Welcome to the 2 Year Room
Hello, and welcome to the 2 Year room! We are part of the Early Years team and we love having the children join us before starting their school journey at this crucial age! Our main aim is to encourage the children with us to develop their learning and life skills with us mainly through their play. We feel this is the best way to help the children develop to their fullest potential, we help the children make sense of the world around them in an in-direct way. Through playing it helps children to develop verbally, socially, cognitively and emotionally to name a few. This also helps them to gain the self-confidence needed to engage in new experiences and environments throughout their lives.
If you have any questions or queries please don’t
hesitate to speak to any of the 2 Year room staff! :)
Meet the Staff
Hi, my name is Shelley and I am the 2 Year Lead, I have been working in Early Years for 12 years now and really enjoy it! In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and going out for food.
Hi, my name is Abby! I have worked at Catchgate Primary school for 4 years now and have had lots of fun so far! I enjoy long walks with my dog Bella and cooking.
Hello, I am Danielle and I have worked in a variety of rooms throughout my time at Catchgate, I enjoy going on holiday and spending time with my friends and family.
Session times are 8:30am to 11:30am.
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!
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 as we spend most of our time outdoors! Children are welcome to bring a bottle with them but we would appreciate it being water only inside.
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.
How you can help at home (RRSA 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.
Rights Respecting Schools Award
Our school has a continued commitment to helping children learn about and understand their rights. Here are the individual rights we will be exploring across the school linking to our weekly themes in the Autumn term. Please ask your children about these articles and speak with them about how they impact them at home too.
Whole School Theme
Article of the Week
Our Fragile World
Article 4 – making rights real
Keeping safe - online
Article 17 – access to information and media
Staying healthy - eating
Article 3 – best interests of the child
Educate and Celebrate
Article 2 – no discrimination
Black History Month
Article 41 – best law for children applies
Black History Month
Article 31 – rest, play, culture, arts
Article 6 – life, survival and development
Staying Healthy – wellbeing and mental health
Article 26 – social and economic help
Looking after the environment
Article 8 - identity
Article 13 – sharing thoughts freely
Keeping healthy – sport
Article 19 – protection from violence
National Tree Week
Article 5 – family guidance as children develop
Our Fragile World
Article 27 – food, clothing, a safe home
Article 14 – freedom of thought and religion
Article 29 – aims of education
2 Year Room
If you have any questions please send Shelley Nicholson an email. Thank You!