Early Years Foundation Stage
On joining Kingfishers the children will work through the Early Years Foundation Stage continuing their Learning Journey already started in nursery or preschool. The children are encouraged to continue to engage in learning through play, using both the indoor and outdoor learning areas. At the same time, they will be getting used to general school life and progressing into the National Curriculum in Year 1.
We have very close links with our local nursery and preschool and these children visit the school regularly before they start.
All children are entitled to full-
Key Stage 1 – Year 1
Key Stage 1 begins in Year 1 and continues to the end of Year 2, when the children will be formally assessed along with all other children of this age nationally.
In Year 1, children begin to experience more ‘traditional’ learning, but continue to learn in the more nurturing environment, sharing staff and activities between Reception and Years 1&2. We emphasise enjoyment of learning through our Creative Curriculum and cover all areas of the National Curriculum.
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The children in Kingfishers class were very excited to find a rocket in their garden. They secured the area with tape and looked carefully at the evidence around the rocket. The children wrote about what they could see and kept an eye on the rocket for the rest of the...read more
Today the children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers class visited Christchurch Mansion. The workshops and activities were based around one of Constable's paintings, 'The Mill Stream'. The children used their imagination and creative skills to interpret the painting in...read more
The Kingfishers Class took to the stage for their class assembly. The children were confident to stand up, talk and sing to the audience. The children proudly showed their work and talked about what they had learnt. The children talked about their Maths, counting back...read more
On Friday 24th March 2017 it was the turn of Kingfishers to show their work in their class assembly. The children were confident to stand up, talk and sing to the audience. The children proudly showed their work and talked about what they had learnt. They talked about...read more
On Friday, we had a PE Enrichment day. Mr Ross came in and taught the children different skills, games, tactics and rules of American Football. Due to the snowy weather, this had to take place in the school hall, however, lots of learning happened and a lot of fun...read more
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Spring 2 – Once Upon a Time
Literacy – Little Red Riding Hood
History – Kings and Queens
RE – Easter and Surprises
Science – Seasonal Changes Spring and Summer
Computing – Programming with Scratch
Art – Nature Sculptures
DT – Moving Pictures Traditional Tales