Nursery: 2 Year Olds

Welcome back to Term 6!

We hope you return back to us after having an enjoyable sunny break and having made the most of the warmer weather.  

As this hot weather is due to stay with us, we would like to stress how important it is that your child comes in with a sun hat and sun cream already applied. We can top this up if needed, but we ask you to provide this on a named bottle in your child’s bag. As always, we plan to spend time in the outdoors including regular visits to the Outdoor Classroom and the Trim Trail. If possible, please also supply waterproof outdoor clothing and wellies. We aim to make use of the Outdoor Classroom and Trim Trail on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please also ensure that your child brings in a water bottle every session.

We look forward to a fun filled final term of the academic school year!

What have we been doing at nursery last term?

We have celebrated NSPCC numbers day by wearing numbers, being mathematicians to count and copy numbers, and using lots of number games and resources all day! There will be photos shared here to follow so keep an eye out for these!

Following on from or children’s interests, we have been exploring paint in various ways, such as with our hands, feet and even our faces! Our face painting photos will also be shared here so keep a look out at us being artists!

Celebrating Spanish week was so much fun, we became linguists and used actions and vocalisations along to a familiar Spanish song which was sung by Fatima by video recording! We also joined in with some Spanish themed activities, such as decorating the Spanish flag with red and yellow materials and practiced singing along to Buenos Dias.  

Both indoors and outdoors, we have been busy at being engineers by building dens to create cosy areas inside and shaded areas outside. We have done this in many different ways such as by using materials, pegs, garden canes, cushions, and even furniture; not to mention our fine and large gross motor skills! Please take a look at our efforts of this at the bottom of this page.

We have been enjoying exploring natural materials and resources in the mud kitchen, such as flowers, coloured water and glitter to make ‘magic potions’ initiated by many children; and making pretend ice creams using our imaginations as well as ice cream scoops of mud, then adding twigs for flakes and sand for sprinkles! Keep your eyes peeled for pictures being added soon. 

What will we be doing at nursery this term? 

In Term 6, we will be focusing on children’s transition to the Sunflower Room for those children who are moving up in September, as well as developing on our independence skills, such as toileting and dressing. We are continuing to make friends and settle our younger children who will be staying on with us. We plan to continue spending plenty of time in all of our outdoor areas whilst building confidence and learning how to play safely and kindly with friends. Please see dates for the diary below for more upcoming events.

Spare clothes

Please don’t forget to bring a bag of spare clothes for your child. Children at this age are always get wet and dirty through water play and messy play. Your child will really appreciate having their own clothes to change into. If your child has come home in any of our spare clothes then please send these back to us as soon as possible, or if you have any donations of spare clothes, these are always greatly received.

Interactive Learning Diary

Are you signed up to see your child’s learning diary? If you need any help accessing your account, then please let us know. If you are new to us, you will receive details of how to log on to see your child’s learning diary by your child’s key person. You are also able to upload pictures and information about things you do at home, which we always love to see!

Lunches

For the families that attend a 12pm session, whilst we understand that your children will become hungry before nursery, we would like to encourage you to give them a mid-morning snack so that when they arrive at nursery, they are ready to sit down with their friends for lunch.

Polite reminder about packed lunches. Please ensure that lunches are healthy, balanced and varied. Please remember that NUTS are NOT ALLOWED, and grapes need to be cut in half. No chocolate please (chocolate on biscuits is ok) 

We discourage any sugary drinks, No FIZZY (flavoured water is fine). We also provide milk and water during the session.

Please see the following link for some healthier lunch box recipes and inspiration, or speak to a member of staff if you would like some advice.

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes#lunchbox-recipes

The adults in our room are:

Katherine Silverthorne – Room Leader

Gemma Warren – Early Years Practitioner

Emma Hassell – Early Years Practitioner

Dates for your diary:

28.06.21 – Sponsored walk (Morning and afternoon session) your child will bring home a form for you to donate to raise money for our school’s play equipment.
w/c 21.06.21 – Sports Day (More info will be sent home shortly)

Makaton

Gemma has kindly made this Makaton video for our parents! We use Makaton in our Nursery to help with communication and understanding.  Why not watch and have a try!

North Bristol Early Years Speech & Language Therapy Team Telephone drop-in:

Call 0300 124 5832 to chat to one of the Speech & Language Therapists for advice and find out about available support (Term-time only) – Thursday 9.45am – 12.15pm

Well-being webinar:

Look at what we have been doing!!

Fancy Dress Day

2 Year Old Nursery

Two Year Old Places

We are now offering a limited number of paid places for our Two Year Old Nursery room. You can choose a mixture of mornings and afternoons but there must be a minimum of 3 sessions per week.  £20.00 per 3 hour session (9am-12pm, or 12pm-3pm), £40.00 for the whole day (9am-3pm).​ Please see Stuart Huggett in the Two Year Old Nursery if you are interested or wish to reserve a place for when your child turns two.

Some 2-year-olds in England can get free early education and childcare.

You must be getting one of the following:

  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • support through part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act
  • tax credits and have an annual income under £16,190 before tax
  • the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • the Working Tax Credit 4-week run on (the payment you get when you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)
  • Universal Credit

Children are also entitled to a place if:

  • they’re looked after by a local council
  • they have a current statement of special education needs (SEN) or an education health and care plan
  • they get Disability Living Allowance
  • they’ve left care under a special guardianship order, child arrangements order or adoption order