wind. We decided to go outside and brighten it up by making marks in fluorescent colours! We all used a variety of paintbrushes and resources to make different marks on a large scale. Some of us used circular motions, some of us used horizontal and vertical movements to make these marks! It was a lot of fun but we came in a little while later as it was getting cold!
Physical Education! (RR Article 29)
This week in P.E we have been kicking large balls, running on whole foot and climbing confidently.
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!
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.
Dates for the Diary!
Monday 28th January - Story telling week
Thursday 31st - Winter Forest School Day
Friday 1st February - Shape and number Day
Thursday 7th February - Chinese New Year Day
Tuesday 12th February— 2 Year Valentines workshop
Friday 15th February - Harry Potter Dress up day and
last day of term
Monday 25th February—Children return to setting.
Thank you for your support
If you have any questions about 2 Year Provision please send Shelley Nicholson an email.