Welcome to 2 Year Stay and Play
Hi welcome to 2 Year Stay and Play!
Our topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Celebrations and Festivals’. We will be learning about different celebrations and festivals from around the world and bringing some of these into the setting with us! Our new topic story is 'Stick Man', we are excited to find out what adventures Stick Man experiences throughout the story!
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 Lyndsey. 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!
Friendship week (RR Article 31)
This week we have celebrated 'Friendship Week'. We really value our friendships and celebrate the fact all of the children respect and care for one another. We have had Year two join us to read us some stories, have snack with us and we all drew a picture of each other too!
Our Trip to Catchgate Park ( RR Article 28)
This week we visited Catchgate Park, we were all very excited to go there and some of the children were able to share their own experiences of going to the park with their own families and friends. We all had a lovely time playing on the different resources in their such as the slide, jeep, pedal station and swings.
Forest School Fire Safety Day! (RR Article 31)
Early Years all joined together to take part in our half termly forest school day! This session was focused on fire and fire safety. After we were all ready we watched a video clip all about how to be safe around fire and the do's and dont's. We all split into smaller groups and took part in each activity. There was lots to do like preparing food to cook on the bonfire, making sparks with the sparkle sticks, making a bonfire, and a variety of firework art! We all had a lovely time and enjoyed having some snack we cooked too!
Our visit to Catchgate Allotments (RR Article 28)
This week we went on a visit to the allotments! Before we went, we talked about how we can stay safe on our short journey and also what sights, sounds and smells we might experience. The children were very excited and once they were all suited and booted, away we went! While we were there we met a variety of animals from dogs to horses and chickens and used lots of language to talk all about our experiences.
Physical Education! (RR Article 29)
This week in P.E we have been focusing on balancing on one leg, our co-ordination and listening. We all joined in really well and took part beautifully.
Reading with Adults week (RR Article 28)
This week is Reading with Adults week and we invited parents into the session to look through and read some books with their children. It was lovely to see the children sharing stories with their parents and the children really enjoyed this activity.
Bonfire and Firework week (RR Article 28)
This week we have been celebrating Bonfire and firework week, which links in with our topic festivals and celebrations. We have taken part in a variety of activities linked with this theme and had a lot of fun whilst taking part.
100 years of Remembrance (RR Article 28)
On Sunday 11th November it will be 100 years since world war 1! To mark this event, we talked a little about this and made our own poppies.
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.
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!
Wet and Windy Weather! (Article 31)
The weather is beginning to change and we have recently been experiencing a lot more wet and windy weather! We don't let this dampen our spirits and make the most of this opportunity to play in it and explore! Before going out we all talked about what we needed to wear outside to keep us dry and warm, and then the next task was to try and get ourselves ready!
We all tried independently to get changed for outdoors, only needing a little bit of support! After that, it was time to head outside and go look for some puddles! After only finding some small puddles we then returned to our garden to make our own! We had a lot of fun and enjoyed playing in the water in a variety of ways!
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!
Friday 16th November—Children in Need Day
Saturday 24th November—ST Thomas Christmas Fayre
Tuesday 4th December - Christmas workshop
Thursday 13th December—2 Yr. and Nursery Christmas Nativity
11:15am AM Session
2:45pm PM Session
Monday 17th December—2 Year, Nursery Christmas Party
PM Session—1:00pm (with reception also)
Wednesday 19th December—Christmas Fayre in the school hall
Friday 21st December—Christmas tree sing a long and last day of term
Monday 7th January—Return to school
Thank you for your support
If you have any questions about 2 Year Provision please send Shelley Nicholson an email.