Owlets 2-3 yrs
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Owlets is our first stage of Barfield School Nursery, for children aged 2-3 years. It is a bright and stimulating environment designed to encourage all the six areas of your child’s development in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The classroom contains a wide range of resources to encourage your child’s development, through exploration, investigation, questioning and play using all their senses. There is free access attached from the activity room to an enclosed garden, with an array of equipment and the children are encouraged to use the outdoor area as often as possible.
We also make weekly visits to the library and swim in the school's own indoor swimming pool once every half term in order to build up the children’s confidence for the following year in Owls when they will swim once a week. The children have weekly Music lessons with our specialist music teacher and Forest Schools and Cookery sessions once a fortnight.
Over the course of the year we cover several age-appropriate topcis including Colours, Minibeasts and Nursery Rhymes and the children are also full of their own ideas and interests that we incorporate into our planning of activities. The children benefit from the popular outing to Birdworld during the Summer term and throughout the year the children are involved in fun events across the school.
The children have regular contact with the older children in the EYFS, especally during the Summer term, to ensure a smooth transition to Owls.