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Welcome to Seedlings class

Our two year olds begin their school journey in Seedlings class. Seedlings classroom is equipped to meet the specific needs of our two year olds. In our classroom you will find: 

Miss Downs (Class Teacher)

Miss Bradley (Key worker)
Mrs Arnold (Key worker)

Rachel Downs(1)

Miss Downs - Class Teacher


Summer term

This term our question is: What makes the world a beautiful place?

This term we are going to be learning about different the habitats in our local area including our garden, pond and woodland area. Through this topic we will be learning about the different minibeasts and animals that live there and what they need to live. We will be reading the story The lazy ladybird. We will be using Makaton actions to retell our story through talk for writing strategies. We will be creating ladybirds using tissue and materials and counting the ladybird’s spots up to 10 in Maths.

After half term we will be reading the story Billy’s bucket. We will be exploring the different places that Billy travels to in the story with his bucket. We will be using the children’s ideas to change the story through innovation. The children will make their own buckets based on their ideas and tell their own stories.

What We Do Each Day

Children have plenty of time to play each day. This gives them plenty of opportunity to explore the world around them, problem solve, make their own choices, develop social skills and much more. Our two year olds love to spend time outdoors where they can be active whilst exploring the environment. Each day, we spend time doing small group activities that help us develop important life skills such as how to get along with others, how to communicate effectively and how to become confident. We love to express ourselves through messy activities, songs, music and stories.

We change book bags on a Wednesday. 


Key Worker System

Key workers develop close relationships with children and their families to make sure needs are met and that children are able to make good progress. They help children to work towards their next steps and record their progress in their learning journey books. Key workers maintain a calm and nurturing environment for children to flourish. 


Communication and Language

Communication and Language is one of our Prime Areas of Learning in our Early Years Curriculum. We teach the three aspects of this, Speaking, Understanding and Listening and Attention throughout all of our adult directed and child initiated sessions. Communication and Language skills are important for learning across the whole curriculum so it is vital that we get this right for our children. 

If you would like to see the expectations for your child's Communication and Language skills please see the attached "Small Talk" document. 

Feel free to ask any member of the Early Years team if you have any questions. 

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