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Kingfishers Class

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-time early education from the September following their 4th birthday. Parents can request to defer the date their child starts school however, we find that usually children benefit from starting together in the September term.

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.

Miss Jones

Kingfishers Class Teacher

Mrs Clark

Teaching Assistant

On This Page

On this page you will find news about our class, an overview of the work we are doing this half-term and links to online learning resources.

Your Child’s Learning Journal

Tapestry is an online journal recording all the learning and fun of children’s early years education. Staff record the children’s activities and update the information in Tapestry on a daily basis, including observations, photographs and videos .  Parents can login and see their child’s learning journal allowing them to track and celebrate their children’s progress in early years education.

Latest News From Kingfishers Class

Forest Schools

The children in Kingfisher Class braved the cold weather today for their first Forest Schools session with Orchard Barns. The children built dens, climbed trees, made mud pies and searched for bugs. The children had lots of fun, learning and exploring in the outside...

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Magic Ian

ABC Pre - school invited the children in Kingfisher Class to see 'Magic Ian'. Magic Ian was very funny and he did lots of magic tricks. The children in Kingfisher Class could not stop laughing. Thank you ABC Pre - school for inviting us, we had lots of fun. [gallery...

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Christingle in the Church

On Friday, all the children went into their 'Houses' to create Christingle oranges, with the older ones helping the younger ones put sweets and raisins on cocktail sticks and sticking red tape around the middle. After lunch, the children carried their oranges, which...

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Letters to Father Christmas

This week Kingfisher Class have been writing letters to Father Christmas. The Children were able to use their phonic knowledge,  word mats and dictionaries to help them spell words. They wrote fantastic letters, telling Father Christmas what they would like and that...

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Brightness Day

On Friday 27th November the JRSOs held a Brightness Day.  The children and staff came to school in their brightest clothes and raised money for 'Children in Need'. There were winners from each class including Miss Kluge. There were also winners of the competitions...

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Road Safety Training

The JRSO's trained the children in Woodpecker and Kingfisher Class on how to cross the road correctly. The children really enjoyed using the road and pretending to be cars and pedestrians.

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We Are Working On

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

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